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Is Bigfoot Really in Pennsylvania?
Bigfoot is known for inhabiting remote parts of the globe, far out of the way places rarely trekked by humans. Washington State, the Himalayas, and Northern Canada are all known as hot Bigfoot areas; after all, dense forests scattered with few people are what has helped the big guy stay hidden for all of these years.
You can't find Bigfoot just anywhere. You have to look far off the beaten path to catch up with this hairy hominid. If Bigfoot were as common as most forest creatures people would have captured him, categorized him, and capitalized on him long ago. It stands to reason that a cryptid of his size could only elude us by sticking to the least-traveled of places.
So what’s Bigfoot doing in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania is one of the original Colonies, long ago settled and cleared of any large and dangerous animals. How did Bigfoot manage to stick around in a state where the Eastern Cougar has been hunted to extinction?
In fact, Bigfoot is spotted all over the east. States such as Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, and New Hampshire all claim their share of sightings. So much for hiding out in the Pacific Northwest. Bigfoot is spotted everywhere! Sure these states have their share of deep forest, but they are far more populated than those remote spaces we normally associate with Sasquatch.
It is an intriguing mystery. What is Bigfoot's secret for staying hidden for so long in the eastern states, and how often is he really seen in Pennsylvania?
This page talks about some of the most famous Bigfoot sightings from Pennsylvania, as well as speculation on how such a huge creature can remain undetected by mainstream science.
This page has also turned into a place for people who have encountered Bigfoot in PA to share their stories. As you see from the comments below this article, Bigfoot appears to be alive and well in Pennsylvania.
Bigfoot Sightings in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania consists of vast stretches of woods and state game lands, dense forests thick with evergreens, and other ancient trees. In that respect, it is conceivable that a big creature like Bigfoot would have the space and the woodlands needed to survive.
On the other hand, Pennsylvania is also teeming with hunters, some with itchy trigger fingers. How has Bigfoot remained hidden for so long in a state packed with armed men constantly tromping through the woods?
Nevertheless, alleged Bigfoot sightings in Pennsylvania abound, and there have been some intriguing cases. One of the most famous pieces of Bigfoot evidence to come out of Pennsylvania is the Jacobs Photos.
In September of 2007, a game camera in Northwest PA captured what appears to be a baby Sasquatch. While the creature appears on all fours, it has the look of a biped bending down.
Now known as the Jacobs Photos, this is one of the few examples of Bigfoot allegedly caught on a game camera. The Jacob's Photos have become well known in the Bigfoot hunter community, but the jury is still out on what the thing in the picture really is.
Another interesting case came from the other end of the state, from a town called Carbondale near the city of Scranton. In 2010 a white Bigfoot was reported wandering about by residents of the town. Carbondale is surrounded by woodlands, but the town itself is fairly urban.
Interstate 80 runs through the heart of Pennsylvania, and through some of the thickest forests. It is the setting for many of the state's sightings, but it also should be considered that most people on an interstate are traveling at a fairly high speed, and black bears are common in PA. There is certainly room for error.
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Why Is Bigfoot in Pennsylvania?
It might seem strange that a state like Pennsylvania would have a Bigfoot problem, but PA has a couple of things going for it that may make it attractive to any furry ape-man. For one thing, the Appalachian Mountains run straight through the heart of Pennsylvania.
Some Sasquatch researchers think the Appalachians may hide a strong population of Sasquatches, and it's only reasonable to think they would spread out along the fringes of the mountain range. In fact, Northeastern Pennsylvania is sometimes called the Endless Mountain region, though to residents of the Pacific Northwest they'd probably look more like the Endless Hills.
The point is, there is plenty of room for Bigfoot, especially if it doesn't require a large breeding population to thrive.
Secondly, farming is still huge in Pennsylvania, with dairy farms and cornfields occupying massive amounts of land.
How is this helpful to Bigfoot? Well, if we look back at a legendary creature called the Grassman that is said to haunt Ohio and western Pennsylvania, what we seem to have is a Sasquatch population that has learned to consume farmed crops.
And why not? It would only stand to reason that an intelligent hominid would learn to take advantage of whatever food sources were available, and that might mean swiping a little wheat or corn from time to time.
So, while the open farms and fields of rural PA might seem like a hindrance to a seven-foot ape guy who wants to stay hidden, they may actually be part of what makes it possible for Bigfoot to thrive here.
Together, the woodlands and farms of Pennsylvania appear to be great Bigfoot habitat.
How does it happen that Bigfoot could remain hidden in a state as populated and long-established as Pennsylvania? It's hard to imagine Bigfoot has somehow crept back east under the cover of darkness or hitched a ride of the back of some semi-truck. If Bigfoot is in Pennsylvania, he has to have been here the whole time. How is it that nobody knows about this?
Could Bigfoot be some kind of cave-dwelling creature that lives deep in the earth and rarely comes out? Could Bigfoot somehow be linked with UFOs, who are monitoring the creature, removing dead bodies, and making sure Bigfoot never gets captured? If so, why?
Could Bigfoot be a forest spirit, an apparition, and not a living animal at all?
Bigfoot vs Hunters in PA
Share Your Sightings of Bigfoot in Pennsylvania or another eastern state!
Bryon on April 26, 2020:
I believe and always have believed that Bigfoot comes from another dimension they take their wounded they're sick and their dad back through their own portals to where they come from. That's my belief on why there's never been any skeletons found of Bigfoot. How many bear carcasses is ever been found if you really want to get down and argue the matter. To each their own and that is my belief.
Believer 723 on February 23, 2020:
My daughter lives in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co. PA. I live in Derry where a famous bigfoot sighting occurred yrs ago. My husban ourd & I went through Derry Ridge one day heading up to Ligonier. Many have been spotted up there. The road is long and winding and we were driving very slowly because it was a beautiful day. I love drives through the woods. We rounded a bend and right next to the road a tree was broken in half about ten feet up. It was a very live tree as I could see the inside. The broken part came straight down over the road blocking us from passing through. I had a small Pontiac Sunfire then. Hubby got out of the car and steered me off road to where I could pass under it. I had a very weird feeling something was watching us and fear crept into me for no reason. Hubby got back in the car and we finished our treck up to Ligonier. I never wanted to go that way again because I felt bigfoot might actually show himself next time. My daughter has seen UFO's in Ligonier at least 6 times. Once sitting in the Giant Eagle parking lot waiting for her son to come out, she was having a smoke & one drifted over her car very slowly. Stopped and hovered for a minute then drifted slowly away, then just shot straight up & gone. She was terrified she told me. She walks along a walking path now there and heard a very low grunt by the water (Creek) that runs next to the path's beginning. It was very loud and gutteral. I said,that was a bigfoot. They are known to do that. Since that day she has seen UFO's twice.I truly believe they must travel in them. I believe they are nephilim (Fallen Angels) the bible talks about that mated with humans and animals. These ones were created to mine gold. We have caves here in Derry and I think they hide in the caves when they aren't out hunting for food. Some seem docile around humans and others are aggressive and mean. I want to see one but only from the safe place of my car far away from me. LOL.
