J. E. "Smokey" Crabtree grew up in Fouke (Fowk), Arkansas. At the age of eighteen he became a boxer, at nineteen he volunteered for the Merchant Marines, and by the age of twenty-five he was married and a father of four children. Smokey also played a major role in the fabulous Alaska oil pipeline stretching across the barren ice country from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. Smokey welded the very first joint of 48-inch pipe laid on the 800-mile line. His life story and discovery of an 8-foot skeleton inspired his books and the movie "The Legend of Boggy Creek." To this day Smokey is still living in Fouke, and will never forget his upbringing.
Researcher Loren Coleman and expedition leader Tom Biscardi were joined by fingerprint technician Jimmy Chilcutt (2nd Hour) and author Smokey Crabtree (3rd Hour) to discuss the elusive creature known as Bigfoot. The evening kicked off with a playing of the song I Still Believe in Bigfoot by Danny Freyer, which was followed by a discussion about the soon-to-be-released Bigfoot video footage... More »