Eric Altman is a Bigfoot Investigator, director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, paranormal enthusiast, Internet talk show host and producer. Eric's interest in the paranormal began at the early age of 10. During which time, Eric began educating himself on all subjects of the paranormal, strange and unusual.
While educating himself on the paranormal, Eric began to focus on Cryptid studies, mainly Bigfoot and similar hominid like creatures. His education included studying books, magazines, articles and the work of those already researching in the field. Growing up as a teen, Eric met Stan Gordon, UFO and Bigfoot investigator who became his mentor. Eric closely followed Stans’ work in the subject.
In 1997, Eric began active field research and investigations into the Bigfoot phenomenon, when he became a member of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization. Eric was named the point of contact for Pennsylvania for the BFRO. In 1998, Eric left the BFRO to join the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. In 2000 was appointed the PA Bigfoot Society director, a position he has held since.
With over 32 years of study and 15 years of in field research, Eric is well known and respected investigator by his peers in the field. Eric has investigated over 250 cases of Bigfoot sightings, encounters and claims in Pennsylvania. He has also conducted field researchnotonly in Pennsylvania, but also in Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington State Eric serves as a Bigfoot and Cryptozoology consultant for numerous paranormal organizations and is a proud member of several Bigfoot and paranormal research groups.
Eric has also served as the conference chairman and organizer for the East Coast Bigfoot Conference from 2000 to 2008.During 2011, Eric worked with the Mutual UFO Network of Pennsylvania to co-organize and co-host the 2011 Pittsburgh UFO/Bigfoot Conference.
Eric has lectured on the Bigfoot phenomenon dating back to 2000 and has presented at numerous Bigfoot, Cryptid, and Paranormal conferences across the Eastern United States. His speaking engagements have also included talks for local clubs, organizations, schools, parks and recreation facilities and a lecture presented for the forestry department at Penn State University in 2007.
Eric is the co-creator, Host and Producer of the long time alternative talk radio program "Beyond the Edge Radio," which discusses a variety of fortean and unusual topics and subjects.
Eric's has worked extensively in public relations, broadcast media including Newspaper, Television and Radio as a broadcast journalist and on air radio personality. Eric has a BA in Communications from Thiel College and is currently employed for a national telecommunications company. His hobbies include the outdoors, hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping.