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Bigfoot tales abound in New York state's Chautauqua County

By T.K. Randall
December 6, 2022 · Comment icon 15 comments

Does Bigfoot roam the wilds of New York state ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Carlstak
The forests of this unassuming region of the northeastern United States are said to be home to the elusive Bigfoot.
There are few cryptozoological mysteries as enduring and widespread as Bigfoot - a mysterious hairy hominid that is believed to roam the wilds and woodlands of rural North America.

While conclusive evidence of the creature's existence continues to remain elusive, there are many who are so convinced by their own personal experiences that, to them at least, the question of whether or not Bigfoot is really out there has already been settled.

One part of the country that has been in the news recently due to its association with the mystery is New York state's Chautauqua County - a region said to be home to a whole population of these elusive hairy hominids who reside in the area's dense forests.
Multiple residents claim to have either seen one first-hand or know someone who has.

"They are from all kinds of walks of life," Peter Wiemer, who sponsors the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo, told WGRZ. "There's 45 eyewitnesses that have reached out to me, there's a hundred or more in Chautauqua County that aren't talking to me."

While only a body is ever likely to satisfy science, the experiences of witnesses is arguably a phenomenon unto itself - these people must be seeing something out there.

As for what that could be, we may never know for sure.

Source: WNBF.com | Comments (15)

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Hawken 2 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
Wow, can you elaborate on where one might reliably observe a footie cuz that would be awesome sauce?
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Do they keep it in a cage, wheres it located like at a stuckys or something?
Comment icon #9 Posted by DJ Dog 2 years ago
Don't take my word for it go there yourself.
Comment icon #10 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
I assure you i do not take your word for anything.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Trelane 2 years ago
I would like to hear what you have to say. Any photos or videos to present?
Comment icon #12 Posted by TripGun 2 years ago
Bigfoot was spotted throwing a tantrum and talking back to his parents… No wonder they call him the SASS-quatch.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
It's true that bigfoot stories abound, and not just in NY.  What has never been demonstrated to abound is an actual bigfoot. Maybe next year.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Trelane 2 years ago
Maybe I'll have some luck soon. I'm in the planning phases of another excursion this weekend. I'm not decided where yet.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Resume 2 years ago
May the footie be with you!

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