June 1-4 (Thurs. - Sun.)
BFRO organizers bring expedition participants to areas where
they will have encounters with Bigfoots at night. The odds of
success depend on their selection of locations, among other
Selecting the best locations depends upon
sighting/encounter information -- the more, the better -- so the
BFRO selects organizers who have the most information in a given
state, and who have experience organizing trips there.
The most active and experienced
bigfoot investigator in Connecticut is Mike Young. He will be
leading this trip in June.
The "Finding Bigfoot" team shot an
episode in Connecticut around 10 years ago with the help of some local
BFRO investigators. That was the first effort resembling a bigfoot
expedition in the history of the state. Among other things the team
investigated a shakey video clip that likely captured a few seconds of a
bigfoot fleeing into a forest.
There have been a few small groups
of BFRO people who have checked out one or two spots in CT overnight, but
this trip in June 2023 will be historic because it will be the first
sizeable bigfoot expedition in Connecticut ever organized.
in Connecticut ?? Oh yes.
The cast of Finding Bigfoot all come
from the Pacific Coast. On a map Connecticut (CT) seemed to them an
unlikely place for bigfoots to stay well hidden, but regular maps can be
very deceiving when it comes to showing how much open forest and remote
land there is within a state. Satellite images tell a more accurate story
than maps but they still don't speak to the landscape situation like a
backcounty tour for a few days.
Merely driving through the backcountry of CT is very eye-opening for
people from out west. The state has lots of undeveloped, protected land.
There are many mountains and forests and swamps and lakes and creeks. Much
of it is private land, which means even less human usage than state parks,
In the most remote and pristine zones there are lots of large
mammals, including bears and deer and even moose.
predators of deer in CT are coyotes and bobcats. The large number of deer
in CT provide a reliable protein staple for a larger predator species like
The deer population numbers over time tell an amazing
story of environmentail recovery in CT. Unregulated deer hunting from
about 1700 into the early 1900s reduced the herd to "just
a few deer." A little over 100 years later the deer
population has rebounded to over 100,000. Much of that increase
would be attributed to the return of forests that had been cut down, and
the increase in corn production which greatly affects deer population
firgures over time. A few deer would not have multiplied to over
100,000 in 100 years. Most of the early increase surely resulted from deer
migration from surrounding states like Massachusetts and New York.
There is definitely a history of encounter reports of bigfoots in CT
extending back over 100 years, but they weren't always called "bigfoots".
Here is a chronicle of those stories gathered by a rather citified
journalist who doesn't understand how unintelligent he sounds when he says
at the end of the article "Of course, like all good legends, there doesn’t
seem to be a preponderance of actual facts or evidence to bolster the
He states that after listing many
"actual facts" -- the actual facts that factual identified people in
Connecticut have claimed sightngs of the same type of animals.
does he mean "physical evidence" when he says "actual facts" ?
Apparently not because he refers to "actual facts or evidence".
Aside from "evidence" ... what type of "actual facts" would there be
beyond testimonies from witnesses ?? Hmm. The author is not terribly
bright nor objective but he manages to
collect many old stories about encounters with bigfoot type creatures,
and he mentions partiucular areas. For that we thank him.
expedition organizer will not be disclosing the target area of this
expedition to anyone except for the registered participants. Those people
will only find out the meeting place a week or so before the trip. If you
register for this trip you must be prepared to drive to any part of the
Mike Young is now taking registrations for this trip. You will be
put in touch with him if you follow the
instructions on the Frequently
Asked Questions page.
ATTN: YALE students who
have attended prior BFRO expeditions may attend this one for free.