Steve Kulls, aka ” the Squatchdetective,” former professional investigator and Private Investigator lends his 18 years of experience to the Bigfoot mystery.
Entering the field originally a skeptic, it wasn’t long before Steve realized, that people were seeing something that wasn’t supposed to exist. Steve has made a life-long commitment to bringing the truth of the mystery to the world and exposing hoaxes and frauds at the same time.
Steve believes in what he calls the 5 Tenets of Bigfoot Research:
- Keep an Open Mind
- Remain Objective
- Always Tell the Truth
- Responsibility to Educate
- Expose the Charlatans
Steve had a lifelong fascination with the Bigfoot phenomena since an early age. In 1998 after reading “Monsters of the Northwoods”, Steve like many of the general population had believed that sightings were exclusive to the Pacific Northwest, learned that there were numerous sighting reports close to his residence in upstate New York.
Steve began his quest first in 1998 seeking knowledge from other researchers in the field. In 2003 Steve met two of the authors of Monsters of the Northwoods and was invited to apply for BFRO membership. By that time Steve had his own small grass roots organization and website. One of Steve’s first tasks was to examine the Sonoma video. After Steve had talked to the lead investigator, Steve conducted picture analysis on the videographer’s website where it was determined the time line did not match the photos at all and Steve declared the Sonoma video a hoax on that premise. Several months later it was revealed that the video was perpetrated by the comic duo of Penn and Teller for their cable TV series.
Steve exposed the “Georgia Bigfoot Body” hoax and attained information which implicated SFBI CEO Tom Biscardi as being part of the hoax and not being duped as he claimed. Steve also exposed a blog by the name of “Bigfoot Ballyhoo” as a hoax as well, coordinating the tracking down of the real people the site used on the site, to prove the site’s claims were a hoax.
Steve firmly believes in a “boots on the ground”, methodology of obtaining evidence for or against, evidence regarding the Sasquatch mystery. Steve has had three sightings in the last ten years and a handful of what he describes as “most likely, close encounters” with the creatures, after initially entering the field quite skeptical.
Steve has appeared on numerous local news programs around the country and national venues such as Fox and Friends, and interviewed in print in over 100 newspapers over the last ten years. Steve has appeared on the History Channel series, “MonsterQuest,” and “America’s Book of Secrets,” the National Geographic Documentary, “The Truth Behind the Loch Ness Monster,” and the NatGeo Channel series “Paranatural.”
“What Would Sasquatch Do? – Using Primate behavior to validate the Bigfoot mystery.”
Steve is a former Licensed Private Investigator, in New York, and a former retail investigator of 18 years.