About 50 people attended the outdoor lunch and meeting in the town of 1,051 people north of Santa Cruz to hear of purported Bigfoot sightings and examine evidence.
Many of the stories were told with an emphasis on Santa Cruz County, the newspaper reported Saturday.
"We have plenty of evidence of a Bigfoot presence up here in the mountains," Michael Rugg, curator of the town's Bigfoot Discovery Museum, said.
"I have some vocalizations we've recorded, we have some video that we shot locally, and we have a number of eyewitnesses who have reported sightings," he said. "In our testing, we've come up with more evidence to indicate it's true than the opposite."
Rugg said he founded the museum in 2004 because he wanted to "have a bigger part in trying to solve this mystery."
"I'm so sure this is real, I don't care what anybody says," he said.