The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is my first book in a series that covers the globe in pursuit of the weird and wonderful creatures called cryptids.
But what are cryptids and what is crypto-zoology?
This is where you enter my world, a cross between science and mythology. Cryptids are creatures that have some basis in science like the Loch Ness monster which has been witnessed by thousands of people. Crypto-zoologists are those who study the cryptids, like the emminent Dr Robert Rines who devoted much of his life to finding Nessie. Dr Rines was a man of great integrity and intelligence who also maintained his sense of adventure as a scientist. I admire him enormously. Sadly he died recently but you can read his obituary “The Scientist who saw Nessie” that was published in the Economist CLICK TO READ
All cryptids live in that wonderful space between fact and fiction. It’s a fantastic world to explore and one where you will find me and Vanessa Day along with adventurers and monster hunters the world over.