Recognized Researcher – Rhettman A. Mullis, Jr., PhD-ABD, CAF, MHP (USA)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Rhettman A. Mullis, Jr., PhD-ABD, CAF, MHP (USA)
Academic and Field Researcher
Founder and Lead Researcher: Sasquatch Investigations and Research: Bigfoot and Bigfootology
Contributing Writer and Editor: Bigfootology

Rhettman saw his first Bigfoot swimming in the Puget Sound from the Olympic Peninsula to Whidbey Island while standing on the back of Washington State Ferry going to Victoria, British Columbia. That was in the summer of 1977 and he was 10 years old.

That started his journey as a Bigfoot researcher and over the next 36 years he would continue to spend time reading about and studying accounts of Bigfoot. It was the mid-1980’s when he formed Sasquatch Investigations and Research: Bigfoot, and began conducting field research, investigations and various field experiments. During that time he began coaching others to have their own experiences with Bigfoot with reported success from others.

It was during an impromptu investigation, in the spring of 1997, of old encounter reports in the Marysville area of Western Washington when he encountered his second visual of a Bigfoot washing herself in a quarry pond and then began the chase that lasted for over an hour through the adjacent woods.

Rhettman has experienced many vocalizations, documented evidence from footprints to scat to possible burial mounds under old growth canopies. He has collected evidence for Dr. Grover Krantz and enjoyed learning from him as well as others in the field like Ray Crowe, Ronnie Roseman, Don Monroe, Loren Coleman, Larry Lund, Peter Byrne, Igor Burtsev, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and more and is privilege to call some of these great researchers friends.

Rhettman giving a presentation on field research in the North Puget Sound area for the International Bigfoot Society. Rhettman often uses humor to make important points.

Over the years Rhettman has enjoyed his many associations and friendships from brief conversations to becoming like family to others. That is what this field does, it brings good people together, but also separates the good from the bad. Rhettman has not been in the field for many years due to illness, immobility, and education obligations. He was hospitalized for two months in 2005 and has problems with his strength and mobility and then he became blind until he had restorative surgery in 2009 and 2010. During that time Rhettman has also been finishing his degrees and will complete his doctoral dissertation in psychology in 2011. As his education obligations recede and physical health improves he anticipates getting back into the field starting later in 2011.

Rhettman during an investigation of a family group. This photo was taken on a well-used trail in a section of old-growth forest. This photo was taken during the day.

Rhettman has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership. Master’s work in counseling and special education with a master’s of Science degree in psychology. Rhettman is also finished with his academics for his PhD in psychology and is currently writing his dissertation. He also holds a professorship at DeVry University, Ashford University and University of Phoenix, and was a Faculty Mentor for Missouri College online teaching subjects in psychology, critical thinking, research methods, and communication. He is also a therapist with specialties in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and has extensive work in co-occurring disorders including schizophrenia and severe depression and bipolar disorder.

Rhettman consults and counsels individuals and professionals as a pastoral care counselor as he is a licensed chaplain and ordained pastor. Mostly he does children and family work always attempting to heal and restore families; and teaching parents to parent affectively in our trying times.

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