Pennsylvania Bigfoot 1999
Bigfoot Sighting Reported in Southwestern Pennsylvania From Researcher Stan Gordon
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I have recently been investigating the alleged sighting of a Bigfoot, which occurred on either October 21, or 28, 1999. The witnesses waited until recently to report their experience, and have asked not to be identified. The estimated time of the incident was approximately 5:30 P.M. Three family members were driving down a rural two lane road near Pleasant Unity in Westmoreland County, located in southwestern Pennsylvania, when they claim to have seen the creature.
When the sighting occurred, dusk was approaching, but it was not dark enough for the usage of their headlights. The wife sitting in the passenger seat noticed the large figure first. About 40 feet ahead of them, crossing from the right side of the road, was a hair covered, manlike creature, with long arms extending below the knees. The wife stated that she had never seen anything move this quickly. The creature was stooped over, and it's arms were swinging back and forth very quickly. As it crossed the road in three giant strides, it entered a wooded area.
The creature never looked towards the approaching vehicle. It seemed intent on continuing on it's path, so it was only observed from the side. No facial features could be determined. In it's stooped position, the witnesses estimated that the creature was about 6 feet tall, but would have been much taller if it had stood erect. The hair which appeared to cover the entire body was smooth, and dark reddish brown in color. There did appear to be an area of longer bushy hair around the ankles and down towards the feet.
The creature appeared to be very broad across the shoulders, (about 3 feet.) The most outstanding physical feature was the head. The head was described as very large, and it seemed to slope back into a cone shape. It was about 18 inches from the jaw to the peak of the head. The witnesses indicated that a neck was not apparent. There was no odor nor sound detected during this observation. The husband stated "It seemed to be in a hurry. It looked human but it wasn't. What struck me was how very fast it was and how it crossed the road, and didn't hesitate to go into the woods on the other side. A human would probably hesitate and go looking for footing and watching their step, but this thing didn't."
Some of you are aware that I have been researching many types of phenomena in Pennsylvania since 1959. Among the mysteries investigated throughout the state, have been the numerous encounters reported with hairy manlike beings. The earliest first hand account in my files, is one that occurred in 1931 in Fayette County. From 1972 through the late 1980's, I received almost annual reports of alleged Bigfoot sightings in the state. Since then, such creature sightings have been sporadic, and not nearly as active as they were during the 1970's and 1980's. While I no longer operate any of the volunteer investigating groups which I had previously founded, I still remain active as an independent researcher. Contact continues with many of my associates in various scientific and technical fields, who can be called upon to assist me with current events.
I am interested in learning about other Bigfoot sightings that have occurred in Pennsylvania in recent years.
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