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Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center

305 E. Austin St.

Jefferson, TX 75657

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The Texas Bigfoot Research Center celebrates the Original Texas Bigfoot Conference held on September 15, 2001 with this year's event to be held the weekend of October 6-8, 2017.

October 20th, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film.

In honor of this momentous occasion, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film captured on October 20, 1967 in Bluff Creek, California at the 2017 Texas Bigfoot Conference.

Loren Coleman is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Texas Bigfoot Conference. His talk will be noting the significance of the 50th anniversary of the Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot Film.

Loren Coleman - Fact or Fake? The Patterson-Gimlin Film at Fifty

Taking the long view of the famed Patterson-Gimlin footage, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum, Loren Coleman, reviews whether the 1967 film today is seen as a mellow mature milestone or a fading fragile fake by different populations of Bigfooters, scientists, and the public.

Established in 2001 as the original annual Bigfoot Conference in Texas by the Texas Bigfoot Research Center. Craig Woolheater, Monica Rawlins, Gino Napoli.

Confirmed Speakers:

Cliff Barackman - Bigfoot rearch and investigations on TV and in real life

Loren Coleman - Fact or Fake? The Patterson-Gimlin Film at Fifty

Lyle Blackburn - Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch

David Weatherly - "At War With Sasquatch", covering "The Choctaw-Bigfoot War" and other Native American battles with big hairy men.

Chester Moore - A Wildlife Journalists Perspective on Sasquatch

Ken Gerhard - Littlefoot: Accounts of Proto-pygmies around the World

Jerry Hestand - They Always Follow the Creeks: Hunting Apes in America

Shelly Covington-Montana - Bigfoot Research for Beginners: Evidence Collection and Analysis

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6
7-8:30 PM
Meat n' Greet Dinner with the Speakers
Catered Tex-Mex dinner by Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant

8:30-9:30 PM Special Presentation - Cliff Barackman: 50 Years with Patty - Significance of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film
9:30-11:00 PM Film Screening: Something in the Woods

Saturday, October 7
Conference 9 AM- 5 PM

6-8 PM
Meat n' Greet Dinner with the Speakers
Catered BBQ dinner by Joseph's Riverport BBQ

8-9 PM Special Presentation - Lyle Blackburn: Fouke Monster and Boggy Creek Updates
9-10:30 PM Film Screening: Boggy Creek Monster

Host hotel:
Executive Inn & Suites
200 South Walcott, Jefferson, Texas 75657

Use discount code: Texas Bigfoot when making reservation

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