“The Peters Mountain Shelter is located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,” Strickler said. “I am staying in contact with these hikers and have asked them to offer any further details that they wish to disclose.”
Also, he added, “According to sources, there was a Bigfoot sighting reported on Friday, May 18th, 2018, at the nearby Yellow Springs, Pennsylvania, which is also along the Appalachian Trail. The Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research team will follow up with this recent sighting.”
The Appalachian Trail has no shortage of Bigfoot encounters, and in 2020, investigator Aubrey Bowen spoke with a woman who said that she and her friends had shot and wounded one just off of the trail on Georgia’s Blood Mountain.
Pennsylvania has also seen its share of reports. According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), two encounters in the state have been reported as recently as this year, although they both took place in December of last year.
One encounter was reported in Potter County, where hunters reportedly heard wood knocks outside of Austin, and the other was in Indiana County, where a resident found what some believe to be a Bigfoot trackway in a field near their home.