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Jan 132017
 

FLIR Scout TK Thermal Monocular

For years, thermal imagers have remained very expensive and largely out of reach for most bigfooters.  Even the less expensive units cost thousands of dollars.  Recently FLIR has been working to change this, starting with the release of their FLIR One back in 2015 (Click here to see a list of thermal imagers I have used, including the FLIR One).  

Now FLIR has raised the bar by lowering the price of an excellent little unit that can literally fit into your pocket.  Most importantly for bigfooters, it can record both still photographs and videos internally, to be later exported to your computer.  What is the price for this little unit?  Less than $600 at the time of this writing (click the above link to find out what these are priced at now).  

Of course, at this price there has to be a down side.  In this case, the resolution of the unit is not as good as their higher priced units, but that can be forgiven at this price.  The resolution really matters for bigfooting when looking at objects at a great distance.  This isn’t really a problem if you mostly scan the woods around your camp or the road you’re walking on, though.  Visibility in these conditions is usually less than 40 or 50 yards anyway.  Under those circumstances, this unit would be more than adequate.  

 For examples of what people look like at various distances through this unit, check out the video below from an independent party:

 

So there you have it.  Yet another piece of thermal imaging technology has come within the financial reach of the average Joe.  Yeah, $550 is still a lot of money, but just think what units like this will cost in a few years!  Think how good the units will be in this price range if you wait around a bit.  Whether you buy now or later, good things are coming to Bigfootland.  I can’t wait to see the footage we, the bigfoot community, obtain over the coming years.

 

 

 

Jan 072013
 
The Valles Caldera outside of Los Alamos, NM

New Mexico might be one of the last states one thinks of when considering the possibilities of bigfoot. UFO’s, sure, but bigfoot? As it turns out, New Mexico’s dry, high, forested altitudes make for excellent bigfoot habitat. Swamps, forests, meadows, rivers, and everything that goes with these exist in bountiful amounts in isolated pockets throughout the mountains of New Mexico.

Our expedition was centered around the Valles Caldera, one of the world’s six known land-based supervolcanoes. With a diameter of over 12 miles, this caldera is a sight to behold. Huge herds of elk and deer graze on the native perennial grass, and these ungulate herds maintain a healthy population of the animals that feed on them, including sasquatches.

The evidence that brought us to this part of New Mexico was a group of thermal videos of a possible bigfoot taken by Washingtonian Kirk Brandenburg while on a BFRO expedition in April of 2011. The location of the expedition was chosen based on a history of encounters doing back years.

It was seeming like a pretty slow expedition, as no sounds indicating the presence of saquatches were heard during the trip. On one of the nights, Kirk decided he was going to use his H-Series FLIR thermal imager to monitor some outlying tents near their camp in the case of a nocturnal visit by a bigfoot. Before setting up the gear, he took a few looks around camp. One of the sweeps of the outlying area showed what Kirk initially thought was a stump or some other inanimate object. Though the figure didn’t seem to be moving, he zoomed in on the figure for a closer look for a second video. Finally, a third video of the object was obtained from a slightly different position, about twenty feet closer than the first two clips.

Click here for more on the New Mexico expedition.

Dec 012012
 
This is a frame from the Brown Thermal Footage
with the contrast and brightness enhanced.
The polarity has been reversed, so black is hot.

On May 8, 2012, a very interesting piece of thermal footage was obtained by Stacy Brown Sr. in Florida. His son, Stacy Brown Jr., contacted me a while back to ask for my help with trying to authenticate the footage. Knowing that no footage can ever be proven to be a bigfoot beyond a doubt (some folks still doubt the Patterson/Gimlin Film, after all) I set about trying to extract as much information out of the clip as possible. Perhaps some of this information could shed some light on whether or not the clip could even be considered as real. Below are my thoughts and conclusions on this remarkable piece of footage.

The Brown Footage

This interesting clip of video was obtained by a father and son team from Florida on May 8, 2012, sometime between midnight and 1 am. Stacy Brown Sr. and Jr. are the minds behind the website, The Sasquatch Hunters. The two men were bigfooting somewhere on the panhandle of Florida around the town of Quincy on the night they got their footage. The exact location is between the property where the Bridges have their ongoing encounters, and where I recorded a “whoop” vocalization last year.

