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Old 05-22-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Bigfoot in The Adirondacks??

Has anyone ever had what they think was a sasquatch encounter in the park? I know it's crazy, but I was camping with some friends who told me some stories. I do alot of backpacking all over the Adiorndacks, and I've never had such luck. I have had some wierd situations occur before near Bennet, Middle, and Murphy Lakes north of Great Sacandaga Lake. - Justin
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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No such thing here in the ADKs (or anywhere, I suspect).
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Didn't Police Officers in NY State see something...relatively recently?
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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i am the sasquatch of fulton/hamilton county
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:55 PM   #5
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No sasquatch, but there is the Wood Devil legend. Google Wood Devil and Lake George and you'll probably come up with something.
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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YEAR: 1996

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 8/15/1996

STATE: New York

COUNTY: Essex County

LOCATION DETAILS: Pine Pond -area can be accessed by an old snowmobile/bike path that enters from Rt 86 in Ray Brook. This area is also one mile south of Oseetah Lake -site of the 2002 ESPN outdoor games. It is located at the base of Mt. Ampersand.

NEAREST TOWN: Saranac Lake NY

NEAREST ROAD: NY Rt. 86

OBSERVED: In August of 1996 myself and six friends were camping at Pine Pond in the lower Saranac Lake region. It was around dusk and my friend and I were fishing in our canoe. The other members of our party were at camp preparing supper, about a quarter mile away through the forest from our location on the canoe in the middle of the lake. My friend and I were speaking openly, not attempting to be quiet in any way. I was scanning the northern bank of the lake, which I knew quite well, when I noticed a strange shape on the edge of the wood line. It was about 50 yards away. Immediately I pointed it out to my friend and he spotted it instantly. The shape was about 3 1/2 feet off of the ground at its highest point. At first we both thought it was a black bear standing broadside but after a few seconds I realized that was not the case. We started to row towards it somewhat cautiously. Just as my friend whispered "it's a bear" the thing stood up. It had been crouching there on its feet like a catcher from a baseball team. It was about seven feet tall and was very dark brown in color. Its face was hairy yet fleshy around the upper cheeks. Its eyes were dark in color but clearly visible and had a brightness about them. Upon talking afterwards, we both agreed that we saw slight movements of its head and hands. It stood there for what seemed like ten seconds looking at us. It tilted its head slightly up as if it were sniffing the air. As if all this wasn't strange enough, we then heard the snapping twigs about fifty feet behind it. The creature turned its torso to the left and looked to its side. It immediately turned back towards us and then spun 180 degrees around and darted into the wood line like a cat. We then heard the sound of movement for about ten more seconds then we heard nothing. To this day I have no idea what made the noise behind it. After staying put in the canoe for about ten minutes my friend decided (against my wishes) paddle to the spot on shore and investigate for tracks. There were only two discernable markings in the sand which were obscured from the pivoting of its feet when it turned around. The whole experience was very, very upsetting. Although I can honestly say it did not attempt to threaten us in anyway it was scary as hell. That night I did not sleep one wink because I was so focused on every little noise that I heard. The next day we left. The other people in our party are convinced we saw a bear. It was no bear.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:41 AM   #7
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There is really no such thing as a true "bigfoot". What people are seeing are genetically altered humans that have been abducted by aliens.

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There is really no such thing as a true "bigfoot". What people are seeing are genetically altered humans that have been abducted by aliens.

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Old 05-23-2006, 01:48 PM   #9
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Could be a tallish "freak" whose made their way to a hermit's life alone in the woods. That would be my guess, or someone having some fun playing fantasy on the internet. Now there's a concept. lol
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:44 PM   #10
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Stumbled upot this site the other day off a link on VFTT.


http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/newyork.asp
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:46 PM   #11
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O my good lord people are serious!!?? Help me! I'm a disbeliever.
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:50 PM   #12
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O my good lord people are serious!!?? Help me! I'm a disbeliever.
Me 2, but hey - everyone needs a hobby I guess. At least they're not knocking at your door at 8AM on a Sunday...
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:04 AM   #13
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Stumbled upot this site the other day off a link on VFTT.


http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/newyork.asp
Oh my god, that site is a hoot.

