Searching for Bigfoot

On Saturday, January 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will present “Searching for Bigfoot in Ohio,” featuring guest presenter and longtime Bigfoot investigator Marc DeWerth. This free program will be held at the Massillon Recreation Center, 505 Erie Street North, in Massillon.
With close to 20 years experience, DeWerth, who has investigated over 150 reports from all over Ohio, is fully convinced Bigfoot does in fact reside in Ohio. He’s been involved with groups like the Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Center, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization. These organizations actively participate in efforts to locate and record the existence of bigfoot creatures in Ohio.
The presentation will focus on the rash of recent Ohio reports DeWerth has received from Holmes, Medina, Lorain, and Coshocton Counties. He is interested in information about any recent alleged sightings in these counties. All information will be kept confidential. Please feel free to contact Marc with your Bigfoot related incidents at 
Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Deb Speller at 330.832.9831 ext. 312.
 Check out some books on this topic from our collections:


Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science
by Jeff Meldrum

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In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeffrey Meldrum gives us the first book on sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials, an objective look at the facts in a field mined with hoaxes and sensationalism. Meldrum reports on the work of a team of experts from a wide variety of fields who were assembled to examine the evidence for a large, yet undiscovered, North American primate.

Anyone who has pondered the mysteries of human evolution will be fascinated and eager to join Dr. Meldrum in drawing their own conclusion.


by Adam Woog

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The mysterious, ape-like creature called Bigfoot or Sasquatch has fascinated people for hundreds of years, though its existence has never been proven. Genuine or not, exciting tales of close encounters with Bigfoot have appeared regularly -- from the earliest Native American legends to today's sophisticated, high-tech field research.



Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture by Christopher D. Bader

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A significant number of Americans spend their weekends at UFO conventions hearing whispers of government cover-ups, at New Age gatherings learning the keys to enlightenment, or ambling around historical downtowns learning about resident ghosts in tourist-targeted "ghost walks." They have been fed a steady diet of fictional shows with paranormal themes such as "The X-Files," "Supernatural," and "Medium," shows that may seek to simply entertain, but also serve to disseminate paranormal beliefs. The public hunger for the paranormal seems insatiable. Paranormal America provides the definitive portrait of Americans who believe in or have experienced such phenomena as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs, psychic phenomena, astrology, and the power of mediums. However, unlike many books on the paranormal, this volume does not focus on proving or disproving the paranormal, but rather on understanding the people who believe and how those beliefs shape their lives.

Brimming with engaging personal stories and provocative findings, Paranormal America is an entertaining yet authoritative look at a growing segment of American religious culture.


Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More
by Joe Nickell

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InTracking the Man-Beasts, veteran paranormal investigator Joe Nickell explores the historical, geographical, and cultural reaches of various "manimals" and other humanoid entities, including: monster men such as Gigantopithecus and Neanderthals; hairy man-beasts like Sasquatch and the elusive de Loys' Ape.



Mysteries of the Universe
by Colin Wilson

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A guide to the strangest things in the Universe, packed with lost lands, strange objects and peculiar happenings. Encounter the sinister Skull of Doom and the famous Turin shroud. Discover strange circles and explore the Earth's secret energies. Find out about mysterious disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle and study eyewitness photographs of weird monsters and a shy Bigfoot. Do they really exist? Sift the evidence and make up your own mind.


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