Wednesday, May 27, 2009

China YEREN-BIGFOOT Writing Project

Check out Bigfoot's bLog's new sub-blog, The China Yeren-Bigfoot Writing Project,, up now!

In 2009 at Xi'an International Studies University, China, American teacher Christa Harrison (see her BLOG, From the Redwoods to Red China) used Bigfoot as a writing project subject with her English language-learning Chinese students. In association with Bigfoot Books' BIGFOOT'S bLOG these papers are being posted.

Students were encouraged to think of Bigfoot and their own native cryptid hominid-hominoid traditions such as the Yeti and Yeren. They were encouraged to write a Western-style research paper, but as you'll see, the perspectives are also uniquely Chinese. These students are preparing for study next term in the USA at Humboldt State University, Northern California.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up, Report Coming Soon

"I'll tell you, I must be the richest man in Yakima County. I don't have much, just a little cabin, but with all of you here I have everything."
--Bob Gimlin

After years of scoffing, ridicule and disbelief, the living witness to what is still the most convincing evidence of the existence of Sasquatch gets the respect he so richly deserves.

More reporting and images from the 2009 Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up coming soon to this page! And yes, we will deal with the Cryptomundo muckracking and attendance exclusion controversies.

For now, if you want some thorough reportage on the speakers and the event in general, check out Cliff Barackman's excellent North American Bigfoot blog reports:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Quote of the Day: Arthur Schopenhauer

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788–September 21, 1860)

Can we apply this to the field of sasquatch research?

Does Schopenhauer not look a bit like a sasquatch?

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Though the event is sold out there may be a few spots opening up if you are on the waiting list (hey, Bigfoot Books got a ticket!). Here is the updated flyer, click image to enlarge. John Green and Rick Noll will sadly not be attending as previously planned, but new speakers have been added. Bobo assures me there will be some startling revelations unveiled at this conference. It will be documented by Hancock House and, apparently, National Geographic. Bob Gimlin will be there.
From Tom Yamarone, here are some of the details. Address has been excluded as "walk-up" attendance is being prohibited (or highly discouraged).
Examination of the Patterson-Gimlin Film
Presentation of Current Evidence of the Sasquatch
Presentations by:
Dr. John Bindernagel
Dr. Jeff Meldrum
Kathy Moskowitz Strain
Christopher L. Murphy
Dmitry Pirkulov (representing Dmitri Bayanov and Russian Hominology research)
A new analysis of the P-G film by Bill Munns
Also new talk added: Scott Nelson, cryto-linguist examines the Sierra Sounds

The event will include a catered Tribute Dinner and entertainment in a beautiful ranch setting. There will be a gathering for a pot-luck dinner and 2 presentations on Friday evening. Saturday will begin with a meet & greet period, a $5 hamburger/hot-dog lunch available. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm. Tribute Dinner scheduled for 6:15 pm. Tickets: $40/general admission, $60 reserved seating, $80 VIP tickets (ONLY IF available). For information, contact: James Bobo Fay, Paul Graves (509) 665-8645, Tom Yamarone (925) 734-0799. Or email or
[I think Tom is the one in charge of the waiting list.]
Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up
Schedule of Activities and Presentations

Friday, May 15, 2009
4:00 pm. Event Registration
4:300 pm Pot-luck Dinner
6:45 pm Welcome to the Bigfoot Round-Up
Bigfoot Song
7:00 pm Bill Munns “A Digital Examination of the Patterson-Gimlin Film"
8:00 pm Scott Nelson “ Crypto-Linguistic Evaluation of the Berry/Morehead Tapes"
8:50 pm Derek Randles “ Preview of the Olympic Project"
9:15 pm. Campfires at the ranch
Saturday May 16, 2009
10:00 am Event begins with social time - Meet & Greet - at the ranch
11:00 - 12:30 $5 barbeque lunch
12:30 pm Presentations
Bigfoot Song
12:35 Christopher L. Murphy -- An Overview of Sasquatch/Bigfoot Evidence in Historical Records
Sasquatch Song
1:25 John Bindernagel “ The Discovery of the Sasquatch"
Bigfoot Song
2:40 Dmitry Pirkulov “ Identifying Invisible Giants"
BREAK - 30 mins
song: Bigfoot the Legend (by Gimlin/Patterson & friends)
3:40 pm Kathy Moskowitz Strain “ Stories and Stone: Bigfoot Evidence in Native Culture"
4:20 Jeff Meldrum “ The Patterson-Gimlin Film Re-Examined from the Ground Up"
5:40 Pre-dinner social time
6:15 - 8:15 pm Tribute Dinner to Bob Gimlin, Roger Patterson & John Green
Special Address by David Hancock
Watch THIS BLOG in the future for our reporting and photos of the event!
Poster design: Scott McLean, provided by Tom Yamarone.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BIGFOOT NEWS AND RUMOR MILL: The Bigfoot Roundup, Fish Lake Migration, Biscardi Group Busted, Vocalizations, Yeren Writing Project and More!

