Cryptozoology

Finding monsters via satellite is apparently a thing (UPDATE: Definitely boat)

Nessie_satellite pic

For your latest monster facepalm moment we take you virtually to Loch Ness. Satellite images from space and beamed to iPhone show Monster Nessie on Loch Ness. Amazing new images taken from space appear to show something swimming below the surface of the world’s most famous loch. The images were captured by two different amateur…

UK police get calls for cats

Black leopard

17 reports in three counties in 3 years in an area that does not have [officially] large non-native cats. Calls to police reveal North East big cat epidemic…if you believe them – Chronicle Live. Freedom of Information requests showed officers have looked into 17 reports of big cats in Cleveland, Northumbria and County Durham since…

Crash cams could be used for cryptozoology

A Tasmanian tiger at Hobart Zoo in the 1930s.

Actually, this is a great idea. Thylacine hunter Mike Williams confident technology will provide evidence of living tiger TASMANIAN tiger hunter Mike Williams is confident evidence of a living thylacine will emerge sooner rather than later because of the growing popularity of crash cameras in cars. Mr Williams, who led an international team of naturalists…

Thanks to Essex non-panther, skeptical viewpoint gets noticed

Photo from Lynn Lacy

Recall the story about the Essex panther a week or so ago? It turned out to be a great example of skeptical investigation. David James who helped figure out it was likely just the neighbor’s dog has his own piece this week at the same paper. Support investigation into the truth by clicking on this…

Nile crocodile captured in the Everglades may have been an escapee

Nile-crocodile-captured

Well let’s hope they can trace this individual back to it’s origin instead of the alternative – that there are dangerous exotic crocs living in the wild in Florida. Nile crocodile captured in the Everglades|Action News – Jacksonville News, Weather & Sports – ActionNewsJax.com. The ante just went up on threats from exotic invaders in…

‘Exists’: found-footage Bigfoot movie acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment

Pikes Peak Highway Bigfoot from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

It looks like Bigfoot may be taking to the big screen again soon in the horror movie Exists, as Lions Gate Entertainment purchased the distribution rights to the film at South by Southwest (SXSW). SXSW: Lionsgate Picks Up Bigfoot Horror Film ‘Exists’ (The Hollywood Reporter): Eduardo Sánchez, best known for co-directing the genre-defining movie The…

Expedition by Russian Geographic Society to look for lake beast

Red ink drawn in. Photo: veslo.ru

Well this is back, the Labynkyr devil lake monster. Divers preparing for icy waters of Russia’s ‘Loch Ness’. An expedition by the Russian Geographic Society is expected today to reach the mysterious lake which puzzles scientists by not completely freezing even when the air temperature is minus 60C. The team reached Oymyakon, the coldest settlement…

Sasquatch sighting reported on Vancouver Island

Bigfoot prints

The latest in Sasquachery. Same ol’ stuff. Purported Sasquatch tracks found on Vancouver Island | CTV Vancouver News. Fisheries officer Luke Swan Jr. told CTV News he was out in his boat patrolling Ahousaht territory near Tofino last Wednesday when he saw a mysterious figure crouching on the coast. “Something really big stood up, probably…

It wasn’t a mountain lion in Massachusetts

cougar

A mountain lion sighting was reported to the Winchester police. Winchester Police Department>> Mountain Lion Sighting in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a…

Panther kitten rescued in Florida

Rescued Florida panther kitten

Your cuteness for the day. Rescued Florida panther kitten arrives at Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa Bay Times): Just three weeks ago, he was discovered in the wilderness, nonresponsive and with an extremely low body temperature. A Florida panther kitten, he’s one of a disappearing breed that conservationists are desperately trying to protect. The kitten, now…

Smoking gun shark photo that was doctored by Discovery

FAKETY FAKE FAKE

There were plenty of allegations about what was faked in the fake documentary by Animal Planet about Megalodon. Here is a piece of clear evidence. Did Discovery Channel fake the image in its giant shark documentary? | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com. The suspicion that the Discovery Channel had abandoned its professed editorial standards…