Happy National Sasquatch Awareness Day


In the pantheon of odd and obscure holidays, October 20th stands out as a date which may be of particular interest to paranormal enthusiasts as it happens to be National Sasquatch Awareness Day. The concept was first proposed back in 2009 by way of a Change.org petition, presumably meant to mark the anniversary of the filming of the iconic Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film on October 20th, 1967. Although the idea initially received middling support online, it has since slowly grown over time, not unlike the legend of Bigfoot itself.

This year, the burgeoning holiday caught the attention of Oregon television station KPTV, who dispatched reporter Joe Vithayathil to The North American Bigfoot Center which is located in the ironically named city of Boring and helmed by 'Finding Bigfoot' star Cliff Barackman. Reflecting on the impact of the Patterson-Gimlin movie, he mused that the footage was "the best and the first footage obtained of a Sasquatch and its one of the only ones that holds up to that level even now."

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.