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Mysteries and Monsters

Podcast featuring interviews from the world of the Paranormal, Cryptozoology and Fortean themes, published weekly. The world is a possibility if you'll only try.

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 4 Paranormal Police I with Andy Gilbert

In Episode Four, I'm joined by Andy Gilbert, a former policeman and author of the fantastic book, Credible Witness. Andy served with the West Midlands police for almost 30 years and decided to collect the stories he had started to hear through conversations at work. We discuss hauntings, crisis apparitions, ghosts, strange lights in the sky,poltergeists and even ghostly animals!! All proceeds of the book go to charity too! You can find his site here and purchase the book here: You can join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening.#ghosts #crediblewitness #paranormal #murder #ouija #spirits #animals #police #policeofficers #andygilbert #poltergeist #demons

58mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 55 Peter Laws

My guest this week is the Reverend Peter Laws, author, investigator, columnist for the Fortean Times and known for his love of all things horror! Myself and Peter dive into a wide range of topics, covering how he became a minister, his love of horror films, serial killers, his hunt for monsters in Europe and much, much more. As we discussed, here is the dreadful story of Michael Taylor tooThe Werewolf book I mention is by the Eclectic British scholar, Sabine Baring-Gould and his works can be found here: Peter's books can be found here:Peter's YouTube channel is here:Thank you for joining me Peter. You can join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening.#PeterLaws #Werewolves #Horror #ForteanTimes #TheExorcist #Horrorfilms #Cryptids #Ghosts #Possession #MattHunter #BaptistChurch #TheFilmsTheChurchForgot #Exorcism #Vampires

1hr 33mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 7 Aleksander Petakov

On this weeks episode, I am joined by filmmaker Aleksander Petakov. Alek has a long interested in cryptids and we discuss his body of work so far, including his Nessie obsession, his work as director on the Small Town Monsters film "On the Trail of Champ" which was released last year, his Sasquatch: Out Of The Shadows web series and his upcoming film "Lions of the East" which focusses on the alleged sightings and attacks of Mountain Lions in the New England area. Big cats apparently died out nearly a century ago, but as Aleksander explains, this doesn't seem to be the real story. You can find Alek's website here and his youtube channel here: You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #Bigfoot #Mysterybigcats #Newengland #Champ #Nessie #LakeMonsters #SmallTownMonsters #Sasquatch #DoverDemon #Cryptids #Cryptozoology #ABCs

1hr 18mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 27 Paranormal Police II with Andy Gilbert

For many of us, the most compelling witness accounts of strange events and the paranormal are those reported by members of the emergency services. Police officers are trained to examine evidence, collate reports and write up incidents using facts but sometimes they come face to face with incidents that cannot be explained.  Author Andy Gilbert returns to join me today to discuss the sequel to his fantastic first book, Credible Witness II: More Paranormal Police Stories. Once again, Andy has collected a range of first hand accounts from former and current police officers that will cause you get goosebumps. We cover both this book and touch on his first volume in a fantastic conversation that covers the whole gamut of paranormal activity. You can purchase Andy's books via Amazon here: You can also follow him on facebook under Andy Gilbert author.  Thanks for joining me again Andy!#ghosts #crediblewitnessII #paranormal #murder #ouija #spirits #animals #police #policeofficers #andygilbert #poltergeist #demons

1hr 19mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 17 Denver Michaels

This week, I speak with Denver Michaels about his book "Water Monsters South of the Border". We take a crytid themed journey of discovery around South America as we discuss the various cryptid sightings of various undiscovered beasts. We cover giant snakes, anaconda's, lake monsters, water tigers and more and cover some amazing cases from across the continent. You purchase Denver's book here. Denver also has his own webpage, which you can view here. Thanks for joining me Denver! You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #denvermichaels #waterbeastsofthesouth #argentina #peru #brazil #ecuador #paraguay #chile #venezuala #colombia #watertigers #anaconda #giantanaconda #percyfawcett #lakemonster #seamonster #dinosaur #brontosaurus

1hr 25mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 21 Ron Morehead

My guest this week is one of the most well-known researchers in the field of Cryptozoology, Ron Morehead. Ron's infamous recordings, over several years, are collectively known as "The Sierra Sounds" and we discuss several of his recordings, his thoughts on Bigfoot and Cryptozoology and also some of his other expeditions around the world. Ron has spent over 40 years investigating the Bigfoot phenomena as well as several other hominids including the Yeren, the Almasty and the Orang Pendek. We also discuss some theories about Bigfoot and what the field is like in the modern era. You can purchase all of Ron's books and find out more information at his site here:You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening and to Ron for joining me for a terrific conversation. #RonMorehead #SierraSounds #Bigfoot #Sasquatch #PeterByrne #AlBerry #Cryptozoology #Yeren #Almasty #OrangPendek #Yowies

