The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) has an expedition (as they term them) to Oklahoma the fourth week of September. Organized by Troy Hudson (no relation), this field event will run from September 25-28, 2008 and will explore previously noted hotspots in the southeastern mountains. Hudson is a federal law enforcement officer from Texas, and a member of the BFRO.
To purchase a spot on the expedition, first timers will need to pony up $300 to cover the BFRO's "overhead". In the FAQ section of their website, the organization advises participants to "prepare as if you will be...completely relying on yourself." It is each participants responsibility to secure camping equipment, camping fees (if applicable), food expenses, and transportation costs, which may just be the biggest expense of all these days. I cannot imagine, after all that expense, exactly what the BFRO is bringing to the table. Some scent baits and recorded primate calls? With groups ranging in size from 25 - 40 people, the BFRO can make as much as $12,000 off of each expedition. That's a lot of overhead.
However, if you are REALLY jazzed about such an expedition, led by arguably one of the premier organizations in the business, and $300 isn't that much, by all means do it. However, if you are like many in today's economy, and struggling to cut needless expenses, you might get in touch with local Bigfoot groups or enthusiasts and plan your own weekend getaway.
September 25 - 28, 2008
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