Jeffrey Meldrum holds a Ph.D. in anatomical sciences and is a tenured professor of anatomy at Idaho State University and is one of the world's foremost authorities on Bigfoot, the mythical ape-man of the Northwest woods. He firmly believes the lumbering, shaggy brute exists.
That makes him an outcast on campus, where many scientists are embarrassed by what they call Meldrum's "pseudo-academic" pursuits.
Meldrum, 48, spends days in his laboratory in the Life Sciences Building, analyzing jumbo plaster casts of Bigfoot footprints. He is convinced he has produced a body of evidence that proves there is a Bigfoot.