William J. "Bill" Gibbons (born 1958) is a British cryptozoologist who has investigated the mokele-mbembe, the emela-ntouka, and other dinosaurs in the Congo, as well as reports of surviving dodos on Mauritius. He has also brought to wider attention reports of the dodu, the Nepal dragon, the ngoubou, the ropen, and the j'ba fofi.
Gibbons grew up in Scotland, and first became interested in mysterious animals after seeing a film adaptation of The Lost World and wondering if dinosaurs really did still survive in remote areas of the world. He has led four field expeditions to the Congo, in 1985-6, 1992, 2001, and 2003, and mounted expeditions to Mauritius in 1990 and 1997 to investigate reports of living dodos.
He has degrees in religious education from Immanuel Baptist College, and a phD in cultural anthropology from Warnborough College, Oxford.
- Gibbons, William J. (1999) Claws, Jaws and Dinosaurs
- Gibbons, William J. (2006) Missionaries and Monsters
- Gibbons, William J. (2010) Mokele-Mbembe: Mystery Beast of the Congo Basin
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Unknown Explorers - Gibbons, William (1958 - ) Cryptozoology Profile
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Coleman, Loren & Clark, Jerome (1999) Cryptozoology A to Z
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Shuker, Karl (2010) Karl Shuker's Alien Zoo: From the Pages of Fortean Times
- ↑ Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology