Cliff Barackman

Archived Bio. Not part of the current Guest list.

Cliff Barackman has appeared in various media outlets over the years in regards to his bigfoot experience. He has written extensively on the subject with his work being featured not only on his own blog, but on other websites as well. He has also been featured in student reports, newspaper articles, video documentaries, and more.

In 2007, Barackman was contacted to be on the History Channel’s Monsterquest. The episode, entitled “Legend of the Hairy Beast,” featured Cliff and fellow bigfoot researcher, James “Bobo” Fay investigating bigfoot sighting reports on the Klamath River in Northern California. Being the first whites to ever be invited to do bigfoot research on the Yurok Indian Reservation, Barackman and Fay interviewed Native American elders about their experiences with sasquatches. They hired Indian river guides, and made base camp in a cabin with no access other than by river. They also utilized advanced night vision technology to try to film sasquatches at night from a river jet boat.

Being well-respected in the bigfoot community and beyond, Barackman is often called upon for comments about bigfoot evidence and research. He was the featured expert in news items broadcast to the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA media markets in regards to the infamous Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008 where he clearly stated that it was a falsification. He has appeared on many internet radio shows, and was also a featured guest on “Coast to Coast with George Noory.”

In Spring, 2010, Barackman was asked to accompany Bob Saget on a bigfoot expedition in Northern Washington State. Saget was filming an episode of his A&E series, Strange Days with Bob Saget, where he would partake in an eccentric subculture’s way of life for a weekend. Saget and Barackman were filmed discussing the various types of recorded sasquatch vocalizations on record, and Saget walked away very impressed with the evidence. As a parting gift, Barackman gave Saget a copy of the 1982 Grays Harbor, WA footprint cast.

Barackman is currently being featured in Animal Planet’s new series, Finding Bigfoot. Once again teaming up with colleagues James “Bobo” Fay, Matt Moneymaker, and Ranae Holland, he is traveling the country investigating bigfoot evidence. His expert opinion, level-headed approach, and analytical mind is essential to the team. When numbers need to be extracted for the sake of data analysis, or when a footprint needs to be permanently recorded, he is there to offer his unique skills. Barackman augments the credibility of Finding Bigfoot with his passion for data collection, and his ability to explain complex ideas in simple fashions.