CHPL Cryptozoology Con!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cherry Hill Public Library
Conference Center, Lower Level

Event Details

CHPL's first ever Crypto Con, a day of celebrating cryptozoology, a pseudoscience that aims to prove the existence of entities from folklore. All events are open to all ages, however the subject matter might be frightening to younger children. 

There is no registration required for this event.

Is Bigfoot Real? 
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Back by popular demand! Join biologist, Celia Cackowski, in a discussion about the possibility of the existence of this crypto-giant. We’ll look at photographic “evidence,” listen to 911 calls and stories of sightings. You’ll also leave with a list of where to go for more information so you can make your own assessment. 

Making the Monster Map 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A Q&A with Mark Adams of Hog Island Press, creator of Monsters in America: A Cryptozoological Map of the USA. We will discuss all of the research that went into the undertaking including his trip to meet Loren Coleman, father of Cryptozoology! The map will also be available for sale.

The Legend of the Jersey Devil 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dr. Angus Kress Gillespie, PhD, professor of American Studies at Rutgers University has been studying the folklore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens for over 30 years! Today, the tale of Jersey Devil is often discussed as just that – a tale. However, during the time of the fabled Jersey Devil’s reign of terror, South Jersey residents were truly frightened. How the accounts were reported on and the folklore that developed will be discussed during this session. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. 

 Sasquatch in Native American Folklore 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join Gerald Tieyah, a member of the Comanche nation from the tribal area of Oklahoma, in a discussion of Sasquatch in Native American folklore. Bigfoot sightings have been happening for longer than you think!


Event Type(s): Adult, Teens
Age Group(s): All Ages