Monday, February 10, 2020

McMenamins History and UFO Festival present...

Paranormal Pub: Oregon's Aquatic Cryptid Critters

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6 pm doors, 7 pm event


Minor with parent or guardian

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About Oregon's Aquatic Cryptid Critters

Oregon's Aquatic Cryptid Critters

Presented by Jeff Davis, author of Weird Oregon

A cryptid is a creature that is supposed to be extinct, but is not. Oregon has more than its share of these creatures, both on land and in the water. Weird Oregon author Jeff Davis will discuss many of the water loving cryptids of the Beaver State, including facts and myths surrounding the Wallowa Lake Monster, the Devil of Devil’s Lake, to a possible cousin of the Loch Ness monster living off the Oregon Coast, and many more. Real or fake, they are all interesting.

About the Speaker:

Jeff Davis was born in the Pacific Northwest. At an early age, he became interested in archaeology and folklore. He went on to get degrees in anthropology and archaeology while working on many U.S. Forest Service lands. While he never encountered a Sasquatch, he became interested in the science of cryptozoology, the search for supposedly extinct animals. He has written or contributed to over a dozen books on the odd and unusual, among them, Ghosts, Critters, and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon, Weird Washington, and Weird Oregon. His website is

About Paranormal Pub

Paranormal Pub

Join us once a month to hear from experts in unexplainable phenomena - think UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot, ESP, ghosts and beyond. Come have a beer and a burger handcrafted beverage, concessions, and/or a slice of pizza, settle in and learn something new from a curated line-up of scholars, experiencers and others.

According to Wikipedia: "Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

A paranormal phenomenon is different from hypothetical concepts such as dark matter and dark energy. Unlike paranormal phenomena, these hypothetical concepts are based on empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.

The most notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects, psychic abilities or extrasensory perception and cryptids."

We thank the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for coordinating and hosting this programming at Kennedy School Theater.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp