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Cryptids Decrypted

Cryptids Decrypted

By Ashton Macaulay
Cryptids Decrypted is a podcast about diving into the research surrounding creatures from the fringe of reality and the people dedicated to studying them. The host, Ashton Macaulay is an expert in fictional accounts of mythical creatures and aims to examine all sides of cryptozoology from skepticism to full on believers.

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Writing the Book on the Jersey Devil - Dr. Brian Regal Interview

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Mongolian Death Worms - A History of the Mystery
This week we're talking Mongolian Death Worms with Tyler, Ashton and John. It's a bizarre myth, but a lot of fun.  Want more Cryptids? We have an Instagram now, so be sure to check that out: https://www.instagram.com/cryptidsdecrypted/ Looking for merch? https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/55094247 More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic
36:34
November 17, 2020
The Amityville Horror - A History of the Mystery
This week, Ashton and Tyler break down the mystery behind the infamous Amityville Horror.  Want more Cryptids? We have an Instagram now, so be sure to check that out: https://www.instagram.com/cryptidsdecrypted/ Looking for merch? https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/55094247 More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
1:03:10
October 20, 2020
Paranormal Investigation 101 - Interview w/Donna of Philly Ghost Hunt
On this episode, Ashton Macaulay interviews Donna of Philly Ghost Hunt about the ins and outs of paranormal investigation. They talk about various methods of capturing evidence of spiritual encounters, as well as a few of Donna's most recent findings. For more information on Donna's work, check out her website: https://www.phillyghosthunt.net/ Want more Cryptids? We have an Instagram now, so be sure to check that out: https://www.instagram.com/cryptidsdecrypted/ Looking for merch? https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/55094247 More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
59:02
October 6, 2020
Cryptid Royale - American Folklore
On this episode, John and Ashton breakdown the famous cryptids of American Folklore in another edition of Cryptid Royale! Jackalopes, Hodags, Tessie, and the Mothman all enter the arena, but only one can leave... as our favorite.   Want more Cryptids? We have an Instagram now, so be sure to check that out: https://www.instagram.com/cryptidsdecrypted/ Looking for merch? https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/40739740 More information on Ashton and his writing can be found on his website: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
50:47
July 28, 2020
Chupacabra Territory - Cinema Decrypted
In this episode, John and Ashton break down Chupacabra Territory, a found footage horror film about a group of 20-somethings that go out in search of the legendary chupacabra. If you want to give this movie a watch (not recommended), it is available for free if you have an Amazon Prime membership here: https://www.amazon.com/Chupacabra-Territory-Sarah-Nicklin/dp/B07HFKLLD3/ If you want to buy signed copies of Ashton's books, please reach out at CryptidsDecrypted@Gmail.com, or message him on twitter(@RealMacAshton). If you want non-signed or e-copies, you can find all of his work on Amazon or anywhere else books are sold. https://www.amazon.com/Ashton-Macaulay/e/B07C1J3V8P Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
35:43
July 7, 2020
Wendigos - A History of the Mystery
This week, Ashton and John break down the gruesome origins of the Wendigo legend. From Native American possession, to cannibalism, this episode really has it all.  If you're looking to read Ashton's Wendigo short stories, they are on his website, here: https://macashton.com/ You can also follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Want more Cryptids? We have an Instagram now, so be sure to check that out: https://www.instagram.com/cryptidsdecrypted/ Looking for merch? https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/40739740 Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
32:51
May 26, 2020
Thunderbirds - A History of the Mystery
This week, Ashton, Tyler and John dive into a myth that spans centuries, Thunderbirds. From Native American storytelling to cowboys shooting at alien craft, this myth really has it all. Hope you enjoy! If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe a and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
36:34
May 5, 2020
Mysteries, Myths and Misconceptions - Benjamin Radford Interview
This week Ashton Macaulay, expert in ficional accounts of mythological creatures is interviewing self-categorized science-based paranormal investigator, Benjamin Radford. They get into Benjamin's famous debunking of the Chupacabra myth origin, and general thoughts on the cryptozoology as a whole.  You can find Benjamin on Twitter at: @BTRadford If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe a and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton).  To purchase books, you can check out his Amazon Page.  Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
58:53
April 14, 2020
Harry and the Hendersons - Cinema Decrypted
This week, we're breaking down the most beloved cryptid film of all time, Harry and the Hendersons. It's a new format, but there is plenty of other cryptid cinema for us to check out if you end up liking it! If you want to buy signed copies of Ashton's books for charity, please reach out at CryptidsDecrypted@Gmail.com, or message him on twitter(@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
36:44
April 7, 2020
El Chupacabra - A History of the Mystery
This week, we're breaking down one of the most popular myths of the 20th century, El Chupacabra. If you like weird stories about aliens breaking out of government labs, farmers' autopsy reports, and some great conspiracy fodder, this is the one for you.  If you want to buy signed copies of Ashton's books for charity, please reach out at CryptidsDecrypted@Gmail.com, or message him on twitter(@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
32:04
March 23, 2020
Loveland Frogman - A History of the Mystery
On this week's episode, John Ceccarelli and Ashton Macaulay dive into the waters of Ohio in search of the Loveland Frog Man. Ok, the diving is more metaphorical, but you catch my drift. It's an amazing episode with some truly bizarre stories you won't want to miss.  Want to purchase Ashton's books? They're for sale everywhere: https://www.amazon.com/Ashton-Macaulay/e/B07C1J3V8P Credit for the Frogman Cometh intro goes to Ashton Macaulay, who finally got off his ass and played an instrument. Credit for our excellent outro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)  for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
