Dave Paulides holds two degrees from the University of San Francisco, and has a professional background that includes twenty years in law enforcement and senior executive positions in the technology sector. David has retired twice and is now the director of the Can Am Missing Project.
In 2004 he formed North America Bigfoot Search-NABS where his investigative and analytical experience were invaluable in researching Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings, encounters and behavior. He spent two years living among the Hoopa tribal members, listening to and recording their Bigfoot stories. The Hoopa Project is his first book, based upon his experiences in the Bluff Creek area of Northern California. David's second book, Tribal Bigfoot is a quantum step forward in Bigfoot research and allows for a common sense understanding of this elusive biped. These two books have been called the new standard for crypto research. David was also the founder of the bigfoot DNA project that tested over 100 samples and retrieved unique and identifiable DNA that was tested and validated by four separate certified labs. The result of the DNA testing is that bigfoot is a human hybrid with highly unique DNA.
In 2009 David was conducting research on a topic in a national park and was being shadowed by two rangers. At the end of the day he went back to his lodge outside the park. Later that night he received a knock at his door and an individual stated they were off duty National Park Rangers and wanted to talk to him. David invited the person inside and they related a lengthy story of how they both worked at a variety of parks, had seen many people disappear with significant efforts and press at the beginning. The searches usually stopped after a week with little or no follow-up and no additional press coverage. The ranger stated that people disappeared in areas that were unusual and many were never found. They stated that someone should be researching the issue because the park service was not doing anything.
The information received from the ranger evolved into the formation of a research team headed by Mr Paulides and the publication of four books about unusual disappearances in parks, forests and mountains of the world:
- Missing 411- Western United States
- Missing 411- Eastern United States
- Missing 411- North America and Beyond
- Missing 411- The Devil’s in the Detail
- Missing 411- A Sobering Coincidence
David has been on countless radio and television shows. He is the executive producer for Missing 411- The Movie, a documentary about his books. This is set for release in the fall of 2016.
David is a level 5 USA Hockey Coach, coached hockey for 8 years and has been a scout for the North American Hockey League. He enjoys running, hiking, fishing, skiing, and resides in Littleton, Colorado, USA.