2018 Ohio Bigfoot Conference Speakers & Special Guests
(All speakers & guests subject to change without notice)
Investigator for the Centre for Fortean Zoology
Visit Ken's website at www.kengerhard.com
Ken Gerhard is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field investigator for the Centre for Fortean Zoology as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for several research organizations. He has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and even werewolves. In addition to co-hosting the History Channel television series Missing in Alaska, Ken has appeared in numerous episodes of several television series including Monster Quest and Ancient Aliens. Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and Encounters with Flying Humanoids, as well as co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern) and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine. He currently lectures and exhibits at various conferences and events across the United States. Born on Friday the 13th of October, Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents, as well as virtually all the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.
From Animal Planet's FINDING BIGFOOT
Visit Cliff's website at www.cliffbarackman.com
Cliff Barackman has been doing field research on sasquatches since 1994. His expeditions have taken him to 46 states and five continents in search of evidence for relict 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. Cliff is especially familiar with the footprint and handprint evidence for sasquatches, and he is the curator for one of the largest collections of cast evidence in the world. Besides bigfooting, Cliff is an accomplished musician and outdoorsman who lives a quiet life on the western slopes of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range, deep in the heart of bigfoot country.
Singer/Songwriter and Investigator
Tom Yamarone is a singer/songwriter from Livermore, California who has been actively investigating the bigfoot/sasquatch phenomenon for over 17 years. His search for proof of sasquatch involves acquiring audio and photographic evidence and first-hand accounts. He has organized several major conferences in California and Washington. The history of bigfoot research is a passion of his. This has inspired him to compose and perform songs about bigfoot in tribute to these historic figures and accounts in the sasquatch lore. In 2014, Tom made his big screen debut in Bobcat Goldthwait’s bigfoot film “Willow Creek”. 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.”
From Animal Planet's FINDING BIGFOOT
James "Bobo" Fay
James Fay, or Bobo, was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California and has been interested in the Bigfoot mystery for as long as he can remember. He is best known for his role on Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot". For six years Bobo has traveled the world seeking answers to the Bigfoot phenomenon. While in college, Bobo spent his downtime in the woods attempting to locate a Bigfoot. Following college, he took logging jobs on Native American crews to absorb their knowledge of the Sasquatch legend. Bobo says that he saw his first Sasquatch while on an investigation in 2001. Since his initial sighting, Bobo claims to have glimpsed Bigfoot's on a few other occasions, but it was this first visual sighting that moved him the most.
Master of Ceremonies
Nicole is a first year student at Mercyhurst university in Erie, Pennsylvania majoring in geology. She has been involved with Bigfoot research for the past four years. One can often find her outside, whether it be identifying rocks and fossils, learning about wild plants, or checking out potential Bigfoot evidence. She plans on going into the petroleum geology industry and studying Sasquatch populations out west. Nicole has attended multiple Ohio Bigfoot Conference's, The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up, and many other Bigfoot related events with her father Dan. She's considered a prodigy in the scientific community, and one day will surely be one of the great minds studying these amazing creatures
From The Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference
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Born in Maine, and raised among the countryside of south central Ohio, Bea Mills is no stranger to the stranger aspects of the outdoors. After working with MUFON as a Field Investigator for some years, she turned back to her roots, accepting the invitation to join the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Over the past several years, she has lead and participated in numerous investigations throughout Ohio and surrounding areas. She also organizes the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference, a charity fundraiser, to support Camp Oty'Okwa's camper scholarship to foster youth in the outdoors. Over the last past three years, she has studied and deployed different applications to long duration field recording, utilizing techniques from traditional to bizarre. With welcoming results that support the Sasquatch phenomena in Ohio, her goals include continuing to build the case of a strong core population of the Sasquatch along the central and southern Ohio corridor, as well as fostering the conservation and preservation of natural areas and potential habitats for prolonged field research, data collection and investigation.