- Late on the evening of August 15, 2003, I received a
report from a witness who sounded quite shaken as she provided me with
the details of what she had experienced in the early morning hours of that
day. I conducted a detailed interview with the woman over the phone. I
was able to go to the scene to conduct an interview and investigation on
August 17, 2003. The following is a brief summary of the information I
was able to obtain.
- The woman was making sandwiches for her husband's lunch,
when she realized that she had no lettuce in the refrigerator. The family
raised their own vegetable garden which was close to their home, so the
woman decided to go outside at about 12:30 A.M. to gather some fresh lettuce.
The garden is off to the right side of the residence, and there is some
illumination in the area from a light that shines from the rear of their
home. The woman picked the lettuce that
- she needed, then stood up and turned, when her attention
was drawn towards a tree about 8 feet away.
- Under the tree with it's back leaning against the trunk,
was a massive hair covered man-like creature whose head was just touching
an overhanging branch. The branch when measured was 96 inches off the ground.
The creature was described as covered with long black hair, arms down to
the knees, and very broad shouldered. The woman only seconds after seeing
it, walked swiftly back into the house where she awakened two other family
members, who responded within minutes with guns. When they went outside,the
creature was gone. The grass under the tree appeared to have been freshly
- The family noticed that their dog whose house was about
50 feet away from the garden, was not barking, and was hiding in the back
of it's pen which was not normal. No sounds or smells were reported. The
woman was so shocked to see the creature that she didn't watch it long
enough to notice many details. She was quite upset by the experience and
said that the height and body size of the creature stuck in her mind. The
witness stated to me that after the encounter she cried all night and was
- While I looked over the area for any possible evidence,
about 50 feet away in another garden area, I found two possible footprints
that had apparently been there for a while. There has been a lot of rain
in the area, and the weather had indeed affected the condition of these
prints. The tracks were about 15 inches long, but no toes could be discerned.
There was a distance of about 42 inches between the two possible prints.
- This is the same property where a Bigfoot was reported
on two seperate occassions last September. The family wishes to remain
anonymous, and has asked me not to identify the location of these occurrences
other than to state that this is in Derry Township in Westmoreland County.
This is a very wooded area with a large deer population. The area is not
far from the Chestnut Ridge, a mountain range where numerous Bigfoot encounters
have been reported for years. This woman has now had two encounters with
a similar Bigfoot creature, and she has indicated to me that this last
experience had really scared her.
- April 13,2003-About 5 miles from the previous location,
I had received a report of another possible Bigfoot encounter that was
reported by three witnesses. These people reported seeing a tall creature
with it's arms swinging, as it walked into a cornfield, And then ran off.
The PA Bigfoot Society is investigating the incident as well.
- April or May, 2003-Scottdale, Fayette County-I interviewed
a man in July, who told me how he and his young daughter were riding a
motor bike in a rural area when suddenly a figure emerged from the right
and stopped directly in front of them at a distance of about 75 feet. What
they saw was described as "a hairy man" that was estimated to
stand about 6 1/2 feet tall, had long arms, appeared to be stooped over,
and was covered with black hair. The creature looked at the two people
for just seconds, then ran off into the woods. The witnesses returned home
to tell the family about what they had seen.
- The Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society is also investigating
some other possible Bigfoot activity in the state.
- PA UFO/Fortean Hotline (24 hours) 724-838-7768
- Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone: