Sep 10

SC EP:361 Dr. John A. Bindernagel

Dr. John A. Bindernagel has agreed to return to the show. I love talking John and when he shares all of his insight. I know he is a fan favorite. Check out John’s Youtube channel here.

John A. Bindernagel (born 1941) is a wildlife biologist who has sought evidence for Bigfoot since 1963. He published a book in 1998 entitled North America’s Great Ape: the Sasquatch.

Bindernagel grew up in Ontario, attended the University of Guelph, and received a PhD in Biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He moved to British Columbia in 1975 largely because the region was a hot spot for Bigfoot sightings. Over the years, he has collected casts of tracks that he believes belongs to Bigfoot. He also claims to have heard the creature near Comox Lake in 1992, comparing its whooping sound to that of a chimpanzee. Bindernagel believes that the Bigfoot phenomena should receive more attention from serious scientists, but has remarked, “The evidence doesn’t get scrutinized objectively. We can’t bring the evidence to our colleagues because it’s perceived as tabloid.”





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41 Responses to “SC EP:361 Dr. John A. Bindernagel”

      • F S

        All the track casts, audio files, and fuzzy, out of focus pictures will ever be enough evidence.
        WE NEED A BODY.
        (I’m at the point I really don’t even look at “scientific evidence” nowadays.

  1. Melissa K

    Thank you Wes for reading my question to Dr. Bindernagel. I was so honored as I absolutely idolize him and have so much respect for his contagious curiosity, his educational videos, his literary and academic accomplishments. I was so excited to have him respond to something I was questioning. Thank you Dr. Bindernagel for answering our questions, You are an inspiration.

  2. Mindy V

    Can someone help me with the episode # for the show with the 16 year old girl having a sleepover who sees sasquatch from her bedroom window?

  3. ron n

    Thanks Wes what a classy guy.What a thoughtful thing to do! P.S. Please read my message to you on Facebook messenger!Really appreciated your comments at the end of the show.As usual another excellent show of a really interesting and thoughtful scientist Dr.Bindernagel

  4. Joseph K

    Yet another great episode Wes. Thank you for your hard work and diligence, & havng Dr Bindernagel back on! We had the opportunity to speak with him at his booth, and sit in on his presentation at the Kennewick conference. He and his wife are great people, so genuine and welcoming. Loved the comedic slant of his presentation, but was left wanting to hear more of his decades of research and experiences. Today’s episode was a very welcome and enjoyable one!

  5. Shelly S

    Great show with a great guy! The crap that he must of gone through from his colleagues while he is researching exactly as a scientist should be researching..well, he is a hero to me. I hope he realizes how important his work, and himself, are!

  6. MONTE M

    I have not listened to this episode but am very excited to do so . Having the chance to reach out and ask DR Bindernagel questions had my mind spinning to ask a good question that to me had to be worthy of contributing in a positive manner to the show , the over all study of the subject and to DR Bindernagel and the fans or researchers listening as well as be significantly something I really wanted answered myself . I drew a blank and could not for the life of me come up with that question , of course now after the opportunity has passed I have found that question and another so I’ll just have to wait until next time . A big thumbs up to Wes for having DR Bindernagel on again and for the added bonus of being able to present questions to such a brilliant person that thinks outside the status Quo of the greater percentage of his colleagues that share the same scientific qualifications as himself . To be so dedicated to ones own life’s work into what is looked upon as a joke by most and to keep on keepin on after fifty years deserves much applause and gratitude . Thank you so much for doing what you do . Your work means a great deal to many and in the long run you will be looked upon as a great thinker and contributer to the documentation of the Sasquatch as a North American Mammal .

  7. Kim S

    Steady as she goes…..physical life needs physical proof unfortunately ….but it will come forward, I can’t wait…because when Sasquatch is acknowledged then comes the bigger info….all of us will be watching this space no doubt.💚💚 peace brother Ron xoxo

  8. Kathy R

    Always love hearing Dr B! Also want Ron to know my prayers go out to him, his family and for his brother. Love the fact you let us all know Wes so we can extend our prayers and sympathy. This show is so much more than just a podcast!

  9. Becky F

    Thank you for the wonderful show. Thanks also for your kind words about the hurricane. We all have weather crosses to bear across this country. 99% of the time we love where we live, the other 1% not so much. We all take our chances, cut our losses and move on.

