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SOSBI on Sasquatch Watch Radio

Last night, SOSBI members Steve Blair and Rich Washington were on Sasquatch Watch Radio. To listen to the program, click the link below, and check out the SOSBI facebook page.

Sasquatch Watch Radio Welcomes Rich Washington & Steve Blair

Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?

Most people think dinosaurs are extinct... but they may all be wrong.

Reports of creatures whose description matches that of a living dinosaur have been reported over the years. Lots of the reports have come from the swamps and jungles of Africa, but reports have also come  from other places.

The Arica Monster has been spotted in the deserts in Arica, Chile and is thought to be a surviving dromeosaur or ornithomimid.

Burrunjor is described as some kind of giant lizard that is about 30 feet long(or perhaps more!) It has been sighted in New South Wales, Arnhem Land, and Cape York Peninsula. Some people think it is a perentie, which is Australia's largest lizard, or possibly a surviving megalania, an extinct giant lizard like a komodo dragon.

Emela Ntouka is a creature said to be an "aquatic rhinoceros", but some think it is a surviving ceratopsian. 

Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu is supposedly a live stegosaur. 

The Mokele-Mbembe is the best known of the possible living dinosaurs, and …

A Look Back: 3 Sasquatch in a Cave

Sometime in the distant past(and by distant past I mean four months ago) I wrote a post about old photographs rumored to show three Bigfoots in a cave.

Here's the post:

A man named Oren Jeffries, an amateur spelunker/photographer, was exploring an unmapped section of Grand Caverns in Virginia conducting photography experiments. He would lay down flat on the cave floor, turn off his lantern, and try to capture photos of things in "cave darkness", or absence of light. One time, he heard something start to approach him from deep in the cave. He became frightened and left. He said he had seen three humanoid creatures.

A few days later, Jeffries and a few friends to retrieve his camera he had left when he had fled before. This is the picture on the film inside.

Here is a brightened version.

For more see this post on Bigfoot Evidence

I thought the story and pictures were interesting so I decided to write another post about it, with a little more information.

The photo was taken…

Tyler's Cryptozoo Best Bigfoot Books

Recently, Loren Coleman posted what he thought were the 50 best Bigfoot Books of all time on his blog CryptoZooNews.

My buddy Doug Waller from SOSBI posted what were his favorite Bigfoot books on the SOSBI facebook page the other day because many of them were not on Loren's list.

So, I have decided to also make a list of some of my favorite Bigfoot books. And please remember, this is just my personal opinion out of what books I have read about Bigfoot. I don't want to start any arguments.

Now, here's my list, in no particular order.

Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth and Discovering the Truth. By Tom Burnette and Rob Riggs. Woodbury, MN, Llewellyn Publications, 2014

Standing in the Shadows: Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio. By Doug Waller. Baltimore, MD, Otter Bay Books, 2013

The Locals: A Contemporary of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch PhenomenonBy Thom Powell. Hancock House, 2003

Raincoast Sasquatch.By J. Robert Alley. Surrey, BC, Hancock House, 2003

On the Track of Bigfoot. By Marian…

Cryptid Seekers Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3


Cryptid Seekers Magazine: Volume 1 Issue 3 is now available.

Articles in this issue of the new cryptozoology magazine published by Ohio cryptozoologist Joedy Cook include the following:

The Legend of Boggy CreekSkunk Apes: Apes or Bigfoot?The Lizard ManThe Dover Demon: What is It?Lyle Blackburn's The Beast of Boggy Creek & Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville MonsterChupacabras: Alien Pets, Mutant Monsters, And Government Cover UpsThe Loveland Frogman As you can see, this issue does not really focus on any certain cryptid, and it has articles about quite a few. A few do focus on Lyle Blackburn's fantastic books about the Fouke Monster and the Bishopville Lizard Man.

I also wrote an article that is is this issue- the one about Chupacabras. The article covers a short history of Chupacabras sightings and goes a little bit into what they could be.
You can check out the Cryptid Seekers facebook page by clicking h…

American Monsters

Linda S. Godfrey's next book, American Monsters: A History of Monster lore, Legends, and Sightings in America is coming out later this month. Linda's last book, Real Wolfmen, came out in 2012. She is also the author of The Beast of Bray Road, The Michigan Dogman, Hunting the American Werewolf, Monsters of Wisconsin, Weird Wisconsin, Weird Michigan, Strange Wisconsin, Lake & Sea Monsters, and other books.

Here's the description from Amazon:

"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.

