by the late Ken Coon
1960s and 1970s In-Depth Research of a Northwest Legend
Prepared and published by Joe R. Blakely and Pat Edwards
Joe and Pat have been entrusted with an unpublished manuscript written by the late Ken Coon who spent over 13 years researching Sasquatch/Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the U.S. where sightings were reported in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Even though Mr. Coon never saw Bigfoot, he was convinced that Bigfoot was real. He interviewed many people who had seen Bigfoot; he examined hundreds of footprint casts; and had personally seen actual footprints he believed had been left by the monster. He collected hair and feces samples. Mr. Coon worked with most of the well-known Bigfoot researchers in the United States from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s—the decades when many Bigfoot sightings were made.
With his family’s blessing, we are finally giving Mr. Coon the respect that he richly deserves by publishing his work in the just-released book, Sasquatch!
Both Joe and Pat feel privileged to be able to honor the years of work—the dedication and honest belief—that Ken put into his manuscript. Whether, upon turning the last page, you accept his hypotheses as facts or even possibilities, or if you prefer to dismiss them as flawed, we are convinced that you, too, will respect the man and his work.