Rick Punihaole on October 12, 2019:
I believe, Bigfoot is a very intelligent humanoid that lives in family and or groups and together they look out for each other by vocal means even imitating other animals like owls ect. I also believe that they use caves and underground and up in the trees. They are the ultimate outdoor survivalist.
Frank Harris on September 30, 2019:
Bigfoot is obviously one with his surroundings. Hunters only visit the woods, and only pay attention to their target prey. They rarely even consider looking at their surroundings from a prey point of view. Ever walk through the woods, and have your neck hair stand straight up, for no apparent reason? That's an autonomous prey reaction.
D. P. Dave Bebout on August 27, 2019:
I was a kid playing in the woods near my home maybe 12 yrs old or so? Running home one evening so not to be late for supper while still in the woods I spotted something BIG moving on my right. I came to a immediate STOP and looked to my right to see what this was? Not knowing what I was looking at - my brain couldn't register with I thought IT WAS or what it could be? It appeared to watching CARS going by and say me it stepped behind a tree and began to Peek out at me moving / swaying from side to side peeking out on each side of the tree at me. I watched it for a few minutes and just could NOT tell myself what it was? Big and a bit Redish in color with some sun shining on its fur? All of a sudden I just had to RUN out of the woods never saying a WORD of what I saw until just ten years ago or so - now I am 73 + still not sure What I Saw?
Parker on May 04, 2019:
As long as I have been on this planet I have observed that humans overrate themselves when it comes to intelligence. We most often berate the intelligence of what we call animals and some just plain view animals as dumb animals. Bigfoot is not just an animal. They are hominids. Human and beast. Obviously they are intelligent and use this to protect what they have......family and their safe solitude. If the roles were reversed and we were the ones being hunted and encroached upon, to what lengths would you go to stay out of sight from harm and keep your family safe. The will to live is perhaps the strongest and most powerful drive of any animal or human "kind".
IF-X on April 21, 2019:
Simply put the susquatch are masters of their environment. They are far more intelligent than we are when it comes to remaining elusive and undetected in that environment. I grew up in the rural woods in Ohio and was a huge Sasquatch critic. I laughed when I heard of sightings or viewed the many blurring pics. I retired after 23 years of active duty military in the special forces. I currently live in Virginia and work for the federal government in the intelligence community. I have a TS clearance which I’ve maintained the majority of my military career. Do I believe in Bigfoot? No, because I’ve never seen one for myself. Do the I believe in the possibility of a bipedal hominid? One that could remain undetected in the vast wildernesses around the world? Why not when there were 6 other bipedal hominid species that once inhabited the earth “at the same time” and “along side us”. We’re here isn’t possible at least 1 of the 6 are too? I excepted this train of thought after a few experiences I’ve personally witnessed which I cannot explain.
Joe on April 08, 2019:
He's just an old Indian myth....lol! I lived in the wood for 15 years and hiked every day from early A.M and did not return til after dark without a flashlight.....and nothing but deer and black bear. Once you get this Bigfoot nonsense in your head then every sound or shadow is a bigfoot. I used to walk up on animals in the pitch black darkness in the middle of the woods and they would snort at me and run off from just a few feet away. The only thing I feared in the woods at night was other people. I had no light so they never saw me but they had flashlights and big mouth so I saw them and would just lay down until they passed. Sometimes they would say things like "did you hear that" and it was just me scurrying to hide. They must have thought I was a bigfoot. So funny.
a.believer on March 22, 2019:
I live in sw pa, about 15-20 min outside Pittsburgh. Where I live there are woods around my house, and live on top of a hill in a small housing plan. I will say the woods are not extremely dense, with one cluster of woods behind my house backing to a community park with ball fields, etc, but have had some strange experiences and a possible sighting. It was probably about 1-2 years ago now, (time flys!) and my family and I had heard loud bangs at the early hours of the morning, against the side of our house. A few of these bangs actually rattled the house, but all seemed to occur on the left side of the house, up near the roof. We have vinyl siding on the top portion of our home, the bottom being brick. My bedroom is at the front of the house on that side and the wall on which my headboard sits is the wall on which these bangs occurred. These all occurred somewhere around 3 in the morning, and were so loud as if something extremely heavy (large brick or stone, or baseball hit with a bat) was just being thrown with force at the top of our home up near the eave of the roof. One particular night I heard this, as I was laying awake on my phone, as I am now, and something compelled me to get out of bed and look out my window. I looked out the side of my blinds and saw a dark large figure in the middle of our street, probably about 2-3 houses down, illuminated by the street lights. I was shocked at what I was seeing, and didn’t want to call out to anyone in the case this thing may hear me yell from where I was at my window. I bolted out of my room and down the stairs, told my mother to come to the formal living room which is below my bedroom, but when I got to the window the figure was gone. I can say it was very large and scared me, even being in my home. To this day I feel it was a Sasquatch, but I wish someone else would have seen it to conclude, or that I would have had my phone in hand to take a photo, as I threw it down on my bed when I got up to take a look out my window.
green herb on December 31, 2018:
The elusive master is quite real in our physical world and spiritual realm. I can go in the forest or just about anywhere in Carbon, Monroe and probably anywhere, in the northeast, and find its picture, and no not a photo, but obscurely engraved or obscurely carved totem stones from the Original Peoples, of the land, and you dont have to try to see the images like some,people say if you look hard enough a picture can be seen even in a turd. Well guess what you can see it without intent. The indians and the big foot have a relationship as old as time itself
Beth Hassel on October 30, 2018:
Bigfoot knows you're there when you enter the forest and therefore can easily avoid you presence
stephen b on October 28, 2018:
my wife and I were down at the river below sunny slops above kennerdale and there were large rocks or boulders being thrown into the river . by the sound of them and the splash they were to large and far into the river for someone normal to be throwing them (20 of them and they were landing in the middle of the river out from us. I yelled a couple of things about the stones and it stopped for a little while and then another down below where we were . it struck us kind of weird as there was no one anywhere behind us and across the river there is nothing but steep forest terrain. this were not just stones they were large boulders that really made a kerplop with a large splash . by the distance and size of these rocks we were dumbfounded.
N8 on October 17, 2018:
We were on a trip back from pittsburg and I saw a large figure squatting over a drain pipe near a little shack with a chicken coop. It was maybe 4 ft tall when squatting. It was big. I saw another one the same night about half an hour later in the little lawn of a little house by a little tree. It was about 6 and a half feet tall and was thick and hairy. It looked like shaqilo oneil with an absurdly thick body and hair.
