A screen image from the famous 1967 Patterson tape. 

The Lacey Museum invites the community to the “Bigfoot in Washington” speaker event at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Lacey City Hall Council Chambers, 420 College St. SE.

Attendees will listen to Ryan Leisinger, creator of, as he weaves the tale of the historic and cultural importance of Bigfoot in Washington state.

Washington state leads the nation in total number of reports of bigfoot. In addition to sightings, bigfoot culture and Washington have a rich history, as the forests and mountains have provided cover for bigfoot that has interested naturalist John Muir, Gov. Dan Evans, countless Bigfoot researchers and the occasional alleged Bigfoot attack survivor.

Washington boosts a dozen bigfoot-themed conferences and public museum exhibits a year, county ordinances protecting Bigfoot, and the state has flirted with Bigfoot-themed legislation being passed in Olympia.

In addition to the “Bigfoot in Washington” speaker event, the Lacey Museum is hosting the “Sasquatch Revealed” traveling exhibit, now through Aug. 31.

To get more information on the speaker event and the “Sasquatch Revealed” traveling exhibit, visit

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