Brode Powers of
the town of Farmington measures a huge track in his front yard in
the town of Farmington Tuesday afternoon. It measured 28 inches.
cross the Powers front yard in the town of Farmington.
TOWN OF FARMINGTON - Journalists, by nature, are typically a
suspicious, cynical lot.
Taking everything with a grain of salt is our credo, embedded by life
experience - especially in us old timers - that everything is not simply
what it appears to be.
The old saying, "show me, I’m from Missouri" comes to mind
So, when Brode Powers from the town of Farmington called Tuesday to
report some "very strange footprints on my property," the first
thoughts were: ‘OK, there must be a full moon coming.’
But after checking out the story and seeing the footprints first hand,
it must be reported: these are some very strange footprints.
Dare we say Bigfoot?
Powers is a 41-year-old UPS driver, living on a wooded, bucolic,
10-acre parcel of land on Shalom Drive with his wife and two, 20-pound
cairn terriers of the licking persuasion.
A couple of weeks ago his wife, Katherine, mentioned she saw some funny
tracks in the snow, but like many husbands, Brode dismissed it out of
hand. He’s not now.
"I was clearing the driveway (Wednesday morning) and there they
were," he said.
The prints - about 2 feet in length and spaced about 4 feet apart,
measured in stride, from heel to toe - start on his neighbor’s adjoining
parcel to the south and continue on to the front and past his home. What’s
really surprising is that the prints are almost linear, like the, er,
creature, was balancing a tightrope. Another puzzling aspect is that the
prints track straight to a 7-foot tall archway he has on the property, but
then instead of going through, go around.
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