This Blog was created to provide the latest information about the Original Honobia Bigfoot Conference (2017) to be held at the Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission Campgrounds in Honobia, Oklahoma on the weekend of October 6th and 7th, 2017
This fall several will travel across the country and from oversees to attend the Kiamichi Mountains Adventures 2017 Fall Field Expeditions in SE Oklahoma. The dates are filling up fast, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact dates and expedition fees.
October: (Booked Full) November: Slots Open December: Slots Open
March: No Dates as of yet April: No Dates as of yet
The Honobia Bigfoot School Scholarship committee has partnered with the Chahta Foundation to offer more scholarships to area students. The Chahta Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Choctaws achieve higher levels of education. This has expanded the Honobia Bigfoot Scholarships greatly. This year's scholarship winners are seen below:
(Battiest High School are Holly Young and Nakia Leal)
(Stephen Kinsey, Honobia Bigfoot Scholarship presenting)
(Talihina High School are Domnic Shedd and Mackenzie Green)
(Buffalo Valley High School are Nick Knowles and Garrett Pinkey)
(Stephen Kinsey, Honobia Bigfoot Scholarship Presenting)
(Clayton High School are Sadie Garrison and Bobbie Kirkland)
(Smithville High School are Lexie Burcham and Elijah Brown)
Special Thank You to Stephen Kinsey for his timeless devotion to the Bigfoot School Scholarship program, he has done a outstanding job making sure these students obtain financial support for the future.
Every year people come from all over the US to get their once in a lifetime experience here within the Kiamichi Mountains of SE Oklahoma hoping to catch a glimpse of the most elusive folklore legend of all time. Surprising enough some do, and most leave with more than what they expected to see and hear. This year started out with unexpected trip of young ladies from far east Texas and Louisiana. They were on their own Sasquatch expedition to celebrate one of their own's birthday. They were staying in a cabin near Smithville, Ok just east of Honobia. They were told to go over to Honobia and go to Christ 40 Acres there is someone over there that gives tours. They traveled over to Honobia that same day and came across the employees at Honobia Creek Store, they told the ladies to go on up to Christ 40 and ask for Troy, he is up there today.
Troy Hudson has been leading field expeditions within the Kiamichi mountains for more than 10 years, he works part time at Christ 40 (Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission) he takes care of the safety and security program for KMCM. Through the spring and early fall he leads Bigfoot expeditions that has yielded more than half of the people that have attended their own experiences that leaves them wanting more.
Well the ladies drove up to the mission and just happened that Troy was on property that day and met with the young ladies. Troy learned that they were from Texas and Louisiana and were there for the weekend having their own expedition. He invited them out for the night and told them what to wear and bring to make their night more comfortable. The ladies departed for their cabin with excitement and anticipation of what was going to happen when they hit the woods. They returned (all 6 of them) dressed for action, they were transported to an area away from the property where they were given a briefing on what to look for, what to listen for and what to expect and not to expect. Notice: not all the expedition tactics and techniques are shared openly, if and when you attend one of these expeditions you will find why they do not share these openly.
Through the evening several ladies observed extremely large man like shadows on top of the ridge walking back and forth, several others observed similar shadows near the base camp rocking back and forth between the trees. One young lady's chair was hit with a small twig that was thrown horizontal across a small opening just after another young lady observed movement in the trees just 40 yards away. Eyeshine was the hit of the night, everyone had the chance to see eyeshine at various times and locations in relation to base camp. One young lady got the rare opportunity to watch a small child like figure along with a larger figure move about just 50 yards from her for little over 10 minutes, she described that she at one moment could see a light colored area of its face on the small figure, she said that it was so fast that all she could see was bridge of a nose and both eyes. She was so amazed she couldn't stop talking about it.
Some people reading this may think its all a put on to get more people to attend, well remember this was a "chance" that Troy was going to be at the mission and no one knew these ladies were coming, this expedition was put together in hours, so no way for anyone to plan to be at the site to hoax or fool anyone, the other KMCM staff that is usually are on site were attending an event more than 25 miles away, so only ones that knew and were on site were the ladies and Troy. The night ended when everyone arrived back to their vehicles. However this is just the beginning for these ladies, they traveled to SE Oklahoma to celebrate a birthday and hoping to have their own expedition, well they came to SE Oklahoma and got more than they expected.
