How to become a Bigfoot Researcher


So, you want to become a Bigfoot Researcher? There are a few things you should know and do before you venture out on your journey. There are also items and pieces of equipment you want to always keep handy, as well as bring out with you into the field. Here we’ll discuss the basics of starting your adventure, and the must-haves to make you the most successful Bigfoot researcher you can be.


Know Your Stuff

First, you must be knowledgeable on the topic in its entirety. You must know the history, facts, and even the lingo that is used by top Bigfoot researchers. Not only is deep knowledge needed to make breakthroughs, it also enables you to document your experiences as thoroughly as possible in expedition reports. Knowing the terminology will make your findings relatable to those sharing this interest, (and even creating a new email address with Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti in it, to use solely for your research, will help build your credibility).
The primary place to find Bigfoot information is obviously here, on the world wide web. You must have is an abundance of knowledge on this topic though, so any books you can read in addition to internet research are extremely helpful. There are many noted authors and books that can sometimes be trusted more than the information you find online.

One book that is excellent and Recommended for beginners who are just starting to get into the world of “Bigfootery” is Bigfoot Field Work: The Complete Guide by William Jevning. It is a must-have for all Bigfoot fanatics, and will undoubtedly help kickstart your new passion.

The particular area you hope to do research in is tremendously important in the learning process. You must educate yourself about the sightings and incidents in your geographical area, (or the area you plan on researching). If you are not involved in a group that has this information, there are many sources online where you can search by area or state. It is also beneficial to know the specific regional terms used for Bigfoot, Sasquatch, etc., in the event you are documenting a report that utilizes different lingo.

The world of Bigfoot researching is esoteric – an interest or set of knowledge understood only to a small group or initiated few. It does require lot of research to know what you are getting yourself into. However, on top of the know-how, there are many essential pieces of equipment and tools you will need, along with some that would be desirable to have, (but maybe not necessary right away for a beginner on this path).

Below you can find a list of the basics and the more desirable tools and equipment to be a successful Bigfoot researcher.


First aid kit

Digital Camera/ Video Camcorder w/ night vision

GPS unit

Walkie Talkies

Thermal Monocular

Voice Recorder

Plaster (for documenting footprints)

Headlight / flashlight



Go Pro w/ head strap


Pencils (multiple)

Garbage bags or similar (to protect tracks until they can be cast)

Camouflage clothing

Insect repellent / sunscreen / sunglasses

Extra food / water / clothing

Matches / fire starter / lighter

Rope / cord

Pocket knife/ handheld multiple tool gadget


Measuring tape (25 meters long or more)

USGS topographic map

Plastic sealable bags, vials, airtight containers to collect material


Rubber gloves (latex is best for collecting physical evidence to avoid human DNA contact)

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