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Report # 63569  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
Teens observe a Bigfoot in daylight on a gas line route between Hillsborough and East Amwell townships

YEAR: 2008

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 25

STATE: New Jersey

COUNTY: Somerset County

LOCATION DETAILS: Gravel road off of North Hill Road

NEAREST TOWN: Hillsborough


OBSERVED: Me and 2 friends were walking up the gas pipeline to fish a natural spring on the mountain, now privately owned by a hunting and fishing club. As we crested our first hill, all three of us all stopped at the same time. We saw a Bigfoot about 200 ft up the pipeline. I would estimate it to be over 7ft tall, brown and very shaggy. After about 30 seconds it ran into the wood line. It covered about 30 feet in three strides and disappeared. As we got to where it was you could see four spots where the tall grass was was pushed down from its steps.

OTHER WITNESSES: 2 others, we were all walking up the pipe line to go fishing.

OTHER STORIES: My friends father says bigfoot threw rocks at him in the 70s about 5 miles away

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Mid day, over cast humid and raining

ENVIRONMENT: Mountain ridge, natural gas pipeline, sourland mountain

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Larry Rippon:

I conducted a phone interview with the witness on 5/6/2020. He stated that on a rainy and humid July day back in the 2008-2009 time frame he and his two friends went fishing on private parcel of land connected to the Sourland Mountain Preserve. This location is on the border of East Amwell Township and Hillsborough Township. While walking with his two friends in a northerly direction along a gas pipeline right of way, just as they went over a crest they saw a creature that was roughly seven feet tall and covered in shaggy brown hair, with broad shoulders, a narrow waist and long arms. The distance was approximated to be 200-300 feet. All three watched it for 20-30 seconds. It eventually moved quickly into the nearby woods just off the wide path.

After the sighting the three teenagers continued towards the area where they saw it. After arriving at the spot they noticed four impressions in the tall wet grass where the Bigfoot had walked off the right of way and into the woods. They continued on their way to the pond and were nervous the entire time they were fishing.

This area has a history of sightings, as investigated by this researcher.

About BFRO Investigator Larry Rippon:

Larry is a lifelong New Jersey resident, having lived the past 26 years in the northern part of the state. He became interested in Bigfoot after seeing the Paterson-Gimlin film when he was a young boy. Larry likes spending time with his family and is an avid hiker. He is the curator of all BFRO northern New Jersey sightings, reports and investigations. Larry has attended the following BFRO expeditions:

2014 northern New Jersey
2016 southern New York
2017 northern New Jersey
2018 southern New Jersey
2019 northern New Jersey (co-organizer)
2020 southern New York #1
2022 northern New Jersey spring (organizer)
2022 northern New Jersey fall (organizer)
2023 northern New Jersey spring (organizer)
2023 northern New Jersey fall (organizer)
2024 northern New Jersey spring (co-organizer)
2024 northern New Jersey fall (co-organizer)

If you have seen a Sasquatch anywhere in northern New Jersey, please contact me immediately.

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