37:29
February 25, 2020
Mokele-Mbembe - A History of the Mystery
This week on Cryptids Decrypted, John Ceccarelli and Ashton Macaulay are talking about a fascinating myth from the Congo River Basin, Mokole Mbembe (pronounced M’Kay-lay Bem-bay, probably). It's a fascinating myth with incredible roots in 1900s dinosaur fever, and a fun episode all around.  If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). If you're looking for the Man of the Mountain audio drama, we have sadly taken it down. You can still purchase paperbacks/e-books on Amazon, or signed copies at MacAshton.com/Shop. Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS) for the 'thinking music' during Truth or Cryptid, we thank Neo Spica: https://freesound.org/people/NeoSpica/ for the '80's Riff' that serves as the Truth or Cryptid theme, we thank Modulation Station: https://freesound.org/people/ModulationStation/
31:58
February 11, 2020
Monsters, Weird Kids and Baby Cryptids - Kelly Milner Halls Interview
On this episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay interviews Kelly Milner Halls, author of over 50 books including cryptid guide books and much more! If you want to know more about her, you can find plenty of information on her website: https://www.wondersofweird.com/ If you're looking for the Man of the Mountain audio drama, we have sadly taken it down. You can still purchase paperbacks/e-books on Amazon, or signed copies at MacAshton.com/Shop. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
40:57
January 28, 2020
Cryptid Royale - Creatures of the Deep
On this episode of Cryptids Decrypted, John and Ashton break down four famous ocean cryptids, The Megaladon, Cadborosaurus, The Ningen, and The Kraken. After this, Cryptids Decrypted will be taking a short break, but will be back in the new year with more content! If you're looking for the Man of the Mountain audio drama, we have sadly taken it down. You can still purchase paperbacks/e-books on Amazon, or signed copies at MacAshton.com/Shop. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
41:47
December 19, 2019
Inter-Dimensional Creatures of the Deep - David George Gordon Interview
For episode 9 of Cryptids Decrypted, we're talking with our first guest, David George Gordon, again! This time, we're getting into lake/sea monsters and the possibility of inter-dimensional cryptids. If you want to listen to David's first episode, you can check it out here.  If you're looking for the Man of the Mountain audio drama, we have sadly taken it down. You can still purchase paperbacks/e-books on Amazon, or signed copies at MacAshton.com/Shop. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
49:03
December 4, 2019
A History of the Mystery - The Jersey Devil
Together, Ashton Macaulay, Tyler Mitchell and John Ceccareli break down the history of the wild Jersey Devil myth. You might ask yourself: Who are these dudes and what gives them the right? Well, the answer is, they have microphones and access to a high speed internet connection, which passes for expertise these days. Hope you enjoy the episode, be sure to rate and subscribe! For more info on the audio drama A Man of the Mountain, check out the trailers here: https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
48:33
November 13, 2019
Writing the Book on the Jersey Devil - Dr. Brian Regal Interview
In this episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay interviews Dr. Brian Regal, an expert in the origins of the Jersey Devil myth. Dr. Regal has written two books about cryptids and the people who study them, and is a Science History professor at Kean University. Together, Ashton and Dr. Regal dive into the origins of the Jersey Devil myth and what has made it stick in the minds of the public for so long. For more information on Dr. Regal, you can check out his website. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
47:58
October 30, 2019
Roswell - A History of the Mystery
In this episode of Cryptids Decrypted Ashton Macaulay, an expert in fictional accounts of the mythological and co-host Tyler Mitchell, all-around expert, explore the history of the Roswell conspiracy. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
51:43
October 3, 2019
Yeti - A History of the Mystery
In this, the fourth episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay, Tyler Mitchell, and John Ceccarelli discuss the history and origins of the yeti legend.  If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
48:33
September 13, 2019
WWII, Yetis, and Bigfoot - Peter Byrne Interview
In the third episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay, an expert on fictional accounts of mythical creatures, interviews Peter Byrne, a life-long cryptid hunter. Peter spent over five years searching for the yeti in the Himalayas and three decades looking for Bigfoot in the united states. This episode is a fascinating look at what it's like to dedicate one's life to the hunt for creatures that live on the fringe of reality.  If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
40:53
August 28, 2019
Bigfoot - A History of the Mystery
In the second episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay and Tyler Mitchell break down the history of the Bigfoot legend from cave paintings to modern-day grainy footage. If you like the episode, tell a friend and if possible, rate it on the platform you listen to! Thanks for listening, and enjoy. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
58:37
August 7, 2019
Bigfoot Expert - David George Gordon
In the first episode of Cryptids Decrypted, Ashton Macaulay, an author and specialist in fictionalized myth, interviews David George Gordon, an expert on all things Bigfoot. This podcast aims to discuss cryptids with everyone from skeptics to true believers and understand more about what makes these creatures from the fringe of reality so fascinating. If you want to support the pod, share, subscribe and rate us and if you want to learn more about Ashton's writing, check out https://macashton.com/ and follow him on twitter (@RealMacAshton). Check out my latest project, A Man of the Mountain, the story of a man who goes too far to protect the Bigfoot legend and the tabloid reporter hell bent on stopping him! IT'S FREE https://anchor.fm/man-of-the-mountain Credit for our excellent intro music goes to: Song: Strange Indeed Variation A Composer: Felipe Adorno Vassao (ABRAMUS) Content Provider: LynneMusic Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS)
41:48
July 26, 2019
Cryptids Decrypted - Episode 1 - Teaser
 Here's a sample from our new podcast, Cryptids Decrypted. In the first episode, I interviewed David George Gordon, renowned bug chef and expert on all things bigfoot. 
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July 17, 2019