Judging by the number of people willing to spend up to $500 to look for him/her/it, Bigfoot appears to be alive and well in West Virginia.
The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, a group that sets up hunts for the legendary creature, will conduct a four-day search this fall through the Mountain State’s hills and hollows. According to the organization’s website, all available slots for the Sept. 20-23 outing have been filled.
Russ Jones, a Charleston-area chiropractor and one of the Bigfoot organization’s local investigators, said the interest being focused on West Virginia isn’t surprising.
“West Virginia is 16th in the nation for Bigfoot reports,” he explained. “With our small (human) population and relatively poor Internet access, I’d say we’re pretty active.”
He estimated that the outing would attract roughly 40 searchers, each of whom would pay $300 to $500 to look and listen for evidence of the cryptic creature.
“Some of those people will be members of the public who are along for the experience,” he said. “But with each small group of amateurs, we try to place a genuine Bigfoot investigator who has thermal imaging equipment, night-vision equipment or high-tech audio recording equipment.”
Source: Marietta Times (WV)
People are willing to spend up to $500 with a better guarantee that you WON’T find it than that you will? I’m in the wrong business. But, why wouldn’t Bigfoot run the other way when a pile of people are traipsing through the woods making noise? Odd. And quite the money-maker for the organization. This isn’t fraudulent; they don’t promise you anything. I would think that it’s just for fun by people who sign up. Yet, I suspect most are serious believers. But if you think that Bigfoot hunting in this manner is scientific or will find anything of value, you’ll be disappointed.