In 2012, popular radio personalities Jeffery Pritchett and Andy Colvin invited various prominent Bigfoot researchers onto their wild and woolly show, “The Church of Mabus,” with a view to get a handle on the controversial Bigfoot scene. “Praise For the Hairy Man: The Secret Life of Bigfoot” (named one of many Top Ten Cryptozoology Books of 2013) is the results of this intensive yearlong examination.
Using an easy “10 Questions” interview format, the authors provide a useful snapshot of this burgeoning field of research. In these colorful discussions, Pritchett and Colvin – who’ve both seen Bigfoot and experienced quite a lot of paranormal phenomena over the course of their lives – ask the difficult questions point-blank, yet delicately extract many secrets concerning the elusive creature from researchers like Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Sali Sheppard-Wolford, Kewaunee Lapseritis, Barton Nunnelly, Jeffery Wells, Lyle Blackburn, David Paulides, Christopher Munch, Nick Redfern, Christopher Noël, Brent Raynes, Ross Hamilton, Freeman Young, W.R. Matts, Stacy Brown, Jack Barnes, Julie Scott, and the Bigfoot Chicks.
But this book is greater than just an summary. Pritchett and Colvin also deliver extended, free-form interviews with groundbreaking investigators akin to Ken Gerhard, Stan Gordon, Dave Coleman, Thom Powell, Kathy Strain, Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, Thomas Hughes, and Jim Marrs, taking the reader into uncharted realms of Sasquatch high-strangeness: the Bigfoot-UFO connection; the possible role of ancient aliens in the genetic history of the Yeti; the sex habits of Sasquatch; reports of Bigfoot telepathy, shapeshifting, and flight; the “pro-kill vs. no-kill” debate; the widespread Native American belief in Sasquatch; and the controversies surrounding Bigfoot DNA – whether or not the Hairy Man ought to be recognized as an endangered species. The result’s a mind-expanding, one-of-a-kind collection of oral history that dares to go where no other Bigfoot book has gone.
This special 2013 edition of “Praise for the Hairy Man” includes a dozen interesting photographs from Bigfoot history, in addition to a wonderful cover image by Bigfoot experiencer Bobby Beausoleil, former member of the Manson Family.
“Opens your mind without your brain falling out…” –Jim Marrs, “The View From Marrs”
“An entertaining romp through Bigfoot land…” –Ted Torbich, “The Stench of Truth”
“Keep your head above water, should you can!” –Greg Carlwood, “The Higher Side Chats”
“An intimate look on the world’s sexiest beast…” –Adam Gorightly, “Untamed Dimensions”
“Purr…” –Tessa B. Dick, “Ancient of Days”