2013 Texas Bigfoot Conference

The twelfth annual Texas Bigfoot Conference will take place Saturday, March 16, 2013, at
the Fort Worth Convention Center. It will run from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The conference is
sponsored by the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, a nonprofit 501c(3) scientific
research organization.  To pay in advance to attend the conference, go here.

The Texas Bigfoot Confernece host hotel is the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, just two short blocks away from the Convention Center. Conference attendees will enjoy a discounted room rate when booking though this website.  

A superb lineup of speakers will offer fascinating, never before heard, presentations on a variety of topics concerning the existence of a large bipedal ape living in remote parts of North America, including Texas and surrounding states.



Archaeologist and adventurer Josh Gates, star of television’s Destination Truth. Josh has
traveled the world investigating mysteries and unexplained phenomena, including
creatures similar to the North American wood ape (bigfoot).

Lyle Blackburn, writer and cryptid researcher from Texas and the author of The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster 


Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University Associate Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology
and author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.”


Bill Munns, Veteran Hollywood FX artist and author of “The Munns Report,” a detailed analysis of the Patterson-Gimlin Film. Munns’s research is ongoing and he will be presenting information not yet presented to the public.


Kathy Strain, U.S. Forest Service anthropologist and author of “Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture.” Strain will be sharing some of her latest research regarding historical accounts of apelike creatures as recorded in Spanish-speaking cultures.


Brian Brown, owner of the digital marketing agency ideapark and producer of The Bigfoot
Information Project
and The Bigfoot Show podcasts; member of the Texas Bigfoot
Research Conservancy Board of Directors. Brown will be presenting information
pertaining to prolonged observational field studies conducted by the TBRC the last two years in the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas.


Schedule (subject to change):

9:00-9:15 - Intro and welcome
9:15-10:15 - Bill Munns "The Patterson/Gimlin Hominid: Extraordinary costume, or extraordinary reality?"
10:15-11:15 - Kathy Strain
11:15-12:15 - Jeff Meldrum
12:15-1:30 - Lunch
1:30-2:30 - Lyle Blackburn 
2:30-4:00 - Brian Brown "In the Valley of the Wood Ape"
4:00-4:20 - Break
4:20-5:30 - Josh Gates
5:30-5:45 Break (set up for panel)
5:45-7:00 Panel
7:00 - Closing remarks


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