Raw265 on October 16, 2018:
in December 26th of 2017 I heard this incredible Roar in the woods and the deer were running around blowing like crazya month later around the second week of January I heard another Roar that was so loud it vibrated my windows in my house and I heard a deer blowing again February 7th of 2018 I was coming home from a doctor's appointment 5 minutes from my house in Armstrong County Pennsylvania and I saw two Bigfoot standing on a powerline one was a male because he wasn't wearing no underwear and the other one look like a female this was at noon in broad daylight with 1 inch of snow on the ground and the dang thing was about 9 foot tall about 750 pounds and the other one was a lot smaller so I know they exist because I've been hunting for 34 years and this is the first time I've ever seen them and this location again was Armstrong County on Lower mateer Road about 200 yards off the Westmoreland County border
James Howard on October 12, 2018:
in 1986 the game warden for potter county made plaster casts of tracks that were on game lands 59 the mountains in that area have always had and continue to have "oddities"
Josie walthour on September 11, 2018:
He's real,seen him heard him run my car jumped from ground was no bear, l think we need to leave him alone he's not bothering anyone leave him alone
Dustin on September 03, 2018:
As an avid hunter I've spent loads of time hunting and fishing in some of the densest of woods and mountains in Sullivan county Pa. The territory is very mountainous thick and tough hiking. I've found countless caves and rock outcroppings that could constitute structure or shelter. Furthermore as a hunter I know a deer will hold in thick cover as close as 10 yards away and let a human pass right by. I have also have yet to stumble across a carcass of a black bear that has died naturally which is one of the biggest arguments i hear. Why has no one found one dead. We as humans tend to take the easiest path when walking in the woods. Animals don't evade capture by doing the same
wilde313 on August 27, 2018:
i got some these things near my house , starting 3-5 years ago i think it was , just got creepier and creepier until i saw last year , seems they ( or at least one ) come in around june'ish , summer when foliage is at its FULL growth as this area IS NOT far in the woods , it is next to trailer park AND 5 little league fields and a playground.but they creeping 20-25 feet from main road . they/it leaves every year past 3-5 years sept or oct , depending on the growth they need to get close in to houses . when foliage is at its peak i dont think people realize just HOW CLOSE they really are .
Steven Yenser on August 18, 2018:
Pennsylvania has most continuous woodland in 48 states ,smelled some pungent stench one day around the house on fox run 17960 very rugged terrain for pa.cliffs swamp creek, was raised in the woods avid whitewater guide 18 years hunter 35 years was no skunk fox plus mountain lions spotted in neighborhood past years eagles bears good luck searching was looking on intenet about sasquatch that week of the unknown odor ,strange
Bilhol on August 16, 2018:
I think Bigfoot follows the AT (Appalachian Trail) its 1300 miles long & goes through 13 states, from Maine To Georgia. My sighting was in Jersey just off the trail near Bear Swamp.
Squatchifile on August 14, 2018:
It's a theory that their fur/hair is dichromatic thus rendering them capable to self camouflage by re
flecting the exact coloration of their surroundings. There are a lot of bear in PA alot but even living in an area adjacent to some vast tracts of Allegheny National Forest I don't see them alot. Give the creature some intelligence and the ability to self camouflage and the odds of being commonly observed decrease 10 fold but that's just my hypothesis.
MtnMedic22 on August 14, 2018:
I have spent many years in the wilds of Pennsylvania. After retiring I moved to the Potter County region out side of Germainia. I owned horses and spent many hours, days and nights riding my horses. I heard many strange and spooky things, many that had my horse spooked. Heard the sound of a guttural growl (mountain loin) type of sound, but never saw a thing.
When in the Military I was taught the proper way of trying to look at something that is not clearly visable.
Do not look directly at the object or location. Plus other methods not time to go into.
I can not say that BIG FOOT is real or not. Just as I can not see GOD, but I do know that he is there. So, if you or anyone believes BIG FOOT is real, so be it. At least for you folks that do believe.
Case in point, Some where in the northern region of Pennsylvania west of Mansfield, Pa. In the early part of American history a grave or graves were unearthed. The bones were to have been 8 or 9 feet. I was told somewhere in the Pennyslvania State Mueseum. The bones "MAY" be stored in an non public area. I never was able to confirm that. But, yes Giants have been on earth for thousands of years. BIBLE, Gen. 6:4 speaks of giants walking with man, mating with humans and becoming mighty. Ok, my wording is not of the BIBLICAL form. Look that up, those that may own a BIBLE. I say again, I do not know what all lives on this earth with us. I do not mind if they are there. Maybe, some day we will know, maybe NOT.
For me I hope they do live, and left alone as they attempt to leave us alone. Big foot will be one of the hundreds of question I will ask GOD when I meet HIM.
Just my opinion. Thank you
Vicki on August 01, 2018:
would love any more info on what areas in PA Big Foot has been seen.
Garbanzo on July 28, 2018:
I've been having experiences in Michaux State Forest going back to at least 2003. The first time I ever saw something was while pulled over to relieve myself. Saw a big shape just inside the woodline and felt the sudden need to leave the area quickly, like I was being told to leave. My friend noticed my change in demeanor and confirmed the same weird feeling. Another time I was camped near a spring and heard multiple gutteral primate-like
noises of different voices coming from the spring after midnight. My ex girlfriend also heard them. Another was last year and was also witnessed by someone who parked at the trail head on the other side of the road from where I was parked to get firewood. He and I began to talk and we started hearing multiple somethings running through the laurel around us. It sounded like 3 of them and they were moving low and fast. I had bern experiencing this prior to him pulling up, in addition to catching a quick glimpse of something that would be about 4 to 5 feet tall crouched over and running on it's bent hind legs like an ape almost. Dark brown fur. I had been running my chainsaw for an hour, so it wasn't a normal forest creature. Acorns were being thrown from the bushes about 20 yards away that they were hiding behind. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't creeped out. I thought as long as I had my chainsaw close at hand I'd be ok. After the other guy showed up and started to experience it as well, he asked if I believed in Bigfoot and proceeded to tell me about an experience he previously had during a prior archery season when he thought he saw a bear until it stood up and ran up the ridge in no time with ease. He said it was about 8 feet tall with long shaggy brown fur. Last archery season I was following a trail one morning, just after dawn and heard something very heavy and bipedal get up and walk into the thicker laurel off of the trail. It was about 15 feet away when it got up and starting walking away. I couldn't see it and thought better of pursuing it since I only had my crossbow. A friend of mine used to live off of Rt. 233 and would hear screams from the woods behind his cabin late at night. Another friend lived near Caledonia State Park and heard the same kind of screams at night on the ridge above his cabin. There have been a lot of times that all of the animals would go quiet for no reason and then you'd feel like you were being watched. I've seen buzzards move in after that would happen. Almost like they're following a moving stench.
