Mar 292014

As any bigfooter knows, southeast Oklahoma is a hotbed of bigfoot activity.  The terrain is rugged, mountainous, and perfect habitat for sasquatches.  And, like so many other areas where bigfoots roam, the local humans have come to celebrate the big guys’ presence.

This April 18 and 19, there will be a public bigfoot festival in the Little River Valley located in the Kiamichi Mountains outside of the small town of Honobia.  The conference organizers are doing two festivals a year now, one in spring and one in fall.

For more information on this gathering, click here.

Feb 152014

Ranae Holland, the skeptical co-host of Finding Bigfoot, is hosting a night of science and entertainment on Tuesday, February 18th.  Featured that night will be ten naturalists doing short slide presentations of six minutes or less apiece.  The night will be a fast-paced whirlwind of entertainment and information.

For more information about this fun event, click this link.

Ranae Holland posing with a cast of what would
 later be shown to be a black bear footprint.
Jan 072014

I have been invited to speak at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum in The Dalles, Oregon on Saturday, January 25th.  The one o’clock presentation has already sold out, but we have added another talk that evening (I will do the same presentation as earlier in the day).

Also presenting will be Mel Skahan, forester for the Yakima tribe, and the main contact for bigfoot evidence on the nearby Yakima Reservation.  Oliver Kirk of the Warm Springs Reservation will also be in attendance.

This will be a fun event in an educational forum.  The Discovery Center and Museum has great displays about the Columbia River, the Native cultures that inhabit the area, early American pioneers to the area, and the plants and animals that currently or previously inhabit the region.

The first event of this kind was a couple weeks ago, and Dr. Jeff Meldrum was the keynote speaker.  Veteran researchers Thomas Steenburg and Chris Murphy were also in attendance.  This upcoming event promises to be just as informative and fun as the last, so I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

See the above flyer for ticket information.

Aug 242013

The August HopsSquatch should prove to be most interesting.  Doug Meacham, a certified and registered hypnotist, has been working with a bigfoot witness to help him recall more vivid details of his two bigfoot enounters.

I have come to know this witness personally, and can now call him a friend.  He is undoubtedly telling the truth, and his encounters were up close and personal.  This will be an excellent event that should be full of insights and information.

Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
August 25, 2013
2 – 6 pm

For more info, check out the HopsSquatch website.  See you there!

Jun 272013

A bigfoot conference entitled, “Bigfoot Discovery Days” will be held on August 2nd and 3rd in West Branch, MI.  Speaking at this conference will be Dr. Jeff Meldrum of Idaho State University, and local investigators Phil Shaw and Jim Sherman.  There will be many activities to partake in, and it should be a great regional event for bigfooters in this part of the country to come together and network.

Here is the schedule:

Place: Clinton Township Hall 
4232 Abbe Road 
Comins, Michigan
Time: Friday, August 2, 2013 
11am – 2pm
Cost: $10 Presentation and Catered Lunch
More Information: Nelson @ 989.848.2246

130 Page St.
West Branch, MI 48661
Visit the Bigfoot Discovery Days website for more information!
May 292013

Back in April of 2011, Craig Flipy and I took a Bigfoot Road Trip to Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia to partake in a salute to veteran bigfooter, John Green.  We did some filming along the way, and eventually pieced together a 9 minute segment on the event.  We initially intended to include the clip in the Bigfoot Road Trip DVD, but there was a small audio glitch that made us reconsider.  We have now decided to make this clip available for free for everyone to enjoy.

If you weren’t able to make it to the event, I hope you get a taste of what it was like by watching the below video.  The event was amazing as friends of the sasquatch united to celebrate John Green and his contributions to our lives.  We only know so much because we stand on the shoulders of giants, and John Green is one of the tallest of those giants (both literally and figuratively).  We all owe him a debt of gratitude.  For now, however, I think he’d be content to have us enjoy the video segment.

And consider this… If this video is what didn’t make the Bigfoot Road Trip DVD, imagine the great stuff that actually made the cut!  
Oct 182012

If you live anywhere close to Felton, CA (in the redwoods right outside of Santa Cruz), you should make your way over next weekend for Bigfoot Discovery Day V. This is an event that you will not want to miss, especially since it’s being held on the anniversary of the Patterson/Gimlin Film, and will feature an important piece of bigfooting history.

Here is a description of the festivities written by the event’s host, Mike Rugg:

Consider this a personal invitation to our bigfoot gathering coming up on the anniversary of the Patterson Gimlin Film here in Felton. We are making this a special event by showing the recently recovered “Big Reel”(as Mrs Patterson described it) for the first time since c.1970. It features Al DeAtley, John Napier and Patterson himself interviewing witnes
ses and introducing “Reel 2” (the actual film of the Sasquatch.)

There will be a panel of experts to discuss the PG Film including Bill Munns, Jeff Meldrum, Robert Leiterman and others. Also featured will be the first public showing of new evidence from Bart Cutino. Other “celebrity” bigfooters may also appear (TBA.)

Bigfoot Discovery Day V October 20, 2012
11-4 at the museum $5.00 (for BBQ lunch)
5-10 Patterson Film presentation and panel at Felton Town Hall
$20 each at the gate (members & seniors 18)
$15 advance ticket order (members & seniors 12)
Children under 12 free

PayPal tickets via:

Mike Rugg

Jun 162011

As previously mentioned, I am speaking at the second annual Oregon Sasquatch Symposium this coming weekend.  The first OSS was a big hit, and I have recently become aware that the DVD of last year’s event is now for sale.  

Cliff Barackman addresses the crowd at the 2010 OSS.

Below is a description of the DVD as taken from the OSS official website.

Tribal Relations Programs Manager Kathy Strain discusses early Native depictions of Hairy Man and how the stories have survived to present day.

Long-term witness Sali Sheppard-Wolford shares stories from her book, Valley of the Skookum.

Kalapuya Elder Esther Stutzman breaks the silence and shares tribal knowledgeabout Sasquatch… and a powerful message.
Ron Morehead presents the Sierra Sounds and discusses his experiences with
Sasquatch vocalizations at their camp in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

For the first time, Dave Rodriguez recounts his multiple sightings and gives a fascinating presentation on the role of snow on tree break evidence.
Cryptolinguist R. Scott Nelson discusses his studies of the Sierra Sounds, offering a detailed, unique look at purported Sasquatch vocalizations using live transcription software.
Nelson also presents his paper on a proposed Sasquatch Phonetic Alphabet.

Researcher Cliff Barackman gives a detailed presentation on the Silver Star
Mountain photographs, including measurements and comparison photos.

Present during the filming of the now famous 1967 Bluff Creek Sasquatch, Bob Gimlin relives that day and the events surrounding it as only he can.

DVD bonus footage includes: Audience Q&A session with OSS speakers, live music performances by Lenny Green, footage from the OSS 2010 kick-off party, and storytelling by Sandy Jensen.