Coast to Coast AM: Mysterious Cryptids

Posted by: Ken Gerhard on October 21st, 2016

Coast to Coast AM: Mysterious Cryptids
Date: Tuesday – October 18, 2016
Host: George Noory
Guests: Ken Gerhard

In the latter half, cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, who has traveled around the world searching for evidence of mysterious animals, discussed a wide variety of creatures including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, chupacabras, flying creatures, werewolves, lizard men, giant spiders, the Minnesota Iceman, and the Texas T. rex. The Minnesota Iceman, a hairy Bigfoot-like creature frozen in a block of ice, was displayed in a glass coffin in carnivals and state fairs back in the 1960s and 70s. In 2013, it was purchased by Steve Busti, the owner of the Museum of the Weird in Austin, TX. It’s possible that at some point the original Iceman was swapped out with a latex dummy, as at one time the FBI was investigating the body, Gerhard noted.

With sightings of Thunderbirds, witness testimony has been consistent in describing them as about 5 ft. tall with a wingspan of 15 to 20 feet across, he reported. Yet some say they have colored feathers like an eagle or raptor, while other witnesses said they were more prehistoric-looking, with leathery wings rather than feathers. Dinosaur-like reptiles have recently been reported in southern Texas, about 3-5 ft. tall, and running on their hind legs, with a powerful tail, earning them the nickname of the ‘Texas T. rex.’ Some entities such as mermaids, Mothman, and flying humanoids may be spectral manifestations or other-dimensional rather than the flesh and blood of creatures such as Bigfoot, he commented.


Ken Gerhard About Ken Gerhard
Ken has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, giant winged creatures and even werewolves. In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Ken is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E), Paranatural (National Geographic), Ultimate Encounters (truTV) and William Shatner's Weird or What? (History Television). His credits include multiple appearances on Coast to Coast AM, major news broadcasts and Ireland’s Newstalk radio, as well as being featured in major books and in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures, as well as the co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern) and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine, Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times. He currently lectures and exhibits at events across America. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot film was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and most of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.

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