Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Finding Bigfoot: Ohio Town Hall Meeting, Sharon Lee gives behind-the-scene detail of entire event

Finding Bigfoot in Ohio Town Hall Meeting, Deerassic Park auditorium
"They looked tired but happy. They have been traveling non-stop 
for so many weeks now and will not get a break until December."
Courtesy: Bigfoot Field Reporter

Bigfoot Field Reporter Sharon Lee attended the Finding Bigfoot town hall meeting in Ohio last week and she has the full scoop on how it all went down. According to Lee, the Deerassic Park auditorium broke the record for the most number of people to attend a Finding Bigfoot town hall meeting. The crowd exceeded 160 in numbers, more than any other Town Hall meeting Finding Bigfoot has held said Lee.

You can try to imagine how the taping of a television show like this works. But for most of us who has never seen a live production before, Lee gives a great description of the entire event:

We were all asked to take our seats and as I was sitting in the back row, I looked over my right shoulder and saw Matt, Cliff and Ranae standing in the shadows prepared to make their grand entrance.

The trio entered and marched down the aisle to an eruption of cheers and applause! They looked tired but happy. They have been traveling non-stop for so many weeks now and will not get a break until December. The new season will air in January.

Deerassic Park auditorium
Courtesy: Bigfoot Field Reporter

Well, as you can imagine, filming a television show is quite the production. There were several times when the audience was asked to repeat scenes and the Finding Bigfoot gang were instructed to stand here, stop, say that again, refresh the battery pack, etc.

The trio introduced themselves to the audience and then asked how many people had witnessed a Bigfoot, or heard one or had a story to tell. At least 40 hands shot up and, as we would soon find out, the crew was going to listen to every single one.

The stories were the same we hear every day and soon they had gotten through all but one. The very last hand standing was that of Phil Brocco. He stood up to introduce himself and I thought to myself "Oh no." At the first utterance of his name, the audience and crew were taken aback by his unusually high pitched voice. Matt's expression was priceless! Phil began talking about his experience and how he was "meditating in the lake" and he heard the movement of something large all around him but when he heard a loud splash in the water, he screamed, "you know, like a man". When he said that the crowd erupted in laughter and it was the perfect ending to the long and tedious production.

The producers then informed the audience that they could meet and mingle with the crew for about 10 minutes.

During the production, Matt Moneymaker gave Don Keating all of the credit for putting Ohio Bigfooting on the map. It was nice to see Don get the recognition that he deserves.

Don and Matt shook hands and took pics together during the meet and greet and the entire crew were very gracious posing for pictures and speaking to their fans.

Bobo could not be in attendance as it was his shift to camp out with the gear. He was missed.

Several witnesses remained to plot their sightings on the map and after about 45 minutes the crowd dissipated to some stragglers who wanted to talk and take pictures with the gang.

I ended up chatting with Cliff for about 15 minutes, catching up with him. He looked so extremely handsome and glowing. I am so happy for him. Before we knew it, the crew had packed up and I never did get a chance to meet Matt. His loss. ;)

All in all it was a great representation of Ohio researchers and we proved our sincerity and dedication to the quest.

Check out the entire article at: bigfootlives.blogspot.com


  1. It really was quite a positive experience meeting all 4 of the cast during the taping and re enactment of my own sighting at Salt Fork some 10 months before. For my experience I'd have to say the Cliff took things the most serious,the other 3 did look as if they could use a well deserved break.