Ray Crowe was born and raised in Oregon, serving as a weatherman for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S . Weather Bureau, as well as working in a variety of other trades. Today Crowe directs a nonprofit organization, the Western Bigfoot Society (WBS), which he founded in 1991.
WBS was located in Portland for almost a decade but has recently moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. Crowe and WBS have played a large role in many of the Bigfoot investigations in Oregon and Washington in the 1990s. Holding monthly public meetings, talking to school groups, and publishing a regular newsletter, Track Record, Crowe has been a prominent and accessible advocate for laypeople attracted to Bigfoot studies. Crowe is a rarity in the field in openly acknowledging the entertainment potential of Bigfoot research.
In 1997, Crowe created the Bigfoot Information Center, a Bigfoot museum-in-planning, and inducted ten respected hominoid researchers into its Roger Patterson Memorial Hall of Fame. He hopes to open the museum by the year 2000. It will house exhibits on early man, dinosaurs, and local natural history, affording the venture a broad educational mission. Contributions from local herpetologists and the Oregon Archaeological Society are promised.
The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark