Wednesday, March 30, 2011 

What's New? Hoax Video from North Carolina? No...the Sasquatch Summit!!

Well, I know the media all got on board with the guy in the suit trotting across the road in North Carolina. Ugh! sorry, we could not be distracted.

Everything is looking great for the Sasquatch Summit. If you are reading this for information on the event, scroll down a few posts (or more).

We have a more detailed agenda and a press release. I'll post those now.
Note on the Press Release: It is more to generate an article about the event and John Green - not to draw more people to the event as we are a few people away from capacity at the Tribute Banquet. And only 30 people away from capacity at the conference presentations on Saturday.


(John Green the investigator. Here interviewing Albert Ostman in the late 1950s.)



Sasquatch will be back on the shores of Harrison Lake this April as attendees from all over the world gather in honor of a local sasquatch author and researcher. For over 54 years Harrison Hot Springs resident John Green has been investigating the sasquatch subject, collecting evidence and eyewitness reports that number in the thousands. He has authored books on the sasquatch that are regarded as some of the best information available. This spring many of the top names in sasquatch/bigfoot research are coming together to honor his lifetime pursuit and dedication to the issue.

The Sasquatch Summit is taking place in Harrison Hot Springs on April 8-10, 2011. This unique event will combine informational lectures on the sasquatch with a tribute banquet to John Green and will take place at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. There will be displays of sasquatch evidence such as footprint casts, possible hair samples and images from the famous Patterson-Gimlin film. Author Christopher L. Murphy will provide displays from his 2005 “Meet the Sasquatch” Vancouver Museum exhibit. The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), the International Museum of Cryptozoology and other bigfoot research organizations will be present in support of the conference. The Sasquatch Summit will culminate with a tribute banquet to John Green.

Special guests and dignitaries include:
- Bob Gimlin of the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film, from Yakima, Washington,
- Al Hodgson pioneering bigfoot figure from Willow Creek, California,
- Dr. Jeff Meldrum, author and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology from Idaho State University,
- Dr. John Bindernagel , author and wildlife biologist,
- Loren Coleman, author and Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum,
- David Hancock, publisher and wildlife biologist,
- Christopher L. Murphy, author and historian,
- Igor Burtsev, Russian hominology researcher,
- Thomas Steenburg, sasquatch researcher and author,
- Bill Miller, outdoor guide and sasquatch researcher,
- John Kirk, President of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club,
- Adrian Erickson, pioneering sasquatch researcher,
- Ron Morehead, responsible for the Sierra Sounds bigfoot recordings.

The Sasquatch Summit – a Tribute to John Green will be an historic gathering at a time when the world is closer than ever to learning the truth about these heretofore unknown creatures.

(SOLD OUT - less than 5 tickets remain that include Tribute Banquet.)3 Day Sasquatch Summit Pass: All reserved seating has been sold out. Remaining tickets are $80 and include the tribute banquet. Advance registration is required for the 3 day pass and tickets must be purchased by April 3rd.

(These tickets are available in a limited quantity.)The Conference Pass for Friday and Saturday (not including banquet) is only $25 adult/$10 children (11-16yrs) & 10 and under free. Tickets are available to purchase at the door after 5pm on Friday and starting at 9am on Saturday morning.

Admission to exhibit rooms and vendor areas only: by donation. Footprint casts, posters, & other memorabilia for sale.


CONTACT INFORMATION: Tom Yamarone Pleasanton, California
Alex & Lesley Solunac Victoria, B.C.


(John's 1978 book, "Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us" - it summed up his investigations and sighting reports at that time.)

Sasquatch Summit
A Tribute to John Green
April 8 – 10, 2010

Friday, April 8, 2011
4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . ..Registration Begins
Sasquatch evidence displays open for viewing
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. . . . . . Meet & Greet
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. . . . . . Round table discussion (tentative)
9:00 - ? p.m. . . . . . . . .Sasquatch Songs (location TBD)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

9:50 a.m. Conference Convenes - Welcome to the Sasquatch Summit
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. presentation by John Bindernagel "The Prolonged Discovery of the Sasquatch as explained by the Philosophy of Science”

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. presentation by Jeff Meldrum “On The Track of John Green”

11:50 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)

1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Question and Answer Session with John Green

1:50 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. presentation by Christopher L. Murphy “A Review of the Classic B.C. Sasquatch Accounts”

2:35 p.m. - 3:15p.m. presentations by Thomas Steenburg and Bill Miller “Investigation Reports of Recent Sasquatch Sightings”

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. presentation by Loren Coleman “John Green’s Legacy Beyond the Pacific Northwest”

5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Sts’ailes (Chehalis) Traditional Welcome & dance performance
6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sasquatch Summit Group photo (Grand Staircase in Lobby)

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tribute Banquet in honor of John Green
Tribute in Song: “The Ballad of John Green” by Tom Yamarone
Tributes by Bob Gimlin, Al Hodgson, Jeff Meldrum,
John Bindernagel, Adrian Erickson, John Kirk, David Hancock,
Loren Coleman, Igor Burtsev, Gerry Matthews,
Ron Morehead, Lesley Solunac and others TBA.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Late morning: . . . . . Informal gathering in display rooms
Tentative . . . . . . . . picnic lunch in Sasquatch provincial park;
privately arranged vehicle convoys to
sighting locations on map

 Saturday, March 19, 2011 

Striving Toward "The Summit" - Surprises Galore In Store

(Sybilla Irwin's bigfoot art - she's been creating witness directed images for the BFRO. A little bird told me she's working some magic for the Sasquatch Summit as well...)

Well, I haven't posted in quite a while - and that's a good thing! It means that the planning and preparation for the Sasquatch Summit - a Tribute to John Green is in high gear!

We've been working feverishly on the graphics and have finalized our event t-shirt order with FALLING ROCK PRODUCTIONS in Pocatello, Idaho. Those should be amazing!

The Tribute Poster was finalized this week as well. We've added the names we've been talking about (Al Hodgson, Igor Burtsev & Loren Coleman) and also placed some of the tribute presenters on the poster, too. (John Kirk, David Hancock & Bill Miller)
And we're keeping our fingers crossed for good flying weather on April 8th and 9th so Ron Morehead will be able to attend.

(Scott McClean with his "Patty" wall banner - that will be on display at the Summit. He's been working his magic on all of the Tribute projects. We'll see him in Harrison Hot Springs in 3 weeks.)

Also during the last two weeks, we've been writing and formatting a commemorative program for the Tribute to John Green. It will include a short biography with photos of John, the schedule of events, short, written testimonials from the bigfoot community and a map of sasquatch encounters in the Harrison Lake area. It is really looking GREAT! We are taking donations to help defray the cost of producing this event and recognizing those donors on the back of the program. Their (and your) generosity is very much appreciated and needed at this time. Be a part of history and get in touch with me by tomorrow night. (

(Carl Lindh's thoroughbred JOHN GREEN - funny what Google Image searches will turn up!)

SO FAR, we have donations from the following individuals and organizations:

FRIENDS OF THE SASQUATCH (Donations of $100 or more)

Bruce “Maverick” Harrington
Terry & Amanda Smith
Jim Sorensen
Brian & Judy Horton
James & Debbie Ludwar
David Bruce
Joyce Kearney
International Cyrptozoology Museum
The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club
Adam H. McGirr, VP, BCSCC
Robert White
Joe Beelart
Patrik Zetterberg


Bill and Joan Gundlach
Bob & Cindy Dosen
Great North Film Production, Bar Harbor, Maine
Tom Cousino
Jim Duffy
Cliff Barackman
Bart Cutino

SPONSORS OF THE SASQUATCH SUMMIT (Donations of $20 to $50)

Ken and Linda Steigers
Henry May
Jerry Hein
Marilee Yamarone
Daniel Green
Donna Higgins
Kelly Milner-Halls
Todd Hale
Haley Fisher
Paul Graves
Thomas Finley
Daniel Perez


(The Sts'ailes - or Chehalis - Band's sasquatch logo. They will now be a part of the Sasquatch Summit. Image copyright and courtesy of the Sts'ailes Band.)

We have just finalized an agreement with the local First Nations band - the Sts'ailes (or Chehalis) and are very excited to announce they will be a part of the Sasquatch Summit. A drum & dance troupe from the Sts'ailes will be there on Saturday prior to the Tribute Banquet to perform a welcome dance and several other traditional dances! This is a GREAT addition to our program. The band will also be present in the vendors area with their Sasquatch logo apparrel and demonstrations of cedar bark weaving. Their unique Sasquatch drums will also be on disply and for sale at the event. Wow!

