Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Bigfoot Song by Buddy Knox

As a previous post mentioned, Buddy Knox wrote a bigfoot song about Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin catching a bigfoot on camera.  Here is a recording found on Youtube that contains that song, and the lyrics are below.  Enjoy! 


The Bigfoot Song


Way up in the north woods an’ deep in the dark

pines that blacken the mountains of the
Cascade Range,
They still tell the tales of an Indian legend,
Sasquatch is the legend, Bigfoot is the name.

The Indians claim he’s the missing link that fits
in the gap of the evolution chain.
You can make your mind up when you’ve heard the stories,
Sasquatch is the story, bigfoot is the name.

(chorus)

You can ride from Canada to Northern California,
All up and down the Cascade Range,
But if you go alone, friend, I’m here to warn you,
Look out for the thing with the bigfoot name,
Look out for the thing with the bigfoot name.

From out of the Yakama Indian Reservation a young cowboy and an Indian came,
To hunt in the mountains of Northern California,
truth was the purpose, Bigfoot was the game.
Now young Roger Patterson ran a small string of horses,
And he lived in the foothills in a cabin with his wife,
He knew that many secrets were hidden in these mountains,
And he had heard the legend of bigfoot for most all his life

(chorus)

Nine years ago while running wild horses,
deep in the mountains with an old Indian friend,
He ran across a huge, a very huge footprint and
this is where the hunt for the bigfoot man began.
To town and back they went and they made a
plaster cast 18 inches long from heel to the toe,
And from the print that it made, they guessed
that it must have weighed 700 pounds or so.

(chorus)

Now the facts they put together sent chills right up their spines
and the search for a lot more information began,
And when they told the story and showed these plaster prints,
they only drew laughs from strangers as well as friends,
Now up through the years they found a lot
more footprints and they gathered sworn
statements from a lot of decent minded folks,
But when they took these facts up to the educated experts,
it was all disregarded andbranded as a hoax.

(chorus)

Now it become a challenge to Roger and the

Indian to gather more proof and to bring it all forth,
And show the whole wide world that this bigfoot man
is alive today and living in the mountains to the north,
And for years they gathered a lot of signed statements and tapes
from people who had seen bigfoot or his tracks,
But still no sightings and no film photographs,
and they knew they must bring a lot better proof back.

(chorus)

From out of the Yakama Indian Reservation a
young cowboy and an Indian came,
To hunt in the mountains of Northern California,
truth was the purpose, Bigfoot was the game.
Now young Roger Patterson ran a small string of horses,
And he lived in the foothills in a cabin with his wife,
He knew that many secrets were hidden in these mountains,
And he had heard the legend of bigfoot for most all his life

(chorus)

Nine years ago while running wild horses, deep
in the mountains with an old Indian friend,
He ran across a huge, a very huge footprint and
this is where the hunt for the bigfoot man began.
To town and back they went and they made a
plaster cast 18 inches long from heel to the toe,
And from the print that it made, they guessed
that it must have weighed 700 pounds or so.

(chorus)

Now the facts they put together sent chills right up their spines
and the search for a lot more information began,
And when they told the story and showed these plaster prints,
they only drew laughs from strangers as well as friends,
Now up through the years they found a lot more footprints
and they gathered sworn statements from a lot of decent minded folks,
But when they took these facts up to the educated experts,
it was all disregarded and branded as a hoax.

(chorus)

Now it become a challenge to Roger and the
Indian to gather more proof and to bring it all forth,
And show the whole wide world that this bigfoot man
is alive today and living in the mountains to the north,
And for years they gathered a lot of signed statements and tapes
from people who had seen bigfoot or his tracks,
But still no sightings and no film photographs,
and they knew they must bring a lot better proof back.

(chorus)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Buddy Knox

Buddy Knox

Buddy Knox BigfootBuddy Knox


The following article was published in the August 21, 2005 edition of Mike Rugg's Bigfoot Discovery Museum newsletter from Felton, CA.

Bigfooting with Roger and Bob - The Buddy Knox Story
By Tom Yamarone

One of the best things I took home from the Bellingham Sasquatch Research Conference in May was a CD of Sasquatch songs that included an amazing bigfoot song by rockabilly star Buddy Knox. It also included an interview with him in which he talks about the time he went out “bigfooting” with Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin in the late 1960’s. I had heard this story a year ago as it was told to me by Bob Gimlin while we were out on expedition with the BFRO in Washington. It was the “small world syndrome” to have a very good friend tell me he had an interview with Buddy Knox and an unreleased demo of a song he subsequently wrote after being out in the woods with the dynamic bigfoot duo. Wow! Here’s how it goes….

