|NINE YEARS SINCE LAST BIGFOOT SIGHTING|
Summers points across West Fork down electric right-
of-way where he claims he saw Big Foot-like creature
Bob Weaver May 2010
"I've lived here all my life and have never seen such a thing," said Crooked Run resident Stephen Summers, 44.
Summers claims he saw an ape-like creature Tuesday afternoon walking down an electric right-of-way, a short distance from Arnoldsburg along State Rt. 16.
"Everybody is laughing at me, but I saw it. I swear to God," Summers said.
Summers (shown right) was traveling south in a car, looking out a passenger side window when he claims he spotted the Big Foot or Sasquatch-like
creature on a hillside across the West Fork of the Little Kanawha.
"It was tall, about nine feet, hairy and the prettiest black I've ever laid my eyes on. I could see between its' legs. Its' legs looked as big as five-gallon buckets," Summers said.
Summers said the driver of the vehicle couldn't stop because a car was "on his tail," indicating the driver and a passenger didn't see the creature, "But they believe I saw it."
Creature spotted just above right-of-way rocks
"I've been in the woods all my life. I wasn't drunk," he said, again proclaiming, "God in heaven, be my witness, I saw it. I'll take it to my grave."
Summers said he had heard about other sighting in the Arnoldsburg area a few years ago.
"I know a lot of people won't believe me, but I wanted them to know anyway," he concluded.
Photo shows proximity of Route 16 to right-of-way sighting
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