Invasion on Chestnut Ridge
Most documentaries would be satisfied telling you about aliens, as you have seen. Or they might feel they had done their duty telling you all about a Bigfoot. Not 2017’s Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, however. It won’t be content until you’ve been spooked by both UFOs and Bigfoots. (Bigfeet? Big … feets?)
Anyway, Small Town Monsters is a series of documentaries about, well, it’s right there in the title. Previous installments have featured Bigfoot-like boys in Ohio, upstate New York, and Arkansas, as well as one about a spooky dude you’ll see more about in a second. And Invasion on Chestnut Ridge has no shortage of lurking hairy woods beasts, but as the title suggests, there’s a little more to it. What if large-footed monkey men actually came from outer space? If you believe the various eyewitness interviews in this film, this theory might be more likely than you think.
If you didn’t know that southwest Pennsylvania is basically Spooktown Central, USA, you will after watching this documentary. Following a high-profile UFO sighting and alleged military cover-up in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s, the area also experienced a huge upsurge in Bigfoot sightings in the 1970s, which have been followed by more aliens, ghouls, dogmen, unearthly thunderbirds, and even more. This film traces the history of such sightings across the decades, supported by various first-hand accounts.
Besides, you know you really, really want to hear what this guy has to say, right?