Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bigfoot Expo & Movie Night

Peter Wiemer, Director of the 4th Annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo announces the October 23rd & 24th, 2015 lineup of events at the YMCA Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Beautiful Lake Chautauqua.

The Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Movie night will take place Friday October 23rd, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Camp Onyahsa. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Two Bigfoot Documentaries, I’ve Seen Bigfoot and Mountain Devil – The Search for Frank Peterson will be shown. I’ve seen Bigfoot is a documentary of eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot sightings here in Chautauqua County, WNY State, Pennsylvania and around the country and was Written and Produced by Joseph Glarner, Mark Robinault & Peter Wiemer. Mountain Devil – The Search for Frank Peterson was Written and Produced by Ryan Cavalline.

The Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo will be held Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM at the Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Beautiful Lake Chautauqua. Doors open at 10 AM. This years speakers include Ken Gerhard, a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field investigator for The Center for Fortean Zoology as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for several anomalous research organizations. He has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and even werewolves.

In addition to co-hosting the History Channel TV series Missing in Alaska, Ken has appeared in three episodes of the series Monster Quest and is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel), Unexplained Files (Science Channel), Paranatural (National Geographic), Weird or What? with William Shatner (Syfy), Ancient Aliens (History Channel), Monsters and Mysteries in America (Animal Planet), Ultimate Encounters (Tru TV), True Supernatural (Destination America), Monster Project (Nat Geo Wild) and Shipping Wars (A&E).

Steve Kulls from the Adirondacks here in New York State is the Founder/Director of Squatchdetective.com and the author of two books, Fifty Large and What Would Sasquatch Do? On January 1st, 2006 Steve launched a national branded site Squatchdetective.com with a focus on debunking hoaxes while extracting some gems of evidence in an often confused field. Steve originally entered the field thinking he would declare the topic of Bigfoot in reality a series of jokes, hoaxes or misidentifications, however came quickly to realize there was something to the Mystery.

Paul Mateja: Paul Mateja has been actively involved with Bigfoot / Sasquatch research since 2004 and has personally investigated over 200 reports. He has attended or organized BFRO expeditions in New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Paul currently concentrates his investigations to western New York State and western and north-central Pennsylvania.

Paul is a network administrator and systems analyst/programmer for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, NY. In addition, Paul, wife Teresa, and son David own and operate a small certified-organic farm in western New York State.

These speakers as well as others and a “Town Hall Meeting” done in the middle of the day allowing people to speak about their Bigfoot sightings or encounters is sure to educate, enlighten and entertain the attendees.

Russia made Bigfoots a protected species in 1965 with Germany and France following in 1967. Peter asked the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (D.E.C) to include Bigfoots onto NY State’s protected species list. The NYS D.E.C.’s Chief Wildlife Biologist answered Peter’s request in 2012 by stating “This mythical animal does not exist in nature or otherwise.” “However, the simple truth of the matter is that there is no such animal anywhere in the World.” Peter has an online petition requesting President Obama and Governor Coumo to err to the side of caution and include Bigfoots on the National and New York State’s Endangered Species list. Why the USA ignores hundreds if not thousands of documented sightings is puzzling.

The Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot weekend’s schedule, times, rates and speaker information can be found at CLBigfootExpo.com