Whereas traditional Bigfoot sightings are relatively rare and spread across the entire North American continent, the casefiles of the Skunk Ape are numerous and distinctly centered in the state of Florida. Does this lend credence to the idea that maybe, just maybe, the creature is real? Maybe. Does it mean we need a Skunk Ape Research Headquarters to handle the matter? Probably not, but just in case, these good fellows are fighting the good fight.
The Skunk Ape Research Headquarters is based in beautiful downtown Ochopee, and is assiduously monitoring the Skunk Ape situation so you don't have to. The truth is out there, and they're gonna find it. Meanwhile, of course, you can peruse their gift shop.
The Skunk Ape Research Headquarters also offers Skunk Ape hunt excursions. According to their website:
Skunk Ape Research Headquarters has a special announcement to make. Dave Shealy is making arrangements to allow for 5 people to go on a Skunk Ape expedition with him sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2014. It’s a once in a life time excursion in which Dave will invite you to his house to try his home cook meal of frog legs, fish, etc. and go out in the field to track Skunk Apes in The Everglades! Dave has recently appeared on the Weather Channels Tornado Alley and a write up in the Smithsonian magazine on behalf the Skunk Ape. Dave is considered the leading expert on Floridas elusive Skunk Ape with over 40 years of in-field experience in the Florida Everglades. This excursion is priced at $500 per person for an exciting 2 day adventure that may include airboats, swamp buggys, swamp walks and possible Skunk Ape sightings. Single day hunts are available by request.
Ochopee is just down the road a piece - Tamiami Trail, to be precise - from Naples, so when in town, go on down.
(And don't forget Florida's other semi-Bigfoot semi-legend, The Bardin Booger.)