EP 60 – Richard Freeman – Monster Hunter, Author, Cryptozoologist Discusses Strange Creature Sightings and High Strangeness
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Richard Freeman is a working cryptozoologist. He searches for and writes about unknown animals. The melodramatic may call him a monster hunter. He has hunted for creatures such as the yeti, the Mongolian death worm, the giant anaconda, the Almasty, Orang-Pendek the gul, the Naga, the Ninki-Nanka, and the Tasmanian wolf. He is the Zoological Director at the Centre for Fortean Zoology. This is the world's only full-time mystery animal research organization. It is based in North Devon, England. A former zookeeper, Richard has worked with over 400 species, from spiders to elephants but lists crocodiles as his favorite. He has lectured at the Natural History Museum in London, the Grant Museum of Zoology, and the Last Tuesday Society at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors. Richard is also a regular contributor to the magazine Fortean Times. He has written books about cryptozoology, folklore, and monsters, including Dragons: More Than a Myth? , Explore Dragons, The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia: An A to Z of Japanese Monsters, and Orang-Pendek: Sumatra's Forgotten Ape. However, he has recently branched out into horror and weird fantasy with Green Unpleasant Land: 18 Tales of British Horror and Hyakumonagatari: Tales of Japanese Horror Book One. His latest work is an overview of cryptozoology and a chronicle of his own expeditions entitled Adventures in Cryptozoology volumes one and two. He is currently working on a book of high strangeness Fortean cases called The Highest Strangeness. See links below
Richard Freeman's Books and Links:
Adventures in Cryptozoology: Hunting for Yetis, Mongolian Deathworms and Other Not-So-Mythical Monsters (Almanac of Mythological Creatures, Cryptozoology Book, Cryptid, Big Foot
In Search of Real Monsters: Adventures in Cryptozoology Volume 2
ORANG PENDEK: Sumatra's Forgotten Ape