Inter-Dimensional Lake Monsters Among Us?!

Well, if that googly-eyed, odd, pipe of a fish isn’t enough to convince you that monsters exist in the deep, maybe my second interview with David George Gordon will! David is an expert in all things cryptid and nature. He’s written several field guides on more traditional flora and fauna, but is especially renowned for his book, The Sasquatch Seekers Field Manual.

In our interview for this episode, we left the mystery of Bigfoot behind in favor of talking about something a little stranger. Cadborosaurus is a mythical sea/lake monster rumored to live off the coast of British Columbia. David has gone on several expeditions looking for the creature, and we cover them all, including the research for his upcoming book on the subject. It’s definitely one of the stranger topics I’ve covered, but as always, David is a fantastic guest and a very entertaining speaker.

As always, this episode is up for free on most streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more). You can follow those links or just listen below! Remember, the best way to support the podcast is to share it around if you like it, comment on this blog, tweet at me (@RealMacAshton), or just holler from the rooftops. We really appreciate it :).

A History of the Mystery – The Jersey Devil

This ‘real’ video is legit some of the best evidence for the myth…

On this episode of the critically acclaimed (by about 5 people) episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay, Tyler Mitchell, and John Ceccareli break down the Jersey Devil Myth. Now, you might ask, what gives us the right to deface such a legend? Well, as it turns out, the qualifications for expertise are simply owning a microphone and basic Google-Fu!

Jokes aside, this is without a doubt the wildest myth we’ve covered so far and it’s a fun conversation. If you’re interested in hearing about army generals firing cannonballs at mysterious figures in the fog, or a beast just trying to hail a cab, this is the episode for you. As usual, it’s up on most streaming platforms like Spotify or Apple Podcasts. For more locations, check out our Anchor page below.

Writing the Book on the Jersey Devil – Brian Regal Interview

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Brian Regal, a professor in the Science of History at Kean University in New Jersey. While Brian is currently studying the myth of who discovered America, in the past he’s written two books concerning cryptids, creatures that are not proven to exist, and the people who study them. His first book on the subject, Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads, and Cryptozoology took a critical look at researchers looking for Bigfoot. In this episode, we dive into the topic of his second book, The Secret History of the Jersey Devil to examine one of the most bizarre myths I’ve ever encountered.

So, if you’re into demonic children, goat-horse-bat-devil hybrids, or just want to hear two skeptics talk about cryptozoology, give the episode a listen. I’ve got links to our Anchor page and below, but we are available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts where Cryptids Decrypted currently holds a five star rating 🙂

UFOs, Nuclear Engineering and Government Cover-Ups

Nope, I haven’t gone completely off the deep end, but the topics above were pretty heavily covered in my interview with Jan C. Harzan, the director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Wondering what the hell a MUFON is? Well, in a way it shares a similar origin story to the fictional Men in Black, with a small group of midwesterners creating a group to study alien activity, and slowly growing into something larger. Right now, MUFON is one of the largest, if not the largest UFO monitoring network (aside from our government) in the world.

Jan was an engineer for 37 years before joining MUFON

Now, a quick note before I link you to the interview. Before you all think I’ve lost my mind, more than usual that is, I want to confirm that I am still firmly a skeptic, and not jumping on board the conspiracy train. In this interview, Jan shows a lot of distrust in what the government tells us, and a few other problematic views, but I still think it’s interesting. The whole point of Cryptids Decrypted is to hear odd stories from people on the fringe of science studying creatures that haven’t been proven to exist. Well, as of yet, aliens fit that category.

So, without further ado, here’s my interview with Jan C. Harzan. It’s available on all podcasting platforms from the link here, or you can listen below.

If you prefer video, here’s the video!

Roswell – A History of the Mystery

This is the fifth episode of Cryptids Decrypted, the podcast where we talk about all things on the fringe of reality, we’re covering the history of the Roswell Incident. For those who are unfamiliar, Roswell is one of the most high profile UFO sightings in history and has spawned a myriad of theories about alien life, as well as government conspiracy. For this pod, my friend Tyler and I break down the mystery from start to finish, looking at all the available evidence from both the side of the skeptics and the true believers!

The link to our Anchor page is here, but Cryptids Decrypted is available on just about every streaming service, so take your pick!