Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Belated Tribute to Darrell Duane "Bigfoot" Smith

Darrell Duane Smith, 67, of Sandy, Utah passed away on March 23, 2012 of Lou Gehrig's disease.
I knew Darrell and we had talked of writing a Bigfoot book together at one time ...
He possessed an avid interest in Bigfoot and had spent a lot of time in the outdoors pursuing that endeavor.
Although many would not go to the lengths Darrell did, he created his own elaborate Bigfoot costume. 
Most Bigfoot enthusiasts felt that downgraded their legitimate quest for the elusive creature, but he had plenty of fun with his Bigfoot suit.
Below is a collection of some photographs of the costume he created, which shows how he believed the beast looks.
He investigated many Bigfoot sightings on his own, spanning more than 15 years.
Happy eternal hunting Darrell!

                                   "Bigfoot" costume and Darrell Smith

1 comment:

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    The first episode will follow a team of four hunters into Volcano Caverns in Flagstaff, Arizona, as they search for the reptilian/bat “cave demon” known as the Olitiau.
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    Check out a preview of MONSTERS UNDERGROUND here: http://vimeo.com/102164001