Fayette County, Pennsylvania
|May 21 1977|
Bigfoot in the News Again
Big Foot is back in the news again. Another reported sighting of the half human animal has taken place in the Fayette County area.
A Footedale couple
and their three children experienced several frightening moments Sunday
night when they confronted the creature along a dark, rural road in German
Twp, about 9:30. The family members, who wish to remain anonymous, were
returning from the McClelland town area when the incident occurred.
The husband said the creature was standing upright at the edge of the narrow road with its back to the occupants of the car. We were rounding a bend in the road when we suddenly saw a large animal like object about 6 feet or so tall, with reddish brown hair, he said. When the headlights of the car shone over the creature, it quickly dropped from sight over an embankment along the roadway. The husband said it was a drop from 35 to 40 feet and that it led to an open plowed field.
The three children
in the car reacted differently to the Big Foot sighting. The mother said
the 11 year old daughter threw her ice cream down locked the doors of
the car and hit the floor. The youngest child, age 7 just sat there. The
14 year old son returned to the scene of the sighting later that night
with his father after remainder of the family was dropped off at home.
Last year, one sighting was reported in Smock. Franklin Twp and another occurred at Republic.
Jeffers reported two
sightings took place in McKean County recently and one also at Clearfield
County during February. Numerous sightings of Big Foot have taken place
since 1967 across the country and in Canada.