LORI AND RON COFFEY
Paranormal Investigators, Cryptozoologists, authors, public speakers, radio and TV personalities
RON COFFEY, M.Ed, is a veteran in the field of Cryptozoology and the foremost authority on Bigfoot, and The American Werewolf as well as many other mysterious beasts.
Born and raised in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Ron began his career back in the 1970’s… a time when it was not always acceptable to pursue such endeavors. Never one to conform to what society considered normal, he pursued his research across North America and Europe. Now he is one of the most sought after professionals in the field.
He has searched for Bigfoot for close to forty years and was the leader of the first ever government sanctioned Bigfoot excursion. During his many years as a researcher, he has had some up close and personal experiences with the elusive creature. Based on his personal research and experiences, he has developed some interesting theories on the true nature of the beast.
Ron has served as a consultant for M2 Pictures, ABC affiliates, Sharp Entertainment and the SyFy Channel, as well as filming an episode of the hit SyFy Channel program, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.
He is one of the few researchers to take seriously and actively research reports of werewolves in America. His philosophy is "Everything is Based on Fact" and he is presently seeking the truth behind these tales of “werewolves”. His research has led him to develop some breakthrough hypotheses concerning these creatures.
Ron is the author of Kentucky Cryptids: The Search for Kentucky's Hidden Animals and Fangs Across the Americas: Case Studies of The American Werewolf and the co-author of Gateway Ghosts and Local Legends, Gateway Ghosts and Beyond and The Bigfoot Book. He is a frequent guest at conventions, seminars and expeditions as well appearing on Talk Radio broadcasts all across North America, Europe, and Australia . He is the co-owner of Fairy Ring Press and The Mount Sterling Ghost Walk.
Ron holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science. He served as an educator in Kentucky before retiring in 2011 to research, write, and lecture.