Well, it looks like we're heading into a big Bigfoot summer, starting things off with a BIGFOOT ROUND-UP May 15th and 16th, with BOB GIMLIN himself up in Yakima, Washington. Of course, for those of us who did not know about it on the first day, tickets are sold out. We at BIGFOOT BOOKS, however, are lobbying for some standing-room-only admissions. There is a waiting list, but JAMES BOBO FAY has told me that even Peter Byrne couldn't get bumped up to the top of the list! Bobo says: "This thing is going to go off!!! It's truly going to be a historic event. Hancock House is even doing a book about it., the people who are calling for last minute tickets are true luminaries. We got some real VIPs coming." Well, bummer! Maybe we can convince them to hold it out in the old rodeo grounds or something?


* It was rumored around town back in the fall that Tom Biscardi (yes, he of GEORGIA GORILLA HOAX fame) and/or his Crew has been busted by the US Forest Service for doing unauthorized "improvements" to the BLUFF CREEK ROAD and the small spur down to the PATTERSON-GIMLIN FILM SITE. Well, this isn't verified information (inquiries to the USFS produced no answers, so don't accuse me of slander, Tom), but I'd believe it. Does anyone smell... money? Word was that they planned to do regular paid guided tours down to the film site. It would be a shame to commercialize and despoil the sacred ground of Bigfooting in this way.

* Trinity County field researcher SEAN FRIES of the Bigfoot Research Project (view his interesting "blobsquatch" photo here: and some associates heard nocturnal vocalizations outside of FISH LAKE. Fries also heard similar vocalizations this last summer near his home in Weaverville. Sean's work also will appear in the new BF book, "Who's Watching You," by Linda Coil Suchy. Sean is also tentatively scheduled to speak at the upcoming WILLOW CREEK BIGFOOT DAYS event, Labor Day weekend, 2009.

* A report came in to BIGFOOT BOOKS from a seemingly quite believable (but for now anonymous) local mountain man and fisherman. He regularly does a trip in October up to the Fish Lake area. He fishes the lake and surrounding creeks. One such tributary, exact location to be withheld at his request, has been the site of repeated yearly BF signs including hoots and howls, roars, smashing and breaking of rocks and wood, broken off trees, etc. As this happens similarly every year this fellow suspects that it may be a migratory route. On his most recent trip he could clearly hear larger, male-sounding individuals coming down the creek, making what were obvious warning sounds (he knows this because they were terrifying). These were followed further back by communcating vocalizations that seemed to be coming from females and juveniles. If this is true it would seem that we have a family group living in the area up there near BLUFF CREEK.

* BIGFOOT BOOKS and myself were blogged by TOM YAMARONE, fine Bigfoot folksinger and investigator, on BIGFOOTSONGS.COM. Look for an upcoming blog entry on him here, or listen to his great, amusing and historical bigfoot songs on the YouTube bar at the side of this page. Yamarone makes this interesting statement, "Steven is in touch with Al Hodgson, Willow Creek's long-time bigfoot ambassador, as well as the folks running the museum in town. Al Hodgson has always been generous with his time and information to amateur researchers and enthusiasts and as time goes on, Steven will slowly assume this role." Is this my JOB now, Tom? To be put alongside Al, though an honor, seems daunting--that's like a seventy year commitment! Check out the Bigfoot Bard's blog at : The entry about the book shop is dated Friday, March 06, 2009.
(Photo by Tom Yamarone)


The X'ian China Bigfoot Writing Class Project! Teacher Christa Harrison used Bigfoot as a class writing project, and this blog was required research reading (the Humboldt County Bigfoot article in particular). Some interesting results have arisen, and will be posted here once final revisions and author bios have been completed. Ever heard of the YEREN? More to come, and soon!

REMINDER: Potential speakers for WILLOW CREEK BIGFOOT DAYS 2009 should contact me ASAP. So far we potentially have HSU professor RICHARD STEPP and SEAN FRIES, maybe Bobo and the gang if they can make it. See the blog entry below for details.

Image: Poster from the 2008 Bigfoot Days event.