Sugar Run Bigfoot
This story I believe to be 100% truthful as told to me numerous times by my parents.
In 1967 when my parents were dating they were traveling from Gallitzin to Altoona along the Sugar Run Road to go see a movie. They were double dating with another couple in the same car. As my Father was driving, he noticed a tall and hairy figure suddenly walking across the road. My father slammed the brakes believing at first that it must have been a homeless man drunk wandering across from the woods. He barely missed hitting it, but then it stopped in the middle of the road and placed its hands on the hood of the car and peered in through the window. My Dad reported everyone in the car gasping and shouting for him to press the gas. The creature then continued across the road and up the mountain.
This was before the highway was there parallel to the Sugar Run. They all agreed the creature was 7-8 feet in height, massive with broad shoulders and not a man or bear. They all could not explain it because back then in 1967 my Dad said none of them had ever heard of a Bigfoot. They decided to keep quiet for fear of ridicule but opened up many years later as more sightings became public.
This story has always fascinated me because my Dad is and my Mom was (now deceased) two of the most credible, honest and down to earth people I know. On trips back to visit my grandparents since the 1970s I have always been fascinated with that road and the surrounding woods.