Archive for the “Jersey Devil”
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on October 30th, 2015
Kick off your Halloween weekend with a new episode of the History Channel series – True Monsters, tonight @10pm EST – Giants and Beasts! Featuring yours truly as one of the commentators. This is a very well done series that explores monster myths around the world… while incorporating some really creepy reenactments. The new episode will be preceded by three that have aired previously…
Read: True Monsters »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 24th, 2015
For several nights in 1903, the small town of Van Meter, Iowa was terrorized by a giant bat-like creature that emerged from an old abandoned mine. The identity of this mysterious visitor was never discovered. Over 100 years later, three researchers set out to Van Meter to shine a light on this amazingly bizarre case. Filled with eye witness reports, historic photos, and current accounts of the paranormal, this in-depth book looks to discover what really happened in the town of Van Meter.
Read: The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 23rd, 2015
The 112th Anniversary of the Bewildering Week in 1903 celebrated this Saturday, September 26th.
It was a classic rural community that had been carved out of rolling hills covered in thick woods, wheat fields and a winding river when someone first saw something that didn’t belong. The sightings swiftly spiraled from unusual lights acting in unexplained ways, to that of immense 8′ tall creatures with massive bat-like wings. As the nightly encounters of The Van Meter Visitor continued, the creature grew bolder, drawing closer to witnesses revealing more details to the mystery as described with a large single horn jutting out from atop its head, able to emanate blinding light and a strange smell that disoriented witnesses. All the more terrifying…the monster seemed to remain impervious to bullets.
Read: Van Meter Visitor Festival »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 13th, 2015
I’m delighted to announce that my latest book, A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining the (Un)Usual Subjects, is now in print, published by Anomalist Books. It contains a superb foreword by my good friend and fellow cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, and its front cover is sumptuously illustrated with a truly spectacular cryptozoological painting by hugely-talented artist Michael J. Smith that directly inspired me to write this book.
Read: A Manifestation of Monsters is Here! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 4th, 2015
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 31st, 2015
A fun map showing many of the North American Cryptids in the locations where they have been sighted.
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Posted by: Chalupacabra on November 7th, 2014
They’re in, they’re hip, and suddenly (after thousands of years) they rule pop culture. Up until recently, telling someone you were into monsters and cryptozoology was not a shortcut to popularity. But things are changing. Monsters are taking over TV, starring in more movies, as well as appearing on beer labels and hipster T-shirts. And since monsters are now cool, that means the people who look for them are cool, too. Right?
Read: Monsters No Longer Have Cooties! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 8th, 2014
Sean Forker and Lon Strickler host Linda Godfrey on Arcane Radio to discuss her latest book “American Monsters A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America” and recent cryptid sightings.
Read: Arcane Radio: Linda Godfrey »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 28th, 2014
The Monsters have been uncaged! The whole furry, scaly, red-eyed, bat-winged, fanged, dripping-clawed, oversized pack of slavering unknown creatures that I spent two years cramming into a 376-page paperback are now free to romp and roam where ever anyone may care to read about them. And in this book, it’s not just all about upright, wolf-like creatures.
~ Linda Godfrey
Read: American Monsters Uncaged »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 14th, 2014
“From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more…”
Read: Linda Godfrey: American Monsters »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 29th, 2014
Let’s have a little fun here amongst your fellow Cryptomundians…
Read: What’s Your Cryptid Name? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 3rd, 2014
From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.
Read: American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 1st, 2014
Cute cryptids shirt available today only on shirt woot!
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 1st, 2014
Starting at 4 PM EST today, Destination America will be running a back to back episodes marathon of Monsters and Mysteries in America.
Read: Monsters and Mysteries in America: Marathon »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 24th, 2014
Gurney Productions (Duck Dynasty, Auction Hunters, Haunted Collector, American Guns) is creating a new cable show based around the NEXT GENERATION of paranormal investigators and cryptozoologists.
If you have a team of investigators or researchers under 26 years old, or are a college or high school cryptozoology group with outgoing, charismatic members, we would like to meet you!
Read: Young Adult Cryptozoologists Casting Call »