Bigfoot Search Requires Permit: Park Rangers
31 Sasquatch seekers stopped in Arkansas
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2012 5:33 PM CDT
Bigfoot seekers need a permit in Arkansas.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The National Parks Service doesn't allow just anyone to conduct a search for Bigfoot. A man conducting a group mission to track down Sasquatch was halted by park rangers who told him he needed a permit, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. That's because the leader of the search around the Buffalo National River had charged people money to join in—from $300 to $500. In other words, he was acting as a "concessionaire," rangers said.

Matt Pruitt of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization had to pay a $525 fine. "I think it was a fairly innocent mistake," he said. A chief ranger explains: "We're not in this to make a lot of money, but we are in this to protect our resources. If he's got people running around in the park, who knows what they're doing looking for this elusive creature?" Head to the Republic for the full article. (Spoiler: Bigfoot remains at large.)

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Bigfoot Search Requires Permit: Park Rangers is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 18 comments
Mar 29, 2012 11:43 PM CDT
I swear I once saw sasquatch all big and beastly and hairy and grotesque... but then realized I was just watching the rosie o'donnell show
Mar 29, 2012 10:06 PM CDT
A guy walks into a bar and there's a bigfoot behind the bar serving drinks. The guy stops and watches the bigfoot for a while. Bigfoot says, "What's the matter? Ain't you never seen a bigfoot bartending before?" The guys says, "No, it's not that. I didn't know that Nessie sold the place."
Mar 29, 2012 6:50 PM CDT
I would think that at sometime in the past 40-50 years of all the hunting for this critter,There would be SOME conclusive evidence to support their existence. I mean, really, how hard can it be to find a 8 foot tall really hairy ape type? You would think there would at least be some feces around. I really do wish that someone could find one, just to settle the whole issue!