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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

BIGFOOT? CRYPTID CANINE? Tracks Discovered Near Hollidaysburg, PA in Blair County

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society Team Investigating Recent Possible Bigfoot Tracks in Blair County

From: Researcher Stan Gordon

Photo of one of the tracks found in Blair County. Used with permission of Eric Altman

I was informed on April 26, 2024, by Eric Altman, Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society (PBS), that several possible Bigfoot tracks were found that morning in Blair County. The footprints were found in a forested area, south of Hollidaysburg by four men scouting the area for turkey for Spring gobbler season.

The men had walked approximately two hundred yards from where they parked their cars as they looked for turkey tracks. One of the men was quite surprised when he came across a large five-toed human-like track on the edge of a muddy area. He called the other three men over to look at the track. A total of four tracks were located in that area. When the group returned home, one of the men contacted the PBS to report what they had found. Photos of the tracks were sent to Eric for his examination.

Two members of the PBS closest to that area were notified, and one investigator contacted the witness and conducted an initial phone interview. On Sunday, April 28th, a three-member PBS team met the witness and two other people. The man took them into the forest to the track location. The location where the tracks were found was deep in the forest about two miles from the closest home.

It had rained Friday night into early Saturday morning, and when they arrived on the scene, they found that one of the tracks had been washed out and could not be cast. Three tracks were still intact and were photographed and casts were made. The tracks were all located in a muddy area.

Each track had five toes, measuring fifteen inches long and seven inches wide. The tracks were about two inches deep in the mud. While the tracks were curing and drying a search was conducted around that area to look for other evidence. No other evidence was found.

Photo of a casting of one of the Blair County tracks used with permission of Eric Altman

Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Cliff Barackman were contacted, and photos and videos of the tracks were shared. The initial reaction from Cliff is that they are either a hoax or the real thing. Dr. Meldrum’s initial impression is that he saw no red flags and the tracks had potential and he would examine them closer on a larger computer screen.

Eric’s initial opinion was that the witness they met with was honest very credible and quite excited about his findings. He kept stating that he had been hunting for over 50 years and had never seen, heard, or had any experiences until April 26. Eric stated that although he is not a footprint expert, he felt the tracks were not human, not bear or other common animal, and may in fact be Bigfoot Prints.


There has been a history of Bigfoot sightings from Blair County and nearby counties such as Cambria, Somerset, and Indiana. Many references to Pennsylvania Bigfoot encounters can be found on the PBS website at: THE PENNSYLVANIA BIGFOOT SOCIETY – INVESTIGATING THE PENNSYLVANIA BIGFOOT PHENOMENON – Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society (pabigfoot.com)

NOTE: This area has been a hotspot for cryptid canine activity in recent years. The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team has documented several cryptid canine sightings & encounters in this particular area since 2014. It's an area where Butch Witkowski and I received numerous sightings and encounter reports. These tracks resemble other less distinguishable prints (including the foot structure descriptions) that witnesses have shown and described to us over that period. Lon - Pennsylvania Dogman / Upright Canine Interactive Map

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