Blue Mountains, Washington Spring of 1995
I began my first field investigations in the early 1990s when, as an undergrad at Pomona College I took a class with Dr. James McKenna who later became my faculty Advisor. He encouraged me to focus the project for my Bachelor’s degree on the ancient fossil evidence and modern physical evidence for Bigfoot. It was during this time that I read Big Footprints: A Scientific Inquiry into the Reality of Sasquatch and interviewed Dr. Grover Krantz to find an answer to the question, “Is Bigfoot real?”
While studying for my Master’s Degree at Washington State I worked under Dr. Krantz in the Anthropology department, diving deeper into the fossil record, casting and making molds of hundreds of tracks, and occasionally investigating Bigfoot encounters in the Pacific Northwest. It was while I was out alone on one of these investigations that I had my second encounter with a Bigfoot over nine feet tall.
Additionally, Dr. Barry Hewlett would help me in acquiring funding through Oxford University and the National Institutes of Health so that I could travel to the Central African Republic to investigate, among other research, the Mokele-Mbembe, a cryptid dinosaur population allegedly living in the Lake Tele region of the Republic of Congo. I would graduate with my Master’s Degree in Anthropology and eventually become a Science educator.
Over the years I would continue to research, investigate, and share my ideas with others in the field that also continued to wonder if Bigfoot could be proven to exist by gathering biological samples that could be tested for DNA which would hopefully be enough to officially identify Bigfoot as a species.