Cryptozoology

Police and officials convinced there is a loose lion in Milwaukee (UPDATE: No update)

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The first call suggesting a lion was roaming around a Milwaukee neighborhood came on July 20th. Thirteen days later, we have pretty much NO solid evidence that such a creature is real. We have eyewitness, a really poor video and a  possible footprint. Bigfoot has better evidence. Originally published 26-July 2015 Another urban lion report. This…

Bad science Writing Example A: Linking plesiosaurs to the Loch Ness Monster

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An obviously inexperienced science journalist latches on to the mistaken and downright nonsensical idea that plesiosaurs = Loch Ness Monster. Then, media outlets propagate the silliness. The fossil remains of a giant marine reptile have just been discovered by a team of researchers from the University Of Alaska Museum Of The North. The remains were…

‘Pluck-Ness’ monster resurfaces

Mystery animal snapping at bird in Pluck Lake, Swansea.

It’s summer, the silly news season… A fisherman, Kyle Chapple, spotted a creature floating in Pluck Lake, at the southern tip of Swansea Enterprise Park. He saw it leap from the water to try and snap at a low-flying bird. He thought it was a snake or croc but that’s not likely. What was it? Source:…

Mystery ‘beast’ in Plymouth is… unknown

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A ‘big cat’ has been spotted prowling the Plymouth suburbs with locals wondering what the ‘mystery animal’ could be. Source: Mystery ‘beast’ spotted roaming Plymouth suburbs A mystery animal has been spotted prowling in the garden of a house on the outskirts of Plymouth. Office worker Carole Desforges saw the animal from her living room…

Sykes’ reputation and his Yeti project get slammed

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As we updated yesterday, Bryan Sykes’ claim of mystery DNA is being hyped by the media apparently ahead of his new book about his Yeti/Bigfoot project (the results of the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project which had a goal of collecting organic material for so called “cryptids”, including that which people believe may be from Bigfoot, and…

New paper taking another look at “Yeti” data finds no evidence of new bear in the Himalayas

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More news in the Sykes Himalayan yeti saga. If you recall, Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes published a paper in a prestigious scientific journal in July 2014. The results were a disappointment for Yeti supporters, establishing that the mystery samples of DNA were not primate, but normal animals and human. The Sykes (et al.) study did, however,…

Four-year Bigfoot research project in Oklahoma yields intriguing and unexplained results

Blood stains on rocks where a creature was supposedly shot. Sample results were not conclusive.

Here’s a strange beast – a comprehensive report of a research study intended to document the apparent presence of native “wood apes” (popularly known as Bigfoot) in the Ouachita mountains of Oklahoma. The North American Wood Ape Conservancy consists of serious researchers who carefully plan their approach and document their findings. They have published a…

Clear video of a black cat: Absolutely lovely

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This is simply a beautiful thing… Group spots rare predator in river – CNN Video. The CEO for the World Wildlife Fund spotted a rare black jaguar in Brazil’s Juruena National Park. There are only an estimated 600 of these melanistic cats on the planet and they found one swimming and captured this lovely video.…

Meldrum’s course on relict hominoids is a bit of a stretch

Frame capture from the Patterson Gimlin film, to date, the most discussed piece of Bigfoot evidence.

The Bigfoot professor, Jeff Meldrum, has proposed a new course for credit. It’s not sitting well with everyone. Bigfoot and you — ISU prof to offer class that factors Bigfoot into theory of evolution In the upcoming semester, Idaho State University professor Jeff Meldrum will be teaching an experimental course titled The Relict Hominoid Inquiry.…