Michael Strayer is a podcaster and children's book author from Morgantown, West Virginia. He is co-host on the Cryptid comedy podcast Mothboys. He has written two children's books MOTHMAN LEARNS THE ABCs and CURIOUS CREATURES: THE VEGEATABLE MAN. He also released, with his podcast, THE WHITE MONSTERS OF SHERMAN, NEW YORK . He helps throw a huge Cryptid themed event every year in West Virginia called Cryptid Bash.His most recent work - UFO IS A BUCKET OF SXXX: A GRAY BARKER ZINE - collects an assortment of writings and images from the work of the late, great, UFOlogist, film booker/promoter, and sometimes prankster Gray Barker.Links to Michael's books etc, as mentioned in the show:The White Monsters Of Sherman, New York: https://a.co/d/4co7OmNCurious Creatures: The Vegetable Man: https://a.co/d/iM1YdagMothman Learns The ABC's: https://a.co/d/9RlFd6rMothboys Podcast: https://mothboys.buzzsprout.com/Mothboys Instagram: @mothboyspodcastMothboys Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MothboysEmail to receive a copy of the Gray Barker zine: Michaelschang86@gmail.comMichael visits with Talking Weird to chat about Gray Barker and his often over-looked importance in the history of UFO belief. Barker was at the forefront of investigating and popularizing some of the most important and best known UFO cases and entities of the 1950s and 1960s including The Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, and the Men in Black. His classic work THEY KNEW TOO MUCH ABOUT FLYING SAUCERS remains one of the best written, most enthralling, and important works of the UFO genre.This is a fascinating look at one of the founding fathers of Ufology. Do not miss it!