Trucker Seeking Sasquatch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 27th, 2006

Man on the hunt for Bigfoot
Florence (SC) Morning News

Jason Walker is a truck driver who has been obsessed with the search for Bigfoot since he was 6.

And he’s riding that obsession now into his own search to prove the existence of the large, hairy, elusive dweller of the deepest forests.

Walker is having his 18-wheel, 1996 Kenworth T600 decked to the nines for the occasion at K&L Chrome Shop. It’s been stretched 90 inches to accommodate a room for his Bowflex fitness equipment, a motorcycle and a trail bike that cost enough to sniff out Bigfoot by itself.

Trucker Seeking Sasquatch

Jason Walker stands with his big rig truck currently being customized at K&L Chrome Shop in Florence on Tuesday. Walker is having his truck customized and then plans to set out to find Big Foot and prove the it exists.

“Jason is dead serious about finding Bigfoot,” Mike Love, showroom manager at K&L, said. “We took the truck down to bare metal and have replaced everything.”

Love said it’s also being painted in Walker’s custom colors: dingy white with a lot of pearl on it on the outside and osha orange with matching bucket seats on the inside.

“This is a trick and a truck, that’s for sure,” Love said, estimating the makeover will cruise into the $50,000 range. “It’s been a special project for all of us at K&L Chrome Shop for two months. It’s going to be a good-looking truck when he rolls out of here.”

Walker said the truck has 1,400,000 miles on its 575-horsepower Caterpillar engine. He’s hauled produce to all four corners of the country. He still will be hauling produce off and on when he hits the road.

Walker’s goal in pursuit of Bigfoot is to prove the creature is real. He said there are many hot spots across the country where he will be looking.

“They all live in mountainous areas in dark, dense forests,” he said. “They are where people aren’t. They are very smart, probably more intelligent than us. They probably think along the lines we do, but with an animal instinct. They catch their food with their bare hands.”

Walker said he plans to hit the woods in the Northeast on this side of the Mississippi. He will park the truck and come back to it during the day because he will be in the woods at night.

He said he will be armed with thermal imaging equipment because “anything warm-blooded will show up as a white signature.” He said he expects nothing to escape his vision.

“I intend to spend four to six days in the woods at a time, probably along a creek,” he explained. “I’ll just sit there and wait. Bigfoot doesn’t use canteens or bottled water, so whenever he has to drink, he will have to come to the water source.”

And what is he going to do if he runs upon Bigfoot?

“I’m going to get undisputable video footage, for sure,” he said.

“I’m going to take along a compressed air gun that shoots DNA darts. The darts hit the animal and fall out. I need some DNA backup because I need to show that it’s not a guy in a suit. No one has ever been able to achieve that.”

Walker said he expects to have about $100,000 invested by the time the adventure is in full swing.

He said he estimates the state-of-the-art equipment (TV monitors, thermal cameras, thermal imaging and the GPS incorporated into his laptop) will cost $60,000.

And for those who want to keep up with his odyssey, he said he will have a Web site,

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.

16 Responses to “Trucker Seeking Sasquatch”

  1. derfboy responds:

    Good luck Jason, wish I was going with you.

  2. calash responds:

    This is great. This is just the type of long term search that’s needed. With your profession taking you to all parts of the country you should have an excellent chance of hitting hot spots while they may be still active. Best Of Luck! I will be monitoring your website with great interest.
    Best Regards

  3. One Eyed Cat responds:

    It is good to see someone with a serious plan actually doing it.

  4. Dudlow responds:

    No sense looking for Bigfoot; he will find you.

  5. Dan Spencer responds:

    This story really caught my attention. I wish Jason the best of luck. Sounds like it’s going to be quite an adventure whether you find him or not. You got room in the truck for one more? I call shotgun.

  6. shumway10973 responds:

    Good luck. Just remember to talk to the locals, they might be able to get you headed in the right direction.

  7. BigfootBeliever71 responds:

    I wish you luck. It seems like a majority of the sightings I’ve read about come from people driving at night. Ever thought of installing a cam on the front of your truck to capture an image while in transit? Nonetheless, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  8. Alaska-boy responds:

    Though he sounds a bit obsessed, at least Jason is DOING something. This is the first I’ve ever heard of a “DNA gun” though–if such a thing exists and is actually effective, it could answer the whole camera vs carcass debate that we sasquatch seekers never seem to tire of. Best of luck to you!

  9. sausage1 responds:

    Giant white rig and orange seats? that’s what I call camouflage!!

    Seriously, I’m just jealous of Jason having the time and wherewithal to do it. Good luck, mate!

    Incidentally, when I look at maps (eg TerraServer) to look at the lie of the land in BF reports, it is surprising how often there is a power sub-station near to the location of the sighting.

    Could be coincidence I suppose.

  10. CamperGuy responds:

    Best of luck!

    Really really like the idea of using a dna gun; had no idea there was such a thing.

    I think he will find lots of support and will get offers of help if he lets people know what areas he is headed.

  11. stillserchin responds:

    A difficult task to say the least but one filled with high adventure and fervent anticipation. I wouldn’t mind being on that trip. Hope you succeed!

  12. cor2879 responds:

    Very interesting. I wish Jason the best of luck and success. I’d hate to think he invests all this money and doesn’t turn up -something.

  13. Ohio Cryptonut responds:

    Best of luck Jason! Glad to see someone take the initiative and run with it!

    Please be careful though. There are a lot of things in the woods that we DO know exist and might be a whole lot more dangerous to you than Bigfoot.

    I hope he finds what he’s looking for. I think we all do.

  14. jasonpix6 responds:

    Hey thanks y-all, thank you for all your support.

    Follow me into the woods, I’m going to get it done, for i have figured it out!

    Just watch and learn. I’ll be taking bigfoot hunting/research to a NEW level.

    Jason Walker

  15. YourPTR! responds:

    This all sounds very exciting. I will be closely monitoring the website and wish you all the best! 🙂

  16. droplister responds:

    That is one purdy truck. I like his idea of waiting by water.

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