Below are a variety of research resources that may be useful to those interested in Sasquatch. Included are links to topics ranging from anthropology and general science to supplemental areas like tracking, naturalism, survival, and other disciplines.
Sasquatch and Relict Hominoids
The Relict Hominoid Inquiry: An online free-access publication devoted to scholarly research related to Sasquatch and other proposed “relict hominoids,” the RHI is edited and published online by Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D., Full Professor of Anatomy & Anthropology in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Idaho State University. According to its page at the Idaho State University website, “The objective of the RHI is to promote research and provide a refereed venue for the dissemination of scholarly peer-reviewed papers exploring and evaluating the possible existence and nature of relict hominoid species around the world.” In addition to essays and research articles, the RHI also features book reviews, news, and other forms of commentary. The RHI can be found online here.
The Virtual Footprints Archive: This collection of 3D scans of track casts represents the largest collection of purported track impressions left by relict hominoids from around the world. The prints in this online resource are the combined collections of Dr. Jeff Meldrum, as well as those collected by the late Dr. Grover Krantz of Washington State University, and a number of independent researchers and collectors. The archive was created by the Informatics Research Institute, and scanned by technicians at the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. The Virtual Footprints Archive can be viewed online here.
The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO): Founded in 1995 by Matt Moneymaker, the organization’s website describes it as the “only scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery.” Since its founding, the BFRO has accumulated an impressive number of sightings reports and other information, making it one of the most recognized sources for information about the Bigfoot subject available online today. The group also has team members around the United States that carry out investigations in various locations throughout the year. You can learn more about the BFRO by visiting its official website.
Anthropology and Primatology
The American Anthropological Association: This page offers a diverse listing of anthropological resources in the various subdisciplines of the field, which include physical anthropology, ethnography, archaeology, cultural studies, and many others. The entire listing can be viewed here.
Primate Info Net: This online resource for all-things primatological is hosted by the National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and can be viewed here.
International Primatological Society (IPS): The International Primatological Society is a group whose efforts worldwide work toward funding primate research, as well as conservation, education, and the treatment of captive primates. Their website can be found online here.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund: According to its website, “Our more than 50 years of successful conservation work in saving gorillas is based on a holistic model with four key parts: direct, daily protection of gorillas; scientific research on gorillas and their ecosystems; educating the next generation of scientists and conservationists in Africa; and helping local people with basic needs, so that communities can thrive and work together with us.” You can learn more about the Fund by clicking here.
Animal Behavior Society (ABS): This non-profit scientific society features films, research, and other valuable resources for those studying animal behavior at its website, which can be viewed here.
Educational Technology Clearinghouse: An online resource with a diverse listing of science-related information, ranging from endangered species to deep-ocean exploration, and a host of other areas. The ETC website can be viewed by clicking here.
The International Cryptozoology Society (ICS): The International Cryptozoology Society was founded in 2016, and was formerly overseen by the late oceanographer Paul LeBlonde, who served as its Honorary President. The Society’s website provides a rich resource on the scientific side of cryptozoology.
The International Cryptozoology Museum: In association with the ICS, the world’s only cryptozoology museum can be found at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine. Curated by Loren Coleman, a world-renowned author, researcher, and Life Member of the International Society of Cryptozoology, the International Cryptozoology Museum provides a one-of-a-kind experience for those interested in the scientific side of cryptozoology. You can learn more about it online at the museum’s website.
iNaturalist: This online resource allows users to engage in Citizen Science by reporting observations, joining or creating projects, and much more. According to their website, “We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.” You can learn more about iNaturalist at their website.
Tools of the Naturalist: This online resource page provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife provides a listing of resources for those interested in the study of plants, animals, insects, and ecology. It includes lists of tools and equipment used by naturalists, and can be found online here.
Wilderness Survival: One of the most comprehensive online resources for information on wilderness survival available anywhere on the web. As they state on their homepage, the resources they feature “are taken from actual US Army training manuals, this is the same material used to train the best army in the world. You will not find a more complete resource on Wilderness Survival.” You can visit their page and learn about the resources they provide here.
Naturalist Ventures – Wilderness Survival Explained: This brief resource page features links to a variety of books, videos, and tutorials online related to wilderness survival, and can be found here.
Princeton University Guide to Animal Tracking: The “Outdoor Action Guide to Animal Tracking” by Rick Curtis provides the author’s notes collected during a course at Tom Brown’s Tracking School in New Jersey, based on instruction by John Stokes of The Tracking Project. It is an excellent general overview of animal tracking techniques and can be read online here.
Beartracker’s Animal Den: This long-running website is maintained by Kim A. Cabrera, a charter member with the International Society of Professional Trackers, and features a trove of resources for those interested in wildlife tracking. You can visit Kim’s site by clicking here.
CyberTracker North America: This website offers certification in tracking based on “a process designed to celebrate and employ ecological knowledge of indigenous trackers in southern Africa (namely the San of the Kalahari) in wildlife research and conservation.” You can learn more about the tracker certification programs they offer here.
The Spec Ops Blog: This blog is an online resource for Search and Rescue (SAR) operators internationally. You can read the Spec Ops Blog here.