Showing posts with label Stacy Brown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stacy Brown. Show all posts

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stacy Brown Jr: Bigfooters are a Bunch of Glorified Campers

Stacy Brown Jr. sitting on evidence of a possible train crossing. (photo: Stacy Brown Jr.)
"I don't see that I have any competition...the rest of  [bigfooters] are a bunch of glorified campers." --Stacy Brown Jr.; Winner of $10M Bigfoot Bounty competition

In an article from How Stuff Works Now, writer Patrick J. Kiger discusses how bigfooters fund their "hobby". The title of the piece is People Are on the Hunt for Bigfoot. Here's How They're Funding It. The piece could sum it all up with a single quote from Loren Coleman, "People pay out of their own pockets to search for Bigfoot," but that would be too short. The article seems to be more about Stacy Brown Jr. winner of the 10 Million Bigfoot Bounty reality tv competition.

Stacy Brown comes across as confident, some would say cocky and a little disparaging towards his fellow researchers. They said the same thing about Muhammad Ali too and he was able to back up his claims. Can Stacy Brown Jr. back up his confidence? He has one of the best thermal videos out there. He beat a dozen other people in a reality show competition. He literally spends 6 months out of the year looking for bigfoot in the field. He makes a $100k living looking for bigfoot. You decide.

Still frame of Brown footage courtesy of

The excerpt below is the from the How Stuff Works Now article with just the Stacy Brown Jr. parts.

But there is one exception — a Florida man who's found a way to search for Bigfoot as a full-time job, and to make a decent living at it in the process. It took plenty of entrepreneurial ingenuity and determination, with a healthy amount of luck sprinkled in.

"I don't see that I have any competition," says 31-year-old Stacy Brown, Jr., who describes the rest of Bigfoot's pursuers as "a bunch of glorified campers." Brown notes that he spends up to 180 days a year scouring the woods for evidence of the creature. "I'll go out for 10 days at a time," he says.

Unlike some of his self-financed competitors, Brown also has the best equipment, including a $10,000 thermal imaging device for tracking the creature out in the brush via its own body heat. He's even got an arrangement with a major university to do DNA analysis, whenever he finds some remnant of Bigfoot that can be tested. (Though no major universities are sponsoring their own hunts, some do perform Sasquatch-related work, as Oxford University did in 2014.)

And somehow, Brown actually makes a decent living: between $80,000 and $100,000 a year, he says.

Sasquatch Spotting

Brown has been interested in Bigfoot for almost as long as he can remember. When he was six, he started poking around in the woods near his family's house. But it wasn't until four years ago, at age 27, when he says that he caught a glimpse of the creature one night while on a camping trip, that he knew he'd found his calling.

"I heard something walk up [to the campsite]," says Brown. "It was maybe 15 or 20 feet away. It had a chimp-like face — you got a  human nose, wider and flat, and this protrusion around the mouth." The best way to describe the creature, he says, is "like the Beast Man off 'Masters of the Universe,' the old TV show, except that he's got hair up to his cheeks, because Beast Man had an Amish-style beard."

After that eye-opening experience, Brown started spending a lot of time searching for Bigfoot, even switching his job as a supervisor at a cable TV billing facility to 12-hour shifts so that he'd have more time in the woods. To bankroll his expeditions, he even sold his nice truck and bought a "crappy vehicle" to get around in.

But Brown was just scraping by until he became got a chance to compete as a team with his pal David Lauer against other Bigfoot hunters on a cable TV program called "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty." They didn't land the $10 million grand prize, but they managed to walk away with a $100,000 grant for research, for being the final team left in the competition.

That influx of capital helped, but the notoriety was even better. Brown says that he no longer has to buy the various imaging and parabolic recording gadgetry that hunters need these days, because the manufacturers are willing to give him the stuff in exchange for a chance to be associated with his notoriety.

"We probably have $100,000 worth of equipment," he notes. Additionally, Brown has appeared on other cryptid-related TV shows, earning $2,000 or so per appearance, he says.
Read the full article titled People Are on the Hunt for Bigfoot. Here's How They're Funding It
Learn more about Stacy Brown Jr.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

$10 Million Bigfoot Bounty Winner Comes to HopsSquatch

10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty winner, Stacy Brown gathering evidence
"This is the problem, why you can't hunt with dumb-asses in the woods. They talk too god-damned much." --Stacy Brown referring to his competitors Matt and Julie

DATE: Sunday, August 17th
TIME: 12:30-4:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Stacy Brown Jr. Winner of $10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty

Stacy Brown to Speak at HopsSquatch-Bigfoot & Beer Speakers Series

Stacy Brown, top winner of SPIKE TV’s $10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty will travel from Florida to Bigfoot territory to speak at Portland’s monthly Bigfoot and Beer Speaker series, HopsSquatch, on Aug 17th  at the NW Quimby Lucky Lab Beer Hall.  Doors open at 12:30 and the event runs until 4pm. 

