Ken Gerhard (born October 13, 1967) is an American cryptozoologist often featured on various television programs. He is also the author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and “Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles and Other Winged Beasts”, as well as co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern).
Ken Gerhard is a cryptozoologist and field researcher for the Centre for Fortean Zoology as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for various paranormal research groups. He has investigated reports of cryptids and mysterious animals around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, Mothman, Thunderbirds and Werewolves. In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Ken featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel), Paranatural (National Geographic), Unexplained Files (Science Channel), Monsters and Mysteries in America (Destination America), Monster Project (Nat Geo Wild), Ultimate Encounters (truTV), Shipping Wars (A&E) and Weird or What? with William Shatner (Syfy). His credits include appearances on several news broadcasts, Coast to Coast AM, and Ireland’s Newstalk, as well as being featured in various books, DVDs and in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is author of three books on the subject of cryptozoology and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine, Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times. He currently lectures and exhibits at events across the United States.