$1,000,000 Reward for “Irrefutable Evidence” of Bigfoot

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 10th, 2013


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Olympia Beer Offers $1,000,000 to Anyone who Finds “Irrefutable Evidence” of Bigfoot

Historic Pacific Northwest beer hopes to inspire conclusive search for elusive creature

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 9, 2013) – In an effort to highlight the proud histories of both Bigfoot and Olympia Beer in the Northwest, Olympia Beer has partnered with world-renowned Bigfoot experts at The Falcon Project to sponsor what may be one of the most comprehensive searches for Bigfoot ever conducted in North America. A grand prize of $1,000,000 will be paid to any person who finds “irrefutable evidence” of Bigfoot’s existence in compliance with the contest’s official rules. The yearlong contest launches today.

“We have been operating in the Northwest since 1896, so we know firsthand how important Bigfoot is to the people here,” says Evan and Daren Metropoulos, owners of Pabst Brewing Company and Olympia Beer. “In addition to our desire to spur scientific discovery in partnership with The Falcon Project, we’re also simply encouraging people to get outside and have some fun.”

According to the contest rules, there is no set type or amount of “irrefutable evidence” required to establish proof of Bigfoot. All evidence presented must satisfy the three member judging panel convened by Olympia Beer and The Falcon Project. Evidence must include conclusive DNA evidence and visual proof of a live physical body. Visual proof of footprints, bone fragments, inconclusive skeletal remains or any other non-definitive evidence of Bigfoot will not suffice as “irrefutable evidence.” Any photo or video taken of Bigfoot is not sufficient to qualify as evidence in and of itself, but may be considered as supporting evidence. The awarding of any prize is subject to the official contest rules.

If Bigfoot’s existence is indeed proven through the contest, the grand prize winner will be paid in 40 yearly installments of $25,000. The annuity is being underwritten by SCA Promotions.

The Falcon Project is an organization that was convened to conduct the most in-depth search for Bigfoot ever conducted in North America. According to The Falcon Project, science tells us that a great North American Ape did exist at some point in the past, so the relevant question now is: “Does it still exist?” The Falcon Project is in the process of building a quiet, remote-controlled airship that will use thermal imaging technology to search Northwestern forests for evidence of Bigfoot. In support of its research, Olympia Beer has provided a $5,000 grant to The Falcon Project.

Similar to countless migratory and endangered species research programs, Olympia Beer and The Falcon project hope to conduct scientific observations of Bigfoot and then use the information collected to protect the species and preserve its way of life. Neither Olympia Beer nor The Falcon Project encourages or condones the attempted capture or containment of Bigfoot or any other form of wildlife. Any contest participant that demonstrates intent to harm Bigfoot or any other species will be disqualified from the contest, publicly shamed and referred to law enforcement officials.

More information about the contest can be found at www.olympiabigfoot.com, including news of participants’ progress, a map of recent Bigfoot sightings, live social media feeds and official contest rules. Participants can join the conversation by using the hashtag #Olympiabigfoot on Twitter and Tumblr, by following Olympia Beer’s Facebook page and by posing search-related questions to bigfootevidence@olympiabeer.com.

About Olympia Beer
In the 1850s, brew master Leopold F. Schmidt first discovered an artesian spring near Tumwater Falls, WA, and declared, “With this water, I believe I can brew better beer than ever.” Schmidt’s Capital Brewing Company’s first beer, Olympia Pale Export, was placed on the market in 1896. In 1902, the company’s name changed to Olympia Beer and the famous slogan “It’s the Water” was born. In 1983, Olympia Beer was acquired by the Pabst Brewing Company. Olympia beer can be found in stores, restaurants and bars throughout the West. www.olympia-beer.com.


About Craig Woolheater
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.

12 Responses to “$1,000,000 Reward for “Irrefutable Evidence” of Bigfoot”

  1. dconstrukt responds:

    someone should submit some of the photos and video posted here. ROFLMAO!!! 🙂

  2. deadfoot responds:

    Rick Dyer just became a millionaire.

  3. Ploughboy responds:

    I smell protracted litigation.

  4. Dufusyte responds:

    “40 yearly installments of $25,000”

    The contest could be subtitled, “How to win a million and still be poor.”

  5. Goodfoot responds:

    Dufusyte: FORTY YEARS! Will Olympia, “the Coors of the Pacific Northwest” even SURVIVE that long? I hope not…

    Another thought: are BIGFOOTS eligible to win? Can they just walk into Coors of the Northwest HQ and claim their reward?

    Hopefully not in Oly beer or merchandise.

  6. G. de La Hoya responds:

    From Olympia Beers contest rules:

    “The Prize consists of $1,000,00. The Prize will be awarded in the form of an annuity paid out as $25,000 per year for forty (40) years.”

    Someone should proof-read the monetary amount, they need another zero.

    Looks like it is put-up or shut-up. Everything is refutable except a body which is against contest rules.

  7. cryptokellie responds:

    I have a very bad feeling that someone (in a costume) will get shot…hopefully, not fatally or even seriously. The fact that the ad states “living” means nothing. On a different note, is the prize transferable to the winner’s survivors? How about the person that gets shot and his/her survivors…This a bad promotion and I think that they are rather sure no one will collect.

  8. corrick responds:

    Melba Ketchum, come on down!
    What better venue could you want?

  9. Goodfoot responds:

    corrick: Just to play Scratch’s Advocate, because WHY NOT? WHAT IF Melba is actually more interested in Science than Money?

  10. size 13 responds:

    I already have had an offer of much more money for a DEAD one. There are a lot of folk offering a lot more than One Million over 25 years. I would NOT take them up on this offer, I can do better. This can’t be a very serious offer.

  11. DWA responds:

    Well, one of the reasons the field is languishing is the lack of dedication of mainstream time and money.

    And we are talking a LOT more money than this.

    So what.

  12. Dr Kaco responds:

    Let the hunting begin!! Should be nice business for camping gear and ghillie suits! ;p

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