Gatlinburg To Host the First-Ever Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference

Sure, you may not have met Bigfoot on your last hike over yonder, but that doesn't mean you don't believe in the elusive giant.

On July 27th, "America's most experienced Bigfoot researchers," will gather in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the first-ever Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference, according to the website. The all-day event will take place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center with $25 getting you a general admission ticket (VIP/ reserved seating has already sold out). You can also opt to pay $50 for a VIP dinner, which may include a special guided hike in the Smoky Mountains. Sponsorship opportunities are available for those "who sell Bigfoot and/or outdoor products."

Guest speakers will include Cliff Barackman, Bigfoot Field Researcher and co-host of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, Matt Pruitt, founder and director of the Sasquatch Contact Initiative, and other experts.

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Whether you've got your own personal story of a backcountry Bigfoot sighting or a dad who swears he saw the animal on a hiking trip many moons ago, it's time to go ahead and take some very big steps to make this Gatlinburg trip happen.