Background to BIGFOOT in the US South and the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization
According to locals, Bigfoot is alive and well in the Southern US states- and it's not friendly. Here, 8 to 10 ft monsters are killing farm animals, pets and terrorizing people in their rural homes. There is true fear in these communities and Killing Bigfoot features the dangerous missions of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Organization (the oldest Bigfoot research group in the country) who is determined to stop these "nuisance Bigfoot" from attacking people's homes and property. Included in the GCBRO mission, is the task of "harvesting a specimen"- one rogue male will be taken to prove once and for all to science, that these creatures exist. DNA evidence is unreliable, photographic evidence in the digital age is no longer proof and according to the GCBRO and Smithsonian Natural History Museum- the only way to prove the existence of new species that cannot be found or taken alive- is through a "voucher specimen" : a dead body on the table to provide definitive proof. Locating and Bagging a Bigfoot will not be easy for this team of seasoned hunters: professionals from the armed forces, police and fields of geology, computer tech and engineering. At times the chase will get downright crazy- as the men must travel through thick brush- which tears at their skin, while venomous snakes are underfoot, dangerous wild hogs on the loose and a massive creature ever present: BIGFOOT- which does its best to hide and elude them at every turn.
"We’re not believers, we’re knowers. A believer thinks that
there’s a Bigfoot. We know there’s a Bigfoot."
"Let one of them come to your house and kill one
of your family dog, terrorize your children!"
"You want to be a bad ass, come see us,
cuz we are the bad asses."
With a background in management in several different businesses, across the US, Jim has been hunting Bigfoot for the last 20 years. He is one of the co-founders of Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization. His experience as a soldier in Vietnam has left him with a sense of discipline and authority. At the GCBRO, he is the Alpha Dog of the pack. He keeps the hunters in line on the hunts and on the stakeouts and manages gun safety. No one goes out with a loaded weapon that he doesn’t know about- he maintains a strict code of gun safety on all hunts. He is head of investigations and has spent months on end in the back woods of Louisiana and Texas. He first encountered Bigfoot at one of his son’s deer feeders and witnessed it take off on all fours. That was the moment he was called to the cause of hunting Bigfoot. He has seen 3 toed, 4 toed and 5 toed Bigfoot tracks and believes in-breeding is going on- making the 3 toed Bigfoot less intelligent than others. He says Bigfoot in the East Texas- Louisiana corridor move bipedally but when pressed, will take off and run on all fours. Jim says the GCBRO shot a Bigfoot- wounding it, 10 years ago. Blood samples were sent in- testing positive as belonging to the Great Ape family. He takes his son Jake out on hunts and investigations and they are united by one goal--to hunt and kill a Bigfoot for science.
“You can see something has been going in and out through here…stay right out of sight…sit here and watch their house. You know,
planning its next move.”
Our area down here is perfect. It’s a tropical climate. I mean, it’s, it’s what you would expect if you was looking for some type of unknown, unclassified primate.
Bobby has been driven to find Bigfoot ever since his childhood when one appeared at his bedroom window in his home in Texas. He’s had other BF encounters since, but knows that the only way the public and scientists will believe- is when they see a BF body on the slab. In the 1990’s, Bobby’s natural physical prowess landed him in the wrestling ring as a young man; but later pursued his corporate-engineering career rather than living on the wrestling circuit. He is a mechanical-tech specialist with an engineering degree. Now as the founder of GCBRO, he has a group of like-minded men who want to pursue Bigfoot to prove to science and the world that it exists. GCBRO is the oldest Bigfoot investigative team in America..going back over 20 years. His team regularly goes out hunting and investigate Bigfoot sightings. Bobby believes it is just a matter of time before they bag a Bigfoot. Bobby has been a Woodsman since he was a boy and killed his first deer at the age of eight! He's not afraid of anything and manages to stay cool even when he has Bigfoot in his sight.
"GCBRO always imitated, never duplicated.
