Sierra Kills: Why Justin Smeja refuses to give exact location of Bigfoot shooting [EXCLUSIVE]
For the past three weeks, Justin Smeja and his neighbor "the driver" have opened up and revealed a little more about the Bigfoot shooting event that took place on October 8, 2011 near Gold Lake, CA. We spoke with Justin on Sunday to ask if he could explain to us why he has kept the exact location a secret.
The Olympic Project have been involved in the Sierra Kills location for a little over a year now and one of their main objectives there is to obtain clear photographs of Sasquatch in their natural environment. They've been trying to do this for many years in the Olympic Mountain Range in Washington State. The Olympic Project has one of the most comprehensive, systematic camera trap programs around. Their setup consists of fifty plus cameras placed along predatory travel routes throughout the Olympic Mountains. By doing this, they hope their study will provide the first clear pictures of Bigfoot along with photographic documentation of many apex predators and ungulates living and moving throughout their natural habitat.
To pull this project off, the Olympic Project assembled a team of expert woodsmen and big game trackers such as Brian Rasmussen, Robert Johnson and Justin Smeja (the Bigfoot shooter). Justin is in charge of camera traps around the Gold Lake area. He didn't say who else is working in his area, but he has driven up to the location multiple times this year to check on camera traps. So far, he's captured a few blobsquatches here and there, but nothing definitive. Last week, multiple Bigfoot tracks were found just 20 yards away from the road. The author who's writing a book on the Sierra Kills was also with him at the location.
"We haven't gone back again. It's currently snowing up there and we've already taken down our camera traps," Justin said.
"We're going to wait for the snow to melt and head back again next year".
Justin said this is the main reason why he's has yet to give out the exact location. He tells us the book he's currently working on will reveal the GPS coordinates if anybody wants to investigate. He says once the location is revealed, the project is over. The Olympic Project have always been careful not to attract too many visitors to an area. Too many visitors will force the creatures to relocate said Justin.
When we asked Justin about what he thought about our Top 5 List of Possible Sierra Kills locations, he was surprised to see how close we were to the actual location. As it turned out, location number 4 on the list is only 4 miles from the shooting that took place.
4. N39.62941 W120.59424 – This location does not have any apparent access roads, but there may be some unmarked dirt roads going into this area. This area is also at a pretty low elevation.
For future posts, we will be conducting more interviews with Justin Smeja. If you have any questions you would like us to ask, please comment below. We can't guarantee if Justin will be able to answer any of your questions. Surprisingly, he's claiming to have never signed an NDA from anyone, so he's pretty much cleared to answer any questions you may have.
Update: Here's an update on the NDA deal posted on Bigfoot Forums by Justin Smeja - "I didn't realize the book deal paper work was considered a nda till Derek told me it was. That I signed in the last few weeks."