Brann: Oh, definitely. I did all the original investigation in Whitehall. In fact, it's still going on today. But let me say that we did a reeanctment later on. We had Brian go out to do the reeanctment. What he forgot to tell you (in Part 4) is that he knelt down with his arm extended through the open windown with a .357 service revolver cocked, ready to fire if he had to. So we have a photo of the reeanctment at the exact spot.
L.V.: You have an interesting topographic map on the wall. Can you tell us about it?
Brann: This map shows all the reported Wejuk sightings in New York to the Vermont border. It took a long time to put this together. There's a pattern to Wejuk. We do know that fall is probably the most predominant time when you see this thing, but not always. It comes down from up around the Fort Ticonderoga area, down along Lake George, over toward Black Mountain. It moves over to Whitehall and along the Poultney River. On our map-which we do not want you to photograph-red dots represent sightings and yellow dots represent footprints, blue dots represent vocalizations, and green dots indicate objects thrown-things like rocks, boulders. We have many stories along the Poultney River of objects thrown. This map is a drop in the bucket; there's much more than this. We've spent 34 years researching this.
L.V.: What about creature footprints that people still report seeing in sandbars along the Poultney River?
Brann: Our group has gone to the Poultney River with Paul Gosselin and internationally known nature photographer Russ Kenny to search for footprints. We flew over the area in a Piper Cub, too. We can swear to you-trying to leave a footprint in the soil there is like trying to leave a footprint in hard concrete. But we have photos showing a footprint Brian Gosselin found in 1976, a few days after the Abair Road incident. The same footprint has been found in sandbars along the river by Glen LaRose, another Whitehall police officer. He made a good cast that was 19 inches long with a four inch heel. The photos and the casts themselves show we have a heavy animal. Some reports indicate it weighs 700 pounds plus. I should mention that we found a limestone cave along the Poultney River near the footprint. There was an old date, from the 1800s, carved in the rock. It looked too small to be used by an animal the size of what we're talking about.
To be continued.
Check It Out: If you've seen Bigfoot or Wejuk in your area, have something unusual to report, or are simply interested in learning more about Wejuk research in Vermont and New York, contact Bill Brann of NSRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-747-9134. All sighting information is kept strictly confidential.