Also, an Athabaskan "dene" attending from Eastern Canada will be honoring us with a traditional indigenous smudging on Friday evening. We are excited to have him offer to perform this sage and sweatgrass cleansing ceremony! It really rounds out the event in many ways to have First Nations (Native) people be a part of this Tribute to John Green!

And finally, Henry May has been working his YouTube slideshow magic over the past months and come up with a couple of real great ones lately.

MUSIC: a "phoned in" version of "JOHN GREEN" by yours truly a couple of weeks ago...

MUSIC: "Roger & Bob (Rode Out That Day)" - Tommy Yamarone & Sex Rat w/a friend

MUSIC TRACK: Henry May sings "JOHN GREEN" (a cappello)

 Monday, March 07, 2011 

Welcome Back, Abe Del Rio - John Green on MN.B.R.T. Tonight!!

(Abe Del Rio, May 2010, Ohio Bigfoot Conference)

Welcome Back, Abe, from your successful open heart surgery! We are so glad to have you back and feeling good!

Link to MN.B.R.T. blog talk with John Green

TONIGHT at 6:00 PM Pacific, Abe's MN.B.R.T. Blog Talk Radio Guest will be

 Thursday, March 03, 2011 

March Madness - Getting the Sasquatch Summit in order!!

Hello Friends...
Bigfoot songs? Yes, there is some good news in that arena.

Mary-Anne McTrowe, the ukulele weilding songstress from Alberta, Canada will be in attendance at the Sasquatch Summit!!

That guarantees we'll have musical moments along with John Kirk, Paul Graves and other attendees. Don't know if it'll be a campfire in nearby Sasquatch Provincial Park, the RV campground across the footbridge from the Hot Springs Resort or in the lobby bar... but it WILL HAPPEN!

Enjoy Mary-Anne's original take on the P-G Film subject...
She was the surprise treat of the P-G Film 40th Anniversary Film Celebration in Willow Creek in 2007.

Here's the latest on the Sasquatch Summit:
So, Book a Room!!
and hey, that shirt sure would look good on ya!!

(Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa - home of the Sasquatch Summit on April 8, 9 & 10)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 – Our group discount room rates must be reserved by March 9th. (see note above) As we get closer to the event date the Resort requests rooms back from our ‘reserved block’ then they put the room rates back up to regular prices. Remember to ask for the ‘Sasquatch Summit’ group rate.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Reservations:(604) 796-2244 Toll-free 1-800 663-2266 (PRESS 2 for Group Reservations)

(aerial view of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.)

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 – Last chance for color t-shirts! Falling Rock Productions of Pocatello, Idaho (owned and operated by bigfoot researcher Brandon Tennant) will be producing the commemorative t-shirts. Shirts are $22. Follow the link below and move the cursor over the color boxes to see the names of each shade. We can take special colour orders until Friday morning (March 4nd) at 11 a.m. Pacific. After that, colour choices will be black, white or grey. Pre-ordering and pre-payment is encouraged and will guarantee your size will be available; there will be a very limited number of t-shirts in limited sizes at the event.


(imagine this design on your favorite color t-shirt!! oh, yeah!)

SPONSORS - We are organizing this tribute to John Green on a not-for-profit basis. The cost of your ticket covers the tribute dinner ($55) and conference room rental. Hosting our speakers, travel expenses and event costs (printing, nametags, audio visual rental, etc.) will exceed ticket revenues. If you would like to help make this event a success, we are gratefully accepting donations! Your name will be printed in the commemorative program and you will receive a public thank you at the tribute banquet. (Donations can also be made anonymously)

Sponsorship Levels:

Sasquatch Summit Sponsor - $20 to $50

Sasquatch Summit Benefactor - $50 - $100

Friend of the Sasquatch! - $100 and up

(John Green's first book, "On The Track Of The Sasquatch" - this really brought the subject greater exposure in the year following the Patterson-Gimlin Film.)

RIDE SHARING: This is a great opportunity to get to know other bigfoot enthusiasts better! Two of our speakers and one VIP Guest will be seeking rides from Seattle International and Bellingham Airports in Washington. There are also a few out of state attendees seeking to make arrangements for rides to Harrison Hot Springs from the Seattle airport as well. Thank you in advance if you are willing to share the trip – and share the cost of the trip, too! Normally we wouldn’t encourage you to pick up hitchhikers, but this IS for John Green! Please email Tom Yamarone - . THANK YOU!

(Would you give this guy a ride? He needs to get to Harrison Hot Springs!! Thanks!)

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up Tom Yamarone - Songs For A Bigfoot World