A spokesperson has emphasized that dozens of official-looking signs warning visitors about Bigfoot are not actually legitimate.
Something big is lurking in the forests of Pennsylvania… that is, at least, according to a series of warning signs posted up around the trails and byways of the state’s remote parks and forests.
The signs, which feature the letterhead of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, warn visitors about the presence of the elusive hairy hominids in the region.
“Due to encounters in the area of a creature resembling ‘Bigfoot,’ we are instructing all park visitors to observe elevated park etiquette, be cautious of your surroundings and to keep the location of any small children/pets within a tighter scope of awareness,” it reads.
“Do not approach the creature.”
The notice also prompts visitors to report any sightings to a local ranger, but not to post anything about such incidents on social media – although it doesn’t actually explain the reason for this.
As it turns out, however, the signs are in fact totally bogus – a spokesperson has since clarified that the department was not responsible for writing or putting them up.
“We have seen them at parks for months and they are removed when they are reported or found by staff because they have not been authorized,” said DCNR’s Wesley Robinson.
“Bigfoot is not real.”
As things stand, however, the identities of the culprits remain a complete mystery.
‘Bigfoot is not real’: Signs in Pennsylvania parks, trails asking residents to report sightings weren’t posted by officials. https://t.co/h2rqkPX2CN
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