The night the two men were camping, they tried a passive approach by simply having a campfire and playing loud music on a stereo. Every once in a while the duo would go for walks without using any lights. No other campers or people of any sort were ever observed on that night, and both witnesses are sure they were the only people present.

Stacy Brown Sr. was armed with a FLIR Scout thermal imager with which he was continually scanning the nearby woods. He had the polarity switched on the FLIR, so that the warm things in the viewfinder appeared black as opposed to the more commonly used white.

At some point in the evening, they heard some knocks, so they walked in that direction. Every time they heard noises, it seemed like it was just a little bit ahead of them, no matter how far they went. Stacy Sr. then saw a heat signature from behind some trees a little ways off into the palmettos. Whatever it was stepped briefly out into the open. What Stacy Sr. saw was a large, man-shaped figure take one long step and disappear into the brush. He turned to his son who had not seen the figure at all and said, “We gotta go.”

Read the rest of my analysis by clicking this link.

Oct 212012
 


A short while back, I took some representatives from FLIR out to the woods with me. (Actually, we went twice, but one of the times was for an upcoming episode of Finding Bigfoot.) On this occasion, I took several folks from their corporate offices in nearby Wilsonville to one of my favorite bigfooting spots in Mount Hood National Forest.

At this location, we filmed some promotional stuff for my upcoming appearance at Inframation, the world’s largest thermal imaging conference, where I’ll be talking about using thermal imagers as a tool for bigfooting. After taking care of the business side of things, it was time to do some bigfooting at one of the best spots I know of.

I was unaware that Haley was going to write an article about this trip, but she did. I was also unaware that she really didn’t think bigfoots were real, but I forgive her for that. I think she’s a bit more open to their reality than perhaps she was before the trip.

I did in fact stay at the location after everyone else left. I sat in my chair listening for several more hours before falling asleep. During that time, I heard a strange growl, and three more knocks that were each more distant than the last. Clearly, whatever was making them was leaving the area.

Here is a bit of Haley’s article along with a link to the rest of it. I hope you enjoy it.

A Skeptic’s Encounters With ‘Finding Bigfoot’
BY HALEY ELLISON
CREATED: OCTOBER 17, 2012

“The public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived.” –PT Barnum

Before we go any further, you should know that I don’t believe in bigfoot. I’m a confirmed skeptic. Loch Ness only has fish. Chupacabra is just a goat. Extraterrestrials have better things to do than visit Earth. And there are as many vampires in the rain-soaked Northwest as there are sasquatches (sorry “Twilight” fans).

Nevertheless, in my capacity as manager of public relations at FLIR Systems, it fell upon me to coordinate FLIR’s involvement in an upcoming episode of “Finding Bigfoot,” which is broadcast on the Animal Planet network. I was ecstatic about the opportunity. Not to search for bigfoot, but to help promote FLIR and our thermal imaging cameras. But this didn’t turn out to be your everyday behind-the-scenes logistics gig.

Finding Bigfoot” follows a team of Bigfoot hunters as they follow up on sightings around the world. Featuring Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, Ranae Holland and James “Bobo” Fay, the show is highly entertaining. The fact that they use and promote FLIR thermal imagers makes me a fan.

Click this link for the rest of the article.

Sep 052012
 

I recently had the opportunity to take some good folks from FLIR Systems, Inc. into the woods for an overnight adventure.  Most bigfooters know FLIR as the infrared and thermal imaging company that makes those nifty devices that most of us salivate over.  Knowing that the FLIR folks would be taking an arsenal of their products out with us, I was quite excited about the trip.

While out in the woods, we shot the following short promotional video for my upcoming speaking engagement at Inframation, the largest infrared camera-user’s conference in the world.  I will be speaking on November 6th on how I utilize FLIR thermal imagers in bigfooting.

Over the course of the evening, we had some interesting yet ambiguous things happen.  We did not capture images of bigfoots on camera, but at dusk we heard three possible power knocks from northwest of our location, and Jen and Haley heard what they described as deliberate branch breaking on their night walk around 11 pm.  Having to work the next day, they left the location sometime after midnight, but I stayed there alone listening for the next couple hours.  During the first hour after they left, I heard two knocks, the source of which seemed to be moving away from camp and back to the northwest.  
Ambiguous, I admit.  Very cool, though.  I love bigfooting.  
Nov 042010
 

Fox News in North Carolina recently paid colleague and friend of the ‘squatch, Mike Greene, a visit.  They were largely interested in the thermal footage that likely shows a sasquatch that Mike obtained in 2009.

