Name The Mystery People

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 16th, 2008

Chris Murphy needs help identifying some people in this 1994 Sasquatch-related photograph.

Can you assist with positive identifications of any of the individuals in this picture? (Obviously, I am the one at the extreme right in the lineup here and Peter Byrne is apparent, too.)

Who are the others in this gathering? Please leave your suggestions, below, in the comments section. Thank you.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

16 Responses to “Name The Mystery People”

  1. JoelleS responds:

    Well, I can’t name any names, but the man to the far left has ties to Buffalo NY. Canisius College is a private college in the area. Teacher? Student?

  2. fossilhunter responds:

    Greetings All!
    My guesses are:
    Eric Gansworth – Author of “Breathing the Monster Alive”
    An unidentified Bigfoot researcher from Canada
    John Green – Author and in the original pantheon of Sasquatch Gods
    Monica Rawlins? – Bigfoot Researcher
    Mark Porter – TX Bigfoot Research Conservancy
    Loren Coleman – SIU-C graduate

    L to r
    Kenny Loggins, Simon Le Bon, Walter Kronkheit, Erin Moran,
    Malcolm McDowell, Dan Haggerty

  3. Loren Coleman responds:

    Eric Gansworth – don’t know
    An unidentified Bigfoot researcher from Canada – maybe
    John Green – definitely not
    Monica Rawlins? – definitely not
    Mark Porter – don’t know
    Loren Coleman – yes

  4. icanhazsasquatch responds:

    L to R.

    1. Unknown.
    2. Todd.
    3. Peter.
    4. Deborah.
    5. Unknown.
    6. LC.

    This was taken at Mount Hood, yes? Circa 1994?

  5. DWA responds:

    I’m more about the animal than about the personalities, so not much help there.

    But isn’t the woman Bobbie Short?

  6. Loren Coleman responds:

    No, that is not Bobbie Short.

    Deborah who?

  7. Patrick Bede responds:

    Oh this is easy.

    Left to right:

    Loren’s brother, Jerry Coleman
    Jeff Meldrum (no not THAT Jeff Meldrum)
    Friar Tuck (yes THAT Friar Tuck)
    Amee (the chick that Pure Prairie League sang about)
    Mark Porter (TX BF Research Conservancy)
    Peter Byrne’s twin brother

  8. Loren Coleman responds:

    For those confused about reality and humor, all of Mr. Bede’s suggestions are jokes.

    Still looking for all the actual identifications.

  9. Sergio responds:

    Okay I can do this –

    I think these are all posters here on Cryptomundo, and I think this photo was taken at the Third Annual Cryptomundo Conference in 1994 (or thereabouts):

    Mystery Man
    Rick Noll
    Peter Byrne
    Loren Coleman

  10. Loren Coleman responds:

    Sergio’s answers are very funny; however, they are not even close to real for four of the people pictured.


  11. DWA responds:

    DWA was most certainly not at this gathering, nor in all probability any other you will ever see pics from here.

    He told me that.

    Still, he can take the compliment. 😉

  12. icanhazsasquatch responds:

    Todd Deery, Deborah Wolman, both of the Bigfoot Research Project. I believe the wall in the photo is at the BRP office in Hood River, the map and the curtains look familiar. It’s been 13 years, though. I’m not certain it’s Deborah, I only met her once, but I’m fairly sure. This is way before anyone else mentioned here, even Richard Noll.

    Peter, natty as always. You and Rene will always be my Batman and Superman, flaws and all.

  13. Loren Coleman responds:

    Okay, here is what we know thusfar…

    Left to Right

    #1 – Unidentified male

    #2 – Todd Deery, an assistant to Peter Byrne, at the Bigfoot Research Project.

    #3 – Peter Byrne.

    #4 – Deborah Wolman, personal assistant to Byrne, Bigfoot Research Project.

    #5 – Jean-Paul Debenat, who is currently (2008) teaching comparative literature at the University of Nantes, France, and has written the only book in French on the Sasquatch.

    #6 – Loren Coleman.

  14. BigTruth responds:

    #1 unidentified man is Michael Noonan

    (Today, he is a Ph. D., Professor of Animal Behavior, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York.)

  15. icanhazsasquatch responds:

    Deborah was the office manager and had the unfortunate task of having to man the 1-800-BIGFOOT hotline the Bigfoot Research Project ran for several years. It was useful in some ways–some interesting reports were collected through the hotline–but Deborah got probably five crank calls an hour, 24/7, mostly from local kids but also from crankers across the country. (Remember, this was really before the World Wide Web and even email.)

    Todd went out into the woods a lot.

  16. Jer7 responds:

    Maybe Loren is right..

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