Stacy Brown’s thermal footage first came to national notoriety in Nov 2013 on Animal Planet’s top rated show Finding Bigfoot, with an episode titled “Best Evidence Yet”.  Finding Bigfoot star Cliff Barackman took the thermal footage to the FLIR annual technology conference; and impressed engineers that the “bigfoot” thermal image was authentic and un-tampered. The footage notoriety assured Stacy Brown’s position as fan favorite going into $10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. His no-nonsense good ol’ boy attitude continued to win new viewers and eventually the grand prize of $100,000 research grant.

"10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" is the most ambitious and extensive hunt for the ever-elusive Sasquatch so far. The unique competition series featured nine teams comprised of lifelong Bigfoot hunters and big game hunters as they used groundbreaking scientific technology to comb the Pacific Northwest for undisputable proof of Bigfoot's existence in hopes of taking home one of the largest cash prizes in television history. 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event. Only $5 per person to attend, limited space available. Event will be held at Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209

About HopsSquatch: In its third year, HopsSquatch has become a venue for Bigfoot enthusiasts and those that want to learn more about the elusive Sasquatch. Internationally known Bigfoot experts travel to this event for a chance to meet up with other enthusiasts and discuss their experiences.  Over 50 annual memberships have been sold, many from out of the area. Each event is at capacity, and continues to grow. For more information,

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Guy Edwards
Bigfoot Lunch Club

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty Viewership Increases

More people watched the 2nd episode of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty 
Ratings are looking good for the 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. Overall they increased it's viewership by 13% or 86,000 viewers (from 643k to 729k). They also jumped from 37th place in prime-time to 35th. Normally viewership drops off after the premiere episode. We wont know if this is a trend until we get a third data point (one more week of results), but an increase is an increase.

More importantly, as we have mentioned before, it is the 18-49 year old demographic that advertisers and networks care about. Which brings more good news for the 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. In the 18-49 demographic they increased viewership by 5% or 15,000 viewers.

We arrived our numbers looking at last week's prime time ratings and the previous week's prime time ratings listed on

You'll notice the last time we talked about the 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty ratings, we also used the numbers from the top 100 shows all day. This hasn't changed, Full House still beat them in the same time slot. Who the heck is watching Full House at 10pm?  The fact that 1.4 million Nielsen families are watching Full House says more about America than the quality of Bigfoot Bounty.

We will continue to live-tweet during the TV show and champion our 5 Favorites on Bigfoot Bounty. By the way, they tweet too! Here are our five favorites (in alphabetical order) and their respective twitter handles. Click on any of the twitter handles to go to each persons twitter page. 

Stacy Brown Jr. (@BigfootStacy)
Michael Merchant (@MerchantBigfoot )
Rictor Riolo (@Rictor_Riolo )
Dax Rushlow (@daxmaul )
Ro Sahebi (@rocknrolljihad )

And if you want to connect with the judges. Who also tweet during the show.
Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) he also has a Twitter account for his FB fan page (@AllDeanCain)
Natalia Reagan (@natalia13reagan)
Dr. Todd Disotell (@ToddDisotell)

Of course you can catch Bigfoot Lunch Club's Twitter feed @BigfootLC . See you on Twitter this Friday while you're watching the 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty 10/9pm central. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tonight on Bigfoot Bounty Stacy Brown Shows How The Real Boys Do It

10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty contestant, Stacy Brown, trying to set up a shot
"This is the problem, why you can't hunt with dumb-asses in the woods. They talk too god-damned much." --Stacy Brown referring to his competitors Matt and Julie

Tonight's episode of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty challenges the contestants to get Bigfoot footage. The teams to watch tonight will be The Sasquatch Hunters (Stacy and Dave) and Matt and Julie. Both teams should be positioned well due to their respective experience and talents. In fact, we will tell you why.

First The Sasquatch Hunters, Stacy and Dave, already have decent Bigfoot footage. Its aptly named the Brown Footage. In May of 2012 Stacy Brown Sr. and Jr. set up camp in the panhandle of Florida around the town of Quincy.

Still frame of Brown footage courtesy of
Above is a still frame from the thermal video of the Brown footage. Cliff Barackman of Finding Bigfoot investigated the video, site and witnesses and had this to say:
"While the results of my calculations are only approximations of the creature’s size, it is clear that the figure is very large.  It seems to stand somewhere around 8.5 feet tall, and have a shoulder width of about 4 feet.  The creature is simply too big to be a human, and the steps are ridiculously long."
So for the Sasquatch Hunters, Stacy and Dave, this is old hat. I wouldn't count out Matt and Julie. Filming big animals in the wild is Matt's day job. His resume is impressive if you read Matt and Julie's bio on Spike Tv's 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty Website.
Matt Carman works as a cinematographer for a top hunting and safari show. Carman is a seasoned pro and has hunted just about everything, including: bears, elk, buffalo, hippos, zebras and rhinos. Carman also claims to have super vision and, with his naked eye, can see a deer move from two miles away. He knows what to look for in remote locations and has been upwards of 500 miles out in the woods.
Watch the clip below as the two teams that seem best positioned for this challenge cross paths.

The 10 Million Bigfoot Bounty features multiple teams competing to unearth real evidence of Bigfoot’s existence. You can catch it on Spike TV at 10/9 Central.

What did you think of the second episode? Was it better or worse than the premier? Let us know in the comments below. 
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