$400 Reward For $100 Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 23rd, 2008

Bigfoot the Garden Yeti

There is a strong woman involved in this update to my earlier “Sasquatch Statue Stolen” posting.

Nicole Hosack, the owner of Niki’s Quick Six is trying hard to get her hubbie’s Sasquatch back. She has created her own website with links ~ she left out Cryptomundo, humm ~ and a bit of new info.

Her backstory about her husband’s and his friends’ early interest in hunting Bigfoot is interesting.

niki's sasq

Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, during the age of hair bands and IROC Camaros, pegged jeans and grunge rock, a young Jared Hosack had a dream. That dream was to stalk and capture Sasquatch (Bigfoot/Yeti/Grass Man/etc.).

Throughout high school Jared, his cousin Seth Hosack, and their friend Justin Ameno had bonded together under the friendship that only a great ape can provide. That friendship had become strong. How strong you ask? JUST AS STRONG AS THE MAN HIMSELF! Yes, as strong as SASQUATCH!

Together they would talk for hours on the potential habitat Sasquatch would need to survive as well as other tales of the massive man-beast. As time rolled on, the three friends became separated by their respective careers. Yet one thing stayed constant, their love of Sasquatch.

After many years apart, Jared, Seth, and Justin had once again reconnected. All of the friend’s lives had bloomed in different ways, yet their respect of the great man-ape had remained.

Enter Nicole. Nicole has a smile that lights up a room, and a wit as sharp as tacks. Combining her natural charm with her husband led to one thing… an admiration of Sasquatch…(read on here).


The reward money is outdating the “Wanted” poster.

Nicole Hosack mentions that the area’s “Buckhead and Bubba Show” on 93.7 FM has offered a $400 dollar reward for the safe return of her store’s wooden Bigfoot statue.

That’s pretty good for a $100-priced carving.

For an interview of Ms. Hosack, see video here.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

10 Responses to “$400 Reward For $100 Bigfoot”

  1. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Do those statues have some sort of serial number? If not, someone might gain a 300% profit in this deal.

  2. cryptidsrus responds:

    Hopefully the statue will be found. Nothing like money as a conduit, or let’s say “motivator,” to truth.

    Hopefully this will work itself out.

  3. dmpelley responds:

    Between this and the Bushnell contest; finding Bigfoot has never been more profitable!

  4. bill green responds:

    hey everyone i totaly agree now with the above replys regarding the missing sasquatch statue i hope its found real soon. thanks bill green

  5. BringHomeSasquatch responds:

    This is Justin Ameno 🙂

    Jared, Seth and I have been stalking bigfoot for quite a while now. So, when Jared/Niki’s Sasquatch statue was stolen we were shocked… we actually had a real-live bigfoot hunt going on.

    Interestingly, Seth is the police officer in charge of the investigation and he is VERY motivated to get him back (especially since he purchased the statue for Jared).

    We should have a police update by this Thursday as to the status of the investigation.


  6. freebis responds:

    One of these statues popped up in my neighbors front yard this past week. I asked my five year old if she knew what it was and she replied “That’s Bigfoot!”. Made me smile to know I have a budding amateur cryptozoologist in the house.

  7. grounded squirrel responds:

    LOL!!! I’ll be happy to let them have mine for $400 since I can turn around and buy another one for $98.95. Something doesn’t add up here…

  8. BringHomeSasquatch responds:

    A little explanation on the reward money offer…

    We at Niki’s are offering a $100 reward because the original was a gift from Seth (Jared’s cousin). Seth had written a special message on the bottom of the statue and so we know if some other one turns up as the “returned” Sasquatch is truly the original. The orginal has sentimental value.

    As to the additional $300 dollars added to the reward, that comes from a local radio station: B94 (93.7 FM). The stipulation is that the people claiming the reward have to claim it at the radio station.

  9. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Now THAT makes a lot more sense BringHomeSasquatch—although I’m beginning to suspect the “special message” is in fact the combination to open a safe box 😉

    Once again, best of luck with your search.

  10. BringHomeSasquatch responds:

    I didn’t want to tell anyone about the message, red_pill_junkie.

    Because, in point of fact, it is the exact longitude and latitude of Jimmy Hoffa’s body. I kid, I kid 😉

    Word around the campfire is that Sasquatch may be coming home VERY soon.

    Good times.

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