 

The full article is reprinted below, or can be accessed by clicking here.

N.C. Man Claims He Has Picture of Bigfoot

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — 

A man that once worked as a fraud investigator claims he has captured an image of North American folklore.

Mike Greene, a former chief of fraud investigation in New Jersey, claims he captured video of Bigfoot in the Uwharrie National Forest over a year ago.

“In the middle of the night, I was awakened by what I call, ‘Darth Vader’ breaths,” said Greene. Greene said he was able to capture a thermal image of Sasquatch that night.


“The image is the first comprehensive thermal image of a Sasquatch… even though I admit that it’s blurry,” said Greene.

In the video, Greene claims you can see a big creature come out of the woods and grab a candy bar that was set up to attract the Sasquatch.

“It can’t be anything else, I mean, it literally can’t be anything else,” said Greene.

Greene said many people have said the image is just a guy in a fat suit or gorilla suit, but he claims the thermal image proves it’s something different.

“The heat signature – which is what you’re looking at…the heat signature would be completely different. It would be splotchy,” said Greene. “You could put a guy in a Bigfoot costume and fool night vision, because that’s just like a video camera. But if you put a thermal image on him, that’s going to look completely different.”

After seeing the video, Greene was convinced he had captured video of the much-discussed creature Bigfoot.

“Yeah, there’s no doubt about it,” said Greene.

Greene admits that he, and the rest of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, are surprised there has not been better proof after several years of searching and many attempts to get a glimpse of the evasive alleged creature.

“We have, in the organization, maybe 200 game cams out looking for Sasquatches. We haven’t got one lousy picture of a Sasquatch, which doesn’t make any sense, unless you think that maybe these things are so smart that they either see the game cam,” said Greene.

Greene said there is no doubt he caught one of the rare images of the increasingly evasive creature.

“Clear as a bell, absolutely unequivocally, no doubt what it was – to me, anyway,” said Greene.

A majority of scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a legitimate animal, in part because some estimate large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population.

Greene said fossils of a sasquatch-like creature have been unearthed in China. He claims the creature came over the land bridge that used to exist between Asia and Alaska..  

Jul 172010
 

Mike Greene was recently featured in an online news story from WCNC.com in Charlotte, North Carolina.  


Mike, just in case you don’t remember, obtained thermal video of a sasquatch in April of 2009.  The footage is commonly called the “Squeaky Footage” because of the toys that Mike left out for the bigfoot over the previous two years of coaxing it into camp.  


When you watch the video below, keep your eye out for an appearance by yours truly.  I was pretty surprised when I saw myself in a picture from an expedition, making me laugh out loud.  The photograph was from a trip to the Olympic Peninsula with Mike and others back in the spring of 2008.

