Oklahoma House Rep. J.J. Humphrey has announced a $3 million bounty to catch Bigfoot, unharmed and alive, of course.

While on the Oklahoma Senate floor, Humphrey said that a television show will be filming for six months in southeastern Oklahoma in the town of Honobai with a population of 11,000 people. The town is infamously known as the home of Bigfoot, with avid believers and tourists who explore the grounds in hopes of getting a glimpse of the nine-foot creature.

As Humphrey announced the bounty was “the biggest promotion in the state of Oklahoma ever,” two unidentified men besides him could not keep a straight face.

“We’re extending this beyond just our region and throughout the state,” said Humphrey. “We’re wanting the whole world to come to southeastern Oklahoma, to the state of Oklahoma and get involved in our bounty Oklahoma bounty, Bigfoot bounty. So, we’re excited to invite the whole world to come and participate.”

Back in January of 2021, Humphrey initially tried to raise funds for the search introducing House Bill 1648 that would have created fees and licenses and required annual dates. He also requested the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a season with rules where people could search for the mythical creature in the predominantly wooded area.

“Who knew that that would go international and that we would gain so much attention?” Humphrey said. “I did plan on trying to get a little attention for a festival in Honobai, Oklahoma, which is where everyone knows where Bigfoot lives.”

An annual Bigfoot festival takes place every October where locals and tourists, both believers and skeptics, come together for three days to hear tales from those who have seen Bigfoot and hunt for the 600-900 pound creature.

The Bigfoot series will air in January of 2022.

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