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Bigfoot Round-Up: First Photos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 18th, 2009


Cliff Barackman has posted some early photos from the weekend conference. He mentioned the screening of the North Carolina video, which is apparently infra-red video, not “thermal,” according to a few. However, Barackman is certain it is “thermal, not IR.” He emails me: “There might be confusion because thermals see in IR (which is basically heat). Still, the vid is absolutely thermal video, and there was no illumination of any sort, which is what IR implies.”


Cliff Barackman and Bob Gimlin, with permission.

Paul Cropper, coauthor of The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot, has sent along the following photographs from the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up.


The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up: under the big tent.


Bob Gimlin and Paul Cropper.


Brandon Tennant, Chris Murphy, and Bill Munns.


Bob Gimlin and Matt Moneymaker.

Click on the images above to make them larger.

The weekend was sensational – an incredible number of researchers (close to 200) and a great vibe. The location was fantastic, food incredible and the general standard of conference talks very high. For me it was a great chance to catch up with some old friends and others I’d heard of but never met. Got a chance to talk with Bob Gimlin again, Henry May, Matt Moneymaker, Danny Perez, Craig Woolheater, Henry Franzoni, Thom Powell, Scott Mclean, Jeff Meldrum, Dave Hancock, John Kirk, Ron Morehead and many others. Thanks to Tom Yamarone for a really great conference. Photos attached – feel free to use them on Cryptomundo.
Paul Cropper

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


4 Responses to “Bigfoot Round-Up: First Photos”

  1. raisinsofwrath responds:

    As wonderful as this is I really think they could have come up with a better name. Bigfoot round up sounds like Clown Rodeo to me. No, I’m not saying that it’s a clown rodeo but you get the idea. You don’t exactly think of serious research, informative lectures or scientific presentations with such a name, I know I don’t. Many will say it doesn’t matter and the name is not the focus. I disagree and IMO the label you put on something is the first thing you see and the first impression you get. Especially with Americans who easily cast aspersions and make superficial assumptions.

    Cryptozoologists, Bigfoot researchers, investigators, etc.. have struggled to gain credibility from the scientific community as well as the mainstream for years. Unfortunately, naming such a gathering Bigfoot Round Up doesn’t help that credibility.

    I certainly hope it was a rousing success in spite of the naming.

    JMO.

  2. proriter responds:

    Oh. So this is what a “research” conference looks like. I’ve seen more academic credentials at a VFM hog roast.

  3. Roger Knights responds:

    The venue was a ranch, hence the name “roundup.”

    Proriter: Could I have a cite on where this confab was advertised as a “research” conference?

  4. raisinsofwrath responds:

    My observation wasn’t meant to insult or degrade the gathering. Just some constructive criticism. The POTUS speaks to the media in the White House back yard on occasion. So are we to call this a “Government Business BBQ”?

    I stand by my previous comments.



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