Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 21st, 2012

A message from Marc DeWerth regarding the Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012:

To all my Bigfoot friends,

I would like to pass some great news on our upcoming Ohio Bigfoot Conference. The “Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012” will be taking place on Sunday, April 29th from 12 noon until 6 PM at the very spacious and state of the art Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center located at 7033 Glenn Highway in beautiful Cambridge, Ohio just minutes from the I-70, I-77 interchange in beautiful Guernsey County.

As most of you know, my longtime friend Don Keating has began the process of stepping away from the Bigfoot field so he may be able to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the weather industry. Don has asked me this past fall to be his successor which after some thinking and family discussion I gladly accepted. For over 20 years Don has grown the “Annual Bigfoot Conference” into the largest event of its kind anywhere in the world. I would like to say “thank you Don” for your many years of dedication to Bigfoot research, the Bigfoot Conference, and promoting the great Buckeye state of Ohio.

My group, the Ohio Bigfoot Organization is 100% dedicated to continue the event every Spring for many years to come. We have plans in the works to continue growing the event to a full three day event (Friday to Sunday). Once the 2012 event is over, we look forward in continuing our working relationship with Salt Fork State Park. Due to scheduling errors the event had to be moved to accommodate our needs.

This years Ohio Bigfoot Conference features four world class speakers including for the first time ever east of the Mississippi River, the one and only Mr. Peter Byrne, Dr. John Bindernagel from British Columbia, a speaker to be named shortly, and a “very special” secret speaker with over 30 years experience in the field that wishes to remain anonymous that you don’t want to miss.

As always, there will be VIP reserved seating made available for purchase to ensure the best seats in the house. They will be made available on a first pay first come basis for $35 per seat, $50 for a couple, and $25 per additional seat. The cost for the VIP seats will include an official 2012 Conference DVD, and an entry for a very special VIP only Raffle prize. Paypal will be available within a few business days so check the web site frequently to reserve your seating.

General admission to the event will be $10 for adults, and $4 for children age 12 and under.

Vendor tables will be made available for $125 per 8′ table, additional tables will cost $50 each. The Vendor space will be open from 12 noon until 7 PM. Please contact me at madbigfoot@aol.com to secure your vendor table. I look forward to an awesome event.

If you would like to be a Conference Sponsor for 2012, please contact me ASAP for complete details. If you or your group would like to sponsor a speaker please let me know what benefits you would receive.

To conclude, The Ohio Bigfoot Organization and I are looking forward to seeing all our friends new and old at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you very much!

Happy Squatching,

Marc A. DeWerth
Ohio Bigfoot Organization

Date: April 29, 2012

Time: 1:00 p.m. to about 6:00 p.m. – Doors will open around noon.

Location: Prichard Lauglin Civic Center, Cambridge, Ohio

General Admission Tickets (Tickets are sold at the door and may sell-out) – $10 for adults, $4 for children age 12 and under.

VIP Packages will be available.

An educational gathering of everyone from the devoted bigfoot researcher, to the novice and even the mildly curious. Hear from established national and local speakers, share ideas with those interested in the enigma of bigfoot, see old friends and make new ones, or learn how to become involved in a family friendly, healthy outdoor hobby. There will be a vendor area for books, clothes and everything bigfoot.

With the recent explosion of bigfoot in pop culture, we will be setting aside time and a special seminar specifically for those that are new to the field and want to learn more.

Other activities are also planned and will be announced closer to the event.

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.

2 Responses to “Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012”

  1. jayman responds:

    This is causing much confusion in Ohio for people who have an interest in BF and cryptozoology. About three weeks ago, people on the mailing list for the Ohio Bigfoot Conference and Expo, which had been held for years at the Salt Fork State Park lodge, received a brief message from Mr. Keating that there would be no conference in 2012. Then a few days later came the announcement that the conference had been renamed the “Ohio Cryptozoology Conference” and would go on as scheduled, same date (May 18-20) and place. Now we hear there will be another “Ohio Bigfoot Conference” April 29 just a few miles from Salt Fork. Is there really a need for two conferences so close in place and time?

  2. Craig Woolheater responds:


    Don Keating is retiring from the Bigfoot arena. Marc DeWerth who assisted Don for many years is taking the reins from Don. The event was originally going to be located at the Salt Fork Lodge, but an unforeseen scheduling conflict for the scheduled weekend meant the event needed a new venue.

    The events are different.

    One is a Cryptozoology conference, covering not only Bigfoot, but also the Dogman and the Honey Island Swamp Monster.

    Marc’s event is focusing solely on Bigfoot.

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