Friday, January 29, 2010

Bigfoot Film Festival...Day 1

I arrived at the very small town of Millersburg, PA then met up with friends for dinner after a short nap.

We then drove to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and made it just in time to hear the opening remarks and to see the trailer that was created to advertise the festival.

Film director Jim Hollenbaugh then gave a brief lecture on Bigfoot in film and the different ways the creature is portrayed. He then introduced 2 films by George Kuchar, "The Hairy Horror", which was kind of a weird trip inside Kuchar's head...then the now infamous short film, "Yolanda" which was about a frustrated housewife who becomes obsessed with Bigfoot. The movie was very artsy, but ended up being too pornographic for some of the members of the audience. That's all I'm gonna say about that!

We then headed back to the "lodge" which is short for "motor lodge" and retired to our respective rooms. To blog. More to come tomorrow!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bigfoot Filmaker in the News...

Eyewitness William Barnes, of Nevada City, California is on a mission to once and for all obtain solid photographic evidence that the creature known as Bigfoot does indeed exist.

William has a website that he is using to garner interest in his mission that will be running 34 hours a day, 7 days a week, hence the url:

Barnes claims “As a weekend goldminer in Northern California, I had such a creature walk up to my tent, so close I could have touched it, and then walk past me and up the side of the hill. Since that night by the creek, I have pondered for years, about how one could be filmed for any length of time, and how it could be studied in it's own safe habitat.”

Well, join the club William. The idea to obtain Bigfoot footage has been around since 1967...LOL

Read the entire story from the Humboldt Beacon here

The Bigfoot Field Reporter Radio Show

This Saturday I will be reporting live from the Bigfoot Film Festival at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Arts in Millersburg, PA.

To listen to the radio show live, click here

The show will be archived if you would like to listen to it at a later date!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Skunk Apes and Other Big Footed Things

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:09 AM EST
Palmer Wood

It is for those who claim they have seen the elusive ape-like creature roaming the woods and swamps of Florida including Polk County’s Green Swamp. Sightings of the animal have been reported around the world but rare, with quality photographs and videos even rarer.

Read the entire story

Bigfoot Film Festival

Only 2 more days until the Bigfoot Film Festival being held at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art!

Ned Smith Center has teamed up with Harrisburg film cooperative Moviate (presenters of the annual Side Street Cinema) to present its first ever film festival! The Bigfoot Film Festival is a fun event designed to explore the anomaly of "Bigfoot" and other natural folklore and how Bigfoot has been represented in film. Kitschy, campy films like "The Creature from Black Lake" and others will be shown, as well as documentary films on the Bigfoot phenomenon. Expert speakers will also be on hand, along with fun family activities.

At some point amidst all of the activities, The Bigfoot Field Reporter will be airing a live radio show with interviews of the program director and participants, and comments from the crowd!

The event has been sold out! Amazing what a little publicity can do! :)

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 6 p.m.

6:00PM Art Exhibit Opening: Garrick Dorsett

6:30PM Welcoming Comments

6:40PM FILM: "Bigfoot Comes To Lunch"
Produced by Caleb Smith and Jim Hollenbaugh

6:45PM LECTURE: "Bigfoot In Film" with Jim Hollenbaugh, Filmmaker

7:45PM SHORT FILMS: "Yolanda" and "The Hairy Horror" by George Kuchar

8:30PM FILM: "The Creature from Black Lake"

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. - No more tickets available!

12:00PM Welcoming Comments

12:10PM FILM: "Capture of Bigfoot"

2:00PM LECTURE: "Bigfoot in Pennsylvania" with Eric Altman, Director of Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society
**Includes guided walk on trails

3:30PM FILM: "Legend Meets Science"

4:30PM DINNER BREAK - Please visit the many fine dining establishments in Millersburg!

6:00PM LECTURE: "Boggy Creek, Bigfoot and Beyond" with Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist

7:30PM FILM: "The Legend of Boggy Creek"

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - FAMILY DAY!

12:00PM Welcoming Comments

12:10PM BIGFOOT COSTUME CONTEST: Create your own bigfoot costume and enter in our friendly costume contest!

1:00PM FAMILY ACTIVITY: Animal Tracks

2:00PM LECTURE: "Bigfoot's Favorite Pet: Modern Mountain Lions in Pennsylvania" with Marcus Schneck, Outdoor Writer for the Patriot-News

3:00PM FILM: "Harry and the Hendersons"


ART EXHIBIT by Garrick Dorsett

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE! Get your official BFF t-shirts and merchandise from our speakers! Also THE SASQWATCH will be available for sale!

The pink Sasqwatch is being in sold to honor breast cancer one for your beloved for Valentine's day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ohio Conference Update

I just got off the phone with Don K. and of course he is as busy as can be trying to put together the 2010 Ohio Conference on his own (I offered to help)

So far the stellar line up includes:

Todd Neiss, Tom Yamarone and Bob Gimlin and the radio host of the X Zone, Rob McConnell.

There are still vendor tables available to rent AND all who attend will be required to pay a $5.00 donation at the door.

VIP seats are still available.

Don will be updating his website later this evening and you can visit it at

Chupacabra Found?

Breaking news...CBS news is reporting that the mystery of the Chupacabra has been unearthed.

Some folks in Texas have claimed to have found the cryptid we have called "Chupacapra".

Colud finding Bigfoot be far behind?

A biologist has confirmed that the creature is NOT a chupacabra, but a hairless raccoon.

Perhaps the raccoon had mange, which would explain why these animals are being found dead, or it is a rare strain of raccoon.

Read the rest of the story here:

Not a Chupacabra