Grover Krantz

There is no better place to start Bigfoot study than with Dr. Grover S. Krantz, the first professional anthropologist to research and accept Bigfoot as an actual creature.  Professor Krantz was a member of the “Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery.”  This group of early investigators established the foundational thought on Bigfoot research in the 1960s.  Krantz used the Canadian First Nations term, Sasquatch, to describe the hominid.

As a professor of anthropology, Krantz brought solid academic credentials to the field.  Although initially skeptical, analyzing the Cripplefoot plaster casts of tracks in Bossburg, Washington and the Patterson-Gimlin film convinced him of the creature’s authenticity.  He theorized that Sasquatch was a surviving member of Gigantopithecus.

Dr. Krantz has written several books about Sasquatch investigations and about human evolution.  Northwest Anthropological Research Notes, Cryptozoology, among other journals published his numerous scholarly papers.  His first publication was “Sasquatch Handprints,” published in 1971 in North American Research Notes.  Professor Krantz’s writings are must-read classics in the Sasquatch research field.

Books by Grover Krantz:

Sasquatch Works:


Non-Sasquatch works include: