One of those creative types from the countries best advertising agency, Wieden + Kennedy tracked us down. His name is Mike Weihs and he has done something no other designer/illustrator has done. Designed a Bigfoot tshirt that speaks to the Bigfooting community. We are being serious, you can can see for yourself the Patterson/Gimlin influence is not by accident...(see full story: http://www.bigfootlunchclub.com/)
"In Florida, tales of swamp apes are about as old as the Suwanee River. Likewise, around the world, stories of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman and similar creatures have been passed down for centuries by indigenous tribes, settlers, hunters and others.
The original Boggy Creek, released in 1972, is a cult flick set in Arkansas, probably best known for being one of the earliest movies to do the Blair Witch fake documentary thing with a scary monster and college students. Seems like the update has left the pseudo-documentary style behind and preserves only the spirit of Bigfoot from the original.
My son refuses to talk about it with anyone. He told me about it the night it happened but doesn't want to talk about it anymore. It really shook him up...
It happened on two consecutive weekends this past January. Both involved my son who is 21 and didn't believe in these type of things. It happened at a place called Corbitt Wildlife which is like a huge area in Florida that is surrounded by a fence and you need a key to get in there.
I have been an observer of the whole Bigfoot phenomenon for several decades now and for the most part of the last decade the internet has played a big role in the progress of the phenomenon. Prior to the internet we were all pretty much in the same position. The most we could do was read articles and books and perhaps attend a presentation if we lived in an area where we could attend. If we did any hiking or camping any looking for tracks was pretty much coupled with those activities.
Autumn Williams the Bigfoot blogger who runs the Oregon Bigfoot Blog has decided to call it quits -- several times, in fact, in a series of YouTube video segments on her blog. She describes it as 'professional suicide' and in her video resignation (did we mention it's more than 10 minutes long?) she expresses her frustration with "research" and the BF community that has become too focused on "evidence". Somehow along the way the spirit of BF got lossed and she's pissed off about it.
Williams, who is an attractive blonde who somewhat resembles a Hollywood A-list celebrity, puts on a pretty good personal confession in front of her camera. She's emotional, honest and occassionally a bit condescending. Had this been posted on April 1, I would've assumed it was a prank -- or that she was practicing a monlogue for an acting class.
Instead, the buzz online is that this is the real thing. Autumn Williams, the vibrant BF researcher with the good looks and really cool name, and who had her own Class A sighting years ago, is hanging it up. My quess, though, is that like any great actor, she'll return for an encore. Once you've built an audience it's hard to let them go.