The 7th Annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo will take place October 12th & 13th, 2018 at the World Famous YMCA Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Pictures from our 2017 Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo can be seen at our Facebook page


Steve Kulls, Doug Waller and Seth Breedlove are confirmed as returning to our 7th Annual , October 12th & 13th, 2018.


The Theme for 2018: Coming Soon. Enjoy…



Seth Breedlove is a filmmaker:  He has written, edited, produced and directed shorts and features about a variety of topics but is best known for his production company and the films they’ve produced under the Small Town Monsters banner. Before film, Seth wrote for a number of websites, newspapers and magazines and learned some of the skills he employs as a director while working as a reporter. Seth has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

In 2013 Seth began working on the concept for a series titled Small Town Monsters. The first chapter in this series is the film, Minerva Monster. Seth wrote and directed the film. He has since begun working on more projects which will fall under the Small Town Monsters umbrella including, Beast of Whitehall, which he also acted as cinematographer on.

In 2016 Seth directed and edited his first full-length feature, Boggy Creek Monster. The film is now available on DVD and through streaming services such as Vimeo OnDemand and Amazon Video.

Some of his Films will play at our 3rd Annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot & Monster Movie Night, October 12th, 2018.

Doug Waller:
Doug’s interest in Bigfoot began in the 1970’s when multiple sightings of a hairy ape type creature in Missouri, dubbed the Missouri Monster or Mo-Mo for short, were making headlines across the country. In the 1980’s, Doug attended several Bigfoot meetings, which further sparked his interest. In 1992, he began employment with the Guernsey County Library in Cambridge, Ohio where he had access to the state-wide sharing consortium and was able to order almost any Bigfoot book he wanted. He read everything he could find on the subject and in 2006, along with a friend, decided to start doing his own field research. In 2008, he formed the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation, or SOSBI, for short. His organization meets the first Saturday of every other month at the Crossroads Branch of the Guernsey County Library in Cambridge, Ohio at 7:00 pm.  The club also holds campouts once a month every summer and fall from May through October at the primitive group campground in Salt Fork State Park. Anyone interested in Bigfoot research are welcome to attend any of the meetings and campouts. SOSBI also conducts investigations into any reports sent to them and has been very active in educating the public  to the best of their ability,  through speaking at libraries, to school groups, at Boy Scout events, and conferences. In 2013, Doug published his first book,Standing in the Shadows: Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio.He just recently completed his second book,Hidden Encounters: More Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio and Beyond. Doug very much enjoys getting out into the field and researching as much as possible and hopes to continue to gather witness reports and publish more books for Bigfoot enthusiasts to enjoy in the future.


Paul Mateja:

Paul has been actively involved with bigfoot/sasquatch research since 2004 and has personally investigated over 200 reports.  He has attended or organized BFRO expeditions in New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Paul currently concentrates his investigations to western New York State and western and north-central Pennsylvania. Paul is a network administrator and systems analyst/programmer for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, NY. In addition, Paul, wife Teresa, and son David own and operate a small certified-organic farm in western New York State.




Tony Merkel: 2017 Speaker, hopeful for 2018:

A truck driver by day and a podcaster by night, Tony Merkel is fascinated by all things strange and mysterious. Tony is the founder of the popular Facebook group Pennsylvania Sasquatch Research (PSR), which has over 1,100 members throughout the United States. He is also the host and producer of the podcast The Confessionals, a weekly program dedicated to interviewing witnesses of unexplained or supernatural events. Subjects range from Bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity, with approximately 10,000 listeners tuning in worldwide! Tony is married to Lindsay, his wife of 10 years, and they are expecting their first child this December.





Peter, Mary Roller, Steve Kulls, Mark Robinault, Joseph Glarner & Andrew Larkin at the Boonies International Film Festival’s debut of I’ve Seen Bigfoot, August 22nd, 2015.

