HIGH POINT STATE PARK, NJ. — Bigfoot is getting a lot of press these days but nowhere is he more in the spotlight than in South Eastern New York, Northwestern New Jersey and parts of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Recent sightings of a bigfoot-like creature have been reported in the area near High Point State Park — an area in New Jersey where New York, Pennsylvania and New York form an awkward three way border created by the meandering Delaware River.
“We have had reports of a Bigfoot type creature in the three-state border area,” said Dr. Benjamin Switchy, a cryptozoologist who along with his partner Sheldon Hartunis PhD, have set up a full scale Bigfoot watch in the area.
“Several hikers and bird watchers have come upon a creature they describe simply as a smelly ape that walks upright and seems to have no fear of them. The average estimate puts this creature at nearly 8-feet tall and built like a Sumo wrestler. So far we have six reports and in each case the witness had ample time to totally recall what they saw.”
One of those witnesses was Dr. Arr Carcola, 31, a Finnish tourist and veterinarian who came to the area to fish on the Delaware river where he knows his ancestors fished and trapped fur over a century ago.
“My great-great grandfather was a shad fisherman and a mink farmer on the Delaware before he emigrated to Finland in 1908,” recounted Carcola. “I came to see the Delaware Water Gap that I had seen in ancient family photographs. I trekked and camped all the way from the gap to the furthest western border of New Jersey and along the way, the area of High Point State Park my wife and I saw Bigfoot. I say that plainly because I know that I saw Bigfoot. I did not see a bear or a man in a Bigfoot suit. I work in the Helsinki Zoo as a veterinarian and I know a wild animal when I see and smell one.”
According to Dr. Carcola, the Bigfoot wasn’t the least skittish or fearful of him.
“I was walking towards the High Point Monument that marks the highest point in New Jersey, and I just came upon him. The smell was terrible. My first reaction was to run but he seemed quiet and for a moment I thought he might be sick or hurt, but then he quickly ran away. In a few minutes he returned. My wife was very frightened and she fainted. I don’t like to take my wife on outdoor adventures because she is very fearful and she slows me down, but this time I am glad she was there to witness this. I took a picture with my phone but I forgot to hit “save” and the photo is lost forever.”
Dr. Carcolawas not alone because several people in the area reported the same thing. One hiker reported a smaller Bigfoot traveling with a baby Bigfoot clinging to her back.
“Bigfoot sightings are out of control in the Catskills where I live in the foothills, so when I saw the splashing and I smelled that horrible smell I had an idea in the back of my mind that this might be Bigfoot. Of course I really just assumed it was a bear and I backed off, but then the creature came out into the clear it was a Bigfoot.”
Just like Dr, Carcola, Sclafani was never in doubt.
“I know I saw Bigfoot because it stood in front of me for at least three minutes. It was like a gorilla with a more human face. the nose and cheeks were pink and the creature had breasts like a female gorilla. I know what I saw. When she turned to walk away I saw that she was carrying a baby Bigfoot on her back. It was about the size of a six-year-old child. The mother was about 7 feet or a bit taller. The smell was the worst smell I have ever smelled. I did not run away because I have a knee replacement and I knew that if I got chased, I would be no match for her. I also know that nobody has ever been killed by a Bigfoot so I stood my ground. Had I known at first that there was a baby Bigfoot on her back I might have run. I’m glad i didn’t see that until after she ambled away.”
Drs. Switchy and Hartunis have also interviewed several birdwatchers who saw the creature eating a deer carcass by the side of the road.
“It seems that they (Bigfoot) are eating road-kill,” said Dr. Switchy from his home in Sparkhill, NY, USA.
“Road-kill is easy and after nearly a year of heavy Bigfoot sightings in the area, it’s becoming apparent that these creatures have no fear of humans at all.
“They seem to avoid human contact in the Pacific Northwest but in New York and New Jersey they seem to have no fear at all. These latest bigfoots seems to be moving down from areas of home construction in the Catskill region of New York and eventually they will reach areas of home construction in Northern New Jersey. This could prevent a problem if they find themselves trapped between human communities. In that case we hope they would move westard. We estimate now that we are looking at a population of somewhere between 75 and 100 Bigfoots.”
New Jersey has had it’s share of knocks over the years, but if t he first real Bigfoot film and authetication comes from New Jersey it could make New Jersey a state people will go ape over like they did back in the 19th century.