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Old 05-22-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Bigfoot in The Adirondacks??

Has anyone ever had what they think was a sasquatch encounter in the park? I know it's crazy, but I was camping with some friends who told me some stories. I do alot of backpacking all over the Adiorndacks, and I've never had such luck. I have had some wierd situations occur before near Bennet, Middle, and Murphy Lakes north of Great Sacandaga Lake. - Justin
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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No such thing here in the ADKs (or anywhere, I suspect).
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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i am the sasquatch of fulton/hamilton county
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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No sasquatch, but there is the Wood Devil legend. Google Wood Devil and Lake George and you'll probably come up with something.
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:21 AM   #5
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YEAR: 1996

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

DATE: 8/15/1996

STATE: New York

COUNTY: Essex County

LOCATION DETAILS: Pine Pond -area can be accessed by an old snowmobile/bike path that enters from Rt 86 in Ray Brook. This area is also one mile south of Oseetah Lake -site of the 2002 ESPN outdoor games. It is located at the base of Mt. Ampersand.

NEAREST TOWN: Saranac Lake NY

NEAREST ROAD: NY Rt. 86

OBSERVED: In August of 1996 myself and six friends were camping at Pine Pond in the lower Saranac Lake region. It was around dusk and my friend and I were fishing in our canoe. The other members of our party were at camp preparing supper, about a quarter mile away through the forest from our location on the canoe in the middle of the lake. My friend and I were speaking openly, not attempting to be quiet in any way. I was scanning the northern bank of the lake, which I knew quite well, when I noticed a strange shape on the edge of the wood line. It was about 50 yards away. Immediately I pointed it out to my friend and he spotted it instantly. The shape was about 3 1/2 feet off of the ground at its highest point. At first we both thought it was a black bear standing broadside but after a few seconds I realized that was not the case. We started to row towards it somewhat cautiously. Just as my friend whispered "it's a bear" the thing stood up. It had been crouching there on its feet like a catcher from a baseball team. It was about seven feet tall and was very dark brown in color. Its face was hairy yet fleshy around the upper cheeks. Its eyes were dark in color but clearly visible and had a brightness about them. Upon talking afterwards, we both agreed that we saw slight movements of its head and hands. It stood there for what seemed like ten seconds looking at us. It tilted its head slightly up as if it were sniffing the air. As if all this wasn't strange enough, we then heard the snapping twigs about fifty feet behind it. The creature turned its torso to the left and looked to its side. It immediately turned back towards us and then spun 180 degrees around and darted into the wood line like a cat. We then heard the sound of movement for about ten more seconds then we heard nothing. To this day I have no idea what made the noise behind it. After staying put in the canoe for about ten minutes my friend decided (against my wishes) paddle to the spot on shore and investigate for tracks. There were only two discernable markings in the sand which were obscured from the pivoting of its feet when it turned around. The whole experience was very, very upsetting. Although I can honestly say it did not attempt to threaten us in anyway it was scary as hell. That night I did not sleep one wink because I was so focused on every little noise that I heard. The next day we left. The other people in our party are convinced we saw a bear. It was no bear.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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There is really no such thing as a true "bigfoot". What people are seeing are genetically altered humans that have been abducted by aliens.

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Old 05-23-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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There is really no such thing as a true "bigfoot". What people are seeing are genetically altered humans that have been abducted by aliens.

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Old 05-23-2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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Could be a tallish "freak" whose made their way to a hermit's life alone in the woods. That would be my guess, or someone having some fun playing fantasy on the internet. Now there's a concept. lol
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:44 PM   #9
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Stumbled upot this site the other day off a link on VFTT.


http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/newyork.asp
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:46 PM   #10
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O my good lord people are serious!!?? Help me! I'm a disbeliever.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:50 PM   #11
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O my good lord people are serious!!?? Help me! I'm a disbeliever.
Me 2, but hey - everyone needs a hobby I guess. At least they're not knocking at your door at 8AM on a Sunday...
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:04 AM   #12
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Stumbled upot this site the other day off a link on VFTT.


http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/newyork.asp
Oh my god, that site is a hoot.

Did anyone happen to read the 1989,93 Essex County "sighting".

I loved this part best...

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I happened to look out the back window and I could see something coming up behind the car. The LTD wagon had huge tailights and there was no guard over the license plate light, so the back of the car lit the area up nicely.

This thing was big, black and had its arm out like it was going to open the door on the drivers side. The part that scared me the most was the fact that the rear hatch of the wagon did not latch, it just kind of moved around, thumped when you hit a bump, that sort of thing. It was one of those things Matt was going to fix but never did. Anyway, I looked at Matt and asked, "Did you lock the doors?", calmly, almost deadpan.

"Why?"

"Somethings about to open the door."

Matt slammed the gearshift into drive and we took off out of there. I looked back and the thing stood up. It had to be over seven feet tall. It was huge and black. Its eyes must've caught the tailights glow because there was a red flicker in them. We never stopped until we got down to Port Henry (six or seven miles away).


Can you dig it......
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:17 AM   #13
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I find humans to be the strangest figment of the mind.
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:03 PM   #14
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I find humans to be the strangest figment of the mind.
<---- do they look like this?



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<---- do they look like this?



he said HUMANS gary!!
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he said HUMANS gary!!

(I knew if I threw that out there I'd get a rise out of somebody!)

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Old 05-24-2006, 05:59 PM   #17
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Hmmmmmm. Hawk and W/photo?...oddballs in the woods?

Mystery solved.
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #18
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Yeah and I saw the Easter Bunny on Algonquin a few months ago.
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:30 PM   #19
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I believe they said "it" was better looking & had more hair.

Oh man I just love making friends on this forum.

Are you a nice as you sound? i hope

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I believe they said "it" was better looking & had more hair.

Oh man I just love making friends on this forum.

Are you a nice as you sound? i hope

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