Viewing Report

Sighting Year
1998
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
West Springfield
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Country
United States
State
Pennsylvania
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Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
i was a camp counselor, and was watching the campers in my cabin during a campout in the woods. thensenior counselor went back down to the main camp to get some equipment(flashlight/smores/etc.)wenwere scheduled to have a pillow fight with another cabin,depending on behavior,and the boys werengrowing impatient. the one boy(trouble maker)said he was tired of waiting and began to walk off backntoward the cabins with his cronie(his little yes-man sidekick).since it was just me and the kids, i had thenother 7 wait by the fire while i went after the two escapees about twenty yards from the fire(there was enough light on our backs to see the trail in front of us)the cronie figured he'd be a smartass and hide in a little bush right next to the trail. i grabbed the cronie out of the bush and was about to say something when the other boy yelled look!
Describe what you heard / found / saw
just ahead of us we saw a figure stroll across the path staring straight at us.the cronie developed a death grip on my leg so after a second i began to pry him off when i did this the first boy(about 3 ft ahead of us) blurted out something to the effect of againi caught a glimpse of the figure going back across the path the way he came.
Describe the time of year and the environment
clear night. warm out.
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
i asked around and found no other Sighting or reports of anything similar, with the exception of a pondnwitch story wich has many simalarities to a sasquatch.
Additional comments
first assumption was practical joke. then i realized he took the trail in 2 steps.it took me 3 1/2 leapingnsteps to cover the same distance. it was something bigger than me(i'm almost 6 ft)so i checked everyonenwho was taller than me on camp property, and they all had alibis at the time. i went back the next daynon my break-no footprints.being dry that week , i wasn't to suprized about that.nthe two kids who were walking away from me were instantly good- i couldn't get a peep out of them thenrest of the night. i've spent a great deal of time in the woods (i'm an eagle scout)and i know it was nonanimal.i know all the paths in that camp like the back of my hand-and i know the area well enough tonsay it is more than possible for him to live there unharmed and undisturbed.
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