Woodside, New York

November, 1997 -- In November, George Moscatello, 46, a free lance Bigfoot investigator and novice camper from Woodside, N.Y., traveled to a remote area in Canada's Northwest Territories province alone to research the legendary beast.

At 4 a.m. on his first night in the field, after a hearing what he described as "pitter-patter sounds' outside his tent, so he set off an emergency beacon, summoning a rescue plane from Toronto to pick him up at a cost to taxpayers of about $8,500.00 (U.S.)

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