Carla J Swick from NW PA on July 18, 2018:
I lived in the Cooperstown area about 15 minutes outside of Franklin, PA - my husband at the time showed me a photo a friend had taken on an instant camera of a huge track in the mud near a place called the "S" bend. There wasn't much else to support it, but it was certainly interesting.
Schultzz on June 18, 2018:
Bigfoot is an animal from another planet brought here by aliens who have a treaty with the prominent nations of our planet including the USA. It sounds incredible but governments all over the world tell lies not just our government. Scientists will agree to just about any agreement to receive advanced technology from Alien civilizations. What is so ego-centric among humans is to deny God's Glory (mostly through fear), of limiting the possibility of other intelligent life forms. So continue on in your dream world denying reality, (reinforced through government secrecy strategies), but when you begin to have more difficulty living that lie realize that it's quite difficult to see the truth when your head is buried in the sand.
steven j on April 30, 2018:
He is in his element when you are out in the woods. He's an animal and may have the ability to confuse people so they can't find him. tigers and other animals use ultra sounds to confuse prey and bigfoot being a great ape and more evolved mentally than tigers and the rest may be able to use sound in unimaginable ways.
CJ on March 11, 2018:
Man I live in NW PA and that red eyed avatar I have seen before hovering 5 or 6 feet off the ground at night. It's like they were luminating itself. I thought maybe an owl but I would have seen it more than once in my 30 plus years. These things were blood red and huge. They were curved too. It was when I lived in a farm house.
Robert on February 21, 2018:
I live in Gibsonia, PA in northern Allegheny county. My house borders a gas-line cut which goes back up over a very steep hill and the entire area is wooded and goes back for miles with no houses. It is actually quite remote. All through the woods near my house are stick/tree structures and trees that have been snapped 5-6' up. I have seen these done with the leaves still on the trees and nothing near the would have broken them. Last winter my 35 year old son and I saw large footprints from the woods across my yard with about a 5' distance between them, definitely a bi-ped.
The structures begin about 75 yards from the house in the woods on my property and I checked on a very tall one that has been there several years and it had been taken down and replaced by another one.
Jody Dugan on February 16, 2018:
Have you heard of the Nephilim theory? That Bigfoot is today's version of the biblical giants, or their descendants.
Duane on January 19, 2018:
I live in central pa and do know for a fact that they are here. I have had several encounters when I was a young boy where at first they were coming to my bedroom window at night which scared me enough that I would not sleep in that room and insisted that I slept with my grandma who had the room next to me. One night I was woke up by something tugging at my foot and what I seen was a very long arm reaching through my grams window, it was covered in hair and pulled it's arm out instantly when I screamed for my grandmother . While it was pulling it's arm back it knocked perfume bottles off the top of her dresser , she did not see the arm and when I described it being hairy and reaching my foot, which was about 6 ft from the window, she said it must have been a burglar wearing a fur coat. Needless to say she purchased a semi-automatic rifle the same week and had her son whom lived next door install a dusk to dawn light on that side of the house. I was about 6 years old when this encounter happened. They are here in Clearfield county, I know, I've seen them!
Cutler on January 06, 2018:
In the late sixties my family owned a homestead on the Delaware river in Dingmans Ferry, we were on the river, in very dense woods. I remember walking on a dirt road and seeing something rocking back and fourth behind a walnut tree about ninety feet away. Not ever having heard about a Bigfoot, I thought what would a gorilla be doing in the woods? My dog stopped, and stood in front of me not allowing me to move forward. I realized it was time to turn and get the heck out of there. Years later, after Bigfoot became well known my mom and I started to compare things that happened in the woods and on the river over the years. People can laugh, but growing up in those woods I knew them inside out, and knew and saw every known animal in PA..... and I know what I DIDN’T see that day...and no one will ever convince me otherwise.
steven johns neo-bigfoot hunter on December 15, 2017:
woods ninja on a scale man couldn't imagine
Natalie M. on December 14, 2017:
Just imagine, a creature with a human brain and animal senses. You would never be able to find that creature. And "that creature" I think we know as Bigfoot.
trapper dean on December 11, 2017:
why is it that researchers continually push that squatches are nocturnal but yet the holy grail ( the patterson footage) is during the day?
Ed Dudkewitz "Delmarva Sasquatch Research" on October 31, 2017:
Your unknown species, better known as Sasquatch can hide anyplace. In the wetlands of Delaware there are many of them. Hiding in dark areas and in the shadows along the woods line, up in trees, If it looks like green moss on rocks and trees, look again. You can't see them with your naked eye, but a good camera with lots of zoom and a steady hand can find them. DSR
d Groff on October 30, 2017:
People see them, but can't won't shoot, human looking
RickyBoBBie on October 12, 2017:
There is a bike trail that runs between Drake Well Park and Petroleum Center. Me, my younger brother, and friend had an unexplained experience when we were young. We were riding bikes on the trail and stopped at a natural spring to get a drink about the halfway mark. We then hear this awful scream/growling way off in the distance. It was like nothing we had ever heard before or since. This thing must have been moving quickly because the sound got closer and closer to where we were stopped very fast. We stood there staring at one another wondering what this could be when all of a sudden it roars right above us on a steep hill. Needless to say we got out of there as fast as we could. There have been many stories growing up about a mysterious Miller Farm monster being in that area. Could it have been Bigfoot?
Duane batschelet on October 08, 2017:
Many caves on pa forest for them to live in
karadog on September 11, 2017:
You will not believe but i think he comes from another dimension. I have pics of him coming out a thing that look like aurora borealis in 3 seconds, 3 pictures
Alex on September 03, 2017:
I spend countless hours hunting and fishing in many different areas of Pennsylvania. Most if this time is spent just west of the grand canyon of Pennsylvania in the Tioga and Potter county line. I have never seen a Bigfoot but the signs are definitely there.
I often wondered about how trees where broke off and find the other part 30 or 40 yards away. Strange noises. Tree knocks, Hair raising howels and screams at knight coming form places where no human can possibly be in daylight let alone in darkness. Like I said I often wondered about these things things but never realized what they where until I started watching shows about Bigfoot. The real wake up for me on these signs I have been finding for years was when I watched the Survivor Man documentarys on Bigfoot. Aa they started showing the signs and their findings it made every hair on my body stand up. A lot of what they where showing I have come across myself. They are here with no doubt in myself mind that they are here in Pa.
Khum on August 17, 2017:
The populations of bigfoots seem to be expanding at breakneck speed. They have often been seen in the presence of UFOs. They most likely are being brought here from other palnets or dimensions so that there will be a gene pool population of human type beings here that can survive the coming Nibiru induced earth changes and pole shift catastrophes to come in future times.
Dave on July 25, 2017:
Noone believes in even thinking about it around here. I only told my hunting buddy. He knows that i don't lie about things I see in the woods. That day is forever burned in my memories. I won't go in the woods alone no more and always have someone with me.it will change the way you think for the rest of your life.
