John Bindernagel

John Bindernagel
Born John Bindernagel
Fields Wildlife Biology
Alma mater University of Guelph, Canada (B.S., 1964 (M.A.)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (PhD, Zoology, 1970)
Known for Research on North American Wildlife and Bigfoot

John A. Bindernagel (born 1941) is a wildlife biologist who has sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963.[1][2] He published a book in 1998 entitled North America's Great Ape: the Sasquatch (ISBN 0-9682887-0-7).[3]

Bindernagel grew up in Ontario, attended the University of Guelph,[4] and received a PhD in Biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[5] He moved to British Columbia in 1975[6] largely because the region was a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings.[4] Over the years, he has collected casts of tracks that he believes belongs to Bigfoot. He also claims to have heard the creature near Comox Lake in 1992, comparing its whooping sound to that of a chimpanzee.[7] Bindernagel believes that the Bigfoot phenomena should receive more attention from serious scientists, but has remarked, "The evidence doesn't get scrutinized objectively. We can't bring the evidence to our colleagues because it's perceived as tabloid."[8]


  1. Bell, Brian. Insight Guide Pacific Northwest. Insight Guides. p. 157. ISBN 1-58573-150-1.
  2. Meldrum, Jeff. Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science. Forge Books. p. 116. ISBN 0-7653-1217-4.
  3. Michael Taylor. "Screams in the night". San Francisco Chronicle. January 24, 1999. Retrieved on February 20, 1999.
  4. 1 2 Bram Eisenthal. "Tracking a tall tale". The Globe and Mail. April 1, 2006. Retrieved on February 20, 2009.
  5. Mary Van de Kamp Nohl. "Pine Lake's Bigfoot". Milwaukee Magazine. May 1, 2003. Retrieved on February 20, 2009.
  6. "Do Sasquatch really exist? On Vancouver island?" The Mount Washington Marmot. Summer 2002. p. 4. Retrieved on February 20, 2009.
  7. "Biologist believes he has found sasquatch lurking in Canada". Houston Chronicle. January 23, 1994. Retrieved from ProQuest on February 20, 2009.
  8. "Fuzzy films on web hurt our cause". CanWest News Service. Montreal Gazette. March 24, 2007. Retrieved on February 20, 2009.

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