Hunting for Bigfoot: Expert stakes out forest





by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NewsChannel 36 

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM
Updated today at 6:57 PM
UWHARRIE NATIONAL FOREST, N.C. — Bigfoot on video in the North Carolina mountains?
A Salisbury man says it’s true, and he’s been chasing the controversial creature for more than 20 years.
Mike Greene is nationally recognized as an expert Bigfoot investigator, so we went along with him one night in search of Bigfoot.
It is dark, so dark you can see the stars and hear the crickets chanting all around.
“It’s the anticipation of boogeymen in the darkness, people are scared of the dark,” said Greene.
We are miles from anything, a little more than an hour from Charlotte at a secret location in the Uwharrie National Forest.
“Every time it’s, ‘This could be the night,'” Greene says into the darkness.
We are here, hunting Bigfoot.
“It’s the proverbial needle in the haystack. It really is,” says Greene.”My theory is, do it enough and eventually our paths are going to cross and that’s finally what happened.”
Greene says he’s seen Sasquatch a handful of times in the 20 years he’s been on the hunt.
“Right over my head I heard two deep, I call them Darth Vader breaths,” says Green. “That got my attention in a hurry.”
Greene says he even caught the creature on video in this same forest once.
“There it was, eight or nine feet tall, just like in the movies, walking sideways to me, boom, boom, boom.”
The 68-year-old is now widely known and recognized in Bigfoot circles and often helps investigate claims about sightings. He says he knows some people think he’s crazy, but he isn’t.
Greene is a retired state fraud investigator. He has his master’s degree in behavioral psychology and admits chasing Bigfoot is a little off the beaten path.
“It is the most ludicrous hobby I can possibly think of,” he said.
But he insists he’s legitimate.
“I’m not the village idiot here and I’m an extremely skeptical person by nature, and as I said, until I actually saw one myself — no matter what all these other people told me — I didn’t believe it for sure,” he explains. “But it’s true and it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.”
He says it was years and hundreds of trips across the U.S. and Canada before his first sighting. Over time, he has perfected his hunting technique.
He estimates he’s spent $75,000 on high-tech equipment like night vision goggles, cameras and even infrared illuminators.
He brought all of it as we headed into the forest and set up what looks like an abandoned camp.
“The idea is to set up a campsite with some bait on it and then have a thermal recording from a distance and then leave, go away.”
He says the creatures sometimes travel as a family.
“The women, you can tell they’re women, they have great big breasts and they’re big and hairy and they’re usually dark brown or black,” he says.
He knows that even with the brief video of what he says is a Bigfoot in the Uwharrie forest, there are a lot of doubters.
“Most people don’t take it particularly seriously, and I don’t blame them.”
So his quest continues. He says he’s not looking to go down in history books as the man who proved that Bigfoot exists. He would like to be the person who helps people realize Bigfoot is real but doubts it will happen.


For more on Mike Greene and his travels, you can check out his website.
May 312010
 



My schedule has been downright nutty lately.  School is winding down, time is short, and the smell of report cards is in the air.  My work day is a whirlwind of responsibilities and paperwork, both of which often eat up many hours after the standard work day.  Meetings, field trips, grades, paperwork, students, and more fill what seems like nearly every waking minute I have. After all that, I still try to have a little bit of “Cliff” left over at the end of the day for me.  It gets tough sometimes.

Still, a guy’s gotta ‘squatch…  So, I do.


Seizing the opportunity given by this holiday weekend, two friends and I set our course for adventure and headed to Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  Our ultimate destination was going to be one of several choices, all of which centered around the vast swamplands known throughout the bigfooting community as Skookum Meadows.  I was optimistic about the roads being relatively free of snow, which can be a real hindrance this time of year, but a combination of dreary weather, two-wheel drive, and icy patches thwarted our plans.


We initially tried to access logging roads to put us on the north side of Lone Butte, but were turned around by a fifty yard stretch of icy road.  I probably could have plowed through the snow drift, but the accompanying vehicle was only two-wheel drive, and would have most certainly gotten stuck.  No worries, though.  In zones of high ‘squatch-potential like Skookum Meadows, specific locations need not be committed to.  There are plenty of other spots close by.


Our next plan was to head to the trail head of Placid Lake.  We couldn’t even get close to that location.  The road was completely engulfed with snow, leaving us with little choice than to head somewhat back towards the direction we came.


We took a right at Lone Butte Snow Park and headed towards the gravel pit that so often is the campsite for bigfoot tourists wanting to camp near Skookum Meadows.  Many of these sight seers do not realize that this gravel pit is was the base camp for the expedition when the Skookum cast was obtained.  In fact, one needs to drive right by the actual site of the cast in order to reach the gravel pit.


The Skookum Cast site taken on 9/22/07,
seven years to the day after the casting event.


We almost got to where we were headed to, but again were turned around by snow.  I did notice a grouse, rabbit, and large blacktail deer all within a mile of each other.  Food was in the neighborhood.  It was time to do some exploring.  (My favorite.)


We drove back to road 3211 and did some scouting.  Before long, I saw a dark road heading into the  brush that seemed to call out to me.  Never being one to ignore a whim, I radioed to the other car to stay put for a few moments while I drove up the road a bit to see how it looked.


In a word, it looked squatchy.  The road twisted its bumpy way through a dark forest thick with brush.  Swampy areas were commonly seen where the plant life was not too thick to obscure the view.  Several times I found the vine maples on either side of the road making a veil through which I’d drive my vehicle allowing the branches to scrape across my truck’s already tattered paint job.  I eventually found the road to be blocked by a dead fall, and backed down to the only medium sized clearing seen, which was fortunately only 80 yards behind me.  I radioed to the other vehicle that I had found our campsite.


