Tag: cryptids

15 Credibility Street #25: A spray a day keeps monsters away

In this jam-packed episode, we run through updates on still active news stories, discuss some current cool and not so cool things from the last two weeks, and check out a hyped anomaly that probably wasn’t as described. Closing out the episode is a great conversation about what transpired at Cryptid Con 2017 – a…

Another trip back to the origins of cryptids – Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil, one of my favorite cryptids, is not an animal at all. It’s an idea, a myth, a ploy. Read on… The forgotten political feud that spawned the Jersey Devil: Opinion | NJ.com. Everyone knows the story of the Jersey Devil. In 1735, a witch named Mother Leeds gave birth to a hideous…

The improbable life and science of cadborosaurus

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…

Not the answer they were looking for: No thylacine to be seen

Suspected tassie tiger skull was a dog’s – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Brothers Levi and Jarom Triffitt said they found the skull by the side of a creek while riding in bushland around the Great Western Tiers in northern Tasmania on Friday. But scientists who examined it at Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum this morning…

Echolocation event recorded in Lake Champlain

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…