In 2012, Michigan was a truly uncommon site, and the pot laws were not as relaxed as they have become subsequently, and getting high was still a criminal offense, however at the time, our pals and I were dead set on making our own low budget horror films.
All of us based our story on a series of local Bigfoot sightings that had transpired the previous year.
Three uncommon people all claimed to have encountered the monster on the same weekend. All of us thought that would make a neat documentary. All of us were going to call it the Ann Arbor Abomination, because I thought the title sounded cool. All of us looked up the original articles in the Ann Arbor Examiner, the local newspaper at the time, and marked the sightings on a map! Fueled by cheap whiskey and luxurious cannabis, both of us spent a weekend stomping around the woods near Ann Arbor, getting footage of all these sites where the Abomination was allegedly seenâ€¦ Of course, both of us didn’t believe that there was a Bigfoot in Ann Arbor, so both of us didn’t expect to find 1, however over the course of the filming, I started to believe. The woods near Ann Arbor are dense, and truly spooky at night, especially when you have been blasting high octane cannabis all morning long, and not only did both of us never find anything, both of us also never finished the film, getting too distracted with marijuana! My only memento from the experience is an Ann Arbor Abomination film poster both of us made for the project, with 1 little corner torn away because both of us used it to roll some cannabis into a joint.