Past Speakers

Big Sky Bigfoot 2016 Speakers 

Dr. Jeff Meldrum

 Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University. His research revolves around vertebrate evolutionary morphology, and especially primate locomotor adaptations. More recently his attention has turned to the emergence of modern human bipedalism, evaluating fossil pedal remains and the footprints left in ancient strata. His interests in the footprints attributed to an unrecognized North American ape, commonly known as sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatic set of tracks in the mountains of Washington State. He has conducted extensive research and has appeared in numerous television programs as well as many public and professional presentations. His book, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, is the preeminent scientific evaluation of the available evidence for a North American ape.

Bob Gimlin

Forty-nine years ago Oct. 20th, Bob Gimlin witnessed history as "Patty" walked into the forest alongside Bluff Creek, in California. The resulting film taken by Gimlin's research partner, Roger Patterson, has been the object of intense study and debate ever since. Don't miss your chance to meet this one-of-a-kind gentleman and hear his stories at the conference.

Russell Acord

From right here in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, Author Russell Acord brings the perspective of a local Montana boy with plenty of ‘boots on the ground’ research and exploring. Russell writes, “I have never had my own Bigfoot experience, but have listened carefully to years of testimonials from people who have. I will never discredit those stories or accounts as I believe in the possibility of something in the wild that makes every effort to stay out of our way. There is something to be said about being able to stay hidden, or take measures to blend in when something wants to be left alone. We see it every day in the mountains, typically the mountain lion slinks into the shadows and is never even observed, or the Black Bear lopes away into the Woodline to avoid man’s advances. Who is to say that there isn’t a species out there keeping its distance?” Russell is the Author of ‘Footprints of a Legend’ and also ‘Bigfoot and the Tripwire,’ the first two books of an exciting Bitterroot Series trilogy. He will be speaking about his books, some of the evidence that he has been reviewing, and a perspective that will give you a new vantage point to think about. A veteran in the US Army, and a veteran in the world of research, we are sure you will enjoy his presentation in the lineup of the many spectacular speakers here at the Big Sky Bigfoot Conference in Hamilton, Montana, October 21-22, 2016.












Misty Allabaugh

 Misty’s journey with Bigfoot began in 1993 after a sighting that left her fascinated and intrigued. Life dictated that she go on to pursue studies in science and psychology. Bigfoot research was already on the table and by then 100's of hours quickly turned to 1000's of hours spent in the wilds. From New Mexico to the Yukon and from the Pacific Ocean to the Grass Plains she has seen it all, spoken with many and experienced wonders that she will never forget. Today, she can boast over 20 years of research experience. 

John Mionczynski

John is a naturalist and wildlife biologist with decades of field experience and has been researching the Sasquatch phenomenon for over forty years. This will be an excellent presentation you don't want to miss.

Kathy Strain

  Kathy received her B.A. in Anthropology (1990) and M.A. in Behavioral Science (emphasis Anthropology; 1994) from California State University, Bakersfield. She is currently the Forest Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest. Kathy has been a professional archaeologist/anthropologist for 25 years, and conducting research and fieldwork on 'Hairy Man' for nearly as long. Kathy is currently the treasurer of the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers, a non-profit Bigfoot research group and is a member of the North American Wood Ape Conservancy. She is also author of Giants, Cannibals, & Monsters:  Bigfoot in Native Culture.

Tom Yamarone

Tom has been actively investigating the bigfoot/sasquatch phenomenon for over 15 years. His endeavor has been to obtain audio and photographic evidence and, more importantly, to document first-hand bigfoot sightings and accounts. 

He has organized several major conferences in California, Washington and British Columbia. The history of bigfoot research is a passion of his. He has spent several weeks each year in the Six Rivers National Forest learning about the history of the Bluff Creek area. His interest has inspired him to compose and perform songs about bigfoot in tribute to these historic figures and accounts in the sasquatch lore. He is convinced these creatures exist based on the available evidence and the thousands of eyewitness accounts. Tom has one request of you: “Please include a scale item in your photographs of bigfoot evidence.” He resides in Livermore, California.

Caitlin Ertz, Thomas Ertz, Tom Brodhead

These three Montana researchers with the BFRO will be presenting evidence and reports gathered right here in Big Sky Country.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I have spent many years around real BIGFOOT in MONTANA . They are real and they are here . see you in Montana thanks albert fuhs.