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Bigfoot Sightings in Pennsylvania

Updated on January 18, 2017
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Sightings of Bigfoot in Pennsylvania  have researchers pondering how, and why, Sasquatch may be lurking in the woods and fields of rural PA.
Sightings of Bigfoot in Pennsylvania have researchers pondering how, and why, Sasquatch may be lurking in the woods and fields of rural PA. | Source

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 that those remote spaces we normally associate with Sasquatch.

It is an intriguing mystery. What's Bigfoot's secret to 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 speculation on how such a huge creature can remain undetected by mainstream science.

This page is 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 gamelands, 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 travelling at a fairly high speed, and blackbears 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 its 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 corn fields 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.

Bigfoot Theories

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

If Bigfoot exists in Pennsylvania how has he evaded hunters for so long?

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      RickyBoBBie 7 days ago

      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?

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      Duane batschelet 11 days ago

      Many caves on pa forest for them to live in

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      karadog 5 weeks ago

      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

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      Alex 6 weeks ago

      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.

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      Khum 2 months ago

      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.

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      Dave 2 months ago

      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.

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      Frankidelic 3 months ago

      If it really exists...

      LEAVE IT ALONE!

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      AJB2 4 months ago

      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.

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      Chris Brown 6 months ago

      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!

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      cryptid 17 months ago from Earth

      Good luck, Danny. Don't forget to bring a camera!

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      Danny 17 months ago

      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

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      Scott 23 months ago

      Been camping in NW PA over 20 years. Yea, they are in PA. No doubt!

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      Dan 2 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      That's an amazing story Frederic. Thanks for sharing it!

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      Frederic 2 years ago

      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!

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      OB 2 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Awesome story, Ron! Thanks for posting.

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      RON 2 years ago

      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

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks Ed and Zigo. Compelling points and even more reasons to expect to see Bigfoot in Pennsylvania!

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      zigo 2 years ago

      95% of hunters do not travel more than an 1/8 of a mile from their vechile

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      zigo 2 years ago

      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.

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      Ed Graham 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      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.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Well put, Cyndi! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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      Cyndi wolf 2 years ago

      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

      example.)

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      @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.

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      Paul 3 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Awesome tale, Greg! Thanks for posting!

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      Greg 3 years ago

      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!!!

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Good points, George.

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      George 3 years ago

      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.

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      FreezeFrame34 3 years ago from Charleston SC

      This is very interesting!

      I lived in Western PA for 27 years and thank God I never saw Big Foot!

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      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!

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      TeaLady 3 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      I'm well aware of the landscape, and also that people from the western part of the country will tell you those are hills. ;-)

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      potterpa 3 years ago

      If you don't think we have mountains in pa come and visit us in northern pa!

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Excellent points, Oldclimber. Thanks for adding your thoughts!

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      Oldclimber 3 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Some great theories there samplename. Thanks for commenting! I hope I see one too!

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      samplename 3 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      @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!

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      miss lucy 3 years ago

      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.

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      jippy 3 years ago

      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.

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      jippy 3 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Interesting stuff, gilly. Thanks for your comments.

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      gilly1000 3 years ago

      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

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      gilly1000 3 years ago

      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

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Very interesting Sharon.

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      sharon 3 years ago

      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.)

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      n/a 3 years ago

      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

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      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!

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      Stephen C. Mosher 4 years ago from West Chester Pa.

      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....

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks carrie. I agree it's a fun thought.

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      Kept private 4 years ago from Northeast United States

      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

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      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!

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      bigfootfan67 4 years ago

      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?

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      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!

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      Christine67 4 years ago

      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.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      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!

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      Jenn-Anne 4 years ago

      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!

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks carla. I read and enjoyed your hub and encourage anyone looking for more info on Bigfoot in PA to do so as well.

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      Carla J Behr 4 years ago from NW PA

      Very interesting hub and a darn good video. You might be interested in my hub on the Pennslyvania Bigfoot as well.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      "Not real" would definitely be an explanation for why Bigfoot stays hidden! Good point.

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      taz 4 years ago

      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..

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      Jippy 4 years ago

      I am from jersey.They are seen not far from me consistently on and off of route 539.They live in the woods there,quite a population.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      True, jippy. Lots of rural area in PA. I hope if you or anyone else spots a Pennsylvania Bigfoot you'll come back here and give a report!

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      jippy 4 years ago

      Its true my friend.Pa only has a few big cities.Most of the counties are only sparsely inhabited.Go to clearfield county and walk out your back door into the woods,you can walk for 10 or 20 miles,you might not see anything but trees.How about Potter county? Pa is huge tracts of woods

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      All good points jippy. I actually touch on a few of those things in some of my other articles. The more research I do the more I'm convinced that Bigfoot cound live in Pennsylvania and other eastern states. Thanks for your comment!

