|Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett|
Knox News reports on Finding Bigfoot's return to Knox County, Tennessee. When Animal Planet's hit TV show aired the first visit to Tennessee it became one of the highest rated episode internationally. Read an excerpt below to find out what makes Knox County and the Mayor so nice they had to visit twice.
The episode chronicling their second visit to Tennessee aired this past Sunday, and the mayor is featured prominently in scenes at a “town-hall meeting” they held at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. He first connected with the show’s producers a few years ago through local Bigfoot enthusiasts.You can read the Mayor Burchett's memories of Leonard Nimoy's In Search of at Downtown Randall Brown: Find your inner Bigfoot, outdoors
“When they came to town to visit, I talked to them about what was going on around here, and the local club,” says Burchett. “They fell in love with it, and came here to film the first show. I was told that it was the best-ranked show overseas that they’d had. So, they decided to come back.”
“Finding Bigfoot” cast and crew returned last September and filmed at various area locations, including ASME, Frozen Head State Park, and some scenic rural farm lands. The show’s images of the attractions and scenery of East Tennessee are actually of keener interest to Burchett than whether or not they locate a Bigfoot.