Archive for “August, 2007”

Circus Train Wreck Myth

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2007

The easy explanation that a “strange cryptid” being sighted is nothing more than an escaped mundane animal usually ends in a fantastic story that has become a myth itself. Circus train wrecks have been a classic “wipe”—the ending for mystery animal stories for years. The pattern is typical. A strange beast is seen around, sightings […]

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EuroCryptozoo Conference

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 31st, 2007

We shall be conducting our 7th European symposium at Engreux (in Ardennes, south of Belgium) between Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2007. The theme is “Unknown Animals, New Discoveries and Biodiversity.” Pr. Franco Tassi (Center of Appennins Studies, ex-director of Abruzzo National Park – Italy), Dr. Enrico Migliaccio (BRAMEA – Museo di Scienze Naturali […]

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Ratatosk Predicts Red Sox Victory

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 30th, 2007

I’ve spent some time here discussing melanistic or black squirrels. It seems only logical, perhaps even nuts, to not ignore the significant publishing of an article in today’s New York Times regarding some squirrel lore that can be seen to unfold in the coming weeks. What is being set up is a testable experiment. If […]

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Newcastle’s Monster Weekend

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 30th, 2007

I’m traveling again, tomorrow, flying over to England, apparently via Paris. (I know, I know, my arms will be very tired from all the flapping.) Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, 2007, “Searching for Bigfoot and Other Cryptids.” It all will be taking place at Monster Weekend, Centre for Life (science center), Newcastle, United […]

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Steve Irwin’s Thylacine Hunt

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2007

Sadly, the world lost the Crocodile Hunter almost a year ago. The anniversary is approaching quickly. Feelings are still stirred by how Steve Irwin (February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006) died and that he left the Earth too quickly. Intriguingly, here we are again talking about Steve and one of his quests that overlapped […]

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“Extinct” Dolphin Sighted

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2007

An extensive survey in 2006 failed to find any sign of the baiji The critically endangered Yangtze River dolphin, or baiji, has been sighted in eastern China, Chinese media report. Scientists had recently declared that the baiji was probably extinct. An international team of researchers spent six weeks looking for the creature last year without […]

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Search for Malabar Civet

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2007

The Malabar civet (Viverra civettina) was last seen half a century ago in the forests of Kerela, India, and is presumed to be extinct. There is not even a photograph in existence. Hopes were raised in 1991, when a fresh skin was found. A Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) project is now looking for this […]

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New Golden Frog Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2007

A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres in length, was given the name the “golden frog of Supatá.” Originally, the young scientists thought the frog was similar […]

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Cryptozoology, Cryptid and Hominology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2007

Bernard Heuvelmans and some friends. Once again, I’m on the road soon, so today might be a great time to send along some material for the new people that are now coming here. It is always good to have everyone on the same page with definitions, and many people are surprised to hear who invented […]

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Sasquatch News

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2007

This actually is fairly well-done, showing a “new video” from an entirely different point of view. It’s funny too.

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Civil War Pterodactyl to Maine

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2007

I’ve returned from Patrick Huyghe’s cabana, completing this weekend, the extended adventure in transporting the “Civil War Mystery Pterodactyl” to New England. The following images are courtesy of Allie Huyghe. The photo above is courtesy of Gregg Hale, Executive Director, Haxan Productions, Fox TV (at the time). My deep thanks to the Huyghes for their […]

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Melanistic Bobcat Caught

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2007

Readers of Cryptomundo are aware of the discussions of black bobcats in a specific area of Florida, and of how these reports have tracked down through the years, along with more recent appearances of melanistic felines. Breaking news is coming to me from Mark Fraser of Big Cats in Britian ( confirming the sightings. Mark […]

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De Loys’ Well-Known Prank

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2007

Michel Raynal continues the discussion of the de Loys photograph with a summary of his recent findings. Several people who met with François de LOYS in Mene Grande (Venezuela) in 1917-1920, when he was doing geological work for the Standard Oil in this area, have revealed that de LOYS made a joke with a simple […]

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Boy Attacked by Strange Animal

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 27th, 2007

Tipton, Ind., August 26. – His faithful dog was all that prevented Frank Tomlinson, 11-year-old son of Harmon Tomlinson, residing southeast of Tipton on the Rolla L. Hobbs farm, from being torn to pieces by a strange wild animal which attacked the lad when he was driving the cows from pasture to the house for […]

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Jersey Mermaid

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 26th, 2007

August 10 – The people of Tom’s River, N.J., are just now having a little sensation – it being nothing less than the capture of a veritable mermaid or at least a water animal strongly resembling that poetic species of fish. Two fishermen, while pursuing their vocation a few days ago in the Inlet, effected […]

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