One of the foremost Russian cryptozoologists and hominologists alive today, Dmitri Bayanov originally graduated a teachers school in 1955 with a major in humanities. After studying under such individuals as Professor B.F. Prshnev and P.P. Smolin, chief curator of the Darwin Museum in Moscow, Bayanov took part in Marie-Jeanne Koffmann’s expedition in search of the Almas in the Caucasus and made reconnaissance trips in the same region on his own.
Dmitri Bayanov is currently an active member of the Relict Hominoid Research Seminar at the Darwin Museum since 1964 and became its chairmen in 1975. He was a founding board member of the International Society of Cryptozoology and served on its Board of Directors until 1992. Bayanov is also credited with coining the terms hominology and hominologist in the early 1970s to describe the specific study of unknown hominoids and those who study them.
Dmitri Bayanov’s cryptozoological career has been spent manly on the study of relict populations of hominids including the Almas and the American Bigfoot. This is reflected in his three books which can be found listed below and all deal with some aspect of hominid research.
Quick Info – (where applicable)
Date of Birth: 1932
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Current Location: Russia
• In the Footsteps of the Russian Showman (1996)
• America’s Bigfoot: Fact, Not Fiction – (1997)
• Bigfoot: To Kill or To Film? The Problem of Proof (2001)
Schooling and/or Degrees:
• Majored in Humanities
• Relict Humanoid Research Seminar at the Darwin Museum – Chairman
• International Society of Cryptozoology – founding board member