Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 29th, 2012
A new compilation of Marx’s allegedly fake Bigfoot films has been posted on YouTube by Nate Lucius.
Ivan Marx was an animal tracker, woodsman, hunting guide, explorer, adventurer, accomplished nature photographer, and dedicated Bigfoot hunter. Ivan first began his Bigfoot research in the 50s. He was involved in the Bossburg, Washington Cripple Foot track finds in November, 1969 and claimed to have shot actual footage of a crippled Sasquatch in October, 1970. Marx briefly worked for three months for renowned Bigfoot researcher Peter Byrne, who later became one of Ivan’s biggest and most vehement detractors. In 1976 Marx narrated, co-produced, and appeared as himself in the lively and enjoyable documentary The Legend of Bigfoot. Ivan also was a cinematographer on this picture. He subsequently followed this feature with two more documentaries: In the Shadow of Bigfoot and Bigfoot: Alive and Well in ’82. Marx and his wife Peggy lived in Burney, Shasta County, California. Although widely derided as a fraud by many Sasquatch experts, Ivan always insisted that his movies and photographs of Bigfoot were real. He was a mentor to controversial fellow Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi. Ivan Marx died in 1999. ~ IMDb.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.