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Dr. Roy P. Mackal

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus
    Chicago University
  • Cofounder
    International Society of Cryptozoology
  • Board Member
    International Society of Cryptozoology


  • Ph.D.
    University of Chicago
  • B.A.
    University of Chicago
109 Total References
Web References
One investigator, Roy ..., 8 Dec 2010 [cached]
One investigator, Roy Mackal, a professor of zoology at Chicago University, took teams to the Congo in 1980 and 1981 to search for the elusive creature.
Unique Facts about Africa: Ethiopia, 19 Aug 2007 [cached]
One investigator, Roy Mackal, a professor of zoology at Chicago University, took teams to the Congo in 1980 and 1981 to search for the creature.
Roy P. Mackal, Professor ..., 5 Nov 2008 [cached]
Roy P. Mackal, Professor Emeritus, Chicago University, quoted re this book.
ISC's late Vice President Dr. Roy ..., 27 May 2014 [cached]
ISC's late Vice President Dr. Roy Mackal has written: "…the term 'cryptozoology' seems to me particularly appropriate, coming as it does from the Greek work *kryptos*, meaning 'hidden.' 'unknown,' 'secret,' 'enigmatic,' 'mysterious'; hence literally the study of hidden animals" (Searching for Hidden Animals, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980, p. xi).
Monster of the Tub - - science news articles online technology magazine articles Monster of the Tub, 28 June 2006 [cached]
Roy Mackal, cofounder of the International Society of Cryptozoology, visited the lake in 1981 and declared the monster real, though he doubted it was a plesiosaur.Mackal favors the zeuglodon, also known as Basilosaurus, a snakelike proto-whale extinct for tens of millions of years.Mackal is a former University of Chicago biochemistry professor who studied under Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Edward Teller.
Mackal was bitten by a green mamba snake in Congo and is said to have been the model for the film role of Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford.
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