New book presents historic accounts of “Wild Man”

A new book has been released by a resident of Braxton County which recounts the historic experiences people have had in North America with the “wild man,” or more commonly known today as Bigfoot.Louis Petolicchio, of Sutton, who works with The West Virginia Bigfoot Museum, began to research the historical aspects of Bigfoot when he realized old newspaper accounts, some going back almost 200 years, had been reporting on large hairy creatures encountered in the mountains or woodlands of the continent. Those accounts have now been compiled into a single edition titled “The Wild Man of North America . . .

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