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Afraid of Creepy Cryptids

Afraid of Creepy Cryptids

Documentary filmmaker, adventurer and cryptid expert Aleksandar Petakov joins us to discuss his latest projects, experiences and favorite "monster" hot spots across New England.


What's that putrid smell in the woods? What's that rock whooshing past your head? Who's that big hairy homeless guy growling at you? Waaaiiit ... that's no homeless guy, it's Bigf--

Dramatics aside, cryptids - those mysterious entities of all shapes and sizes masked by the forest shadows or deep waters of the great outdoors such as Sasquatch, Big Foot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain Monster, Mystery big cats, etc. - are a study all their own (it's called cryptozoology). In this episode we talk to Aleksandar Petakov, a documentary filmmaker with a passion for all things cryptid. Alek talks about some of his current and recent projects, and shares some of his favorite hotspots for seeking cryptids in New England and upstate New York. 

Strap on a backpack, grab some water, a walking stick and a camera, and let's get to it!

Alek's website is www.petakovmedia.com.

Bigfoot sound effect from ZapSplat at www.zapslat.com.

WHO IS ALEKSANDAR PETAKOV?

Aleksandar is a Small Town Monsters crew member, representative of the International Cryptozoology Museum as well as a researcher with the Lake Champlain Zoological Inquiry.

Aleksandar has been a guest on various radio programs & podcasts, as well as spoken at  various paranormal/cryptozoological events, public libraries & other venues in New England and across the United States. 

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Aleksandar Petakov

Filmmaker, Adventurer and Cryptozoology Enthusiast

Traveling across the United States and the world, Aleksandar Petakov has looked into various Cryptozoological creatures such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Mystery big cats as well as other Fortean phenomenon such as UFO's and mysterious places ranging from the paranormal Bridgewater Triangle of Massachusetts to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. He has created short documentary films and series on these subjects, among others.

Aleksandar is a Small Town Monsters crew member, representative of the International Cryptozoology Museum as well as a researcher with the Lake Champlain Zoological Inquiry.

Aleksandar has been a guest on various radio programs & podcasts, as well as spoken at various paranormal/cryptozoological events, public libraries & other venues in New England and across the United States.