Bigfoot sightings have been reported in almost every state, including Nevada — but some people remain skeptical. Take a look at the latest scientific evidence March 23 and 24, when Bigfoot expert Jeff Meldrum visits the Wilbur D. May Museum inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.
Meldrum, who teaches anthropology and anatomy at Idaho State University, will speak at 4 p.m. March 23 at the Wilbur D. May Museum. The event will include a question-and-answer period as well as a book sale and signing of Meldrum’s “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.” Cost for the lecture is $5.
Meldrum also will give a short talk and a demonstration on footprint casting techniques at noon March 24 at the museum. The demonstration is free with admission to the museum’s Creatures exhibit.
Meldrum has conducted extensive research on Bigfoot throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as in Canada, China and Russia. He has appeared on NPR, the Today Show, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, SyFy Channel, Animal Planet and other outlets.
The lecture is part of the museum’s Conversing with Creatures lecture series, which is geared toward adults and which continues through June 2 with experts from around the West on dinosaurs, sea monsters and more. Details: 775-785-5961 or www.maycenter.com.
Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.