Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 23rd, 2014
OROVILLE >> A zoologist who has studied Bigfoot claims for decades will return to Oroville this week as the featured guest of the Summer Speaker series at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.
Ron Brown, who has a doctorate in zoology, will present “Bigfoot: The Legend Analyzed” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Visitor Center theater.
The Summer Speaker series is hosted each week through August by California State Parks.
Brown wrote his first paper on Bigfoot in 1972 at UC Berkeley, according to a State Parks press release.
He earned his doctorate degree in Africa, where he has lived since the 1980s. Brown also operates a facility in South Africa where he breeds native African animals.
Besides the paper written in 1972, Brown authored a non-scientific critique on the 1967 Roger Patterson film about Bigfoot and has been a contributing author in books on the subject, according to the release.
Brown has also participated in numerous field studies and investigations.
For the presentation, he will include videotape footage, casting displays and other visual representations.
The zoologist also encourages questions and information from the audience.
In previous years, Brown’s presentation has been well attended, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early.
The gates of the Visitor Center will remain open after 5 p.m. People may also bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the Visitor Center grounds before the presentation.
Lake Oroville Visitor Center is located at 917 Kelly Ridge Road, off of Highway 162 east of Oroville.
For information, call 538-2219.
Lake Oroville Visitor Center
917 Kelly Ridge Road
Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00 P.M.
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.