I’m a very tender-hearted person. And why I see somebody getting upset, you know, she was shaking. And he was sitting there just in disbelief…and things like that, that just always bugged me, when somebody is visibly distressed. And I know there’s something I can do about it."
Don spent 9 years in the Army National Guard as a helicopter mechanic, but has also trained and become proficient in all aspects of combat, hand to hand and weapons training. Don’s a licensed surveyor with an engineering degree and currently runs his own Civil Engineering firm. He has a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do and teaches young kids self-defense and self-esteem through the martial arts. Don had a Bigfoot encounter as a 12 year old boy- he and a young hunting buddy were out in the woods, when their dog took off. Chasing the dog, they came across the freshly killed shaking body of a hog; when they looked up the tree beside it- they saw the hogs rib bone stuck into the tree : something had smashed the hog 12 ft in the air, into the tree- and killed it. Following the barking dog- they saw a large ape-like creature (Bigfoot) walking away in a river bottom area, below them. That encounter has driven Don to find the creature, over the last 12 years of Bigfoot Research.
"One needs to be shot, to examine it, and then we can talk about what we need to do to protect them. "
An Electronics Surveillance expert and Computer IT Specialist: Barry "Bear" is a life-long hunter, Barry has been with the GCBRO for several years now: to find out the truth about the existence of Bigfoot. As a boy, he too had a childhood encounter with one of the creatures. He believes shooting one is the only way to get scientists to believe in the existence of Bigfoot.
"I wish we wouldn’t have to harvest any of them. If we gotta put one down to show all the rest of them to stay away from folks, and we’ll have to."
"This area round the Sabine River is, is full of monsters… Bigfoot. Back down in there in them swamps, they’re there. People see them all the time, they just don’t want to talk about it."
"Thing is if we can just change their (Bigfoot) mind even, we might not kill the creature. But if we can teach him to leave these good folks alone to where they can enjoy their land, each their own."
Rogan is a professional (deceased) body-removal specialist and works with Coroner’s offices, police forces and hospitals across the state. He’s a lifelong hunter, who’s had enough peculiar sightings and sound experiences in the woods- to know that something strange is going on: Bigfoot may be on the loose. He will be 100% convinced, when he sees a dead body of a Bigfoot in front of him. He feels that DNA evidence has too many variables, too many things to go wrong- like contamination by human or other animals. So he’s a strong advocate of Killing Bigfoot, to prove to science that it exists. He also feels any nuisance Bigfoot- like those reported by eye-witnesses – attacking or killing their farm animals, must be put down. With a background as Prison Guard and in the National Guard- Rogan brings discipline and military bearing to the hunt for Bigfoot. Currently he works as a body-removal specialist, for: Coroner’s offices, police forces and hospitals across the state. He’s a lifelong hunter, who’s had enough peculiar sightings and sound experiences in the woods- to know that something strange is going on: Bigfoot may be on the loose. He will be 100% convinced, when he sees a dead body of a Bigfoot in front of him. He feels that DNA evidence has too many variables, too many things to go wrong- like contamination by human or other animals. So he’s a strong advocate of Killing Bigfoot, to prove to science that it exists. He also feels any nuisance Bigfoot- like those reported by eye-witnesses –
attacking or killing their farm animals, must be put down.
"For me, whenever we get a call, it’s – if we’re successful, it gives you that satisfaction that you’ve made someone else’s life a lot more bearable and tolerable. They don’t have to worry about their children going out to play in the backyard and disappearing. Or having their pets that are part of the family killed and mutilated."
