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Friday, October 13, 2017

Bigfoot Sighting Reported in California

By Alexandra Lehnert
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FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) - We’ve all heard the stories of Bigfoot: people saying they’ve seen the legendary beast all over the country, and now, another sighting in the Golden State.

According to paranormal expert Jeffrey Gonzalez, the most recent sighting was near Avocado Lake.

Gonzalez says a local farmer saw a family of five or six Bigfoot running on his ranch in the middle of the night.

“One of them, which was extremely tall, had a pig over its shoulder. And the five scattered and the one with the pig was running so fast it didn’t see an irrigation pipe and it tripped, with the pig flying over,” says Gonzalez.

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This story intrigued Gonzalez but did not surprise him.

In the last five years, there have been three Bigfoot sightings, all in the same area in East Fresno County.

“I would have never guessed in a million years that you would have told me there were Bigfoot on Shields or Ashlan Avenue. Right? So, I want to know what’s going on. Is this for real?” says Gonzalez.

He says five years ago a woman called him saying her two sons had seen a Bigfoot in their orchard one afternoon.

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A few years later, Gonzalez received a call from a man who said he saw five Bigfoot in an orchard across the street from his house. Turns out it was the same orchard where the boys had seen the Bigfoot years before.

And now, a local farmer says he, too, has seen five Bigfoot on his property.

“What are the odds of three people, three different families, who don’t know each other, within a radius of 2 to 3 miles, come and tell me what they witness, and it matches up,” says Gonzalez.

On a Bigfoot expedition a few years ago, Gonzalez says he came back to his truck to find prints on his car. Those prints were tested by a local DNA expert. According to the tests, the print matched up with that of a gorilla.

Gonzalez also has a footprint mold he believes is of Bigfoot, retrieved from the orchard.

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"I believe there are a lot more people out there who have seen things and are keeping it inside themselves. They don’t want to go out and tell people, they don’t want to be ridiculed. They don’t want to be made fun of,” says Gonzalez.

He says now is the time to come out because he, along with several others in the Valley, believes that Bigfoot is back.

If you think you’ve seen something, email Gonzalez at

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