The Pine Barrens Institute

MIdwest Cryptozoology

Episode 3: Ghosts, Favorite Cryptids, Unpopular Bigfoot, Pet Spirits, and a Giant 6ft Goose

When the format has no structure, the conversation flows freely, and that is exactly what was happening during mine and Addey’s recorded conversation. Like meeting up at a bar to discuss the unknown over drinks, we found ourselves deep in an hour and thirty minute conversation before eventually having to shut it down due to running low on both sleep and adult beverages. During our time, we touched on subjects within the paranormal, supernatural, and of course, cryptozoological sectors, as well as chatted quite a bit about our fantastic friends and favorite podcasts. So if you fancy yourself a fan of ghost stories and giant unknown birds, Episode 3 is right up your alley!

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

Episode 2: Weird Cryptid Names, Wisconsin VS. Massachusetts, Lake Monster Snails, and Sunplants

For the second episode of our random chat recordings, we had a chance to sit down with Hayley (Wen), the creator of the cryptozoology blog ‘Cryptid Wendigo’. During our first chat, we realized that either our mics or our program didn’t work properly, so we decided to scrap it all and start over again. The second chat went much better and we ended up clocking in at over an hour of pure conversation. Listen as we talk about cryptids with weird names, friends we’ve made in the cryptozoology community, the differences between Wisconsin and Massachusetts, and who can name the most home state monsters.

Note: This audio is uncut and unedited, so you may notice external noises and some echo throughout.

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.