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Jeff lVieldrum

Jeff Meldrum's formal study of locomotor adaptations of primates has led
him from the skeletal cabinets of far-flung lruseunts. to the remote badlands

of Colombja and Argentina. He has describecl several neu, extjnct
species.
He also researches the emergence of modem human bipedarism and
the
analysis of fossil hominid footprints His co-editecl volurrc. From
Biped to
Strider: the Enrergence of Modern Human walking, Running. and
Rlsource
Transport, examines the pattern of cmergencc of the innovations
uniqr.re to
modern human gait. His interest in sasquatch footprints began when
he
crossed paths with an enigmatic set of tracks in the mountarns of
so uth

eastern Washin gton.

He conducts collaborative laboratory and field research throughout the
Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, as well as China and Russia, and
has spoken about his findings in nurnerous interviews, televjsion
appearances, public and professional presentations. His book Sasquatch:
Legend Meets Science (2006) was described by l)r. Jane Goodall as
bringing "a much-needed level of scientific analysis to the sasquatch
tsigfoot - debate." He is editor of the The Relict Hominoid Inquiry, a
refereed scholarly joumal promoting scientific dialogue on thii iniriguing
question (u'ww. i su. cdu/rhi ).
As Principal Investigator Jeff Meldrum will be responsible for experimental
design; coordination of site

Ian Redomond

Ian Redmond is a tropical field biologist and conservationist. renowned for
his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 30 years he has been

associated with Mountain Gorilras, through research. filming,
tourism and
conservation work. He served as Ambassadc,r for the Lrlrl Year of the
Gorilla
2009 and for the LrNEP convention on Migratory species since 2010,
As u'ith his mentor, the late DrDian Fossey, the
-uln focus of his work
shificd in I !)7fJ liottr research to consen ation vn,ork, aftcr poachcrs killed
Digit - a young silverback in one of the Karisoke study gioupr to sell his
skull and hands. Finding the heaclless, handless bocly of i goiltta he rcgarded
as a friend was a turning point in his lifc. Tcn years later in Kenya,
the
experrcncc \\/as rcpcated u,hen some of the cave-clcphants he was studying
were killed by ivory poachers.

As a resurlt. hc becaine a conseruation consultant and advisor for
organizattons such as the Bonr Free Foundatjon, the Gorilla Organization,
Orangutan Foundation and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. To
encourage such groups to work together, he established and chairs the Ape
Alliance (80 organizations linked via www,4apes.com), the African EleFund and the UK Rhino Group (www.rhinogroup.org.uk).He is now chief
consultant and Envoy for GRASP - the uNllp/ uNESCo Great Aoes
Survival Partnership he helped launch in 200 L
Born in Malaysia, Ian's passion for animals developect during his boyhood
iu Beverley, a market town in Yorkshire, and after University, took hirn in
1916 ro Africa. There he joined Dian Fossey, studying and protecting the
mountain gorillas of Rwanda and zaire. This work also led him jnto
documentary film-making. Ian is the man u,ho introduced Sir David
A.ttenborough to the gorillas in 197B,for the farnous BBC ,Life on Earth,
sequences, and who taught Sigourney weave.r to grunt like a gorilla in 1987,
for her award-winning role in the film 'Goriilas in the Mist' (in which he is
characreriz.ed as 'The worm Boy'). He has aclvised in the making of, and/or
appeared in more than 50 documentary films for the BBC, National
Geographic Society, Discovery channel, TFl, etc. His books have treen
translated into many languages and he is in demand as an entertainils and
thought-provoking public speaker.
Putting conservation principles into practice, lhe has led anti-poacher patrols,
guided film creu's and/or special interest tourr; into close encounters u,ith
gorillas, chinrpanzees, orangutans, elephants and erupting volcanoes, ano
workeci to support local conservationists ciuring the horrors of R.wanda's and
D-R. Congo's civil wars. Under-cover investigations led him to play the role
of a potential ape-buyer in order to infiltrate a poaching ring in congoBrazzavtlle and more recently a potential Coltan dealer in DRC. His work on

behalf of anjmals was recognisecl in 1996 with the presentation
of the pAWS
Humane Achievement A'ard, at a ceremony in Hoilywood,
carifornia. Ian
was appointed OBE in the Quecn's Birthday Honours ]n
2006 and awarded
an Honorary Doctorate frorn oxfbrd Brookes Uni'ersity
in 201).

