The largest bigfoot conference in the U.S. kicked things off this weekend in Ohio with the annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference. There's a great list of speakers this year, so if you aren't there already, you should get there ASAP.
COLUMBUS (WSYX) - The most recent "Bigfoot" report in Ohio was outside Zanesville last December. According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, two hunters "experienced a likely week-long encounter."
In all of Ohio, there have been 266 "incidents" reported to the organization.
This weekend, hundreds of believers will head to the Salt Fork State Park in eastern Ohio. The Ohio Bigfoot Conference will hold discussions about Sasquatch with the people who have dedicated their lives to finding it.
Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot"will be a key speaker.
Most of the sightings are in rural areas, but there have been reports in Central Ohio, too.
The last incident in Franklin County occurred in June of 1997 off Williams Road, according to BFRO. In August of 1989, hikers spotted a white Bigfoot at Highbanks Metro Park. In Fairfield County, a possible sighting in Clear Creek Metro Park in October, 2010.
Despite the reports, critics point out that there has yet to be any hard, scientific proof that the mysterious creature truly exists.