Frankidelic on July 18, 2017:
If it really exists...
LEAVE IT ALONE!
AJB2 on June 02, 2017:
As a lifelong Hunter I have come across several different forms of potential Bigfoot evidence in the woods. Deer bone yards, twisted trees at the 6-7 ft level, opossum with just the back leg mussels peeled off and no cavity penetration, paper plate size scat 4-5 inches high. All not attributable to known animal behavior. Other signs like growls and body penetrating screems have been experienced by family members.
Chris Brown on April 16, 2017:
September 21, 2014, at Hidden Valley Resort, 4:32 a.m.
Myself and a friend were woke up by a deep loud long howl, lasted about 8 seconds or so, it made the howl eight times followed by two loud tree knocks. The crickets went complete silence for approximately 22 minutes, then slowly started up again. This was on top of the resort, in the condos area!
cryptid (author) from USA on April 29, 2016:
Good luck, Danny. Don't forget to bring a camera!
Danny on April 28, 2016:
I'm gonna go to state college PA In A couple of months and I'm gonna voyage out into the deep terrain and scavenge the mountains for this creature
Scott on November 28, 2015:
Been camping in NW PA over 20 years. Yea, they are in PA. No doubt!
Dan on September 13, 2015:
I've seen one example on aThinkerTunker on YouTube, where a Bigfoot steps up out of a hole,and ina way thats physically impossible for a human being to do. I've also seen a video of a yawi and the guy focuses in on what seems to be a figure in the woods as he sooms it it becomes completely still and looks like a large tree stump. The person with the camera slipes and make some noise and the camera shifts while he slips he brigs the camera back to the spot of the tree stump and its gone. Amazing. It was something. Since they are physically different the way their ankles and hips are they can move with a wider range of motion. I supose their arms and shoulders could be slightly different. Along with their strength. I would emagine the move on a way that is unknown to us. When we look for someone playing hide and seek. We can estemate a kind of realistic hiding place based on our experience. We may not understand their natural. Abilities therefor they are always a step ahead.
cryptid (author) from USA on February 23, 2015:
That's an amazing story Frederic. Thanks for sharing it!
Frederic on February 22, 2015:
One night in 1986, 4 of us had an encounter with a Bigfoot in Wind Gap, PA. We were waiting outside a girls house as she was getting ready to come out with us. She lived along the power line that runs up over the mountain just outside town. We were being kind of loud when 1 of our friends said "come here and listen to this". We went to the edge of the woods and heard something large walking just inside the tree line following the power line. It was walking straight towards us and it was breaking trees, not sticks, Trees! We yelled and threw rocks into the woods but it never missed a step. It kept coming toward us breaking trees all along. I can't emphasize the word trees enough! The cracking sound as the trees were being broken was terrifying because by now it was only about 30 feet away. It was dark enough that we could not see it, and at this point myself, the girl and everyone but 1 friend ran to my car. My friend who heard it first was standing at the edge of the woods, trying to be brave enough to get a look at it. Suddenly he turned and ran to the car and said lets get out of here now! I drove off fast asking him if he got a look at it but he just could not see it even though it was very close to him. We never went back to that woods again. I think about it often and wish I was brave enough to stand there to see it with my own eyes.I know it's hard for people to believe but I know what it was, and so do the others who were there that night. It was a Bigfoot!
OB on February 20, 2015:
The truth is out there. I once saw an albino deer while hunting in a sub urban area. no one of my neighbors or local hunters ever saw it. This makes me think that anything could be out there and just has avoided detection.
cryptid (author) from USA on December 02, 2014:
Awesome story, Ron! Thanks for posting.
RON on December 01, 2014:
I WAS A TRUCK DRIVER FOR 23 YEARS OVER THE ROAD ON RT 80 HEADING WEST ABOUT 4 AM ABOUT 1 HALF OF THE WAY BETWEEN NEWYORK CITY AND CLEVE OHIO I PULED OVER TO TAKE A LEAK I WALKED AROUND THE BACK OF MY TRAILER AN WAS DOING MY THING AND I SMLED SUMTHING SO VERRY PUGNETT AND OVER POWERING I LOOKED UP AND WITH THE FULL MOON BEHIND A 4 OR 6 INCH TREE WAS BIG FOOT SLOWLEY HOLDING ON THE SMALL TREE LOOKING AT ME MOVEING FROM SIDE TO DIDE HOLDING ONTO THE TREE WITH ONE HAND I FROZE AND THEN BOLTED WITHOUUTPUTING MYSELF AWAY JUMPED IN MY TRUCK AND WENT LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL I SWEAR ON MY WIFE AND CHILDREN FOR REAL
cryptid (author) from USA on November 23, 2014:
Thanks Ed and Zigo. Compelling points and even more reasons to expect to see Bigfoot in Pennsylvania!
zigo on November 22, 2014:
95% of hunters do not travel more than an 1/8 of a mile from their vechile
zigo on November 22, 2014:
it's a fact that 95% of hunters travel more than an 1/8 of mile from where they park their vehicle,state game lands do not allow atv's,so that leaves acres to hide.Pa hunters,70% of them hunt the first day and the 2 Saturdays,and 1\2 of them leave the woods by noon.It's so easy to hide from hunters,I had hunters come and try to sit with in 10 yes of me and I would have say something to get their to move.I once walked up to this guy in a tree stand,and I'm wearing fluorescent orange,walked up to the bottom of the tree,and thinking he saw me,I asked him if he seen any deer,and I almost made the guy fall out of the tree stand.granted I spend a lot of time in the woods,I am nowhere near as stealthy as a Bigfoot.
on top of this,we have some knarly terrain,that is full of briers and scrub oak,a deer can be standing 10 yds from you,and you would never see it.
I never saw a bigfoot,but I have seen 2 mountian lions about 15 years apart,and 2 miles from each other on the same mountain range.and know many other who have seen them.I have 2 good friends that do not lie,have seen Bigfoot,one in the 70's by upper woods pond,and my other friend in 2003,saw one close to the landfill ,on rt.6 Casey highway.
