Misadventures of a Cryptid Hunter

I didn’t sign up for this. I never wanted to be a cryptid hunter. I didn’t even believe in cryptids. I always thought they were the stuff of bedtime stories to keep kids quiet and in bed, scared out of their wits, when mom and dad wanted some quality time together.
I was perfectly happy in my boring job as a park ranger. (Not really) But fate had other ideas. When I came face to face with a Bigfoot… everything changed.
Some people are born to greatness, others have it thrust upon them. Then there are still others who trip, fall down a hill backwards, and land face first in a big stinky, steaming, pile of greatness.
I was the latter.
This is the story of that steaming pile that was my life as a cryptid hunter.


Meet Michael Kelso

Author of books and Creepypastas. Former corrections Officer. I’ve published 2 crime/mystery novels based in a prison, a YA novel, a children’s horror book ALA Goosebumps, 2 domestic thrillers, along with several short horror story collections. Currently working on my upcoming series of zombie novels. Some of my stories have been narrated by youtubers, garnering over 4 million views.

Whispers in the Wilderness: Unraveling the Bigfoot Enigma

These sixteen chapters will allow you to explore various Bigfoot-related stories, showcasing different encounters, evidence, and historical contexts within Bigfoot lore.

Join us as we enter the unknown, where shadows dance among ancient trees and whispers of untold secrets linger in the misty air. Keep your senses sharp, for the line between reality and legend blurs in this realm, and the elusive Bigfoot remains a cryptic guardian of the wilderness, shrouded in eerie mystique.

Bigfoot’s enigmatic nature has given rise to many theories, each reflecting the broad spectrum of human imagination. The possibility that this creature exists as a tangible, flesh-and-blood being resonates with the investigator’s pursuit of evidence-based discovery. Yet, the boundaries of inquiry extend beyond the human, encompassing the speculative domains of extraterrestrial origins, interdimensional travels, and even the potential for a spiritual existence that defies conventional understanding.

As they navigate this intricate terrain of possibilities, the researchers stand as torchbearers of exploration and champions of curiosity. Their endeavors contribute to the advancement of understanding despite the inherent challenges in pursuing a creature that eludes conventional documentation. Their tireless efforts enrich the scientific discourse and inspire others to question, explore, and venture into the unknown with an open heart and a keen mind.

More Dark Tales of Cryptids and Park Rangers

Welcome back! The creatures that lurk in the wilderness have missed you. Enter the forest once again, flashlight trembling as you search for the unnatural sounds you heard just outside the perceived protection of the light from the campfire. Don’t worry, I’m sure it was nothing. It definitely wasn’t a bloodthirsty creature watching you from the shadows, waiting for you to let your guard down so it can creep up and grab you unawares. I’m sure it just wants to have you for dinner. Umm… I meant to have you over for dinner. Yeah, that’s what I meant to say. These eight stories will transport you back to the forest, where nothing is certain except danger, and staying alert means staying alive… hopefully.

Meet Michael Kelso

Former Corrections Officer turned Author. I’ve published 2 crime/mystery novels based in a prison, a YA novel, and a domestic thriller, along with several short horror story collections. Currently working on part 2 of a 2 part mystery/suspense novel and my next short story collection. Some of my stories have been narrated by youtubers, garnering more than 3 million views over the last year.

Blink of an Eye

A FIERY TRUCK CRASH LEADS TO MURDER AND PARANORMAL ADVENTURE

To stop a killer, private investigator Buck McDivit must time travel back to a forbidden 1000-year-old Mississippian pyramid where he drinks hallucinogenic tea with the most powerful Indian chief in North America and his spiritual adviser, a shamaness with a rattlesnake tattoo on her shoulder. Blink of an Eye is the fun, sexy, romantic, and thrilling Book 3 in the standalone Paranormal Cowboy Series.

Ghost of a Chance, Book 1
Bones of Skeleton Creek, Book 2


Meet Eric Wilder

Born on a sleepy bayou, Louisiana Mystery Writer Eric Wilder is the author of 13 novels, 4 cookbooks, many short stories, and Murder Etouffee, a book that defies classification. He lives in Oklahoma near historic Route 66 with wife Marilyn, three wonderful dogs and one great cat.