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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…

Monster stories sparking fear in Chicxulub Puerto, Mexico

El Chupa. Stalking your goat.

Sightings of a chicken killing monster reported in Mexican town. Unknown big, black, ugly and winged creature is haunting the town of Chicxulub Puerto | The Yucatan Times. An unknown big, black, ugly and winged creature is supposed to be haunting the town of Chicxulub Puerto, creating panic among the population. A gas station worker…

Mississippi gators clock in at over 700 pounds

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Opening weekend of alligator hunting in Mississippi nets two record breakers on the same day. Record-breaking gators — one right after another | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com. A first-time hunter, [Beth] Trammell said her crew hooked up on a large gator after heading for a boat launch and calling it quits for the night. When…

Prehistoric-looking fish is the social media darling of NYC

Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) from Wikipedia

We’ve gone all year without something strange washing up in New York. We had to settle with mad speculation of the Spanish sea critter (shark remains). But finally, something interesting, but not mysterious comes ashore for people to poke and prod and tweet and Instagram and Reddit. New Yorkers Dumbfounded By Huge Fish Near East…

Discovery channel touts… giant shark. You KNEW this was coming, didn’t you? (UPDATE: Pwned)

VMNH_megalodon

Discovery Channel, originator of the mermaid “documentary”, is now hyping the idea that the giant prehistoric shark, Megalodon, is still alive out there. Once again, they are getting pummeled by actual scientists and science writers whom they did not seek to consult. Take a look at their promotional video. I see some CGI, lots of…

Lake Tianchi monster emerges for blurry picture

Photo from Chinese news site

Described as like “Nessie”, with a long neck and small head, is this another tourist-trapping mystery animal? Suspected ‘monster’ appears in Tianchi Lake- China.org.cn. A volcano monitoring station worker in Jilin was measuring water temperatures when he saw some kind of “monster” swimming around Tianchi Lake, according to a local media report. Around 5 a.m.…

Long, silver fish beached in New Zealand

Frostfish (Lepidopus caudatus  From: unitedfisheries.co.nz

Not a typical find but quickly identified. Giant frostfish washes up at Rabbit Island | Stuff.co.nz. A long, silver, unpleasant-looking fish with sharp teeth which washed up at Rabbit Island was dubbed a monster fish by beach visitors. However, it was likely to be a frostfish, said Nelson-based University of Otago marine educator Richard de…

Monster suit after teen dies from habitually drinking energy beverage

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Another lawsuit over energy drinks. Mom sues Monster energy drink over teen’s death. The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Monster Beverage Corp., alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. Alex Morris, 19, went…