Awhile back when Chautauqua Ghosts was first started I received a few submissions from local people and trying to preserve them seemed easy enough. Instead digital records degraded and the hard copies seemed to not connect. This story was submitted to me back in 2001 and concerns the sighting of a Hairy Hominid. Is it Bigfoot?
May 14, 2001
An undisclosed female related to me the story of her sighting of an unidentified Hairy creature that she saw around her home on Mead Road just outside the city of Jamestown. She stated that her relatives that lived there would hear noises outside late at night and that their dog would bark uncontrollably at times but would not venture off the porch. A short time after a group of her friends decided to go out into the woods and camp for the night, knowing something may be out there they took along baseball bats as a form of protection. Shortly after midnight they started hearing noises around the camp. First it was footsteps that sounded like they were going all around them like something was out there stalking the perimeter of the camp. Then there was a loud crash as if, “this thing pushed over a very big tree roots and all.” Before anything else progressed they ran back to her Aunt and Uncle’s house just on the other side of the forest.
Of course there was nothing witnessed only loud crashing and stalking noises. It could have been anything. A Bear, perhaps? Of course here is exactly what was submitted to me in her own words, I will let you decide.
“That’s not all. About two weeks later I was in my kitchen talking on the phone looking out the window. I could not believe what I saw walking through the cow pasture. It was very big and hairy looking and had long arms and a large body and walked in very large strides. It was walking through the cow pasture in broad daylight. I didn’t know what to do I just couldn’t believe it. Whatever it was it went into the pines and didn’t come back out.”