Bigfoot Bounty Reaches $1,000,000
For years, the search for Bigfoot has brought us videos, pictures, eyewitness testimonies, and footprint casts. All of which have been said to be either hoaxes or misidentifications. With that said, 14 percent of Americans believe in Bigfoot and another 14 percent are unsure. That leaves the remaining 72 percent of Americans believe that Bigfoot doesnâ€™t exists.
In an effort to prove its existence, a beer maker from Washington State has put up a $1 million reward, $25,000 a year for forty years, to anyone who can capture a living Bigfoot. The Pabst Brewing Company and Olympia Beer, owned by Evan and Daren Metropoulos, have teamed up with The Falcon Project to offer the bounty.
The company posted this on their website, â€śwe have been sharing the same backyard for over a century and we believe itâ€™s time to do what has never been done, and that is to offer a one million dollar reward to anyone who can ensure the safe capture of Bigfoot.â€ť
Evan and Daren say, â€śwe have been operating in the Northwest since 1896, so we know firsthand how important Bigfoot is to the people here. In addition to our desire to spur scientific discovery in partnership with The Falcon Project, weâ€™re also simply encouraging people to get outside and have some fun.â€ť
According to The Falcon Project, a great North American Ape did exist in the past, but the question is, does this creature still exist? The Falcon Project is also building a remote controlled ship equipped with thermal imaging to help in the search for Bigfoot. Olympia Beer has given The Falcon Project a $5,000 grant to assist in their efforts.
The prize will be given to the one who delivers â€śirrefutable evidenceâ€ť of its existence. Preferably a live specimen is wanted, but other evidence can be submitted such as hair, blood, tissue, or saliva.
The contest rules state, â€śevidence may include, but is not limited to DNA Evidence. DNA Evidence may include hair, blood, tissue or saliva that proves the DNA sequence of the donor shows that said donor resides in the primate evolutionary family tree, among other apes or hominids, but does not have the same genetic markers and DNA sequence as any known species.â€ť
The capture of the creature must done in a humane fashion, also as stated in the rules. â€śWhen we say safe capture that means Bigfoot has to be alive and breathing folks, with no wounds. Thatâ€™s right you canâ€™t use any act of violence, no guns/knives/boxing gloves/nets/etc, only sugar or sweets to lure him in.â€ť
The contest ends on March 31, 2014, whether Sasquatch is captured or not.
On Olympiaâ€™s website you can submit a sighting report, a capture report, and view photos.
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