Panel Discussion: Searching for Wisconsin’s Sasquatch


Bigfoot? Prints found on a 2014 WPI Hunts the Truth expedition,

Saturday, UWM Ballroom West

Moderator: Sanjay R. Singhal (Beyond the Forest Radio). Panel: Author and researcher Linda S. Godfrey, Jay Bachochin (WPI Hunts the Truth), Larry and Jen Dopke (WI chapter of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization).

Bigfoot, one of the star cases of cryptozoology, has been spotted in states coast to coast and, according to our panel, is no stranger to Wisconsin. Our panel consists of people who have actually gone out into the field in Wisconsin to locations like Kettle Moraine State Forest and beyond to seek evidence of this elusive mystery. They’ve had some interesting encounters along the way and will share some of the unusual (and at times frightening!) experiences they’ve had.

Our panel includes:

Linda S. Godfrey, cryptozoology researcher and author of classics like The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, Weird Wisconsin, American Monsters, and many more.

Jay Bachochin of the investigation group WPI Hunts the Truth has led several expeditions looking for Bigfoot and is wrapping up a documentary on his search titled Into the Woods.

Larry and Jen Dopke are leaders of the local branch of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO is the group  represented on the show Finding Bigfoot) and have led several Wisconsin expeditions for the organization, in addition to filing reports from witnesses. (See an example HERE from earlier this year.)

Our moderator Sanjay R. Singhal is an investigator and host of the Beyond the Forest Radio show, in which he shares his own experiences and talks to other field researchers.

You can catch Sanjay interviewing the Dopkes TONIGHT (Aug.2) on Beyond the Forest.

7pm CST:

Additionally, a trailer was just released for Into the Woods, that stars panelist Jay Bachochin and documents his research along with Mary Marshall, who we’re glad to say is also a 2016 guest speaker.

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference tickets available here:



Vendor of the Week 02: WPI Hunts the Truth


WPI Hunts the Truth was established in 2007 by Jay Bachochin and his wife Katie. They were both intrigued by the paranormal evidence they’ve seen in their lives from ghosts, UFOs and unknown creatures.

They believe there is more to their normal everyday lives. Do ghosts really exist? Are those lights in the sky just a plane? Is there really an 9′ tall hominid hiding from everybody in the deep dark woods? Or is this all simply suggestive thought or mass hysteria?  They needed to find the answers for themselves first and foremost. This is how their mission Hunt the Truth was born.

The only way to Hunt the Truth is to know where to find it. We encourage those people who have had a strange encounter to contact us. We will try to help that person validate their claims by Hunting the Truth. We will map the encounter in our data base and try to connect the dots of other similar claims. We share our findings with likeminded researchers to help further educate us all in this strange field.

Contact us:


Check out the CHRONICLES: WPI Hunts the Truth 2007-2016 video for a retrospect on the group, including captured evidence on YouTube here: CHRONICLES: WPI Hunts the Truth 2007-2016


We still have vendor tables left! Find more info and a list of who we’ve signed up so far

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