The 2012 Ohio Bigfoot Conference was a transition year in leadership as Don Keating passed the torch over to Marc DeWerth and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization (OBO). Congratulations to Marc for putting on a wonderful conference last weekend. Talk around the reception area was very positive with many comments stating that this was one of the best conferences ever.
As one of the featured speakers this year, that’s the kind of buzz you want to hear. I was honored to present to such a wonderful group of people that were genuinely engaged in the talks. Plus the group did a great job answering the “Squatch Quiz” questions that were part of my presentation.
I would like to personally thank the OBO and Marc for doing such a great job taking care of the speakers. I’d also like to thank Timberline Cabins for the wonderful accommodations. The log cabins that we stayed in were perfect for the occasion. It also gave me a chance to really get to know Dr. John Bindernagel and his wife, Joan, as we shared the same cabin. Peter Byrne and Bill Dranginis stayed in the cabin next door.
One detail that I truly appreciated was the beverage selection in the fridge for me. Vernors ginger ale. Not only is that one of my favorites, having grown up in Detroit, but in true Believe It Tour fashion, Vernors’ mascot, Woody, is tied to a great legend. To most people this little guy is known as a gnome. However, there are some that believe the character is based on Detroit’s legend of Le Nain Rouge. Nice touch, Marc!
Long time friend and Believe It Tour blogger, Bill Dranginis updated the crowd on his current Bigfoot research technique of deploying several time-lapse cameras covering a large area in the hopes to capture a clear image of a Sasquatch. This was also a favorite of the guests as it sparked ideas for many who are doing Bigfoot research of their own.
It was fun seeing many familiar faces and catching up on adventures since the last gathering. Yet, with an increase in the popularity of Bigfoot, there was a large number of new fans attending the conference. What an exciting time to be involved in cryptozoology.
Thanks to everyone that was there for my presentation and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization for making the 2012 Ohio Bigfoot Conference one to remember!
– Michael Esordi