Bigfooter Charles Raymond "Ray" Crowe, born December 30, 1937, passed away in his sleep at 10:30 AM, today, September 29, 2015.
Ray became interested in Bigfoot when he went with a group searching for the creature. They dropped him off at an isolated spot at the forest and he found some tracks. He then decided, in 1991, to start his own Bigfoot organization. He did, and it was called the Western Bigfoot Society. He began holding a conference, called "Bigfoot Daze," in 1992. He also started publishing a Bigfoot newsletter called The Track Record, which ran until 2008. I have an old issue from 2002. : ) He also wrote some books on Sasquatch.
Crowe had had some health problems in recent years, but still had a few books published, his last being Bigfoot Behavior, volumes 1-3, which were published September 15, just 14 days before his death.
R.I.P Ray Crowe. You will be missed.