My name is Shelley Pierce and I live in Mankato, Minnesota. I recently attended the Minnesota BFRO Expedition last September where I met some great people, learned a hell of a lot and had the time of my life. Like many of you – I became infatuated with Bigfoot in front of my TV as Leonard Nimoy talked about the giant hairy beast and the Patterson-Gimlin film rolled across my screen. I was hooked. After meeting the great community of Minnesota Bigfooters in September, I am eager to do and learn more. I hope this forum will be a great way to interact with like-minded individuals, share some great discussions and to plan future trips in the field. I have done a lot of camping (over a period of five years my friend and I played bocce ball in every Minnesots State Park), and I have a degree in Anthropology and Biology from MSU, and I am game to try anything. I have never had an experience with a Sasquatch, and I consider myself a skeptic, but I want to believe. As a friend of mine pointed out, you can’t win the lottery if you never buy a ticket. I won’t ever have an experience with a Bigfoot if I don’t go out into the woods and give it a try! A big thanks to everyone behind the Sasquatch Research Association for allowing this type of interaction – and I look forward to getting to know all of you in the months and years to come!