Squaring the Strange features the JACKALOPE EPISODE! Yes, a favorite kitchy cryptid / hoax / souvenir / tall tale from the American West. Professor Michael Branch discusses his new book and brings us so many jackalope facts you may have to listen twice. Check it out!...
Squaring the Strange # 178: You Don’t Know Jack (alopes)! Michael Branch and the Art of the Hoax
For the recent episode of Squaring the Strange we are joined by Professor Michael Branch, who has just released his new book On the Trail of the Jackalope. What began as an idea for a taxidermy correspondence course 90 years ago has blossomed into a cultural...
Chapter in New Book: ‘North American Monsters’
I'm delighted to have contributed a chapter in this new book on the folklore of monsters! I haven't read it yet but many of the other authors are brilliant friends and colleagues, and I'm looking forward to it. Mining a mountain of folklore publications, North...
Guest on ‘Paranormal Now’ Talking Chupacabras!
I was recently a guest on the Paranormal Now show, talking about my 5 years of research into the chupacabra. It's available on YouTube, so check it out if you're interested!
Chapter in New Book: ‘North American Monsters A Contemporary Legend Casebook’
I'm delighted to have contributed a chapter in this new book on the folklore of monsters! I haven't read it yet but many of the other authors are brilliant friends and colleagues, and I'm looking forward to it. I also did the cover art! Check it out HERE!
Quoted in Chupacabra Article
Nice article on the chupacabra in Mississippi's oldest newspaper that credits my research and book. I'm not even annoyed that they (like many others) used a copyrighted photo of mine. Check it out!
My Chupacabra Research Lives On!
However improbably, my chupacabra research is quoted in a new journal article titled "The Isle is Full of Noises: Puerto Rico Strong, Hurricane Maria, and the Role of Memory in the Reimagination of a Boricua Nation." The reason is that my book is less about whether a...
Chupacabras on ‘Inexplicable Latinoamérica’
I'm skeptical that I'll get a call from John Leguizamo wanting to interview me about the chupacabra for his series "Inexplicable Latinoamérica." My Spanish probably isn't good enough for a full interview, but at least my accent would be good! More info here:...
See My ‘Tracking the Chupacabra’ Talk Live on June 15
Tuesday night the 15th at 5:30 MT / 7:30 ET, I will be giving a live Zoom talk for the Rio Rancho Public Library discussing my research into the famous Hispanic vampire el chupacabra and my book "Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and...
Quoted in a News Story about the Chupacabra
Looks like Ken Gerhard and I are quoted in a news story about the chupacabra legend.... Check it out HERE! Plus of course you can also read more in my book on the topic!