The Yakima Roundup

The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up will bring together the leading Sasquatch researchers, authors and enthusiasts to discuss the latest in Bigfoot news and evidence analysis.
Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Dr. John Bindernagel, Bill Munns, Christopher L. Murphy, Cliff Barackman, Ron Morehead and Bob Gimlin will give talks and there will be a tribute banquet to some of the pioneer Bigfoot/Sasquatch researchers.
Join organizers Tom Yamarone and John Kirk, October 10, 11 & 12, 2014 as we celebrate Sasquatch Revealed in Yakima, Washington. For the remainder of the year, the Yakima Valley Museum is hosting this Bigfoot/Sasquatch exhibit, exquisitely displayed, featuring Sasquatch and bigfoot artifacts and rare memorabilia from the collection of Christopher L. Murphy. It is the first time since the inaugural Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up in May 2009 that a Bigfoot/Sasquatch conference has been hosted in the hometown of Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson.

Consider sending a Bigfoot related donation (art, prints, books, t-shirts, mugs, crafts, jewelry, etc) of any kind that could help benefit this cause in return for your name and web link being listed as a Sponsor in the official program for the event. I completely understand that times are tough for a lot of us and totally understand if you can’t do something this time.

Send items or contributions to:
Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up
c/o Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98902
attn Jessica Knapp & Tom Yamarone

September 9, 2014Permalink

Bigfooters and Good Vibrations

For the past three years the Fathom Frontiers and I have put on an event we like to call Bigfoot Adventure Weekends. We sign up a bunch of newbies and invite our former attendees for a weekend of Bigfoot Research training.
Each year we have new families and new people and it really has been a very memorable experience for all.

In 2014 we met Hayden Brooks. His mom registered him in December for his Christmas present.
After emailing her several times she revealed that Hayden had Williams Syndrome…she asked if that would be a problem. I discussed this with my partners Alan and Jesse and we decided we were ok with it.

The day arrives and we greet our guests. Hayden took to Momma Bigfoot, Alan and Jesse like we were life long friends.

I entertained the kids as often as I could while Alan and Jesse took care of the adults. Everyone had such a good time.
But Hayden wanted all of our attention. He made us laugh, we took care of his pricker cuts,
and we entertained him and the boys.
We really brought him under our wing and gave him a lot of attention. By the end of the weekend, we were totally in touch with all of our attendees, especially Hayden.

This past week Alan and I had the opportunity to hook up with the cast of Finding Bigfoot. We told Ranae about Hayden. Walter Tippie had brought a Bigfoot footprint cast that he wanted the cast to sign and give to Hayden.
ranae and hayden
Walter and Alan managed to get the whole cast to sign the print.

Then Ranae said, “I want to meet Hayden”.
I phoned Hayden’s mom Kelly and told her we need to work on making this happen. She was in tears.
Today, Hayden met Cliff, Bobo and Ranae. Ranae and the gang came through for our little guy.bobo and haydenhayden and ranae

September 1, 2014Permalink