Tag Archive for cryptids

Animal Planet and Discovery channels make MONSTROUS missteps for Monster Week

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Last week was Monster Week on Animal Planet. This weekend is Monster Weekend on Discovery Channel. (The two channels are affiliated under the Discovery Network). I came across a series of stories today that relate to these Discovery Channel/Animal Planet offerings. I decided to put them all together. From the past offerings of a dubious…

The Cryptozoologicon is here!

Image by John Conway, from the forthcoming Cryptozoologicon

Updated from a post announcing that it was on its way on Oct 13, 2013. It is now here! Another do not miss cryptozoology book. The Cryptozoologicon – by John Conway, C. M. Kosemen and Darren Naish – is published by Irregular Books. via Tales from the Cryptozoologicon: BUNYIP | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network. Cryptozoologicon…

News piece mischaracterizes cryptozoology and Native American stories

Thunderbird totum sculpture by artist Melissa Koch

I’m presenting this article as a particularly awful example of terrible journalism. It’s riddled with mistakes and false premises. Instead of linking directly to the article, I have webcited it so it will not give advertising revenue or hit counts to the site. Because that makes them produce more of it. Rez monsters: Bizarre creatures…

Bigfooters fallacy: Kill or no kill (Removed)

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REMOVED Why was this post removed? We at Doubtful News have decided that Bigfoot news is currently too absurd to warrant discussion on our site. There is no solid evidence that Bigfoot exists. Yet, TV shows and cryptozoology personalities have assumed the reality of the creature instead of considering all reasonable options to explain eyewitness reports.…

The improbable life and science of cadborosaurus

Claimed "Cadborosaurus willsi" carcass from October, 1937

Paleozoologist Dr. Darren Naish exposes the bad science the created and sustains Cadborosaurus. Discussions with cryptozoologists is a frustrating business. The Cadborosaurus Wars Michael Woodley, Cameron McCormick and myself recently argued that an alleged ‘baby Cadborosaurus’ was very likely no baby sea-serpent at all [via Bousfield and LeBlond], but rather a mangled and half-remembered description…

What exactly does this question mean? The missing details in survey results about Bigfoot and Nessie.

Credit: Guy Edwards at Bigfootlunchclub.com

Two stories appeared last week in a blog by Douglas Todd in the Vancouver Sun. Both reference surveys done by Angus Reid regarding belief in creatures… One of five Canadians believe in Bigfoot (Sasquatch) | Vancouver Sun. One out of five Canadians believe the legendary Bigfoot stomps through the forests. Americans are even more inclined…

Echolocation event recorded in Lake Champlain

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A paper in the pre-press stages presents evidence of an acoustic anomaly in Lake Champlain, home to the legendary “Champ” lake monster. Echolocation in a fresh water lake. | Browse – Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. In 2003, 2005 and 2009 sites on Lake Champlain were explored using computers with National Instruments Polynesia…