Published: 2:55 PM 12/26/2011
Written by Mike Woody
For decades its existence has been debated, thorough searches have found no conclusive evidence, but a pair of Tipp City women reportedly have the definite answer as they claim to have seen… Bigfoot.
Terri Bessler and Crystal Krieger were driving through West Virginia when in the clear of day they spotted the behemoth mythical figure. It was walking up a truck ramp, off of the highway, up into the wooded mountains.
"It was huge, there is no way it was a person," said Bessler, owner of Midwest Memories. The figure was a solid shade of black, and showed no definition of any clothing lines.
Krieger is in agreement that the ever elusive Bigfoot was seen. "If it was a real person, it was the biggest person in the world. And where would they be going? There is nothing up there but woods," she said.
Unfortunately, Bessler could not tame her anxiety ridden hands enough to get a picture. By the time she maintained enough control of her phone to take one, they were around the curve and out of viewing distance.
The purpose of their excursion was to pick up Krieger’s son Cody, a 2011 graduate of Tippecanoe High School, from North Carolina and bring him home for Thanksgiving. In the U.S Marines, Cody is stationed at Camp Geiger for the School of Infantry.
They were enjoying just a typical drive through the mountains of West Virginia, when Bigfoot was clearly spotted and could not be anything else. The women estimate they were less than half a mile away from the Sasquatch and its size was in no way proportionate to a human.
Neither their vision nor judgment was impaired in any way. "We weren’t sleep deprived or juiced up on caffeine," said Bessler.
They expect that not everyone will believe their story, but they are certain of what they saw and urge everyone to keep an eye out for Bigfoot next time they travel through West Virginia.
Edited by Brenda Booth