Daily Mail You wait years for a decent sighting of the legendary ape-like creature known as Bigfoot, and then two come along at once. The fascinating photographs, taken just two weeks ago near Bradford, Pennsylvania, appear to show a pair of Bigfoots, or perhaps that should be Bigfeet, wandering through the trees. Keen hiker John Stoneman claims he spotted the seven-foot-tall beasts just yards from a main road through trees in Kinzua State Park. Mr Stoneman, 57, had been returning from the Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival with his girlfriend when the pair saw the mysterious shape moving in the forest. He quickly grabbed his camera and fired off these shots as they slowed the car down and edged along the road.Traffic backing-up behind his vehicle forced John to move on but not before he got what he believes is some of the best evidence yet of the existence of the legendary North American creature. Evidence? The new photographs will fuel the debate on whether the legendary creature actually exists Mr Stoneman, from Bradford, PA, said: ‘I’m a sceptic myself, I’m not a believer, but this was not a bear and you can see fur on it. ‘It’s wider at the shoulders and tapers down whereas a bear is bigger in the middle and stands differently with its paws out, this was standing like a man, like a Bigfoot. ‘At first some people have discredited it and said it’s just a root ball at the bottom of a fallen tree, but I’ve been back to the exact spot and there is no root ball there. ‘We do have black bears, but they are considerably smaller than this, it was standing about seven-foot tall.’ The day before the sighting John said there had been a ‘Bigfoot calling contest’ organised as part of the bridge festival – an event held annually in the area to commemorate an old viaduct destroyed by a tornado. He said: “This was 200 yards from the road, it was too narrow for me to be able to pull over without stopping traffic but I got as many pictures as I could. ‘I actually dropped the camera casing so I couldn’t see what I had got until I got home and put them on my computer, I was surprised at what I saw. ‘It looks more like a bigfoot than anything else, I’ve already had organisations asking me to send them copies for verification.’ Mr Stoneman – who is a member of the local outdoor pursuits group Allegheny Outdoor Adventures – said he had never seen anything like it in the woods before. He said: ‘This area is known for Bigfoot sightings but this is the first time I have seen anything like this, I am in the woods every week, I hunt and go hiking. ‘I went back to the exact spot where it had been and there was nothing there, just years and years of leaves on the floor.
When you love the search for Sasquatch, as we here at SportSmasher.com do, you come across a lot of so called evidence that looks a lot more like a grainy green blob in the distance than a Bigfoot. Those grainy blobs could be anything. This is not the case with these photographs, in my opinion, this is either a hoax or the real deal. These “creatures” photographed in the Pennsylvania woods are clearly not mistaken identity of a bear, there are two of them side by side, in what would be a very difficult position for one bear to hold let alone two. This is either two people in Bigfoot suits or it is the best visual evidence of Sasquatch since the Patterson-Gimlin film. If it is a hoax, either Mr. Stoneman was in on it, or two hoaxers heard about the Bigfoot calling competition and decided it would be a good time to pull off a hoax. I’m fact, in this scenario I am leaning that two hoaxers deciding that shortly after a Bigfoot calling competition would he the perfect time to put on their ghillie suits is the most likely scenario, because seeing Bigfoot that close to a Bigfoot calling contest just seems too coincidental.
However, as a fan of Bigfoot evidence who has been intrigued by the search of their entire life, I find these photos fascinating. My official ruling, likely a hoax or two hunters in ghillie suits, but compelling photographs that require further investigation.