Tag Archive for monsters

Students asked exam question about Bigfoot

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Rather odd way of phrasing this question, not sure I agree it was good. Common core exam includes question about Bigfoot. After reading an excerpt about a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch, students were asked: “Which detail from the article best supports the claim…

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…

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…

The Cryptozoologicon is here!

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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…

Police get calls for the strangest things

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Some weirdo things must be lurking in Sherwood forest. Police called to nearly 100 reports of aliens, monsters, werewolves, zombies and witches. NOTTS police have seen nearly 100 reports of sightings of aliens, monsters, werewolves, zombies and witches over the last three years. The most calls asking for police to attend reports of scary creatures…

New Americana TV show on Monsters and Mysteries

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Another in the long line of same ole same ole? Crypto Creatures And Local Legends Lurk In Destination America’s New Series “Monsters And Mysteries In America”. Stories of the unknown capture our imagination and curiosity in Destination America’s new series MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA, premiering Sunday, March 24 at 10 PM E/P. From all…

2012: A monstrously good year in review

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After gathering all the best cryptozoology stories on the site for the year, on one evening, I consulted the experts – Blake Smith, Ben Radford and Karen Stollznow of Monster Talk – to talk about the year in strange creatures. Here are the best of the best stories in the crypto world this year. 1.…

News piece mischaracterizes cryptozoology and Native American stories

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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…

Congratulations to ‘MonsterTalk’ Parsec Podcast Award winner

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‘MonsterTalk’ Wins Parsec Podcast Award » Benjamin Radford. MonsterTalk, a podcast co-hosted by myself, Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow, won a Parsec, a national podcasting award. The Parsecs are annual awards created to recognize excellence in science fiction podcasts and podcast novels. MonsterTalk won in the “Best Fact Behind the Fiction” category, for podcasts that…

Lands believed to host supernatural animals are more likely to be conserved

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Traditional belief in mythical beasts help protect forests Cultural practices including beliefs in mythical beasts and animals that dance have helped maintain forests in the West African country of the Gambia and Malaysian Borneo, said a researcher from Oxford University speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Bonito,…

Sometimes, the weird picture is REAL

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I’ve long held that NO amount of photo evidence is going to be good enough to prove UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts, and the like. Photos can be manipulated so easily and often are, just for fun and for purposeful hoaxing. But, sometimes the pictures ARE real. Here is a neat essay by Joe Schwarcz. Joe Schwarcz:…

Tired of wandering around in the dark? Learn a better way of doing paranormal investigation

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Free Paranormal Investigation training from an expert Break the habit of “scientifical” gadgets and gimmicks; quit trying to be Grant and Jason. Maybe you can actually get an explanation for the events instead of “It’s paranormal!” For anyone interested in the processes, principles, and techniques behind investigating mysterious and unexplained phenomena, Ben Radford has created…

New movie on Montauk military installation promises otherworldly stories

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Montauk Project: New Film Takes On Allegations Of Mind Control, Time Travel And Alien Encounters At Military Base Montauk, N.Y. … has been the center of an otherworldly conspiracy theory for decades. Believers say that people were kidnapped at a U.S. Air Force base and subjected to mind control and time travel experiments. And extraterrestrials…

Watch out for Animal Planet’s Monster Week featuring mermaids

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Animal Planet plans Monster Week – Entertainment News, Top News, Media – Variety. Animal Planet is developing its own version of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week with a programming stunt dubbed Monster Week to be unveiled at the Television Critics Assn. press tour today. Programs to be featured include a special “Croc-Zilla,” new segs of “Finding…

Ole Stinky sighted in North Carolina back in August

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Bigfoot Evidence: Recent Sighting Report: Cab driver’s near collision with Bigfoot in Pender County, North Carolina. This sighting happened on August 15, 2011 in Pender County, North Carolina. The witness was driving South of Harris Road on Highway 53 when a bipedal creature bolted in front of his cab. The creature was less than 50…

Dueling “Memoirs” of Monster Hunters

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Wait! There’s two? Will the real monster hunter please stand up? “Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates [Destination Truth] has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions.…