Buddy Knox was in Yakima, Washington performing for two weeks at a local lounge. His band leader was a man named Jerry Merritt, a guy who had known Roger and Bob for many years in Yakima. Roger stopped by after one of the shows and started talking about bigfoot with Buddy and the next thing you know, they’re on horseback in the Cascade Mountains looking for our elusive friend. The interview is full of incredible insight into the world of Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin. These were two of the most determined “field researchers” of the time and you get a feel for their enthusiasm and die-hard nature as Buddy recalls the two days they spent out in the woods. Here’s some of the interview which took place near the end of Buddy’s life while he was residing in Victoria, British Columbia.

A.F. (Alex’s Friend): I’ve heard this story once before, but you’ve got to tell me the sasquatch story….

B.K.: Oh, the bigfoot story. Well, Jerry Merritt, an old friend of mine – I think you know who Jerry is; he’s in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, too – he was my band leader a lot of times over the years and a friend of mine, he was living in Yakima, Washington and, uh, Jerry booked me into a place called the Chieftain Hotel in the lounge. We sold that lounge out and the guy decided he wanted to keep me over for another week. So I stayed there two weeks in the lounge, you know, and he gave me another thousand a week.

So, in the meantime, I ran into a guy named Roger Patterson. He was a little, small cowboy and all that was on Roger’s mind was this big thing living out in the woods that he called bigfoot. And I said, “What the hell is a bigfoot?” and Roger – that’s all it took for him to start talking and boy, he went to work talking! He always ran around with an Indian boy named Bob Gimlin. (Note: In complete deference to my good friend, Bob Gimlin, I would say that this term was commonly used back then and it was a point of pride, very much in the manner of the Lone Ranger and his sidekick, Tonto. No kidding. Buddy also uses the same terms in the song lyrics. Where we might cringe today hearing this, I am sticking up for Buddy Knox as this was acceptable at that time.) And, uh, the Indian boy was always with him – everything they done!

So, we sat down in the lounge area there and he (Roger) told me about bigfoot which, uh, in scientific terms is called sasquatch which is the same thing as a yeti over there in – where is that? – Tahiti or someplace in the mountains over there. (Note: Tibet was obviously the country he was trying to think of…) And it’s the same thing as the Abominable Snowman but over here he’s called bigfoot or sasquatch. And Roger Patterson was just totally taken with this thing. And Roger owned a large ranch quite aways out of town and he says sasquatch is on his ranch! And I said, “Hah! I got to see this!” (chuckles) So, one Sunday Roger come rolling in and he had a little Volkswagen Bug van and he had this horse Peanut in it. It was a small horse, but it was in his damn van! And he brought over, Bob Gimlin, he brought over a truck with three other horses in it, in this big truck and we commenced to go look for sasquatch. We was headed out of Yakima into the Cascade Mountains….

(edited for brevity)
We climbed on these horses and we were going to go out there all day and stay – it was Sunday; we had Sunday off and we didn’t have to go to work until Monday night…we didn’t have a matinee on Monday – so, I thought we’re going to be out here riding these horses all day Sunday and all night and all day Monday. So, I just decided to enjoy a good horse ride, you know, but he (Roger) was hellbent to catch sasquatch ‘cause he had a gun there that shot a net thing out on this saddle and he carried it right behind his saddle. And it shot a net out there and he was going to capture a damn sasquatch. And he showed me before we went, he showed me this film that you’ve seen a thousand times on television of this female sasquatch walking along and stepping over a log and turning around and looking and you see these breasts sticking out there, so you know it’s a female, you know. He took an 8 mm picture of this thing just when he was out hunting one time and, uh, he never thought about shooting it ‘cause he didn’t know if it was a human dressed up like that and he said, “Shooting it never crossed my mind.” So, he said, “I grabbed my camera.” He had his camera with him and he took about 13 to 14 minutes of the sasquatch walking around this little horse-shoe curve and it disappeared in the woods, you know.

(Note: We all know the Patterson-Gimlin footage is just under a minute long with the classic 12 stable seconds somewhere in the middle of it…perhaps Roger was showing a loop of the footage or Buddy watched it for what seemed like “13 to 14 minutes.” Doesn’t matter. What does matter is that he got to experience the bigfooting world of Roger and Bob sometime after the film was taken!)

And we rode up to this log and I saw the sasquatch step over this log like it was a little stump, and this damn log was this high! (I assume he’s pointing somewhere chest high or above.) There was no way in the world I could hardly even jump over it, you know, so the sucker had to be 7 or 8 feet tall – had to be!

(Note: I think in the course of the many bigfoot encounters Roger had investigated, he was telling Buddy about some of these on top of showing him the film. Then, they went out in an area where Roger had followed up on a sighting and/or found tracks – later we hear about Buddy seeing a place where Roger had cast some tracks. So, I’m sure Buddy over the course of the day – or the years since then – has confused some of these details. He thinks he was at the film site and we know he wasn’t. In some similar creek watershed in the Cascades, Buddy thought he was seeing the downed logs and stumps visible in the film. Still, what a great two days to recall!)
And, uh, he (Roger) said, “Yeah, that thing was about 7 and ? feet tall – easy! And he said, “I don’t know how much it weighed but I’d guess 500 pounds or 600 pounds,” and he said it was big and (there) was hair all over it. He said he never got a good look at the face – couldn’t see a look of the face in the camera – and a little later on, I saw him on Johnny Carson and he showed that same film on Johnny Carson. And he interviewed Roger and I saw him just again on TV on a show about sasquatches and he’s an older man now, not a young, skinny cowboy, you know.
(Note: Now back to the bigfooting that Sunday and Monday…)

And he found these prints when he was out there hunting and he went back to town and got some plaster to come back and make some plaster casts. And I saw these damn prints and these things were an easy foot and a half – close to 2 feet long! – and the imprints and everything was there. I don’t see how he could have falsed (sic) them up so easy, you know. One print was a little rough – he had 4 or 5 prints, you know, plaster casts of these. So, he brought plaster and everything along with him on another horse. And net guns and the whole works on this other horse. So, I could tell he was either planning an elaborate joke or he was deadly serious about this. And I found out later that he was deadly serious.
(edited again….)

So, we done a matinee and a show that (Saturday) night and the next morning he come and got me in the hotel and he said, “Load up! We’re going!” So, we cut out and Roger Patterson got the horses and we started looking for sasquatch. And we looked all day long and we looked on up until it got dark and we decided to set up a camp site. So, and I said, “What are we gonna eat?” and Jerry said, “Oh, Roger brought some food, yeah.” And he brought out this little sack of trail nuts and stuff and raisins and you know, like not even a hand full – oh, just about a hand full – for all of us to eat! This was our supper. So, I lived on trail nuts and stuff for two days, you know. And the next morning we crawled out (from under our blankets) at first day light and Roger’s out there and loaded up, ready to go. And he had the horses already saddled and everything. We just slept on the ground, you know. I just slept in my clothes and folded up one of those little rolling things behind the saddle and used it as a pillow. And it was warm, so we weren’t cold or nothing. And we hunted until about 5 or 6 the next afternoon – never saw prints, never got a smell. He said they smell horrible! And he said once we smell that smell, we’ll follow the smell and see if we can find him.

Well, we never got a smell of the smell and we never saw any footprints or nothing like that, but Roger showed me where he found the other footprints and you could tell – there was plaster all over the ground and you could tell he had made something plaster there. And , uh, so I just took it that he was telling the truth and you know, I didn’t think he was a liar or nothing…
(interview ends here…)

There’s more to this story that I’ll save for another edition of the newsletter. Suffice it to say, I find this to be a wonderful glimpse into “bigfooting” with Roger and Bob. The song which accompanies this interview was folkstyle ballad and a lot of work was done on this acetate by Alex Solunac of Victoria, B.C. to make it “listenable”…It was the hit of the Bellingham weekend as we listened to it over and over. 


More links:
Mike Rugg's Bigfoot Discovery Project
Tom Yamarone's BigfootSongs.com
Buy Buddy Knox Music

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Virtual Footprint Archive

Associate professor of Anatomy, and friend of the 'squatch, Dr. Jeff Meldrum is the preeminent scientist in the field of bigfooting today.  He has boldly put his academic reputation on the line by investigating the sasquatch mystery, but has cautiously supported his claims and findings with an unerring devotion to data and the scientific method.  One of his specializations is bipedal locomotion in hominids, and the evolution that led up to it (check out his pricey, but excellent book, From Biped to Strider).  This, combined with his long-time interest in sasquatches, makes him the perfect candidate to carry the torch that Dr. Grover Krantz lit and carried for so long.

