David Paulides told a disturbing series of stories of children who go missing in national parks—and his personal sighting of Bigfoot—at the monthly Los Angeles area Mutual UFO Network meeting held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Studio City on Tuesday night.
Paulides wrote the book Missing 411 which deals with the strange number of disappearances of people in national parks and his attempt to find out why. Coincidentally, he has researched reports of Bigfoot sightings.
"I don't usually talk about my own sighting," Paulides told the crowd of 80 on Tuesday night, "But I saw him, and he was staring right back at me." (See the account in the video above.)
Paulides discussed missing children, in some cases with parents turning their back on the child for a minute, and never being seen again. He said he has asked for Freedom of Information records from the National Park Service of missing cases, but has come up empty handed.
Paulides talked about going on Native American reservations to investigate Bigfoot sightings, where they call them Ohmah. Paulides is the executive director of the North American Bigfoot Search organization, started in the Silicon Valley area. The group researches 28 clusters of missing people in North America going back to the 1800s.
The group is at www.nabigfootsearch.com
MUFON investigates claims of UFO sightings and the monthly meetings bring speakers of all sorts of unusual phenomena.
"The Bigfoot world doesn't like the UFO world and the UFO world doesn't like the Bigfoot world," Paulides said.
Although sightings in Studio City have included spotting UFOs, locals who have experienced time travel, alien abductions, seeing black triangles, locating haunted houses and more, there has yet to be a local Bigfoot sighting.