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Buckeye Beasts and Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists Named Two of the Best Crypto Books of 2018

It's been quite a while since I've posted anything on here, and there are quite a few reasons for that. I explained most of them in a post a few months back that you can find here. But, something from last week is very newsworthy, I think.

I published two books this year - Buckeye Beasts, which examines old "wild man" accounts from Ohio, and Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists, a collection of cryptid-themed articles by myself and Colin Schneider.

Well, last week I was extremely surprised (in a good way) to find both of these books on Loren Coleman's list of the best cryptozoology books of 2018! Out of 12 books total, two are mine. Even though I have distanced myself from the cryptozoology field since they were published, it is still a great honor to have both of them on the list.

Coleman gave Buckeye Beasts the "top regional Bigfoot book" of 2018 and Ramblings the "best youth cryptozoologist training book" of the year (which is it's p…
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UFO and Bigfoot Hunters Gather in Massachusetts

The Greater New England UFO Conference took place last weekend in Massachusetts, and the Sentinel & Enterprise News ran a story covering the event this week.

It reads:

LEOMINSTER -- Aliens, Bigfoot, and the paranormal descended on City Hall over the weekend for the sixth year of the Greater New England UFO Conference. 'It's a place for us around here to gather instead of flying out to California,' said Tennie Komar of Shirley. She was one of hundreds who attended the two-day conference that began Friday and featured a lineup of speakers who covered topics including the science of potentially life-sustaining planets, paranormal filmmaking, and cryptozoology. Organizer Susan McNeill Spuhler said the conference attracts people from the region and sometimes as far out as Arizona and Canada. Over the years, the number of attendees has grown. 'It's a comfortable environment to talk about their experiences,' she said. Spuhler, who grew up in Leominster, said the c…

TCZ Creature Feature: “America’s Loch Ness Monster” (2003)

This is an older documentary on Champ, the supposed monster of Lake Champlain. It is called America's Loch Ness Monster, since that is what Champ is commonly called.

This has always been one of my favorite cryptid documentaries. Part of that is probably due to the nostalgia factor since this is the first documentary on Champ that I ever saw; in fact, it was the first time I ever heard of the legend of Champ. In the clip below it appears as an episode of Wild Discovery, though every time I saw it (on Planet Green, now Destination America), it had a different title sequence and didn't appear to be part of any series. On the TV it always says it was produced in 2003. If anyone knows anymore about this, if it was part of a series, please let me know in the comments.

The documentary follows several investigators and we get to hear about their experiences and theories about the monster. Several skeptical investigators and featured as well and I think that makes a good balance. We al…

Three Ogopogo Reports in September

Ogopogo, the legendary monster of Canada's Okanagan Lake, was reported three times in September 2018.

Two brothers, David and Keith Halbauer, were with their families on October 12 when they saw a "black form" that was "cylindrical" come out of the water. They said the object they saw looked like a "giant snake" and was 50 feet long.

Another report came after someone spotted something from the lake from the 22nd floor of a highrise downtown. The third witness saw something from a balcony on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. They recorded "what appears to be the creature's head."

SOURCE: FOX NEWS
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TCZ Creature Feature: Best Evidence: “Bigfoot”

This is an episode of Best Evidence, a series that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2007. This episode is about Bigfoot and the potential "evidence" for its existence that has been found over the past 50 years (at the time). I recently re-watched it and I thought it was pretty good for a TV documentary. Mostly everyone interviewed is a scientist, which is very good.

Watch it below:


I remember when Destination America used to air lots of crypto-documentaries (not Mountain Monsters or such) and one day I spent all morning watching this one, Crop Circles: Mysteries in the Fields, American's Loch Ness Monster, and The Loch Ness Monser Revealed. It's a good memory.

Where Have I Been?

Regular readers of Tyler's Cryptozoo will have noticed that I have not been on much lately. I only had three posts up in August - all concerning news about my new book that I wrote with Colin Schneider, Ramblings of Teenaged Cryptozoologists.

So what's with the absence?

If you are a regular reader of the blog, you may recall a post from a few months ago (July I believe) in which I said I might not be on as much anymore. Well, that's obviously what's happening. In this post, I thought I would let my readers know why I haven't been on that much.

There's really one big reason - my interest in cryptozoology has died down. Now, that doesn't mean I'm not at all interested in the subject anymore. But, over the past year or so, a lot of stuff in the field has really turned me off. I'm still interested in looking at this stuff from a scientific standpoint. But, that's the main problem again: much of what goes on in cryptozoology is not scientific. Most …

Checking Out "When Roger Met Patty"

I just finished reading Bill Munn's excellent book, 'When Roger Met Patty.' It decisively proves the Patterson-Gimlin film was not and could not have been a hoax of any kind. As a professional special effects make up artist and creature maker for Hollywood, Munns is uniquely qualified to do the science in the book, and is logical and transparent in his approach. For those interested in the film and the forensics done to prove the film is genuine, and therefore the species is real, this is definitely worth your time.
So said Cliff Barackman (you all know who he is) in 2014.

That's the year Bill Munns published this book on the P-G film. I got the book back in 2014, but I've never read it. I decided to change that, so today I started said book. My views on cryptozoology have drastically changed since 2014, though, when I probably would have said similar things to the above. But now, after only reading the intro and acknowledgements in the book, I'm not so sure.