The Books – The List: As of 2024
Men in Cryptozoology
The year saw the passing of various members of the cryptozoology research, media and Fortean communities.
David Oren’s passing presents an opportunity to review the status of the Mapinguari, and the life of its most dedicated modern researcher.
Steven, who supplied Bigfoot literature across the country, needs your help now.
Saying goodbye to one of the last great explorers in search of the Yeti.
Bigfooter Philip Shaw Dies
2023 International Cryptozoology Conference ~ May 19-20
His dreams never fully were fulfilled.
Recent deaths include Louis Petolicchio, Clifford LaBrecque, Jr., Todd Strong, and David Arrighi.
In 1977, a man named John Huffer took several photos of two large birds taking flight from a tree. Although the sighting was mentioned by the Discovery Channel on their show, Into the Unknown, the birds pictured in the photos were dismissed as turkey vultures rather than Thunderbirds. This reality television appearance was linked to the sightings in Lawndale, Illinois. John Huffer, known later as Chief A. J. Huffer became a well-known advocate of giant cryptid birds. Thunderbird sightings have continued into the new millennium. On March 29, 2022, ”Chief AJ” Huffer suffered a fall. The doctors discovered a serious [...]