|Westmoreland County, PA|
Here is the report.
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Email Address: On File
Date of Sighting: Feb 2008?
Time of Day:
Nearest Town: Grapeville
Length of Sighting:
How many Witnesses:
Any Photos/Videos: Used to be
Describe sighting in detail:
We take our dog around the side to the back of the house to relieve himself. One night I took him, a purebred German Shepard. The backyard is very dark, no lights. He stopped right at the edge of the light from the street, hackles went up from tip to tail.
He began a very low, deep growl and began backing up. It scared me and caught me off guard. I asked him what was wrong as he was pacing like a lion in a cage would do, his gaze fixed on one spot. I began shaking, wondering if we were about to be attacked, by what? I hadn't a clue. My ears were filled with my own fear so I don't remember hearing anything but my dog growling. I yelled, "I'm going to let him go and can't be held responsible for what he will do to you!"
Then my dog, proving me a liar, turned tail and ran to the front. How I kept up, I still don't know. He got to the front door and pawed and whined at it until we got inside. I told my hubby, but got the usual "you're crazy woman".
It was forgotten about until two days later when we had a few inches of snowfall overnight. I went to our dining room to look out over the backyard to the snow and noticed a very odd line of tracks.
They were long, three toed, with broad steps. It appeared to be made by something with 2 legs the way they were laid out. I know bunny tracks, I know cat and dog tracks. These looked nothing like those. They were too big, toes too spaced out, too deep. Even my hubby was stumped. We did take cellphone pics, unfortunately those pics were lost with the phone.
I'd forgotten about it for a year or more, until our local community college, WCCC had its first ufo/bigfoot conf. There I met Stan Gordon and on his display table I was so excited I couldn't speak!
The exact same tracks we had witnessed! I asked him where he got those, and truly sounded like a babbling idiot. He perked up when I told him where we lived. Then he proceeds to tell us about the great Bigfoot scare of the 70's in Grapeville! I nearly fainted!
I've never seen those type of tracks since. The only other time our dog acted like that was in Grafton WV camping in my moms trailer. He fixated, growled, paced and I couldn't get him to come til he turned tail and ran again. I immediately ran inside and locked the door. Whether it was a bear or bigfoot, I really didn't want to encounter either alone. Just thought I'd share, thanks!
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Thanks to Jessica for the cool story. It sure sounds like you might have got a visit from a Bigfoot. It's a shame the photos were lost.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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