List of Cryptozoologists

Here follows a list of notable researchers and writers in the field of cryptozoology:

Erik Beckjord, Bigfoot researcher – deceased
John Bindernagel, Bigfoot researcher; author of North America’s Great Ape: the Sasquatch
Ronald Binns, Loch Ness Monster researcher; author of The Loch Ness Mystery Solved
Tom Biscardi, Bigfoot researcher
Maurice Burton, Loch Ness Monster researcher; author of The Elusive Monster – deceased
Mark Chorvinsky, creator of Strange Magazine – deceased
Jerome Clark, co-author of Cryptozoology A to Z
Ronan Coghlan, author Dictionary of Cryptozoology and Cryptosup.
Loren Coleman, author of Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America, Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology, Mysterious America, Mothman and Other Curious Encounters; coauthor of Cryptozoology A to Z, The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide, The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep, and other books
William R. Corliss, general anomalist; has collected reports of unknown hominds and other cryptids -deceased
René Dahinden, Bigfoot researcher -deceased
Tim Dinsdale, Loch Ness Monster researcher -deceased
Jonathan Downes, founder of Centre for Fortean Zoology
Richard Ellis, marine life artist; author of The Search For The Giant Squid
Guy Farr, Bigfoot researcher
Paul Freeman, Bigfoot researcher – deceased
Richard Freeman, researcher affiliated with Centre for Fortean Zoology
Josh Gates, researcher, TV host
Ken Gerhard, Big Bird researcher/author
Bob Gimlin, with Roger Patterson, allegedly filmed Bigfoot in 1967
Rex Gilroy, Australian cryptozoologist focused on the Megalania and the Yowie.
John Willison Green, Bigfoot researcher
J. Richard Greenwell, secretary of the International Society for Cryptozoology – deceased
Bernard Heuvelmans, author of On the Track of Unknown Animals; “father of cryptozoology” – deceased
Fredrick William Holiday, Loch Ness Monster researcher – deceased
John Keel, Mothman researcher – deceased
Alexandr Mikhailovych Kondratov, Russian scientist, author of books about lake monsters, living dinosaurs and many more – deceased
Grover Krantz, mainstream physical anthropologist known for his interest in Bigfoot – deceased
Willy Ley, author of Exotic Zoology – deceased
Roy Mackal, University of Chicago professor known for interest in Loch Ness Monster and Mokele mbembe
Scott Marlowe, Swamp Ape researcher and founder of Pangea Institute
Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University anatomy professor; Bigfoot researcher
Reinhold Messner, mountaineer; author of My Quest for the Yeti – skeptic
Marc Wolfgang Miller, explorer, author of Chasing Legends & The Legend Continues
Robert W. Morgan, author & film producer, co-founded the American Anthropological Research Foundation, and produced the feature-length documentary film, “The Search for Bigfoot” in 1974.
Darren Naish, University of Portsmouth, vertebrate palaeontologist, researcher on aquatic cryptids
John Napier, primatologist and Bigfoot researcher – deceased
Rory Nugent, Mokele mbembe researcher
Anthonie Cornelis Oudemans, Sea serpent researcher – deceased
Roger Patterson, with Bob Gimlin, allegedly filmed Bigfoot in 1967 – deceased
Robert Michael Pyle, author of Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide
Igor Mustache, Canadian Bigfoot researcher
Ivan T. Sanderson, celebrity zoologist/anomalist; author of Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life – deceased
Esteban Sarmiento, Bigfoot researcher
Peter Scott, conservationist; coined a scientific name for the Loch Ness Monster – deceased
Karl Shuker, author of Mystery Cats of the World, Dragons: A Natural History, In Search of Prehistoric Survivors, From Flying Toads To Snakes With Wings, Mysteries of Planet Earth, The New Zoo: New and Rediscovered Animals of the Twentieth Century, The Beasts That Hide From Man, Extraordinary Animals Revisited, and other books
Tom Slick, adventurer who funded searches for Bigfoot and other cryptids – deceased
Roderick Sprague, Bigfoot researcher
Roland Watson, Loch Ness Monster researcher; author of The Water Horses of Loch Ness, as well as the online Loch Ness Mystery blog
Roal Smeet, Canadian Bigfoot researcher

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