Cliff Barackman and Dr. Jeff Meldrum
April, 2011

Dr. Meldrum is best known in Bigfootland for his analysis of sasquatch footprints, as would be expected by his academic qualifications.  Meldrum inherited the majority of Dr. Krantz's footprint casts when he passed away in 2002, and the collection has now grown to number over 200 specimens.

For several years, Dr. Meldrum has been working on a project called the Virtual Footprint Archive (VFA).  The VFA is an online collection of over 100 digital scans of footprint casts that can be turned and manipulated in virtual space by any user.  The public database is of lower resolution than a private archive that will eventually be available by invitation only, but it is still intensely interesting to cast nerds like myself.

The following three scans are screen grabs from the VFA.  Each depicts the same cast, but from a different angle.  The cast shown is from the Freeman collection and was collected in 1984 from Table Springs deep in the Blue Mountains of Oregon and Washington.  The individual is commonly known as "Wrinkle Foot," a name coined by the late Dr. Grover Krantz.

Table Springs, 1984
"Wrinkle Foot,"
Front view.

The same cast viewed from
the heel area.


The same cast from the toes.  Note
the "mushroom effect" on the small digit
nearest the bottom of the scan.


The VFA is a little hard to navigate at this point.  There are no thumbnails of the casts, and they are only listed by a number.  Also, the version of Flash that is used seems to be an older version than the one my computer is running.  This means that to view a cast, I have to grant permission to run the older Flash for each new page I open up.  It's a little clumsy, but well worth it to see this project finally come to some level of fruition.  Dr. Meldrum gave permission for me to share the VFA with my readers, so please drop by and enjoy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Matt Pruitt's New Blog

A frequent field research partner and friend of the 'squatch, Matt Pruitt, has recently dipped his toes into the hot tub that is the bigfoot blogosphere.  Matt is a very intelligent man who has been investigating sasquatch reports and conducting field research for many years.  I have personally spent numerous nights with him in the woods over the last several years, and I find him to be one of the best in the field today.  All that, and the guy can write well, too.

Matt Pruitt and Cliff Barackman investigating the
McKenzie River Footage in September, 2010


Matt has opened his blog with several interesting posts.  One post comments on his ongoing experiments to  photograph a bigfoot using Reconyx trail cameras.  Another post, which is particularly interesting to me, is entitled, "Do Established Habituation Scenarios Exist, Waiting to be Documented?"  He suggests that they do.  I agree.

I strongly suggest any serious field researcher to start reading Matt Pruitt's blog.  I suspect it will prove to be an important resource for bigfooters as it grows and develops, and Matt's level-headed and methodical approach is one to be emulated by both newbies and seasoned veterans alike.

Read Matt Pruitt's blog here: 

Matt Pruitt,
Bigfoot Field Researcher

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vermont Trail Cam Photograph

Bigfoot investigator and friend of the 'squatch, Steve Kulls has given us the following photograph for our consideration.  It appears to be a sasquatch bending over to pick up apples.  Of particular interest is the possible juvenile creature clutching onto the larger one's chest area.  Read about Steve's ongoing investigation here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sasquatch Summit - Looking Back at the Tribute to John Green

John Green, the man of honor


As you probably know, the "Sasquatch Summit - A Tribute to John Green" was just held this past weekend in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. It was kind of a big deal for me because I had never had a chance to meet John Green, though I've been a fan of his for nearly two decades. It had also been a long time since I had crossed the border into Canada, and I knew I'd be seeing many of my Canadian friends and colleagues at the event. Besides, I love bigfooty events like this, and I certainly needed a vacation.

Craig Flipy was to be my travelling companion, and we left Portland, OR just before noon on Friday for the drive up north. After battling Seattle traffic for several hours, dropping by a friend's house near Everett, WA, and being grilled by an unfriendly Canadian border cop, we finally reached our destination well after dark.

Immediately after checking in at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, I was greeted by the smiling faces of several investigator friends. We arranged a meeting place, and I went about bringing my personal items up to the room.

Craig and I walked down the street to a local pub where many investigators had gathered. I was thrilled to see friends such as Tom Yamarone, John Kirk, Thomas Steenburg, and Bob Gimlin.

