Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 28th, 2013
We covered this incident quite closely here on Cryptomundo:
While the tracks that were shown in the photos was identified as a bear, not a Bigfoot by Paint Township police and the PBS, the witness still claims it was Bigfoot.
WTAJ News interviewed John Winesickle, and although their video in unable to be embedded and shared here on Cryptomundo, you can access it at this link.
PAINT TOWNSHIP, SOMERSET COUNTY – On May 14th police responded to a man claiming to have proof of Bigfoot just miles from his home in Somerset County.
That man is John Winesickle, and he has picture after picture of alleged footprints caused by what he said is Bigfoot.
Winesickle took the investigating officer on a path in the woods he regularly walks and showed the officer the tracks, but according to the police report, the investigator concluded the tracks belonged to a bear.
“No, No,” said Winesickle in an interview with WTAJ. “A bear can’t go down a steep bank on all twos,” he said. “This is Bigfoot.”
Winesickle said he’s believed in Bigfoot his entire life, and added he recently heard noise made from the alleged creature.
“The voice is so deep,” he said. “I’ve heard bass singers on television and they can’t even come close to the bass sound it made to me.”
He said he once came close to actually seeing what he claims was Bigfoot, but added whatever he saw quickly ran away.
“It’s deathly afraid,” he added. “It won’t hurt you.”
Although the police report concludes that Winesickle saw bear tracks, he’s still thankful they investigated, and he still insists Bigfoot was in the area.
“The police have been very nice to me,” he said. “It wasn’t a bear, it was Bigfoot.”
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.