Dawn sighting by hunter within 2 miles of Pittsburgh International Airport

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Report # 19589 (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Dawn sighting by hunter within 2 miles of boundary of Pittsburgh International Airport
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YEAR: 2004
MONTH: November
STATE: Pennsylvania
COUNTY: Allegheny County
LOCATION DETAILS: A steadily disappearing forested area near Pittsburgh International Airport. Road names withheld at the request of the witness.
NEAREST ROAD: Flaugherty Run Rd
OBSERVED: It was about 430 am and I had just settled into my treestand for a day of hunting. It was extremely quiet which was the first thing that I noticed. It was going on about 500 when I heard what sounded like a log being hit with another log. I brushed it off as something going on up at the new construction site on top of the hill. About 520 am I heard something walking back and to my left toward the top of the hill I was sitting on. I was about 1/4 of the way up the hill and this was near the top where I heard it. I knew the walking was bipedal and at this point in time I got very angry about somebody trespassing and ruining my day of deer hunting.

As the noise got closer the sun was just up enough I could skyline this huge “man” walking across the top of the ridge. I looked at him through my binos and well it wasn’t any man. I know this bigfoot had to be 7′ 5″ tall and at least 650 lbs. He was dark brown or black in color unable to tell exactly due to lighting issues. I wasn’t able to make out facial features. His hair was maybe 2 inches long and his hands were definitely below knee level. I put my binos down and it was then he must have noticed something and within 3 strides he disappeared into the grapevine thicket. The entire actual sighting lasted maybe 15 seconds.

ALSO NOTICED: Just the sticks banging together in my own online research I have found this to be common though.
OTHER WITNESSES: Unfortunately no.
OTHER STORIES: In about 2005 while out spotting heard a loud scream that lasted 5 seconds but that was all.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Sunrise. Started with the knocking at 430 AM
ENVIRONMENT: Hardwoods with a creek bottom below to my right.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Robert J Gorny:

I spoke with the witness by phone and he had some details to add to the report:

* The witness saw the figure at a distance of approximately 275-300 yards.
* There have been other times while hunting in the same area when the witness felt like he was being watched.
* A neighbor of the witness has described hearing “hyena laughter” on occasion behind her house.
* The father of the witness was chopping wood one afternoon when a number of rocks were thrown in his direction. He thought it was his son, but his son was not in the area where the rocks were coming from.
* The location is less than 2 miles from the property of the Pittsburgh International Airport.

I plan on visiting the area with the witness to look for any signs of ongoing activity.

He has been interested in the paranormal since he was 11yrs old. He has had many experiences with both ghosts and UFO's and it has just solidified his beliefs. He set up this site to catalogue as much information about the paranormal in one location. He is the oldest of three and moved from the UK to the USA in 2001.