Jeffrey Meldrum is currently an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University and an affiliate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Through his work in the field of physical anthropology and his specialization in foot mechanics, Meldrum’s has studied the implications for bipedal adaptation and locomotion in early hominids. He has also participated in paleontological field projects to South America, collecting new fossil primate specimens from the Miocene of Columbia and Argentina.
In cryptozoological circles Jeffrey Meldrum is best known for his open minded yet scientific approach to cryptozoology, especially Bigfoot. Because he grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Meldrum was no stranger to the Bigfoot legend, having heard stories of the creature from an early age. His interest in the legendary creature took a back burner as he continued his formal education and teaching until 1996 when he himself found and cast a series of Bigfoot prints in Washington and the next year, in northern California, found and cast fresh Bigfoot tracks. Meldrum has since gathered and purchased collections of Bigfoot track casts as part of his research into the anatomy of Bigfoot’s foot.
In the late 1990’s Meldrum frequently appeared, often with J. Richard Greenwall, in documentaries discussing his insights into amateur videotapes allegedly showing the creatures known as Bigfoot and Yeti. Today Jeffrey Meldrum continues his teaching at Idaho State University and is still a leading expert on the anatomy of footprints reportedly belonging to the creature known as Bigfoot.
Quick Info: (where applicable)
Date of Birth: 1958
Birthplace: Unclear at this time
Current Location: Idaho, United States of America
• From Biped to Strider (2003)
• Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (2006)
Schooling and/or Degrees:
• Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology – State University of New York at Stony Brook