Aug 21

SC EP:882 Beasts of the World

I will be chatting with Andy McGrath about his new book Beasts of the World. Beasts of the World is a seven-part series, which seeks to investigate the histories, evidence, and common theories surrounding the numerous cryptid creatures that have been reported around the globe. Get it on Amazon or where you buy books.

Andy writes “Beasts of the World is a seven-part series, which seeks to investigate the histories, evidence, and common theories surrounding the numerous cryptid creatures that have been reported around the globe.

In Volume 1. – Hairy Humanoids, we examine the diverse collection of hairy, bipedal, man-like monsters that are believed to inhabit the world’s remote and lonely regions and ask the question – do they represent a single species, or, could there be other lesser-known varieties of Wildmen, yet to be revealed?

This book seeks to classify some of these distinct kinds and proposes a separation (even when two or more ‘types’ or ‘species’, appear to be sharing a similar geographic area) based upon key physiological and behavioural differences. And so, we find that the Man-Ape – Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest, is something quite different to the Wildman – Almasti, of the Caucuses Mountains; and that the Relict Ape – known as the Yeti, is more akin to the Florida Skunk Ape, than the Chinese Yeren…

Are these mysterious monsters surviving Gigantopithecus, extant Neanderthals, undiscovered apes, hidden tribes, or simply folklore and fable, repackaged for the modern world?

Join me, as I go in search of these Hairy Humanoids and the many yet to be discovered Beasts of the World.”

Check out the book here






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47 Responses to “SC EP:882 Beasts of the World”

  1. Lee N

    Thanks for giving us this show tonight! I hope everyone has a great safe week. Tell someone how much you love and appreciate them. Life is to short.

  2. Linda B

    Pretty fascinating. I can understand hyena-man is in their local fauna there so they refer to it that way because it’s familiar but I also think whatever thing is unnaturally breeding to create these creatures (creepy) could be part hyena in that local (wouldn’t see that in the states here but you woukd there). Hope the point I’m trying to make is clear, hard to express in words. My two cents.

  3. NHSquatcher

    If you’re looking for it on Audible search on Hairy Humanoids because Beasts of the World does not come up I already have the audio book I’ll let you know if it’s good!

  4. Christopher R

    Mr. McGrath seems a bit too prone to reading a naturalistic explanation into these phenomena, but his take seems sincere. Many in these times tend toward a naturalistic worldview, so it is understandable that one would wish to maintain such an outlook in the face of challenges to it. I look forward to reading his book.

  5. m99

    ~Enjoyed listening to the conversation with your friend, Wes. I liked how both connected and were at ease to agree, or disagree, and you guys flowed in the discussion. Very cool. Thx. _m

  6. Carlos G

    I have entered the Sasquatch rabbit hole just over a year ago. And there’s no better podcast then Sasquatch Chronicles. Every guest is super believable. Good job Wes!

  7. cynthia s

    There is a phenomenon called mammalian biofluorescence. Nocturnal animals can see in ultraviolet light. There are many mamals that glow under ultraviolet light. Platypus glow blue and green, Tasmanian devils have blue ears, eyes, and teeth. African springhares glow with patches of pink and orange. The subject is not well studied or understood. Who knows what else can glow?

  8. richard r

    good show ,thanks for the hard work you do Wes. its more complicated than looking at the subject from a naturalist point of view when it comes to bigfoot or dogman.coming up close to one of these things would make anybody pee in their pants. watching one walk around like a spider or move at the speed of a bullit weighing a 1000 pounds 8 or 9 feet tall is not normal. there is no explanation at least scientically anyway.

  9. Caroline L

    Thx, Wes. But still—PLEASE can you drop the Canadian band at the end? PLEASE?! I pray you’ll find something else. I enjoyed it at first but have grown to despise it. Especially the 2nd whiny one, to the point I just don’t want to hear her voice any more. Can’t turn it off fast enough. Been a member for yeas here. Pretty please??

  10. Michele C

    wow a fellow brit on this episode !! However I don’t necessarily agree with his theory of these things being purely an undiscovered animal/primate. If this was the case, how do you account for sightings with mindspeak, and sightings that are fluid like, cloaking, like the predator movie. lots of people have seen this and heard the internal mindspeak consistently. To my mind this puts said creature over to the paranormal . Whatever it is , I enjoyed the debate and hope it runs and runs for some time to come, because that is what makes for scintillating conversations . Great Episode Wes

  11. Michele C

    further to this, Andy mentions the dogman sighting in England being down to mass hallucination, I understand that would mean 100s of people would have to have had the same sighting at the same time. So his statement doesn’t add up to me, as sightings are individually observed.

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