Saturday, January 4, 2014

Daily News Does Photo Essay on Charlie Raymond's Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization

Charlie Raymond, of Prospect, Ky., (right) founder and lead investigator of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization, leads a small team of people into the woods to search for Bigfoot, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Barren County, Ky. 

The Daily News is a family-owned newspaper based in Kentucky. recently they have posted a photo essay of Charlie Raymond, founder and lead investigator of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. Fans of this site will remember our multiple posts about Charlie Raymond and Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. Most notable is when the KBRO took Larry The Cable Guy out Squatching.

Charlie took Larry out Squatching and they even got some audio.
Below, you can hear Larry do his own unique call at about the 3 minute mark and then you hear everybody freak out when they get a response. 

For a full transcript of the audio go to Larry the Cable Guy looks for Bigfoot in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization has collected information on reported sightings listed in several Kentucky counties including at least three in Barren County, two in Allen County, two in Edmonson County, one in Hart County, three in Logan County and one in Warren County.

The excerpt and pictures below are part of the photo essay done by Kentucky's Daily News.

Raymond, along with one of his researchers, his wife Dana, who calls herself a skeptic leaning toward belief in bigfoot, hiked into a wooded area several feet from the cedar thicket where the Barren County man said he had recorded the howl. Dana Raymond built a fire and maintained base camp Friday night.

Under a crescent moon, Charlie Raymond set out with two of his investigators, Renee and Terry Thomas of Georgetown, and two Daily News journalists on a hike through the hilly, wooded area to hunt for evidence of bigfoot, evidence such as a return tree knock or a howl. During a tree knock, Raymond takes a large stick and slaps it against the outside of a tree, creating a noise like a major leaguer knocking a fastball out of the park. If he’s lucky, he gets a knock in return, that is if a sasquatch is up for conversation.

Raymond alerted his wife via two-way radio when he was about to conduct a tree knock or a howl so that she would know the sounds were coming from him rather than a sasquatch. One howl got a return high-pitched hoot back from an owl.

After traversing the private property in Barren County, Raymond led the team and visitors to a spot in Mammoth Cave National Park where he, his wife and a group of Girl Scouts got a scare last summer.  While making howls and tree knocks with a giggling group of scouts, something large leaped onto the raised walkway in an area of the park, Raymond said. The leap created a thud so loud that the group hustled as fast as they could away from the area. Dana’s first thought was to protect the children from what could’ve been a bear or a bigfoot.

SRC: Park City Daily News

Motion activated trail cameras are placed around the land attempting to snap a picture of Bigfoot, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Barren County, Ky. 

Researchers Terry Thomas, and Renee Thomas, both of Georgetown, Ky., and Charlie Raymond, of Prospect, Ky., (right) founder and lead investigator of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization walk along a trail before searching for Bigfoot, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Barren County, Ky. 

The sun sets before Charlie Raymond, of Prospect, Ky., founder and lead investigator of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization leads a search for Bigfoot, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Barren County, Ky. 

Researchers use red headlamps while searching for Bigfoot near a lake at Mammoth Cave National Park , Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Mammoth Cave, Ky.

People gather around a fire after searching for Bigfoot, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Barren County, Ky. 

Washington State Family Claims Bigfoot Swam in Their Pool

Not my best Photoshop, but you get the idea
"We pulled a huge wad of hair out of the filter." --Scott Taylor; BFRO Investigator

The article was found on The Columbian website. It follows BFRO investigator Scott Taylor as he presents, investigates a family of five sasquatch and teaches a Washington family how to invite Bigfoot for a swim.
Bigfoot investigator finds sasquatches respond to gestures of good will

By Lisa Broadt, The Chronicle

Published: January 3, 2014, 6:00 AM

Centralia — Since giving a presentation at the Centralia Timberland Library in April and leading an expedition into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in June, bigfoot researcher Scott Taylor has stayed busy.

Shortly after the Gifford trip, Taylor led a group into the Olympics.

As an investigator for the Bigfoot Researchers Organization, Taylor helps collect evidence of Bigfoot's existence. The researcher says he has had multiple interactions with the controversial creatures, including one during his Olympics expedition.

