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Bigfoot Sightings-Has Sasquatch/Bigfoot been seen in Whitehall, NY?

Updated on May 19, 2015

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.

Bigfoot fever

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.


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    • MimiKat33 profile image

      MimiKat33 6 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      Thank you for your comment David. I would not want to meet anything that big in the wood either.

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      David 6 years ago

      I have seen foot prints in Alaska, at Fort lewis Wa. Back in the mid to late 1970's. I'm a big believer but I don't feel I would want to meet one out in the woods by myself. I'm 56 yrs. Old now. So I'm not wet behind the ears as the saying goes.

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      MimiKat33 7 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      I myself would like to believe that there is something out there still undiscovered these days. Thank you for your coment.

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      Cindy's Thoughts 7 years ago from The Adirondacks in Upstate NY

      Thanks for the info....I wonder on and off about Bigfoot being in these mountains. Part of me would like to see one and another part says "not!" lol I spend a lot of time in or near the woods and sometimes the noises can be spooky!

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      Tammy 7 years ago from USA

      Great hub and interesting audio clip. My husband is an avid bigfoot fan. I gave this a vote up and emailed it to him.