MONSTER OF THE MONTH: EL CHUPACABRA
July's monster is the dreaded Chupacabra. This month we'll track the goat sucker from its origins in Puerto Rico all the way to its expansion into the rest of the Americas. Is it a misidentified mundane animal, a cryptid creature, or something even stranger? Join us as we explore the nature of this bloodthirsty beast.
PARANORMAL ART PORTAL: FEATURING BRANDON KUEHN
July's featured artist is Brandon Kuehn. Brandon is an artist and educator who received his BFA from the U of M, Twin Cities, and his MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. In 2014 and 2016, Brandon curated The Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal, at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley. He has exhibited his own artwork nationally, and in 2015, he received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant for his work: The Paranormal Art Project. Details are online at www.paranormalartproject.com, and don't forget to enjoy examples of his work in our art portal.
BOOK OF THE MONTH: CRYPTOZOOLOGY A to Z by LOREN COLEMAN & JEROME CLARK
In July we're going all the way back to 1999 to brush up on our cryptozoology with Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark's Cryptozoology A to Z. We'll peruse their collection of paranormal creatures, including this month's monster, and see what's changed in the almost two decades since it was written. We hope you'll join us in reading one of cryptozoology's most deservedly popular encyclopedias.