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The contentious clip was first released in 1967, sending shockwaves across the globe after the filmmakers claimed this shows the first-ever footage of a female Bigfoot.
Roger Patterson and Robert “Bob” Gimlin shot the video in a remote area of northern California, maintaining that the shaky clip was completely genuine for years after the event.
Footage shows a giant gorilla-like creature striding across the woods, but standing upright like a human, before turning around and glaring at the camera.
The Bigfoot or Sasquatch myth says a mysterious species of ape men, which walk on two legs, roams the US wilderness – in the same way that the mythical Yeti is said to in the Himalayas.
In the stabilised video, after a couple of moments, the beast quickly disappears from view into the thick undergrowth.
New video-editing techniques have allowed Bigfoot researchers to stabilise and digitally enhance the 50-year-old clip.
Clearer pictures of the creature show the alleged Bigfoot walking with a similar stride to a human.
The stabilised clip was posted on social media site Reddit, reigniting the debate, Dailystar.co.uk reports.
One Reddit user said the digital enhancement only proved it was fake.
He said: “I’ve never seen something look more like a man in a costume.”
Another said: “This makes this clip absolutely laughable.”
A third said: “I must have seen the original video a bunch of times already.
“Sometimes I wondered if it was real or fake. Now that I’m seeing this – it feels kinda fake.”
The original video was widely branded a fake in January 1999, when Bob Heironimus – an accomplice of filmmaker Roger Patterson – claimed he was the man inside the gorilla suit.
He said in a press release: “I’m telling the truth. I’m tired after 37 years.”
Some people were still clinging onto the possibility it is real.
One said: “It’s spooky. On an old CRT display with the original clip, that part where Bigfoot glances at you is bone-chilling.”