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Bigfoot is coming! What to know about Monster Fest in downtown Canton this summer
By Ed Balint, The Repository,
Seth Breedlove, known for his film "Minerva Monster," is presenting the convention.
Television personalities, researchers, authors and podcasters will be discussing Sasquatch, mythical creatures, UFOs and the paranormal.
CANTON − New details have been announced for the inaugural Monster Fest.
An extravaganza of the strange and bizarre — from Bigfoot to UFOs to winged creatures to ghosts — Monster Fest is June 3 at DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Canton.
Presented by filmmaker and documentarian Seth Breedlove and his Massillon-based Small Town Monsters production company, the event promises to be intriguing and weirdly fun regardless of whether you believe in sasquatch and other phenomena of the "The X-Files" variety.
In 2015, Breedlove's film "Minerva Monster" explored the reported sightings of an apelike creature in the 1970s in Paris Township in Stark County. The project launched a career that has included scores of films and investigations in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Alaska, California, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia and other states.
On Tuesday, Breedlove announced a list of speakers at Monster Fest and other new details. Here's what you need to know about the summer event.
Who's coming to Monster Fest?
Authors, investigators, television personalities and Hollywood screenwriters — a virtual who's who in the field of cryptids and mythical creatures.