Charlie Raymond - Founder & Lead Investigator

A High School teacher, Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida. He formed the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization in 1997 to document all credible bigfoot encounters in Kentucky. For almost 20 years he has interviewed countless witnesses and conducted private/public 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 us. One day he hopes to establish laws in Kentucky to protect these magnificent creatures.





The Reverend Don Neal - Lead Investigator

Don is a lifelong Kentuckian. He has been a licensed and ordained Minister for 40 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.




Joy Chrisman, Ph.D., PMP - Lead 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.




Travis Knuckles - Lead Investigator

Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Purdue University and works in the electric industry. He became interested in the possible existence of Bigfoot when he first saw the Patterson-Gimlin film many years ago. There have been way too many sightings by people (including Native Americans) over the years for there not to be something out there. He wants to provide evidence that Bigfoot does exist and further educate the public about these mysterious creatures. Travis is also the founder of the Bigfoot Traking Project.
Dana Raymond - Lead Investigator

A Kentucky native, Dana is Charlie's wife and works as an Administrative Assistant for an independent school. She brings to our team: curiosity, constructive skepticism and a fearless attitude. Because she is not a 100% "believer," her skepticism and curiosity contributes to a healthy, debunking prospective. She seeks more evidence to become a 100% believer.




Ben Chrisman - Lead 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.


Cameron Rattliff - Investigator

Cameron is an Eagle Scout with extensive camping experience throughout the deepest forests of the US. He is currently a Junior at Indiana University Southeast, where he is majoring in Law Enforcement. His interests include bow fishing, track and field, and of course "squatching".



Glenn Edwards, SSG MIL NG KY ARNG - Investigator

Glenn has been with the Kentucky National Guard for 12 years. He has been interested in Bigfoot since he was a child, specifically when the Roger
Patterson Film came out. He now lives near Lawrenceburg, KY - actually
by Taylorsville Lake in Anderson County. He currently serves in the military full time and is stationed in Springfield. In his spare time he runs a small farm in
Anderson County and hits the woods every chance he gets.


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.

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Ohio Bigfoot

Investigating reports in Ohio and Ineighboring states





Carter County Bigfoot Research Group

Tabatha Steagall started the group in Fall of 2014. The goal of this group is to investigate and document all sightings past and present in Carter County & surrounding areas. Group members also include Shirley Boggs & Ronnie Lowe.

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Philip Spencer 1951-2014 (RIP)

Independent Researcher

Philip Spencer grew up in Anderson County, Kentucky, in the town of Lawrenceburg. Blessed or cursed with an insatiable curiosity for everything, he had been seeking answers to the mysteries of life, death, strange animals and the paranormal since childhood. Philip was a 40+ year veteran investigator with bigfoot being Philip's primary research subject. He was loved and admired by everyone. His research, guidance and his friendship will be truly missed.

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Tom Shay

Tom is private researcher from Northern Kentucky with over twenty years of experience. He is also a non-kill, non-profit researcher.



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