• Stolen 6-foot tall Bigfoot statue found in Avery County woods


    AVERY COUNTY, N.C. - A statue of Bigfoot has been found in the Avery County woods months after it was reported stolen.

    The Avery County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Wednesday that the 6-foot tall, 180-pound statue -- which had been stolen from Mountaineer Landscaping in Linville in August -- was found in a wooded area in the Edgemont Community.

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    “We feel since Sasquatch seemed unharmed and released in such a remote area, the thieves either had a change of heart or found that having a Sasquatch was just more difficult than they thought,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

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    The statue is being kept at the Sheriff’s Office under the watch of security cameras for the time being.

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