People interested in Bigfoot and the paranormal can hear from Harris and other researchers this weekend in Upper Fruitland. Harris teamed up with actor Jesus “Jesus Jr.” Payan to host the Northern New Mexico Bigfoot and Paranormal Conference. Speakers will present evidence and theories about Bigfoot and the paranormal, as well as information about new technologies and future research projects.
Whether or not people believe in Bigfoot or the paranormal, Harris wants everyone to remain safe, and she educates people on how to coexist with Bigfoot.
“You have the ‘Finding Bigfoot’ show, different shows, and you have researchers from all over the world that are doing research on Bigfoot … But what about the safety of the people? Because we don’t know enough about what this creature is capable of doing,” she said.
All the presenters have to offer are their stories, some footprints (questionable claim) and their speculation. None are scientists. There is no sound evidence that can be supported. This is typical. It’s all that has come out of Bigfoot research in many decades and we know nothing more about them. NO, we DON’T know how they behave. We know how many people imagine they behave.
We have no Bigfoot but the interest remains astoundingly high. Lest anyone think that popularity of an idea gives any credibility to it, we can look back on our history of quack medical cures, belief in witches and fairies and thousands of other hysterias and fads that fizzled.
These conferences, I have found, are fan conferences, somewhat religious events where people want to see the relics and hear the stories. It’s to reinforce belief. It is not to examine or critique.
But the sciencey stuff will be out in force, I imagine.