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There is a lot of Bigfoot / Chautauqua County, NYS, USA Bigfoot Information on this page. Enjoy... Peter

Volunteers needed please for help Friday & Saturday of this Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Weekend. Free Tickets + Bells & Whistles.


Sponsors Wanted: Any donations are welcome please. List Your Business Here and at the Weekend's events. Bigfoot is a huge advertising tool for the right Entrepreneur. Contact Peter Wiemer - 716–789-3383.


Friday, October 23rd: Bigfoot Movie Night
Location: YMCA Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, New York

$ 5.00 per person
Parking $ 5.00 (it is a payroll intensive endeavor with limited parking).

Doors Open at 5:00 P.M.
Movies begin at 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

High Definition Quality Movies on a 70" Flat Screen TV
Mountain Devil - The Search for Frank Peterson
I've Seen Bigfoot

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Saturday, October 24th: The 4th Annual -
2015 Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo

will take place at the YMCA Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, New York.

Doors Open at 10:00 A.M.

Expo begins at 11 AM until 7:00 PM = Please Note New longer hours for the only Bigfoot conference in New York State...!

We will Have a Town Hall Meeting in the middle of Saturday's schedule to allow eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot Sighting to talk about their experience. Have You Seen a Bigfoot...? Eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot sighting (s) are encouraged to contact me prior to the Expo, so as to have each eyewitness who wishes to speak, properly documented = 716-789-3383. Exact Agenda coming soon...

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Adults $ 20.00
Children 16 and under $ 15.00
Parking $ 5.00
(it is a payroll intensive endeavor with limited parking).

All Pre-sale Tickets must accompany a signed release -



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Speakers 2015
Speakers 2015

Ken Gerhard is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field investigator for The Center for Fortean Zoology as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for several anomalous research organizations. He has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and even werewolves.

In addition to co-hosting the History Channel TV series Missing in Alaska, Ken has appeared in three episodes of the series Monster Quest and is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel), Unexplained Files (Science Channel), Paranatural (National Geographic), Weird or What? with William Shatner (Syfy), Ancient Aliens (History Channel), Monsters and Mysteries in America (Animal Planet), Ultimate Encounters (Tru TV), True Supernatural (Destination America), Monster Project (Nat Geo Wild) and Shipping Wars (A&E).


Steve Kulls from the Adirondacks here in New York State is the Founder/Director of Squatchdetective.com and the author of two books, Fifty Large and What Would Sasquatch Do? On January 1st, 2006 Steve launched a national branded siteSquatchdetective.com with a focus on

debunking hoaxes while extracting some gems of evidence in an often confused field. Steve originally entered the field thinking he would declare the topic of Bigfoot in reality a series of jokes, hoaxes or misidentifications, however came quickly to realize there was something to the Mystery.

In 2006 Steve had seen his first Sasquatch while in Texas and has had several other sightings to date, using his primate behavior models. Steve also is the Co-founder / Assistant Director and Demonologist of the Extreme Paranormal Encounter Response Team, located in Upstate

New York, since 2013 and a Paranormal Investigator since 2010. Steve has appeared on numerous local news programs around the country and national venues such as Fox and Friends, and interviewed in print in over 100 newspapers over the last ten years.

Steve has appeared on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, featured on several programs. Steve is a former Licensed Private Investigator, in New York, and retail investigator of 18 years and is the author of "50 Large:

The Real Story of the Georgia Bigfoot Hoax", and What Would Sasquatch Do?: Using Primate Behavior to validate the Bigfoot mystery.” Steve has been a speaker for us here at The Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo since our first in 2012 and is one of our New York State's authority on Bigfoots…


Paul Mateja: Paul Mateja has been actively involved with Bigfoot / Sasquatch research since 2004 and has personally investigated over 200 reports. He has attended or organized BFRO expeditions in New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Paul currently concentrates his investigations to western New York State and western and north-central Pennsylvania.

Paul is a network administrator and systems analyst/programmer for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, NY. In addition, Paul, wife Teresa, and son David own and operate a small certified-organic farm in western New York State.


The Legend Hunters with Ryan Cavalline and Stanley Smith. Ryan Cavalline is a Film maker bringing "Mountain Devil - The Search for Frank Peterson" and will be telling folks about his journey filming his Bigfoot Documentary. From Kersey, PA, Ryan's film was entered and seen at the 2015 Boonies International Film Festival in Warren, PA


Doug Waller from Southeastern Ohio. Doug’s interest in Bigfoot began in the 1970’s when multiple sightings of a hairy ape type creature in Missouri, dubbed the Missouri Monster or Mo-Mo for short, were making headlines across the country.

In the 1980’s, Doug attended several Bigfoot meetings, which further sparked his interest. In 1992, he began employment with the Guernsey County Library in Cambridge, Ohio where he had access to the state-wide sharing consortium and was able to order almost any Bigfoot book he wanted. He read everything he could find on the subject and in 2006, along with a friend, decided to start doing his own field research. In 2008, he formed the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, or SOSBI, for short.

His organization meets the first Saturday of every other month at the Crossroads Branch of the Guernsey County Library in Cambridge, Ohio at 7:00 pm.

SOSBI also conducts investigations into any reports sent to them and has been very active in educating the public to the best of their ability, through speaking at libraries, to school groups, at Boy Scout events, and conferences.

In 2013, Doug published his first book, Standing in the Shadows: Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio. He just recently completed his second book, Hidden Encounters: More Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio and Beyond. Doug very much enjoys getting out into the field and researching as much as possible and hopes to continue to gather witness reports and publish more books for Bigfoot enthusiasts to enjoy in the future.