Ed Graham from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 22, 2014:
I recently read an article on line that listed the 10 most remote areas in the USA. There was only one location east of the Mississippi River and surprisingly it was north central Pa, north of State College. I would have thought areas of Maine would be more remote. The list was based on the lack of people, roads, and such, basically civilization. Instantly I surmised that if I were ever to go look for Bigfoot, that would be the place to go. Pa. is loaded with wildlife, bear, deer, mountain lions, coyotes, etc., etc. (They say there are no big cats in Pa. but reports are constantly made.) So in my estimation, there is plenty of habitat to support a year-round Bigfoot population and plenty of areas for them to remain out of sight. There is a road in south central Pa that actually has a Bigfoot crossing sign posted. I'm sure they are here in Pa.
cryptid (author) from USA on November 17, 2014:
Well put, Cyndi! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Cyndi wolf on November 15, 2014:
I live next to Pennsylvania. Less than 5 miles shy of the border with delaware. I have personally seen a elusive animal(coy dog) in my neighborhood walking down the street at 3 am. I have seen it 3 to 4 times. If I can catch this animal in my area late at night, why couldn't Bigfoot exist. If you know PA, you know there are many areas for a large creature to hide. If they have existed around us with out being detected, that obviously means they have mastered their environment. Like a person without sight, their other senses become heightened to different stimuli, (hearing becomes more acute with loss of sight,for
They are probably a offshoot of our family tree. They have already found evidence in Sumatra of an offshoot, of our family tree, that produced an entire village, race of people that were extremely small.
Why couldn't there be another branch of the tree?
To think we are alone on this earth with only animals we know of and ourselves is not only crazy, but in probable.
The giant squid( finally discovered!,,,,,) all the people over the centuries who have seen it, and were told they didn't are finally vindicated.
Granted, the ocean is deep, but so is the forest.
Decay and rotting of a carcass occurs quickly. I have witnesses 2 full grown deer, dead 3 days ago, on side of road near my house. The only thing left today, is the bones. Everything except the bones are left.
That's not even in the woods. Decay occurs faster there.
If there are even a little bit related to us, they may bury their dead.
Why not, I'm sure there are aware, when one of them is killed. There are probably smaller numbers of them compared with other forest animals.
Also, like us they won't have large numbers of offspring per gestation.
Humans are predominantly single birth creatures. We tend to have one at a time, unless aided to have more per pregnancy. While multiple birth do happen naturally, they are unusual.
There are so many examples,that could be cited for why it exists, that the lack of a body, so far,really doesn't surprise me.
As far as the hunters not dragging one out of the woods, I highly doubt that would happen. If a pack of dogs killed a human and left it to lie, would we as humans collect the body and bury it if possible? Of course we would, and if the population were tiny and they knew one of theirs died, they would probably bury it also.
I think they probability of Bigfoot is too scary and unsettling to most people, for them to admit it probably exists.
cryptid (author) from USA on October 16, 2014:
@Paul: I agree that the Jacobs Photos are certainly compelling. I have trouble looking at them and thinking they are of a bear. I guess different angles can throw you off, but it sure looks like a primate.
Paul on October 15, 2014:
I think the Jacobs photo was a real bigfoot because scientists tested the photo on location using the same type camera and same angles. They found by using a model that it has 27 inch arms and a 18 inch long body and that's impossible for a bear, according to a published science article in 2008.
cryptid (author) from USA on September 21, 2014:
Awesome tale, Greg! Thanks for posting!
Greg on September 19, 2014:
Had a "Big-Guy" try to reach his (her?) hand in my tent in Indiana, PA, near the Ohio-border, when I was about 10 camping with my brother & two-cousins. My younger-cousin, perhaps six or seven at the time, gasp while the big-hairy-hand seemed to be trying to grasp something (one of us?) in it's clutches. At that point, the arm receeded out of the tent, and whilst my brother and the older cousin still-slept, the other cousin and I waited till dawn came up within the hour before we could even breathe! Once we had the light-of-day upon us, we scampered-out of the tent only to witness a wide (maybe three-feet or so) path of tall-grass behind the tent extend to a thicket of woods, which none
of us ventured forth the night prior! This was a very isolated farmhouse, at the end of a private road, in secluded woods with no-neighbor's, circa 1974. The arm and hand, BTW, had dark, perhaps even black, thick, hanging-hair, and the only thing I could think at the time was "how did a gorilla escape from the zoo!" Coincidentally, the following a week on the six-o'clock news ran a story about how a couple of people had seen a large dark-haired "animal" that left large "footprints" behind in an area perhaps 20-miles of so away. An anthropologist from a local university was called-out to make a plaster-cast of the prints, which looked like the standard "Big-Foot" casts so commonly associated with such sightings. This is how I learned the concept of what a Bigfoot was, as opposed to what I thought might really have been an escaped primate from the zoo! Prior to that, when my brother, cousins, and a few friends and I used to romp in the woods there, we used to think we were being watched or even followed, but every time we would turn around, whatever we thought was there simply wasn't!! Still afraid of the woods some forty-years-later!!!
cryptid (author) from USA on August 28, 2014:
Good points, George.
George on August 27, 2014:
Bigfoot , maybe retreating too the middle of marshes or bogs during the day, thus producing the fowl stench of rotten eggs , sulpher smell a lot of bogs smell this way as well.When you enter the woods all of the creatures know there is something in their domain they know this because it is where they live 24/ 7 365. Example when a wild animal enters your home don't you notice right away something is there that shouldn't be,this is the same principle as Bigfoot . Wild animals know humans are dangerous Bigfoot would know this as well keeping his distance.As far as intelligence aspect we have chimpanzees trained for space missions and gorillas that activly engage in sign language. I guess its a mystery for now but with all the reported information all over the world its getting harder too discredit the idea that something is truly out there.
FreezeFrame34 from Charleston SC on August 21, 2014:
This is very interesting!
I lived in Western PA for 27 years and thank God I never saw Big Foot!
cryptid (author) from USA on August 02, 2014:
Thanks for sharing that story TeaLady! It must feel good to get it out there after all these years, and perhaps some other Pennsylvania residents can benefit from your Bigfoot experience. Also be sure to relay your story to Mr. Seech if you haven't already. Thanks again!
TeaLady on August 01, 2014:
I saw a creature like this in the late 70s about 78 because I remember it was a bicentenial party we were on the way to. My dad and I had to go back and get a dessert my mom forgot. I was there to hold it while he drove. WE got to our driveway on a dead end secluded street surrounded by woods. There was a beast like a man a big man but yet looked a bit sickley thin from all other pics I have seen. The hair was a bit copper brown yet black in some places. It looked like the skin was darker than the fur. WE both had a good look at it, when we got to the party both shook up my dad and I were both teased mainly him. He never wanted to speak of it again. I understand that I thought I imagined it but yet was afraid to sleep or go romping in the woods like I was use to. It was digging in my dads compost pile behind his shed and in front of his garden. I can tell you it looked at us and seemed surprised but did not stick around, I was shocked how fast it could move even scrawny and seemed to dissapear in the brush and woods as fast as it got there. How many times did I pass one of these, the odd howls in the night and large knocks in the trees must have meant something. I know my brother and his friends were scared out of a tree house they made when he was about 15 he left candles burning in it to go tell the neighbor and my mom and by the time an adult got there to see this being his treehouse was on fire and so were the woods. Fire dept. came and we were told never to mention what we saw... To this day I fear telling it because I think if I do it will hunt me.
at anyrate I want to report it now. maybe someone can make sense outta it and Brian Seech begged me to tell the story he asked before I was too chicken to say.
cryptid (author) from USA on August 01, 2014:
I'm well aware of the landscape, and also that people from the western part of the country will tell you those are hills. ;-)
potterpa on August 01, 2014:
If you don't think we have mountains in pa come and visit us in northern pa!
cryptid (author) from USA on May 25, 2014:
Excellent points, Oldclimber. Thanks for adding your thoughts!
