4 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Library Hours
Mon-Th: 9:30am-9pm
Fri: 9:30am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 10am-5pm
Strange Things: A Cryptozoology Conference
Meeting Room

Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:00 p.m.

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.

Registration not required.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twiter
Share on Google+
View All Events

Powered by engagedpatrons.org