Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2011
Eric Altman photo.
Oftentimes, after a small group of non-Sasquatch-aware tourists have just watched the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot footage from 1967, they turn to me and ask, “So, when has Bigfoot been seen again?”
The look of shock on their faces when I tell them about this month’s most recent sighting is priceless. Most folks among the general population don’t realize that Bigfoot sightings are happen all the time. And I don’t have to dip into some 1967 or 1972 or even 2001 incident to share with them the most “recent” encounter.
With that in mind, I thought I’d post one of the most current sightings that seems to be getting some serious consideration.
This is thanks to information shared by Robin Swope:
It was early Tuesday morning February 8th 2011, Sam was just exiting route 60 at about 7:45AM and about to turn into the PA turnpike when something odd caught his attention.
The intersection was in the middle of a rolling landscape with hills on every side. The tenacious winter weather of the season had coated the hills with much snow, and every hill was glistening white in the early morning sun. But to his left a large dark brown figure stood out in stark contrast to the colorless background. It was a massive dark brown humanoid figure, trudging its way effortlessly through the deep snow that covered the hillside to his left. Sam was shocked and amazed. The figure was familiar to him, he had seen it so many times before on documentaries and cable television specials. He was watching a Bigfoot creature first hand from about 100 yards away.
At the initial glance, his car had continued on the ramp, Sam quickly put it in reverse and backed up a few feet to get a better view.
The large figure was dark brown, like that of a dark tree bark. It was very tall and lanky, and with three quick strides it disappeared from sight into the trees to its left. Its movements were hulking and lumbering, with its arms swinging side to side as if to aids it great mass up the hillside. The creature moved incredibly fast, for within an instant, it was gone. The whole sighting lasted anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds.
For the rest of Swope’s article, click here.
By coincidence, Albert Rosales wrote on a less than mainstream site (i.e. I don’t think the 2011 eyewitness named Sam would have seen this) about the following 2010 Pennsylvania sighting on February 7, 2011:
February 2010 in the Connellsville area of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Mark Joyner reports that he was walking in a wooded area one evening near Connellsville when he saw a strange creature which he believes was some type of primate.
He described the creature as standing about three to four feet tall with black and white fur and a tail. The weight of the creature was estimated to be about 85 pounds.
The most outstanding feature was that the eyes of the creature appeared overly large and were pinkish-red in color. The creature was first observed bending down and looking through a fire pit.
For Rosales’ item, click here.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.