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike …

Cryptid Seekers Magazine

Today I got the first two issues of Cryptid Seekers Magazine, a new magazine published by Joedy Cook, a cryptid researcher from Cincinnati. The first issue is mainly about werewolves/dogmen, but also has things about mermaids, Mountain Monsters, Bigfoot, and UFOs.

Articles in Cryptid Seekers: Volume 1, Issue 1 include:

Werewolves and Dogmen: Why they can Exist Werewolf Sightings.. Are they Real!Mermaids.. Are they really out thereBigfoot and UFOs.. is there a connection?Is Mountain Monsters real?

Articles in Cryptid Seekers, Volume 1, Issue 2 include:
Mothman.. Is he Real?Legend of the MothmanMen in Black and the MothmanThe Mothman MuseumKen Gerhard's Encounters with Flying Humanoidsand more!

As you have probably figured out by now, Issue 2 is an all Mothman issue.
Joedy Cook Bio:
Joedy Cook is one of the most active Bigfoot researchers in the state of Ohio. Originally, he was a member of the Cincinnati UFO research group A.S.K. but realized that his interests were more in the field…

A Wisconsin Man is Missing... Is It the Work of the Beast of Bray Road!?

I just found a very interesting story on the Dogman Field Researchers Organization(DFRO) blog about a man who has gone missing in Wisconsin. The man has not been seen since July 13, 2014 and disappeared in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The forest is about 15 miles from Bray Road, where the cryptic called the "Beast of Bray Road" is seen. The Beast is usually described as looking like a Dogman or werewolf.

Who knows, maybe the Beast caught the missing man. Or maybe it was a Bigfoot. There have been several Bigfoot sightings in the area as well, and some people think Bigfoot captures people, because many, many people disappear in national parks every year, and are never found. Davis Paulides goes over these disappearances in his Missing 411books, which are supposed to be really good, but I haven't gotten the chance to read any of them yet.

I wrote a bit about the Beast of Bray Road in my book Cryptid U.S., which I am now finishing up and will hopefully publish soon.

Mountain Monsters is Gearing up for Season 3!

Destination America's hit series Mountain Monsters had it's season finale a few weeks ago, and now the AIMs team is back for more! Season three of Destination America's number one series EVER is going to start filming this fall and will premier in the spring of 2015. That's really all the info out now.

As Wild Bill would say at this point: HOORAH!

Link: Mountain Monsters Season 3

Also, check out Wild Bill's "wanted" posters for the Snalllygaster, Bloddless Howler, and Grassman!

Russian Yeti: The Killer DOES NOT Live, Just Like Magalodon

For more on the Discovery special "Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives" click here.

I was going to post this a long time ago but never got around too it because it is summer.

For any of you that have looked at this blog the past two months, you probably saw my post about the Russian Yeti special on Discovery that aired in June. I had seen on Cryptomundo that it was pretty bad, and, oh boy, it was! You could tell it was totally fake, just like the Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives that was on during shark week last year.

I'm not even gonna say any more about it, it was terrible. I'm getting sick of Discovery showing fake "documentaries" like this one. If you wanna watch something good, I'd say go for Monsters and Mysteries in America on Destination America or good 'ol Finding Bigfoot(which just had it's season finale a week or two ago.)

Alright, so far we've had fake documentaries about mermaids, megalodon, and now even the yeti. Can't wait t…

Today is Sea Serpent Day!

Hey everyone! I just remembered that today, August 7th, is Sea Serpent day! Even creatures that may or may not be real get holidays every once and awhile!

Sea Serpents are also the subject of my next book, which I will begin working on after I finish up everything with Cryptid U.S.

Happy Sea Serpent Day!

An African Lion Filmed in California?

What could be an African lion or lioness was caught on film by a surveillance camera in Norwalk, California recently. The cat was filmed at 3:44 AM and was walking across a driveway.

Craig Packer, who is a professor at the University of Minnesota Lion Research Center and author of the bookInto Africa looked at the footage and said that the animal in the video looks like a lion. "It's not a cougar." He said.

Experts at the San Diego Zoo also said that the animal does not look like a mountain lion, but did not say anything else.

A game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said that the animal looks like an old, large dog, possibly a pit bull. "There was nothing pointing towards 'mountain lion'." He said. It is not really suprising that he said the animal is a dog, because that usually happens when game wardens try to explain a report of a mystery cat, anywhere in the United States. The other animal experts also say that the cat was n…