There have been continuous reports in past years of encounters with Bigfoot throughout many locations in Fayette County, PA. The earliest firsthand Bigfoot account I have on record dates back to 1931. Additionally, going back to the early 1970’s, some of the strangest Bigfoot incidents on record occurred in this area. Many Bigfoot sightings continue to occur in this area, and quite often along or near the Chestnut Ridge.
On May 11, 2016, I received a phone call from Researcher Jim Brown who lives in Fayette County. Jim has been a long time research associate of mine. His fascinating website can be found at: http://www.jimsdestinations.com/
He advised me that he had received an interesting report concerning two encounters with large hairy creatures. Jim wanted to see if I had received other reports. I had not received other reports from the date of the occurrence.
The following is the report Jim Brown has submitted on the case.
Hairy Creature Sightings–Near Fairchance, PA on Mud Pike- 5-10-2016
I received a phone call on the morning of 5-11-2016 reporting an incident that involved two “large hairy animals” on Mud Pike in Fayette County, Pa. This report covers the facts as reported in that case. (Witnesses have requested to remain anonymous, Name and address withheld) There were two witnesses in the vehicle, both interviewed separately and details are in agreement with each other.
Weather conditions – Pouring rain, fog, Temperature about 52 degrees F.
Observations occurred from inside the vehicle that was involved in the incident. (Details follow)
Date / Time – 10 May, 2016, Approximately 2300 hrs.
The following summary is based on both initial phone interview and personal interview with each witness. The witnesses were returning from visiting family on Chestnut Ridge on their way home. About half way down Mud Pike the driver saw what appeared to be a large hairy animal cross the road walking upright. He did not see it very clearly and could not rule out a bear walking on hind legs. But it did get his attention and he slowed to a crawl as he passed the area where he saw it. Using a flashlight, both witnesses were trying to catch a glimpse of it in the woods below. They did not see that creature again.
Suddenly a second creature came from the bank on the left into the path of their car about 20 feet ahead. The driver immediately slammed on his brakes and stopped with the creature clearly visible in the headlights about 10 – 15 feet in front of the car. Neither witness had a camera so no photos were obtained. I asked them to describe the creature. It was about 7 feet high, standing upright on two legs with arms well below the hips. It stared directly at the car, eyes glowing bright red. It was covered head to toe with long, black or very dark hair. The hair was so long that no facial features besides the eyes could be seen.
The body also was covered to the point that no sexual features could be determined. Also noted were the palms of its hands which were hairless and black. No claws were seen. Feet were not seen as at the angle of view the hood of the car blocked the ability to see the ground at this close of a distance. No smells or sounds were noted, however the car windows were up and the rain was beating down hard. It would have been difficult to hear or smell anything under those conditions.
The driver had stopped the car and the creature froze watching them for a few seconds. At that point the driver put the car in reverse and slowly started to back up. The creature took a couple steps toward the car keeping about the same distance away as before. The driver again stopped the car and the creature did likewise. After a short time, the driver put the car in low and began creeping toward the creature. The creature stood still and did not move from the spot where it stopped.
It did put its arms forward as if to protect itself. The car continued to move forward very slowly to the point where both occupants could feel the car make contact with the creature. It put its arms out and placed its hands on the front of the car, with the bumper against its legs. The driver stopped again and did not try to force his way through. The driver said he was ready to shift to reverse again and “get the hell out of there”. It was at that point the creature removed its hands from the car, took about one step forward then proceeded to walk into the woods below the road. That was the last it was seen. The witnesses went home and I was contacted next day via my website reporting form.
I followed up and did a personal interview on 5-11-2016. The above information was obtained at that time. I also examined the car for any evidence of contact. None was found. The car was also checked using UV / IR light for evidence of hand prints or skin oils where the creature is alleged to have been in contact. Nothing was found, however it must also be noted that they drove home about 7 miles in driving rain. It is possible any residue could have been washed off. I also went to the area on Mud Pike where the creature was seen in an attempt to find any tracks or other evidence however nothing was found. Much gravel and other debris was washed into the road from the heavy rain so I would expect any such evidence, if it existed, was destroyed.
My impression of both witnesses is that they seem credible. I detected no sign they were seeking notoriety or wanted publicity. Both gave the same impression of the event; frightening yet both wanted answers to what they experienced.
No subsequent reports of any other sightings as of this time. If any come in they will be referenced to this report.
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