Oh boy, dueling Bigfoot experts.
This will be the third organized hunt in the Daniel Boone National Forest for those associated with the TV show.
Morin is convinced he and his group will find a Bigfoot in the Daniel Boone and that residents that choose to come along on the search will witness the creature’s existence.
Ron Coffey, who is a cryptozoologist from Mt. Sterling, said he led part of the first Bigfoot hunt in Morehead.
He refuses to be associated with Morin’s group now because he believes it plants evidence in the forest.
“I think it’s a publicity stunt, plain and simple,” Coffey said. “The Daniel Boone National Forest is a hotbed for activity and it’s a good place to look and they’re making money at it. It’s a good show.”
Morin said his group takes its research very seriously and Coffey is just upset because he is not getting more publicity.
Morin said his group has never planted evidence.
I found this article interesting because Bigfoot has become about money and notoriety. Ghost hunts have been a profitable tourist trap and it seems with the commercial success of the big guy, it appears that Bigfoot hunts are a new money grab. What better to happen on one of these trips than to make SURE you hear a noise or howl or find a print. Now, I have no idea if this happens but, let’s face it, it would be damn easy to do. Lots of people are already out in the woods on the weekends blasting Bigfoot calls, howling into the night or banging on trees. How can you tell the difference?
Anyway, this piece made me laugh. Serious research? It sounds more like buffoonery.