Peter Matthiessen, best known for his thoughtful, spiritual books such as The Snow Leopard and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, of leukemia, at a Long Island hospital near his home. He was 86.
Matthiessen, born May 22, 1927, in New York City, was well-known to serious cryptozoologists and Bigfoot studies researchers as being deeply interested and involved in the hominology field. (He also once wrote of his onsite look at the Loch Morar sightings.)
He attended the first modern conference on Sasquatch in May 1978, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. The conference was filled with professors, scientists, and field biologists, some of whom spoke about the cultural implications and ramifications of the Bigfoot, Yeti and Almasty.
Source: Loren Coleman, Cryptozoonews, April 5, 2014.