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STATE: New York
COUNTY: Fulton County
NEAREST TOWN: Mayfield, N. Y.
NEAREST ROAD: New York State Route 30
OBSERVED: In January or February of 1966, my father and I observed very large tracks in the snow. Each track was about 15-16 inches in length and about 7-8 inches in width. They were very widely spaced, about 12-14 feet, as if made by something running. We followed them for a short distance; however, the snow was patchy and we lost the trail.
Our sighting was in Mayfield, N. Y., behind Knoll's Market. New York State Route 30 now passes exactly over the spot.
At the time, I was an 11-year-old boy and had never heard of Bigfoot. Years later, when I read about sightings in the Pacific Northwest, I realized what I had seen as a lad.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 witnesses. We were rabbit hunting.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Mid-day, sunny, cold.
ENVIRONMENT: Hardwoods with lowgrowth.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Paul J. Mateja:
The witness does not remember many details but recalls a series of six to eight tracks in the snow. It was during a warming period in either January or February so they could not follow the tracks very far in the melting snow.
The witness recalls the site as near exit 28 north, near the intersection of route 30a and 30.
About BFRO Investigator Paul J. Mateja:
Paul is a network administrator and systems analyst/programmer for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, NY. In addition, Paul and his wife Teresa own and operate a small organic farm in western New York State. He has attended and organized expeditions including New Mexico (Jicarilla), New York (Adirondacks), Pennsylvania and West Virginia.