More than a year ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Bobo Fay, the Sasquatch hunter on Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot. Bobo is the most bigfoot-like member of the cast. A 6 feet, 7 inch hulk with voice that could wake the Amazon, Bobo stands in for the ape-like being in the pseudo-documentary’s reenactments of Sasquatch activity.
Over two Bloody Marys at the Fitzpatrick Hotel’s bar, I tried to get Bobo to come clean on his belief in the hominid said to inhabit the forests of the Pacific Northwest. He would not crack.
Q. Bigfoot, isn’t he supposed to be somewhere in Washington state?
A. It’s not “he,” it’s “they.” (Bobo gets impatient on this point.) There are a lot of them there.
A. No, not in Manhattan. But there are woods outside the city.
There you have it. Try squatchin’ on the Palisades.
For the record, Bobo really likes the Upper East Side for his usual folkloric reasons. He loves old structures and deep-rooted cultures, be they in Polynesia or 10022.
A Park Avenue doorman had no idea who Bobo was but was unfazed by the giant with hairy toes and long toenails crossing the marble floors. As for Bobo, he seemed right at home.
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