RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – For $300, hunting for Bigfoot with a baseball bat and Zagnut bars can become a reality.
The Bigfoot Research Organization has been looking for Bigfoot since 1995, in hope of spotting the elusive creature. Now, BFRO will take a four-day expedition through the woods of the nearby Uwharrie National Forest this month, according to the organization’s website.
At $300 per person, the trip is sold out, according to the Charlotte Observer, a testament to the continual Sasquatch-mania that has been alive and well for more than 50 years. Since May, each Sasquatch expedition has sold out.
“Usually, nothing at all happens,” BFRO researcher Michael Greene told the Charlotte Observer. “But you hear roaring in the bushes. They’ll pitch rocks into camp, but they never hit anybody.”
Greene has made what he calls “a weird hobby” into a way of life. His footage on alleged Bigfoot sightings have prompted a nationwide following, even resulting in Animal Planet giving Greene a six-episode series this fall to keep up with his Bigfoot hunt.
“I was just tired of doing this myself, a little discouraged, and had no one to talk to and share my hobby,” Greene told the Salisbury Post in February.
The state of North Carolina is tied with Indiana for 19th amongst U.S. states in regard to how many Bigfoot sightings have been reported, according to data gathered by the BFRO. To date, Washington state is the leader with 520 reported sightings.
Although North Carolina’s 71 sightings may seem a bit pedestrian, the three state counties that make up the “Triangle” have accounted for 67 of the sightings, making it the pre-eminent area in the state for potential Bigfoot sightings.
Calls and emails left by CBS Charlotte for BFRO were not immediately returned.