Oldclimber on May 24, 2014:
Question - How is it none have been shot with all the hunters in Pennsylvania ? Answer - They are not stupid, they simply go somewhere there are no hunters. Also somewhere they will not leave tracks for someone to find. As in migration to suitable habitats. I have never seen any evidence of Big Foot in the winter in Pa. and think avoidance of people is a good criterion for migration, along with exhaustion of food supplies, weather, etc.
cryptid (author) from USA on February 24, 2014:
Some great theories there samplename. Thanks for commenting! I hope I see one too!
samplename on February 24, 2014:
I have a lot of thoughts so ill try to keep it short. lived in, hunted, hiked, fished and kayaked penn's woods my whole life. other comments about hunters staying close to the road tend to be quite true lucky for me(no traffic on the extra mile). 2 things are needed for a legitimate sasquatch sighting, 1; a sasquatch 2; a human being to see and relate it. Pennsylvania's combination of small towns and vast wilds are a great combo for chance sightings of creatures who might not want to be seen. just for fun suppose sasquatches are as smart or smarter than we are in terms of logic and intelligence quotient. suppose they never started down the road of making tools because they knew ahead of time it would make them less natural and more dependent on technology. that by harnessing the power of fire they would weaken their resistance to cold. that eventually they'd become just like us destroying the earth and depending on technology and intricate networks of transportation and communication for our basic needs. they probably have culture and traditions learning to stay hidden and hide their dead (or if solitary die somewhere secret) from the time they are born. further more they learn discipline and patience through a natural life style remaining still and silent while hunting. spending every waking moment in the summer painstakingly foraging for food. of course we assume they are incredibly strong and fast. and most importantly they have keen senses, acute would be a misleading term because they probably have 360 degree awareness. these are literally environmentally responsible super humans that don't want to be found and know all the secrets of nature. of course there's the possibility that they simply don't exist, but there are endless possibilities of how, why and if they just might. food for thought Pennsylvania is home to flying squirrels, river otters, and bob cats. the largest black bear ever taken by a hunter? Lackawanna county PA 2013. hope I see one some day.
cryptid (author) from USA on January 25, 2014:
@jippy: Interesting thoughts there. Some people do believe Bigfoot is a population of primitive human rather than an undiscovered ape.
@miss lucy: What a fascinating story! Who could blame Bigfoot for being drawn to BBQ chicken?
Thanks for the comments guys!
miss lucy on January 24, 2014:
I had a sighting at my house in olonta pa a bigfoot came up to me was I was barbequing and I threw him a chicken breast,he caught it and ran into the woods in long strides, I never saw him again.
jippy on January 24, 2014:
Not really sure why some people don't believe in a population of hairy people that are big when we discover tribes of regular size people that hide in the woods every day. To me, I would be skeptical about the existence of a giraffe had I never seen one. Logically, it is hard to imagine the gigantic size of this animal and would be almost unbelievable to alien from a different world.
jippy on January 24, 2014:
The entire Bigfoot population lives inside the earth, there is no core and mantle .That is all science fiction make believe stuff. Bigfoots are just men who don't want to buy into what our corporations are selling such as charging for food, shelter, alcohol, tobacco. These are things bigfoot enjoys for free. If man were as smart as bigfoot, he could learn to adapt also and not be reliant on corporations who charge money for things that should be free.
cryptid (author) from USA on January 02, 2014:
Interesting stuff, gilly. Thanks for your comments.
gilly1000 on January 01, 2014:
Oh and i forgot Im from pa born and raised right here for 27 years If u look close at the photos the Man took after the festival it looks more Like a couple guys in a Gillie suit used for hunting iv got a friend that has photo equipment and stuff for his computer to enhance images we took the photos and enhanced them.by the looks of it Im sayin couple guys in the suits
gilly1000 on January 01, 2014:
I think that their out there sumwhere They have senses we do not. If u think about and do research on bigfoot u will notice cave drawings from way back that depict early humans encountering large hairy beasts and then you have to listen to the native americans They will tell u all about the beasts it is completely possible for something that large to stay hidden. So my thoughts are their out there its just a matter of time before ones captured are killed Id love to see One
cryptid (author) from USA on December 30, 2013:
Very interesting Sharon.
sharon on December 29, 2013:
I live in north central pa. i grew up in northern pa. there are areas here that are completely untouched by men.the majority of hunters are overwieght smokers that walk a half mile then sit and wait for a deer to come around .do nt let hunters fool you! they don't know as much as you think.i have a semi permanent set of double prints here that no one knows anything about(I've only beenhere 6yrs.)
n/a on November 11, 2013:
He is hidding in the underground mines and caverns all over pa and Ohio don't think to many hunters are going to venture there but some of us are just a little more crazy than most
cryptid (author) from USA on October 10, 2013:
Thanks for such an insightful comment, DTHammer! I agree with most of what you are saying. I've especially thought about the possibility that Bigfoot may be migratory or nomadic in some way. That would explain how such a small population could account for so many sightings. Interesting for sure!
Stephen C. Mosher from West Chester Pa. on October 09, 2013:
Well dose bigfoot dwell in pa., I would think so. I think they have been here since be for us. You are right about the large sections of pa. that are nothing but woods, but lets look at a few things.
If we look at a map of pa. we will notice a rather large swatch of relatively unpopulated forested land that runs from the N.E. toward the S.W., yes it is largely made up of those very mountain ranges you were talking about. now if we do a bit more looking we will see that most of it is state, fed., or locally controlled land, hence it will never be developed.
Now lets address the population, and we are back to the maps. This time however lets go to space and look at a pic. of pa. from space at night. This is the easiest way I know to see the population. You will notice that the population is mostly on the ends of the state. Why you might ask. Philly and Pittsburge both for the same reason. Waterways, witch gave birth to industry and trade. Leaveing the center of pa. much less populated.
As for the bodies, well, I'll tell you. I am 47 years old and have spent a large portion of my life in the woods hunting, fishing, and hikeing, and your right I have never come across a dead bigfoot. On the other hand I have never come across a dead bear eather. To think of it very few dead deer as well. Nature takes back what is hers. Through scavengers or simply rotting away, and it is possible they bury their dead.
Now lets not forget the hunters. Studies show that most hunters will not trek more than 3 miles from there car. although more than 85 percent never make it more than 1.5 miles from there car.
