Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

I'm getting behind in my blogging again, but Saturday, Jan. 26, I headed to the capital of Texas to meet with some of the greatest minds in Cryptozoology. It was Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird.

We stayed at the Omni, so Austin's famed 6th Street, where Museum of the Weird is located, was just a short walk away.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Museum of the weird was an intriguing place. They'd brought some of their attractions to Cryptopalooza in Jefferson, Texas back in October, but the museum has this creepy feel to it, accentuated by all the strange sideshow gaffes on display.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Tiny mummies? They got it.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Human-head fish? It's there.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Two-headed cows? There's more than one.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Flesh-eating frogs? Of course.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Shrunken heads? Straight from the warrior's cooking pot.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

But none of that compares to the full-size King Kong diorama up in the theater.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Ken Gerhard talked about his new book, "Encounters with Flying Humanoids."

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Lyle Blackburn discussed the reality of Bigfoot being a lost primate and was the host for the late-night screening of The Beast from Black Lake.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Dave Coleman gave his always intimate discussion of the history of Bigfoot in film.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

And Nick Redfern added the crazy sauce with his entertaining discussions of Bigfoot as a fortean, psychic creature in the UK.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

The night ended with dinner at the appropriately-themed Chupacabra Cafe and drinks at the Jackalope.

Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Maybe someday I'll research and write a book about a monster.
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