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About Me

Aleksandar Petakov was born in 1993 during the last year of Apartheid in South Africa to parents that fled civil war in the former Yugoslavia. He grew up in the United States & has always been interested in global events, history, the outdoors and adventuring. Aleksandar is a 2015 Quinnipiac University graduate with a BA in Communications with minors in History & Political Science. He currently resides in New England.

Aside from filmmaking Aleksandar has a passion for the outdoors as an avid hiker, backpacker & outdoorsman & has spent time in wilderness areas around North America.

Venturing into Cryptozoology, the Fortean & the unusual

Traveling across the United States and the world, Aleksandar has looked into various Cryptozoological creatures such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Mystery big cats as well as other Fortean phenomenon such as UFO's and mysterious places ranging from the paranormal Bridgewater Triangle of Massachusetts to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. He has created short documentary films and series on these subjects, among others. Aleksandar is also a Small Town Monsters crew member.

While researching the Bigfoot/Sasquatch topic often more than others, Aleksandar has chronicled over 50 sightings & reports in his home state of New Hampshire, many of which have been discussed in his Granite State Bigfoot presentation & will eventually be compiled into a literary work/database.

Aleksandar has been a guest on various radio programs & podcasts, as well as spoken at  various paranormal/cryptozoological events, public libraries & other venues in New England and across the United States.

To book for a speaking engagement, film screening or radio/podcast appearance please contact Aleksandar at: aleksandarpetakov@yahoo.com

A few examples of previous Library/conference presentations available:

Granite State Bigfoot (Bigfoot in New Hampshire)Cryptids of New England, Lake & Sea Monsters of New England and Cryptozoological Filmmaking.