Kathy Strain

Kathy Strain is a West Coast sasquatch researcher who studies the role of bigfoot and Native American cultures.

She holds a master’s degree in anthropology from California State University, and is employed as the Forest Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest, located in Sonora, California, where she continues to study sasquatch.

She has worked in archeology, and is an author who in 2008, published the book “Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture,” a compilation of stories about the “hairy man” phenomenon in North and South America. 

“He’s very important to the tribes… He still has a very powerful presence in their culture today,” Strain told podcast host Ed Brown in a 2015 interview. “He is part of their daily life.”

She is affiliated with the non-profit Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers.