Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 30th, 2011
Am I the only one that’s wondering where the real James “Bobo” Fay is on Animal Planet’s show Finding Bigfoot? Watching the episodes, I feel bad that Bobo is basically used as a prop. A Squatch stand-in if you will.
Bobo Fay and Mike Esordi looking for Bigfoot tracks near Orleans, California
In real life, Bobo is quite a character and a very funny guy. All of us in the Bigfoot community, that have been on expeditions with Bobo or have just hung out with him at a Bigfoot event, know that he’s much more animated than portrayed on Finding Bigfoot.
I’ll never forget the time, at the opening of the Bigfoot Wing at the China Flat Museum in Willow Creek, California, when I was having lunch during the break with Bobo, Daniel Perez, and a few others. This was the first time I met Bobo and he had me in stitches. Between the serious stories Daniel was sharing and the side commentary that was provided by Bobo it made for quite an entertaining afternoon.
Don’t get me wrong, Bobo takes the research side extremely seriously and he’s very knowledgeable about the subject. He just knows how to have fun along with all of that.
Knowing what it’s like to be in the field with Bobo, I can’t help, but think that Finding Bigfoot would be a much better show if they included some of the real Bobo rather than just the big guy that makes for a good Squatch comparison.
If you are a Bobo fan, you can show your appreciation at the I LOVE JAMES “BOBO” FAY facebook page.
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.