Is the tale of Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction? Bring out the family on October 20 for a ride on an antique narrow-gauge gas-powered train to find out. `This is Bigfoot weekend in Jefferson, including the Texas Bigfoot Conference October 19-20.
The narrated day train will run at 12:30 and 2:30. Weather permitting, the ride will also include a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit to feed the live gators. Enjoy the excellent view of the ride along the Big Cypress Bayou River in the open-canopied observation cars.
Bring your RV or tent camp at Diamond Don RV just a short one mile from Jefferson, on the Big Cypress Bayou, keeping you close to the action. Beautiful wooded sites with lots of wildlife. Many of the RV sites have views of the Big Cypress Bayou. Free WIFI, showers, rest rooms and dump station. Launch your kayak or canoe right from the park. Enjoy fishing off the banks of the river. www.DiamondDonRVPark.com
As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas, with historical ruins from the 1800’s. Learn about the unique ecology of the area and hear a tale or two about Bigfoot.
Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks. Will you spot him from the train?
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy says “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands. It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.
The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain. The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.
Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas. For information on pricing, schedule and special events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com or call 866-398-2038.