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Bigfoot symposium set for East Tennessee

By T.K. Randall
February 24, 2019 · Comment icon 8 comments



Bigfoot remains a popular topic of debate. Image Credit: PD / RyanMcGuire
Bigfoot enthusiasts will be descending on Gatlinburg this summer to talk about all things Sasquatch.
The legendary creature, despite proving extremely elusive, still enjoys a sizable following in the United States with many remaining convinced that its existence will one day be conclusively proven.

Now those with a keen interest in the subject will have the opportunity to meet up and discuss the hairy hominid in person thanks to the inaugural Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference which will be coming to the Gatlinburg Convention Center on July 27th.

The conference will reportedly feature a number of Bigfoot investigators and researchers including Cliff Barackman - co-host of Animal Planet's documentary series "Finding Bigfoot".
Former Knox County mayor Tim Burchett, who famously declared Nov 6th, 2012 "Knox County Bigfoot Day", has also expressed an interest in attending the event.

"I've always been fascinated about the unknown," he said. "When we stop dreaming, man, we stop living. I mean, my life is a dream. I swing for the fence every day, and I'm a freaking U.S. congressman. So, I'm blessed."

According to the conference organizers, tickets to the event have been selling well.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the response for just being less than a week into the announcement," said Nikki Beaty of Gather Up Events. "I think we'll end up selling out in the next couple weeks."

Source: Knox News | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by acute 4 years ago
I feel sorry for the Yeti and the Russian version. They never get a mention! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almas_(cryptozoology)
Comment icon #2 Posted by openozy 4 years ago
I bet the imaginations will be in overdrive threr.
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
Its the 21st century version of giant rock convention, just replace aliens with bigfoot
Comment icon #4 Posted by Aardvark-DK 4 years ago
Are that convention, at the same time as the flat earth convention ? lol...
Comment icon #5 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
If anyone goes please grab me a t shirt...ill pay you back, lol
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 4 years ago
I can only imagine how bad this event is going to smell.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Guyver 4 years ago
Interesting location for the event.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
Reminds me of buck nelson and his ufo hootennannys, fried chicken, apple pie, and aliens....


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