Home sweet home.


Before long, my friends arrived and we started setting up camp.  I placed my tent near the edge of the tree line in hopes of inviting a close approach by a nocturnal visitor, while Craig and Barney practiced their bush craft skills and set up temporary shelters in the trees nearby.


After my tent was ready, I soon got to work putting three trail cameras along the access roads leading to (or from, depending on one’s perspective) our camp.  I spent close to an hour finding appropriate locations to place each camera and meticulously hiding them under a layer of soil, ferns, sticks, and debris.


The night was spent walking, whooping, knocking, and recording until fatigue overtook us around 2 am.  The conditions for bigfooting were not optimal, either.  There was a steady rain that obstructed our hearing as it pitter-pattered on our tarps, hoods, and tents.  Having worked early that morning, I was ready to lie down at that point anyways.


Rising late the next morning, I found Craig making coffee.  He had been up for a while, and had gone walking to the southeast along a road to find a meadow just a few hundred yards away.  Having heard a chorus of frogs the wet night before, this made perfect sense.


The meadow was not on any of the maps nor GPS units we had with us.  Since we didn’t know what to call it, we dubbed the location “Flipy Meadow,” after Craig Flipy, who stumbled upon it that morning.  I don’t have any idea if that location has a proper name or not, but for now “Flipy Meadow” seems just fine.


Flipy Meadow


We circumnavigated the meadow that morning.  Elk and deer prints were plentiful, and one set of boot prints were found in the mud at the margins of the bog.  Our party split up at one point with Craig and Barney circling back downhill to the road while I continued my lap around the meadow.  I found two small streams trickling out of the meadow which presented me with some easy tracking, but for the most part the ground was covered in brush and gave few opportunities for decent impressions.


After returning to camp, Craig and I explored the far reaches of the many forks in the road we were camped off of for most of the afternoon.  When night arrived, we found ourselves again doing the bigfooting routine.  This night would not be as quiet as the last.


Soon after our calls started, we heard the sound of sloshing from down towards the meadow.  Listening closely, it was clear that a large animal was wading in the shallow water of the meadow.  I hurried to ready my thermal imager only to find out that I was unprepared to film.  One of my two power supplies was depleted.  I decided that seeing a bigfoot through a thermal imager without recording it would be an embarrassing blog entry, so instead of rushing down with the therm to do just that, I took an hour to charge the power supply off of my car battery before leaving camp.  Craig and Barney had already gone down to the end of the road towards the meadow, and we were in constant radio contact.


The creature in the meadow could be heard moving about nearly the entire time the power supply was charging, giving us an opportunity to assess what it could be.  To me, it sounded like a creature trotting through shallow water.  We tried occasional knocks and whoops to see what affect this would have on the creature.  To our surprise, we had faint knocking replies from further to the south.  The creature in the meadow paid little notice to our sounds.  It seemed even less likely that this was a sasquatch at that point.


It turned out that I was correct, for when the power supply was sufficiently charged and I descended into the meadow I caught a glimpse of the trotting culprit.  As Craig, Barney, and I clumsily walked off trail through the dark without lights towards the meadow, I caught a the following footage on my thermal imager.



As you can barely see, there is an ungulate (probably an elk, based on the size of the creature and the distance from which it was shot) running from left to right soon disappearing into the woods.  Oh well.


Still, several knocking events were heard that night, as well as some branch breaking from a different direction.  I’m not positive that any of these were bigfoot related, but it’s possible.  To the south, where the knocking was heard, is a popular stretch of road for campers, so it’s at least possible that we were hearing door slamming or something similar.  So far, the review of the night’s recording has not turned up any knocks on the audio file, but they could have been too faint for the recorder to pick up.  I still have several more hours to review.


Before retiring, I made some “molisquatch cocktails” and put out an apple pile.  Molisquatch cocktails are rags soaked in anything smelly and out of the ordinary for sasquatches to smell.  In this case, I used orange-flavored mouthwash.  The cocktails’ sole purpose is to attract an sasquatch using their sense of smell and curiosity.


The next morning had me rising well before my companions.  I picked up the cameras, packed my gear, and hung out in the morning silence until they arose.  It had been since the Bob Saget gig that I had two consecutive nights in the woods, and I was very thankful for them.


