Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 22nd, 2013
Chris Murphy became involved in the sasquatch mystery when he met René Dahinden in 1993. He then worked with René in producing posters from the Patterson/Gimlin film and marketing them along with sasquatch footprint casts. In 1996, Chris republished Roger Patterson’s 1966 book, Do Abominable Snowmen Of America Really Exist?, and Fred Beck’s book, I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens. In 1997, Chris published, Bigfoot In Ohio: Encounters with the Grassman, a book he authored in association with Joedy Cook and George Clappison of Ohio. (All of these books were published by Pyramid Publications, Chris’ company.)
In 2000, Chris embarked on a project to assemble a comprehensive pictorial presentation on the sasquatch. This initiative led to publication (Hancock House Publishers) of his book Meet the Sasquatch (written in association with John Green and Thomas Steenburg), and his 2004/05 sasquatch exhibit at the Vancouver (BC) Museum.
In due course, Chris wrote a supplemental update section to Roger Patterson’s book, which was provided in a republished edition (Hancock House Publishers) of the entire book under the title, The Bigfoot Film Controversy. The following year, Chris updated his Ohio book, again with his two previous associates, and it was published in 2006 by Hancock House under the title, Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest for the Grassman.
In 2005, Chris’ sasquatch exhibit traveled to the Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, where it was displayed for five months. In June of the following year, it opened at the Museum of Natural History in Pocatello, Idaho (Idaho State University), where is was shown for 15 months.
In 2008, Chris completed his book, Bigfoot Film Journal: A Detailed Account of the Patterson/Gimlin Film Circumstances and Aftermath. It was published by Hancock House that year.
During this time, Chris updated his book Meet the Sasquatch, which was republished in 2010 under the title Know the Sasquatch: Sequel and Update to Meet the Sasquatch (Hancock House Publishers).
In 2011, Chris got together with Barry Blount and re-explored the famous story of “Jacko” the ape-boy, who was alleged to have been captured near Yale, BC, in 1884. This led to the publication of, Yale and the Strange Story of Jacko the Ape-boy, (Hancock House Publishers) later that year.
Also during 2011, Chris decided to compile a book on sasquatch incidents and sasquatch history in British Columbia. He teamed up with Thomas Steenburg and in 2012 they produced Sasquatch in British Columbia: A Chronology of Incidents and Important Events (Hancock House Publishers).
In May 2012, Chris’ exhibit opened at the Yale Historic Site — Creighton House Museum, Yale, BC. On opening day, a book debut was held for Sasquatch in British Columbia. The exhibit ran to October 2012 and has subsequently been extended, by popular demand, to run for the entire 2013 season.
During the last 20 years, Chris has worked in conjunction with all of the major Pacific Coast researchers. He has provided many presentations at conferences and has appeared in television documentaries.
Chris wishes to acknowledge and thank the many great people who have provided information, photographs, and assistance to him in all of his sasquatch-related activities over the last twenty years. The primary contributors are shown here.
Where applicable, a “More Info” button is provided which contains the full information on the subject provided in Chris Murphy’s book, Know the Sasquatch. An Adobe Reader is required to access the information.
Chris wishes to particularly acknowledge and thank John Green for sharing his photographs and providing his knowledge on the sasquatch issue over the past 20 years. John has been the major contributor for the material presented here.
CURRENT PAPERS, ESSAYS, NEW FINDINGS GALLERY
Sasquatch Sculpture by C. L. Murphy — Creation and Discourse
Relative Size of Footprints Found in a Substrate
P/G Film Frame 61 Re-examination, & Standing Height Calculation – Film Frame 323
Sasquatch Statistics — The Fahrenbach Findings
Native Art in the American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Windigo Wondering by Gene Baade
Blue Creek Mountain, California, Prints
Bossburg, Washington, Prints
Buncombe Hollow, Washington, Prints
Chehalis, BC Prints
Other Area Prints
NOTE: Images of other footprints are provided in the PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ANALYSIS GALLERY — Dr. Jeff Meldrum and the Footprint Facts.
FOOTPRINT CASTS GALLERY
HAND PRINTS/CASTS GALLERY
Onion Mountain, California
Blue Mountains, Washington
Fort Bragg, California
SASQUATCH BEDS OR NESTS GALLERY
Klawock Lake, Alaska Nest
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ANALYSIS GALLERY
Sasquatch Hair Analysis
Dr. D. Jeffrey Meldrum and the Footprint Facts
Matt Crowley & the Dermal Ridges Controversy
THE SASQUATCH “CLASSICS” GALLERY
Fred Beck and the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens
Albert Ostman’s Incredible Journey
John W. Burns and the Chehalis First Nations People
The Ruby Creek Incident
The William Roe Experience
Jerry Crew and the Birth of the Name “Bigfoot”
FIRST NATIONS SASQUATCH REFERENCES GALLERY
First Nations Stone Carvings
First Nations Petroglyphs
First Nations Pictographs
First Nations Wood Carvings
EARLY WRITTEN RECORDS GALLERY
Early Explorers and Travelers
Early Newspaper Reports
POSSIBLE RELATED HOMINOIDS GALLERY
The Russian Snowman
The Chinese Yeren
The Australian Yowie
OVERVIEW OF THE SASQUATCH AND OTHER HOMINOIDS GALLERY
Museum Panels on the Sasquatch, Russian Snowman, Yeti and the Yowie.
(A mini presentation on just the facts. Adobe Reader Required)
The Yale, BC, Historic Site Sasquatch Exhibit