As well as great apes, Ian Redmond's research interests include:
underground elephants - he carried out the first study and photography
of
elephants in the caves of Mr Elgon in Kenya and helped
SirDavid
Attenborough to fihn them for the acclainreij BBC series ,Life of
Mammals'; parasites - he studied gorilla parasites, and in papua New
Guinea, discovered several new speci., olnr,.utode worms; reptiles
and
amphibians - he discovered two nelv species of frog, also in New
Guinea;
and re-introducing orphaned apes, erephants and polar bears
to the wild.
Asked to summarise his work, he says, "r am a naturalist by birth,
a biologist
by training, and a conservationist by necessity. But conservation for
me isn,t
just about saving species. on a rarger scale, the planet needs
us to save
functioning eco-systems; on a smaller scale, we must also recognise that
species are made up of individual anjmals. For me, it became personai
when
I had the privilege of getting to know individual wild animals in the wild... I
can truthfully say that some of my best frjendls are gorillas, and I care
passionately about them and the future of all life on Earth.,,

Jim Halfpenny

Jim Halfpenny has authored many books, inc,{uding several on wolves ancl
tracking. His fields of experlise include cami,rore ecology (especially
bears,
wolves, mountain lions, etc.), tracking mammLals and dinosauis, and cold
environmental ecology. As a licensed guide in wyoming, hunting played a
central role in developing Jim's abilities to fi'd all sorts of creatures.
Sharing hir; adventures and knowledge with orhers has been his life-long
goal' When Dr. Halfpenny retired from the university, he ftrunded the Track
Education center and Museum in Gardiner, Montana, dedicated to sharing
nafural history and ccology. Through his organi zation, A Naluralist's World,
Jim annually travels the world teaching classes on camivores, lracking, cold,
and ecology. For inforrnation, go to ww\^/.tracl<nature .corr.r.

John Bindernagel

John Brndernagel holds a B.S.A. degree fronl the University of Gr_rr:lph
(ontario, Canada) and an MS and phD from the University of wisconsin
(Madison). For 30 years of his 45-year-long career he was an international a
prof'essional wildlife biologist with the Canadian Interrational Development

Agency (clDA) with the United Nations, living ancl worl<ing rn Uganda.,
1'anz.ania,lran, and 'rrinidad and Tobago. His work consisted oJ'wildlile
surveys, the preparation of'wildlifc conservation and wildliie manascntent
plans, arrd the training of wildlife technjcians.

More rccently. he parlicipatecl in wildlifc research and consultinE; pro.jects in
scveral Canadian provinces, especially in Britir;h Colurnbia, Alberta, and
Orrtario. His interest in the sasquatch began tn l9(t3 and eventually led to a
farrily nlove to VancouverlsJand, BC irr l915.ll also lcd, eventually. to two
books on the subject: North Amerrca's Grcat Ape: 1-he Sascluatch (A
wilcilii-e biologisi lool<s at the continent's rror;r rnisundersioocl largc
rnamnral) (1998), and The Discovery o1-the Sasquatch (Reconciling ()uhnre,
llistory, and Science in the Discovery Procesrs) (20f 0). His wilcllife research

habitat analysis. fire ecolosv. a biological sur-vcy of tl-re Orno Rjver \/alley
of lrthiopia, and ethnobotanical snrclies of tribes in |Jor1h Amenca ancl
Africa.

\Vhjie worl<ing 1or the U.S. l'orcs1 Scrvice in 1912,hc irad an cncoujrtcr with
a strange unidentified anirnal in a forest camp which spurred a nearly 40
year quesL to collect ficld inlortnation and sighting rcllorrs on the legenclar-y
'oll Man' as it is known in parts of thr: Rocriies...bctter known as
Sasrruatch.

