BROWNS MILL, N.J. (WTXF) - Way out in the woods in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Dave and his wife, who didn't want to share her name, spotted something they couldn't explain. The woman claims she saw Bigfoot.
"Whatever this was had, literally, leaped across the entire road. It was about six feet tall. Like a light colored hair, like a deer, but I'm like it certainly wasn't a deer because it had its legs splayed and it almost looked like a ballerina leaping across the road," said the woman.
It was off-road near Browns Mills. She says she saw the man-beast in the rearview mirror. She was always a skeptic, but no more.
"Like, even to this day, I am still trying to process exactly what it was that I saw. It's just hard for me to fathom it, I guess you could say," the woman stated.
They told Eric Spinner immediately. The New Jersey representative for the National Bigfoot Field Research Organization displayed a Bigfoot footprint casting he said he found in New Jersey.
FOX 29's Hank Flynn asked, "Do you consider this credible?"
"I do, for a couple of reasons. Not only is it uncommon for somebody to report seeing it in their rearview mirror, as she did, but also because they weren't out there looking for Bigfoot. They were just out enjoying a nice day out in the woods with the dog. Four-wheeling out in the woods. And this happened," Spinner explained.
The Pines offer food, water and wilderness enough to hide in - the same traits as other places with reported sightings. The number of New Jersey sightings might be a surprise.
"Dozens of sightings over the years. There are reports that come into our website, into our database, that aren't even on our actual sighting database because they're either still being investigated or deemed as being either hoaxes or unreportable," Spinner said.
They call it Big Red Eye in North Jersey. Some in South Jersey think they're seeing the Jersey Devil. Either way, the legend is alive and well. Dave's wife was skeptical, but seeing is believing.