Regardless of your personal beliefs on Bigfoot, the enduring legend can certainly draw a crowd. On May 10th the Washington State History Museum held the second of their 2018 History After Hours events. Bigfoot fans came from all over the PNW for the sold out event. People came to share Bigfoot wisdom and hear from Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, lepidopterist, poet, and worldly ecologist; and David George Gordon, author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual and The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.
Museum goers were encouraged to test their citizen scientist observation skills with a series of Sasquatch evidence stations. It’s not every day that you see that you get to look for Sasquatch poop in a museum. And because no one wants to go Bigfoot hunting without beer, Three Magnets Brewing Co. was set up dispensing tasty brews in fancy History After Hours pint glasses.
The night’s events culminated in a bizarre but uniquely entertaining show by Butterfly Launches from Spar Pole. The group is made up of the aforementioned Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, Ray Prestegard, and Krist Novoselic. The music was a mix of spoken word poetry, guitar, accordion, and harmonica. The theme of their songs was predominantly nature related and referenced everything from predator-prey relationships to climate change.