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The 2nd Annual Boggy Creek Festival is coming up this weekend Oct 24-25, 2014 in Fouke, Arkansas. Fouke is, of course, home of the infamous Legend of Boggy Creek. The purpose of the event is to bring together the local community and to share information about the sasquatch-like creature that has been sighted in the area for over a century. The festival features local arts and crafts, music, entertainment, food vendors, and presentations by some of the top bigfoot researchers in the field.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.