Find out more about the experts featured on Cryptid: The Swamp Beast.


  • Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University: Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, where he teaches human anatomy in the health-professions programs and classes in evolution and primatology. His interest in cryptozoology, in particular the legendary Sasquatch, came into focus when he crossed paths with an enigmatic set of footprints in the mountains of Washington state. In his search for answers, he has conducted collaborative laboratory and field research throughout the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains, and has traveled to China, India and Siberia to examine footprint evidence.


  • Dr. Ronald Markman, Cedars-Sinai Hospital Los Angeles: Dr. Ronald Markman is among Southern California’s leading forensic psychiatrists, an expert to whom judges turn repeatedly to provide impartial assessments concerning the mental condition of people accused of crimes. In all cases, Markman evaluates the criminal’s state of mind, a decision that can determine whether the criminal serves prison time or is rehabilitated in a psychiatric setting. He has testified in more than 20,000 cases.


  • Dr. Patrick Krug, California State University, Los Angeles: Dr. Patrick Krug received his Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and is currently a professor at California State University, Los Angeles. The primary purpose of his lab at Cal State L.A. is to study the ecology and evolution of marine animals. His specific focus on the mollusk Holothuroidea is to help decode and understand the general forces that influence the evolution of marine life.