Bigfoot Sightings-Has Sasquatch/Bigfoot been seen in Whitehall, NY?
Is it Real? Is there a Bigfoot?
The sounds of high pitched screaming sounding through the dark woods, visual impressions of a 7 - 8' tall Gorilla stalking through the woods, a knocking sound on trees or the feeling you are being watched. Sounds like a Horror or Science Fiction movie doesn't it? Well it isn't, these sounds and sights are real, Bigfoot sightings, according to persons near a small town in upstate NY.
Whitehall, New York is commonly associated with being the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, for its connections to the Revolutionary War and Benedict Arnold. But did you know Whitehall is also known for Sasquatch, a.k.a. Bigfoot sightings? The town and village are located on the eastern border of New York and Vermont, at the edge of New York's Adirondack Mountain Preserve. Both Lake George and Lake Champlain are also in close proximity.
With the low population in relation to the rural setting and sometimes seemingly endless unspoiled terrain, it is not surprising that a being such as Sasquatch / Bigfoot could co-exist with the human population with there being no provable interaction between the two. There have been too many accounts of noises or sights to disregard this as a hoax and who are we to say that in no way could such a creature exist. Actually I think we need to believe in Sasquatch / Bigfoot's existence; what a fantastic idea it is to imagine again that we are not alone.
Sightings every year
Always called alleged, the Bigfoot sightings in the Whitehall, NY area go back as far as being mentioned in the local Indian folklore. Since 1959 to the present there have been dozens of sightings, with several sightings every year. Whitehall, NY is known to be a "hot spot" for Sasquatch / Bigfoot sightings in North America.
The Village of Whitehall, NY takes action
Due to the repeated sightings of Bigfoot, both visual and audio, in Whitehall, the Village Board of the Town unanimously approved a resolution making it illegal to hunt to kill or harm the Sasquatch/Bigfoot. Numerous research expeditions have visited the town but no hunting expeditions are allowed; it is against the law to participate in "the willful premeditated act of killing" a Bigfoot. Whitehall is only the 3rd town to pass this type of ordinance for a being still unproven to exist.
Whitehall's Bigfoot on television
The History Channel, a cable TV channel, profiled the alleged sightings of Bigfoot in Whitehall, NY. The show was called MonsterQuest and the episode "the Monster of Whitehall” aired on August 20, 2008. The MonsterQuest team, along with members of the NESRA (Northeast Sasquatch Researchers Association) traveled to Whitehall to look into the original accounts from police officers in 1976 who reported to have seen the 7 to 8' tall creature resembling a gorilla and to have heard that high pitched screaming. For the MonsterQuest show, those officers did pass polygraph tests.
2015-The Search has been reignited
- Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later
With Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" coming to town, the search to find Sasquatch has resumed in Whitehall.
The television station "Animal Planet" has resumed the 40 year old search for Bigfoot and the fever and curiosity surrounding Bigfoot's existence is on.... Here is a link to a local newspaper's recent article.