Did anyone happen to read the 1989,93 Essex County "sighting".

I loved this part best...

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I happened to look out the back window and I could see something coming up behind the car. The LTD wagon had huge tailights and there was no guard over the license plate light, so the back of the car lit the area up nicely.

This thing was big, black and had its arm out like it was going to open the door on the drivers side. The part that scared me the most was the fact that the rear hatch of the wagon did not latch, it just kind of moved around, thumped when you hit a bump, that sort of thing. It was one of those things Matt was going to fix but never did. Anyway, I looked at Matt and asked, "Did you lock the doors?", calmly, almost deadpan.

"Why?"

"Somethings about to open the door."

Matt slammed the gearshift into drive and we took off out of there. I looked back and the thing stood up. It had to be over seven feet tall. It was huge and black. Its eyes must've caught the tailights glow because there was a red flicker in them. We never stopped until we got down to Port Henry (six or seven miles away).


Can you dig it......
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:17 AM   #14
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I find humans to be the strangest figment of the mind.
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #15
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I find humans to be the strangest figment of the mind.
<---- do they look like this?



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Old 05-24-2006, 10:00 PM   #16
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Yeah and I saw the Easter Bunny on Algonquin a few months ago.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:16 AM   #17
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Here is another ADK siting


YEAR: 1998

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 25-30

STATE: New York

COUNTY: Fulton County

LOCATION DETAILS: Ok, From Johnstown Ny, take Perry st North to Maple Ave. Turn left on Maple and follow till it you reach W. Fulton Ext. Turn left there. This becomes N. Bush Rd. The dead end is off N. Bush right before an old red barn

NEAREST TOWN: Caroga Lake

NEAREST ROAD: North Bush Rd

OBSERVED: My best friend and I were driving around one night, about 2:00 am. We ended up on a little used dead end road. We were uh, out of the vehicle to releive ourselves, hense the dead end with no houses on it. We were in themiddle of no-where but why take chances getting spotted?

We finished up our business and I was back in the truck waiting for my buddy. I turned on the headlights, and illuminated in the beams was a very tall man shaped animal, brown in color. It stood perfectly still for a minute and then grunted at us. Then it turned and walked away. it didn't move like a man. It kind of swaggared back and forth like it lunged each leg forward when it walked.

We were really freaked out so we backed up all the way to the road.

Afterward, we rationalized that it must have been a moose. but I don't think it was. For starters, i've seen moose before and they're huge. this was tall enough, it looked well over six feet. But it stood on two legs, and it didn't have antlers. but at the time, we had to rationalize what we saw.

My father is an officer with the NYS Department of Environmental Concervation. He says that what we saw was a moose. It could not have been a big foot. but I disagree. I went back and searched for moose tracks, none. Droppings, none but rabbit. In fact, I found no tracks of any kind.

But that doesn't mean anytyhing because the ground is all soft needles and leaves.

ALSO NOTICED: I went back the next day and found no tracks or droppings to identify my creature as a moose or bear, the only large animals in my area.

OTHER WITNESSES: Me and a friend. We were driving around for about an hour before the 'sighting' if you will. Before that we had a midnight meal a diner in Fultonville

OTHER STORIES: I have heard of sightings in Benson. About an hour north of me, but I'm not sure I beleive those stories. If you want details on them, I can provide at request


TIME AND CONDITIONS: about two am.
Very clear night, stars in the sky.
It was chilly
And very well lit, I had my highbeams on.

ENVIRONMENT: Mostly maple and oak. Some pine. The area had been logged many years ago so most of the forest is under 75 years old. I'm sure there's a creek running somewhere through there, too.



