Journalism professor to showcase book on Bigfoot believers

Staff Report

After six years traveling to five different states, journalism professor Joe Gisondi will be presenting a lecture about his adventures in his book, “Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium.

Bigfoot researcher Harold Benny will be sharing his experiences with Gisondi.

In his book, Gisondi tries to cover what motivates Benny and others in their obsessive searches for Bigfoot.

Bigfoot has been an icon in American folklore for 400 years.

Gisondi traveled to Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and Ohio to talk to believers of Bigfoot.

Before coming to Eastern in 2002, Gisondi worked as a journalist for more than 20 years.

“If you want to find a good story, find people who are passionate about something,” Gisondi said.

For more information on the lecture, contact the journalism department office at 581-6003 or [email protected]