Bigfoot hunters who want to use a helium-filled airship to comb the woods for sasquatch plan a day-long symposium in Portland later this month.
The event is a fundraiser for the Falcon Project, billed by organizers as “the most penetrating search for the legendary sasquatch ever undertaken.”
The Falcon Project proposes an extensive aerial search for Bigfoot using a helium-filled airship carrying a platform supporting thermal-imaging and high resolution wireless videography equipment, according to Idaho State University.
Meldrum said the airship permits approach and observation with minimal or no disturbance of the subject’s natural behavior. The latter is critical for surveying in areas of dense stands of forest where a sustained vertical perspective is essential for locating animals on the forest floor, Meldrum said.
In addition to Meldrum and Barnes, speakers at the Portland symposium will include John Bindernagel and Bill Munns. Special guest will be Bob Gimlin, witness to the famous Patterson-Gimlin film of a Bigfoot in northern California in 1967.
The event will be held June 22nd and will cost $25-$30.
I’m very ‘meh’ about this. Just recently there was a thermal image from Illinois of an animal in a tree and they could not identify what it was. If a critter is standing still, it will just be a blob of heat. I’m thinking this has the potential to find some interesting observations but how it can find Bigfoot, I’m not convinced at all. It reminds me of launching the huge sonar sweeps of Loch Ness. Nothing came of those either in terms of proof. There are just too many variables and alternative explanations that MUST be considered. One find, unless it’s the body itself, isn’t going to cut it. But good luck.
No one can say people aren’t funding Bigfoot projects. These folks get more dollars than most mainstream science projects!