PITTSBURGH, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Organizers of an upcoming Pennsylvania UFO conference said topics up for discussion at the event will include the possibility that Bigfoot could be an alien.
Fred Saluga, West Virginia state director and Pennsylvania regional director for the Mutual UFO Network, said the group's seventh annual Pittsburgh UFO-Creature Conference will feature a "Bigfoot and Mysterious Creatures" presentation questioning whether the legendary sasquatch could be a visitor from another world.
Saluga said he will lead the discussion with Brian Seech, director of the Center for the Unexplained, during the conference, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 8 at Westmoreland County Community College.
"There are two different fields of thought with Bigfoot: one that Bigfoot is flesh and blood and, two, that he is inter-dimensional or alien," Saluga told WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh.
Saluga said Fayette County, Pa., has long been a hotbed of reported Bigfoot activity, but no one has ever successfully captured one of the legendary apes.
"It's like someone put him down and then picked him up. Is that possible for a flesh-and-blood animal?" Saluga asked.
He said researchers should keep an open mind until hard evidence is available.
"Until we find out what they are, there are no experts," he said.