Bigfoot festival planned for Sept. 2018

MARION — A Bigfoot festival sponsored by the Marion Downtown Business Association, the McDowell Chamber of Commerce and Bigfoot 911, a more than 7,000 member group devoted to discussing sightings of the mythic apelike humanoid creature is planned for September 2018.

John E Brunner, the self-described “commander” of the Bigfoot 911 group, and other members claim to have spotted a bigfoot in the woods of McDowell County. The creature was 8 feet tall with stringy matted hair and according to Brunner “moved with speed unmatched by any human.”

The festival will be held in Marion.