Matt Moneymaker to appear at Pleasant Hill Lake Park’s Bigfoot Event This Fall

March 1, 2022

Perrysville, OH — A new event at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) Pleasant Hill Lake Park is coming this fall! Seekers of Bigfoot (aka sasquatch, Grassman, Yeti, etc.) should mark their calendars for September 9 - 11, 2022 to attend Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend. Matt Moneymaker, Founder and President of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and co-host of "Finding Bigfoot'' on Animal Planet Channel will host a VIP dinner and Townhall event.

“The weekend will kick off with a VIP dinner and presentation by Moneymaker on Friday, September 9, along with a guided Bigfoot hike and movie under the stars” says Louis Andres, Program Specialist at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. “Saturday’s activities will include a Community Townhall with Moneymaker, guided pontoon tours, and survival skills activities, to name a few. A nighttime thermal drone search will also be broadcast Saturday night to survey for large mammal targets -- coyotes, deer, sasquatches, etc. -- assisted by ground spotters with handheld thermal imagers.”

Ohio ranks 5th in United States with over 318 BFRO reported sightings. Locally, Ashland County has nine reported sightings and Richland County has four reported encounters. The most recent sightings were in Ashland County at Mohican State Park on June 18, 2021, and another Class A sighting occurring at Pleasant Hill Lake Park primitive camp area on August 18, 2020, according to the BFRO website.

The weekend will feature family-friendly events, food trucks, and a Movie at the Lake. Additionally, the primitive camping area, which is now closed to the public, will be open for an exclusive camping experience during the event. Advance reservations are required for the primitive camping and some of the scheduled events and can be purchased online at  

About BRFO

The BFRO site is the only collection of bigfoot reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility. The BFRO has a large network of experienced volunteer investigators across the U.S. and Canada who use various methods to determine the credibility of reports. They spend a great deal of time and effort sorting through and investigating sighting reports to determine which are credible enough to display to the public. None of the modern reports in the BFRO's online database are made public without investigation. 

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