When most people think of New York, they instantly think of the city, the Statue of Liberty, and subway trains. The truth is a lot of New York is wilderness, and the state has a long history of bigfoot sightings. If you happen to be in the area, the Herkimer County Historical Society is hosting an upcoming bigfoot program.
HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Historical Society will host Rusty Aldrich from the Northern Sasquatch Research Society to present a program at the Frank J. Basloe Library in Herkimer at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4.
The Animal Planet show "Finding Bigfoot" has made this topic popular nationwide and the show recently visited the Adirondack Mountains in search of evidence.
The Northern Sasquatch Research Society was formed by Bill Brann after hearing about a possible sighting in 1976 in Whitehall. Brann conducted his own investigation and formed the group, which is based in Whitehall, with investigators around the state.
Aldrich will have on display that evening a large foot print cast along with the factual story about the 1976 sighting. The Research Society keeps track of all sightings in New York state and Vermont and he encourages anyone who has ever had a sighting to come share their experience or just learn more.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 866-6413.