Bigfooter Bobbie Short Passes Away

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 24th, 2013

Video Tribute by M. K. Davis

Announced on Bigfoot Encounters last night:

5/24/13 update: Hi everybody, I regret to inform you all that Bobbie passed unexpectedly a week ago Thursday 5/16/13. I know some of you may have been trying to contact her and wondering what was going on. This website and her research were a labor of love for many years and while I will not be maintaining it, I will certainly leave it up for an indefinite amount of time until its fate has been decided. There was also a book in-progress, that I’m not entirely certainly of its completion, that I’m trying to figure out what to do with. If anybody wants to contact me to find out about something she left pending or what not, you can reach me at I’m Chris Millet, her grandson who helped her get this site off the ground and running so many years ago. 🙂Chris Millet



Roberta E. Short, 76, of El Cajon, California, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California. She was born on October 26, 1936 to parents Lou Eardley and Virginia Burke in San Diego, where she lived most of her life and enjoyed being a housewife and raising three children. Surviving are two daughters, Kim Britton, Shannon Short and one son, Todd Johnson all living in San Diego. She is also survived by one sister, Carol Roeux of Arizona. Roberta will also be missed by her three grandchildren, Chris Millet, Nicholas Johnson and Hayden Jones, of San Diego, California.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM at the El Cajon Cemetery, 2080 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, California, 92019. Arrangements are by East County Mortuary & Cremation Service and for additional information or to send a condolence to the family, visit

Loren Coleman’s Tribute to Bobbie Short.

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 “Bigfooter Bobbie Short Passes Away”

  1. Michael Newton via Facebook responds:

    Oh, no!

  2. Randall Chapman via Facebook responds:

    Sad news. RIP Bobbie.

  3. Kopite responds:

    Sad news this. Very sad. RIP Bobbie.

  4. DWA responds:

    We should try to leave the world a richer place for our having passed through it.

    Bobbie Short did. RIP.

  5. Gayle J Beatty via Facebook responds:

    So sorry to hear this, prayers to the family.

  6. Tim M via Facebook responds:

    RIP Bobbie

  7. jayman responds:

    Sad news. I had been emailing Bobbie for several years and counted her as a friend. She brought a needed breath of sanity to an often chaotic field. RIP, Bobbie.

  8. Dan Elliott via Facebook responds:

    She was Good and alway’s had a Smile ,,,Pleasant and Loved People and the Forest People,,or Sasquatch ,,,,To Protect and Help Them alway’s.

  9. airforce47 responds:

    Greetings All,

    We must all at some time move on but Bobbie’s loss will be felt by all. She was in a class by herself in the Bigfoot Community. Author, friend, wife and mother, controversial person, researcher, traveler and much more. She did it all and enjoyed it along with life itself. She will be sadly missed by her many friends within the community who followed Bigfoot with her.

    Bobbie once confided to me that she had a close encounter with a Sasquatch in Central Oregon that lasted for some time. She was amazed and grateful that the specimen stood and watched her for that long. To Bobbie it was a profound religious experience that she didn’t want generally known and she would only usually discuss it with credentialed researchers. I will miss her as an asset to our community and I’m sorry that like so many before her she passed away before this amazing species becomes known to the world.

    My condolences to the Short Family as I know they will miss her and I hope their grief is lightened by the fact that she now knows what the Bigfoot Species is and will become. My best to all,

    Larry Lesh

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