Lon Strickler is a cryptid reseacher and intuitive who writes and mentors on a variety of fortean subjects.
Lon was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and later relocated to the Baltimore, Maryland metro area in 1976. At an early age, Lon realized that he had the ability to sense spiritual energy and found this useful in the field when conducting investigations. Most of his early field work concentrated on spiritual activity at historical locations in Maryland and Pennsylvania, in particular locations where traumatic events have occurred.
In 1981, Lon experienced a "Bigfoot" encounter near Sykesville, MD while fishing on the south branch of the Patapsco River. As a result of the incident, he included cryptid studies as an important part of his research. He continued to work regularly in the field until 2001, when physical limitations forced him to scale back.
Lon started the 'Phantoms and Monsters' blog in 2005, which has steadily grown in popularity and read daily by thousands of paranormal enthusiasts, investigators and those seeking the truth. Lon was a co-host on 'Beyond The Edge Radio' from 2010-2014. In 2014 Lon and Sean Forker founded 'Arcane Radio' in which they both host.
Lon's research has been featured on hundreds of online media sources. He has also been a guest on several radio broadcasts, including 'Coast to Coast AM' and featured on Destination America's 'Monsters and Mysteries in America' television show.