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Talking Weird

The Paranormal... UFOs... Monsters... Mysteries... From a cabin deep in the North Woods, it's TALKING WEIRD, with your hosts Dr Dean Bertram and Jenn Dorrell. Join us for insightful, strange, spooky & fun conversations with fantastic guests every episode.

Jun 13, 2021

Bigfoot witness-turned-researcher, Todd M. Neiss has been an active investigator for over 28 years.

As a Sergeant in the Army's 1249th Combat Engineer Battalion, he came face to face with, not one, but three of the elusive giants in the temperate rain forest of Oregon's Coast Range while conducting high-explosives training in the spring of 1993. His sighting was independently corroborated by three fellow soldiers who also witnessed these creatures.

ince that fateful day, Neiss has conducted numerous investigations including several long-term expeditions in the Coastal, Cascade and Blue Mountain Ranges of Oregon & Washington, as well as Northern California, Arizona, Alaska, Nebraska and British Columbia.

Over the years, his research has garnered him international attention. He has been the subject of numerous documentaries and TV programs from the US and Canada to the UK and Germany. He has been featured on such programs as: Unsolved Mysteries, Encounters, To the Ends of the Earth, The UnXpected and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and National Geographic. He has also appeared on numerous radio & TV talk shows, local newscasts and newspapers. He is currently producing a documentary about his recent expedition in the uninhabited Broughton Archipelago of British Columbia called Operation: Sea Monkey

He has been a featured speaker at several schools, colleges and universities.

Neiss co-founded the American Primate Conservancy with his wife, Diane Stocking Neiss five years ago. Their primary mission is “the discovery, knowledge, research, recognition, and protection of the Sasquatch.”

A veteran of the Iraq War, Neiss recently retired with meritorious honors from the U.S. Army; where he served for over 21 years.

Todd visits with Dean and Jenn for a fascinating conversation about all things 'squatch: From Todd's own experiences and investigations, through the history of Bigfoot lore and native American Sasquatch abduction stories, to Missing 411 and paranormal Bigfoot theories. Anyone with an interest in Bigfoot will adore this episode.

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