Matt Moneymaker, president of the BFRO and star of the Finding Bigfoot show on Animal Planet was recently asked the following question on Twitter:
what is the best piece of evidence uve ever seen for a bigfoot?
Matt replied: "A bigfoot itself, standing roughly 15 feet from me, growled at me until I got up and left."
Back in January, Matt was asked this same question on CBS with John Miller where he gave a brief description of his "close range" sighting in 1994 in the woods of Eastern Ohio. Matt claims that the Bigfoot creature was standing just 15 feet away, growling at him and trying to get him to leave the area. Although criticized for telling such a vague experience, Matt is convinced that what stood only a few feet away was indeed a Sasquatch. According to an interview with National Geographic from a few years ago, this is exactly what happened that morning in Eastern Ohio:
"It was 2 o'clock in the morning and the moon was a quarter full," recalled Moneymaker.
"Suddenly, there he was, an eight-foot-tall creature, standing 15 feet away, growling at me. He wanted to let me know I was in the wrong place."
Matt's shared this same encounter in 2010 on a BFRO forum post:
I became pretty obsessive about the subject after that, but it was another eight years before I had a close encounter with a sasquatch. That happened in eastern Ohio. I was in Ohio attending law school during the week and talking to witnesses on the weekends. Not long after that encounter in 1994 I got online and made contact with several bigfooters whom I had corresponded with while I was still in LA.
The Finding Bigfoot team on CBS with John Miller: