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.

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.