Researchers

 




Charlie Raymond - Founder & Investigator

Charlie 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 three decades he has interviewed countless witnesses, conducted investigations and held expeditions 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. Charlie is also a BFRO Investigator for Kentucky.

 

Lyndsey Raymond - Investigator

Lyndsey is a serving Police Officer with 18 years of experience in various investigative capacities and is a trained Forensic Crimes Scenes Officer and Fingerprint Examination Expert. Lyndsey's life-long curiosity in the phenomenon of Sasquatch peaked when she became introduced to the vast and mountainous wilderness throughout the Province of Alberta. Lyndsey's belief is that Sasquatch is a highly intelligent hominid so intensely adapted to its surroundings that it possesses the ability to manipulate the environment to its advantage and continues to baffle the scientific world. Lyndsey is an avid camper and enjoys spending her free time hiking in the mountains through-out the warmer months. Her goal within the Sasquatch community is to develop an in-depth understanding of these magnificent creatures and their habitats. Hopefully one day she will be in a position to educate society of their survival needs and protection requirements, when they finally receive their long overdue recognition of existence. She is also the co-founder of The Canadian Bigfoot Research Organization.

Joy Chrisman, Ph.D., PMP - Investigator

Joy 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.

 

 

 

Ben 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.

 

Karen Moreno Lawyer – Investigator (hablo Español)

Karen 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.

 

 



Terry Thomas – Investigator (sketch artist)

Terry’s 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 explain.


Jim Wilcox – Investigator

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.

 

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