2019's Bigfoot Conference speakers
R. Scott Nelson
Retired from the U.S. Navy as a Crypto-Linguist with over 30 years experience in Foreign Language and Linguistics, including the collection, transcription, analysis and reporting of voice communications.
Scott is a two time graduate of the U.S. Navy Cryptologic Voice Transcription School (Russian and Spanish) and has logged thousands of hours of voice transcription in his target languages as well as in Persian. He is currently teaching Russian, Spanish, Persian, Philosophy and Comparative Religions at Wentworth College in Missouri.
An ‘adventurist’; a positive ‘someone’ who loves life, but often lives it on the edge. As a SCUBA diver, he swam with the hammerhead sharks, has been filmed in Mexico’s Pacific Ocean riding the backs of giant manta rays, and been a safety diver for the filming of Right whales in Patagonia.
As a private pilot, Ron has flown his own aircraft from the Alaskan bush to the Costa Rican jungle. Besides travelling to the ancient Mayan civilizations in the Yucatan, he has also flown into a remote jungle area of Chiapas (Southern Mexico) on an anonymous Mayan discovery expedition. What he saw was thought to be one of the last remaining strong-holds of the Mayan people. He has ventured into Western Nepal’s Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve to help assess the tiger population, explored the jungles of Bardiya on elephants, and been in the wilderness of Siberia looking for evidence of the Russian Yeti. He has made two trips in South America exploring the enigmatic structures and the non-human remains of the pre-Inca people. Over the years Ron has been interviewed by several radio programs and has been televised by the BBC and other learning channels. He was a guest speaker at the Darwin Museum in Moscow (Russia) and for years he has given presentations at symposiums and conferences about his Bigfoot/Sasquatch experiences. He has openly shared his knowledge and accounts with others. His book, “Voices in the Wilderness,” chronicles his 40 years of researching the enigma. He has produced two CDs with actual Bigfoot vocalizations, focusing on the interaction he and others had with these forest giants.
M K Davis
M.K.Davis has been researching the Patterson Sasquatch film for the last 20 years. He has traveled extensively and has amassed one of the largest collection of images from the film. M.K. has trekked the Bluff Creek drainage of Northern California on many occasions and his observations have led to several important discoveries on the film itself. While the Patterson film is only a very short piece of film, it continues to yield vital data that may one day lead to a more complete understanding what it is that is on the film and what it means to all of us.
Hometown: Plano, Texas
16 year US Air Force Veteran
2014 became a novice Bigfoot Researcher
2017 published Bigfoot Novel “Relics”
2018 moved to Honobia, Oklahoma
President, Cryptosphere Fund,
Director, International Center of Hominology
Igor Burtsev, born in 1940, PhD (Hist.), retired professional Orientalist (on modern Middle East politics) and publisher, member of the Russian Geographic Society, member of Moscow Society of the Nature Explorers, vice-president of World Encyclopedia of Travelers.
On his professional activities had long business and scientific trips to South Yemen (1972-74), Mongolia (1976, 1984), Afghanistan (1986-88). Since 1980 till 1986 – Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Asia and Africa Today magazine of Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Has taken part in hominoids’ researches since 1965. A member and a leader of a lot of search expeditions and researches: starting with North Caucasus (Kabardino-Balkaria, 1965), after in Azerbaijan (Talysh, 1970-75), in Abkhazia (1971, 1975, 1978, 2004, 2008, 2015), in Mongolia (1976), in Tajikistan (Pamir-Alai, 1979-83), in Murmansk Region (Lov-Ozero, 1990), in Leningrad (1989, 2009), Kirov regions (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007), Novgorod, Tver, Tula and Krasnodar regions (2009), in Kemerovo Region (2009-2013), in Chelyabinsk Regions (1989, 2014), in Kazakhstan (2014), in Adygeya (2015), in Komi Autonomous Republic, Russia (2018).
Since 1971 several years arranged and took part in PG film study.
In the Autumn of 2004 spent 5 weeks in TN, USA in the property of Janice Carter, studying her story of encounters.
On the Summer of 2006 visited NY University while cooperating in study of Zana’s DNA on descendants’ bones.
Since the Spring of 2011 till Summer of 2012 had several expeditions in BC, Canada, and in 11 states of the USA. Was a speaker at the Conferences in BC, Canada, and Ohio, USA. Spent several months in the property of Robin Haynes attending her in the study of bigfoots visited that location. The last searching trip to Michigan and Ohio States lasted for two months in January-March, 2015 with a presentation at the West Branch (MI) conference.
Headed the preparation of the International Conference on Hominology held in Moscow and Siberian Kuzbass in October, 2011. Arranged and took part in TV expeditions of Japaneses (2011, 2014, 2018), Italians (2012), Britains (twice in 2013) in Russian Regions and Kazakhstan.
In January-February, 2015 spent almost two months in MI and OH, USA, to study some encounters there, had several finds on the subject
In September, 2016 spent several weeks in the USA: had presentation at the Psychic and Spiritual Sasquatch Conference in Chewelah, WA, took part in the Hocking Hills Conference in OH, and in field research in Lapeer Hunting area, MI.
In August-October, 2018 had presentations in WA (twice). MI, OK and hiking in WA, ID, NE, TN, SC of the USA.
In 2015-16 held several visits to locations around Moscow in limits of 70 miles from the Kremlin where the traces of Snowmen activities had been found.
For last years cooperates with American, British and Danish geneticists in researches of DNA of hominoids.
The author and co-author of many articles in scientific and popular magazines and newspapers, including Current Anthropology, took part in a lot of TV programs in Russia and abroad. Author of the book: New Turn in the Russian Snowman Research, 2011.
Igor Burtsev’s last book: Approaching Bigfoot: Siberian Kuzbass and Beyond… (408 pages of big size, 500 pics mostly colour ones).
As a publisher issued the books on the subject by Dmitri Bayanov: In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowmen,1996; America’s Bigfoot: Fact, not Fiction. U.S. Evidence Verified in Russia, 1997; Bigfoot Research: Russian Vision, 2007.