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Pennsylvania state officials play down 'Bigfoot' warning signs

By T.K. Randall
October 11, 2022 · Comment icon 16 comments



Someone has been posting warning signs up all over the state. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Carlstak
A spokesperson has emphasized that dozens of official-looking signs warning visitors about Bigfoot are not actually legitimate.
Something big is lurking in the forests of Pennsylvania... that is, at least, according to a series of warning signs posted up around the trails and byways of the state's remote parks and forests.

The signs, which feature the letterhead of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, warn visitors about the presence of the elusive hairy hominids in the region.

"Due to encounters in the area of a creature resembling ‘Bigfoot,' we are instructing all park visitors to observe elevated park etiquette, be cautious of your surroundings and to keep the location of any small children/pets within a tighter scope of awareness," it reads.

"Do not approach the creature."

The notice also prompts visitors to report any sightings to a local ranger, but not to post anything about such incidents on social media - although it doesn't actually explain the reason for this.
As it turns out, however, the signs are in fact totally bogus - a spokesperson has since clarified that the department was not responsible for writing or putting them up.

"We have seen them at parks for months and they are removed when they are reported or found by staff because they have not been authorized," said DCNR's Wesley Robinson.

"Bigfoot is not real."

As things stand, however, the identities of the culprits remain a complete mystery.



Source: The Morning Call | Comments (16)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by the13bats 4 months ago
Would have been cool since we never get a good pic of bigfoot to at least get a pic of the sign denouncing it, hey be ironic and take a blurry pic of the sign.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 4 months ago
Oh, they found the patterson film suit.
Comment icon #9 Posted by pellinore 4 months ago
Great idea! That would be so funny!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Harte 4 months ago
Harte
Comment icon #11 Posted by jethrofloyd 4 months ago
Yeah, and Bob Gimlin wear it. Proudly.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hyperionxvii 4 months ago
Wait, I recognize that dude in the pic, he's running for the Senate.
Comment icon #13 Posted by susieice 4 months ago
The people in western Pennsylvania are always seeing him. We're ranked #3 in the country for sightings behind Washington and California. We in the eastern half of the state don't see anything. They seem to get all the aliens too.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Piney 4 months ago
When I was cutting in Allegheny County it was never brought up.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Bed of chaos 4 months ago
I'm in northeast pa. I'd love to buy a Bigfoot suit, run around in the woods and suprise people. Though probably wouldnt be a grand idea with hunters around.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DanL 4 months ago
THAT wouldn't be a good idea ANYTIME in Texas!!! I was shot at one time and I had on an orange vest!!! He was color blind. To him that orange blended in with the greens really well. We had some VERY serious words!


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