Bob had a lifelong interest in Bigfoot and other paranormal activities but after moving to Northern California this fascination increased after working in the Law Enforcement field. As a cop, Bob met families who were camping in campgrounds and ran into the Police Headquarters to file reports of large hairy creatures chasing them out of their tents at night. Then after living in the area for a while and gaining the trust of local loggers and woodsman, Bob realized these were not just sporadic incidents but many people were in fact sighting Bigfoot creatures; they kept it to themselves for fear of losing their jobs. Bob spent days at a time in the woods of Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama County’s on many SAR missions for over 12 years before moving to Central and then Southern CA. As a Wilderness SAR Dog Handler he and his team worked mainly at night and on numerous occasions had unexplained activity in which his SAR Dog would just stop working and stare out into the darkness growling. This was not normal for a highly trained dog: since during past bear or mountain lion encounters, the dog would stand behind him as they had been trained to show no aggression to wildlife. Clearly, during these other encounters (possible Bigfoot) she smelled something she could not identify and so was naturally fearful. After moving to South Eastern CA along the Colorado River Bob read about numerous reports from that area and then after retirement from Law Enforcement and moving to Georgia, he joined GCBRO. Here he continued to investigate the BF phenomenon, and spent much time at the famed Monster Central in East Texas. Here, he and the team heard unusual vocalizations, found many Bigfoot tracks, shelters. Bob also had a visual sighting of a large ape-like creature that crossed the trail in front of him and the GCBRO team, just after dark. Today, he spends many weeks each year investigating reports of these creatures within Alabama and Georgia: he continues to have encounters and hear the unusual Bionic Bird whistles- the GCBRO believes Bigfoot makes.
"I grew up in this area hunting the Sabine River bottoms. And I mean, there’s just thousands of reports of …these Bigfoot being down here."
"I know it’s a Bigfoot. Without a doubt in my mind, I know that it is a primate, a North American primate out there. That has a thought process, that is very smart, that has been able to elude
people for many, many years."
Co-Founder- Jim Lansdale's son.
A University grad, now working on his MASTERS DEGREE, Jake has been hunting Bigfoot with his dad since he was a boy. An expert hunter and woodsman, he says Bigfoot used to growl and screech at him, when he was in the woods. He was with his dad for their first BF encounter: when Jim spotted the Bigfoot eating out of one of their Deer Feeders. He knows these Creatures are real…and recognizes there are many types of Bigfoot here in America and worldwide. He has identified several different Bigfoot calls, even answering them: including the “bionic bird” frequently heard by him and others in the GCBRO.
"When these things come to your house, where you go? You have no where, you have no sanctuary, you have no where to go."
"Well these old building like this, I personally have jumped a sasquatch out of an old abandoned building. I know my brother has and we know other people that have as well."
Michael, "TIMBER": Having worked for over 20 years, as a Medical Lab Technician for the VA, Timber brings his unique skills, every time GCBRO looks for clues: tracks, handprints, possible blood or hair samples. Timber has had direct experience with Bigfoot attacking his home and family and understands the psychology of these monsters.
"If we don’t drop a monster tonight or the next night, at least maybe we’ll get these things back from the house and give them a
little bit of peace of mind"
A professional machinist, and life long hunter- Ken spotted a huge human-like footprint in the forest several years ago, and he’s been seeking an explanation ever since. Spotting that giant print, sent shivers down his spine and he went on the web looking for answers: he found the GCBRO’s website and decided to give them a call. He’s since heard sounds in the woods- and even the Bionic Bird call of the creatures. Now a regular member of the team, he’s not 100% convinced in the existence of Bigfoot- but through their research, encounters and even a dead body- wants to convince himself and the world that they really exist.
"I think it’s time that we call the rest of the GCBRO in. That way they can do a little bit more investigation and they can strategically plan on a hunt to eradicate this creature."
"Well we have done our research with these things, and they (Bigfoot) are known to mimic animals…I’ve even heard of them mimicking a baby crying, to try and you know… lure them (humans) out of the house."
Brandi Hamilton (daughter of GCBRO founder Bobby) has been hunting in the woods with her dad, since she was a young girl. She’s also grown up around her Dad’s research into Bigfoot- and has heard Bigfoot sounds and had other experiences from a young age. Brandi is currently planning a career in medicine and is attending University.