Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 25th, 2007
It is not too early to sign up for the 2007 Texas Bigfoot Conference.
All kinds of things happen at the Texas gathering.
If you will note, below, here’s Paul Cropper and me captured in 2005, photographically, as a strange creature is seen sneaking up on us.
Yes, I wore that shirt to scare away the Sasquatch, it seems, and besides my luggage was lost overnight by the airlines, when I first arrived.
Once again, the 2007 conference will be held in Jefferson, Texas; this time is will take place on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 10:00 am at Jefferson High School, in the large, conference-friendly commons area. Click here for registration information and the conference schedule.
There will be a lunch break on Saturday. The Junior Class of Jefferson High School, the Bulldogs, will be serving meal choices, as well as having a concession stand for the duration of the event. All proceeds from these food sales at the conference will benefit the junior class as their annual fundraiser.
General Admission is $15.00 at the door.
Other options exist:
VIP Package – $55: Reserved seating Saturday, Lunch Saturday (student fundraiser), Saturday night catered BBQ dinner with the speakers,
Reserved Seating Conference Package – $25: Reserved seating Saturday, Lunch Saturday (student fundraiser).
General Admission Package – $20: General Admission Saturday, Lunch Saturday (student fundraiser).
Vendor Tables are $75 for non-speakers.
You never know who will be seen doing what at this Texas conference. Below is a photograph of speakers and organizers from the 2005 event. As you can see, all kinds of primate behavior is in evidence. I still am wondering why that guy was looking at my shoes. Do you think it might have something to do with male dominance behavior?
Also, don’t forget to take a tour of the area. Several Bigfoot sightings have occurred around Jefferson, Texas, including a historically significant flap in 1965. The movie Creature From Black Lake was filmed near and at Caddo Lake, a mere 15 miles from the conference site. Fouke, Arkansas, the home of the Fouke Monster and setting for the various movies in the Legend of Boggy Creek series, is only an hour away.
The scheduled 2007 speakers (and their projected topics) include:
1. Jeff Meldrum on “The North American Ape Project.”
2. W. Henner Fahrenbach on “Sasquatch Evidence Analysis.”
3. Rick Noll on “Emerging Trends and Advancements in Technology in Sasquatch Research.”
4. Kathy Strain on “Native American Legends, Folklore and Traditions for the Four State Region of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Louisiana.”
5. Alton Higgins on “Further Evaluation of Purported Sasquatch Photos.”
6. Peter Aniello on “Collection of Geospatial Data.
7. Loren Coleman on…well, here is where your input comes into play.
What subject area of Yeti and Bigfoot studies or history or personalities, if you were coming to this conference, would you like me to talk about? I’m going to take a survey here and see what creative ideas people have for my slide/PowerPoint lecture. The person who comes up with the chosen idea that most closely ends up being the match to the topic that appeals to me and the conference organizers wins. You will get autographed copies of two of my books, The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates and Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America. These will be awarded to the winner at the November conference. (If you already own these two books, then we can discuss others I’ve written you might be wish to have.)
Leave your ideas and suggestions below, under “Comments.” Separate backchannel emails on this topic to me will be appreciated, of course, but they do not count in terms of winning the book prizes, unless posted below here at Cryptomundo.
BTW, the Texas Bigfoot Conference reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone. Rude or confrontational behavior will not be tolerated. Sorry, I had to put their disclaimer in here so there won’t be any question about this being their event, needless to say.
Contact info to reserve your reservations or vendor table by using PayPal or other methods: please email the organizers here . Or call toll free, (877) 529-5550.
See ya all in Texas.
Who are all those people in this photograph, anyway?
Photos courtesy of Paul Cropper.
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.