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Knox County mayor on mission to find Bigfoot

Mike Donila, Knoxville News Sentinel • Nov 9, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is on a new mission: Find Bigfoot.

Yes, the Sasquatch aficionado and well-known conspiracy theorist has lured one of Animal Planet's biggest shows to the area, and he hopes to capitalize on its publicity and, perhaps, help find what some people (not him) assume is the missing link between man and ape.

"They have 1.7 million viewers and they're all going to be watching Knox County and they're going to see how inviting it is and what a great place it is to come and visit, and they're going to spending their hard-earned money here," the mayor said.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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