2nd Annual Bigfoot Basecamp

Pleasant Hill Lake Park

Photo: Appleby, Matt

Matt Moneymaker to appear at Pleasant Hill Bigfoot Event This Fall

Perrysville, OH – For immediate release — Bigfoot event returns at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) Pleasant Hill Lake Park this fall! Seekers of Bigfoot (aka sasquatch, Grassman, Yeti, etc.) should mark their calendars for October 5-8, 2023, to attend 2nd Annual Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend. Matt Moneymaker, Founder and President of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and co-host of "Finding Bigfoot'' on Animal Planet Channel will host a VIP dinner and Community Townhall event.

“The weekend will kick off with a VIP dinner and presentation by Moneymaker on Thursday, October 5th, along with campfire BFRO speakers, activities for kids, and movie under the stars,” says Louis Andres, Program Specialist at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. “Saturday’s activities will include a Community Townhall with Moneymaker, BFRO investigator presentations, Bigfoot author book signings, guided pontoon tours, Bigfoot T-Shirt tie dye, casting class, just to name a few.”

Ohio now ranks 4th in United States with over 321 BFRO reported sightings, Only Washington, California, and Florida tallied more total Bigfoot reports. Locally, Ashland County has nine reported sightings and Richland County has four reported encounters. The most recent sightings were in Ashland County at Mohican State Park on June 18, 2021, and another Class A sighting occurring at Pleasant Hill Lake Park primitive camp area on August 18, 2020, according to the BFRO website.

The weekend will feature family-friendly events, food trucks, Bigfoot souvenirs, a caricature artist, and Bigfoot themed Movie at the Lake. Reservations are required for the VIP dinner and select scheduled events. More information, detailed schedule and tickets can be purchased online at MWCD.org/Bigfoot.  

---About BRFO

The BFRO site is the only collection of bigfoot reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility. The BFRO has a large network of experienced volunteer investigators across the U.S. and Canada who use various methods to determine the credibility of reports. They spend a great deal of time and effort sorting through and investigating sighting reports to determine which are credible enough to display to the public. None of the modern reports in the BFRO's online database are made public without investigation. 

Photo: Appleby, Matt