Bigfoot expert to share evidence of creature’s existence with IU Southeast audience

25th January 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (Jan. 25, 2011) – Bigfoot has science backing up his myth.

Jeff Meldrum, an Idaho State University biology professor and Bigfoot expert, will visit Indiana University Southeast to share the science behind the mysterious creature in a seminar hosted by the School of Natural Sciences.

In the 20th century, thousands of eyewitness’ have reported sightings of giant bipedal apes commonly referred to as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Meldrum will share the scientific evidence that giant ape footprints do exist and warrant evaluation at 12:20 p.m., Jan. 27, in Life Science, room 235.

With a Ph.D. in anatomical sciences, Meldrum’s research revolves around vertebrate and evolutionary morphology, especially the anatomy, evolution, classification, and movement of primates.

His book, “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” is the first of its kind to be written by a scientist with academic credentials of his caliber. During the discussion at IU Southeast, Meldrum will give an objective look at the facts on a topic that is normally filled with hoaxes and sensationalism.

Anyone who has pondered the mysteries of human evolution, or of the existence of Bigfoot, will be eager to hear Meldrum speak. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase after the seminar.

For more information on the presentation, call the IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences at (812) 941-2284. To see more of Meldrum’s research, visit

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