1hr 26mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 14 Small Town Monsters Talk Terror In The Skies

It's a welcome return to Seth Breedlove from Small Town Monsters as we discuss the upcoming release "Terror In The Skies", some of the cases mentioned in the new film and what SMT have in the pipeline prior to the release on June 7th. We dive into the new film, looking at the cases and how Seth viewed the new subject matter in regards to the rest of the SMT canon. You can check out the latest trailer here: You can also pre-order the film here as well:The Small Town Monsters website can be found here.  You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #smalltownmonsters #sethbreedlove #thunderbirds #mothman #gianteagles #pterandon #pteradactyl #pteraton #terrorintheskies #chicago #ohio #texas #illinois #usa

1hr 21mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 45 Ken Gerhard

Merry Christmas one and all! This week, we're delighted to be rejoined by Ken Gerhard, to discuss his fantastic new book, The Essential Guide to Bigfoot. We cover Ken's investigations, the history of Bigfoot, the notable individuals who have spent their lives searching for the elusive creature, some notorious cases as well as the situation regarding Cryptozoology today. You can keep up to date with Ken's busy schedule through his website: You can also find Ken's books here too! Thanks for joining us Ken.You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too.Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear.Thanks for listening and to Ken for taking the time to join us this week.#Bigfoot #Thunderbirds #Mothman #LakeMonsters #SeaMonsters #Champ #Sasquatch #ABCs #FlyingHumanoids #Cryptozoology #Cryptids #KenGerhard #SmallTownMonsters #Nessie #ParanormalUKRadioNetwork #Paranormal

1hr 13mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 2 Lyle Blackburn

Mysteries and Monsters: Episode Two Lyle BlackburnMarch 18, 2019In Episode Two, I'm joined by Lyle Blackburn, author, writer, narrator, musician and cryptozoologist. Lyle has come to prominence with his work on the cases of the Lizard Man, the Beast of Boggy Creek and now his latest book, MoMo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster. Throughout this period he has also worked alongside Small Town Monsters as a writer, producer and narrator on several productions. We discuss Boggy Creek, Dogmen, Small Town Monsters, MoMo and Flying cryptids! You can find his site here and purchase his new book MoMo here. You can join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #mysteriesandmonsters #lyleblackburn #bigfoot #brayroad #boggycreek #cryptozoology #monsters #sasquatch #Momo #Ghoultown #smalltownmonsters

1hr 7mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 33 Yowies with Nick Slater

This week, we return to Australia, but this time we pay a visit to the West Coast rather the usual Eastern hotspots that have become well known as the Yowie's stomping ground. We are joined by Nick Slater, who discusses his work in the field, his recordings that he has captured and his theories about the possibility of their being two specific types of Yowie out there in the bush. We cover Yowies on both sides of the continent, the growing interest, both in Australian mainstream media and outside of Australia and the increase in coverage. We also discuss the upcoming documentary, Amber In The Bush which you can view here: Nick's channel is here too Thanks for joining us today Nick! #Yowies #Yowie #Australia #Hominids #Bigfoot #Almasty #Yeren #OrangPendek #Track #Cryptozoology #Cryptids #WesternAustralia

1hr 9mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 31 Linda Godfrey

This week I am delighted to be joined by author, journalist and investigator, Linda Godfrey. We discuss her wonderful new book, "I Know What I Saw" which covers a wide range of cryptid and paranormal sightings as well why she thought writing the Beat of Bray Road would be the end of the case,Ghosts, Bigfoot, Little People, Hell Hounds, Mysterious Big Cats and of course Dogman!You find everything to do with Linda through her website here:The trailer for the documentary "Return to Wildcat Mountain" is here too. Thank you for joining us Linda! You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing to support the show on Patreon too.Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. #LindaGodfrey #BeastOfBrayRoad #Dogman #Werewolves #Fairies #Ghosts #Giants #ABCs #UFOs #USOs #Bigfoot #Sasquatch #HellHounds #Shucks #MIBs #Gnomes #Portals #IKnowWhatISaw

1hr 35mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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Mysteries and Monsters:Episode 23 Robert Robinson

