This past weekend I was at the annual Original Texas Bigfoot Conference, a cool event which I have reviewed for Mysterious Universe. You can find the article here, and below is an extract and a few photos from the gig:
"On Friday, October 9 I traveled from my Arlington, Texas home to the
town of Jefferson for the annual Original Texas Bigfoot Conference. It’s
an event organized by Craig Woolheater of Cryptomundo.
Like me, most of the other speakers (Ken Gerhard, Lyle Blackburn, John
Kirk, and Chester Moore) arrived on the Friday afternoon. A couple of
hours later we strolled down to a nearby restaurant, along with around
50 or 60 conference attendees. As well as chowing down on some fine
Mexican food, me and Ken gave an approximately thirty-minutes-long
overview on the matter of the strange creatures of Texas.
"That included the legendary, near-Fortean 'Goat-Man' that provoked
havoc, hysteria and excitement in the summer of 1969. It was a large,
rampaging humanoid which was seen late at night in and around the woods
of Lake Worth, Texas. The creature was variously described as scaly,
cloven-hoofed, and even with horns on its head – hence the name. As we
noted, however, since those long gone days, suggestions have been made
that the beast was a wandering, white Bigfoot. An equally odd scenario!"