Founded in 1995, the BFRO is now the oldest and largest organization
of its kind -- a virtual community of scientists, journalists, and specialists
from diverse backgrounds. The researchers who compose the BFRO are engaged
in projects, including field and laboratory investigations, designed to
address various aspects of the bigfoot phenomenon. As a result of the
education and experience of its members and the quality of their efforts,
the BFRO is widely considered as the most credible and respected investigative
network involved in the study of this subject.
It has always been the policy of the BFRO to study the species in ways
that will not physically harm them.
The BFRO organizes and reports observations and directs expeditions to
places where the observations have occured. Through this process, the
BFRO steadily improves the size and scope of its collective expertise
about these animals.
The overall mission of the BFRO is multifaceted, but the organization
essentially seeks to resolve the mystery surrounding the bigfoot phenomenon,
that is, to derive conclusive documentation of the species' existence.
This goal is pursued through the proactive collection of empirical data
and physical evidence from the field and by means of activities designed
to promote an awareness and understanding of the nature and origin of
These large apes are spotted mostly in forested regions with abundant
protein sources. Deer in particular. They consistently maintain low population
levels in those areas, even where the protein sources could support dramatically
larger numbers of them. Consequently they have never become an ongoing
nuisance to human communities, or to human livestock.
Unlike gorillas and chimps, their family/groupings are small and mobile,
making it very difficult for modern humans to hunt them.
Their impact on the land is so subtle that it takes a trained eye to
even notice it.
They can operate nocturnally, sometimes close to rural communities of
humans, and be only occasionally seen, heard, or detected.
There are many more things we have learned over the years from credible
witnesses. That learning process wil continue in the field, as well as
online. The observations provided by the public have provided much insight,
with respect to locations and behavior. We expect that humans will continue
to have brief sightings of these animals, and we hope those people will
continue to report their sightings to us.
See also more information about the history
of the BFRO database and an explanation of the report classification system