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Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

With predictions of overcast skies and freezing rain in Punxsutawney, PA this morning, WeGoLook was sent on the scene to verify if the groundhog would really see his shadow. Traditions explain that the Groundhog whispers if he saw his shadow to the President of the Groundhog Club, but WeGoLook could not just take his word as fact.

This morning at 7:25 am, Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog prognosticator was awoken from his burrow. Atop Gobbler’s Knob, Phil was presented by Ron Ploucha, Co-Handler/Stump Warden and Bill Deely, President to translate his prediction, six more weeks of winter. WeGoLook was on the scene to confirm that while it was announced that Phil saw his shadow, there was no evidence suggesting that he actually did.

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This year, over 10,000 people attended the 129th Groundhog Day Celebration in Punxsutawney after a weekend full of events at Barclay Square including the annual Groundhog Club Banquet, several musical acts and Miss Ohio 2014, Makenzie Bart’s ventriloquist act.

Every February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow on Gobbler's Knob and predicts if there will be an early spring or not. Groundhog Day originated with the old legend of Candelmas Day that said if February 2nd is bright and clear the hedgehog would come out of his hole and if he sees his shadow would return to his burrow for six more weeks of winter. If the day is cloudy there would be no shadow and an early spring would come.

Other Groundhog Day Celebrations are held throughout the country in Staten Island, NY, Morgantown, WV, and Sun Prairie, WI. However, tradition regards Punxsutawney, PA as the most reliable groundhog protagonist source.

Specializing in custom tasking and data collection, WeGoLook can dispatch Agents anywhere in the nation to verify the conditions, accuracy, and complete tasking for events. Verifying the results of today’s Groundhog Day Celebration is amongst the many services WeGoLook provides.