Mireya Mayor joins skilled team in search of Bigfoot

mireya mayor in the pit

FIU scientist Mireya Mayor recently starred in the new Travel Channel series Expedition Bigfoot as she and a team of investigators went in search of the legendary creature in the Pacific Northwest.

Every year, hundreds of onlookers send their alleged encounters with the elusive beast to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. An elite team of skilled searchers, including Mayor, used an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings and pinpoint when and where one might encounter this elusive beast.

The 8-week show aired in December and January, garnering nationwide attention:

  • Expedition Bigfoot comes to Oregon Woods, By Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian
  • Tracking down the elusive Bigfoot, By Milwaukee Scipps, Yahoo! News
  • How Expedition Bigfoot tracks the big beast with drones and algorithms, By Bonnie Burton, Cnet
  • In search of Bigfoot: A televised expedition may prove the elusive beast is real, By Jim Dobson, Forbes
  • Possible Bigfoot sighting revealed as scientists hunt for ‘apelike creature’ in Oregon forests, By Sean Keach, Fox News
  • Joining ‘Expedition Bigfoot’ team an eye-opening experience for scientist, By Luaine Lee, Boston Herald
  • Researchers claim to have captured video of “apelike creature” Bigfoot, By Rohit Nair, International Business Times
  • Expedition Bigfoot scours Oregon Woods for signs of the mythical and elusive beast, By Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience
  • Even Bigfoot has a Miami connection. FIU scientist may be the one to find ancient monster, By Devoun Cetoute, Miami Herald
  • Miami’s “female Indiana Jones” tracks down Bigfoot in new TV show, By Noami Feinstein, Miami New Times

To learn more about Expedition Bigfoot, visit TravelChannel.com for show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos.