Does the ancestral memory of man still hold remnants of yesteryear’s bogeymen? Taking a page from the works of psychiatrist Carl Jung, many researchers believe that cryptids and accounts of seemingly impossible creatures are not beyond the realm of reality: they auditioned for, but never quite got the part in a movie known as evolution.
Today we speak with cryptozoologist Ronald Murphy, author of the new book: “On Vampires”. As you will soon learn, the “vampire” figure represents FAR more than what we have seen in the cinema — it has profoundly influenced the cultural history of civilizations for thousands of years.
A fortunate confluence of environment (Ron is a native of western PA — home to legends such as Bigfoot) and natural curiosity jump started Ron’s worldwide trek in search of the “‘other’: creatures of the periphery, who haunt the liminal regions of our civilized world “.
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Books Authored by Ronald Murphy (including new book, “On Vampires”)