Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thank you, CRHS Broadcasting Classes

On February 12th, I had the privelidge to speak to the broadcasting class at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA.  The topic of my presentation was what it is really like to work in the television industry.  This was a great opportunity for me to get back into the classroom, and also to present on another topic other than bigfoot.

I was greeted by some custom landscaping the students had done the day before in preparation for my visit.  It was immediately clear that I was in the right place.

Thank you to both the students and Janine Blackwell, the instructor, who made me feel right at home.

To request Cliff to speak at your school, event, or business, click this link.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Finding Bigfoot Season Three - West Virginia Field Notes

Typical bigfoot habitat in West Virginia
The West Virginia expedition was one that I very much looking forward to. I had heard numerous excellent accounts out of this state before, but had only had the opportunity to drive through its mountains on the way to other locations. I knew the habitat was excellent for bigfoots, and I was most anxious to give it a try for myself.

The evidence that brought us to West Virginia came in the form of a couple of photographs taken by a young man named David Stennes. Seven years ago when David was only ten years old, he was outside playing near the wood line. Some noises caught his attention a short distance inside the woods. David could see that the source of the noises was a very large man-shaped figure that appeared to be covered with hair. The creature was very slowly walking parallel to the clearing from right to left. He stared at it in disbelief for a few moments before running into his nearby house and grabbing a camera. This took only 30 seconds or so, and soon he was able to snap three quick photographs of the figure.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mount St. Helens Institute - Two Speaking Engagements Next Week

Cliff speaking at the 40th Anniversary
Celebration of the PG Film in
Willow Creek, CA

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest office has invited me to be a guest speaker at their monthly gathering entitled "Volcano Views and Brews."  I will be doing two separate presentations next week on February 12th and February 14th.  Both are open to the public, and totally free!  It will be a small, intimate gathering of bigfooters and laymen.  Bigfoot talk will be plentiful, and so will the good beers.  Come share both with me.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
My presentation will cover some of the most compelling reasons why I believe bigfoots are a real species.  Topics will include video footage, photographs, vocalizations, and detailed analysis of footprint evidence, including the London prints.  I will bring several of the original London casts, as well as a variety of other casts from my collection.  Some specimens will be available for sale.

The details:
801 Washington St.
Vancouver, WA. 
Happy Hour 3:00pm - 6:00pm, 
Speaker at 6:30pm.

Thursday, Feb. 14
What better Valentines date could there be than nerding out about bigfoot stuff?  This night's presentation will be my detailed analysis of the Clackamas River photograph.  I presented this topic last year at another informal gathering in Portland, OR.  The photograph has never been published anywhere, and will be one of the centerpieces in my upcoming DVD release, Bigfoot Road Trip (co-produced by Craig Flipy).  Spoiler alert!!!  I think the Clackamas River photograph is a real bigfoot.  Come hear how I came to this conclusion.

924 15th Avenue
Longview, WA
Speaker starts at 6:30pm.

I hope that if you live within reasonable driving distance to either of these locations, that you will consider coming out and enjoying a night of talking bigfooting.  See you there!

To request Cliff as a speaker at your event, click here.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Puppy Bowl IX

Every year around this time, I hear about the "bigfoot ball game," but when I turn it on, I never see any bigfoots.  So, I turn the channel right to Animal Planet to watch some Puppy Bowl.

This year I happened to be in New York City during the filming of Puppy Bowl.  Luckily, I have a couple contacts over at Animal Planet, and after pulling a few strings I was able to score an excellent seat in the executive sky box on the 50 yard line.

Enjoy the following behind-the-scenes pics from my ridiculously fun and cute visit to the set of Puppy Bowl IX.

Three stars of Puppy Bowl IX and Cliff Barackman.
Two of the stars were squirmier than the other.

The view of Puppy Bowl Stadium from my sky box seats

Cliff Barackman and a very tired athlete

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Tribute to Scott McClean

Bobo, Tom Yamarone, and Scott McClean
This short tribute to bigfooter Scott McClean has just been posted by one of Scott's closest friends, Tom Yamarone over at  I'll keep it short on my end, as Tom does a much better job than I could at expressing our loss of a good friend.

Click here to read Tom's tribute to Scott McClean.

"Monkey" Loose in British Columbia

A map of Vancouver Island

This article caught my eye.  There are reports of a three-foot tall grey monkey running loose near the small community of Meadowood, British Columbia.  There have been several witnesses, and police have been called.

Three feet tall?  That might not be a monkey...  That just might be a juvenile sasquatch running around.

If you are in the area, please keep a camera and casting material handy.  Also, if any of you hear about more reports of this "monkey" from that area, please write to me at and let me know.

Monkey Loose In Meadowood, BC: Report

Police are puzzled by reports of a 'vicious' monkey running loose on Vancouver Island.

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News reports that Meadowood residents and a conservation officer are trying to track down a grey, three-foot-high monkeyrunning wild in the small community about 170 kilometres north of Victoria.

A Facebook post by the Meadowood Storein Dashwood B.C. appeared to confirm the sighting.

"Yes folks you have heard right. There is a monkey running around Meadowood," it says.

One resident told the Parksville Qualicum Beach News he was approached by a conservation officer and asked if he owned a monkey. But the area fire chief didn't know anything about it, telling the newspaper that their call was the first he'd heard of it.

Cpl. Jesse Foreman with the Oceanside RCMP confirmed that police received a call about a monkey but found nothing.

For the rest of the article, click here.