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In 1969, a small group of international monster-hunters came to the wind-swept west of Ireland in response to a spate of recent lake monster sightings. They were a colourful bunch, and included one Ted Holiday, a John Keel-like figure who came to believe that lake monsters were mystical symbols of ancient evil, just as UFOs were symbols of good. Join us for a romp with this monster-hunting expedition in lakes barely big enough to hold a monster, find out the weird biological theories that were tossed around to explain the monsters, and above all, revel in a time when it was believed that SCIENCE would uncover that unlikely beasts still roamed this earth!

Crack a beer and join us at the cabin in the woods to find out what lurks beneath Galway’s pĂ©ist-ridden lakes!


The RTE video of the 1969 expedition:


The Somali Elephant Shrew


Sharon Hill on Supernatural Creep, Skeptical Enquirer


World Famous UFOs, Colin Wilson


Review of Ted Holiday’s Goblin Universe by Nocturnal Revelries


Mystery Animals of Ireland by Dick Raynor


Strange But True by Colin Wilson


Irish Lake Monsters by BCSCC


The Legendary Iris Peiste by Malintra Shadowmoon