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“Willow Creek” Movie Review

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on August 13th, 2014

Many folks have asked what I thought about Bobcat Goldthwait’s new Bigfoot movie, WILLOW CREEK. I was lucky enough to attend a screening with Bobcat himself and more recently view a screener of the released film. Rue Morgue magazine has kindly allowed me to reprint my review (which appeared in their July issue) for Cryptomundo.

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The Best 50 Bigfoot Books: 2014

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on July 29th, 2014

I’m honored that The Beast of Boggy Creek grabbed #13 on the list of best Bigfoot books of all time.

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Ancient Aliens: The Reptilians

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on July 29th, 2014

A few drawings and photos from my Lizard Man book appear in “The Reptilians” episode of Ancient Aliens on the History channel. It aired on July 25, but will repeat.

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The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on June 16th, 2014

As everyone knows, I’m a total Boggy Creek geek. My collection includes many vintage items related to the various Boggy Creek movies, and now, thanks to my good friend Cliff Barackman, I’m the owner of the “juvenile creature” mask from Boggy Creek II (1985).

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The Secret of Blackjack Woods

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on May 31st, 2014

I don’t often read fiction, but occasionally a book comes across my path that beckons me to put aside scholarly texts and enjoy a good story. Case in point, The Secret of Blackjack Woods, the debut novel by Ashlen Brown. I recently met the Texas-based author at a cryptozoology event where I picked up a copy. Having no prior knowledge of her book, I was initially drawn in by its mysterious title and cover – which seems to hint at a Bigfoot story – and after a brief conversation with Brown I learned that indeed the impetus for her novel had come from an incident in which her mother and sister sighted a mysterious creature near their family home in Texas. This led to speculation that it could have been a Bigfoot which later inspired Brown to write her heart-felt and downright exciting novel.

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Legend of Boggy Creek Collectible Figure

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on March 20th, 2014

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As most know, I’m a huge fan of The Legend of Boggy Creek. I’ve written a book on the subject, collected relics from the film and Fouke area, and lectured about Fouke Monster history at events across the country. So when I came across the opportunity to make The Legend of Boggy Creek movie poster come to life, so to speak, I jumped at the chance.

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Hell Hounds and Lizard Men!

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on January 15th, 2014

Two of my “Monsters & Mysteries in America” appearances coming up this Sunday. Destination America channel: 8pm (EST) HELL HOUNDS – repeat, and 9pm (EST) LIZARD MAN – new, featuring the incidents which inspired my latest book and my commentary direct from Scape Ore Swamp!

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The Bishopville Lizard Man

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on January 6th, 2014

The Bishopville Lizard Man story will be featured on MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA which airs on the Destination America channel. “Skunk Ape, Pascagoula Aliens, Lizard Man” episode airing Jan 19 at 9pm EST.

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Top Cryptozoology Books of 2013

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 30th, 2013

Happy Holidays everyone! Cryptozoo News / Loren Coleman has posted his list of Top Ten Cryptozoology Books of the Year. I’m honored to have landed the #1 spot with my new book Lizard Man. I must thank Anomalist Books for their commitment to publish excellent cryptozoology titles, including Karl Shuker’s Mirabilis which was chosen as #4. Congratulations to my other colleagues and fellow Cryptomundo contributors that also made the list. 2013 was a year of great books, all deserving of praise. Here’s a few of the highlights…

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Dead Bigfoot: A True Story Reviewed

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 23rd, 2013

If you follow bigfoot research, you’ve no doubt heard the controversial name of Justin Smeja. Smeja is, of course, the bear hunter who claims to have shot and killed a juvenile sasquatch in the Sierra mountains in 2010. Since coming forward, his story has been widely spread on the internet (through both interviews and a small documentary), and lately featured in several television shows including Bigfoot: The New Evidence. The DNA evidence has been analyzed, but still the question remains: did Smeja actually kill a bigfoot?

These type of stories tend to polarize the bigfoot community as researchers struggle to sort out the truth. In an effort to do just that, bigfoot researcher and independent filmmaker, Ro Sahebi, in association with The Sierras Evidence Initiative, has created a new feature documentary titled Dead Bigfoot: A True Story. In the doc, Sahebi interviews the witnesses, initiates a polygraph test, and takes a look at the various shreds of evidence that have thus far been presented.

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Monsters & Mysteries in America: Beast of Boggy Creek

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on November 25th, 2013

Here’s the Fouke Monster segment from Season 1 of the Destination America show “Monsters & Mysteries in America.” These two reenactments were based on cases that I personally investigated. One was detailed in my book and the other occurred after my book was released.

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Lizard Man Q&A

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on November 19th, 2013

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I was doing research on monster sightings that have occurred in various swamps locations around the southeast U.S. In the process I actually visited swamps in several different states, including Scape Ore Swamp near Bishopville, South Carolina. As I interviewed people in the area, including law officials and witnesses, I realized there was much more to the story of the Bishopville Lizard Man than had ever been made public. It seemed like a great story, so I ended up developing it into a book.

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Lizard Man on Kindle!

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 27th, 2013

The Kindle version of my new book is now available on Amazon.

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Lizard Man book is here!

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 23rd, 2013

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I’m proud to announce that my new book, Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster, is now available from Anomalist Books.

As with my previous book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, I offer an in-depth look at one of the most bizarre and hair-raising cases of an unknown creature. During my research trip to Bishopville – and to Scape Ore Swamp itself – I discovered that there’s much more to the story than I first realized… and much more than meets the eye regarding the media’s portrayal of this modern-day ‘creature from the black lagoon.’ All in all, it made for a fascinating research trip and resulted in a book that I think everyone will truly enjoy.

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Lyle Blackburn’s Top 10 Cryptids

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 13th, 2013

Lyle counts down his top 10 cryptids based on popularity.

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