Posted by: Seth Breedlove on September 21st, 2016
The schedule for Minerva Monster Day, which will be held Sept. 23-24, recently was announced.
A short film competition will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Roxy Theater, 120 N. Market St., and the Ohio premiere of “Wildman: My Search for Sasquatch” will be shown afterward.
Sept. 24 events will take place at Minerva High School, 501 Almeda Ave., and the adjacent Minerva Municipal Park. Pre-dinner events and times will include vendor area openings at 11 a.m., a Minerva Monster Day introduction by Seth Breedlove and Brandon Dalo of Small Town Monsters at 11:30 a.m. and a number of screenings and presentations.
Screenings will include “Minerva Monster” at noon; “Mystery at Loch Ness,” with an introduction by filmmaker Aleksandar Petakov, at 1 p.m.; “Sasquatch: Out of the Shadows” at 1:20 p.m., with a director Q&A session afterward; and “I’ve Seen Bigfoot,” with a filmmaker introduction, at 2 p.m. Dave Knop’s speaking presentation “Make Your Own Monster Movie!” will take place at 3 p.m. A dinner break will take place from 4 to 5 p.m.
Post-dinner events will include Loren Coleman’s speaking presentation “Minerva Monster Recalled” at 5 p.m. and Small Town Monsters’ presentation of the “Boggy Creek Monster” sneak peak at 6 p.m. and of “Beast of Whitehall” at 6:30 p.m. The movie “Something in the Woods” will be shown at 7:45 p.m. in the park.
A $20 fee will apply to vendors, but event admission will be free. For information:smalltownmonsters.com
Seth Breedlove is a freelance investigative journalist, filmmaker, and radio show host. He has contributed content to numerous websites on a variety of topics. He served as a columnist for the Massillon Independent, helming a weekly column titled "Slice of Life" that ran on the front page of the paper. In addition to his column he has covered news stories and daily assingnments for the Medina Gazette. In 2014 he started SasWhat: a Podcast About Bigfoot with co-host Mark Matzke where each week they discuss the subject as a whole and interview various personalities from the field. Seth has also researched and examined historical Bigfoot reports from across the country, compiling an extensive database of newspaper articles dating back to the early 1800's.