Dr. John Bindernagel, 76, passed away during the evening of January 17, 2018.
Obviously as other's will attest, John Bindernagel was simply a great man. He was a loving husband, father, and from our estimation a humble, intelligent, and peaceful being. Dr. Bindernagel was passionate about everything he did from fatherhood, to bird-watching, to Sasquatch, and it was an honor to have met and been able to have spend time with John and his family. While there are many that knew John even more personally than we did, we were blessed to have had a chance to spend time with John and we do not have the words to frame what his passing means to the community other than he will be missed. In our time with John and watching John interact with people, he had no ego. While John was extremely educated on the subject of Sasquatch, John never made anyone feel foolish or unimportant. He once said to me, "Everyone is important when it comes to the subject of Sasquatch" John wanted to get the information out, credibly, to as many as he could.
From our time with John, Paul and I can attest he was a very patient man, his passion and knowledge on the subject was unparalleled, and he will truly be missed as an advocate of the topic of Sasquatch. In the end, and having interviewed John, we can say he was a cannon of information. You could immediately tell he had so much to deliver and so little time. He joked with us often during our interview that he was becoming the absent minded professor and apologized for the rants, as he often times he lost his train of thought as he powered through the tangents of topics on the subject. John had so much to say and it showed.
As he mentioned several times at the end on many shows, he was diligently working to put as much of his research down on paper as he possibly could. He had forgotten more than most of us will ever know regarding the subject of Sasquatch and we just wanted to say it was a privilege and honor to have met John.
For those that missed it, we hope you had a chance to listen to this episode in it's entirety as John speaks to his legacy and his hopes for his continued research.
Our final interview with John is linked below:
Thank you John and God Speed - Chuck & Paul
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