The Crossroads of America Bigfoot Museum officially opens in Hastings Wednesday, September 12th. Owner and curator Harriett McFeely is also the organizer of the annual Bigfoot Nebraska convention and has been collecting Sasquatch memorabilia and evidence since she was a teenager. Those items and much more are on display.
McFeely says, “It is a big variety of things. It is basically about Bigfoot. I’ve got skulls. I’ve got footprints. I’ve got hand casts. I’ve got pictures of different structures in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado. I have posters of the speakers who have been here and exhibits right below them. I have a picture of Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot. He gave me five casts of Bigfoot hands so I have them right there with him.”
The museum also features a Bone Room, a Killing Field, a model of a Sasquatch home and authentic recordings of the elusive creature.
McFeely says, “It is historical. Its educational and scientific. I try to be really careful about the people I pick. I don’t want any hokesters or jokesters either.” She says skeptics are welcome along with the believers.
The grand opening is at 10:30 Wednesday. The Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is located at 1205 E. 42nd Street in Hastings.