Peter Wiemer:

Peter Wiemer’s interest in Bigfoot began 25+ years ago when one of his friends, Larry Battson, released a series of tapes regarding his experience and research in the Bigfoot area.  In 2011 Peter asked Larry to assist him in bringing a Bigfoot Conference to Chautauqua Lake. The first annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot (CLBF) Expo took place on May 6th, 2012. This event brought in national Bigfoot speakers from around the country to talk about their knowledge and experience with Bigfoots. Since creating the CLBF Expo, Peter is up to 31 eyewitnesses from Chautauqua County, eight from Cattaraugus County and more than a dozen from Warren County, PA who have contacted him resolving themselves in knowing they have seen a Bigfoot but were afraid to admit it publicly for fear of ridicule.

Joseph Glarner, Mark Robinault and Peter wrote, directed, filmed and produced a documentary movie called I’ve Seen Bigfoot, a movie about Bigfoot eyewitnesses from Chautauqua & Cattaraugus Counties, NY, Warren County, PA and across the USA and was brought to iTunes and Amazon in 2017 for $ 4.99 – $ 5.99 and Free on Amazon Prime. Peter’s other video projects include Milt the Talking Musky. Milt the Talking Musky is a pre-school – 2nd grade Sight Word learning tool with a sing along karaoke kind of song which teaches 86 Sight Words in a mesmerizing underwater aquarium scene. In 2008, one of Peter’s employees showed Milt to some children she was tutoring outside of work including two twin six-year-old Autistic boys and for the first time ever, one of the boys attempted speech after watching Milt. Milt is listed on website under Video Tools & DVDs. Peter then created The iKidsFishing Show in 2008 which is a children’s fishing show starring kids teaching kids and you how to catch fish. Milt & iKidsFishing are available on iTunes & Amazon for $2.99.

Hello Everyone, my name is Peter Wiemer and I created the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot (CLBF) Weekend & Expo seven years ago as a Tourism Special Event to help bring in Tourism to Chautauqua County and to our family’s business, We Wan Chu Cottages

Since creating the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo in 2012, I am now up to 31 eyewitnesses to a Bigfoot sighting from here in Chautauqua County, eight  from Cattaraugus County and more then a dozen from Warren County, PA that have contacted me resolving themselves in knowing they saw a Bigfoot but were afraid to admit it publicly for fear of ridicule.

I learned when doing a Bigfoot Show in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016 and from talking with attendees, that Bigfoots / Sasquatch will never be included to an Endangered Species list because it would decimate the Timber / Logging / Lumber Industries like it did with the spotted owl out west in 1990. The US Government will never acknowledge the existence of these bipedal animals because by doing so recognizes it being a rare animal which then would kick in the Endangered Species Act of 1973 signed into law on December 28th, 1973 by President Richard M. Nixon. 

In recognizing its habitat being Woods / Forests & Swamps. We would then need to protect these woods and end up having to import almost all of our Timber / Lumber from Canada and elsewhere, quadrupling or more the cost of building a US Home, tanking the Banking Industry writing home loans and un employing millions of contractors, electricians, plumbers, loggers, truckers and a lot more (restaurants, gas stations, hotels and a lot more). It could even possibly outlaw Hunting. It’s all about the Economy and has nothing to do about the reality of Bigfoots.

The first documented sighting of a Bigfoot in the USA was in 1818 in a newspaper article from Sackets Harbor, New York. They were seen on the East coast long before the West coast because the East coast was settled first.

Enjoy… Peter Wiemer

I’ve Seen BigfootIveSeenBigfoot_sm

A Documentary Movie on People who have Seen a Bigfoot.

Available on DVD ($ 10 + Postage) & Blue Ray ($ 15 + Postage) with closed captioning.

Available on iTunes & Amazon for
$ 4.99 – $ 5.99 or Free on Amazon Prime

A moving documentary of eyewitnesses to Bigfoot sightings and their accounts.

Written, Produced and Filmed by,

Joseph Glarner, Mark Robinault & Peter Wiemer 



Associated Press Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot News October 24th, 2015

New York Daily Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot News November 18th, 2015

The Jay Thomas Show on SIRIUSXM interview with Peter Wiemer talking about Bigfoot, Milt The Talking Musky and moreNovember 19th, 2015


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