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Rene Dahinden (1930–2001)

Rene Dahinden was Canada's first and probably only full-time Bigfoot hunter. Dahinden was born on August 23, 1930 in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 1953. Rene initially worked at a dairy farm in Alberta prior to becoming involved in the avid pursuit of Sasquatch. He interviewed countless eyewitnesses and conducted numerous field investigations... See full bio »


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 1999 Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series) (footage courtesy of - 1 episode)
- Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) ... (footage courtesy of: Bigfoot)
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 1999 Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 The Force Beyond (Documentary)
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 1976 In Search of Bigfoot (Documentary)
 1972 Bigfoot: Man or Beast? (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Book: "Sasquatch" (1973) co-written with Don Hunter See more »

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Personal Quote:

I have my doubts all the time about what I'm doing. I've always had them. It's a lonely place to be, on one side of the fence, with the rest of the world on the other side. But it's where I have to stay.


René was the model for the Sasquatch hunter in the movie Harry and the Hendersons (1987).

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