Cryptozoology is the science of cryptids: creatures not discovered by science and unconfirmed from the wider community. With a roster ranging from Sasquatch to zombies, skeptics consider it a pseudoscience due to the general lack of evidence for any of these creatures. Cryptozoology highlights the divide between the scientific and pseudoscientific methods. Beyond looking at it as a science, cryptozoology also preserves folklore, history, and oral traditions. As a result, cryptozoology not only reveals perceptions of the past, but also reveals much about the present. At this conference, our speakers will examine various cryptids from a number of perspectives ranging from popular fiction, cinema, and traditional academic articles. Rutgers professor and folklorist Angus Gillespie moderates.
Location: Monroe Township Library – 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.
Audience: All ages
Special instructions: Registration not required.