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Bigfoot Shot in PA?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 16th, 2013

From Bigfoot Evidence:

This is unconfirmed at the moment and we’re still trying to figure out what exactly transpired here. According to our source, PBS is looking into a possible shooting of Bigfoot somewhere in Pennsylvania. “It has been all over the police scanner in the area,” our source tells us, but he will not confirm the exact location.

Last month, a surge of Bigfoot sightings In Clearfield PA prompted police to put up traffic signs in an area where they were alerted to “increased animal activity”. The report stated:Bigfoot Evidence

Lawrence Township Police continue to receive unconfirmed reports regarding “Bigfoot” sightings in the River Road/Kerr Addition area. Police have yet to secure evidence to validate these encounters, but caution motorists traveling on River Road to be alert for increased animal activity. Increased animal activity is believed to be the result of improving weather conditions. As a precaution, signs have been erected in these “crossing areas.”

OK. Our source does not want to be named at the moment, so here’s the breakdown of how this event was overheard on a ham radio:

  • This morning, a ham operator heard the state and local police confirm a body over the public channel.
  • Then it was overheard on a private channel #4 U.S.
  • Army helicopters were seen flying in the direction of the incident.
  • Our source currently has 3 investigators and a well-known researcher en route as well as talking to State Police and to see if the media has gotten word.
  • 911 says there was a call.
  • Local investigator talked to the ham operator and listened to the recordings. They believe it’s legit.

More to come on this.Bigfoot Evidence

At this point all this is rumor and a claim. Once I have more info and more details, I’ll update you. I can confirm we are investigating this claim, but as of right now. that’s all it is, is a claim. We do not have any information or proof to support this claim. Once I have more information that I can confirm, I will let you know. Until we do, no further rumors will be released. We do not want to jeopardize any possible legitimate information at this time.Eric Altman via Bigfoot Evidence

We think we know where this Bigfoot shooting claim originated from. About 4 hours ago, Daniel C. left the following message on the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society’s Facebook page:

“You guys might want to check out the somerset county state police call log. I heard a call come over my scanner about a gobbler hunter shot a bigfoot this morning and they did find a body. This is no joke that call was real.” – Daniel C.

On Twitter, received a message from @pabigfoot saying the shooting probably took place north of Altoona (either Clearfield or Tyrone). It’s unclear how this person got the information. Altoona is a city in Blair Country, and it’s popularly known as “the Mountain City”.Bigfoot Evidence

Nothing new to report on this alleged “Bigfoot shooting in PA.” Myself and another PBS member along with an independent researcher with decades of experience are working together on this case. We can not confirm there was a Bigfoot shot. At this point there is no evidence to support the claims. However we are still investigating it and will update everyone once we have additional information. Nothing further will be updated until we can either validate or debunk the claim. At this point there is nothing further to report.Eric Altman via Facebook

The WTF? statement statement I made yesterday was in regard to the rumors reported as of yesterday that a Bigfoot was shot by a turkey hunter and my private email shared with PBS members about the rumor, on what I was contacted about It was also in reference to who and how the information was leaked before I or the two investigators had the chance to investigate it. That issue is being handled privately.Eric Altman via Facebook

As for the the claim. So far we have found no proof as of yet, that a Bigfoot was shot. Thanks to those who are looking into this case, I do have the 911 call center recordings for the county and municipality that was involved.Eric Altman via Facebook

The investigators involved will go through this information along with other info we find to help to validate and there are phone calls placed, and interviews scheduled with some of those involved, but thus far, there is NO proof there is a body, and there is nothing to indicate anything of the sort. Something did happen that involved the police being called, but it appears that it is not what everyone has blown it out proportion to be.Eric Altman via Facebook

Once it is determined as to what really happened, I will release a statement. It will be based upon what is uncovered and what we have learned from investigating the claim. It will NOT be embellished and I nor the investigators involved will lie or hoax anyone. We will report what we found based upon the information and evidence we uncover. We should have a better answer within a few days.Eric Altman via Facebook

A joint statement will be released tomorrow (today, May 16th) in regards to the “Bigfoot shot in PA rumor.” One of the investigators on the case has a meeting with an officer from the municipal police department. Some very interesting information was shared with us today that confirms my thoughts. Details to be released tomorrow evening.Eric Altman via Facebook

And for those who are wondering why we arent releasing it tonight, its because I along with the other investigators are going to do a conference call, share what information we have collected make sure we have all the facts correct and release a properly written statement based on the factual information we have obtained.Eric Altman via Facebook

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


15 Responses to “Bigfoot Shot in PA?”

  1. cryptokellie responds:

    I live in PA…about 3 hours East of Atoona. I very much doubt this rumor but we’ll wait and see.

