René Dahinden, one of the Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery, championed the authenticity of the Patterson-Gimlin Film (PGF). Although he never saw Sasquatch in the 50 years he searched, he was convinced the legendary hominid existed.
The renowned pioneering investigator moved to British Columbia from Switzerland in 1953, and began conducting field investigations, interviews, and research on his own and with fellow researcher and Sasquatchery Horseman, John Green. Dahinden was passionate and thorough in his research. Investigating extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, he collected hundreds of footprint casts and was the first to screen the PGF in Russia where he met with Russian hominologist, Dmitri Bayanov.
Dahinden’s only book “Sasquatch,” republished as “Sasquatch/Bigfoot: The Search for North America’s Incredible Creature, Revised Edition,” was co-written with Don Hunter and chronicles both well known and more obscure classic Sasquatch stories, and an account of the PGF. Dahinden included details about Bigfoot hoaxers Ivan Marx and Paul Freeman, expedition hunts, and his relationship with John Green. A fascinating read by one of the most important of the early Sasquatch investigators, Dahinden’s book appeals to casual and serious readers alike.