Tag Archive for cryptozoology

Expedition by Russian Geographic Society to look for lake beast

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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…

Nessie is MIA

The Surgeon's photo of the Loch Ness monster. Known to be a hoax (click on picture)

There were no credible sightings in 2013. BBC News – No Loch Ness Monster sightings for first time since 1925. For the first time in almost 90 years no “confirmed sightings” have been made of the Loch Ness Monster, a veteran Nessie spotter has said. Gary Campbell, who keeps a register of sightings, said no-one…

A globster appears in the Philippines

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Globsters (I prefer to call them blobsters [blob+monster]) are large masses of organic remains. “Globster” was coined by cryptozoologist Ivan Sanderson to give a name to these unindentifiable blobs of tissue that wash up on shores around the world. One has appeared recently. Decapitated silver sea blob washes up in Aparri, Cagayan | SciTech | GMA…

Beast of Cumbria still reported

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24 sightings in 5 years of a “big cat” is really not that much. Most can be chalked up to misidentifications. The livestock attacks may also have alternative causes. Records reveal growing number of sightings of ‘beast of Cumbria’. The mystery surrounding the controversial ‘beast of Cumbria’ continues as police records reveal a rise in…

Not Bigfoot prints in Malaysia

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Footprints on property caused a man to panic and think it was Malaysia’s Bigfoot. Giant footprints are not that of Bigfoot, says Wildlife Department – Nation | The Star Online. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) has poured cold water on bizarre claims by villagers that they found footprints belonging to a Bigfoot…

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…

Tassie tiger expedition aims to “prove science wrong”. Silly way of phrasing. (UPDATE: No good evidence)

Thylacine/Tasmanian Tiger. Extinct.

In an update to this story, the Center for Fortean Zoology is keeping hope alive to find the Tassie Tiger. Zoologists hunting Tasmanian tiger declare ‘no doubt’ species still alive | World news | theguardian.com. It had been considered extinct for nearly 80 years, but the Tasmanian tiger has been declared alive and kicking by…

Animal Planet’s downward plunge – more mermaids

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For some incredibly ridiculous reason*, Discovery Network’s Animal Planet continues to push the idea that mermaid can be real. More spectacularly anti-intellectual, mystery mongering and outright FAKE footage coming your way this weekend with a mini Monster-themed programming schedule. *ad revenue BusinessMirror – Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ creeps back. ANIMAL Planet presents Monster Week, a…

“Bigfoot” trackway publicized in Malaysia

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Large footprints found in Malaysia village scares the locals. Village in panic over bigfoot prints – Nation | The Star Online. ABOUT 200 Bigfoot-like footprints have been discovered near Kampung Kepis Baru, Kuala Pilah, causing panic among villagers, reported Harian Metro. Adnan Pungut, 48, claimed he discovered the footprints when he was clearing rubbish and…

Visual evidence of monsters no good anymore but people see what they believe

The Surgeon's photo of the Loch Ness monster. Known to be a hoax (click on picture)

Pictures? Unreliable. Video? Can be faked. Stories? An endless, dubious parade of them. Even DNA – problematic. Only a body will do to prove the existence of monsters. Are we attuned to fakery now? Has the internet killed the Loch Ness monster? | Philip Hoare | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk. Exactly 80 years ago…

New Cross ‘panther’ sighting

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Your latest alien big cat sighting in the U.K. New Cross woman ‘freaked out’ after seeing ‘panther’ in street. A TERRIFIED New Cross woman says she “freaked out” after seeing a panther in the street. But when police arrived to investigate, there was no sign of the wild animal and it is understood no panthers…

Dueling Bigfoot hunters of Kentucky

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Oh boy, dueling Bigfoot experts. ‘Bigfoot’ hunters coming back this weekend. This will be the third organized hunt in the Daniel Boone National Forest for those associated with the TV show. Morin is convinced he and his group will find a Bigfoot in the Daniel Boone and that residents that choose to come along on…