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Lesser Nessies

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 15th, 2015

Everyone has heard of Nessie, the reputed monster of Loch Ness, but fewer people realise that mystery beasts of various forms have also been reported from a sizeable number of other mainland Scottish freshwater lochs. These include Lochs Arkaig, Assynt, Awe, Eil, Feith an Leothaid, Garten, Lochy, Lomond, Maree, Morar, Oich, Quoich. Shiel, and Treig.

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Flatwoods Monster Original Drawing Recently Rediscovered

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 14th, 2015


The original drawing of the Braxton County Monster based on Kathleen May’s description; seen in countless newspaper clippings, reprinted in books, and shown on television; an image copied by countless artists, game creators, and cartoonist; has long been thought to be lost to time. However, the drawing was recently rediscovered in Braxton County, West Virginia.

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SasWhat: Three Toed Bigfeet

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 7th, 2015

This week Mark and Seth dig into some listener comments and questions. Field biologist evidence-discovery (and lack thereof), three toed tracks, and most of all, eyewitness testimony. All of these topics and more are discussed in this episode.

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Australia’s Unknown Ape-Men

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 6th, 2015

There is no doubt that Australia’s most famous cryptid ape is the Yowie. It resembles Bigfoot in both size and appearance to an incredibly close degree. It stands around seven to ten feet tall and is covered in a thick coat of hair. Far less famous, though no less fascinating than the Yowie, is Australia’s Wakki, also known as the Njmbin, the Junjudee, the Waladherahra, as well as by many other names, depending on the relevant Aborigine tribe that tells of its existence.

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Dog With A Human Face

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 5th, 2015

If, like me, you’re a fan of the writings of Linda Godfrey – and particularly her werewolf-themed book, The Michigan Dogman – then what I’m about to share with you now is likely to be of deep interest. It’s an old newspaper story – dating back more than a century – that is eerily reminiscent of some of Linda’s findings. And, it demonstrates that when we dig into the past, we can sometimes find fascinating tales that have a direct bearing on the present.

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Exploring American Monsters: Georgia

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 3rd, 2015

Georgia, named after King George II of England, is one of the original thirteen colonies. It was the birthplace of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., singer Ray Charles, “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell, and wrestler Hulk Hogan. Yes, THE Hulk Hogan. Of the 37 million acres of land in Georgia, 24.8 million acres of that is forestland. The Peach State is the fourth largest state east of the Mississippi River, and is home to mountains, rivers, and monsters.

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Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 29th, 2015

Bigfoot sightings have been reported in every state except Hawaii. Interest in this creature, which many believe to be as mythical as a leprechaun, is as strong today as ever, with the wildly popular show Finding Bigfoot persisting on the Animal Planet network and references to bigfoot appearing throughout popular culture. What is it about bigfoot that causes some people to devote a chunk of their lives to finding one?

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Exploring American Monsters: Delaware

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 27th, 2015

Delaware, the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, sits on the Delmarva Peninsula, and is bordered by New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The second smallest state in the Union Delaware is one of the least populous, but it does have a few monsters.

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Minerva Monster: Bigfoot Encounters Around Ohio

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 24th, 2015


Thursday, June 25th: 6-8pm Wadsworth Public Library speaking presentation titled “Minerva Monster: Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio”

Join us this week at the Wadsworth Public Library as we deliver a presentation called “Minerva Monster: Bigfoot Encounters Around Ohio”. We’ll be talking about the Minerva case (as well as some behind the scenes info), Bigfoot sightings around the state, and Seth will be delving into the local “River Styx Monster”.

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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 24th, 2015

A Bigfoot Investigation

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Exploring American Monsters: Connecticut

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 24th, 2015

One of the first thirteen British colonies in North America, Connecticut revels in American patriotism, demonstrated by its nickname the “Constitution State.” Heck, its state song is “Yankee Doodle.” Although it’s the third smallest of the United States by area (110 miles long and 70 miles wide), it’s the fourth most densely populated, and, with 1.9 million acres of forestland, Connecticut can still hide plenty of monsters.

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Reminder: Citizen Science Meets Sasquatch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 18th, 2015

Looking for something different? Really different? On Thursday, June 18, join best selling author David James Gordon at the Northwest Stream Center for a 7 p.m. presentation on the use of “citizen science.”

He will inspire you to observe nature more keenly, gather scientifically acceptable data, and hone your tracking and wilderness navigation skills as you go on a virtual hunt for Sasquatch.

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Exploring American Monsters: Colorado

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 17th, 2015

Known for its Wild West history, and great skiing, Colorado also boasts a wealth of dinosaur fossils, is the birthplace of Frank Welker (the voice of Fred from Scooby Doo), and a variety of geography, such as high plains, most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, and desert. The perfect habitats for Bigfoot?

Well, sure. Colorado has a long history of Bigfoot encounters, but “Exploring American Monsters” isn’t about well-known cryptids like Bigfoot, it’s about bizarre hidden monsters like the Slide Rock Bolter.

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Alaska: Captured by Hairy Man

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 17th, 2015

A lady from Rampart was kidnapped by “Bushmen”, according to the account, who then took her to their cave where she took care of their sick baby

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Bigfoot: The Boggy Creek Narratives

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 13th, 2015


Based on actual events. Boggy Creek, Texas is renowned for its poverty, ignorance, meth usage, dogfights, and as of late, its citizens’ encounters with a 9 ½ foot tall, upright, ape-like creature. These are those stories as told by the people that experienced them in a collection that can only be described as Larry McMurtry meets Deliverance and Breaking Bad.

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