A couple walking their dog in the notorious Pine Barrens of New Jersey may have had a brief encounter with Bigfoot.
The sighting, which took place last month near the town of Browns Mills, was reported to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization by a pair of witnesses who used only their first names, Dave and Tricia.
According to them, they were initially unnerved by a strange musty odor that they could not identify and left them so unsettled that they actually went back to their car and drove away from the area.
Shortly thereafter, Tricia looked in the rear view mirror and spotted "something brown on two legs and about six feet tall sprint behind the car."
When they quickly reversed the vehicle and went back to where the anomaly had appeared, Dave heard "branches snapping and a splash into the water."
On the drive home, the couple debated what it was that they had encountered and pondered if it could have been a bear or a person, but Tricia was certain that it was bipedal and seemingly covered in fur.
To their credit, they not only submitted their report to the BFRO the very next day, but actually agreed to be interviewed by an investigator and even took him out to the spot where the sighting took place.
Unfortunately, a fairly thorough search of the area failed to yield any evidence of the encounter, but the BFRO investigator who met with the couple found their account to be credible based on his interaction with them.
As one can imagine, the seemingly incongruous connection between Bigfoot and New Jersey has resulted in some ridicule about the story by mainstream media outlets yearning to make jokes about Sasquatch and Snooki.
However it's not altogether unlikely that the wilderness of the Pine Barrens very well could be home to the creature and the couple's description of feeling uneasy about a musky scent is in keeping with countless tales of Bigfoot sightings, suggesting that this may have been a genuine creature encounter.
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Source: Bigfoot Field Research Organization