Showing posts with label tourism harrison. Show all posts
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Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 Sasquatch Days in Harrison Hot Springs Covered in Local News

Bill Miller (left) and Thomas Steenburg speak with the public at Sasquatch Days
 in Harrison Hot Springs on Sunday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Observer)

Sasquatch researchers resolved to finding elusive creature

By Jessica Peters - Agassiz Observer
Published: June 11, 2012 1:00 PM 
Updated: June 11, 2012 1:36 PM

"Don't go anywhere without your camera," Thomas Steenburg advised during Sasquatch Days in Harrison this weekend. He's been hunting the elusive creature, and its cousin Big Foot, for more than three decades.

Steenburg and Bill Miller were on hand at Harrison Memorial Hall to discuss their research with the public, as part of the resurrected festival.

Both have had close encounters with what could be a Sasquatch, they maintain. And through years of pouring over photos, videos and stories, as well as embarking on hunting expeditions has only steeled their resolve that the Sasquatch is out there — somewhere.

There have been sightings in Harrison, even very recently, on both sides of the lake.

Miller actually had his brush with the captivating creature in Minnesota in 1980, on a fishing trip.

"A bi-ped ran right past us," he said. "For many years I didn't think nothin' of it."

But he always remembered the encounter, and it became a favourite story of family folklore — not unlike the re-telling of Sasquatch encounters in First Nation history locally.

It wasn't until 1998 that he started to get serious about the Sasquatch, when he came to a convention in Harrison and met Steenburg and John Green, Harrison's very own Sasquatch expert.

"I met all these people who were really serious about it," he said.

Now the two run Sasquatch Country Adventures, along with Barry Blount, conducting tours while keeping an eagle eye open for more sightings. Miller and Steenburg participated in a documentary called Bigfoot's Reflection, and both men have been featured in many newspaper stories and other media.

Sasquatch Days in Harrison Hot Springs this weekend was a perfect opportunity for the experts to provide more information to the public. The festival was resurrected after being in hiatus for about 70 years.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Stephen Colbert Asked to Join Search for Bigfoot

Tourism Harrison is a Canadian non-profit society, incorporated under the BC Society Act (Harrison Tourism Society) and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It was formed in 2007 in recognition of the vital role tourism plays in the Harrison Hot Springs region. It employs one full time and two part time employees.

On January 8th, 2010, Tourism Harrison announced, in a press release, an invitation to Stephen Colbert of the Comedy Central TV show "The Colbert Report" to join in the search for Bigfoot.

Below is the shortened version of the press release posted on the Tourism Harrison blog page:

Stephen Colbert Invite
Today Tourism Harrison invited Colbert Nation’s Stephen Colbert to embark on an official search for the Sasquatch during his planned trip to Richmond, BC for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

In late 2009, Mr Colbert announced he’ll travel to Richmond BC to accept the city’s offer to become the official Richmond Olympic Oval ombudsman during the Winter Games.

If Mr. Colbert accepts our invitation, we will provide him transportation, accommodation and guidance. The search would be led by Sasquatch Investigator Bill Miller who began researching the creature in the early 1990’s. He attended a BC Sasquatch Conference in 1998 and has since been spending much of his time tracking the creature in the Harrison Hot Springs area.

Harrison Hot Springs has been the focal point of the mysterious ape-like creature, usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid which has intriqued millions of people since the late 1800’s.

We are in direct contact with Mr. Colbert’s team and will make an announcement on his decision to take part in the Sasquatch search as soon as possible.


We also have a newer post where Colbert and Conan O'Brien Talk about Bigfoot here.

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