Tuesday, July 7, 2015

You're Invited to Portland's Largest Bigfoot Town Hall

Portland's Largest Bigfoot Town Hal
Monster X Radio co-hosts Gunnar Monson and Shane Corson Proudly Present a HopsSquatch Bigfoot Town Hall!!! 

DATE: Sunday, July 19th 
TIME: 12:30-3:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Multiple Bigfoot Witnesses

Join popular Bigfoot Radio hosts Gunnar Monson and Shane Corson from Monster X Radio

You have seen the format on Finding Bigfoot, now you can participate yourself. You can share your Bigfooot encounter with true believers. Or, you can listen to the most amazing encounters told first-hand by witnesses who have had close encounters with the hairy kind.
Seating is limited reserve your tickets now!!!

You will not want to miss this event hosted by Monster X Radio co-hosts Gunnar Monson and Shane Corson.

Gunnar Monson is a long time Bigfoot researcher. A past investigator with the BFRO, he is the Lead Investigator of the Tillamook Forest Research Project as well as a member of The Olympic Project and Bigfootology. He is also the founder of The Sasquatch Coffee Company (www.SquatchCoffee.com)

Shane Corson is a Scotland native and has had an interest in Cryptids since his youth. Fate brought him to Oregon where he dove head first into the subject of Bigfoot. Shane had a sighting in the Mt, Hood National Forest in 2013 which only deepened his passion in his pursuit. He is a core team member of both the T.F.R.G. as well as The Olympic Project. He is also a member of Bigfootology. In addition to hosting Monster X Radio, he can be heard Wednesday evenings on Cryptologic Radio.

Get your tickets now! Seats are filling fast!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1st is Officially Joe Beelart Day

Today and every July 1st we celebrate all things Joe Beelart. Click the following link to hear Kick Ass Oregon History Interview Joe Beelart 

On May 17th Kick Ass Oregon History chatted with Author Joe Beelart about his new book The Oregon Bigfoot Highway. The interview was conducted during and after Joe's presentation at HopsSquatch

While your at it, head on over to Amazon and purchase Joe's book.

You can learn more about the The Oregon Bigfoot Highway at the Official Oregon Bigfoot Highway Website. Below is a teaser about the book.

This book is a collection of Bigfoot sightings, Bigfoot related incidents and … happenings in the wild area of the upper Clackamas and Breitenbush River drainages. In it we explore seemingly genuine accounts relating to Bigfoot along the main road between Estacada and Detroit, and side roads that venture into secret haunts of the Clackamas Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest

These accounts span over one hundred years and were reported by persons of diverse professions from lawyers to loggers. The quantity and similarity of these reports caused us to conclude that this is, indeed, The Oregon Bigfoot Highway. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Peter Mayhew Confirms He Required Bigfoot Protection as Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew sans Chewbacca mask
"Yes, this is absolutely true." --Peter Mayhew responding on Reddit to rumors of requiring  protection from Bigfoot hunters while in Chewbacca costume.

Peter Mayhew recently reprised his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  On June 23rd 2015, someone posted on Reddit that Peter Mayhew required protection from potential bigfoot hunters while he was in the Chewbacca costume. 
[Today I Learned] Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crewmembers who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot.  
This is interesting, and definitely viral-worthy, but as a Start Wars nerd I'm pretty sure all the scenes of Endor were shot in Northern California (in the redwood Groves of Marin County and Del Norte County to be exact.

Because of the discrepancy of location I have to admit I was a little leery of the this factoid. Digging deeper I did find a supporting story written by Sean Whitley on Cryptomundo. The following excerpt is from 2011 and retells a story of how the filmakers were concerned for Peter Mayhew's safety in Bigfoot's backyard.
While shooting “Return of the Jedi” in the redwood forests of Northern California, Peter Mayhew, the seven foot, three inch actor who portrayed Chewbacca the Wookiee, was warned not to walk off set in costume for fear of being shot by hunters. “Remember, this is Bigfoot country,” he was told by concerned crew members. 
This is a little different than being surrounded by crew members wearing brightly-colored vests. No doubt the addition of being surrounded by crew-members on security detail makes the story a little more tantalizing.  one of the best ways to find out would be from Peter mayhew himself and how would we get him to respond to such a trivial detail. Apparently Peter Mayhew has a confirmed reddit account and yesterday, June 22nd 2015, he was able to respond to the Bigfoot rumor.
JDawgSabronas: Yeah, I'd love some confirmation straight from the horse's wookiee's mouth.
PeterMayhew: Can confirm. Cheers, Peter Mayhew
Although the Pacific Northwest filming site is still in question as least we know Bigfoot hunters were a large concern on the set of filming Jedi and protection included not walking offset with the costume on and a squad of brightly colored crew-members. 
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