A recent comment from BigfootTracker challenges the validity of the July 10-14, 2010 Bigfoot hunt near Silverton, Colorado. The comment states “http://www.hunt4bigfoot.com registered to China Connect in Kanab Utah. Site is bogus. Save your money.”
WhalesInSpace.com has gotten quite a few hits on our original post after, it was listed on Knapps News on CoastToCoastAM.
Let us do some internet sleuthing and see what we can find out.
Our pals over at Bigfoot Lunch Club sent us the public information available on the domain www.hunt4bigfoot.com.
514 N 200 E
Kanab, Utah 84741
514 N 200 E
Kanab, Utah 84741
(702) 278-1770 Fax — (435) 644-2540
And we can add the address given in the content rules “Bigfoot Central, P.O. Box 385, Silverton, CO 81433”
China Connect? So this might raise some red flags to some, that business name is actually listed above the posted sponsors on their site and the name Gayle Lewis has some background with Bigfoot. A May 8th 2009 post on weirld.com states Gayle and her husband Rick opened a Bigfoot Museum on Blair Street in Silverton. In fact using the name Bigfoot Central, the same from the contest. The museum’s mission is to improve understanding of Bigfoot, and to bring attention to what they claim is an often overlooked part of Silverton’s real history. The story was covered in the www.telluridenews.com, but has been moved to their subscription only area.
And what about the address given for Bigfoot Central, P.O. Box 385, Silverton, CO 81433. Interestingly, at the address is KSJC-LP, a Freeform formatted broadcast radio station licensed to and serving Silverton, Colorado. KSJC-LP is owned and operated by Silverton Community Radio.
I emailed KSJC-LP and hopefully will get a response concerning their connection to Bigfoot Central and got an automated response:
Thank you for your inquiry for information regarding KSJC 92.5 FM (LP)and mountainradio.org in Southwestern Colorado. This is an automated email reply designed to provide you with basic information about Silverton Community Radio. Visit our website; www.mountainradio.org for more detailed information on KSJC, including current station news, programming and events. A link is also available to listen to the station through a streaming audio feed. Our mailing address is KSJC, P O Box 925, Silverton, CO 81433-0925 Our phone number is 970-387-5752. An answering machine is available for messages. You can email the Station Manager, Patrick Swonger at: email@example.com KSJC 92.5 FM(LP) is a community low-power radio station and 501-C3 non-profit organization. We operate through volunteer time, listener donations and station memberships. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to KSJC today or starting a membership. Community radio needs your support.
I also emailed the Kendall Mountain Resort Complex, where the ‘after hunt’ party is to be held and the whole affair will be based around. No response yet. I will post it when I get one.
So is the $1,000,000 Hunt for Bigfoot for real? I don’t see anything in all the info above that would lead me to think otherwise.
If Rick or Gayle Lewis are out there, maybe they could drop us an email and clear this up real quick.