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Report # 25913  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
Two men see a 7' tall biped in their headlights while driving near Caroga Lake

YEAR: 2004

SEASON: Summer

STATE: New York

COUNTY: Fulton County

NEAREST TOWN: caroga lake


OBSERVED: It was about 130 in the morning and me and a buddy were driving up to Caroga lake on rt 29 when my headlights caught something crossing the road in the distance. When we got close enough to see whatever it was crossed the guard rail like it wasn’t even there and proceeded to walk into the woods. I couldn’t tell what color it was but it was big we went back the next day and my buddy who is 6’2 tried to cross the guard rails and he had trouble doing it so I would have to say it was at least 7 feet tall. Twice around the same area a couple of years apart we heard a loud whirling sound like we’ve never heard before.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: 130 am cloudy and warm and very dark out

ENVIRONMENT: It is a very wooded area with a lot of streams and swamps

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:

I spoke to EP over the phone and he didn’t have much to add to this report.

He and his friend were driving up Rt 29 A at about 1:30 in the morning next to Caroga Lake, when they spotted a ‘tall, big, dark figure’ ahead of them which stepped easily over the guard rail and into the adjacent woods. The friend told EP that he thought that it was covered with hair, and the only other feature they saw was that it walked with ‘swinging arms’. They did not stop the car since both were convinced that what they had seen was a bigfoot, and that they were shaken by the sighting.

EP said that he spotted the upright figure from approx 100 yards away in the outskirts of his headlights. Because of the distance, he could not describe any other features.
The guard rail, which was estimated to be about 3 ½ feet tall, was later visited by EP and his
6-2” friend, and his friend had difficulty in stepping over the rail as easily as the upright figure. EP stated that he guessed the creature to be over 7ft tall.

One side of the road borders Caroga lake, and is interspersed with some swampy areas, creeks and forests. The other side of the road borders the Adirondack Park Preserve, and is heavily forested. The whole area is sparsely populated except for some small housing complexes that border the lake.

EP stated that there was a bigfoot sighting near there a couple of years ago. He also stated that he had heard ‘whoops’ in the area at other times.

EP was forthright and did not attempt to embellish what he saw. He remained adamant that what he and his friend witnessed was a bigfoot.

About BFRO Investigator Cathy Betz:

Cathy has been a nurse for over 27 years and currently works in a busy ICU. An amateur naturalist, Cathy has been intrigued by the bigfoot phenomenon from an early age.
Attended the following expeditions:
- The 2006 Florida Expedition
- The 2007 North Carolina Expedition
- The 2008 South Florida Expedition
- The 2008 North Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Central Florida Expedition
- The 2009 Utah Expedition
- The 2010 TN Survey Expedition
- The 2011 East Texas Expedition
-The 2012 North FL Expedition
-The 2013 Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition
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