The leader of a Bigfoot research group in North Carolina claims to have  had a dramatic close encounter with the creature during an expedition on  Friday night.

John Bruner, founder of the organization 'Bigfoot 911,' says that he and  six other investigators were in a forested area of the state's McDowell  County when the incident occurred.

According to him, the group had placed glow sticks in the woods because  they believe that the illuminated objects can garner the attention of  the cryptid.

In this instance, their suspicions appear to have been correct as Bruner  spotted one of the sticks moving in the forest and quickly turned on  his headlamp to see what was carrying the glowing object.

To his amazement, the light revealed a large, hairy, bipedal creature that one would assume was, in fact, Bigfoot!

More on Bruner's remarkable experience at the Coast to Coast AM website.