Two men were driving their old pickup truck on an isolated road when they heard a loud scream coming from the woods. They stopped and listened, but decided to continue before turning around to check and make sure someone was not in trouble.
That was when they encountered the creature that has been described as hairy and seven feet tall. The original encounter happened in 1976 and is still remembered today. Because of the popularity of this story a new documentary is due out in April 2016.
The documentary lists three teens, but a story written in 2010 only lists two people. Not sure which is correct. Anyway, here is the official promo text from youtube.
August, 1976: Three teens driving on an isolated stretch of road somewhere in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York have a brush with a bizarre creature. Standing over 7 feet tall and covered in hair, they referred to it as a “beast”. Hours later, Abair Road was crawling with local and state police. Many of them recounted seeing the creature, as well.
As the weeks and months passed more individuals came forward with their own sightings. The “Abair Incident” became the impetus for a rash of sightings around the town of Whitehall that continue to this day. Today, Whitehall is frequently referred to as “the Bigfoot Capitol of the East Coast”.
Now, a film has been made about the Abair Incident. The studio behind indie hit, Minerva Monster, has set out to tell the Whitehall story as it never has been before. Featuring interviews with witnesses and local figures, Beast of Whitehall highlights one of the single most important stories in Bigfoot lore.