Bill Munns

In a careerspanning 45 yeeirs. Bill Mr,rnns has; excellori in sr:vcral uniquc
plofessi onai afls, i ncl ud ing the "cr-eature business" (fabricat i n g ultra- realr stj c
physical rrodels of living. cxtrnct and fictitious creatules fbr Movies. ]'V.
l-lrerne Parks and Muser.rm Exhibits) and Conrpnter Graphir:s )magery
(CGI). Hehas devoted -5 years of diligent effortto the analysis of the famous
Patlcrson-GimUn film, wlrich rs the most Llniclue and cletaile<J photographic
r-ccorci of the cryptrc entitv knou'n as "[3iglbot" or Sasquatch.

In that cffort. hc has pronccrcd ne\^'nrcrhods lf iirage arrall,sis to nrakc a
laclual determination as to the biological autl-Lenticity of the PattersonGjrniin Flomrnid. Munns wrll be applying that expertise in botlr labricated
"crcillures" and real biological crealLrre s to strrdy the image data which ii;

is now almost entirely focused on sasquatch anatomy, behavior, and
ecology, and on the discovery process as it applies to this sasquatch.

John Mionczynski

John Miottczynski rs a wildlife consultant with field experience going back
40 years- His biological studies have Sp?flfied a broacl spectrum from
microscopic marine life to large ungulate mar.nmals ol'the high mountains.
lIe has conducted studies on bighorn sheep in Wyoming and all over the
intermountain west for the Wyorning Game a.ncl Fish Depafl.ment, the lJ.S.
Forest Service, and the Unrvcrsiry of-Wyoming. Durrng these stuclieri he
was acknowlcdged for-developing goat packing as a technique for
transportrng scientific equiprnent into remote ancl rr-rgged high mountain
ranges and glaciers. In this regard he has perfbrmed as a scientific packer for
the U.S. Geological Survcy, the U.S. Forest Siervice. the University of'
wyonring, as well as his own scientific researrch. l-le .has also written an
authoritativc book on the subject.
FIc spent three years trapping, radio collaring, zrnd documenting fboci habits
arrd behavior of grizzly bears in the Yellow'st,lne Ecosystem of Montnna and
wyornintrl fbr the lnteragency Grizzly Bear Study Teani and U.S. Forest
Sen,ice. Other field studies have included work with mountain goats, pikas,

William Barnes

William Barnes is the Owner and Founder. hs the principle manager and
overseer of the entire project, as he has overil5 years experience in
operating his own businesses. He has been a gold dredger for the last l5
years, and had his Hominoid sightin g in 1997 . Managing bLrsinesse
s with
attention to detail, and getting the job done with the n*.rrrury resources,
has
given hjm the ability to create success without going over-budget. IJis for:us
is; more on creative problem solving; thus, he solicil,s icleas
fionr all
involved in whatever business he's involved rvith. l-earn effort is a huue
focal point in working with any group of people that he manages. F:le
appreciates having inpr-rt from his colleagues, as this helps hirn to make
firm
decisions whjch move the organiz.ariot't in a directjon that works well for all
involved. He believes that good inpLrt from colleagues creates goocl outpul,
and thus, well-spent, economically used investment dollars. He has fgund
this approach to be a tried and true business practice.

collectecl by The Falcon Project and contribute to factual determinations
what specjes the image data has captured.

of

Pete Aniello

Pete Aniello has over 20 years of experience in the geospatial fielcl, lFIe is
currently a technical manager at Environmental Systems Research lristiftite,
and has previously worked at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency,
the United States Geological Survey, and Space Imaging (a satellite imagery

company, now called GeoEye).
He is an ASPRS Certrfied Photograrnmetrist, holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Geology from the University of Kansas, ancl a Master of
Engineering dcgree in Geographic Infbrmation Sysrerns from thc University
of Colorado at Denver.

Jason Valenti

Jason valenti, co-founder, was inspired to get involved in Hornirroid
research after his own personal sighting in Apalachicola Nal.io1al
Forest in
1996. He has been out in the fierd on many o,ccasions to search lbr
Flominoid evidence. He hosted the 2005 Sasrquatch Research Confi:rence
in
Bellingham, wA, and has been a guest on numerous raclio slrows over the
last decade, as well as a documentary. He ha,c his own business, Infinite

Web Solutions, which provided multi-media solutions to customers for over
8 years.

with his knowledge in digital

and electronic rnedia, he is able to provide
technical suppol-t along with innovative ideas for solutions. He aiso has a
background in electronics, electrical and mechanical repair, as he grew up in
a family business that serviced bjo-medical equipment.

