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Festival of Fear, Monstro Bizarro

Monstro Bizarro @ Festival of Fear

on August 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

I’ll be attending Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear coming up August 28-31 (as part of Toronto’s FanExpo). I’ll have a table in the horror section and will be doing a Monstro Bizarro panel with Rue Morgue editor Dave Alexander on Friday Aug 29 at 2:45pm. We’ll be talking about my new book LIZARD MAN, as well as what’s new in cryptozoology and sasquatch cinema.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Swamp Monsters’ and ‘Monsters Underground’ Invade TV

on August 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The wave of cryptid-inspired television continues with two new shows debuting on Discovery’s Destination America channel. SWAMP MONSTERS and MONSTERS UNDERGROUND take the psuedo-fictional approach of their successful show, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, to new and scarier places across America.

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Monstro Bizarro: Boggy Creek II Mask Surfaces

on June 23, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 (Finding Bigfoot), I’m the owner of the “juvenile creature” mask from Boggy Creek II (1985).

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THE SWAMP BEAST RISES ON HISTORY CHANNEL

on March 11, 2014 | Leave a comment

The History Channel is launching CRYPTID: THE SWAMP BEAST, a new series about the hunt for this elusive creature, also known as the “Bigfoot of the Bayou.”

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Monstro Bizarro: Home Strange Home

on October 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

My home will be featured on an episode of HGTV’s “Home Strange Home” which is set to air on Halloween October 31 @ 1:00pm (CST). The segment – filmed one year ago – features a tour of my home and specifically my monster/cryptozoology memorabilia collection which includes classic monster toys, masks, posters, and artwork.

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Monstro Bizarro: The True Story of the Lizard Man

on October 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’m proud to announce that my new book, LIZARD MAN: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BISHOPVILLE MONSTER, is now available from Anomalist Books.

From the swamplands near Bishopville, South Carolina, come reports of a seven-foot-tall, scaly humanoid creature the locals call the “Lizard Man.” Over the years, the creature has been seen by numerous witnesses, including a teenager who claimed it attacked him one night near a remote area called Scape Ore Swamp. The young man’s testimony and physical evidence was so compelling, it not only launched a serious investigation by the local sheriff’s office but an all-out monster hunt that drew hundreds of people to the small town.

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Monstro Bizarro: Top 10 Cryptids

on October 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cryptozoology, which is defined as “the study of unknown animals,” includes a vast menagerie of creatures which are said to exist, but cannot be proven. Some of these creatures – known as cryptids – are well known to the general public and some are not. Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Chupacabra are undoubtedly the most famous examples, but they are not the only beasts which lurk in the shadows of our reality.

The following is a list of cryptids which I feel are the most popular and recognizable.

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‘Lizard Man’ Book

on October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s October 1, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to reveal the cover art for my upcoming book to be released on Halloween. This time I take on the case of the legendary “Lizard Man” from Bishopville, South Carolina to recount the complete, fascinating story and to shine new light on one of the most bizarre and hair-raising encounters with an unknown creature. During my research trip to Bishopville, 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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Monstro Bizarro: Mothman Festival Sept 21-22

on September 19, 2013 | Leave a comment

The 12th Annual Mothman Festival will be held in Point Pleasant, West Virginia this coming weekend. The festival is an annual gathering dedicated to the mysterious entity known as the “Mothman,” sighted in the area since 1966. The Mothman was described in John A. Keel’s book, The Mothman Prophecies, which also inspired the 2002 feature film of the same name.

The festival features a wide variety of vendors and merchants, live local music, delicious food and a family-friendly atmosphere. The festival sees patrons from all over the world who come to experience the unique atmosphere and learn more about the Mothman.

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Monstro Bizarro: ‘Skinwalker Ranch’ Movie

on August 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deep Studios, a Utah-based production company, will release a supernatural thriller entitled SKINWALKER RANCH this coming October. The movie, which is centered around the disappearance of a cattle rancher’s 10-year-old son, is based on the allegedly true supernatural phenomenon that occurred at a place known as “Skinwalker Ranch” in Utah. The happenings, well documented in the book Hunt For the Skinwalker, include ghostly lights, strange wolf-like beasts, UFOs, and other unexplainable weirdness.

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