Searching for Bigfoot
Reported sightings of the elusive acreature, including some in our area, fuel investigations
August 12, 2012
By Mary Haley - For the Mirror , The Altoona MirrorFor the Mirror “or people talking about Bigfoot sightings and other offbeat topics like ghosts and UFOS, they're "some of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met,'' said David Rupert, the central Pennsylvania director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society.
"They're just a great bunch of people to be with,'' he said. "They're amazing.''
Locally, investigations into reported sightings continues. Rupert, a welding instructor who lives in Reynoldsville, Clearfield County, has been a fan of Bigfoot since he was in elementary school when his mom bought him a book on the legendary tall, hairy creature. The book was two-sided: you read one side on Bigfoot, flipped it over, and then read the other side that detailed the tale of the Loch Ness Monster. But it was Bigfoot that kept him, and now his wife and two sons, 11 and 14, hooked. They're all members of the state society that got started in 1998 and documents Bigfoot sightings across the state.The family is also involved with a larger group that investigates sightings of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and ghosts.But Rupert has never seen Bigfoot and he's not 100 percent sure it exists. He just wants to spend a lot of time outdoors with his family and he also wants to satisfy his curiosity about the elusive creature."I welcome the possibility,'' he said. "With so many sightings out there, somebody is seeing something.''