Discovery’s Daily Planet series goes in search of the elusive cryptid believed to inhabit the Florida Everglades known as the Skunk Ape.
There have been Florida bigfoot sightings and reports for decades and witnesses continue to come forward today. The Daily Planet: Flordia’s Skunk Ape episode takes us on the search for Skunk Ape with researcher Dave Shealy. He has referred to himself as the Jane Goodall of Skunk Ape and is a self-proclaimed skunk ape expert. Shealy has turned his campgrounds into what he calls the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters. He talks about his own skunk ape sighting and the evidence he believes proves the Florida bigfoot exist.
Shealy has been searching for the elusive cryptid for over two decades and is the source for one of the most debated skunk ape videos to date. Many believe the Dave Shealy skunk ape video is one of the better pieces of skunk ape evidence ever captured while skeptics continue to cast doubt on it. The crew sets out on their own hunt for the skunk ape in the Big Cypress National Preserve looking for clues of the creature’s existence. They visit the location where Shealy captured his skunk ape footage and Dave gives some insight on what to look for when out looking for the creature. Hopefully, future skunk ape sightings by Shealy or other witnesses will produce that concrete evidence mainstream science needs to once and for all prove the creature is real.