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Texas Bigfoot Conference 2011

Tyler- Calling all cryptid hunters and Bigfoot believers! In just a few weeks seekers of the strange and unusual will converge on Tyler, Texas. October 1st, the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC) will host its annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, for the third consecutive year in Tyler. This is the eleventh year that the Texas Bigfoot Conference has been held, previously taking place in Jefferson.

Cryptids are either unknown species of animals or animals which, though thought to be extinct, may have survived into modern times and await rediscovery by scientists. For centuries, East Texans have been reporting encounters with a massive, up-right walking, ape-like creature said to roam the Pineywoods. He is known by many names such as the Wild Man of East Texas, East Texas Bigfoot, Woodpile Sasquatch and Wooly Booger of the Big Woods. East Texas folklore has passed along the mythical tales of the strange and unusual for over 250 years, including the legend of the elusive creature that is said to dwell in the Pine Belt. Bigfoot has left his mark on East Texas inhabitants since the days of ancient Caddo Indians and early settlers.

Bigfoot Plaster casts at the Museum of Weird in Austin, Texas/Photo Property of

TBRC is comprised of volunteer investigators, scientists and naturalists, actively engaged in activities designed to test the hypothesis that a very rare form of unknown primate—commonly referred to as bigfoot or the sasquatch—resides in the very remote areas of East Texas where there is abundant rainfall, dense forestation, and low human population densities. TBRC desires to enhance the credibility of bigfoot/sasquatch research and facilitate a greater degree of acceptance by the scientific community and other segments of society of the likelihood of a biological basis behind the sasquatch mystery.

There will be a 7:30 pm banquet held at the Discovery Science Place located at 308 N. Broadway Ave. The banquet will feature a special presentation by Dr. Ian Redmond a tropical field biologist and conservative who is world-renowned and also a spotlight appearance by singer/songwriter Lenny Green. Many will remember Dr. Redmond from his appearance as a featured scientist on the History channels documentary “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide“.

Also scheduled to speak at the event Jeff Meldrum an anthropology and anatomy professor from Idaho State University and author of the book “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science“.

The TBRC is also pleased to announce that Chester Moore will be a featured speaker at the 2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference, at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, Texas, October 1.  Moore is one of the most widely recognized outdoors journalists in the United States.  He currently serves as Executive Editor of Texas Fish & Game magazine as well as Outdoors Editor for the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader newspapers.  He has sold stories and photographs to more than 100 publications. At the 2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference, Moore will present a lecture entitled “Black Panthers and Beyond: The Truth about Big Cats in Texas.”  The talk will tackle why Texas could be the key to unlocking the mystery of black cats and other mystery cats.

General admission for the conference is $25 and there are multiple upgrade packages that can be purchased. Discounts are also being offered for active military , students, and educators having the proper ID.

The 2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference will be held in Tyler, Texas, October 1, 2011, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The conference will be at the Caldwell Auditorium. The address is:

Caldwell Auditorium
300 S. College Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 262-2300

The fundraiser banquet dinner will be from 7:30 P.M to 9:00 P.M. with a special presentation by world-renowned field biologist Dr. Ian Redmond. The dinner will be held at the Tyler Discovery Science Place. The address is:

Discovery Science Place
308 N. Broadway Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 533-8011

For more information on the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy go to

East Texans say “there’s something out there” in the Pineywoods. Do you believe? If you or someone you know has encountered a Bigfoot or something unexplainable in East Texas, wants to know about it. Email us your encounters and stories to our team today at We are always interested in hearing from those who have experienced the strange an unusual in East Texas.

One Reply to “Do You Believe?

  1. We just purchased property less than five miles from Lake Striker. Does anyone know of any “lore” from that area?

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