The Pine Barrens Institute

Cryptids - Folklore - Sightings

Episode 1: Cryptozoology, Champ, Pop Culture, Historical Newspapers, and Great Whites

On a cold and rainy night in Wisconsin, we were lucky enough to Skype chat with filmmaker, photographer, and cryptozoology researcher Aleksandar Petakov all the way in New England. We had no set course in our conversation and ended up chatting for an enjoyable hour and thirty minutes. Our topics included Champ, classic newspaper monster accounts, hoaxes, Mothman, Bigfoot, theories on lake monsters, and Great White Sharks, just to name a few!

Note: This audio is uncut and unedited, so there are noticeable echos and external noises throughout.