When I checked the apple pile, I found the apples to be gone with nothing but small apple scraps left over.  Looking closely at the situation, I soon found the telltale tracks of crows in the muddy ground.  Crows and other birds are designed for flight, so they weigh very little for their size.  One can tell where birds have walked mostly from the marks their talons make as they hop around.  The area where the apples were had many small black holes in the mud indicating the sharp talons that made them.  They were not obvious at first, but it is our responsibility as amateur primatologists to spend the time to figure out what happened so we aren’t too quick to blame a missing apple pile on a visiting sasquatch.  Having “bigfoot on the brain” is a dangerous affliction, if we are to be taken seriously as investigators.


Upon my return home, I reviewed the game camera pictures.  I was pleased to find some nice shots of coyotes and crows, which I will share with you.





Having literally stumbled upon Flipy Meadow, I am positive I’ll be headed back there at some point.  It’s a super squatchy area, complete with food, wildlife, swamps, and heavy cover.  Small creeks permeate the landscape, and we even had some possible knocks to indicate that somebody might have been home.


Now, I’m off to the east side of the Cascades for the week followed by a couple nights in Big Sur, CA next weekend.  Neither trip is bigfoot related, but that flavor of thing seems to follow me wherever I go.  I’ll keep you posted.

Apr 132010
 

That’s right.  This past weekend I went bigfooting with Bob Saget.

Bob Saget, the Grays Harbor cast, and Cliff Barackman

A couple of months ago I was invited to accompany Bob Saget on a bigfooting trip to the Olympic Peninsula.  Bob is in production of a new series for the Arts and Entertainment Cable Television Channel in which he immerses himself into groups who do eccentric things, and for some reason bigfooting is considered eccentric.  Even though I believe bigfooting is a perfectly normal pastime, I agreed to do the show.

I met up with a dozen or so other bigfooters on Thursday night at Derek Randles’ property.  Earlier that evening I participated in a radio interview from the road, so my arrival was delayed for several hours.  Happy to be out of my vehicle, I wandered around the property greeting old friends.  I was treated to a hot bowl of Vietnamese soup and a beer, both of which helped me unwind from the long drive.

Some of the gang in Derek’s shop.

While not wanting to provide too much information about this episode of Bob’s upcoming series, I would like to briefly mention some of the many, many amazing things that happened on the trip.

First of all, Bob has always been interested in the bigfoot subject (that was no surprise to me, everybody loves the ‘squatch).  He takes it as seriously as a professional comedian can take anything, and had some great conversations about the current research with many of the participants.

Paul Graves, Cliff Barackman, Tom Yamarone,
Bob Saget, and James “Bobo” Fay

Bob accompanied several of us on a night walk on Friday night.  He was mesmerized by the night vision technology that we use in our quest for footage, passing the units around to all the crew members even if it meant they needed to temporarily drop their cameras.  He was amused by our efforts to call to sasquatches, but highly respectful at the same time.  In fact, his attitude throughout was one of respect for us.  I expected him to heckle us a lot more than he did.

Most of Saturday was spent filming elsewhere before Bob returned to Derek’s property for that evening’s efforts.  That night he was to be a passenger and camera operator in a mobile therming team.  We attached two “R2 Units” (Thermal Eye 5000xp imagers) to the top of his vehicle and set up monitors in the back seat.  I drove another vehicle with Matt Pruitt operating another R2 unit on top as the scouting vehicle.  We ended up driving for an hour or so up a nearby logging road and spotted a herd of deer, but not much else.  Again, Bob was blown away by the sophisticated technology used in pursuit of our hairy quarry.

Bob Saget’s bigfooting ride for the evening.

Whether it was jamming tunes with Tom Yamarone and Paul Graves in a teepee, or letting me cast his footprint in mud, Bob was gracious, polite, and professional at all times.  He seemed genuinely touched by our hospitality, and actually teared up a little when saying his goodbyes.  It was a pleasure to provide a glimpse into our little bigfooty world for him, and I expect his show will portray us in a good light.

Keep checking back for updates on when the series is expected to air.  Right now, the best guess is sometime this summer.

Bob said that he usually doesn’t do impressions…

The cast is coming soon to a footprint database near you!