Friday 23 July 2010

Two Bigfoot Shows

Utahns tell of Bigfoot encountersHUNTSVILLE -- Tales of Bigfoot come to life during "Dave's Bigfoot Show" on Monday.
Live music will also be featured during the event, beginning at 5 p.m. on the lawn behind the Texas Pride Barbecue restaurant, 235 S. 7400 East.The Bigfoot show, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., features Ogden and Huntsville residents sharing their "unexplained experiences" with the mysterious creature, said organizer David Carver of Eden.Each of the 30 people will be interviewed on stage in a talk-show-style format. Most of their encounters took place in the Top of Utah, Carver said, although some happened in the Uintas and Montana."No one's ever had a chance to hear (the stories) from the real people -- real people and real experiences, it hasn't been done," Carver said.And, he added, "Some of them are spectacular encounters."The event isn't out to prove or disprove the Bigfoot phenomenon, Carver said, but will show there are encounters with no logical explanation and "for sure, it was not a guy in a suit!"Carver himself hasn't had any run-ins with the furry legend: "Nope, I haven't seen one and I'm standing around waiting. And I sure hope something's going to happen before I die."Music during the show will be presented by Theresa Ellis, a Liberty violinist and fiddler, and Danielle Vaughn, a Huntsville singer/songwriter.Dark Horse the Band, an Ogden Valley group, will perform at 5 p.m.Advance tickets are $2, or $10 per family; tickets at the door are $3, or $15 per family. Proceeds from the event will be donated to youth soccer groups.Guests should bring their own lawn chairs.

Comins Bigfoot Bash to offer serious look at legend
COMINS — Legend and reality will meet come Friday at a first-ever event called “Bigfoot Bash” hosted by the Michigan Magazine Museum in Comins, about 90 miles north of Bay City.The three-day event will provide a serious study of Bigfoot in Michigan with dashes of fun and live entertainment. Comins is the "heart of Bigfoot country," with 35 documented sightings, said event organizers.Friday’s festivities start at 10 a.m. with most of the schedule dedicated to anyone who wants to share their Bigfoot sightings at the museum, 3309 North Abbe.“This gives people who have had sightings a forum to share those stories with others without being criticized,” said Nelson Yoder, the museum’s curator. On Saturday, several scholars will appear during the weekend festivities to share stories of their own Bigfoot sightings and research.Phil Shaw will lead the stream of guest speakers at 11 a.m. on Saturday with a presentation on the historical and amusing side of Bigfoot. Shaw graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in science.At 1 p.m., architect Sanjay Singhal will share his childhood stories of seeing Bigfoot in South Dakota.Yoder said the event can serve as a forum for serious discussion on the subject.“There’s skepticism, but once you do the research, you realize there’s definitely something valid to the subject,” he said.The event will also include presentations featuring unpublished sighting reports and rare audio recordings. A sketch artist will attend Friday’s guest testimonials to draw the creature described by those sharing their Bigfoot sightings.
For more event information, call (989) 826-3169.

I am in two minds about these things. On the one hand people get to discuss their experiences and share them with others and that may encourage others to come forward with their stories but on the other hand  I think should cryptids be made into a show? What do you think?

A P.S. There will no blogs this weekend as I am not well and need a rest and also it is my birthday on Sunday and I will be the ripe old age of 55 years. Daughter is arriving today to fend off any party goers as I am really not up to any sort of frolics . We have had some good parties in the past. So keep the place clean and tidy and don’t forget to lock the door and turn off the lights. I will be back on Monday hopefully !

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