Michael Mayes

Chairman of the North American Wood Ape Conservancy, Author, Researcher, and Blogger


Welcome to my official website. It is a site that I resisted creating for some time. After all, who was I that anyone would want to visit a website detailing my activities and writing? It just seemed to be the height of arrogance to think anything I might say, do, or write would be worthy of such a thing.

Time has shown me, however, that not only was such thinking self-defeating, it was flat out wrong. I found the information I was trying to disseminate was being spread across too many platforms; I needed a central location where articles, news, blog posts, book information, etc. could all be found. Thus, I finally broke down and created this website.

I have done the work on the site myself and am actually very pleased with the result. It is, however, a work in progress. I will be adding features and pages in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you come across any glitches or feel something should be added as I value your opinions. In the meantime, know I have done my very best to put an attractive and robust website together for your enjoyment.

However you found your way here, I hope you will stay a while and explore; moreover, I hope you will check back often for updates on news items, personal appearances, and book information. Regardless of how long you stay, I am glad you dropped by. Until next time...

Michael C. Mayes

News and Schedule of Events (2021-22)

I am excited to announce that my new book Valley of the Apes: The Search for Sasquatch in Area X (Anomalist Books) will be released soon. Stay tuned for details.

I have just uploaded a new blog post in my Sasquatch Classics Series: Daniel Boone and the Yahoo. Click here to read.

Interested in black panthers and/or bigfoot? If so, check out my interview with Aleks of "Sasquatch: Out of the Shadows" here.

I recently appeared on the "Sasquatch Tracks" podcast and was interviewed by host Micah Hanks. Check out the interview here.

Check out my appearance on "Bigfoot and Beyond" with Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay. We discuss the mysterious black panther phenomenon and talk bigfoot. Click here or download wherever you normally get your podcasts.

Blog updated 1/11/21: What do an 18th century Jesuit missionary and a former slave from Arkansas have in common? Maybe, near identical bigfoot accounts. Check out The Missionary, the Former Slave, and the Sasquatch.

A digital copy of Hypnos Magazine is now available for FREE. A ghost story I wrote a while back is featured. This is the first work of fiction I have sold. Get your free copy here.

Check the blog for the latest entry in my Sasquatch Classics Series: The LeFlore County Bigfoot War.

Check out the new YouTube feature by Candy Michlosky. She narrates a piece I wrote titled "Murder and Mayhem in Portlock, Alaska." I think it came out great!