Mike Brookerson and his son were walking along a creek on a private
ranch
when they first encountered sasquatch. The t*o *... just
walking logether
skipping stones when they noticed a large group of crows creating
u frs
with a loud cacophony of calls. Mike thought asimple predaror liJ<e a
bobcat
or coyote might be nearby. They walked up rthe creek bank ancl stoocl
in a
clearing in the middle of a cedar thrcket. Mike's young so, tugged
his dacrs
arm and said "dad they threw a rock at us." Mike then saw another
stone
that had just been thrown at them. The location of the encounter
was deep
into the private ranch where no other people could have been.
Mike began to take more trips into that area and at one point hc was
followed by something so large and white it lookecl like a steer! He didn,t
tell anyone for a long time and finally starled raking his sons into the area to
look forthe sasquatch. They would leave sweet fruits like grapes and
cantaloupes in a horse feed bucket and also on top of a hunting shacJ<.
some

of the bite marks taken out of the rinds looked like a wagon wheel and where
shaped like a person's teeth. They also found scat with berries and hair
in it
and finally one day, a huge 19" footprint.
Mike kept a log of the wood knocks and prayful behavior, but he stopped
taking his young sons to the area at night. He began to have some fear and
sought opinions and invited researchers to go with him to the area. They
found signs of tree twists and rock stacks ancJ the researchers suggested
Mike try exchanging gifts. These exchanges have gone on for over s years
and Mike has liosted a half dozen serious researchers, two of which have
written about the encounters. Mike has a deep desire to know what species
of hominid is interacting with him and his family. He thinks that The Falcon
Project and the groundbreaking ideas have thre best chance to help him learn
what the species is. Mike has been a lawyer and land developer-, a farmer
and a loving Dad who enjoys the woods and has been hunting and angling
his whole life.

Eric L. Collier

Eric L. collier is joining the Falcon project Field Team and will be a supply
runner for The Falcon Project.
Eric is 40 and resides in Oak Brool< Illinois with his family and children.

ln the past Eric was strong safety at Norlhwestern, captain, and all
American. Two Time Big Ten champs of the rose bowl and citrus bowl. Eric
is a very active person with a curious nature ancl he enioys life to the llest
"Joie De vjvre". His hobbies are: work jng out, weighis, volleyball.
cooking, gardening, traveling, and watching his kids playing sports.
20l I Eric met with his friend and brother Michael in Chicago and began
hearing about his fiiends journey into the research worlcl of the Sasquatch.
Afier several years of seeing the videos his friend made with his son John,
Eric decided to fly to Texas. on his first visit into the unknown with
Mjchael he had a first hand experience that countless others have had with
Sasquatcl'r. Rock throws, tree knocks, hoots/howis, a bluff charge in the still
of a tnoonlit night. Eric also saw a quick visual glance of a subject fiorn the
corner of his peripheral vision. The rock throws wer-e confinned thi:
following inorning by iocating several rocks on the feiiced in well maiiicured
yard of the ranch house that were staying. The tree knocks tlrat the group
heard were repetitive and located in several areas of the property were the
group was researching. Eric and his friend Michael were able to record
It"t

several minutes of a call and response of several
sr-rbjects that were off in the
distance. These vocalizations have been cleaned
up and have been named as
Samurai Yocalizations they are posted on the Bigfoot
Evidence website.
They also recorded video footage of tracks teft Ul, the
subject that Eric found
while running through the creek-bed.

