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.
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.
Tiny mummies? They got it.
Human-head fish? It's there.
Two-headed cows? There's more than one.
Flesh-eating frogs? Of course.
Shrunken heads? Straight from the warrior's cooking pot.
But none of that compares to the full-size King Kong diorama up in the theater.
Ken Gerhard talked about his new book, "Encounters with Flying Humanoids."
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.
Dave Coleman gave his always intimate discussion of the history of Bigfoot in film.
And Nick Redfern added the crazy sauce with his entertaining discussions of Bigfoot as a fortean, psychic creature in the UK.
The night ended with dinner at the appropriately-themed Chupacabra Cafe and drinks at the Jackalope.
Maybe someday I'll research and write a book about a monster.