The mayor said: every last Saturday of September from now on will be “officially known as Sasquatch Appreciation Day.
Leave it to a small town in the north of the state of New York to take an urban legend as the “official animal.”
The village of Whitehall, population 2,556, has Bigfoot as the “official animal” in a measure passed 4-0, according to The Whitehall Times, the city of the local newspaper.
The measure is seen as nothing more than a publicity stunt, according to the former trustee Mike LaChapelle, but it is likely to get people talking one way or the other.
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“It can’t hurt,” said curator George Armstrong. “It is very well written by the way.”
The resolution came from Dave Miller, who identified himself as a member of the Bigfoot Tourism Council of Whitehall to the Albany Times Union.
The mayor, Phil Smith, said every last Saturday of September will be officially known as Sasquatch Appreciation Day, and that Sasquatch, the official animal of the village of Whitehall.”
It is a curious decision for Whitehall to take Bigfoot as an official animal, although the city has several statues, and an annual festival for Sasquatch, according to WTEN.
In 1976, three people reported that they had seen “a large ape-like creature between the 7-meter and 8 meters in height, which ran in the direction of their car,” said CryptoZooNews.com. It is unclear whether the animal that was given the lead role in “Harry & the Hendersons,” but you never know.
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According to The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there are 103 observations in the State of New York, most recently in June 2015, when a couple claimed to see while boating on Lake George.
The legendary Bigfoot has a whirlwind couple of years, most likely because it is trying to make a Instagram influencer or go glamping, like any good millennial.
In October 2017, Bigfoot was allegedly spotted in Northern California, but only because he had gotten greedy and tried to eat of a pig.
Jeffrey Gonzalez, a self-described paranormal expert, said he heard about the sighting of a local farmer who said that he saw the creature and five others to walk on his ranch near Avocado Lake.
“One of them, which are extremely long, had a pig over his shoulder,” Gonzalez said in a commentary obtained by Fox (26), Fox News affiliate. “The five spread out, and the pig ran so fast that it does not see, an irrigation pipe and cut through, with the pig fly.”
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In March, the residents of Wapum, Pa. held their annual Bigfoot hunt, but, surprisingly enough, came with empty hands.