Around 300 people gathered last weekend at the Eldorado Outpost in Montgomery County on what many might call a fool’s errand – a search for Bigfoot.
The expedition into the Uwharrie National Forest to hunt for the elusive creature was led by longtime Bigfoot researcher Michael Greene, Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization leader Matt Moneymaker and a team from the cable and satellite TV channel Animal Planet.
Before the search began, Moneymaker addressed the group gathered at the outpost.
“We’re going to do an evidence search in a grid,” he said. “We doubt you’re going to run across Bigfoot out there, but we are going to be looking for some evidence. There’s been a lot of sightings in the Uwharrie National Forest.”
The researchers, film crew and volunteers left the outpost at around 3:15 p.m. and walked approximately a quarter of a mile down the road to a field at the edge of the forest, where Moneymaker gave further instructions. He encouraged the volunteers to look for signs of Bigfoot, such as footprints, hair samples, broken tree branches and stick structures.
Apart from a strange footprint and the carcass of a deer with gnaw marks on the bones, Bigfoot decided to stay hidden on this particular investigation.
The six-part Animal Planet series is planned to air in the fall.
You can read the full story at The Sun News: Volunteers scour forest for Bigfoot