This week, Robert Robinson, author of Legend Tripping joins us to discuss his love of the weird, the wonderful and the cryptid. After 21 years in the armed forces, Robert decided to embrace his love of Cryptozoology, the paranormal and the mysterious. In the years since he utilised his knowledge and expertise to enrich his search for some of the most elusive creatures in the world. We dive into the stories of the Skunk Ape and Robert's experiences and thoughts on some encounters, as well as Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Orang Pendek as well as discussing ghosts, haunted lighthouses, Lake Monsters and Robert's brush with a disinterested Tiger Shark. Robert's website is here: His facebook page is here: You can also purchase Legend Tripping here too. Thanks for joining me today Robert!You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too.Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear.#RobertRobinson #SkunkApe #Florida #Bigfoot #Yeti #Almasty #Yeren #Yowie #LakeMonsters #Nessie #Champ #TigerShark #ABCs #UFOs #Ghosts #Haunted #ParanormalRadioUKNetwork

1hr 20mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 44 Tobias Wayland

This week, we are joined by author, researcher and investigator, Tobias Wayland. Tobias has been involved in the world of Fortean researcher for well over a decade, first as a field reporter for MUFON, then setting up the brilliant Singular Fortean Society with his wife Emily! Now, Tobias has released his first book "The Lake Michigan Mothman" covering the surge in the recent sightings of unusual flying creatures in the states surrounding Lake Michigan. What seemed like a couple of unusual sightings suddenly began to snowball and Tobias's book takes us on a journey into a phenomenon that seems to defy explanation whilst harking back to the infamous Mothman's first appearance, back in November 1966. We cover the sightings, the book, Tobias's work on the Singular Fortean, Bigfoot hunting with Jay Bachochin and cryptids in general. You buy Tobias's book here: The Singular Fortean is also here: Thank you for joining us, Tobias. You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening.#TobiasWayland #TheSingularFortean #EmilyWayland #Mothman #LakeMichigan #LonStrickler #JohnKeel #JayBachochin #Michigan #Illinois #Fortean #MUFON #Bigfoot #AdamBenedict #Wisconsin #PhantomsandMonsters #Pteradactyl #GiantEagle #SandHillCrane #Heron #Chicago

1hr 49mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 10 Richard Freeman

This episode, we speak to British Cryptozoologists and author, Richard Freeman. Richard has been involved with Cryptozoology since the 1990s, most notable as the Zoological Director for the Centre of Fortean Zoology in the UK. Richard has travelled the globe searching for a variety of Cryptids, from the Yeti, Orang Pendek and the Tasmanian Wolf to other legendary creatures, such as the Mongolian Death Worm and the Giant Anaconda. Join us as we go monster hunting around the world!You can pre-order Richards new book here: You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #Cryptozoology #Cryptids #RichardFreeman #Yeti #Bigfoot #OrangPendek #Yowie #TasmanianTiger #TasmanianWolf #GiantAnaconda #MongolianDeathWorm #ABCs

1hr 24mins

13 May 2019

Rank #14

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 36 The Ghosts of Gettysburg with Mark Nesbitt

In part one of our two-part Halloween special, we visit the scene of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, Gettysburg. We are delighted to be joined by author, investigator, tour guide and former Forestry worker, Mark Nesbitt who has written 8 books on the ghosts inhabiting the Gettysburg battlefield and the surrounding areas. Covering the history and build up to the battle, we then cover numerous haunted locations in the area, witnesses cases and Mark's terrifying encounter with mysterious rivers of blood in one of the homes.  Take a spooky walk around Gettysburg with our wonderful guide, Mark Nesbitt. Mark's website can be found here: His books on Gettysburg and other hauntings can be found here:Thank you for joining us Mark! #Gettysburg #Haunted #Ghosts #Haunting #Spirits #Ouija #Confenderate #Union #USA #MarkNesbitt #GhostsofGettysburg #Blood #War

1hr 22mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 35 Jay Bachochin from "Finding Jay"

This week, I am joined by documentary filmmaker, Jay Bachochin to discuss his hit, "Finding Jay" and the world of Bigfoot. Jay had an experience that changed his outlook on Bigfoot and all things Squatchy after spending his life being a skeptic towards the big guy. Since then, he has documented his expeditions deep into the Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin and the unusual things he has encountered. As we follow him on his quest, can we really be sure what hides at the fringe of science? Thanks for joining us Jay!Trailer for finding Jay is hereJay's YouTube channel is here: You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing to support the show on Patreon too.Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. #Bigfoot #Sasquatch #JayBachochin #Wisconsin #LindaGodfrey #Yeti #Ghosts #Paranormal #Prime #WoodKnocks #KettleMoraine

