William A. Barnes, founder of The Falcon Project
An artist's rendering of the completed Aurora airship
Idaho State University anthropologist Dr. Jeff Meldrum, with the cast of a footprint attributed to you-know-who
Casts of what could be Bigfoot footprints (Image: Dr. Jeff Meldrum)
Fifteen years ago, Utah-based prospector William A. Barnes was on a solo gold-dredging expedition in the wilds of Northern California. One night, he heard something disturbing the rocks in the canyon above his campsite. He proceeded to watch as that indistinct “something” came trudging downhill, until it stood only about three feet (0.9 meters) from his tent. At that point, upon seeing its size, shape, and profile against the brightly-moonlit quartz hillside, he became a firm believer in the legendary creature commonly referred to as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. In the years since, he has become obsessed with researching the animals. Now, as the founder of The Falcon Project, he hopes to prove their existence once and for all – with the help of a state-of-the-art remote-control camera-equipped airship.
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