2022 Ohio Bigfoot Conference Speakers & Special Guests
(All speakers & guests subject to change without notice)
Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology
Dr. Jeff Meldrum
View Dr. Meldrum's research at www.isu.edu
Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a Full Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology at Idaho State University. He teaches human anatomy in the graduate health professions programs. His research encompasses questions of vertebrate evolutionary morphology generally, primate locomotor adaptations more particularly, and especially the emergence of modern human bipedalism.
Dr. Meldrum is author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (Tom Doherty Publishers), which explores his and other scientists’ evaluations of the contemporary evidence, and also affords deference to tribal people’s traditional knowledge of this subject. He has also published two field guides, one focusing on sasquatch, the second casting the net more broadly to consider the potential of relict hominoids around the world (Paradise Cay Publishing). He is editor-in-chief of the scholarly refereed journal, The Relict Hominoid Inquiry.
Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot
Check out Cliff's website at www.cliffbarackman.com
Cliff Barackman has been doing bigfoot field research since 1994. His expeditions have taken him to 46 states and five continents in search of evidence supporting the existence of undiscovered hominoids worldwide.
As the evidence analyst on Animal Planet’s hit television show, Finding Bigfoot, Cliff has applied his skill and expertise to a variety of photographic, video, film, and sound evidence. He has appeared on many other television shows and documentaries as a bigfoot specialist and cryptozoologist.
Cliff and his wife, Melissa own and curate the North American Bigfoot Center in Boring, Oregon which features the largest public collection of bigfoot evidence in the Pacific Northwest.
Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot
Follow Ranae on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/TheSkepticalScientist
Research Biologist Ranae Holland was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was first introduced to the Bigfoot craze in the 1970’s by her father. In 2011, after years of work as a field biologist, Ranae became a co-host of the Animal Planet show “Finding Bigfoot”.
For over a decade, Ranae has conducted fisheries research throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. She received her degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, where she was selected for the distinguished Alaska Salmon Program.
Founder of the B.F.R.O.
See the latest sighting reports at Matt's website at www.bfro.net
Matt Moneymaker is the founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (founded in 1995). Moneymaker was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Ohio in the 2000s. He has been researching bigfoot for 30 years.
Matt is the lead investigator for Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot and has had numerous encounters with the legendary Bigfoot.
Owner - International Cryptozoology Museum
Visit the ICM website at www.cryptozoologymuseum.com
Loren Coleman is an American cryptozoologist who has written over 40 books on a number of topics, including the pseudoscience and subculture of Cryptozoology. He has actively researched and investigated cryptid reports since the early 1960s.
Founder of the K.B.R.O.
View Charlie's website at www.kentuckybigfoot.com
Charlie Raymond holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida. He founded the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization in 1997 to document all credible Bigfoot encounters in Kentucky. For over three decades he has interviewed countless witnesses, conducted investigations and held expeditions in the hopes of one day proving their existence. He believes Bigfoot to be a "flesh and blood" unidentified hominin, very closely related to humans. One day he hopes to establish laws in Kentucky to protect these magnificent creatures. Charlie is also a BFRO Investigator for Kentucky.