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Hobbits Book Announced

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 26th, 2006

Cryptomundo Exclusive Be prepared for some books on Homo floresiensis. I just received the direct news from Mike Morwood (below), Professor of Archaeology, University of New England, Australia, the leader of the Flores on-site Homo floresiensis discovery team, that his book is on its way. He wrote saying he has completed a book with Penny […]

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Newspapers in Malaysian Bigfoot War

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 26th, 2006

A new article out of Malaysia betrays the underlying war between newspapers in the country over who "owns" the Johor Bigfoot story. Today’s editions of The Star are subtle in how they are using quotations and paraphrases from government officials to distance themselves from Vincent Chow, new books, and possible photographs of the Mawas. Here’s […]

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Homo floresiensis Supporter’s Challenge

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 25th, 2006

One of the arguments from the Homo floresiensis debunkers (such as from Dr. Jacob pictured here) has been that the little-people are merely representatives of the local people and/or microcephalics in the local population. Here’s a new challenge from Peter Brown, shown photographing Homo floresiensis (LB1) below, who speaks directly to these critics, via Cryptomundo: […]

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Cryptid Hunting: What to Bring Along?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 25th, 2006

Making decisions about what you want and need to bring along on your next cryptid-seeking outing is not just about what you have available to throw in the back of the pick-up anymore. What do you take along and recommend to others? Carrying a good camera, so you can take pictures like this great one […]

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Lake Monsters Around the World

Posted by: John Kirk on May 25th, 2006

There is this notion among cryptozoology enthusiasts around the world that lacustrean (lake) cryptids around the world are all the same in terms of their appearance and morphology. I could not disagree more with this notion. I have spent the better part of the last 19 years investigating this particular area of cryptozoology and going […]

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Abominable on Nightline

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 24th, 2006

As is currently being discussed in the Sandsquatch entry here on Cryptomundo, Nightline tackeld the topic of the trend of blood and gore in today’s horror flicks. The segment is available on the Nightline website. The director of Abominable, Ryan Schifrin, is interviewed and Abominable is profiled. Footage and interviews with audience members from the […]

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Elkins Creek Cast

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 24th, 2006

Grist Magazine Dan Rafter has an interesting new article about "Protecting Bigfoot" that touches on issues dealt with here, for example, by John Kirk in "The Skamania County Sasquatch Saga". Reporter Dan Rafter talked to Peter Jewett, founder of a website devoted to Champ, and to me, about the need for laws against harming cryptids. […]

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Cannes 2006: The Host

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 24th, 2006

A special little movie has been invited to screen at the Cannes 2006 Director’s Fortnight that is of interest to Cryptomundo. It is entitled The Host (Gue Mool), and directed by Bong Joon-ho, 37, of South Korea. Bae Doona, 27, model-turned-actress (above), who has had strong parts and gotten rave reviews, stars, along with lead […]

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Beware the Sandsquatch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 24th, 2006

Hot on the heels of the Sci Fi Channel’s premiere of the abominable Abominable, previously talked about on Cryptomundo here and here, comes word of another killer Bigfoot movie, Legend of the Sandsquatch. Yes, you read that right; co-writer/FX creator Tom (JOSHUA) Devlin just gave Fango the word and some photos from the new indie […]

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Where Does Cryptozoology Live?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 23rd, 2006

Where do cryptozoologists live? Well, all over, of course. Where does cryptozoology live? If cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals, and one way that people are studying the cryptids is by reading Cryptomundo, part of the answer lies in the statistics revealed in the hits to our site. While we don’t keep personalized information, […]

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Mysterious Mizoram Mammal Sighted

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 23rd, 2006

Mizoram is a state in northeastern India, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, of nearly 900,000 people, with the the second highest rate of literacy (88%) among all the states of India, after Kerala. Mizaram is also the home of the mysterious Shinlung who believe themselves to be ethnically Jewish, descendants of one of the Lost Tribes […]

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Another Photo of Raystown Ray

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 23rd, 2006

Well, there is another photo posted on the Raystown Ray website. This one is no better than the one that was posted here on Cryptomundo last Saturday. In fact, it’s probably worse. Pennslyvania’s Loch Ness Monster? Maybe Photoshop Phil…  Here is the first photo for comparison.

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Cryptozoology Is Not About Faith

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 22nd, 2006

Click image for full-size version My friend and Cryptomundo colleague, British Columbian John Kirk writes on this blog today, “Bracing For Disappointment” that was itself a disappointment to read. I think it speaks to the erosion of natural history adventure and the rise of cynicism that has begun to infect our field. Speaking specifically about […]

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Bracing For Disappointment

Posted by: John Kirk on May 22nd, 2006

My friend and Cryptomundo colleague, Loren Coleman, stated on these pages that there is the prospect that Malaysian biologist Vincent Chow has been able to procure several photographs of the alleged Malyasian Bigfoot, the Orang Dalam or as it is known in this case, Mawas. I want to be excited about this, but given the […]

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Peter Brown on Hobbits, Ebu Gogo, and Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 21st, 2006

Peter Brown has spoken before of the interrelationship between the media-named "Hobbits," Flores’ ebu gogo, and Bigfoot. In an interview for Scientific American in 2004, the discoverer of Homo floresiensis was asked, Certainly by the time of LB1, people had well-developed language and oral traditions. Might encounters with humans like LB1 and other, unknown, island […]

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