"It went really well. We had a family of five sasquatches that were watching the people walk by," Taylor said. "It was pretty interesting and fun for those guys."

The alleged 7- to 8-foot-tall creatures -- which are purported to be humanlike with ape attributes or apelike with human attributes, depending on whom you ask -- have long been a source of fascination in the Pacific Northwest. They are said to primarily reside in forested regions with plenty of protein sources, and Washington historically has been a hotbed of sightings, according to the BFRO.

Taylor frequently counsels people dealing with sasquatch squatters.

Often, the sasquatches are living in a field or a barn or, in the case of one Washington family, a front porch, BFRO researcher Scott Taylor said Friday.

Over the summer, Taylor worked with the family to develop an amicable relationship with their visitors. He hoped to create a non-threatening environment, by sharing gifts and other gestures of good will, he said.

Evidently it worked: "The sasquatches took to swimming in an above-ground swimming pool," he said. "We pulled a huge wad of hair out of the filter."

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bobcat Goldthwait Gets Bigfoot Tattoo Based on His Movie Poster

Bobcat's tattoo inspiration: Willow Creek poster; illustration by Alex Pardee
In a recent interview by OC Weekly. Bobcat talks about directing the critically acclaimed and bigfoot community approved Willow Creek. 

Fans, you know we have been hinting at Bobcat's Bigfoot movie for years. In our post "Bobcat Goldthwait Spends 3 Days Looking for Bigfoot" we combined snippet of interviews dating back to 2009 for clues. Then we posted, "Bobcat Goldthwait Completes His Faith, Religion, Bigfoot Movie" to alert you when it was complete.

In this new interview he talks about screening his Bigfoot comedy/suspense movie at different film festival, his belief in Bigfoot and the inspiration for his new tattoo. Below is the interview with just the Bigfoot parts:

So last time I saw you in Brea you were showing me a trailer for your new movie "Willow Creek" and it's out now right?

Yeah! I've been all around the world at all of those genre film festivals with it. Now it'll come out in the U.S. sometime in the spring.

I've been reading good things about it, how do you think it's doing?

It's been really fun. When I go to the more prestigious film festivals, I'm the dirt bag that got into Sundance. But when I go to other festivals, I'm prestigious. So I've been really living it up! [Laughs.]

OK so I know the movie is about Bigfoot but can you break it down a little?

It's a horror and suspense movie but there are laughs in the first half of it also. I follow this couple around who is making a real cheap kind of documentary on the town of Willow Creek, which is the town that had footage shot in back in 1967. A lot of the actual people from the town are in the movie too. The couple in the movie is Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson. They've been in some of my other movies and they're really good actors. I think a lot of people think that they're a couple in real life and I think that'll separate it too. Often in a lot of "found footage" films, the actors aren't very good or you don't relate to them as people. I think in a horror movie, since it's a lot scarier, you actually care about the people more when terrible things are happening to them. [Laughs.] Usually in horror films they have people who are disgusting so that when they die, you don't feel too bad. I did it the other way around in hopes that people will care.

I saw on Instagram that you got a Bigfoot tattoo. I assume you are a believer?

Oh yeah, that's the poster for the movie done by Alex Pardee that I got. And I say I'm a believer, and then people have a problem with it because I'm an Atheist. But I always answer that with, I know people that have seen Bigfoot and that's a lot different than God! [Laughs.]

SRC: OC Weekly
These are the photos of the tattooing event. The clown in picture 2 seems to be a friend named Puddles, known as the sad clown with a golden voice.

Rule #1 Tattoo artist must have more tattoos than you (photo:

Rule #2 You must have a serious clown wearing a crown supervising the event (photo:

Rule #3 You must post the finished product on Instagram (photo:

By the way if your in the Los Angeles area the next few nights you can catch Bobcat (we are on a first name basis) performing at the Brea Improv January 3rd and 4th, 120 South Brea Blvd. 92821, (714) 482-0700. For tickets go to You can also follow Bobcat on Instagram @BobcatGoldthwait.

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