Eric returned to the same location in the creek bed ro see
if the subject,uvho
made the tracks had returned to claim the watermelon and
snickers that they
Ieft, tliat is when he experienced the bluff charge . It was
well past lOpm
and the moon was partial covered by the cloudi that had
rolled in on a-front
earlier in the late afternoon, Annedwith two flashlights
and foolishness
they made their way by foot down into the creek bed. They
were Bluff_
Charged by a subject that sounded like an entire NFL offensive
line moving
in tandem for the go ahead score to win the SuperBowl. Needless
to say
Eric and his friend hightailed back the 100 meiers, looking like
Usain Bolt
and Usain Bolt's shadow.
since his first visit to the Texas Hillcountry with his friend, Eric
has been
completely enamored with the Sasquatch and the Sasquatch community.
T'his has resulted in him being chosen as one of the runners
that will be
supplying the field researchers. Eric is excited because he will
be able to say
he helped to prove without a shadow of doubt " sasquatch
exists and here,s

the proofl

"

Christopher Larson

ChristopherLarson is 33 years old and is a native of ldaho.
He move. to
Western Washington in 2004 to live closer to his family.
Soon after moving
there he got a job delivering the Seattre Times newspaper.
For the rast r0
years he has spent the early morning hours from r:3bam
to 6am deriverins
papers in a rural part of Washington State.

In 2009 during the early morning hours, he saw a large creature
wrth 4 inch
long black hair on the side of the road. After seeing tiis creature
he bega'
reading many books and Iistening ro radio progrurn1. He
still has no answers
to explain what he experienced. He has decidecl that if he wants
answers, he
needs to go out and find them.

Eric Reinstra

Field ream Member Eric Reinstra brings many years of
backcourntry
knowledge to the 1eam. Being self-employed, h! has been
working as a gold
nriner at hls mine in the sierra nevada mountain range for
the past leyenteen
years. He works there fuil-tjnre and spends his winters
working as a cNC
Machinist.
Eric has spent mo-st of his life enjoying the backwoods, gold
mining,
camping, hiking, backpacking, technical rock climbing,
driving his four
wheel drive jeep trail rock-crawring, buirding and flying
rc aircraft. lre has
also spent many hours flying full-scale sailplanes and
racing clown hill on
I on g-board skateboards.
During one of his backwoods camping trips inside tlre Dinl<ey
creek
wilderness area he had an encounter with a bigfoot. The
night before
breakirg down his camp, he was sitting next to the campfire listening
to
coast to coast as they told of some old stories from Native
Americani.
Stories about the big hairy nren tliat lived in the mountains
and the natives
would put out corn and tobacco for them. The next mornrng while packrng
up his calnp Eric placed fresh corn on the cob and tobacco
611 top of'a stone
out cropptng just behind his camp. Later as he was pulling out
the tenl poles
with his back turned he caught an image out of the corner of-hjs
eye then
thought to himself it was a bear?
Fric then slou'ly turned his head to take a look at it. It was.yust
over the back
side of a crowll on ihe ridge he was on he could feel it moving
down hill into
a boulder field that led into the tree line. wanting to
know what it was Enc
got up and began to run after it. The small path it was
on went into a
boulder field where it began to crose out. Eric could hear rarge
branches out

in front of him breaking. Berng unarmed Eric stopped,
still not getting a
good lool< at it he turned around to camp. Back
at camp Eric noticed that the
corn and tobacco were gone fi.orn the rock steps ?

Nathaniel Bronis

Nathaniel Bronis is a twenty one year olcl sasquatch researcher and nepofi
investigator from the central lower peninsula otvi.t.,igan. Irollowing
a
remarkable, up close, sighting jn2009, he began his personal study
subject' Nathaniel spends a grear deal of time resear.hi,rg potential "l.th.
habitats
and makes regular forays into remote forests to collect daia, and
help i1 his
personal quest 1o find and better understand this elusive species.
wiith
strong interests in ecology and wildlife biology, Nathaniel has spelt greaI"
a
deal of time studying nature, through personal experiences gained
as; troth an
experienced hunter and backpacker. Driven to find answers to this mystery,
and a passion for both the unknown and the creature he sighted,
Natlhanjel
has joined the Falcon Project as a field researchcr, to aicl in
the scientific
study and djscovery of the species known as the North Anterican Sarsquatch.

