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Jane Goodall Speaks Out For Bigfoot

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 11th, 2007

Jane Goodall’s stance on Bigfoot was made public in a radio interview she did on NPR on September 27, 2002.

Here is the link to the interview on the NPR website.

I have also found the following video on youtube.

It is the audio of the Jane Goodall NPR interview, overlaid on the Patterson/Gimlin footage.

To be very clear here regarding any copyright questions, I am merely posting the link to the video on youtube. This video is not being hosted on Cryptomundo. Any questions regarding the copyright of this film would need to go to youtube and the youtube user who uploaded it.

Here is a photo of Jane Goodall with my good friend and colleague Dr. John Bindernagel. Used with permission of Dr. John Bindernagel.

Jane Goodall John Bindernagel

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


9 Responses to “Jane Goodall Speaks Out For Bigfoot”

  1. BugMO responds:

    Wow, I had read some where that Jane Goodall had said something about what she thinks about Bigfoot, but wow I mean I never know that she believed in the existence so strongly. and the fact that she not only believes in them, but she seems to have done some research. It’s great to know that someone who has done so much in regards to the field of primates, has not only looked at the evidence, but has come away from it a believer and the best part is that she openly aments that she believes in the existence of Bigfoot. I can only hope that she continues in her believe in Bigfoot and I hope that she helps spread the word to others in her field of what she sees as proof. I had a bad day at work today and this post alone has made my day so much better. Thanks you for posting.

  2. Alton Higgins responds:

    Jane Goodall also provided introductory comments for the DVD set produced following the 2003 Willow Creek International Bigfoot Symposium.

  3. joppa responds:

    “I believe they exist “. Strong statement, you go girl!

  4. bill green responds:

    hey craig this is a very interesting informative article about jane goodall interest in the sasquatch pheanomena. good morning bill green

  5. Rangoon responds:

    I was listening to this live in my office when the original broadcast was aired on NPR’s science friday…and nearly fell off my chair!

    It is also important to keep in perspective where Dr. Goodall points out that she is “a romantic” about this and, “wants them to be real.”

    Still her belief does “make my day” every time I think or hear about it.

  6. mystery_man responds:

    Well, you don’t get much better a vote of confidence than Jane Goodall herself!

  7. dogu4 responds:

    The story of Dr. Goodall’s life as a wildlife biologist/primatologist is one that bigfoot researchers should take to heart. Her persistence, while not needed to convince the scientific community that chimps exist, was never the less critically necessary in order to familiarize the scientific community with the validity of research protocols relating her observations to human behavior and emotions. Now accepted under the concept of evolutionary psychology, when she was first beginning her research her work was held suspect because she dared to give her subjects names and ascribe human feelings to them.

    Simply seeing and photographing a creature is not going to be enough. We’ve shown repeatedly that whatever techinique we’re using to observe these creatures is not working very well and my suspicion is that until a new understanding emerges we’re not likely to be able to predict the behaviours we’re trying to observe.

    I’d love to see Dr Goodall and Dr.Jablonski in a forum on primate physiology and behavior.

  8. Darkstream responds:

    Excellent points, dogu4. In this Photoshop age, even a very steady film of Bigfoot, or wonderfully crisp photographs, would be held suspect. We will need to identify Bigfoot’s habitat, we will need reproducible observations, and we will need field observations by experts before Bigfoot is taken seriously or believed in.

    Or we could luck out and have one walk into a Chicago Quizno’s like that coyote did last week. :)

  9. Mnynames responds:

    I’d absolutely love to hear any suggestions Dr. Goodall might have on how best to go about finding BF…



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