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911 call: 'Proof of bigfoot'

Evidence in the woods of Pennsylvania prompts a police investigation.

By Rich_Maloof May 28, 2013 5:48PM

The 911 call came into authorities in Altoona, a small city in the Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania.

Someone had proof of bigfoot.

A man had been walking on a path in the woods when he came upon the evidence. Mr. John Winesickle was convinced enough of his finding to call police and insist an officer investigate.

Photo: David Muir/Getty Images Winesickle shared his evidence: a series of photographs of enormous footprints clearly stamped in the mud, each big and deep enough to suggest a creature of monstrous size and weight. The officer was taken into the woods to see the tracks for himself.

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According to a police report, the investigating officer determined the tracks belonged to a bear. But Winesickle says no way.

“No, no, no, no,” he told an interviewer from central Pennsylvania’s WTAJ television. “A bear can’t go down a steep bank on all twos. This is bigfoot.”

Winesickle also said he walks in the area regularly and has heard bigfoot’s deep growl before, apparently in warning when he came too close to the creature in hiding. He’s never caught a glimpse, but Winesickle is unshakeable in his belief that he has heard the voice and seen the tracks of bigfoot.

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Bigfoot sightings are more prominent in the Pacific Northwest, though the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society has amassed an archive of reports over the years. Pennsylvania neighbors Ohio, the state with the fourth most sightings. In 2007, unclear photos captured by an Elk County deer hunter depicted a dark and strange creature lumbering through the night in Allegheny National Forest. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization reviewed the images and said they believed the image is of a juvenile Sasquatch. Park rangers said it was a skinny bear.

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Aug 21, 2014 10:24AM
So many people claimed the same experiences in the Himalayas.

Jun 2, 2013 3:00AM
I have never  believed in Big Foot tale and never will. I was raised in Walla Walla were in 1980's a man last named Freeman, from Walla Walla claimed he saw Big Foot, even had photos , and "proof" , made television interviews etc. Then magically , all over America this mystical creature has shown itself in over 10 states, with no damage to homes, freeways, or land? RIGHT!! so I don't buy any of this , or any photos or claims.
May 31, 2013 11:43PM

    781 891 0621 LOOKING FOR NEW BASEBALL TALENT!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2013 10:34PM
This guy is why America is known to be unreasonably stubborn.
May 31, 2013 9:27PM
May 31, 2013 4:11PM
well some old crazy man trying to become famous off of his craziness.
May 31, 2013 3:47PM

Ya know people there are people that have a condition ,where they have hair all over even on the face + nose , it grows long and if they choose to stop shaving / bathing and go into the wild to live away from judgmental people , for many generations ,some take their whole family out to the woods , and they can be big and tall people ..the rest of the foot prints are fake , that's why no bones and proof !...what do you think of that !...I do hope I am proved wrong some day ,that it is an ape of some kind ... time will tell .. but shooters be aware you might be killing a human !......a mute that roars..?

May 31, 2013 3:25PM
next time he hears it, he should go towards the sound with a camera and gps, that way after he gets killed by the bear... I mean bigfoot, we know what got him
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