The next day was a day of presentations by various names in bigfooting. A highlight for me was Dr. Jeff Meldrum's presentation. It was injected with humor and lots of information on the casts obtained by John Green in the Bluff Creek region back in the 1960's. He spoke at length about the consistency of the footprints from various parts of the country, as well as addressing many misconceptions about the role Ray Wallace played in that time period.

An original Blue Creek Mountain
cast from August, 1967


I was surprised that my name came up in Chris Murphy's presentation in relation to the ongoing controversy about the location of the Patterson/Gimlin film site. I later spoke to Chris about my thoughts, and will be working with him to try to shed some more light on the matter.

Of particular interest to me was a room with many interesting displays. Among the artifacts laid out for us bigfoot nerds were several original casts from the Bluff Creek region (which I was later allowed to photograph to add to my online cast database), a copy of the Skookum Cast, numerous masks and displays from the British Columbian Museum (courtesy of Chris Murphy), and John Green's original filing cabinet filled with his files. What a treasure trove!

John Green's replica of the Skookum Cast


At the banquet dinner, the local Chehalis Indians shared a dance with us. Using a mask reportedly carved in the 1930's, they performed a sasquatch dance that was not performed from the 1940's until 2010. The musical accompaniment was made by hand drums and singing in the local Native dialect (the language that was anglicized to give us the word, "sasquatch!"). It was a beautiful site, and was a gift well-appreciated.

After dinner, various folks gave short tribute speeches to John Green, including several of his family members. Rene Dahinden's ex-wife was in attendance, and she read from letters sent by Rene when he was on the Pacific Northwest Expeditions funded by Tom Slick back in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

The night ended very late after bouncing from place to place, room to room. Morning brought rain and grey skies, and after poking around town a little, Craig and I headed back home. It was a great weekend that ended far too soon. I met John Green, caught up with many good friends, and did a little social bigfooting. I even met some of you, my readers. Thank you for introducing yourself and sharing your kind words about my work. I appreciate it.

Here are some other pictures from the event.  Enjoy!

John Kirk improvising a song about me
as I walked by.


Harrison Hot Springs is a very
'squatch-friendly place.


Cliff Barackman and Dr. Jeff Meldrum


Cliff Barackman and a friend


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Live Paranormal Appearance


I have been invited to be a guest this coming Wednesday night on the internet radio program, Live Paranormal.  The show starts at 8 pm, and listeners will be invited to call in with questions.  I'd love to hear from you, so if you are around that evening, please drop in and listen.

By the way, the Sasquatch Summit was awesome.  I'm running on four hours of sleep, and I just walked in the door from a six-hour drive.  Please check back soon for details and my perspective on this spectacular event.  I'm just too pooped to think straight right now...

Heroes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Double-Dipped Donations


"For Cliff -
Together we can reveal the secrets still out there.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm a huge supporter of apes and those who try to help conserve their habitat.  Among the most diligent supporters of any apes is the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).  Sure, they focus on chimpanzees and not bigfoots, but remember that "ape" is just a biological term meaning any member of this particular superfamily with the fancy name of hominoidea.  This superfamily includes gibbons ("lesser apes"), chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, humans, and sasquatches (all of which are considered "greater apes").  

The JGI focuses on habitat conservation and education.  Like sasquatches, the tropical apes depend on having enough land to live and forage on.  Their greatest threat is the encroachment of humans ruining the places where they live.  This is usually done by deforestation and pollution.  The JGI endeavors to educate the local humans to live in manners that have less impact on the environment.  

Regarding sasquatches, Dr. Goodall is on record saying that she is "sure that they exist."  She later backs away from this bold statement by saying that, "maybe they don't exist, but I want them to."  You can relax, Dr. Goodall.  They do exist.

I received an email from the Jane Goodall Institute today.  The JGI runs largely on donations from private donors, and a group of donors is currently offering a matching grant for all funds received between now and April 16th.  That means that if you donate $5 to the JGI, some other generous anonymous donor gives another $5 just because you did, which turns your donation into $10.  Not bad...  Double-dipping has never been so good for chimpanzees.  (By the way, neither I nor North American Bigfoot receives anything from this.  Hundreds of chimpanzees and gorillas stand to benefit, though.)

Read through the email below and consider giving something to this worthy cause.  When sasquatches are recognized by the Powers-That-Be, conserving their habitat will be one of the most important gestures humans can make to our cousins in the woods.    We will soon be joining Dr. Goodall in parallel efforts in our own North American way.  


