1989: Unbelievable Strange Sights Are Common Along Chestnut Ridge

By Carol Morello, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: February 12, 1989 LATROBE, Pa. — Bob France. Mountain man. Lives in a log cabin with a stockade gate to keep the world at bay. Snares snakes for fun. The woods and its denizens are as familiar to him as the calluses on his hands. Then one day Bob France went into the dark and teeming woods, and familiarity slipped away. For he had entered another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A dimension known as – Chestnut Ridge. This stretch of the Allegheny Mountain foothills, running from West Virginia up through Westmoreland and Indiana Counties, is Pennsylvania‘s Twilight Zone. It was on Chestnut Ridge that France saw the creature he has come to think of as Bigfoot. “I know it’s there,” he said recently of the tall, hairy, neither-man- nor-animal that he says he has […] Read More