What is cryptozoology? We break it down in this episode with the cryptozoologist and musician Lyle Blackburn.
Lyle basically studies the phenomenon of unconfirmed monsters – think Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, and he even told me about a dinosaur that lives in Congo. I don’t know, my mind is open! There’s been a ton of Bigfoot sightings in Texas, and it’s cool to talk to someone who knows about this stuff.
He takes it all very seriously, it’s all pretty fascinating, and I really enjoyed Lyle’s professionalism and expertise in this.
“As long as I don’t die, it makes a good story.” – Lyle Blackburn
11:34 – Texan life and the Texas attitude that Lyle has.
16:04 – Where in Texas Lyle grew up.
18:04 – What cryptozoology is ,and the most well-known ‘unconfirmed creature’.
20:44 – The amount of interest there is in cryptozoology and how many people really believe in Bigfoot.
24:00 – The most credible Bigfoot sighting Lyle has ever heard of.
27:54 – The unexplained situations Lyle has been in, and the excitement he gets from cryptozoology.
31:08 – Who ‘The Mothman’ is and the places abroad Lyle would most like to visit.
34:08 – What Bigfoot is and where it comes from.
38:24 – The type of people that report sightings and the most well-known footage there is of Bigfoot.
44:24 – Who the chupacabra is, where it came from, and its prevalence in Texas.
47:40 – The recent sightings there have been of dinosaur-like creatures.
49:46 – Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster.
52:13 – Some of the cool legends there are in Texas.
55:30 – Lyle’s thoughts about aliens and the new UFO footage being released by the Navy.
1:01:12 – The new unidentifiable footage Lyle has recently seen.
1:02:54 – The Ohio Bigfoot Conference and what new projects Lyle has coming up.