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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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Bigfoot or Lizard Man?

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on July 12th, 2014

Bigfoot is also a big part of the Lizard Man story. More great artwork from my Lizard Man book.

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Lizard Man Artwork

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on July 9th, 2014

Fantastic artwork from my Lizard Man book by Joseph Patterson.

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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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CryptoLogic Radio Tonight!

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on May 28th, 2014

Join me later this evening on the CryptoLogic Radio show hosted by Russ Mock and Shelly Covington-Montana. This will be a unique opportunity since we will be joined by Mike Richberg, whose two South Carolina bigfoot sightings were recounted in my Lizard Man book.

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Exploring Unexplained Phenomena

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on May 22nd, 2014

Archive of my appearance on the Exploring Unexplained Phenomena radio show originally broadcast live on 89.3 FM Nebraska. Talking Boggy Creek, Lizard Man, cryptids, etc.

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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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Troodon and the Dinosauroid Hypothesis

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 23rd, 2013

In a chapter entitled “Possibilities” from my new book, Lizard Man, I discuss various theories which have been proposed to explain sightings of reptilian-humanoid type cryptids. One of these theories is based on the concept of a “Hypothetical Dinosauroid,” which is a conjectured evolutionary path conceived by D.A. Russell and R. Séguin and published in 1982 in the National Museum of Canada’s Syllogeous No. 37. In the paper, Russell and Séguin essentially hypothesize that if the brain of this dinosaur had continued to grow in proportion to its body, then evolutionary changes would have been necessary to accommodate the new cranial mass. One of these changes would have been a more upright stance, since the “tendency to position the head more directly over the vertebral column is seen in anthropoids of increasing brain size.” This would conceivably lead to more anthropomorphic legs, longer arms, and most dramatically, a human-like head. It’s an interesting concept, and one that I discuss further in my book (as it relates to cryptozoology).

Along these lines, I came across this interesting video which provides additional information and visuals in regard to the concept of the Dinosauroid and reptilian humanoids in general:

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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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Lizard Man Radio Archive

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 5th, 2013

Here’s the interview I did with Beyond The Edge radio hosted by fellow cryptid researchers Eric Altman and Lon Strickler. Good times!

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