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Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2018 Recap

With Ken Gerhard
Yesterday, I went to Salt Fork State Park for the 2018 Ohio Bigfoot Conference. We got there around 10 AM and I found a copy of James Renner's book It Came From Ohio in the Salt Fork gift shop. I'd never gotten the book and decided to since it was only $9.

Lots of vendors were located downstairs. I got Michael Bright's 1989 book There are Giants in the Sea and a super-nice copy of Rupert Gould's book The Loch Ness Monster and Others, originally published in 1934. The speakers started at 1 o'clock. MC Nicole Law introduced Ken Gerhard who gave an excellent talk on Bigfoot and similar cryptids of Alaska as well as some other man-like cryptids from throughout the world.

Bea Mills speaking
Ken Speaking
The second speaker was Bea Mills who talked about ongoing activity of possible Bigfoots at a certain location in Ohio. She was followed by Cliff Barackman who talked about what he has been doing in the field throughout the last year.

Tom Yamarone was speaker #4. He performed several of his Bigfoot songs and talked about some of his time in the field.
Cliff Speaking
Tom singing some of his Bigfoot songs

Tom Yamarone speaking
With Cliff Bacrackman
Bobo and MC Nicole Law
The last speaker was James "Bobo" Fay. His presentation was my favorite of the five. He gave lots of behind-the-scenes stories from Finding Bigfoot including what happened in Nepal (Hindu's blamed him for causing a storm and said he angered their goddess) and Indonesia, and a time he may have seen a lake monster! He also told the story of the first time he had an encounter with what he thinks was Bigfoot.

I also spent some time talking to people I'd met before out in the vendor area. I saw John Kirk and artist Andy Finkle and spent quite a bit of time discussing chupacabras, Bigfoot and urban legends with Thomas Lee Curtin Jr.
Bobo's presentation

Cliff & Bobo

Musical legends

Cliff & Turtleman

All-in-all, a great time was had.

Marc DeWerth

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