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STATE: New York
COUNTY: Essex County
LOCATION DETAILS: [Investigator (MM) notes:
This witness cannot precisely pinpoint the spot along the road where the figure was standing, but it is close to this spot, give or take 100 feet: 44.485509, -73.525189
NEAREST TOWN: Keeseville NY
NEAREST ROAD: Augar Lake Rd
OBSERVED: 3:20 in afternoon this date, driving east on Dugway road in Chesterfield NY Essex County. Sunny weather, road is shady in spots. Observed a tall & black sasquatch standing on left side of road next to a large white pine tree, possibly 300' ahead of my car.
Said to myself "what the hell" it was gone down the hill. I stopped, got out & searched for prints or maybe catch a smell, found nothing, smelled nothing.
Clocked milage to next road intersection with the Augar Lake Rd to be 1+ mi, went back & scoured around a little more but did not find anything I can report.
ALSO NOTICED: creature bolted so fast downslope towards the AuSable River thru heavy woods, sighting only lasted a few seconds
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: not here but have followed the reports in Port Henry-Ticonderoga area some years ago
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3:20 pm
ENVIRONMENT: paved road
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Eyewitness Walter Morse is a 79 year-old retired land surveyor. He worked as a land surveyor for decades in New Hampshire before retiring to Port Kent, NY.
Even though the figure was approximately 300 feet away it was very visible next to the large tree. He focused on it clearly for a few seconds before it moved out of view.
Walter is certain that it could not have been any other type of animal nor a human. He is confident and believeable that it was a sasquatch.
Walter is known to the BFRO because he attended a BFRO expedition in British Columbia in 2016. He took turns monitoring the display screen for the car-roof-mounted thermal camera as the group drove along the squatchy western shore of Harrison Lake for a few nights. He is an older guy but has a good eye and he was certainly not prone to seeing sasquatch shaped illusions in the woods.
He says the fur of this sasquatch is basically black. He saw it turn and quickly descend down the wooded slope and out of view, in the direction of the Ausable River. He clearly saw it long arms as it turned away to flee from view of the approaching vehicle.
For more discussion about this report see the posting on the "BFRO 1995" Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BFRO.group/permalink/10159627726180169/
As far as we know, no one has ever done any bigfoot investigations in this area (Ausable River). Right now (Summer 2022) would be a good time to look for tracks along the banks and sandbars near the oxbow of the river that is just to the north of the sighting location. See aerial images below.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO