Raymond - Founder & Lead Investigator
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 two decades
he has interviewed countless witnesses and conducted investigations
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.
Reverend Don Neal - Lead Investigator
Don is a lifelong Kentuckian. He has been a licensed and ordained
Minister for 45 years, the President and Founder of 2 church organizations,
an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, a trained tornado spotter for the NWS
(National Weather Service) and a storm/tornado spotter for the local
TV station (Channel 25 Evansville, IN) and an accomplished Guitarist.
In 2005 he received the Presidential "Flag and Wings" lapel
pin from former Secretary of State "Colin Powell" as an
Ambassador of Goodwill for the state of Kentucky.
Don has been interested in the phenomena of Bigfoot/Sasquatch since
he witnessed the Patterson-Gimlin film back around 1968 when he was
only 14 years old. Then after traveling in 32 states in 26 years in
the ministry he heard Bigfoot stories from many different people and
places. From the Indians on the reservations in Oklahoma and Arizona,
to alligator and hog hunters in central Florida, to ranchers in East
Texas, to a real modern day cowboy in Oregon. Don became convinced
that all of these people could not possibly be wrong, and their basic
descriptions were almost the same.
Chrisman, Ph.D., PMP - Investigator
is a s Senior Consultant specializing in the healthcare and nonprofit
arena as well as a graduate school adjunct professor and published
researcher, holding a doctorate in Public Administration from Tennessee
State University. Joy has lived in Middle Tennessee her entire life
but has traveled the world as a consultant. She is an animal and nature
lover, previously serving as the Board Chair of a local no-kill animal
shelter and currently rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife for rehabilitation.
Her interest in bigfoot studies began as a child and she has continued
her research which includes several visual encounters of her own.
Her goal is to further the knowledgebase to help the public understand
the truth about these amazing creatures.
Chrisman - Investigator
Ben is a consultant with a major IT company and resides in middle
Tennessee. Although he has heard several vocalizations and tree knocks,
and has experienced rock throwing, he strives to have a visual encounter
for the ultimate proof that Bigfoot does exist. Ben enjoys soccer,
disc golf, and biking as well as camping and hiking in the woods in
search of these elusive creatures. He contributes an open mind and
the technical acumen helpful in conducting research. Ben’s overall
goal is to further Bigfoot conservation efforts.
Moreno Lawyer – Investigator (hablo Español)
is a Certified Personal Trainer, mother and wife. Through extensive
research on the origin of Bigfoot, she believes Bigfoot is a hominid,
much closer to humans than apes. Studying the theories presented by
Loren Coleman and Archeologist, Kathy Strain, she believes Native
Americans have been living with these creatures for centuries, long
before white man appeared on native soil. She believes they have a
language, culture, and despite their elusive behavior, they are social.
Being part Indian herself, she feels she’s able to relate in
some sense with Native Americans. Also fluent in Spanish, Karen is
able to conduct interviews with Spanish-speaking witnesses. Karen
is eager to prove their existence and she knows one day soon science
will confirm her beliefs.
Thomas – Investigator (sketch artist)
amazing sketches help us place an image with a report. He has always
felt there may be other cryptids out there and that we are not the
only primates which are bipedal. Terry is open to all theories and
knows there are things out there that "logic" simply cannot
Jim has a bachelor's degree in Technology & Industrial Arts Business Management from Berea College. He is a real estate investor and web designer that resides in Lexington, KY. He has heard multiple possible vocalizations, tree knocks, and has had a class A sighting in Western Kentucky. He is not a believer but a knower that Bigfoot exists. Jim enjoys hiking, anything internet related, and hanging out with his dogs. He always tries to keep an open mind while out in the field investigating but works to first disprove possible bigfoot activity before jumping to that conclusion. Jim is driven to the woods by a powerful curiosity for the truth behind the bigfoot mystery and hopes that someday science will take the subject of sasquatch seriously.