ROUND ROCK, Texas – The city of Round Rock hosted Expedition: Find Bigfoot Saturday night.

It was an event culminating all the recent Bigfoot 'sightings' in the area. Kids came out in droves for their chance to spot Bigfoot in Round Rock Saturday night at the city's Expedition: Find Bigfoot event. 

The kids said they heard all about the recent 'sightings' and just had to join in on the hunt.

"Right when I heard of Bigfoot, I just got so interested in it," said Reed Bales, an eight-year-old.

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is glad its Bigfoot campaign is working. They launched it last month.

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"We really created this Bigfoot expedition program to get kids outdoors and off video games and so far, it has worked. Our park rangers report hundreds, if not thousands, of family members walking through our trails and coming to our parks in Round Rock,” said Roger Heaney, a communications specialist with the city. 

Saturday night's event was a celebration of the campaign and all the recent 'sightings.' The parks department even brought in expert Bigfoot trackers to help families search. The experts scour the country 10 months out of the year, looking for proof of the creature.

"I've had seven encounters up close and personal in my tenure of 50 years. The ones that we've had really close were the ones in Paris, Texas,” said Tom Biscardi, founder and CEO of Search for Bigfoot.

The kids who showed up to search in Round Rock had their own personal encounter with the hairy beast. Eight-year-old Bales used one word to describe what he saw.

"Awesome. It has to be real,” said Bales.


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