Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 2nd, 2014
From the Ohio Bigfoot Conference organizers:
Happy New Year everyone!!
As promised, all of us at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2014 are proud to announce our final speaker additions to the Ohio Bigfoot Conference April 26th, 2014 at Salt Fork State Park Lodge & Conference Center. Because of all of you dedication to the Bigfoot phenomenon and you unbelievable support of the Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2014, we were able to secure our very special and final two speakers for the Conference.
We are proud to introduce you to Mr. Bob Gimlin from Yakima, Washington and Mr. Tom Yamarone from Livermore, California.
Bob Gimlin lives in Yakima, Washington. He was one of two men who obtained the best piece of photographic evidence of a Bigfoot or Sasquatch: the Patterson-Gimlin film.
On October 20, 1967 along Bluff Creek in the Six Rivers National Forest in California, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed a female bigfoot. Bob is an eyewitness to history. He has recounted the events of that day many times and was involved for several months in the media frenzy that surrounded the screenings of the Patterson-Gimlin film. Eventually, he returned to his normal existence of ranching and raising a family.
He always maintained an interest in Bigfoot and after Patterson’s untimely death in 1972, Bob was accommodating to researchers who would contact him periodically about the film. He attended the 1978 Sasquatch Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia and made himself available to television production companies as the subject garnered widespread attention in the late 1970s.
Since that time, a renewed appreciation of Bob Gimlin as an eyewitness to bigfoot history has emerged. He became actively involved with Bigfoot research when he attended the 2003 International Bigfoot Symposium in Willow Creek, California. He spoke briefly about the Patterson-Gimlin film and even returned to the Bluff Creek site for the first time since 1967. After that event, he went on several expeditions and remains in contact with many bigfoot researchers. He does not speak often publicly about the events of October 20, 1967 but did so at the 2010 Ohio Bigfoot Conference and the 2011 Oregon Sasquatch Symposium.
To all who have met Bob Gimlin, they are left with a profound understanding of the honesty and integrity he exudes. To this very day, he still trains and readies horses for riding or pulling a carriage. He maintains an avid interest in bigfoot research and looks forward to a time when these creatures are accepted by both the general public and the scientific community.
Tom Yamarone is a singer/songwriter from Livermore, California who has been actively investigating the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery for over 10 years. His search for evidence of their existence is concentrated in Northern California and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of his home state. He has also traveled to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico and Ohio in this pursuit of Bigfoot evidence and first-hand accounts. He is an independent Bigfoot investigator. His educational outreach emphasizes the proper documentation of possible bigfoot evidence. He has a B.S. degree in Applied Earth Science from Stanford University.
Tom has organized with his friends several major conferences in California and Washington including the Patterson-Gimlin Film 40th Anniversary Celebration in October 2007 (Willow Creek, California), the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up in May 2009 (Yakima, Washington) and the Sasquatch Summit – a Tribute to John Green in April 2011 (Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada).
He has composed and performed songs about the bigfoot phenomenon since 2003. He attended and performed these at various Bigfoot conferences over the years.
Tom is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers (AIBR) and is an investigator for North American Bigfoot in California. He also conducts independent research wherever he travels. He has appeared in several television programs including Finding Bigfoot and Bob Saget’s Strange Days. Tom makes a cameo appearance singing “Roger & Bob (Rode Out That Day)” in Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot movie “Willow Creek”. He also has assisted in the production of Monster Quest & Finding Bigfoot episodes. For more information about his Bigfoot research, his active networking in the Bigfoot research community and the musical side of his involvement in the Bigfoot world visit www.bigfootsongs.com.
Once again Happy New Year from all of us at the OBC. If you don’t have lodging for the weekend at Salt Fork State Park, I’d suggest you do so to be close to the action.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.