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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Possible BIGFOOT Seen on Property Near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

A woman living south of Gettysburg, PA along RT. 15 notices a foul fishy odor and other strange anomalies on her property. She also sees a 6-foot-tall black creature at night.

I received the following account. It does sound somewhat familiar, though I'm not sure if I had received it previously.

"It was May 2001 around 11:30 PM. We live south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I saw a 6-foot-tall black creature move back beside my garage. I smelled a rotten fish/garbage odor mixed while exiting my vehicle in the driveway.

Many times when I am alone by my living room window, I often feel like something is watching me. My husband and I are nature buffs and we often see hawks and other small creatures.

The plants under my bedroom window had been trampled on severely as if something were looking through the window at us.  We wondered if there was a large dog in the yard.  Occasionally we have found what looks like dog feces in our backyard garden. Over the years we have heard noises outside our window and evidence of what appears to be a great animal of weight. Our small evergreen bushes have also been compressed as if someone was sitting on top of them, especially those under the bedroom window.

On the night of May 15, 2001, I drove home late from a church meeting with friends. It was 11:30 AM. We have a huge blue spruce tree in our front yard. I got out of my car in the driveway, which was 2 feet away from the blue spruce, and the next thing I knew I was overcome with the most nauseating odor. I had never experienced this before here and wondered if someone had dropped garbage on our lawn. It was rather late so I hastily looked around the ground and did not approach the tree where it emanated from the strongest. I walked towards the garage and the odor diminished so I knew it was coming from the tree. I did see a black figure by the garage when I pulled up but it shrank back towards the garage.  I wondered what it was but was too afraid to investigate. Since I am a female I did not pursue on foot. This time I did not bother my husband but hastily walked towards the door. We live less than a mile from a part of Rock Creek and I was wondering if this creature had eaten fish from the creek recently.

The next morning I was curious about this event from the previous night. I went out to water my garden and around the house. We have two identical red maples in our backyard and the one had no twigs down around the bottom. We had cut our grass and meticulously I had picked up every twig in the backyard. Imagine my surprise when I noticed a perfect circle of fallen small end-of-branch twigs lying completely around the red maple at the left of the house nearest the blue spruce and, then, no twigs around the other red maple? I went in to tell my husband. The twigs were broken at least 9 feet above my head around the tree. Each twig was very thin. They looked as if they were snapped off and not cut by a precision instrument. My garage is open at night and I went in to check my pruner. It was behind another tool and appeared to be unused. I went out to check the blue spruce.

This time, on the side where my son had sawed a few branches, I saw several broken twigs and branches above my head appearing to extend about 9 feet above the ground. If this thing was a Bigfoot, which I think it is. There may have been two for the one I saw by the garage was about 6' at the most. Could this have been an offspring?

Two weeks later we put large items on our back porch that is usually clear at other times. During the evening of that day, we moved the items, at about midnight, there was a loud noise that came from the back porch where the items were placed. I thought at the time that something must have had a routine for coming onto our back porch and did not know that we had just put some large items out. When I turned on the light I saw nothing. On other occasions, there have been sounds and when I turn on the light and look I am always wondering why I don't see a large dog or skunk in the vicinity to justify the sounds because I do go out and check immediately in the yard for about 20' with a flashlight.

After that, there had been no further activity. We have since moved to another property." Name Withheld

NOTE: The area is known for Bigfoot sightings, including on the Gettysburg Battlefield. I have received a few reports along Rock Creek over the years. Lon

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According to First Nations legend, the Thunderbird is said to have a wingspan the length of two canoes with the ability to deafen people with the sound of its flapping wings.

In March 2010, the late Jc Johnson of Crypto Four Corners contacted me about an incident where twenty-four sheep were mutilated at a farm near Hogback, New Mexico, on the Dine' Navajo Reservation. The livestock owner explained that there were large talon marks but very little blood and no evisceration. The prints on the ground were only seen in the corral, not anywhere else on the farm. Was this an attack by a large flying predator? Why were the carcasses left intact?

Jc mentioned that a large cryptid bird or pterosaur may have been responsible for this act. That theory is not as far-fetched as it may initially sound. For many generations, people in New Mexico and parts of Texas say they've seen birds so big they seem prehistoric. There is convincing anecdotal evidence that many of these legendary winged creatures are connected to modern sightings.

I believe that many of these winged cryptids are corporeal beings that can manifest on our plane of existence. Their point of origin and means of conveyance is speculative. But this is the reason why we research and investigate this phenomenon. The search continues.

So, listen to the reports, and form your conclusions about what these monstrous birds are. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the live chat. I will do my best to answer everyone.



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