Patrick Huyghe is a science writer whose articles on cryptozoology have reached a large public through their appearance in a number of mainstream magazines. His contributions have included analyses of the American Northeast cougar in Audubon, Grover Krantz's Bigfoot research in Science Digest, and Scottish and Idaho Lake Monsters in Omni.
Following a casual conversation with the International Society of Cryptozoology's J. Richard Greenwell in 1993, he managed to track down the present whereabouts of the only known evidence of a pygmy elephant. The remains of this pygmy elephant, which was exhibited live at the Bronx Zoo in the early part of the twentieth century, now lie in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. His primary work in cryptozoology is The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeyi, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide, coauthored with Loren Coleman and published by Avon in 1999. This is the second volume in the Field Guides to the Unknown series, Which Huyghe began producing for Avon in 1996.
Born in Newport News, Virginia, Huyghe holds an undergraduate degree in social psychology from the University of Virginia and a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University. After working on the staffs of US and Newsweek magazines, he turned freelance in 1980. Since then he has written for dozens of magazines, from the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Discover to Psychology Today and Reader's Digest, Health, Omni; Audubon, and many others. His books include Glowing Birds: Stories from 'he Edge of Science (985), The Big Splash (with Louis A. Frank, 1990), and Columbus Was Lost (1992).
Huyghe has contributed to Time-Life, Reader's Digest, and Scribner's book series, taught science writing at the college level, produced public-TV programs for WGBH-Boston and WNET-New York, and written exhibit text for the Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey and the Petrosains Discovery Centre in Malaysia. Huyghe has also been a contributing editor of Omni magazine online. Today he edits and publishes a twice-yearly journal, The Anomalist, on the mysteries of nature, science, and history.
The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters,Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature
Written by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark – Copyright 1999 Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark