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Thursday, November 30, 2023

LONG-HAIRED BIGFOOT Charges Grouse Hunter in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Two grouse hunters are in the State Game Land 110 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The conditions were not ideal. One of the hunters spots a large dark figure that suddenly runs toward him!

I received the following account:

"This took place in the State Game Land 110 in Berks County, Pennsylvania in early February of 1991. Two hunters were looking for ruffed grouse along the mountain ridge. The weather was cold and overcast. A foot-thick layer of snow blanketed the ground and an additional inch of ice on the surface made walking difficult. The hunters had to lift their feet high and stomp down to break through the ice with each step.

Near midday, the witness Dan shot a grouse and called out to his friend. His friend was 75 yards away and took at least 15 minutes to trudge up through the ice and snow. After checking on Dan the friend took another trail back toward the Mountain Top Road where they were parked. Dan stayed where he was for a while. The clouds of his breath circled his face as he heard his friend's footsteps crunching off into the distance.

After a quarter-hour of silence, Dan remembers that when his friend walked off he heard his footsteps. Dan turned in the opposite direction from his friend and faced downhill along the ridge. While looking down, in the distance a large dark figure was running up along the ridge. The figure stopped in a clearing about 100 yards away and seemed to notice Dan. It charged towards him moving even faster than before. The strange figure was running silently, not crunchy through the snow, silently at full speed up the hill as if the snow and ice weren't there. Dan froze. He knew he couldn't escape as each step was a struggle. His light birdshot ammunition would be useless against the massive creature.

The figure stopped about 50 feet away. Dan pointed his shotgun at it hoping to intimidate the potential attacker. At this point, he's not really sure what it is. The massive figure didn't flinch, didn't make a noise, and seemed completely unfazed by having a weapon pointed at it. Now that it was close Dan got a better look at it. He could see that it was at least 7 feet tall and though he couldn't see its face through the long hair he could make out the shadow of its deeply set eyes staring at him.

The creature had covered nearly 200 yards uphill through deep icy snow in only 2 minutes and wasn't out of breath. In fact, Dan couldn't even see its breath in the cold air. The tall hairy humanoid stared at him completely silent. Dan calmed down and as he realized the figure wouldn't attack. Maybe the creature was sizing him up. After a minute or so it calmly turned back and descended the slope in the direction it had come. The huge beast paused, turned back to look at Dan once, twisting its upper torso, then continued along the ridge line.

Dan later met up with his friend on the road. He explained what had happened. His friend, who was 6' one inch tall and weighed 200 lbs, tried running on the flat even road to recreate what Dan had seen. After three steps he fell flat on his face, proving how difficult it was to run in those conditions. Although Dan's friend didn't believe him, he didn't argue with him. Dan continues to believe that he encountered a Bigfoot that day."


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