CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Bigfoot believers have gathered in western New York and some insist the legendary Sasquatch’s footprint is getting bigger.
About a hundred people gathered at Saturday’s Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo to swap stories and hear expert lectures. The event is being held at a campsite not far from the Chautauqua Institution, renowned for its annual summer lineup devoted to scholarly pursuits.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
Founder Peter Wiemer says the expo started as a tourist draw, but he’s since met dozens of people who are certain they’ve seen Bigfoot in the area — far from the creature’s usual suspected range in the Pacific Northwest.READ MORE: International Travelers Brace For New COVID Testing Requirement
He’s now enough of a devotee that he’s tried to get New York to put Bigfoot on its list of endangered species.
The state’s response? There’s no need to protect a “mythical animal.”MORE NEWS: Northbound San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara Closed by 'Major Injury' Accident
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