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Who's Who

Below is a small Who's Who with many of the top names, both past and present in the field of Bigfoot. Weather they are Researchers, Authors, Doctors, Filmmakers or Television personalities they have all earned their place in the Bigfoot world. This feature of Squatch-A-Pedia is meant to give you a brief introduction into who the players are and let you do the rest. Just because you may not see a particular person on the list doesn't means they are somehow less important. It just means we haven't gotten to them yet. Please check back for updates to the list.  

Russell Acord

is a retired Army Sergeant, a skilled survivalist, an author of many books on the Bigfoot topic. He also is the event coordinator for The International Bigfoot Conference. The backpack toting cast member of Expedition Bigfoot spends his free time looking for evidence of Bigfoot around North America. 

Cliff Barackman

Casted as the evidence analyst on TV's Finding Bigfoot, this dedicated researcher has been known to spend over 200 days a year in the field. He and his wife currently operate the North American Bigfoot Center in Boring, Oregon. Cliff has also teamed up with fellow cast member Bobo to host  their weekly podcast, Bigfoot & Beyond.

John Albert Bindernagel 

(December 22, 1941 – January 17, 2018)

was a wildlife biologist who sought out evidence for Sasquatch since 1963. John received a PhD in Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He moved to BC in 1975 because it was a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings. Over the years, he collected casts of believed Bigfoot tracks.


Lyle Blackburn

(born October 23, 1966) is an American musician and author. Blackburn has authored four books and either narrated or produced several documentary films related to cryptids, and has been a speaker at multiple cryptozoology and Bigfoot-related conventions

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Seth Breedlove 

is an American filmmaker, born and raised in Bolivar, Ohio. He founded the Small Town Monsters production company based in Wadsworth, Ohio. Breedlove has directed over a dozen documentary films and miniseries related to cryptids and cryptozoology. In September of 2021, Breedlove claimed to have seen a Bigfoot-like creature while visiting a friend's property in Minerva, Ohio. His work has been viewed more than 3 million times on Amazon.

Peter Byrnes

was a Bigfoot researcher born in Ireland who serviced in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Peter discovered yeti footprint in Nepal in 1948. Byrnes headed many expeditions into the Pacific Northwest. In the 1990s Peter devised the Bigfoot Research Project, a full-scale scientific investigation centered around proving the existence of Sasquatch.

René Dahinden 

(August 22, 1930 – April 18, 2001) was a Canadian Bigfoot researcher. Dahinden was born in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 1953, For decades he conducted many field investigations and interviews throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was a major advocate for the controversial Patterson–Gimlin film.

James "Bobo" Fay

was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, and has been interested in bigfoot since the 1980s. Fay was the beloved larger then life cast member on TV's Finding Bigfoot and is known for his "Gone Squatchin" ball cap. He and Cliff Barackman are still close friends and host their popular podcast, Bigfoot & Beyond.

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Paul Freeman

(August 10, 1943 – April 2, 2003) was an American Bigfoot hunter who discovered and casted Bigfoot tracks showing dermal ridges. These cast were considered to be a critical pieces of evidence by both Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. Grover Krantz. In 1994 Freeman captured footage of a creature on videotape near the Blue Mountains region of  Oregon


Ken Gerhard

(born October 13, 1967)  is an  American Cryptozoologist and author often featured on various television programs. His works include "The Essential Guide to Bigfoot," "A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts," "Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters" and "Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles and Other Winged Beasts." He is also the co-author of "Monsters of Texas" (with Nick Redfern). 

Robert "Bob" Gimlin

(born 1931) Bob Gimlin is the beloved elder statesman of the Bigfoot community. Bob and is friend Roger Patterson lead an expedition on horseback into Bluff Creek, California and captured the best video footage to date of the hairy cryptid known as Bigfoot. Gimlin had mostly avoided publicly discussing the subject until about 2005 when he began giving interviews and appearing at Bigfoot conferences around North America.


Ryan “RPG” Golembeske

was born and raised in a family that believed in all things “Crypto.” RPG as a young man, traveled to Scotland to find proof of the Loch Ness Monster.  Ryan as an adult, has continued his family’s passions by travelling the world following up on reports of all things strange. Ryan has worked on both Finding Bigfoot and Expedition Bigfoot TV shows.

