Cryptozoology News — It’s fake

Attention everyone (I’m going to brandish my clue stick and hit you with it today).

Cryptozoology has a terrible reputation for hoaxing, exaggeration and rampant speculation. There are also many fictional news outlets that mimic real sites.

The site “Cryptozoology News” is at least in most instances, a “poe” site. Cryptozoologic stories about monsters, etc are often SO BIZARRE that you can’t tell the difference between a parody site and a real one. Perhaps they really do receive sighting reports from real people but these are unverified and likely made up completely.

Note their copyright page:

The ideas, format and some of the stories and information contained within this website are not always 100% factual…

Not always? Consider the ridiculous stories reported which contain NO REFERENCES!

  • Truck Driver Confronts Giant Insect on Interstate
  • Bigfoot Living Among the Ruins of Detroit!
  • Reptilian Humanoid Startles Bikers in the Sonoran Desert
  • Troll Runs After Train in Flooded England!

COME ON, PEOPLE! Cryptozoologynews is a fictional site. It’s the Cryptozoology Onion and you are falling for it. Media outlets and blogs that report news from the “Cryptozoology News” (cryptozoologynews.com) site as if it was factual look like morons. So… stop. It’s for entertainment only. *

Glad you are here at Doubtful News. You probably need a good strong dose of skepticism.

Cheers :-)

[Thanks Tim Binga!]

*I do wish the owner of that site would be more clear about the fictionality of the site. A clear disclaimer would be nice. It’s borderline unethical.

Character from the game My Singing Monsters. It's fictional.

Character from the game My Singing Monsters. It’s fictional.

 

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  2 comments for “Cryptozoology News — It’s fake

  1. Chris Howard
    February 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM
  2. February 19, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    If only everything were as reliable as the Weekly World News. Though I never did find out what happened to that third Bigfoot sex slave.

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