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About Bigfoot: Key Vocabulary Terms

Since the focus of the Chronicles of Carlos is on Bigfoot and related phenomenon, I wanted to define what we are talking about for those who are new to the subject. Here are some of the key terms used to describe and categorize Bigfoot and other human-like animals which are the primary subjects of our Content and Products.

Anthropology; an introduction to the study of man and civilization (1896)


the study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution; (the study of human societies and cultures and their development)


having human characteristics; (relating to or characterized by anthropomorphism)

Primates image from "Primates | At the Origin"


order of mammals distinguished by having hands, feet that are similar to hands, forward-facing eyes, enlarged cerebrum of the brain, and are typically agile tree-dwellers; primates include humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms such as lemurs and tarsiers

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an animal resembling a human being in form; a higher primate, especially a monkey, ape or ape-man

Hominoids/ Hominids photo of models


a primate of a group that includes humans, their fossil ancestors, and the anthropoid apes



the study of and search for animals, usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence, that recently have been observed alive in nature by people and that lack a recorded type-specimen

Cryptid from


any creature that may or may not exist-- an animal that has been claimed to exist or that once existed in the fossil records but has not been proven to exist today

Manimal TV Series c/o IMDb

Shape-shifter/ Manimal, and Skin-walker

a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal; in popular culture, a fanciful life form that is part human and part beast; a creature recognizable as human but possessing physical or primitive behavioral characteristics that are exclusive to animals in certain Native American traditions, a person who can transform into any animal when wearing its pelt; in Navajo culture, a person or being with the ability to change their physical form at will

About Me: The Chronicles of Carlos

Dr. Grover Krantz

My Education

My educational background is in the Sciences. I earned a B.A. in Anthropology at Pomona College under Dr. James McKenna, and I finished the Masters/PhD program that I started at Washington State University under Dr. Grover Krantz with an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming under Dr. George Gill. My graduation project at Pomona-– where I also founded the Cryptozoology Club and was a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology, was on the existence of Bigfoot. At Wazzu, my unpublished thesis was about Gigantopithecines (very large fossil Asian apes that lived around 5 million years ago) and their hypothetical, ancestral connection to Bigfoot. During my time at Wazzu, I was involved in giving Bigfoot presentations at the university and also at Sasquatch Days in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Grover Krantz

My Career

My career background has mostly been as an entrepreneur, leader, teacher, and coach. I have worked as an Anthropology (Biological, Archeological, Cultural, and Linguistic) teaching assistant at the university level and as a middle and high school STEM/ STEAM teacher (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). I have coached Olympic and collegiate divers all the way down to high school and middle school athletics teams. I have loved instructing athletes of all levels from beginners to the elite. One notable entrepreneurial venture was a retail and social business called “Bigfoot’s Lair” where I hosted gaming leagues, a market, and tournaments for collectible trading card games and video games.

Me and the 8th Graders

Yeti de Bourganeuf

My Passion: Worldwide Hominoid Institute

That brings us to the “about” for this website and all the social media, B2B, blog, e-commerce, and other platforms associated with the Chronicles of Carlos brand. For my brand, I investigate, create, and share mainstream educational content, extraordinary Bigfoot encounters and other mysteries, mythologies, and legends of the unknown, and examine and discuss the scientific methods and principles corroborating our stories. My platforms are for a very large audience of those curious about Bigfoot as well as the Bigfoot knowers, believers, and skeptics. I invite you to click and scroll around and to learn something you do not already know. My goal is to share knowledge, stories, etc. with you, and for you to share your ideas, thoughts, and family encounter stories with all of us!

Photos of an alleged dead Almas in Russia

Myakka Skunk Ape

My hope and intent are for these platforms to bring people from all parts of this audience spectrum together to grow in our knowledge and understanding of Bigfoot and other cryptic hominoids and anthropomorphic creatures. For instance, our friends in South America will be able to teach us about the Mapinguari, while our European followers can share their knowledge of the Wildmen of their countries; our audience in Africa will educate us about the mysterious Bili and Bondo apes, while our Australian mates will share their encounters with the Yowie; and, from the vastness of the Asian continent and the great diversity of its people, we will learn of a variety of cryptic hominoids such as the Almas, Barmanou, Bukit Timah monkey man, Chuchunya, Ebu gogo, Orang-bati, Orang-mawas, Orang-pendek, Yeren, and Yeti. Finally, I would like to be able to do more field research. I am available for speaking engagements, podcasts, interviews, guided excursions, investigations, and all varieties of content creation related to my areas of expertise. I never tire of teaching, sharing, and learning when it comes to Scientific mysteries. I would love to work with you!

Photo of a purported Skunk Ape in Florida

My Encounters

As far as I am certain, I have had four experiences involving Bigfoot. The first happened when I was a young boy growing up in northwestern Pennsylvania in the woods of the Appalachian foothills. The second occurred when I was in graduate school investigating an encounter in the Blue Mountains of Washington State near the Oregon border. The third time was last summer while driving through southwestern New York state and the Allegheny National Forest. My most recent experience happened at the beginning of this year in the forest near Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. I have also had a number of strange experiences that I cannot explain that have occurred in my lifetime, including a near-death experience (NDE) I had when I was a younger man that affected the entire course of my life.

You can read my individual accounts on the Scary Stories page, or you can listen to them all on the Podcasts & Videos page by following the hyperlinks.

Our team

Carlos Jiménez

Head of Platform

Bigfoot is one of my greatest passions outside of teaching and coaching. I develop the content for the platform, and I design and troubleshoot the platform itself. I do it all with Renee’s love and support.

Renée Mitchell

executive assistant

Renée has been a part of the Chronicles of Carlos since 2016. She wears many hats, but her primary roles are copy and content editing, merchandising, manufacturing, and fulfillment. Renée is my loving partner.


Booger Bengal

Finny has been with the organization since 2019. He is our Sasquatch-loving cat who  enjoys biting our toes, being in the great outdoors, and prowling about while keeping his insect hunting skills sharp– along with his other daily mischief and shenanigans.