Peter Wiemer has been interested in Bigfoots since a young boy but more so since 1990 when he met Larry Battson, a wildlife educator at the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Sport, Travel & Outdoor Shows. Peter had a booth promoting We Wan Chu Cottages as a vacation destination and Larry was doing a Wildlife Educational Show at these Sport Shows and was selling cassette tapes of his Bigfoot lectures, of which Peter bought his set of three tapes. In 2011 Peter asked Larry to assist him in bringing a Bigfoot Expo to Chautauqua Lake and the rest is Bigfoot History.


Since creating the CLBF Expo in 2012, Peter is up to 20 eyewitnesses from Chautauqua county, six from Cattaraugus county next door and more then a dozen from Warren county, PA to our South that have contacted him in resolving themselves in knowing they have seen a Bigfoot but were afraid to speak about it publicly for fear of ridicule. Peter believes he saw a Bigfoot on December 8th, 2014 when driving back from Clymer, NY.

In 2014, 2015 and now for 2016, Peter will be doing The Bigfoot Experience at the Cleveland, Erie & Hamburg Sport & Travel Expos. Peter educates, entertains and enlightens the attendees to the history and reality that Bigfoots exist here in the USA and obviously here in Chautauqua county too.


In 2015 Peter Wiemer, Joseph Glarner and Mark Robinault released I've Seen Bigfoot, a documentary film on eyewitnesses to Bigfoot sighting(s).

Many of the speakers will have their Books, DVDs, Blue Rays and more available for sale at the Expo.


Accommodations: We Wan Chu Cottages or Chautauqua County Visitor's Bureau

• Bigfoot Advertising Opportunities contact Peter Wiemer - 716–789-3383.

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Media: Press Images from 2013 Expo

Nearly 30% of Americans Believe in Bigfoots...



Bigfoot Speaking Engagements available for Clubs or Events by

Peter Wiemer and The Bigfoot Experience...


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I've Seen Bigfoot

A Documentary Movie on People who have Seen a Bigfoot had
a World Premiere at The Boonies International Film Festival
in Warren, PA on August 22nd, 2015, 12 Noon at The Struthers Library Theatre.

Available soon on DVD & Blue Ray in English and Spanish with closed captioning.

A moving documentary of eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot sighting and their accounts.

Written, Produced and Filmed by,

Joseph Glarner, Mark Robinault & Peter Wiemer


New Trail Cam Pictures from Allegany County, NY of two Bigfoots.


Bigfoot News:

Bigfoot "Chautauqua Star News"

Bigfoot Buffalo News (2.22.15)

Bigfoot "Buffalo News"....

Bigfoot "Cleveland News"...

Bigfoot "Cleveland Radio News"...



Bigfoot News: National Bigfoot Center is hoping to
come to Ripley, New York
here in Chautauqua County as well as a
International Tourism Information Gateway .


The Bigfoot Experience



New 2015 Bigfoot Expeditions in Chautauqua County.


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Adopt a Bigfoot to Protect Habitat from Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.

Press Release: September 17th, 2013

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Hello Everyone, my name is Peter Wiemer and I created the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot (CLBF) Weekend & Expo as a Tourism Special Event to help bring in Tourism to Chautauqua County and to our family's business, We Wan Chu Cottages. Our 2012, 2013 and 2014 Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Weekend & Expos are currently the only Bigfoot conventions in the World available as a Video On Demand... The 2013 CLBF Weekend & Expo saw special guest, then 82 year old Bob Gimlin from the famous 1967 Patterson - Gimlin Bigfoot film taken in Orleans, California. Bob spoke about his sighting and experiences on the only available video on demand... Here is the 2013 CLBF Trailer. The 2015 Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Weekend & Expo will take place October 23rd & 24th at the YMCA Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, New York, with its Video On Demand coming soon.

Since creating and then promoting the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo in 2011, I have had 20 eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot sighting here in Chautauqua County, six from Cattaraugus County and more then a dozen from Warren County, PA contact me either by person, by phone call or e-mail, resolving themselves of knowing they saw a Bigfoot with all but one wishing to remain anonymous. The one eyewitness to date who agreed to be identified is in our YouTube video below.

Bigfoots are not a Paranormal, they are for real. Bigfoots are as real as Panthers, Bears & Deer. Just because they are not seen by many who believe they should have seen one in the woods when hunting or hiking, doesn't make them not real. With more then 100 documented sightings in NYS and most recently the 20 eyewitnesses who resolved themselves to me in telling me their Bigfoot experience in Chautauqua County with one of them allowing us to document / record her convinces me that I don't need to see Bigfoots to know they are for real just like I don't need to see Panthers or Bears because we know they are for real too...

Learn from our four free videos below and hopefully decide to educate and entertain Yourselves for only $ 1.99 for the 2012 CLBF Expo (4+ hours) or $ 4.99 (10+ hours) for the 2013 CLBF Weekend & Expo which has Bob Gimlin as a special guest speaker from the famous 1967 "Patterson - Gimlin Bigfoot Film".

Enjoy... Peter Wiemer




2013 Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo Trailer


Video of Chautauqua County Bigfoot Witness, Mary Roller:



Steve Kulls Expo Segment:
(click on image to watch a 12 minute "Trailer" of Steve Kulls's 2012 CLBF Expo session)

New York State declares Bigfoots to be Mythical and does not exist anywhere in the World...!


2013 CLBF Photo Collection on Pinterest!


2013 Letter from New York State Senator, Catharine M. Young






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