Teen reading on porch late at night sees large, humanlike figure

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Report # 2618 (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Friday, June 1, 2001.
Teen reading on porch late at night sees large, humanlike figure

YEAR: 2001
SEASON: Spring
DATE: Saturday, June 2, 01
STATE: Pennsylvania
COUNTY: Perry County
NEAREST ROAD: not known

OBSERVED: Hi, I’m about to tell you about the very frightening encounter with bigfoot/sasquatch.
I’m 13 years old, and i’m beng very serious about this. I like to joke around, but this is NO joke. I am so amazed about what I saw because it is so rare and unusual. I hate it because I try to tell everyone in school and no one believes me, and sometimes frusterates me so much when they don’t believe me. Here is my story. My dad bought a cabin about 1 year ago I think. On Saturday June 2, 2001 we went to visit the cabin. Later on at about 10 o’clock p.m. I was on the porch reading, and it was cold for June here in PA, about 50-60 degrees. At about 10:35 I thought I heard something in the brush about 30 feet from where I was sitting. It sounded like foot steps in the leaves, like when your walking in the autumn and the leaves go crunch..crunch. I didnt think much about it at first until I heard a twig snap pretty loudly so I turned the light on. I saw something crouching-maybe a bear, but we dont get many black bears, and it seemed to of had longer arms. I kept staring, because even if it was a black bear, thats still pretty cool. But then it stood up about 6-7 feet and I then realized that it was no little black bear, this thing was like a big hairy man but stockier and broader shoulders and bigger head. I almost dropped my book that was half open in my hand, when as fast as it stood up, it sprinted away with long steps. I ran in the house to tell my parents. I think they half-believed me. I got about 3 hours of sleep that night. All I can remember of the descripsion, is that it had dark fir, long arms and legs, it was stocky, and very fast.

ALSO NOTICED: before the sighting their was a faint bad smell, of something, but I didn’t really pay attention because the woods always smells.
OTHER STORIES: I have never heard of any similar occasions
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was about 10:40 it was a clear night but chilly for June, even in the mountains.
ENVIRONMENT: The habitat was a dense forest/woods, with lots of pines and ferns, their was a small stream/brook about 20-30 yards from the cabin. pretty rocky, and animals include, deer, squirrels, turkey and sometimes bear.

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.