The Voices of Beyond the Edge Radio
Eric Altman - Your Host and Producer
Eric Altman is a Paranormal enthusiast, Bigfoot Investigator, and Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. He is the principal host and Executive producer of BTE Radio. As a ten year old boy growing up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania - he began to educate himself on the paranormal- anything strange, or unusual he could get his hands on. Currently he resides in Jeannette, Pennsylvania with his wife of 15 years Kathy and their 18 year old son Josh.
In 1980 Eric began to study the Bigfoot phenomenon, leading him to begin active fieldwork and become a member of the BFRO. In 1998, Eric joined the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, later in 2000 became the groups director. Eric has lectured on Bigfoot at numerous Bigfoot, Cryptid, and Paranormal Conferences across the Eastern United States. His speaking engagments have included talks for local clubs, organizations, schools and a lecture presented for the Forestry Department at Penn State University in 2007 - leading to him becoming a nationally recognized and respected figure in Cryptozoology. Eric has chased Bigfoot sightings from the woods of Pennsylvania to the forests of Ohio, Maryland, Texas, California and Oregon; with over 250 investigations under his belt to guide him.
Due to his experiences and interests in the paranormal; Eric along with his good friend and colleague Sean Forker, created and launched the internet talk radio program "Beyond The Edge Radio"- which first aired October 2007. Eric is the Co-Owner and President of Beyond the Edge Entertainment.
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Lon Strickler - Co-Host
Lon was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and later relocated to the Baltimore, MD Metro area in 1976. At an early age, Lon realized that he had the ability to sense spiritual energy and found this useful in the field when conducting investigations. Most of his early field work concentrated on spiritual activity at historical locations in Maryland and Pennsylvania, in particular locations where traumatic events have occurred. In 1981, Lon experienced a "Bigfoot" encounter near Sykesville, MD while fishing on the south branch of the Patapsco River. As a result of the incident, he included cryptid studies as an important part of his research. He continued to work regularly in the field until 2001, when physical limitations forced him to scale back.
In 2010, Lon became part of the 'Beyond The Edge Radio' family and currently co-hosts the weekly live broadcast. Lon started the Phantoms and Monsters blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and read daily by thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators and those seeking the truth!
Lon published 'Phantoms & Monsters: Cryptid Encounters' on 9/25/2012 - available at Amazon.com
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Sean "The Forkchop" Forker, BTE Chief Commentator
Sean "The Forkchop" Forker is a Paranormal Researcher, Bigfoot Investigator, and Internet Talk Radio Producer and personality. In 2007, he and Eric Altman founded and began to produce Beyond the Edge Radio until his departure in 2011. In his time away from BTE Radio, Forker founded the Keystone Bigfoot Project; a long term study into the Bigfoot mystery in Pennsylvania. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for the national Bigfoot research group - the Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers. Forker has also been a member of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society since 2005. He is the Co-Owner CEO of Beyond the Edge Entertainment.
Forker has rejoined the BTE Radio Team as your color commentator and behind the scenes as Executive Producer. Sean is married to his wonderful wife of 10 years, Laura and has three awesome kids, Alyssa (10), Gabe (7), and Rylan (2). Aside from BTE, Sean enjoys active research, camping, canoeing, and cooking.