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 2024 Connecticut Bigfoot Expedition

June 6 - 9 (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 things.

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.

Mike led a BFRO expedition for the BFRO in June 2023. He selected a very good area in the Housatonic Watershed where he had heard about some incidents through his local contacts.

In short, there was sasquatch activity near the base camp on every night of the expedition.  He will be returning to the same area this year.

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, etc.


In the most remote and pristine zones there are lots of large mammals, including bears and deer and even moose.

The main 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 bigfoots.

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 Wildman’s existence."

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.

So 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 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.

The expedition organizer will not be disclosing the specific target area of this expedition to anyone except for the registered participants. Those people will find out the meeting place a week or so before the trip.

Mike is now taking registrations for this trip. He will waive the participation fee for students or faculty of Yale University who meet the regular requirements for any expedition (see FAQ page, linked below)  plus one additional requirement.

Yale students or faculty must have "blackout" tents.  These tents remain dark inside when the sun comes up. This is helpful for a few reasons specific to bigfoot field research. 

1) A blackout tent will enable to stay up very, very late in the field and then sleep in after the sun comes up, which is difficult and uncomfortable to do when the sun lights up a regular tent (even when it is zipped up).

2) You will be able to use your smartphone at night to monitor thermal cameras set up outside the tents via WIFI without making your tent light up like a Chinese lantern.  A black out tent blocks light passing through in both directions.

Blackout tents are not much more expensive than regular tents.  Your will be able to purchase a Coleman "Darkroom" blackout tent from REI with capacity up to six people for around $150.

 You will be put in touch with the organizer if you follow the instructions on the Frequently Asked Questions page.









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