May 18, 2009

Bigfoot Round-Up: First Photos

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.

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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

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