At convention, Big Foot watchers mingle with UFO hunters
They are all perfectly normal people selling tapes, books, and posters as at any trade show or hotel conference. Nothing about them would make them stand out in a crowd. They are believers in God, in country, and in the paranormal.
Fred Salvage, who lives in Weirton, W.Va., is in charge of that state's Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the organization that collects data on sightings by interviewing people who have seen something unexplainable in the sky. It's a nationwide effort by the organization that reaps hundreds of thousands of reports each month. Salvage does his job, but his interest lies in finding proof of Big Foot in the wilds of his state. With its large sections of wooded and mountainous terrain and few residents, the state is probably good habitat for the large humanoid creatures, Salvage said.
"I have 60 plaster casts of footprints that belong to Big Foot.