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Bigfoot

This photo was captured at a ranch in Fresno County, California, near Avocado Lake. The circled image claims to be a Bigfoot.

A farmer may have witnessed a family of Bigfoots on his farm triggering a photo to go viral earlier this week.

The grainy photo captured at night, featured at least one of them running through a ranch in Fresno County, California.

According to a Fox 26 report, paranormal expert Jeffrey Gonzalez said the farmer saw a family of five or six Bigfoots running in the middle of the night.

“One of them, which was extremely tall, had a pig over its shoulder. And the five scattered and the one with the pig was running so fast it didn’t see an irrigation pipe and it tripped, with the pig flying over,” Gonzalez said.

The region has its ties to the creature stemming from its most famous sighting in August 1976 in Whitehall.

According to Post-Star archives, three teens were driving on Abair Road, when they came upon the 7-foot-tall creature covered in hair. Several local residents, including police officers, said they encountered Bigfoot as well.

The sighting has led to annual festivals, attracted tourists and film crews to the region. 

In 2015, Bigfoot hunters were in the area filming for Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot in their search for the creature.

Bigfoot is not alone, as the region is known for other mythical creatures including Champ or Champy in Lake Champlain and Georgi in Lake George, which was later determined a hoax.

I am more familiar with the legend of Champ, growing up just outside Plattsburgh. I remember seeing the famous grainy photo of the Loch Ness monster descendant and reading the accounts on field trips and in the paper.

Every trip on one of the Lake Champlain ferries would trigger a search for the monster and a trip to the beach wouldn't be complete without a joke to watch out for Champy or a quick scan of the horizon.

Whether you believe in the existence of the beasts or not it is always amusing to take a look at the evidence and wonder.

— Adam Colver

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages poststar.com, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.

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