This tour seeks to explore all things strange and interesting along the way, as one may see on their Flikr photos page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/believeit/). They are interested in aligators and burritos every bit as much as they are in Skunk Apes, or the beings in their logo: Aliens, Bigfoot, Ghosts, and... Santa Claus. Their logo's motto?: "Explore Life Like You Did As a Child." Check out their progress through their blog at: http://we-believe-it.blogspot.com/
Recently, we at Bigfoot Books received a call from organizer and Believe-It member, Mike Esordi, and were invited to join them on the path up to the Patterson-Gimlin Bluff Creek film site. Unfortunately, their touring van might not do too well on that wretched road. Bobo was to be their guide, but apparently he has Flaming Lips tickets. So, we may be playing local tour guide.
Some major out-of-the-area BF hunters are said to be attending, so keep watching. With recent mysterious noise-making activity reported (and recorded) in Bluff Creek, there may be some more documentable action this coming weekend! See Cliff Barackman's report on the noises here: http://northamericanbigfoot.blogspot.com/2009/08/bluff-creek-update.html.
Here are some mission statements of the Believe-It Tour:
"Overview: Why as children are we so open to believe what as adults we are taught to reject? Mission Focus Areas: Paranormal, Cryptozoology, Extraterrestrial, Monsters, and Folklore. Our Vision: To strengthen our childhood beliefs—to think beyond the reality of what we see. Our Mission: To create a forum for believers in the five focus areas, to share their experiences and interact with one another, to encourage and revive childhood beliefs, and to build a community for all to participate from amateur to expert."
In other "paranormal" news:
We've been receiving the interesting blog feed from Happy Camp Linda's BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS. Recent reports through the RSS feed have included a FLYING BIGFOOT and a STONE-AGE BIGFOOT FOOTPRINT, not to mention a strange one about an upright-walking human-like REPTILIAN creature. Check it out here: http://bigfootsightings.org/, and if you are interested in the Happy Camp area read her archived report here: http://bigfootsightings.org/2008/08/19/life-in-bigfoot-country-happy-camp-california/. It includes some cool photos of BF iconography in her area, including BIGFOOT TOWING's truck logo and the giant metal HAPPY CAMP BIGFOOT STATUE.
Associated with the Happy Camp folks is another group, FRIENDS OF SASQUATCH, which seeks to use "psychic methods in exploring the nature of the Bigfoot phenomenon. (The images are screen shots of the website of the group, which you should view here: http://friendsofsasquatch.com/). Since the creature is a "needle in a haystack" out there, their website says, means such as this can help in the perhaps otherwise nearly hopeless effort of finding it. In fact, the group seeks to make contact: "Our primary level of interest is the facilitation of interspecies communication."
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