Mangiacopra, Gary

Gary Mangiacopra, a New Englander with a master’s degree in biology, has been interested in doing archival cryptozoological investigations since he was a teen. Today he is seen as one of the foremost specialists in the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reports of the Sea Serpent in New England. He has also studied American Lake Monsters. He has published many articles on these two subjects in journals like Of Sea and Shore, and he is preparing separate books on Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters.

In 1995, Mangiacopra wrote a major article, “Connecticut’s Mystery Felines: The Glastonbury Glawackus” (The Anomalist) on his decades-long investigation of his home state’s Black Panther accounts.



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