About Us

Mike StreetMark PorterThe North American Wood Ape Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit scientific-research organization, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service,  comprised of volunteer investigators, scientists and naturalists.

With a diverse, dedicated, professional, and talented roster of approximately sixty members, including biologists,  and other professionals, the NAWAC pursues education and research activities pertaining to the centuries-old “wildman” or “hairy man” phenomenon in North America. The NAWAC proposes that the source of the phenomenon is an unlisted large great ape. The organization is actively engaged in activities designed to test that hypothesis.

Tod PinkertonThe all-volunteer non-profit NAWAC is funded by membership dues, fundraisers, and an annual conference, in addition to donations and grants. The NAWAC uses all Jeremy Wellsincome to proactively pursue its mission statement; none of the budget, or contributions above the budget, is used for member salaries or labor compensation, member travel or meal expenses, etc. It is governed by a seven-person board of directors elected by the general membership.

The NAWAC desires to enhance the credibility of research dedicated to this animal and facilitate a greater degree of acceptance by the scientific community and other segments of society of the likelihood of a biological basis behind the so-called "sasquatch" phenomenon.





"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

- E.E. Cummings

 

Incident reports by region

Click on a state:

Findincidentreports-map

Or select a state and county:

Recent incident reports

RSS

Occurred 5/7/2016 in Atoka County, OK

Published on June 17, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Two NAWAC Investigators find interesting trackway. Read more...

Occurred 1/4/2016 in Walker County, TX

Published on March 22, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Husband and wife observe massive upright animal in Sam Houston National Forest on FM 1375 Baker Bridge at Lake Conroe one hour apart. Read more...

Occurred 6/8/2014 in Gonzales County, TX

Published on July 8, 2014 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has an encounter while hiking in Palmetto State Park. Read more...

Occurred 12/20/1983 in Walker County, TX

Published on December 21, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Hunter has close encounter in Sam Houston National Forest near Stubblefield Recreational Area. Read more...

Occurred 12/24/1976 in Tyler County, TX

Published on March 11, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Close highway encounter on Highway 287 near Woodville. Read more...

Occurred Fall 2003 in Polk County, TX

Published on March 7, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has highway encounter near Big Thicket National Preserve. Read more...

Occurred 4/3/2012 in Liberty County, TX

Published on April 21, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Man out walking for exercise at local track has unexpected encounter with upright hair-covered subject. Read more...

Occurred 5/15/2009 in Burnet County, TX

Published on April 11, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Motorist has late-night encounter near Balcones Canyon Lands National Wildlife Refuge. Read more...

Occurred 5/1981 in Travis County, TX

Published on November 15, 2011 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Airman reports night-time encounter on Bergstrom AFB. Read more...

Occurred Winter 1979 in Angelina County, TX

Published on August 26, 2011 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Hunter reports night-time encounter while hunting rabbits. Read more...

View all sightings...