The Creature Files Podcast
Welcome to "The Creature Files," the official podcast from the Department of Mythical Wildlife.
Join author Todd Calgi Gallicano, Christopher McClary at the sightings desk, and resident skeptic Vic Afsahi, as they report on the latest sightings of mythical creatures and talk with experts and eyewitnesses.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his co-hosts discuss the numerous sightings of bigfoot in St. Lawrence County, New York, then turn their attention to the filmmaking side of folklore and cryptozoology. The crew is joined by Seth Breedlove whose production company Small Town Monsters has released over ten films, several investigative series, and web series. With a camera, a crew, and an insatiable curiosity, Seth has set out to bring modern day folklore to the masses…interviewing the original witnesses and re-creating/re-discovering elements of the cases at the local level.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his co-hosts discuss a sighting of the yowie in the Australian outback, then welcome paranormal researcher Marcus Lowth onto the show. Marcus talks about the links between cryptids, UFOs, and the supernatural, as well as their connections to ancient myth and folklore. Hang on, because it's time to go tumbling down the proverbial rabbit hole.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his co-hosts are joined by sasquatch evidence analyst Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet’s hugely successful series “Finding Bigfoot.” Cliff shares his incredible breadth of knowledge about sasquatch, talks about his experiences on “Finding Bigfoot,” educates us on the state of sasquatch evidence, and dishes on the seven-string guitar.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his co-hosts discuss the creature at Lake Barrington, then they welcome legendary cryptid hunter Lyle Blackburn onto the show. Lyle teaches the crew all about cryptid hunting and research, shares his extensive experience in the field, reveals what it might take to solve these mysteries, and more!
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his co-hosts discuss the legendary Mothman of Point Pleasant. They are joined by researcher Steve Ward, who shares his incredible wealth of knowledge on the subject. Is it an apparition? A cryptid? A dimensional being? The crew takes a deep dive into this bizarre mystery.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his cohosts discuss a recent sonar contact of the Loch Ness Monster. Then, in the Creature Feature, we cover the Skunk Ape, a bigfoot-like cryptid in the South Eastern United States.
They are joined by filmmaker Stacy Brown Jr. who talks about his new film "Skunk Ape Lives," and the stunning evidence and sightings of this elusive creature.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his cohosts discuss the recent sighting of the legendary sea serpent in North Carolina known as Normie. Then in the “Creature Feature” the spotlight is on the chupacabra, a nefarious mythical creature spotted in Texas, Puerto Rico, Mexico and South America that drains its victims of blood.
They are joined by cryptid researcher Chris Edge who helps separate chupacabra fact from fiction and tells us what we need to know to avoid this terrifying monster.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his cohosts cover the recent footage of the Grassman of Ohio's Salt Fork State Park. Then, in the "Creature Feature," they explore the tales of the terrifying Kraken from Scandinavian folklore.
The crew is joined by history professor Dr. Vicki Szabo, who discusses the mythology behind the legendary sea monster and its connection to the real-life giant squid.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and his cohosts discuss the recent sighting of a monster in the Yangste river. Then, in the "Creature Feature" they explore the folklore surrounding the cynocephaly, mythical dogmen from antiquity that have been sighted in more recent times.
The crew is joined by cryptid enthusiast Christian MacLeod, who discusses modern dogman lore, as well as his own terrifying eyewitness accounts of the creature.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and cohosts Christopher McClary and Vic Afsahi discuss the recent sighting of the Catawba River Monster. Then, in the "Creature Feature," they report on the infamous Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp.
The crew is joined by cryptid researcher and author Dr. John Stamey to discuss this terrifying reptilian creature. One of the foremost authorities on the Lizard Man, Dr. Stamey shares the history of the monster and some of the most intriguing (and frightening!) sightings.
Author Todd Calgi Gallicano and cohosts Christopher McClary and Vic Afsahi discuss the sightings of the Ogopogo of Canada. Then, in the "Creature Feature," they cover the half-fish/half-human mermaid.
The crew is joined by mermaid Abby to discuss these mysterious creatures. Abby shares her experiences swimming as a mermaid, stories of recent mermaid sightings, and mermaid history.
In the inaugural episode of "The Creature Files," author Todd Calgi Gallicano and cohosts Christopher McClary and Vic Afsahi discuss the mysterious Owlman of Mawnan Smith. Then, in the "Creature Feature," they cover the most famous cryptid of all: Bigfoot.
The crew is joined by bigfoot expert Gayle Beatty to discuss the elusive sasquatch. Ms. Beatty shares her eyewitness account of the creature and her insights on the truth behind the legend.