  10. Cheryl B

    Thanks Wes! Another great show!! Just wanted to say that your show is something I always look forward to, and it does
    get our minds off of life’s problems, so thank you very much. Hope you know how much you are appreciated!

  11. Gabriel H

    …speaking of percussive sounds…

    Someone should try taking a beatboxer w mic & amp into the woods in an active area and see what happens

  12. Gabriel H

    Re: Why is this topic scientifically taboo ~ with all due respect that’s an easy one. It’s scientifically taboo because it leads to an alternative perception than the one prescribe in the Handbook To Maneuvering & Manipulating The Earth Humanoid. If the scientific community cannot contain it, it doesn’t exist. If the scientific community cannot honestly address it due to the logical implications, it doesn’t exist.

    Let’s call it like it is. Guess what ‘scientists’. The fact that you cannot address the plethora of evidence in front of you – you know, that Big Giant Elephant In The Room THAT’S STANDING RIGHT THERE. Yeah that thing. Crazy how big and how THERE it is hey? Well the fact that you are unable to address this, is a HUGE insult to intelligence. YOUR intelligence. What does that say… Seriously how the hell do you sleep at night cause HOLY HAND GRENADES are you a walking disservice to humanity.

    There John. Got your back 😉

    Thanks. Be well

    • Peter N

      Sorry Gabe, you need a bit of perspective – science thrives on finding new stuff out. Its every real scientist’s wet dream to come up with something that would re-write the text books. I mean that’s the whole idea! What’s science? A body of constantly changing self-correcting evidence based on the application of a set of principles. What’s a scientist? Somebody who knows how to apply the principles. It starts when you ask a question about something you observe, then you do some background research, and set a hypothesis – basically make an educated guess. Then you test your hypothesis by designing and performing experiments. If everything works well, you analyze the data and draw a conclusion. At the end you communicate your results, so that others have an opportunity to shoot holes in the data/conclusions. If it survives, it becomes the next big thing, for a while at least, until someone comes up with a better idea. That’s how it works in the real world. Maybe BF is not studied because really there is so little that can actually be studied. At best, the observations are basically tons of eyewitness reports (very important), some largely crappy blobs on film (some help), footprints (great! physical stuff), and lots and lots of weird conjecture, not to mention all of the fabricated junk the permeates the whole field. So what hypothesis do we form based on all these observations – ideas? That lots of different versions of giant cloaking, UFO/orb controlled/associated, re-engineered, Nephalem, Gigantopithecus, ancient forest dwelling, mind speaking, damn dirty apie things are running around lose in virtually all of the forests of the world. OK…. . . . So how to test this hypothesis? I guess we could find one or two, take them apart, see what makes them tick, and how they fit (or don’t) into the great scheme of things. Piece of cake! I wonder why it’s not been done…….?

  13. Amy H

    What a touching song to play for someone who is going through unbelievable pain. You are quite a man Wes.
    Enjoy listening to Dr. Bindernagel. He understands the shift proper scientists in the appropriate fields need to make. That will be a difficult task which will take years and fortitude. I guess he’s sort of the anointed one to attempt to address this. Who else seems capable, educated enough and wanting to give the time to do so? It will take PhD’s to convince PhD’s to just look at the evidence. It’s an elitist club rather they wish to admit or not.
    Great show, as usual.

  14. Michael B

    I have 2 friends who constantly jabber on about conspiracy theories for years I have had to suffer their conversations ….As soon as I told them I was interested in missing people and Bigfoot link, The ridicule and taboo started ! Unbelievable small closed mindedness. Can’t win ! Anyway, Great show and great encounters. Cheers Wes.

  15. Tracy A

    IE: Miller Doc. comment >”Shady”,
    a poor choice of words…unknown….not confirmed…unverified, ok, to use “shady” is irresponsible given your potencial influence in the BF community.

  16. Charles R

    Shame it took until today to listen, just to dang busy. Met the good doctor about 6 years ago and spend 15 minutes talking after taking in his lecture. They do not come any better or nicer. I put no credence in that Miller paper just to many red flags, but I could be wrong. I believe they do take care of their dead comrades, humans have been doing this since the beginning even with much smaller brains than now.

  17. Richmond H

    I’m in catch up mode but I love listening to Dr. Bindernagel. I’d really like to hear Dr. Meldrum appear on the show.

    Thanks Wes

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