Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 8th, 2013
PETER BYRNE is shown in a 1970s photo, his era in The Dalles. www.petercbyrne.com
Peter Byrne’s Search Goes On: Acclaimed Bigfoot Hunter Continues Quest At Coast
Peter Byrne has been engaged in what he describes as the “Big Searches” for almost his entire life; his Bigfoot search alone has spanned 50 years.
His first experience was in the 1960s, working in northern California.
Later, he was drawn back to California by the well-known 1967 film made by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin outside Orleans, Calif. It is purported to be the most credible evidence of Bigfoot’s existence. While skeptics have dismissed the film, Byrne finds it credible.
“Gimlin is still living in Yakima and he is regarded as a man of great integrity,” Byrne said. “Lots of people have tried to discount it, but it could be real.”
Today, Byrne continues his quest to find Bigfoot.
“I do two things,” he said. “I write. I’ve published 13 books.”
The 13th book is coming out in a few weeks, called “Monster Trilogy,” a three-part guide book on how to find Bigfoot, Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster. He has been in searches for all three.
He also works with a loose-knit group of people on the Oregon Coast, all interested in sighting Bigfoot.
Byrne said in his writings that technology would one day allow the world to verify the existence of Bigfoot and his group uses motion-sensor cameras set up in areas of what Byrne describes as credible sightings in the Coast Range. So far, the cameras have yielded images of other wildlife, but no Bigfoot.
He also researches recent and historical sighting reports. The last credible report from where the researchers were looking was in 2006, Byrne said.
Interest in finding Bigfoot has resurfaced, he said.
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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.