We think we know where this Bigfoot shooting claim originated from. About 4 hours ago, Daniel C. left the following message on the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society's Facebook page:
"You guys might want to check out the somerset county state police call log. I heard a call come over my scanner about a gobbler hunter shot a bigfoot this morning and they did find a body. This is no joke that call was real." - Daniel C.
This messaged may have prompted the PBS group to investigate the claim. According to our sources, investigators played back the conversation and confirmed that there may be something to the shooting. Moments ago, PBS president Eric Altman made this statement:
At this point all this is rumor and a claim. Once I have more info and more details, I'll update you. I can confirm we are investigating this claim, but as of right now. that's all it is, is a claim. We do not have any information or proof to support this claim. Once I have more information that I can confirm, I will let you know. Until we do, no further rumors will be released. We do not want to jeopardize any possible legitimate information at this time.
On Twitter, received a message from @pabigfoot saying the shooting probably took place north of Altoona (either Clearfield or Tyrone). It's unclear how this person got the information. Altoona is a city in Blair Country, and it's popularly known as "the Mountain City".
[Update] PBS: Summary Report on Alleged Pennsylvania Bigfoot Shooting Case 5-16-2013