John Willison Green

(February 12, 1927 – May 28, 2016) was a Canadian journalist and a leading  Bigfoot researcher. 1957 Green started compiling a database of more than 3,000 sighting and track reports. John had also written several books and appeared on many TV shows on the bigfoot topic.


Doug Hajicek

is a very successful Television producer with a career spanning over 25 years. He also has many accomplishments in the scientific world such as building the camera system that filmed the first giant squid (over 54' feet long) in its natural habitat. He is the Producer for the hit TV series "MonsterQuest" airing on: The History Channel . Doug also started the website.

Ranae Holland

Known as the skeptical member of the Finding Bigfoot cast Ranae is a field biologist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While she is not a believer in Bigfoot, her interest in the creature was fueled by her father's fascination with the phenomenon. Ranae was always known for keeping the guys claims grounded in facts.


Bryce Johnson

is the host of the popular podcast, Bigfoot Collectors Club. Bryce has been obsessed with Bigfoot since he was a young boy. Researching the strange and unexplained along with crypto-zoological creatures is his passion. He is the research and tech member of the Expedition Bigfoot cast.

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Dr. Melba Ketchum

is a veterinarian and the Director of DNA

Diagnostics in Timpson, TX. She lead a five-year study dubbed the Sasquatch Genome Project. Researchers submitted evidence and hair samples from around North America. The findings met with much criticism as the Mitochondrial DNA results showed an unknown hominid on the male side and human DNA on the female side. The scientific community quickly dismissed the report saying that the DNA tests were corrupted due to human mishandling of the samples.

Grover Sanders Krantz

(November 5, 1931 – Feb.14, 2002) was an American anthropologist and cryptozoologist, he was one of few scientists not only to research Bigfoot, but also to openly express his belief in it's existence. Throughout his professional career, Krantz authored more than 60 academic articles and 10 books on human evolution.

Ronny LeBlanc

is a globally recognized figure in the world of Bigfoot and the paranormal. Ronny is a researcher, and author of the book, Monsterland. Ronny is a valued cast member of TV's Expedition Bigfoot as well as a regular on  Paranormal Caught on Camera.

Dr. Mireya Mayor

Is a cast member on TV's Expedition Bigfoot. This American anthropologist

primatologist, and wildlife correspondent

for National Geographic, She was part of a research expedition that discovered a new species of lemur, considered the world’s smallest primate. Mireya has been called the "female Indiana Jones."

Dr. Don Jeffrey Meldrum

(born May 24, 1958) is a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. Meldrum is also Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Physical Therapy and the Dept. of Anthropology. Meldrum is an expert on foot morphology and locomotion in primates and has studied hundreds of Bigfoot foot castings.

Matt Moneymaker

Moneymaker is the founder and president of the BFRO - Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization and the lead cast member on TV's Finding Bigfoot. Moneymaker was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Ohio. He has been researching bigfoot for over 30 years. Matt's website ( is a wealth of knowledge on the subject and features more the  three thousands sighting reports.

Ron Morehead

is a researcher, author and experiencer. He is best known for capturing the Sierra Sounds, the only Bigfoot recordings that have been scientifically studied, tested, and accredited as being genuine. He's been known for decades for his world-wide research into the Bigfoot phenomenon. Ron has authored two books "Voices in the Wilderness" and "The Quantum Bigfoot," Ron's decades of experience and hours of research have landed him spots on countless documentaries and TV shows.

Roger Patterson

(1933–1972) Is one half of the cowboys turned filmmakers credited for the now famous 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film. Roger died of cancer in 1972 but always maintained that the creature he caught on the film was real. Patterson and friend, Bob Gimlin have always denied being involved in any part of a hoax. The female Bigfoot seen on the film is commonly call Patty is honor of Roger

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David Paulides

is a former San Jose police officer turned investigator and writer. Best known for his dedication to proving the reality of Bigfoot, and establishing the Missing 411 theory. Missing 411 documents cases of people who have gone missing in and around national parks.

Paulides founded the North America Bigfoot Search group and serves as it's director.

Thomas Baker Slick Jr.

(May 6, 1916 – October 6, 1962) was a San Antonio, Texas-based inventor, businessman and adventurer. He founded the Southwest Research Institute which has been a center of discovery and scientific endeavors in the San Antonio area since 1947. Slick's deep pockets paid the way on many explorations into the  pursuit of Bigfoot and other hairy cryptids around the world

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