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Inaugural cryptozoology conference held – New society to be formed

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Science writer and author, Matt Bille (Shadows of Existence and Rumors of Existence) attended the inaugural International Cryptozoology Museum Conference in St. Augustine, Florida last week and reported on the proceedings. You can read his entire review of the 3-day event here but I’ll highlight some of the news and views that came out of…

Giant squid reveals itself to us, still no Bigfoot

The torpedo-shaped creature is revealed up close and in vivid color.

Last week, we were treated to the clearest video of what was claimed to be a giant squid near the surface from central Japan’s Toyama Bay. A brave diver jumped in to get up close and personal with the rarely seen 12 foot long animal. The video was undoubtedly real but some question remained. Deep Sea…

Daedalus sea serpent may have been skimming whale

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One of the most famous “sea serpent” cases, that of the sighting from the crew of HMS Daedalus in 1848, has long been cited as a mystery animal. Dr. Gary J. Galbreath, an evolutionary biologist, authored an article featured on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Skeptical Inquirer that makes an argument that…

Image of fabled sea serpent of Ireland retrieved

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An image of Co Clare’s sea-serpent – Victorian Ireland’s equivalent of the Loch Ness monster – has resurfaced after 144 years. The artist’s impression of the bizarre ocean creature, allegedly spotted off the coast of the resort village of Kilkee, has been found lurking in the depths of a London archive. Source: Ireland’s Loch Ness…

Deja vu: Weird Russian carcass is a beluga whale

This monstrous carcass was discovered on a Russian beach near Japan in 2006. Photo credit: Australscope

I have no idea why this story is recirculating from 2006. But it is. It was known to be a whale at that time so this is not news. I guess the Daily Mail hadn’t had a good monster story in a while. Mystery sea monster washes up on Russian beach. Initial tests suggested the…

This just in: Pterosaurs are STILL dead, maybe even more so

CGI ropen from monster.wikia.com Ropens are not real.

Dr. Donald Prothero exposes the myth of the ropen, a pterosaur-like flying animal claimed to have been observed in Papua New Guinea. It has even been suggested it is a self-luminous creature. It’s a story well-known to cryptozoologists (the same stories get recirculated repeatedly to make up for no new evidence to fill a book). Turns…

Lion/lying in Atlanta?

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Are you kidding me? Is there a lion on the prowl in Henry Co.?. It all began with separate sightings over two weeks – about a mile apart. A big cat was seen pounding the woods near Henry County High School. Most folks thought it was a joke, until a photo of something big in…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

Screenshot from surveillance footage in Norwalk

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

Houston center offers Bigfoot classes

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Another one! Do you sense a trend in cheap quality “education”? Note this is a “college-style” class. Not college level AT ALL. Houston Bigfoot hunter offers college-style class for budding cryptozoologists. A Houston-area man who has spent his whole career investigating the existence of the “Hairy Wild Man” known as Bigfoot is now offering a…

Will this new technology help find Bigfoot?

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

I doubt it. It’s not lack of tech that’s the problem. It’s far more fundamental than that. But will this new technology help spot a hoax quickly? That would be useful. Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot? Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now. Knapp blames the setbacks on…

Sighting of Essex “black panther” (Update: Dog)

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Another reported sighting of a big cat in the U.K. Still, it’s inconclusive. ‘Black panther’ spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest | Uttlesford village headlines. AN “unfamiliar” creature, suspected to be a black panther, was spotted on the prowl in a field in Great Hallingbury on Monday (March 10). The animal was on…

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…

Mangey coyote makes headlines as chupacabra in Texas

Diseased canids, like this coyote shot in Texas, are frequently referred to as "chupacabras"

He’s dead. Latest chupa news from Texas. Chupacabra Sighting? – Crossroads Today Many believe the Chupacabra is a mythical creature but one Victoria County couple said they think one was killed on their property Sunday night. Doug and Lucy Ohrt live on a ranch in Victoria County and said Sunday evening they came face to…

Cryptozoology News — It’s fake

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Attention everyone (I’m going to brandish my clue stick and hit you with it today). Cryptozoology has a terrible reputation for hoaxing, exaggeration and rampant speculation. There are also many fictional news outlets that mimic real sites. The site “Cryptozoology News” is at least in most instances, a “poe” site. Cryptozoologic stories about monsters, etc are…

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…

Local Maine news does chop job on white “Yeti” story

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This is an extremely ridiculous article… It’s hard to know where to begin… Yeti sighting reported in Maine | Local News – WMTW Home. The sighting is being discussed after a person going by the initials M.P. told Cryptozoology News he saw a “white bigfoot” in Litchfield. According to Cryptozoology News, M.P. told them, “I…

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…

10 million up for grabs in new Bigfoot show

Michael Merchant as a team member in the 10 Million Dollar Bigfcot Bounty

Just what we need, another Bigfoot show. This one, however, looks entertaining: less playing scientist and more gonzo. Featuring a blend of silly and serious, sort of like Survivor. “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” Premieres Friday, January 10 at 10pm ET/PT on Spike TV « Spike Press. Spike TV is raising the stakes by not…

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…