Note: The expedition leader (Troy) is not always at KMCM, so thinking of driving down hoping to get a expedition the same weekend is a gamble, what happened with these ladies may have been by design from the Lord above, who knows, if you wish to learn more and or get dates for future expeditions contact: email@example.com
In the summer of 2016 the tribal liaison for the Sasquatch Genome Project (SGP) was contacted by a tribal citizen that lives in Delaware County, Oklahoma and invited him to talk with some of the citizens in the area about all the Bigfoot activity they been having for years. It was decided that a small portion of the project team would travel to Delaware County to visit with some of the citizens and conduct a town hall meeting. December 10, 2016 was chosen and the location for it to be held was the Delaware County Public Library in Jay, Oklahoma.
On December 9th, 2016 several members of the SGP Field Research and Investigation team arrived and met with several citizens, the team learned that there have been Bigfoot activity in the area for many generations. Some report that some local residents have experience some rather negative behavior by the Bigfoots in the area. In more detail they are saying that some local homes are being visited by something that throws rocks at the home, walks on the deck or porch of the home, slaps the side of the home and stands outside and screams so loud that it can be heard over the TV. Some residents have expressed their concern that they are saying some do live in fear and some have no where to turn for help. Of course you could speculate that when law enforcement is called, it is not such priority that patrol officers drop everything to respond to "Bigfoot throwing rocks at my house" who would they call that would get proper response and not laugh at the home owner.
Members of the Sasquatch Genome Project that are also members of the Honobia Bigfoot Conference staff have spent countless hours responding to calls such as this, several members have investigated numerous reports such as these all over Oklahoma and North Texas.
On December 10, 2016 the SGP were on hand at the Delaware County Public Library where little more than 140 people attended, presentation was given by the tribal liaison and field investigator Troy Hudson, brief history and current status of the Sasquatch DNA project was given, along with long-term investigative information that comes from tribal folklore and customs was also heard.
There has been an overwhelming request from some of the people in the community of Delaware County that members of the SGP have been invited back and will continue to work with the citizens of the community to better understand what people are experiencing and possibly come to a mutual agreement on how to handle what is going on.
The first fall 2016 field expeditions got under way the last of October with one heck of a weekend. There were little over 10 people in attendance.
The first night was absolutely unbelievable even by the expedition's guide's expectations. The group traveled to their destination and within minutes there were sounds that most could not identify as to what animal or "thing" were making the sounds. One person reported seeing what he described as a small red light within meters of the base camp's position. The group split into several small 2-3 person teams to travel the cleared paths in the woods nearby the base camp to see what was roaming in the woods. Note: the group travels to these areas via 4 wheelers and side-by-side ATVs for ease and to scare away most critters. It is easier to identify sounds in the woods as to what is not making the sounds specially if the deer and other small varmints are scared off by the sounds of people in the woods. Typically most depart the area to leave only the expedition attendees and "visitors" creeping through the woods.
About an hour into it, just about everyone in the group reported seeing large up-right "man-like" figures approaching from various directions, one small group was charged at from estimated distance of about 10-12 feet, it was bi-pedal and moved very quickly, it moved off to the side of the group and remained there for some time. Several other group members said the could see head and shoulders about 7 feet off the ground in the same spot as to where the sound had stopped moving. Two hours later several small groups were attempting to find each other in the rather dense forest. One two man team was charged again by something very large and bi-pedal this time it moved to within feet of them and again moved off to the side and stopped.
The nigh finished in array of sounds, whoops, screams, and whistles, even one sound veteran expedition guides were unable to label as to what it was or what made the sound.
The second night was just as impressive as the first, all though no "bluff-charges" as some call it, but the night was filled with audio sounds both far and near, eye shine was the highlight of the night, rock throwing as something was hitting the top of a old well building near by causing some to jump from the rather quite to "bam" as rain of rocks fell. Two members were lucky enough to see several small up-right figures just yards away moving about in the woods. Husband and wife team observed very large figure with eye shine move away from them, estimated to be little less than 15-20 yards away.
