Bigfoot Day Draws Enthusiasts
CLEARFIELD (AP) — Bigfoot enthusiasts converged on a northern Pennsylvania town to
swap theories about the creatures.
Patriot-News reports that about 50 Bigfoot enthusiasts met Saturday in
Clearfield, and they fell into one of three camps. The town is about 120 miles
northwest of Harrisburg.
first group believes that Bigfoot is a "cryptozoological hominid
creature." The second group thinks Bigfoot is an extraterrestrial with
ties to UFOs or other aliens. The third group believes the Bigfoot types
envisioned by the other groups are two different creatures.
Altman, director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, traces the legend of
Bigfoot-type creatures back to pre-Colonial Native Americans and newspaper
accounts of "wildmen" as far back as 1838. But he says the term
Bigfoot wasn't used before 1958.