Cryptomundo blog has an item about
women in cryptozoology, namely Jan McGirk who investigated the stories of 10 ft. giant apes in Malaysia.
Also read Cryptomundo’s item that asks: Women Bigfooters Do Better Field Work? Interesting comments to this post as well.
I’m personally extremely interested in Bigfoot, but not as a field researcher. I’m interested in all Bigfoot stories, but especially the ones that contain the supernatural aspect. So it many ways it’s a moot point because Bigfoot will never be “found” -- as I say,
“Run, Bigfoot, Run!” But as far as male and female researchers go, there might be a difference in approach. Generally speaking, you have males with guns and making lots of noise and screaming into the forest, and you have women without guns who take a different, quieter approach, not so aggressive. This is all very gender specific and really, more than a gender thing, I think both women and men can go either way in approach, and it isn’t a case of who’s better at it. I’d say it’s more one’s personal philosophy in looking for Sasquatch.
Just two of the many women involved in Bigfoot research: Autumn Williams and Lisa Shiel.