In 2012, MI was a really weird location, the pot laws were not as relaxed as they have become subsequently, and getting high was still a criminal offense, at the time, my pals and I were dead set on making our own low budget horror films.
The two of us based our story on a series of local Bigfoot sightings that had transpired the previous year.
Three weird people all claimed to have encountered the monster on the same weekend. The two of us thought that would make a neat documentary. The two of us were going to call it the Ann Arbor Abomination, because I thought the title sounded cool. The two of us looked up the original articles in the Ann Arbor Examiner, the local newspaper at the time, and marked the sightings on a mapâ€¦ Fueled by cheap whiskey and upscale cannabis, every one of us spent a weekend stomping around the woods near Ann Arbor, getting footage of all these locations where the Abomination was allegedly seen! Of course, every one of us didn’t suppose that there was a Bigfoot in Ann Arbor, so every one of us didn’t expect to find a single, however over the course of the filming, I started to believe. The woods near Ann Arbor are dense, and really spooky at evening, especially when you have been blasting high octane cannabis all afternoon long; Not only did every one of us never find anything, every one 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 every one of us made for the project, with a single little corner torn away because every one of us used it to roll some cannabis into a joint.