William "Lynn" Larsen

william "Lynn" Larsen (who goes by Lynn) has joined rhe Falcon project
as a Supply Runner. He is a "MacGyu.r";
iyp" orguy in that,rr.r.lrrt,

much he can't build or repair. He has a wide uurl.ty
of skills, as a result of
his varied background. one of the most valuable
skills fbr the Falcon
Project, will be his medicar experience and training.
LIc was traj;recl as an
orderly in private hospitals and as a hospital .orprlun
in the navy with
specialty training as a Surgical lntensive care Technician
and Aviation
Physiology Technician.

Lynn has been an automotive lracing enthusiilst all of
his life and he lluilt a
number of cars for racing. Iris first car was a r954
Ford with a flat head vg
that he got by doing a complete over haul of the
engine, He started racing,/a
Midgets at age 4 and reaching his zenith by purchaling
u tube frame chassis
and raw fiberglass body frorn whictr he buiti and
registerecl for road us;e a
replica of a I 965 Forcl GT40 2 seat, mid-engi'. .uiH.
powered it with a
Ford 302cu.in. EFI pushrod engine. The power ran through
a 1969 porsche
G50/50 transaxle (from a Porsche 930 Turbo) and utilized
modified Corvele
suspensron parts. Lynn constructed that car during ..spare"
time over three
years while working for IBM ( I 99 I _93.)
For a number of years Lynn had a Private Pilot's License
whrch he obtained
in late 1919- He also flew backseat hops in A4 Skyhawk advanced jet
trainers in Pensacola. He 1'lew with in.structor pilots
in specially built 2 seat
A4s' Many of his flights were ACM's (air.on-,but maneuvers)
or NFM,s
(night formation maneuvers) whire chalrenging they were
none the ress
fun' Lynn worked in the Citrus Industry, which involved maintenance 'ery
ancl
repair of many different types of agricultural equipment.
This was mostly

cltcsei-powered equipment. He also worked
rvith ma'agement of labor
crews. design and irnplementation of production
programs and much more.
F{e has a BS in computer engineering
and has many skilrs working with
eiectrical devices ancl electronics. As mentioned
he workecl for IBM ancl has
also worl.red lbr Lockheed-Martir, and GTE (now

Verrzon.) Hc c.nsiders
himself a UNIX guy, although he became equally
lamiliar with pcs as they
bccame tJre prirnar-y pratlonn for enterprise
s.ystems managerrent and
network management.
Iror the last I0 ycars with IBM, Lynn was a
software sales cngineer for
systems dt network management in generar and
enterprise ba&up in
particular' Lynn grew up in Mendocir o County in
Northern California and
with stories of'Brgioot. FIis nrother owned andoperatect
a llv park on the
Klamath luver jn a smail town cailed Seiacl vailey.
Hawk,s rtoost IIV park
was locatr:d on FIwv. 96, arso known as the Eligfoot
Highway. FIe ars;o is
well aware of the Swamp Ape, having lived in Letween
th. Gr..n swamp
and the Kissimrnee valley in Florida. Knowlodge
of these two hotstrlot areas
is what reignited his interest in Bigfoot while in
trigl school, He spent quite
a lot of tinne in the Kissirnnee vaille\u swamps,
rnuch of jt in an area that is
now' Disney Worlcl believe it or not.

Bnandenbur

Kirk Brandenburg lives in snoqualnrie, washington and
holds a J.D. fr.om the
University of Minnesota school of Law. Kirk has been
actively engaged in
the mystery of sasquatch for years. In addition to his independent
re,search,
he served as an investigator and expedition organizer
with the BFRO and is

a member of the olympic Project. These
efforts herve takern hinr to remote
locations in eleven U's' states and a
Canadian province. Her has externsive
experience with thermar imaging technorogy
and ernaryzing thermar videos
and photos' The Finding Bigfoot terevision
shclw featured Kirk and one of
his thermal videos in its New Mexico
episode.
Being part of the Falcon Project's Field
Teanr appeirls to Kirk because of the
unrque commitment to spend a long duration
in the wilderness alongside
other knowledgeabre adventurers searching for
conclusive sasquatch
evidence. Having the team outfitted with
thr: latest gear and techrrolclgy
while utilizing an organized and disciprined strategy
makes; it a crrearn
opportu n ity.

