Northern Michigan Being True To Itself by Martin Hogan
WWJ News Radio had a feature on last month’s UP Bigfoot Conference in Munising:
“We wanted to spread the news, basically, that bigfoot is real, a real thing and in Michigan — specifically the Upper Peninsula.”
That’s the message from Richard Meyer, founder and organizer of the Upper Peninsula Bigfoot/Sasquatch Research Organization (UPBSRO) and the UP Bigfoot Conference to be held this weekend.
…”We have footprints. We actually have some on display this weekend with us,” Meyer said. “People have had a what we call a Class A sighting, where they’ve seen Bigfoot right there in front of them.”
As far as just how many could be in the UP, Meyer said it’s hard to put a number on it. However he said they’ve had “multiple sightings,” including of family groups of anywhere from two to ten Bigfoots at once.
“There’s a breeding population of Bigfoots, for them to have been around as long as they are…So it’s more than one creature,” he said. “There’s males and females, old ones and young ones.”
Bigfoots have been spotted, he said, all across the U.P.. from Drummond Island to Ironwood, and from Copper County all the way down to Menominee.
Meyer said, historically, there have been Bigfoots in the Detroit area as well. “There’s sightings from Belle Isle back from before everything was developed, where they had Bigfoots on Belle Isle and they were crossing the (Detroit) river.”
Martin took this photo of a bigfoot feeder in Kalkaska County (a known Michigan Bigfoot hotspot) back in 2019. See more in his 2019 Summer Trip gallery on Flickr.
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