By ROBERT BARROWS
R.M. Barrows Advertising and Public Relations
The following is the first report in a series of ongoing reports that will be forthcoming from the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization regarding significant findings of their Bigfoot expedition that is currently underway outside Burney.
(Details of the exact locations are being kept confidential for the safety of the creatures and for the safety of any amateur Bigfoot explorers who may be tempted into going out into the woods themselves.)
Here is some background and information on the most recent sighting activity by the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization’s team of Bigfoot explorers.
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On April 2, at around 4 p.m., Lee Hickman, a professional tracker and guide in Burney, who along with his brother, Jimmy Hickman, have been following up Bigfoot leads for years, was looking for tracks at an elevation of about 5,300 feet on Clover Mountain.
He saw about a dozen tracks coming off of Clover Mountain, crossing Burney Creek and then Dry Burney Creek.
They followed the tracks toward an area called “the gardens,” heading toward McGee Mountain. They lost the tracks at the tree line of McGee Mountain.
Three days later, on April 5, they returned to the area where they saw some of the tracks so they could take plaster casts of them.
With them on the expedition on April 5 were Tom Biscardi of Redwood City, founder of the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization; Robert Shorey, vicepresident of Great American Bigfoot Research Organization; and Peggy Marx, wife of the late Ivan Marx, who was world famous for his work on Bigfoot. (Jimmy and Lee Hickman are grandsons of Ivan Marx.)
The two footprints they decided to take casts of were very pristine prints and had a distance of 64 inches between them. The prints are of both a right foot and a left foot.
Here are the dimensions of the prints that they cast, and the stride: The sizes of the footprints are as follows:
Width (at the base heel) of the print): 4.5”
Width (at the widest part of the foot, which would be at the top of the foot): 6”
The prints that indicated the length of the stride of the creature showed a stride of 64” long.
Photos of the casts and photos of the actual footprints from which the April 5 casts were taken will be available on the official website of the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization, www.greatamericanbigfoot.com.
There was also a Bigfoot sighting on April 5: While the casts were being made, Tom Biscardi heard a rustling in the bushes. When he looked, he could see a creature crouching, looking at the people who were making the casts of the print.
When Biscardi pursued the creature, the creature ran away.
The party followed the fresh tracks of the creature, but lost them as the creature went over rocky terrain.
Biscardi brought the plaster casts back with him to release these pictures as the first significant findings of the current expedition.
The casts and other information from the archive of Bigfoot research that Biscardi has collected over the years, are being prepared for exhibit at a museum to be run under the auspices of “The Biscardi Bigfoot Foundation,” a 501-3C organization.
The museum is being planned for a location in the Fisherman’s Wharf area in San Francisco and the museum will also include a traveling Bigfoot Museum for when they will be on location in different Bigfoot hotspots around the USA.
The current expedition near Burney will resume as soon as the weather clears.
As of Thursday, April 7, at the time this information was taken, it was pouring in Burney.
“The Great American Bigfoot Research Organization expedition is both a commercial and a scientific expedition,” according to Tom Biscardi.
“The findings are being prepared for publishing, television, film and public exhibition projects.”
Companies that would be interested in working with The Great American Bigfoot Research Organization to develop these kinds of projects can contact Robert Barrows, president of R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations of Burlingame, California.
Barrows will be coordinating the publication of the findings of information forthcoming from this expedition and he will also be coordinating the coverage of the activities of the expedition.
Interested parties may contact Robert Barrows at 650-344-1951.