"CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) - Bigfoot believers gathered Saturday in western New York, convinced the legendary Sasquatch has left its footprints all over the region.
"About 100 people sported buttons saying 'I Believe' and swapped stories at the fourth annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo.
"Organizer Peter Wiemer knows it may not be the first topic that comes to mind in the rural country, best known for the Chautauqua Institution, a summer retreat devoted to scholars and artistic pursuits.
"'You say Bigfoot in a room full of people and watch everyone stop and look to see who's talking,' he said with a laugh.
"And while he may have started the event as a way to draw people to the tourist-dependent region and his family's rental cottages, he said he has since met dozens of people who are certain they've seen one of the ape-like creatures in the area, far from the oft-cited Pacific Northwest."
You can check out the rest of the article here.