Some consider Apex one of the top 10 places in the country to call home.
Others consider it somewhat of a mecca to spot Bigfoot, at least according to a Wikipedia page on the town.
“The town also has a long history of Bigfoot sightings, which has attracted many newcomers to the area,” according to the Wikipedia page, following a sentence about how the town’s population quadrupled in the 1990s to more than 20,000 residents.
It’s unclear who added that tidbit about the furry monstrosity, or whether Bigfoot is thought to have moved to Apex to find a job in Raleigh or Research Triangle Park, as have many of those who contributed to Apex’s population boom.
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The edit appears to have been made earlier this month by anonymous user “LilSebastian17,” an apparent reference from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” show. In the series, Lil Sebastian is the beloved miniature-horse mascot of the show’s fictional setting of Pawnee, Indiana.
Apex Town Manager Bruce Radford sounded confident in saying he has no personal knowledge of Bigfoot’s existence, or whether any Bigfoot seekers moved to Apex specifically to further their search.
Radford was informed of the Wikipedia edit Wednesday and scrubbed the Bigfoot reference by Thursday.
LilSebastian17, whose account no longer exists, did not include a citation or any other supporting information for the Bigfoot sightings claim, which Wikipedia users consider a major faux pas.