Well, I just got back from giving an illustrated lecture at Baylor University, Waco, Texas on the subject of cryptozoology. I dug deep into some of the data in my new book, There's Something in the Woods, including (a) information on the British Bigfoot; (b) stories of unusual creatures seen in the vicinity of crop circles; and (c) the crypto mysteries of Texas's Big Thicket.
I also delved into such matters as Mokele mbembe; werewolves; lake-monsters; accounts of still-living pterosaurs; the Chupacabras; and much more of a monstrous nature.
Normally, I lecture to audiences who are generally already deeply acquainted with the subject matter in hand; however, this was a slight departure, in the sense that those in attendance - approximately 130 in number - were students at the university, many of who had little previous exposure to the world of crypto.
And the result?
I'm pleased to say that it was very positive, with a good variation of questions asked both during the lecture and in the immediate aftermath.
I also detected more than a passing interest in some of the stranger, paranormal-style aspects of cryptozoology, which I thought was intriguing.