Just recently, the fascination of the popular Bigfoot legend has made itself known in the Catskill region of Upstate New York. Recent sightings of creatures believed to be members of the Bigfoot family have drawn the attention of Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi.
As a kid, I always wanted to believe in Bigfoots and there is still a small part of me that is dying to see some real proof but without my personal inspection of the evidence, I have to rank them up there with UFOs and Ghosts. I do have to admit though, some of what they say it very convincing.
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence". - Dr. Carl Sagan
Tom Biscardi, founder and chief executive officer of Searching for Bigfoot Inc., put together an eight man team and headed towards the Catskill Mountains as a result of a sighting reported by a local family that said they saw multiple creatures resembling that of a Bigfoot on their property located on Tool House Road in Catskill.
Taking into consideration our area and topography, the area where the Bigfoot was sighted (in my mind) is the perfect place for a Bigfoot to live. Based on my vast knowledge of the species acquired from science fiction books and late night television, the Catskill Mountain range holds all the physical characteristics fitting of the ideal "Bigfoot Haven"
Biscardi's Bigfoot busters arrived in the Hudson Valley last Thursday after some local experts substantiated the rumor. The evidence that brought the Bigfoot research team to our neck of the woods was the finding of a bedding area (referred to as POD) as well as the sounds of distinctive footfalls picked up by a bionic ear described as that unlike the sound of a common woodland creature.
The initial sighting was made by Hudson Valley local, Patty Williams. Williams told local newspapers that she first saw a Bigfoot at her Catskill home about four months ago near a tree line and in proximity to a pigpen.
Also in the local paper Williams was quoted as saying that "It had a juvenile with it about my height." She went on to describe how the Bigfoot went into the pigpen, ate the animal feed but did not seem to bother the animals at all.
Her most recent Bigfoot sighting occurred while leaving the home to visit a friend one evening. She spotted the creature standing alone in her driveway at a height of 7 feet.
Biscardi, who claims to be on an expedition to find America's first King Kong, has been tracking Bigfoots on and off for 35 years plans to stake out the 3.8 acre parcel using state of the art tracking equipment.
According to Biscardi his plans are to capture and transport a Bigfoot to an area where it can be studied by a team made up of a medical doctor, veterinarian and other Bigfoot experts. After the 90 day study period, the plan is to release the Bigfoot back where it was found only now with a tracking device.