What Are They Smoking In Whitehall NY?

An Adirondack Big Foot  -- with multiple sightings in the mid 1970s  -- became the topic of a "news" report on WGRZ NBC 2. Whitehall is about a 45 minute drive from Schroon. Reporter Terry Belke, keeping a straight face, deadpans:

“The town of Whitehall, NY is tucked away in the southeast corner of the range -- population a little over two thousand -- and for the most part, it's a quiet place to live. But spend some time in its deep forests, or hike its brooding mountains, and you might come to understand why many folks in town think something strange is out there”.

Belke's report ran in 2013, but got some pick up on a Big Foot Blog last week.  Belke says accounts of Bigfoot sightings have become legend over the years, a cultural phenomenon, evolving from tales whispered around a campfire to questionable accounts documented on reality TV.

But Whitehall has been a hot bed of Bigfoot activity for hundreds of years. The piece features Paul Bartholomew, an author and Whitehall resident who told Belke he's been researching this phenomena for almost 40 years.

"You can go all the way back to the Algonquin and the Iroquois and their stories of the Giant Men and the Giant Men Of The Mountains, and the Stone Giants," Bartholomew tells Belke.

"In the 1800's they were called "wild men" or "strange bears", so there's a consistent pattern of sightings from the Algonquin and Iroquois to the present day that maintains this mystery."

You can watch the report, here. And if you've seen a Big Foot, let us know in our comments section.