Why don't they see them or shoot them, that's simple. Most people are blind to what they are not looking for. If a man goes into the woods for a deer, then that is what he is focused on, and a rino could be roaming around but unless it put that horn somewhere bad most would not even notice. Not to mention that most people go through the woods like wrecking ball. I am sure that most of the time a creature like bigfoot knows we are comeing long before we get within 300 yards of them, much like most other animals. Just ask any deer hunter. So avoiding us, not that had. We are noisy, smelly, and are playing around in their back yard.
As for chance encounters or sightings I would think they are much like us. They get curious or distracted, curious and some one see them through a window watching them, or distracted simply involved doing something and someone walks up on them. Chalk it up to shit happens. Or some one sees them while driving down a dark road or highway. Well they have to move around and we can call that just dumb luck on the persons part and wrong place wrong time on the part of bigfoot.
the real question is, is bigfoot in pa all the time or are they just passing through. There are some that they are indeed migratory. I think we have both. Some follow the seasons and some that stay in the same basic places all year long. Oh they might move hear and there, but not too far.
Well there are my thoughts on it. Agree disagree that is your choice, but I think the biggest reason people have a problem beleaveing that bigfoot could be real or even hideing in their own back yard is simple. HUMAN AREGENTS....
cryptid (author) from USA on October 04, 2013:
Thanks carrie. I agree it's a fun thought.
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on October 03, 2013:
Thank you for this cool article ! :) I personally do not believe there is a Bigfoot in PA unless I saw it with my own two eyes, but it is a fun thought. I believe if there is a bigfoot out there...hunters have not been able to catch it/shoot it etc. because they can pick up on human's scent from miles away and leave the area that humans are in. I feel that the ones that are possibly seen is because another smell interfers with their ofactory senses thus causes confusion and then they are exposed. That is why I think some people see them while in their car because the big foot can not smell them coming fast enough :) Just a funny logical thought. Thank you again for this hub. Voted up and interesting, have a great week
cryptid (author) from USA on May 20, 2013:
Excellent point re: hibernation, Bigfootfan, and this is something I've pondered myself. Though I don't know that much evidence exists for hibernating Bigfoot, it would go a long way to explain how such a big creature could thrive in climates with tough winters. Then again, wolves are omnivores that get by without hibernating. Thanks for your insightful comments!
bigfootfan67 on May 19, 2013:
I'm a PA resident and have been into the Bigfoot/sasquatch thing since I was a kid in the 70's. I believe it is very likely that these things exist in the vast Pacific Northwest wilderness. I am more skeptical(to a point) about their existence in PA and other eastern states although I believe it is possible. I have spent many,many hours in my life in the woods of Northeast Pa and also driven through much of it and also the northern tier of the state. In north central Pa you could literally drive for hours and see nothing but mainly thick forests intermixed with open farmland. This is ideal habitat for such creatures. Also I was messing around on Google Earth not long ago, and if you wanted to do so you could travel by foot from the southeastern states like Georgia ,the Carolinas or Tennessee all the way up the Appalachian Mts. to northern New England and even eastern Canada under the cover of forest. And if you were to do this by traveling mainly in darkness you could do so relatively undetected by people. This is important to me because I feel if these creatures exist in the east they would have to migrate with the seasons to keep up with food sources. Anyone who lives in the Northeast and knows anything about wildlife would tell you that would not be much food or cover to hide/support these creatures in the late fall, winter and early spring in the northern Appalachian Mts. This is why bears hibernate and from what I understand Sasquatch's are omnivores and would have a diet much like bears. I feel migration or hibernation is essential for eastern Sasquatch populations with migration being the more likely. After all Florida is loaded with Bigfoot sightings. Maybe humans aren't the only ones who spend winters in the sunshine state?
cryptid (author) from USA on March 27, 2013:
Wow! Thanks for adding that amazing story, Christine! It sounds like your dad had quite an encounter. From the description, its hard to imagine what it could have been if not a Bigfoot!
Christine67 on March 26, 2013:
I have lived in Pennsylvania my whole life. It might not be the Pacific Northwest, but forests in PA are vast and dense. I've driven across Interstate 80 many times, and let me tell you, there is not much but miles and miles of rolling, wooded hills. My family has a cabin in Roulette, which is near Coudersport in Potter County, and we spent many summers there. In the summer months, when everything is green and lush (unless there is already a path established) you're not going to be able to maneuver through the woods without getting tangled up in a patch of briars. And you're guaranteed to get smacked in the face with a branch. My father grew up in Chippewa Township (Beaver County) during the 1950s, which isn't far from Brady's Run Park, and he always recanted his experience as a teenager. Something was sneaking into their rural neighborhood at night causing commotion, and no one was sure what or who it was. Their house was surrounded by woods, and during the day, my dad and his brothers would look for clues there. They found a couple piles of feces, which appeared to look human-like, but on a much, much larger scale. So, one night, they decided to wait for whatever it was. They climbed on the roof of the house with their shotguns and waited to see if anything would come. Lo and behold, something came out of those woods. I'm not sure they got a good look at it in the dark, but it was huge. When one of them shot a warning shot into the air, this thing made all kinds of noise running back into the woods. And it definitely scared the heck out of my dad and his brothers. This thing knocked over and tore out small trees during its retreat. My dad was a Bigfoot believer, and he swore, even until his death that this story was 100% true. He belief was that Bigfoot lived in caves underground, and that they were highly intelligent creatures.
cryptid (author) from USA on March 02, 2013:
Thanks Jenn-Anne! I have to say, several months ago when I wrote this I was merely intrigued by the idea of Bigfoot living in Pennsylvania, but in the time since I've done a great deal more research. I am even more convinced now that it's very possible! Sure would like to see one though!
Jenn-Anne on March 02, 2013:
Very interesting hub! I grew up in eastern PA and have spent plenty of time wandering through the woods. There are some areas that are fairly remote with thick woods and brush. If the forests can support bears then the resources exist to support Bigfoot. And if an animal is highly intelligent and has strong senses then humans shouldn't be too hard to avoid. That said, I have my doubts that Bigfoot is in PA. I think it is far more likely to be in the more remote areas of the Northwest. Voted up!
cryptid (author) from USA on January 09, 2013:
Thanks carla. I read and enjoyed your hub and encourage anyone looking for more info on Bigfoot in PA to do so as well.
Carla J Swick from NW PA on January 08, 2013:
Very interesting hub and a darn good video. You might be interested in my hub on the Pennslyvania Bigfoot as well.
cryptid (author) from USA on December 30, 2012:
"Not real" would definitely be an explanation for why Bigfoot stays hidden! Good point.
taz on December 30, 2012:
not real that's why they hide so well..every exotic animal or fish is revealed each year but you tell me something 8 to 10ft tall can't be seen or captured...wow that's a lot of airtime and money..that's how the rich stay rich..