Robert Lyle Steadham
|Other names||Count Lyle|
|Occupation||Musician, actor, author and cryptozoologist|
Lyle Blackburn (born Robert Lyle Steadham: October 23, 1966) is an American musician, actor, author and cryptozoologist. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Since his childhood Lyle Blackburn has been fascinated by legends of real monsters. He wrote two books: The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster (Mar 1, 2012), and Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster (Oct 31, 2013). He also writes for Rue Morgue magazine. He does paranormal and horror conferences, and has been featured on television shows and radio broadcasts.
As a musician, Lyle started with the group Solitude Aeturnus (1988–1995), first as the drummer and then as the bassist. He left to found The Killcreeps (1996) and then later Ghoultown(1999). He is still the lead singer/guitarist for the western-horror-punk band Ghoultown, well known in the U.S. and Europe. He has one sister.
- Demo 1989 (Demo) (1989), drums
- Into the Depths of Sorrow (1991), bass
- Beyond the Crimson Horizon (1992), bass
- Promo (Demo) (1993), vocals (additional), bass
- Through the Darkest Hour (1994), bass
- Days of Doom (Video/VHS) (1994), bass
- The New Wave of American True Meta (Split) (Solitude Aeturnus and Iron Rainbow album) (1996), bass
- Downfall (1996), bass
- Destroy Earth (1997)
- Boots of Hell (1999)
- Tales from the Dead West (2000)
- Give 'Em More Rope (2002)
- Live from Texas! (2004)
- Bury Them Deep (2006)
- Life After Sundown (2008)
- Skeleton Cowboys (2008)
- Mistress of the Dark (2009)
- The Unforgotten: Rare & Un-Released (2012)
- Ghost Of The Southern Son (2017)
|2012||Butcher Boys||Writer: "Under the Phantom Moon"|
|2004||Suburban Nightmare (Video) "And This Bitch Is Killin' Me"||Writer: "Killin's a Bitch"|
|2003||Hallow's End (Video)||Writer: "Bury the Hatchet"|
|2002||American Nightmare (Video)||Writer: "After 2"|
Writer: "Boots of Hell"
Writer: "Humanoids from the Deep"
Writer: "Killer in Texas"
Writer: "10 Seconds to Blood"
|2013||Skookum: The Hunt for Bigfoot||Special thanks (post-production)|
|2013||Monsters and Mysteries in America||Himself - Expert||Episode Ozarks|
|2006||Return of the Jackalope||Ghoultown (as Count Lyle)|
|2002||American Nightmare (Video)||Ghoultown (as Count Lyle)|
- The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster (Anomalist Books, Mar 1, 2012)
- Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster (Anomalist Books, October 31, 2013)
- Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch (Anomalist Books, February 1, 2017)
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