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      jippy 4 years ago

      The article asks how how bigfoot remained hidden in pa.The answer is-they hasn't,they are seen daily.Bigfoot has been accepted as a brilliant being,smarter than humans.There is a teeming population on rockton mountain.There may only be 100,000 thousand bigfoot in the whole united states.In the congo last year,they discovered 100,000 gorillas in a small area of land.The gorillas remained hidden for eons.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks for sharing that, Julia. When we start talking about a telepathic Bigfoot we begin to get into a whole different realm. I've often wondered, because Bigfoot is so elusive, if it might be something beyond a flesh-and-blood creature. Of course telepathy itself doesn't necessarily mean it's something mystical, just, as you say, part of our world we are not quite attuned to. Interesting food for thought!

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      JuliaJoy 4 years ago

      I heard a man being interviewed on BlogTalkRadio a couple of years ago. He described seeing a Bigfoot in northern Ohio when he was six years old. He, the Bigfoot, communicated with him telepathically. He told the boy that they live in mounds of earth, and that is part of the reason they can be in our midst and not detected. I know also that anyone who lives in nature, such as native peoples, become highly intuitive. My feeling is that Bigfoot, being as close to human as they appear to be, are intuitive and highly intelligent. I knew the host on the show, and felt strongly that his guest was telling the truth. I think there are quite a few things we humans don't notice in our world.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      You may be right, Vicki. It's just so darn frustrating to think that Bigfoot could be living so close to us in Pennsylvania or other eastern states, and still nobody can bring home definitive proof.

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      Vicki 4 years ago

      I'm sure bigfoot knows the forest he dwells in. Probably knows every nook and cranny that we can easily overlook. Who knows what their sight is like? Plus forests are very dense and if you're walking through one part, he could be in another part. And if they're supposed to be related to us, apes and gorillas, who knows what their intelligence is like? It wouldn't be like trying to capture a deer or something. If they are highly intelligent, I'm sure they can elude us without a problem. I wonder if they can even smell our scent and know when we are in an area. Anything is possible.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks moonlake!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I watch the Sasquatch shows. We have so much forest here but I have never heard of a sighting in this area or the state for that matter. We're not that far from Canada or Upper Michigan. Enjoyed reading your hub voted up.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Yankeeintexas: Yup, that's really the issue for a lot of people. I have to say, sightings of Bigfoot in states like PA and VT really raise a flag to me. Not that I don't believe it could be true, but it sort of destroys the "rare ape species in a huge unexplored area" thing. The woods in the eastern states are thoroughly explored and well-traveled. But then again people still claim to see cougars in the east, so maybe its easier to stay hidden than one would think.

      I agree. Until there is a body there will always be questions.

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      yankeeintexas 4 years ago from Lubbock, Texas

      My only problem with the Bigfoot stories is that nobody can capture one, or produce a body! If Bigfoot is real it is probable a migratory animal that moves do to seasons, and/ or food supply. Human population would change it migratory path, and it territory which would explain why it is in Penn. Growing up in Vermont I heard of stories of Bigfoot in Huberton, VT which proves that every state seems to have a Bigfoot. Capture it, or produce a body and I will be a true believer.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Chris: I think you must be right about many of those points for Bigfoot to go undetected for so long. They certainly have an intelligence of some sort that helps them in blend into their natural surrounds.

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      Chris 4 years ago

      They are stragically smarter than us, human beings. They know where we are in there woods at all times. So they will not be found . They are very closely related to us, while we are socially smarter, most people don't and won't get the fact that there intelligence in the natural world in vastly superior than ours. They are out there, in small populations, they are large primates and for the most part non aggressive towards humans.

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      cryptid 5 years ago from Earth

      Interesting stuff, Julie. You may be on to a few things there. I believe it's possible, but it sure seems a lot harder to stay hidden in Pennsylvania than in the Pacific Northwest.

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      Julie Fletcher 5 years ago

      There was a sighting not far from the house we live in now. In fact, it was right down the road. We live right next to a state forest and have heard some sounds that were definitely not typical of coyotes, bobcats, or any other animal listed as native.

      The Bigfoot sighted here was white/grayish.

      I have my own theories on why there are no bodies found. The number of animals that die in the woods are usually scavenged by other animals, so of course we wouldn't find many bones. Then again, the deeper areas of state forests aren't explored constantly. The portion by our home has no trails other than the ones we have made by foot traffic. No one ever comes out our way, at least in the forest.

      There are also reports that hunters have killed the animals, yet when they went back to haul away the corpse, it was gone. I've heard various reports of people seeing other Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) carrying away bodies or bones. Maybe they bury their dead?

      We haven't found footprints, but I'm looking! Great Hub.

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      cryptid 5 years ago from Earth

      Georgie, it seems like Bigfoot is all over the place according to the sightings. You're right; to stay hidden he has to be pretty smart!

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      Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      Interesting. I don't know about PA, but I have heard there have been sightings in Western NY right around where we live. If he really is out there, he's one smart guy!

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      cryptid 5 years ago from Earth

      Thanks Diana!

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      The legend of Bigfoot has been around longer than we have. If there is such a creature the dense forest in Pennsylvania would be as good an area as any. I live in northern Potter County. Back in the 1980s many children including my own and neighbors here have claimed to have spotted something which could fit the description of this beast. Who are we to say it's not possible? Good hub.