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Bigfoot conference comes back to Tyler

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TYLER, TX - The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC) is pleased to announce that Tyler, Texas will again host the annual Texas Bigfoot Conference at the spacious Caldwell Auditorium.

The all-day conference is scheduled for October 30, 2010. Over the last several years, the annual fundraising event has continued to grow in size and scope.

In 2006, the event was combined with the Bigfoot in Texas? exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

This year's event will once again feature an impressive list of speakers who will discuss the latest in encounters and evidence. Headlining this year's conference will be Physical Anthropologist and author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, Dr. Jeff Meldrum; as well as Bob Gimlin, one of the two gentlemen present during the filming of the so-called Patterson-Gimlin film in 1967, which purportedly shows a lone sasquatch walking along a dry, sandy creek bed in Northern California. Researchers for the TBRC hold that the film is likely legitimate.

The TBRC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit scientific charitable organization, comprised of volunteer investigators, scientists and naturalists, pursuing education and research activities pertaining to the centuries-old "bigfoot" phenomenon in North America.

The TBRC proposes that the source of the phenomenon is an unlisted species of wildlife, probably an extremely rare and large primate. The organization is actively engaged in activities designed to test that hypothesis. The TBRC continues to investigate credible reported sightings in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and beyond.

The TBRC is funded by membership dues, fundraisers, and the annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, in addition to donations and grants.

The TBRC desires to enhance the credibility of bigfoot/sasquatch research and facilitate a greater degree of acceptance by the scientific community and other segments of society of the likelihood of a biological basis behind the sasquatch mystery.

General admission to the event is $15, but there is a package that includes a fundraiser dinner with the speakers, TBRC researchers and other bigfoot researchers after the Conference on Saturday night, October 30 at the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. This package also includes premium reserved seating at the Conference and is priced at $60.

 For more information on the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy go to www.texasbigfoot.org.

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