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And their howls can only be explained as a combination of moose, wolf and chimpanzee.
If everything goes as planned for Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi and his East Glacier partners, Bill and Carole Stewart, that’s just a small part of the information that people will be able to glean from the world’s largest Bigfoot Museum. It’s scheduled to be housed on the second floor of a new, five to seven story motel just across the street from the old railroad bridge visitors drive under to visit Glacier National Park. Route 2 and Montana Highway 49.
Stewart didn’t seem to notice the biting blast that sends anything not nailed down tumbling down the town’s backstreets. After 30 years of operating businesses in this gateway community, the Stewarts have come to an understanding with the wind.
Stewart’s smile was filled with excitement as he stepped in close and began pointing at the old log fly shop and a small brown house that’s almost hidden a short distance away in the weeds.
“That’s where it’s going to go,” Stewart said. “The current plan calls for seven stories and the second story will hold the world’s largest Bigfoot museum and a place to host live entertainment.”
For years now, Stewart said he’s been slowly putting together the pieces of property needed to build a modern motel that he believes many visitors to East Glacier crave.
“We’ve been in business in East Glacier for 30 years,” he said. “We own three motels and other businesses. It’s become very obvious to us that East Glacier needs a new motel.”
All the motels in the area are older and don’t meet the modern tastes of many travelers who come to visit the East Glacier portion of the national park and then drive off to stay in Kalispell or Great Falls, Stewart said.
“These people would like to stay in a newer hotel room,” Stewart said. “It will bring a whole new class of tourists into East Glaicer.
“It’s going to be nice and we’re going to be full, full, full.”
The proposed $25 million development doesn’t stop with the motel that Stewart believes will be a Marriott Spring Hills franchise.
The Stewarts own all the businesses in the next block down, which includes the Glacier Village Restaurant. They plan to tear down the antiquated gift shop and bar on the corner and replace those businesses with a two story bar and lounge that people staying at their new motel will be able to access via a skywalk.
If everything goes as planned, Stewart said construction will get underway this spring, with a planned motel opening in May 2019.
With record numbers of visitors coming to see the national park, Stewart believes the timing is right for the new motel. He hinted that this might not be the only one in the works.
“This town is going to change rapidly,” he predicted.
The Stewarts got to know Biscardi during his Bigfoot hunting expeditions in the area. They began about 15 years after Biscardi said he received a call from a Native American who shot one of the creatures to protect his family.
“We came in and saw the photos. We sent those off to the lab,” Biscardi said. “They came back as being the real deal. The photos depict a Bigfoot cradling the one that was shot in its arms and then carrying it up to some burial caves. There are actually burial grounds in those caves.”
When asked for a general description of where the caves are located, Biscardi said simply “in the mountains.”
Biscardi said he celebrated his 50th anniversary of seeing his first Bigfoot in April, which, coincidentally, is the same year the famous Roger Paterson film was released. Since then, he said he’s had six other encounters with the creatures, including two in Montana.
“The two we saw in Montana just blew us away,” he said. “We’ve never seen one that big. It blew our minds.
“It must be because they travel through the mountains. The ones in California and Alabama are much smaller.”
Biscardi’s business, Bigfoot Projects Investment Inc., will be part owner in the new motel.
The Bigfoot Museum will feature hundreds of footprint casts, museum quality photographs, hair samples and a variety of other artifacts, Biscardi said.
Biscardi also owns two Las Vegas style shows featuring the music of Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. Those shows will be presented in the portion of the motel set aside for entertainment.
Bigfoot Projects Investments Chief Financial Officer Sara Reynolds said the final financial pieces of the project are coming together.
“Oh yes, it will happen,” Reynolds said. “The contracts are signed. It’s a done deal. We just have to make sure that all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted. When it opens, it will mean another 200 jobs in East Glacier.”
Reynolds, a self described Missouri farm girl with a knack for tracking, hasn’t actually seen a Bigfoot so far, but she has heard them howl.
“The best way that I can describe it, it’s a combination of a moose and a wolf and a chimpanzee,” she said. “Their howls have such a force behind them. I cannot imagine the lung capacity they must have to create that level of sound. It’s just phenomenal.”