This is on the list of reasons why I am proud to be a New Yorker.

It's no secret that Bigfoot is a pretty big deal around the Hudson Valley. Just ask the Bigfoot Researchers of the Hudson Valley. If you take one look at their Facebook page, you'll several stories regarding Bigfoot encounters or evidence.

From the woods of Rhinbeck in Dutchess County to the hiking trails near Villa Roma resort in the Catskills, a Bigfoot has allegedly made itself known.

It all makes sense now.

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According to RochesterFirst.Com, The Travel Channel and Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization collected data and show that New York ranks 5th in Bigfoot sightings.

Now they don't say anything specific about the sightings and evidence in the Hudson Valley, however, Whitehall New York is apparently the Bigfoot capital of the east coast.

Whitehall is a little ways up by the boarder of Vermont.

Washington, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan round out the top 5 in Bigfoot sightings.

Do you believe yet?

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