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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 11:27 am, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

Update: The "Finding Bigfoot" team is in need of a wilderness guide.

FAIRBANKS — If you've had an encounter with a sasquatch, the crew at "Finding Bigfoot" might want to talk to you.

A sasquatch, of course, is the cryptozoological beast of mythic proportions that has been the subject of sightings across North America. In fact, there have been Bigfoot sightings in 49 of the 50 states. (Hawaii is the lone holdout.) "Finding Bigfoot" is the hit Animal Planet TV series in which four researchers interview people who have seen or claim to have seen Bigfoot and then set up detailed re-enactments of the sighting to try to prove the science behind the existence, or possible existence, of sasquatch.

The "Finding Bigfoot" team — Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) President Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman, and scientist Ranae Holland — are looking for Interior Alaskans who have had an encounter with Bigfoot. If you're familiar with the TV show, which debuted in May 2011 and is a ratings winner for Animal Planet, you know the crew hosts a town hall meeting in which residents offer their sasquatch encounters. And that's who the researchers want to talk to — Interior Alaskans who've witnessed the mythic Bigfoot and who are willing to participate in a town hall meeting.

If you have any experiences you would like to share, please email bigfootalaska@gmail.com. Filming is slated for this summer in and around Fairbanks. "Finding Bigfoot" also is looking for an experienced wilderness and adventure guide who also has knowledge on Bigfoot to join the team on their adventures in Alaska. Inquiries can be made at the same email address.

We'll keep you posted as Animal Planet, the researchers and the "Finding Bigfoot" crew release more information.

 Contact Features Editor Gary Black at 459-7504 or on Twitter at @FDNMfeatures.

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