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Famed Bigfoot bog saved by conservationists


Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 | Comment icon 6 comments

Bogland is becoming increasingly scarce. Image Credit: PD / RyanMcGuire
A rare Appalachian Mountain swamp in North Carolina has seen more than it's fair share of Bigfoot sightings.
When it comes to potential Bigfoot habitats, the Jonas Ridge Bog - a pristine Southern Appalachian Mountain marsh located near the Pisgah Loop Scenic Highway - is often considered one of the best.

Prized by environmentalists for its unique biology and animal habitats, the swamp was recently the subject of a concerted conservation effort due to the threat of urban development.

"Southern Appalachian mountain bogs are rare," the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina wrote.

"At the highest elevations in Burke County, Jonas Ridge Bog is habitat to unique species of plants, animals, and insects."
Now thanks to the contribution of a private donor, the Conservancy has succeeded in purchasing the 17-acre site for the purpose of protecting it from being turned into a construction site.

There are plans to add a hiking trail so that more people can visit the area.

"Most people in North Carolina will never see [a bog of this type]," the Conservancy said. "Although near 5,000 acres of bogs were once found in North Carolina, only about 500 acres remain."

In addition to its plethora of Bigfoot sightings, Burke County is also well known for other mysteries including the Brown Mountain Lights - an aerial phenomenon that has perplexed visitors for years.

It is also home to historic tales of witches and ghosts.

Source: Charlotte Observer | Comments (6)

Tags: Bigfoot, Swamp

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Davros of Skaro on 14 January, 2020, 17:05
I'm glad BF is safe from it's ever shrinking habitat.
Comment icon #2 Posted by butterflygirl1 on 14 January, 2020, 18:57
Very glad to see these bogs being saved, they host massive amounts of insect biodiversity.
Comment icon #3 Posted by DreadLordAvatar on 14 January, 2020, 23:44
The scientific name is actually skunk-ape.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Rlyeh on 15 January, 2020, 10:08
Actually it's not, a scientific name is the same as binomial nomenclature.  Pease don't make up ****.
Comment icon #5 Posted by openozy on 15 January, 2020, 13:17
I thought it was mushroomias toomuchias which roughly translates to magic ape with no DNA.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DreadLordAvatar on 15 January, 2020, 15:28
/s 


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