The Wild Man traditionally favored such dense and swampy locations, but in 1883 local residents nevertheless were surprised when their neighbors began reporting encounters and sightings of one of the creatures.
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Men assembled with guns, boats and
horses and a plan was devised by which they
would converge on the creature’s last
reported location from various directions at
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Described by eyewitnesses as a small, hairy, “mini-Bigfoot” creature, the Stump Jumper has been seen in the swamps a few miles east of Two Egg, Florida, for many years. The sightings usually take place in the woods around the ghost town of Old Parramore and it was in that vicinity that the latest sightings
There are links at the bottom to more reports of the creature.
I used to live in Cortland, New York, about 30 miles south of Syracuse. It is very snowy in wintertime and rainy in the summers. The many lakes and rivers, as well as a great deal of hardwood forest, make much of it good bigfoot habitat.
I found this article about the history of bigfoot and folklore of this area. folklore
When the first European settlers entered what is now New York State and its environs, they brought with them not only their material culture, …………………
Not surprisingly, the early pioneers of what is now New York State reported their own wild men. Some of these accounts undoubtedly depict hermits or deranged individuals whose dishevelled and unkempt appearance led to the conclusion that they were degenerates regressed to a feral state after living in the wild. The first New World account of a wild man in the region occurred in 1818 near Ellisburg, close to the Canadian border, when a “gentleman of unquestionable veracity” reported seeing a man dashing through the woods. It was covered in hair and bent forward as it moved. A massive search ensued, involving hundreds of residents, but to no avail (Exeter Watchman 1818). Two decades later, in August 1838, a boy told his father of encountering a hairy boy in the town of Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, on the New York border:
The boy was sent to work in the backwoods near the New York State line. He took with him a gun, and was told by his father to shoot anything he might see,
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There is also this site Northern bigfoot
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