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This year (2016) the organizers and volunteers out done themselves at Honobia Bigfoot Conference and Festival. Last year we researched the numbers and it sat with just over 2,900 people in attendance for both days. This year it was little harder to try and capture the attendance with the return of the Choctaw Bigfoot 5K Run. There was just over 800 + registered to run, the totals are not in yet, but some involved in the race gave a mental picture of more than 700. The attendance in the conference portion was well over last year's numbers, so far the organizers of the festival and conference are reporting numbers well into the high 3,800s if not just over 4,000 in attendance. We will post soon as everything is confirmed.
Soon as more information is available we will post, enjoy some of the pics from the event.
Everyone is excited, the 2016 Honobia Bigfoot Conference and Festival is just around the corner. This year plans to be one the best, for more information log onto http://www.honobiabigfoot.com/
for more information. Hope to see you there!
Weather: Clear and sunny during the day
Fair and little moon at night
This particular expedition was attended by several 2nd and 3rd timers. One group traveled from northern Oklahoma to attend their first expedition.
First night was the new attendees getting familiar with the area, breaking the group down into smaller groups of 5 and 6 members in each, several members of one group heard large footsteps walking just to the side of them in the heavy under brush. They also reported heavy breathing and a "huffing" sound as if something very large was breathing out its mouth.
During the same time frame the other group was just over 100 yards away and had one rock thrown at the feet of one member and two others observed something (5'6 or 5'9) cross a small path of to the side of the group. They also reported hearing footsteps all around their location.
The rest of the night was spent trying to discern what was either owl calls or vocalizations of something running through the woods.
Second night was at a different location, very little occurred in the beginning upon arrival, however just after one member made a vocalization there was repeated return calls similar to the one made by the expedition member. Several rocks were thrown near two of the members, one said he saw "something big squat down and crawl away" he said it was little over 80 yards away in some high grass near the tree line that the rocks appeared to have been thrown from.
The rest of the night was filled with rocks being thrown at several other members (very small rocks), the location where this had taken place was a stretch of dirt road along a creek, no trees over the road and large open field between the tree line and the members. Several spent most of the night attempting to explain the rocks, they couldn't wrap their minds around something throwing small pebble size rocks more than 100 yards with great accuracy.
It wasn't till all returned to the base camp that the night was well worth the trip for some. After arriving some stayed outside and built a fire and others went in for the night. The next morning it was learned that the ones staying up late observed one large upright man like figure cross a barbed wire fence and walk behind one of the structures on the base camp property. The distance was examined the next morning and estimated 200 yards away. There was some light from a distance structure that help illuminate the area making it little easier to see. The member described the figure as extremely large and with the help of the side of the structure's window ledge it was estimated to be 9 feet tall. They said it never showed it's self again after they saw it walk behind the structure.
Final Notes: All in all a very good expedition, some walked away believers and some walked away wanting to come back next year.
(Insert: Very large rock stack discovered in a remote area of Honobia valley)
It has been slow uploading sighting reports and posting information about the Honobia Conference. Sorry for that, we have been very busy, we are in the process of attending meetings with some organizations (we will announce later) to further the Honobia Bigfoot School Scholarship program.
It has always been a vision of Tom Hefner (Inspirational leader of the scholarship program) to extend the scholarships out into other school districts. Very soon members of the scholarship board will be meeting with a very large government entity to expand the scholarships. We will post the story soon as it becomes available.
Coal County, Oklahoma maybe getting their own Bigfoot conference and festival next year (2017) it is being discussed with numerous interested parties that it is very possible that in March of next year the Coal County area may have their very own conference, festival, and school scholarship programs. These events will not be in competition with Honobia, it will only benefit each other in the future. More information will be coming down the road soon as certain business developments have taken place.
The Kiamichi Mountains Adventures (Bigfoot Expeditions) are ready to start their fall expeditions, contact: email@example.com