Dear Cliff,
A generous group of Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) donors has offered to match any gift you make before April 16, 2011, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000. By donating today you could help us raise up to $300,000 to support for our conservation programs across Africa!
Nowhere is this support more critical than in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This troubled hotspot is home to the largest population of chimpanzees in the world, accounting for more than 50 percent of chimpanzees left in the wild. JGI is implementing innovative education and conservation programs in this area to save as many chimpanzees as possible.
Dr. Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute’s vice president of Conservation Science, recently led a Conservation Action Plan workshop in the DRC. The workshop was the first in a series of meetings with local community members and representatives from the provincial and national government, police force, mining ministry, DRC non-governmental organization community, and other key stakeholders. The goal: to identify strategies and actions to reduce the threats to great apes and their habitat in a critical landscape of the eastern DRC.
The Conservation Action Plan will target more than 66 million acres, which contain approximately 15,000 chimpanzees and somewhere between 3,000-5,000 gorillas.
This is an exciting step in our work to save the largest population of chimpanzees remaining in the wild. Please help us save as many chimpanzees and gorillas in the DRC as possible: Donate to the JGI 2011 Matching Gift Fund.
Sincerely,
Maureen Smith, President, the Jane Goodall Institute
Maureen P. Smith
President
the Jane Goodall Institute

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Drew Thomas Music - The Yeti



As you may have noticed, I'm a fan of anything bigfooty.  This not only includes the biological reality of the hairy ones themselves, but also any of the countless cultural distractions that swirl around the mystery, including music. There are several excellent examples of bigfooting musicians out there, and it is always a pleasure to find another, as I was happy to do this week.

Drew Thomas recently sent an email my way asking me to give a listen to a song he penned called "The Yeti," and I was more than happy to oblige.  He put together a slide show to go with the tune, and I now present it for your enjoyment.  Click here to give a listen to "The Yeti."  Click the link below to buy the album "Get on the Bus," on which can be found "The Yeti."

Drew Thomas' Homepage
Buy the Album


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sasquatch Summit - A Tribute to John Green

Ticket sales have now ended for next weekend's Sasquatch Summit - A Tribute to John Green.  I've had my ticket for a very long time, and I hope that many of you managed to get one.  This event might end up being the most fun and important gathering since the Yakima Bigfoot Round Up of 2009.


I'll will arrive on Friday evening with field partner and friend of the 'squatch, Craig Flipy.  If you see either of us lurking about, feel free to introduce yourself.  

This is going to be epic.  Look at the agenda:

Sasquatch Summit
A Tribute to John Green
April 8 – 10, 2010
Agenda


Friday, April 8, 2011
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . ..Registration Begins
Sasquatch evidence displays open for viewing
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. . . . . . Meet & Greet
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. . . . . . Round table discussion (tentative)
9:00 - ? p.m. . . . . . . . .Sasquatch Songs (location TBD)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

9:50 a.m. Conference Convenes - Welcome to the Sasquatch Summit

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. presentation by John Bindernagel "The Prolonged Discovery of the Sasquatch as explained by the Philosophy of Science”

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. presentation by Jeff Meldrum “On The Track of John Green”

11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)

1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Question and Answer Session with John Green

1:50 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. presentation by Christopher L. Murphy “A Review of the Classic B.C. Sasquatch Accounts”

2:35 p.m. - 3:15p.m. presentations by Thomas Steenburg and Bill Miller “Investigation Reports of Recent Sasquatch Sightings”

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. presentation by Loren Coleman “John Green’s Legacy Beyond the Pacific Northwest”

5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Sts’ailes (Chehalis) Traditional Welcome & dance performance

6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sasquatch Summit Group photo (Grand Staircase in Lobby)

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tribute Banquet in honor of John Green
Tribute in Song: “The Ballad of John Green” by Tom Yamarone
Tributes by Bob Gimlin, Al Hodgson, Jeff Meldrum,
John Bindernagel, Adrian Erickson, John Kirk, David Hancock,
Loren Coleman, Igor Burtsev, Gerry Matthews,
Ron Morehead, Lesley Solunac and others TBA.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Late morning: . . . . . Informal gathering in display rooms
Tentative . . . . . . . . picnic lunch in Sasquatch provincial park;
privately arranged vehicle convoys to
sighting locations on map