John Bronson

John Bronson becarne rnterested in sasquatch
as a teenager. whilc onr a
hiking tnp in 1994 rnto a remote parl of the North
cascades, he heard a loud
series of wood knocks, which startled the group
of people he was hik:irrg
with. Afrer retuming rrorn that trip John ,p.ni a roi of time reading
and stories of bigfoot and sasquatci.

ffi*,

In May of 2012, John watched as a sasquatch walked
past hirs carnp. John is
now 37 and has sinc_e been on many tr ps researching
sasquatch in
washington State, oregon and also a trip to Southeast
AIaska. FIe works as
a comrnercial fisherman in Alaska whcn
he is not out in the tield cloing
research' His hobbies are praying guitar, winemaking
and beekeepinp;.-

He believes that sasquatch are apart of nature that
can and shoulcl be
respected and appreciated just like all other species
ancl that the Falcon
Project is more likely to record good evidence of sasquatch
than any other
efforts to date.

Jesus Payan Jr.

Jesus Payan Jr. Born and raised in the miritary having travered
the worrd
Hollywood Film and TV Actor ( Breaking gid, Z Gnns)
Jesus has been studying and researching the mysteries
o{'our known world
since a very yollng age. His research on the enigma of the
elusive sasquatch
began after the time he and his family first hearJ this creature jn
L,inr;oln
County National fbrest in 2000.

This year will be his fifteenth year researching sasquatch with niany field
investigations from New Mexico to califomia. Giving lectures on this
subject and holding sasquatch conferences are just a couple of the
many
ways he has dedicated his time to furlhering the scientific res;earch
and the
discovery of this enigmatic creature. Jesus has an extensjve backerounal
in
the study of cryptids. anthropology, primatology, and ficld resea,l.t,.
H.
brings to the Falcon Project his experience rn tracking. i{e js a fonner
Federal Peace Olficer and bodyguard and has been a prof'essional
figlhter.
He is the forrner Head of the Sumerjan Department for a traveling Natural
History Museum.

Randy Harrington

Randy Ila,rrington is 48 years old, married and
has two adult daughters. I-le
is a retired firefighter, retiring as a driver operator.
He is cun'ently a business
owner.

Randy's interest in these creatures started when he
reacl a book by Roger
Patterson in l979lB0 titred Do Abominabre
Snowmen of Americu n.oitv
Exist? After'eading this book in the schoor library
h. ;"";;;il"Jrr;a
every bool< available
the rocar public library too. this incrr-rded Rooks by
ln
John Green and Ivan Sanderson. After getting
a honre computer, I3igfoot
was the only thing Randy searched ror with th1
computer.
ln 2003 he began to do field research as best as porribl.
with limrteci
abilities' Randy found just enough eviclence to really
fuel hrs search, whjch
he started in Southwest Missouri and Northwest
Arkansas. uis quest then
lead hirn to Southeast oklahoma where he spent
the next two years
researching by himself. He also startecJ researching
with anolher man during
thal time who he was able to leanr from.
In the fall of 2005, they caught on film what they believe
is a bigfoot.
During the next trip that Randy took down to oklalronra
ir.r Feb of 2006,
Ra'dy had an encounter that lasted 30 to 40 minutes and con-rpletely
soiidified these creatures exrstence for him. After this sightin5;
a'd ttre
encounter he was able to accuratcly veriiy and
a height measurement, and a
fairly accurate weight estimate. The behaviors and actions
of-the two

creatures that night completely dominate his thoughts
almost daily and
Randy has spent thousands and thousands of dollais and
man hours
researchin g thi s creahrre.
He is compelled to search out answers to this mvsterv. So being
a part
this project is important to him.

of

David Michael Sohday

David Michael Soliday is 35 years old and was born and raised in rural
Oklahoma. He curently works for the railroad out of Tulsa.and has lived in

Texarkana.

