Bigfoot sightings are a perennial sideshow in the U.S. Vague claims invariably turn out to be regular animal hair, gorilla suits, hoaxes, or nothing at all.
This week, a man in Pennsylvania kicked off the latest Bigfoot mania with a bizarre call to 911. According to a report from a CBS affiliate in central Pennsylvania, John Winesickle of Altoona, Pennsylvania this week called police claiming to have evidence for the elusive creature.
Police humored the man, sending out an officer to investigate what Winesickle claimed were Bigfoot tracks. The officer followed the man into the woods, investigated the prints, and concluded that the tracks were left by a bear.
It appears that Winesickle was not trying to pull one over on police, but was genuinely mistaken about the animal prints. In fact, the man still believes that the tracks he found were left by Bigfoot.
"No, no, no, no, no," said Winesickle. "See, a bear can't go down a steep bank on all twos. That's proven this is a Bigfoot."
Winesickle also claims that he has heard Bigfoot calls while out in the woods, saying, "The voice is so deep. "I've heard bass singers on television - they can't even come close to the bass sound that it made towards me."