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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Steve Kulls:

Spoke with the witness Chris. Witness is very familiar with the wildlife of the area. Subject had not been drinking that night and were under the legal drinking age in New York at the time of the sighting. Witness was approximately 20 feet from the creature in the driver's side of vehicle..
States approximately 7-8 feet tall, covered in long brown hair. Described as the face as "being flat". Arms swung more than a human. Stated it just turned around after approximately a mintue and walked off.
Met with the witness on July 10th, 2003 went to the area of sighting, which is no longer a dead end road. Visual evidence where the road ended at one time. Intersting fact is approximately 300 yards behing the wooded area, there is a town dump. There was plenty of evidence in the area of deer, as we found deer track and droppings.
The witness is straightforward, and is extremely convincing.


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Here is another ADK siting


YEAR: 1998

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 25-30

STATE: New York

COUNTY: Fulton County

LOCATION DETAILS: Ok, From Johnstown Ny, take Perry st North to Maple Ave. Turn left on Maple and follow till it you reach W. Fulton Ext. Turn left there. This becomes N. Bush Rd. The dead end is off N. Bush right before an old red barn

NEAREST TOWN: Caroga Lake

NEAREST ROAD: North Bush Rd

OBSERVED: My best friend and I were driving around one night, about 2:00 am. We ended up on a little used dead end road. We were uh, out of the vehicle to releive ourselves, hense the dead end with no houses on it. We were in themiddle of no-where but why take chances getting spotted?

We finished up our business and I was back in the truck waiting for my buddy. I turned on the headlights, and illuminated in the beams was a very tall man shaped animal, brown in color. It stood perfectly still for a minute and then grunted at us. Then it turned and walked away. it didn't move like a man. It kind of swaggared back and forth like it lunged each leg forward when it walked.

We were really freaked out so we backed up all the way to the road.

Afterward, we rationalized that it must have been a moose. but I don't think it was. For starters, i've seen moose before and they're huge. this was tall enough, it looked well over six feet. But it stood on two legs, and it didn't have antlers. but at the time, we had to rationalize what we saw.

My father is an officer with the NYS Department of Environmental Concervation. He says that what we saw was a moose. It could not have been a big foot. but I disagree. I went back and searched for moose tracks, none. Droppings, none but rabbit. In fact, I found no tracks of any kind.

But that doesn't mean anytyhing because the ground is all soft needles and leaves.

ALSO NOTICED: I went back the next day and found no tracks or droppings to identify my creature as a moose or bear, the only large animals in my area.

OTHER WITNESSES: Me and a friend. We were driving around for about an hour before the 'sighting' if you will. Before that we had a midnight meal a diner in Fultonville

OTHER STORIES: I have heard of sightings in Benson. About an hour north of me, but I'm not sure I beleive those stories. If you want details on them, I can provide at request


TIME AND CONDITIONS: about two am.
Very clear night, stars in the sky.
It was chilly
And very well lit, I had my highbeams on.

ENVIRONMENT: Mostly maple and oak. Some pine. The area had been logged many years ago so most of the forest is under 75 years old. I'm sure there's a creek running somewhere through there, too.



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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Steve Kulls:

Spoke with the witness Chris. Witness is very familiar with the wildlife of the area. Subject had not been drinking that night and were under the legal drinking age in New York at the time of the sighting. Witness was approximately 20 feet from the creature in the driver's side of vehicle..
States approximately 7-8 feet tall, covered in long brown hair. Described as the face as "being flat". Arms swung more than a human. Stated it just turned around after approximately a mintue and walked off.
Met with the witness on July 10th, 2003 went to the area of sighting, which is no longer a dead end road. Visual evidence where the road ended at one time. Intersting fact is approximately 300 yards behing the wooded area, there is a town dump. There was plenty of evidence in the area of deer, as we found deer track and droppings.
The witness is straightforward, and is extremely convincing.


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this siting is less than a mile from my property in Caroga...Spotted again...
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:15 AM   #19
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The main thing that I dont beleive in that story is those 2 driving all the way out to a dead end in the middle of no where just so they can releive themselves! Thats almost as far fetched as bigfoot!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:12 AM   #20
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Odd that in all these years (even centuries?) of "incidents" our hunting buddies have not even winged one.

Seems to me that either they are forever

or we are .

We can add common sense to this thread only by

else we will hurt ourselves

and end up looking like Neil .
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