If you go down to the woods today you may be in for a BIG surprise

Investigators were alerted to the alleged sighting by a dog walker. Credit: BPM Images

Investigators have been alerted to an alleged sighting of a Bigfoot creature in Staffordshire woodland.

Dave Youell claims he came across a half-man, half-ape type beast in Hopwas Woods, Tamworth whilst out walking his dogs.

Dave said he was alerted to the creature when both his dogs started barking loudly.

But this is not the first 'close encounter' reported in Staffordshire as previous sightings have been made in Cannock Chase Forest.

In December, Bigfoot style prints were also discovered in Lincolnshire.

Adam Bird, co-founder of British Bigfoot Research, says he has no doubt that this creature exists and is present in some of the UK’s more remote areas.

According to eye-witness reports, Bigfoot is generally described as an ape-like creature, similar to a Neanderthal and around 5ft to 8ft tall.