Monday, April 6, 2015

Breaking News! The 2015 Honobia Bigfoot Conference Speakers

This year's (2015) Honobia Bigfoot Conference Speakers have been announced by the Honobia Bigfoot Club and the Honobia Bigfoot Conference Committee. (Not in any order) They are:

Harvey Pratt-
Harvey Phillip Pratt is an American forensic artist and Native American artist, who has worked for over forty years in law enforcement, completing thousands of composite drawings and hundreds of soft tissue postmortem reconstructions. To this end, his work has assisted in thousands of arrests and hundreds of identification of unidentified human remains throughout America. His expertise in witness description drawing, skull reconstruction, skull tracing, age progression, soft tissue postmortem drawing and restoration of photographs and videos have aided law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally. Pratt also assists investigations though training classes, besides lecturing before universities, colleges, schools and civic groups.
Pratt began his career with Oklahoma's Midwest City Police Department in 1965, where, as a police officer, he completed his first composite drawing that resulted in an arrest and conviction. He joined the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in 1972 as a narcotics investigator and retired in 1992 as an Assistant Director. He is now employed with the agency as a full-time forensic specialist.
Pratt's forensic expertise has contributed to many high-profile cases: The Green River Killer (Gary Ridgeway), Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders (Gene Leroy Hart), Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, Bobby Joe Long, The I-5 Killer (Randall Woodfield), Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot, Tommy Lynn Sells, World Trade Center 1993 bombings, Ted Bundy, Sirloin Stockade Murders (Roger Dale Stafford, Verna Stafford and Harold Stafford), Joe Fischer, Roger Wheeler murder, the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Donald Eugene Webb, Oklahoma State Fair Abducted Girls (Roy Russell Long), and Randolph Dial.
In the mid 1980s, Pratt developed the soft tissue postmortem drawing method. Using this method, the forensic artist draws or paints on the photograph of a victim to repair tissue damage or decomposition. The drawing repairs the trauma to the victim so that the final image will be more presentable when asking for law enforcement's or the public's assistance in identification.

Both Harvey and David have spoken at Honobia multiple times in the past together. This surely will be a treat to hear them again.

Scott Nelson-

Scott Nelson retired from the Navy after a 17-year career as a crypto-linguist, intercepting Russian communications and decoding them. Currently, he is a professor at Wentworth College in Missouri.
"Because of what I did in the Navy, spending years and several thousand hours speeding the human voice up and slowing it down, I could just detect language in those vocalizations," he said.
The vocalizations were captured on audiotape in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains by a group of hunters in the early 70s. Nelson came across them a few years ago while helping his son write a paper on Bigfoot.
"I said, 'Stevie there's language here.' He said, 'Dad, how can that be? It sounds like a bunch of apes fighting to me.' I said, 'We have to slow it down, like dad used to do in the Navy.'"
When that happened, Nelson said he instantly knew three things about the sounds he was hearing. No. 1, he was hearing a language; No. 2, it was not human; and No. 3, it was not fake.
It was at that point Nelson became a Bigfoot believer and researcher

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Ron Morehead

Ron Morehead is an ‘adventurist’; a positive ‘someone’ who loves life, but often lives it on the edge. As a SCUBA diver, he swam with the hammerhead sharks, has been filmed in Mexico’s Pacific Ocean riding the backs of giant manta rays, and been a safety diver for the filming of Right whales in Patagonia.
As a private pilot, Ron has flown his own aircraft from the Alaskan bush to the Costa Rican jungle. Besides travelling to the ancient Mayan civilizations in the Yucatan, he has also flown into a remote jungle area of Chiapas (Southern Mexico) on an anonymous Mayan discovery expedition. What he saw was thought to be one of the last remaining strong-holds of the Mayan people. He has ventured into Western Nepal’s Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve to help assess the tiger population, explored the jungles of Bardiya on elephants, and been in the wilderness of Siberia looking for evidence of the Russian Yeti. He has made two trips in South America exploring the enigmatic structures and the non-human remains of the pre-Inca people.
Over the years Ron has been interviewed by several radio programs and has been televised by the BBC and other learning channels. He was a guest speaker at the Darwin Museum in Moscow (Russia) and for years he has given presentations at symposiums and conferences about his Bigfoot/Sasquatch experiences. He has openly shared his knowledge and accounts with others. His book, “Voices in the Wilderness,” chronicles his 40 years of researching the enigma. Besides his book, he has produced two CDs with actual Bigfoot vocalizations, focusing on the interaction he and others had with these forest giants.

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 This year's conference them is Tribal customs and traditional beliefs surrounding Sasquatch.

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 Dr. Samuel “Webb” Sentell is a neuropsychologist with a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has been a principal as well as co-author on refereed scientific publications in the area of animal behavior. When not in his Shreveport, Louisiana, clinic, he can often be found on a mule or in a canoe exploring habitats where anomalous, large, hair-covered hominoids have been reported. He particularly concentrates on research in the area known as the Big Piney Woods, which ranges from Fouke, Arkansas, through northern Louisiana and east Texas down to the Big Thicket area. Webb makes numerous regular excursions to locations of reported Sasquatch sightings or encounters. He is reasonably fluent in Haitian Creole and participates with his wife, Rev. Beth Sentell, in missionary work in Haiti through Living Waters for the World, Haiti Education Foundation and Solar Under the Sun. He has been an adjunct professor of psychology at Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University-Shreveport, as well as a gratis clinical professor at LSU Med Center in Shreveport. He can be reached via e-mail at

Storytelling has always been a big hit with everyone. Do not miss this year's storytelling both Friday and Saturday night at Sundown. Storytelling will be led by Honobia Conference staff member Troy Hudson.
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Honobia Bigfoot Conference is under the leadership of Farlan Huff veteran Bigfoot Field Researcher and the Founder of bringing Bigfoot into the Bigfoot Conference.
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Insert: Troy Hudson, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and Farlan Huff at last year's conference (2014)
NEWS UPDATE: The Festival portion will run from the 2nd til the 4th 2015


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