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. A boyhood camping experience with his father in the late 1960s sparked his interest in Bigfoot. In 2004 he formed North America Bigfoot Search where his investigative and analytical experience were invaluable in researching Bigfoot sightings. 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.
Review by Bobbie Short
November 2008 Newsletter #219
The Hoopa Project, a new book by Dave Paulides is receiving rave reviews the likes of which I have not seen before in BF books. Since the last newsletter, these comments:
Book of the year! A must read! Excellent read, we enjoyed it. ...best realistic BF sketches. Paulides did his homework. Damn good. ...who is this Paulides guy? He writes one helluva book. We recommend it highly.
Review by Linda Martin
October 26, 2008
I've always been intrigued by the idea of Bigfoot, but it wasn't until 2005 that I decided to study the phenomena. I've never seen Bigfoot, but I live in a small town in the middle of a huge forest in Northern California, and lots of people around here say they may have seen one. My town has businesses named after Bigfoot, statues of Bigfoot, and huge footprints painted on the sidewalks in front of a few businesses. Yet nobody here, until now, has put this information together, to try to prove or disprove the town's claim to fame. During the past few years I've heard plenty of local Bigfoot stories, and have heard from people in other parts of the country who claim to have seen Bigfoot too. I've collected information on my blog, Bigfoot Sightings. Please visit http: //bigfootsightings.org/ for a detailed review of The Hoopa Project.