A seventeen year-old girl snapped a shot of a “mystery primate” bounding through a local park in Dorchester, Dorset. Terri Leigh Cox spied the creature, hunched over on all fours, from her bedroom window and managed to capture a quick image before it scampered up a tree and disappeared. Cox reported it “looked about the size of a small gorilla. It was walking like one as well, using its arms and feet”. Shaun Bessant, Terri’s boyfriend, investigated the property later, but found no trace of evidence.
Monkey World, an attraction located in Wool about ten miles away from the park reported that all of its primates were accounted for.
“The image is not clear and it is difficult to make out, so we would be unable to confirm its identity,” a representative for Monkey World said. “I can confirm that all of our rescued monkeys and apes are safe and well in the park.”
The image is grainy and unidentifiable due to the distance it was taken from. Similar ape-like creatures have been spotted in a variety of countries including the United States. The photo below is from a sighting in Pennsylvania in February and submitted to the website Ghost Theory. As with the sighting in Dorchester, the creature was too far away for exact identification.