Ivan Marx

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Ivan Marx
Born 31 March 1921(1921-03-31) [1]
Lawrence, Illinois
Died 18 December 1999 (78) [1]
Shasta, California
Nationality American
Field(s) Bigfoot Research
Noted work(s) The Legend of Bigfoot (1976)

Ivan Lee Marx (March 31, 1921 - December 18, 1999) was an American nature photographer, professional woodsman and tracker, and Bigfoot researcher, noted for his co-discovery of the Bossburg Cripple tracks in 1969 (with René Dahinden and John Green), and his later claim to have filmed an injured crypto-hominid in 1970, footage of which was included in his 1976 documentary The Legend of Bigfoot.


  • The Legend of Bigfoot (Special Edition) — "enhanced and extended cut", featuring "[an encounter with] a small female sasquatch, ancient American Indian markings, witnesses who have encountered mysterious UFOs and headless creatures with glowing eyes, which would later come to be known as 'Mothmen'."


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 May 2015), Ivan L Marx, 18 Dec 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).