Monday, November 5, 2007

Here we go again - Bigfoot photos from NW PA?

The question - is this a skinny bear or some unknown primate species?

Always interesting when such a story hits the MSM.

My vote is for the skinny bear. But you know, part of me wants to find Bigfoot.

Rick Jacobs said he took this photograph with a camera using an automatic motion sensor trigger in the Allegheny National Forest.

Now, I know this area. It is a huge wilderness area that extends beyond the half million acres of the Allegheny Forest north into NY and east into PA. Not saying there are apes living there, but it is a very remote area.

"We couldn't figure out what they were," Jacobs said of the images captured on Sept. 16. "I've been hunting for years and I've never seen anything like this."

But .... the PA Game Commission rains on our parade ... they have a more conventional opinion. Agency spokesman Jerry Feaser said conservation officers routinely trap bears to be tagged and often see animals that look like the photos.

"There is no question it is a bear with a severe case of mange," Feaser told The Bradford Era.

In this second photo, the animal is sniffing the bait on the ground and the arms certainly seem long and primate-like as is the bipedal stance.

Photos and more from the BFRO.

1 comment:

Newscoma said...


Okay, I'll stop.