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 [...]
“It’s better they’re left on their own and they survive.”
The year of 2021 continued the awfulness of the pandemic, and death surrounded us, even in cryptozoology.
Arlene Gaal became the reporting station for sightings of Ogopogo and as the years progressed the data accumulated would easily fill a moderately sized room.
Meraz was a friend of Rene Dahinden’s.
Michael Newton, 69, well-known for his cryptozoology encyclopedia, has died.
“Witchcraft always has a hard time, until it becomes established and changes its name.” –Charles Fort
Remembrances of Scott Mardis from Ted Krulos and Kelly Milner Halls give more information to ponder on how dedicated the man was to his passion for cryptozoology.