Pictures of some people associated with Ohio Bigfoot research in the mid 1990s

The first set of pictures (those with "BAM" beside the picture) are pictures that I took. The next few are from Peggy Sullivan ("PS" after the pictures), and the last one was sent to me by Bobbie Short ("BS" after the picture). These were taken in the mid to late 1990s, and they provide a great glimpse into the not-so-distant past of Ohio Bigfoot research. My pictures mostly show people at monthly TSBSG meetings and Don Keating's yearly conferences, with a couple of field pictures also. Peggy's first two pictures are from Tri-State Bigfoot Study Group (TSBSG) meetings, the next three are out in the field at 'Sasquatch Lake' in Coshocton County. The final picture is from one of Don Keating's conferences, and was sent to me by Bobbie Short. I want to thank Peggy and Bobbie for sharing these pictures with me, I hope that you enjoy them.


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Left to Right: Loren Coleman, Don Keating, Larry Battson, and Smokey Crabtree. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Left to Right: Rich La Monica, Daniel Perez, Loren Coleman. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Blake Mathys (L) and Chris Kraska. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Don Keating (L) and Smokey Crabtree. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Blake Mathys (L) and Loren Coleman. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Donald Mathys (holding cast) and Loren Coleman. Taken at Ohio Bigfoot conference in 1999.


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Chad Arment (L) and Blake Mathys at a monthly TSBSG meeting. Taken late 1998 or early 1999.


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Mark Francis (L), Donald Mathys (R), and unidentified man (center) discuss Bigfoot at a TSBSG meeting.


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Hawk Spearman (L) and Bob Daigle at Hawk and Karen Spearman's residence on County Road 6 in Coshocton County. Hawk and Karen reported quite a bit of Bigfoot activity at their property in 1999.


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Blake Mathys (L), Rich LaMonica, and John Horrigan (R) at TSBSG meeting, taken late 1998 or early 1999.

(please note that Dawn DeWerth has been digitally removed from this picture)


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Blake Mathys (L) and Larry Lund at TSBSG meeting. Taken summer 1999.


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Donald Mathys (L) and Loren Coleman at Ohio Bigfoot conference. Loren is holding the Tom Slick rifle.


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Indiana Bigfoot researcher Monte Ballard at TSBSG meeting.


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Donald Mathys (L) and Larry Lund at TSBSG meeting. Taken summer 1999.


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Mike Claar (L), Bigfoot researcher from Vinton County, OH, and Blake Mathys. Taken 1994.


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Craig Heinselman, taken early 2000.


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Daniel Perez (L), Blake Mathys, and Donald Mathys (R) at Blake Mathys' home.


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Plaster cast of track found after 1980 Patrick Poling sighting. Cast was poured by Donald Mathys.


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Left side, near to far: Art Caruso, Scott Herriott, and Marc DeWerth. Right side, near to far: Blake Mathys, Monte Ballard (mostly hidden), and Don Keating. This was taken before a monthly TSBSG meeting, while we were having a meal at April's Country Kitchen in Newcomerstown. We would often gather here for a meal before the meetings.


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Scott Herriott (L) and Blake Mathys; taken at a TSBSG meeting. At the time, the meetings were held at the union meeting hall in Newcomerstown. Scott was the speaker at this meeting.


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From left to right: Matt Heston (shirtless), Blake Mathys, Scott Herriott, Marc DeWerth, Don Keating, and Peggy Sullivan. This area, known as 'Sasquatch Lake' or 'The Film Site' or Woodbury Wildlife Management Area, was regularly visited on the weekends of the TSBSG meetings, often at night after the meetings.


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Donald Mathys (L), Peggy Sullivan, and Blake Mathys (R). Peggy and her sister Veronica (see below) were consistently in attendance at TSBSG meetings and were often on field trips out to the woods. They were always entertaining, and provided many unusual stories (cryptozoological, UFOlogical, and otherwise) to keep things interesting.


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Donald Mathys (L), Veronica Burchette, and Blake Mathys (R)


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Blake Mathys (L) and Chris Kraska at one of Don Keating's annual Bigfoot conferences. Chris is holding a .30-'06 rifle that used to belong to Tom Slick. My uncle, Donald Mathys, bought this rifle from Peter Byrne a few years ago.


Questions? Email me at squatchunter@hotmail.com


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