Aerial Bigfoot Search Set To Launch In Idaho

Does Bigfoot exist? An Idaho scientists is hoping to answer that question by launching an aerial search for the mythical creature.

Jeffrey Meldrum is seeking to raise $300,000 to launch his aerial search for Bigfoot. Meldrum hopes to fly a remote-controlled blimp with a thermal imaging camera over the Pacific Northwest in order to get a glimpse of sasquatch.

Meldrum told Reuters:

“The challenge with any animal that is rare, solitary, nocturnal and far-ranging in habitat is to find them and observe them in the wild; this technology provides for that.”

Despite the creature’s rarity (and the fact that it probably doesn’t exist) there have been several sightings this year. Yesterday, a group of hunters fled after they spotted bigfoot (it was a bear) in the woods. Yetis have also been spotted all over Russia, and earlier this year the mythical creature was actually filmed in Ohio.

Of course, there isn’t too much hard evidence to prove the existence of bigfoot.

The aerial bigfoot search, which has been dubbed the Falcon Project, is expected to launch next spring. Meldrum and William Barnes, a man who believes he encountered bigfoot in 1997, say that they will spend months flying their blimp over Utah, Wyoming, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Northern California, and the western portion of Canada in search of bigfoot.

Do you think the aerial search will turn up any solid results? If it does, Meldrum and Barnes could be in line to claim Spike TV’s $10 million bigfoot bounty.