Lyle Blackburn

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Lyle Blackburn
Robert Lyle Steadham

(birth, 1966)
Other namesCount Lyle
OccupationMusician, actor, author and cryptozoologist
Years active1988–present

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).[1] 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.[2]


Solitude Aeturnus[edit]

  • 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

The Killcreeps[edit]

  • 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)


Year Title Notes
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"
Year Title Role Notes
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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