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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

This Week On 'Beyond The Edge' Radio: Lyle Blackburn - Cryptozoologist / Author 'Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster'

Join Eric, Lon & Sean as we welcome cryptozoologist / author Lyle Blackburn to 'Beyond The Edge' Radio.

Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptozoologist from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster and Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of real-life 'monsters.' During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas.

Lyle is also a staff writer and cryptozoology advisor to RUE MORGUE magazine, one of the leading horror media publications in print today.

In addition, Lyle is the founder and frontman for the rock band, GHOULTOWN. From 1998 to 2012, Ghoultown released eight albums, toured extensively in both the U.S. and Europe, appeared on several horror movie soundtracks, and was featured on the syndicated television show, Elvira's Movie Macabre.

Lyle is a featured speaker at cryptozoology and horror conferences around North America. He has been heard on numerous radio programs, including COAST TO COAST, and has appeared on television shows such as MONSTERS & MYSTERIES IN AMERICA, FINDING BIGFOOT, and the CBS SUNDAY MORNING SHOW.

You can find Lyle's website at


My Review of Lyle Blackburn's 'Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster'

All great legends are based on a real event. Subsequent events simply add to the legend. This seems to be the case for the Lizard Man, a phenomenon that crescendoed into a national story. It still remains the namesake for Bishopville, South Carolina...a proud trademark for the area in and around the Scape Ore Swamp.

Lyle Blackburn and his partner Cindy Lee revisit the sighting locations, speak to the living eyewitnesses and consider all the possible theories in their search for the real Lizard Man.

Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster is an expertly crafted allegory that is informative as well as entertaining. The investigations conducted by the local authorities are chronicled so well that the reader shares in the drama of the encounters. The book provides exceptional documentation for one of the most bizarre cases of an unknown creature. It is the first time that the full and genuine story behind the Bishopville Monster is disclosed.

When Lyle Blackburn wrote his bestselling book The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster he propelled the legendary Fouke Monster back into the public eye. The story of the Lizard Man had been on the fringes of the crypto world for many years. But now...that's about to change.

I highly recommend Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster to my readers. I have no doubt that it will be considered one of the most important cryptozoology books in 2013 and beyond. Lon Strickler

Foreword by Nick Redfern
Illustrations by Joseph Daniel Patterson
Trade Paperback, ebook / Anomalist Books
189 pages / 39 photos / 13 illustrations

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