Texarkana is near Fouke Arkansas where the 'Legenrl of Boggy creek'
movie was based. Dave was taught the love of nature and the art of tlacking
by his grandfather who was a Native American of Choctaw lineage. FIe also
honed his tracking skills working with his uncle who was employed by large
ranches to exterminate nuisance predators. As a teenager Dave *u, un eagle
scout and took many classes on tracking .He was accepted into a young
explorer program where he would spend days out in the wilderneis living off
the land. Dave has always been curious about bigfoot. Having seen plenty
of sign and partial foot track evidence.
He experienced a rock throwing incident in a deeply wooded area while.
while on a fishing trip with his wife and 2 sons, something across the pond
threw a rock that hit hjm between the eye's. David found out later on, that
rock throwing is a bigfoot trait. He also had a sighting while out with a

friend that soiidifiecr it fo'him. He saw a bigfbot
either-fail orjump from a
tree and hit the ground runni'g not far
rrom-where the rock throwing
incident happened. He watched as the creature
then ran for about 25 yards
before Davrd lost sight of'him. The trackway
yierded 3 tracks David and his
fiiend cast' 'rhc bottonr rine is, Dave knows tricsc
things arc out there, anci
his dream is to be apart of this project to
bring these creatures out of.thc
realm of myth and into realitv.

casey o'Ilara, was born ancl raised Michigan ancl
hc is 33 years old. FIe has
worked in metal fabrication most of his liie. He
likes to spend his lree time
hrrnting and fishing or doing anything outdoors.
As a little kid when he saw the Patterson Girnlirr film
and that starled a life
long obsession with the Bigfoot legencl. He reacl
anything about Bigfoot he
could get hrs hands on, as well as watching anything
.fV
on
about it. He was
on the fence about it being real but then learn
of'th."."periences family
members had while growing up in Michigan.
l-earni'g these
happened to people he trusts whole-hearledry
"xperi.nJ.s
was a -ujo. turning
point for
him' I ha'e no doubt now that Bigfbot is rear. He was
lucJ<y enough to have
an experence during a trip to oregon. Jt was
a ratny night and he iras
carnping on the Pacific Crest Trail. Afier a lot
of r.uinfuil he started to hike
io a nearby town of Sisters oregon to get a break fio',
the rain. At lam he
started hiking ro town with l5 miles to go. Along
the way he began hearing
sounds of tnovetnent in the woocls along the
roaJhe was traveling on. Afrer
hearing the movements he heard a loud knock, it
soundecl clor;e. About 5

mrnutes later he hearcr another.
He was in the middre of nowhere
so does
not believe it was anyone messing
with him. Lr.ilt he enried up getting
a
ride into town about ten minr:tes
after hearing the rast knock. This
experence was amazing to him and
from thai time on he decided to further
investtgate the Bigfoot phenomenon.
To be able to be aparr o1'thjs research
team is dream come true and he
trury berieves this research wiir get the
answers to the Bigfoot lnystery.

Michael Birkinshaw

Michael Birkinshaw is a life rong native
of washington state. He had what
he believes to be an eyewitn"r, J.rornt
one surnmer evening in r 9g5 near
Diablo dam, loc
cade mountains'
'rhis experience
and has led to a
greater curiosity
und him.
He served in the Gulf war between l9g
He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts desree i
the Arr Institute of Seattle. He speliali,
for product and prototype visuaijzation.
designs that could be used in the search
detailed 3d model of the Hominoid skereton
based on Austraropithecus
Afiicanus and Neanderthal Man.
Some of hrs hobbies include cycling,
hiking and phorography.

Paui Sanson

Paul Sanson is 39 years old. He lives in Del,and Florida and
has lived in
rrlorida most of his life. He lived in Araska for 3 I 12 years as well.
He is a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged and
now owns
an autc glass business.
Paul loves being outcloors and loves camping ancl.just being in thewoods.
FIe has been out on an expedition with Stacy.Brown Jr. an6
also has been on
a f-ew expeditions of his own. Paul has recently startecl plotting
Sasquatch
sighting locations in Florida and taking trips inlo those areas. He is
volunteering for the Falcon Project because searchirrg for Sasquatch is
sonrething that is his passion and this research will tre a great opportunity
for
him to really sarisfy his curiosity.

J'homas Kaye Jr

old and re:9.: in Glassboro, New Jersey
with
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rnterested in Bigfoot since,n.lU_
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Rob Zuschlag

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trme tc gather the resources, the proper
teau.l to help find
is exciting. This would be any educators
dream and Rob
part of it.

provc the truth
honored to be


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