1hr 34mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 8 Katy Elizabeth

This week, I am joined by Katy Elizabeth from Champ Search as we dive into the world of Lake Monsters and specifically Katy's quest to find Champ, the legendary creature of Lake Champlain. Stories of a creature in Lake Champlain date back to the Indigenous tribes of the area going back hundreds of years and modern sightings number over 300. We discuss sightings, that photo, video footage and Katy's own experiences. Since the infamous Mansi photo of 1977, Champ has steadily become a cryptozoological legend in its own right, no longer simply America's Loch Ness. Join us as we search for the truth behind this elusive beast. You can find Katy's facebook here and her book here: You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #Champ #Nessie #LakeMonsters #SmallTownMonsters #Ogopogo #Memphre #LochNess #LakeChamplain #USA #Canada #SeaMonsters #Cryptids #Cryptozoology #ABCs

1hr 34mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 49 Lyle Blackburn

It's a warm welcome back to one of our very first guests, Lyle Blackburn as we catch up with him after a whirlwind 2019. We discuss his year with Mo-Mo, covering his book on the Missouri Monster as well as his performance in the final Small Town Monsters documentary of 2019, MoMo: The Missouri Monster. We talk about the case, before taking a trip down to Boggy Creek to revist the Fouke Monster and newly remastered cult film, The Beast of Boggy Creek and its continued status as a much loved piece of cryptid cinema. A trip to the mysteries of swamps is next on Lyle's list as we discuss his upcoming book cover these eerie areas of the USA. You can keep up to date with Lyle's work here:His latest book is available here:Ghoultown, Lyle's band can be found here:Thanks for joining us Lyle! You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #mysteriesandmonsters #lyleblackburn #bigfoot #boggycreek #cryptozoology #monsters #sasquatch #Momo #Ghoultown #smalltownmonsters #thebeastofboggycreek #swamps #USA #Texas #TheBridgewaterTriangle

1hr 15mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 42 Richard Freeman

This week, we're delighted to welcome back British cryptozoologist Richard Freeman to discuss two of our favourite cryptids, the Orang Pendek from Sumatra and the infamous Yeti from the Himalayas. We talk about Richard's expeditions to search for both over the last 20 years and discuss the sightings, eyewitnesses, Richards's thoughts on what the Orang Pendek could be and its known habitat and diet.  We then touch on the stories of the Vietnamese Rock Apes before turning our attention towards the Yeti and the hundreds of stories of the reclusive creature. We also cover monstrous snakes, man-eating crocodiles and more. Join us for a world tour of Cryptids!Thanks for joining us Richard! You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram as well as signing to support the show on Patreon too.Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear.#RichardFreeman #ABCs  #Thylacine #TasmanianTiger #Yowies #Yowie #Sumatra #Nepal #Hominids #Bigfoot #Almasty #Yeren #OrangPendek  #Cryptozoology #Cryptids #Yeti #VietnameseRockApe #Shipton #IvanSanderson

1hr 30mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Mysteries and Monsters: Episode 47 Peter Byrne and a 2019 recap

This week, we welcome legendary Bigfoot investigator, Peter Byrne. As many may know, Peter has spent over 60 years hunting for both the Yeti and Bigfoot around the world. We cover Peter's work in India, Tibet and the Himalaya’s, meeting Tom Slick and his work hunting for Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest. For Peter to still be out hunting for Bigfoot at 94 years of age is simply staggering so we keep things fairly brief for over 35 minutes. As such, we look back on 3 of my favourite interviews from last year, Episode 14 with Seth Breedlove covering Terror In The Skies, Episode 2 with Lyle Blackburn covering The Legend of Boggy Creek and Episode 21 with another Bigfoot legend, Ron Morehead. We have highlights from all three episodes prior to speaking with Peter. All three can be heard in full by clicking on the links below: Seth Breedlove Episode 14: Lyle Blackburn Episode 2: Ron Morehead Episode 21: You can keep up to date with Peter's work here: His books are also available through Amazon. Thank you for joining us Peter! You can join us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram as well as signing up for Patreon too. Email us at mysteriesandmonsters@gmail.com with any feedback, guest suggestions or if you'd like to appear. Thanks for listening. #Bigfoot #Yeti #PeterByrne #TomSlick #Washington #JohnGreen #IvanSanderson #Oregon #Washington #Sasquatch #Almasty #Canada #DrGroverKrantz #JeffMeldrum #BFRO #Yeren #Yowie

1hr 21mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #20