At present (Sunday, September 18, 2011) the cast of the Animal Planet TV series "Finding Bigfoot" are investigating bigfoot/sasquatch sightings in the surprisingly squatchy state of Rhode Island. We could use some help in this regard.
People outside Rhode Island can assist us over the next 24 hours with emails and phone calls to radio stations in Rhode Island (see instructions below). Messages should be sent to the DJ's asking them to mention a bigfoot meeting in East Greenwhich on Monday night. (Click here for radio station contact info.)
The BFRO is holding a free open town hall meeting for people to share their Rhode Island bigfoot information (sometimes called "Big Rhody"). We'd really like to speak with eye-witnesses who have not contacted us before. Anyone with reliable second-hand information is welcome also.
After spending a few days and nights in RI, we're guessing that there are many more witnesses in RI than we previously knew about. It's a surprisingly squatchy place. Virtually all of the human attention is directed at the spectacular bays and inlets. Consequently the vast inland swamps and forests are relieved from a lot of human reactional traffic.
There are hundreds of thousands of acres near the Conneticuit border that were farmlands 100 years ago. Most of those farmlands have reverted back to thick, wet, tangled Atlantic coastal forest. Those strips of forest are fully loaded with large, white-oak-fed deer. The vast, forgotten CT/RI border zone criss-crossed by county roads that bear the stains of continuous road kill carnage. In other words, these are very healthy, productive forests on the west side of Rhode Island. These forests are supporting and protecting a whole lot of wildlife. The forests and wildlife could easily support and conceal a few dozen nomadic apex predators like bigfoots.
We'd like to meet more witnesses from this state, so we're asking people to help us get the word out about the meeting on Monday night. These open meetings seems to be the best way to collect a lot of information in one swoop. Please contact radio stations in Rhode Island via email or phone to let them know about a bigfoot-related town hall meeting this Monday night. See links below for radio station contact info. Read on til them.
The meeting is scheduled for
Monday September 19 at 6:30 pm
The City Hall for historic East Greenwich, south of Providence.
Free parking nearby.
For years it seemed there were no sightings in three states: Rhode Island, Delaware and Hawaii. Eventually the BFRO received some credible reports from Rhode Island, and then from Delaware, leaving Hawaii with the distinction of having no credible sightings.
The human population is concentrated around Providence and other towns on the perimeter of huge ocean inlets that define Rhode Island as "The Ocean State." These spectacular inlets and bays attract all of the tourist attention and most of the recreational attention of Rhode Islanders. Consequently, there are many tracts of protected public lands and state parks that are generally bypassed by out-of-state tourists and virtually ignored by the local population ... because there is so much more gravity pulling them to the coastal zones.
Of the two zones with clusters of sightings -- NW & SW -- the southwest zone has the larger number of sightings, including many unpublished reports that we did not previously know about. That could be due to the larger number of people using the forests in the southwest, or it could be due to a larger amount of bigfoots in that zone.
Precipitation data shows a pattern that is familiar to bigfoot researchers in Western states: There's a correlation between rainfall patterns and sightings. In this case the reports in the southwest zone occur in the area of greater precipitation, and in the watershed south of that area.
Here is a list of radio stations in Rhode Island, including links to the web pages for those stations (click here). Please go to those web sites and look for the "Contact Us" pages within those sites to find phone numbers and email addresses.
The primary radio people to alert are the jocks for the two major radio stations with drive-time morning shows: 94 HJY (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and the folks at 92 Pro FM (see contact list).
If the radio hosts would like to speak with someone about the meeting, they can contact us at the following phone number: 949-278-6403.