    The black bear population in PA is growing at a fast rate and they are in my area now too. One was photographed about 2 miles from my house yesterday.

    Unfortunately, yakety scanner transmissions are not very reliable.

  2. William responds:

    I could see the State Police being involved but why in the world would the military need to be involved with helicopters searching for a bigfoot body? My Lord, this shouldn’t impact national security should it? It should be of major scientific interest only, not our national defense, for heavens sake!!! (Unless a bigfoot is thought to be some sort of alien being, but now we are really getting out there in speculation and I do not wish to head that way.)

  3. William responds:

    @crytokellie, my first thought was perhaps a bear was shot and somebody mis-heard it as a bigfoot. However, any gobbler hunter would know the difference between a black bear and a bigfoot (at least I would hope). At any rate, the State Police and military would not be involved in a bear shooting (which would be an illegal kill this time of year), but only a game warden. As such, I highly doubt that if something was indeed killed that it was merely a bear.

  4. DWA responds:

    Doctor DWA’s Three Rules Of Thumb:

    1) If it has human proportions and moves like a human, it is one.

    2) When it isn’t the top story in all the nation’s newspapers two days after it happens, it can be ignored.

    3) When it is: Refer to Rule 1) above.

  5. william d responds:

    here we go again! rumors, speculation,etc. these individuals who start this stuff would have made wonderful photographers, the way they enlarge everything.

  6. cryptokellie responds:

    You can most likely ignore the Army helicopters sightings as they routinely fly over PA all the time. Every day a flight goes past my area. If the area is near a State Highway, troopers may respond to nearby calls. It depends on local coverage and jurisdiction. I feel that this is a story morphing out of a scanner squawk along the lines of…”At first, I thought it was a Bigfoot” – which might be used to cover an out of season bear shot – and the scanner chasers extrapolating from there – including Army helicopters turning into the “Military” hunting for a body. Can anyone say…Kecksburg?

  7. Fhqwhgads responds:

    I’m not sure birdshot would be much use against a full-grown Bigfoot, which would probably be as hard to bring down as a grizzly.

  8. dconstrukt responds:

    hey… we shot one down here in miami too…. we have the body, but you guys can’t see it…. yet.

    swear. we have one. its hairy and big.

  9. Jayross responds:

    Is the person who “shot” this one going to put the body in hiding, start an internet radio show and charge membership fees for “information”?

    *yawn*

  10. William Gregory Myrkle Jr. via Facebook responds:

    I think it would be great if someone were to steal Rick Dyer’s thunder…

  11. Bodie responds:

    If this is true, and, if Dyer really has a body, it might be a little justice if the PA bigfoot was revealed to the public quickly, thus taking the wind out of Dyer’s sails for all his shenanigans.

  12. Evso Rivers via Facebook responds:

    And so its starts till now the only protection for this species was that the majority believed it to be a joke not real or a legend so the average yahoo dis not look for one and possibly walked pass them hundreds of times in the woods.now with just the notion that they may be real and that a body has Been acquired now people go into the woods and keep an eye out footprint here broken branch here a ground nest here.and next you have signs of possible activity and then its just the odds.until its proven to be real and established as an existing megafauna it can’t be protected so if the body is real its time to say we have a body here it is as to what it is in the whole scheme of things that we will have to wait for but for now lets establish some laws to protect this rare giant HUMANoid species.am I wrong am I the only one who sees the logic why are we waiting for.if its real then lets establish this first then everything else second.

  13. Jayross responds:

    That would be a sweet irony if someone did manage to capture one and become an overnight celebrity while Dyer was left sitting in his trailer park.

    Karma!

  14. Just Dan responds:

    Or it could have something to do with this: Sci-Fi Valley Con

  15. PhotoExpert responds:

    This is such conclusive evidence, it must be real! (sacasm)

    Yes, it has to be real because no one ever calls 911 or the police who is crazy or makes up stories. (more biting sarcasm)

    I’m with DWA on this one–move along, nothing to see here.



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