An animal once reported in West Virginia. However, most of the reports are of the 'friend of a friend' variety, as a 1939 newspaper report remarks. One article called it a "wild ape". Screams heard were attributed to the creature. It was credited with evading bear traps left out for it. One man thought he had managed to shoot it. The whole business is somewhat vague.
Source: C. Arment The Historical Bigfoot (Landisville, 2006).