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Strange Animal at Knobs

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 25th, 2007

August 25 – Residents of the Knobs section, near Union, [West Virginia] report the presence of a strange, bewhiskered animal having short forelegs and a long tail which curls at the end. Garfield Seers, an employee of the George Irons farm, said he saw the animal emerge from a deep undergrowth and vanish into adjoining […]

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Dueling Mothmen

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2007

This first item is a new 2007 Mothman plush toy created for this year’s Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant. How do you think it stands up against other recent toys, figurines, and items produced as Mothman collectibles? Can you identify the source and origins of each? I’m on the road during the next few days, […]

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Apes In Green Hell: Racism and Revisions

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2007

Dr. Karl Shuker has written numerous articles and several major books devoted to cryptozoological topics. One of his earliest books is the classic like Mystery Cats of the World (1989). But today, I do not speak of felines. He also wrote other books that have become favorites of cryptozoologists, such as Extraordinary Animals Worldwide (1991), […]

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Karl’s Kritter: Pliciloricus shukeri

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2007

Congratulations to Karl Shuker! Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker is a zoologist with a lifelong interest in cryptozoology and other animal-related anomalies. He studied zoology at the University of Leeds and obtained a Ph.D. in zoology and comparative physiology at the University of Birmingham. Due to the complications of a life that could have been […]

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Chupacabras 1951

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2007

Kenneth F. Thomas, editor of the Steamshovel Press and Missouri university archivist, shares an old reference to what seems like a new occurrence of “Chupacabras” in a sinister context, which he found on August 23, 2007. Thomas writes that he made the discovery while…. …watching the 1951 movie Bride of the Gorilla with Raymond Burr […]

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Bigfoot Attack Video?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 24th, 2007

This video showed up on youtube on August 22, 2007. This is the text from youtube regarding the video. Somewhere near Pemberton BC, this dated footage was found in an abandoned 8MM Camera. Subject captured on film was never heard from again, nor was camera man. Is it a bear or something more sinister? You […]

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John Green: Sasquatch Chronicler

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2007

John Green (right) interviews Albert Ostman about Ostman’s 1924 Sasquatch abduction incident in British Columbia. As a newspaper man from Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, John Green began investigating Sasquatch reports in 1957, at the age of 30, interviewing witnesses and conducting on-site inquiries. He published several monographs and then a book on the subject, […]

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New Unknown Fossil Great Ape

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2007

To many, the reconstructions of Lucy (above) and other Australopithecus species appear to look rather apelike. However, until recently, fossil finds for the ancestors of the great apes have been lacking. That all seems to be changing. The nine fossil teeth (below) from Ethiopia are being announced in Nature, as gorilla-like and said to be […]

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Does Champ Exist?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2007

A new 256-page book has been published that is an incredibly important contribution to cryptozoological history. It is a welcome document capturing a pivotal time in Lake Champlain Monster research Published by Coachwhip Publications, Does Champ Exist? Notes on the Historic Lake Monster Conference held in Shelburne, Vermont, 29 August 1981 by Gary S. Mangiacopra […]

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Cousteau and Tessie

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 23rd, 2007

The subject of Jacques Cousteau and Lake Tahoe has been talked about here on Cryptomundo in the past, for example, when it was brought up by mystery_man in the post Cryptomundo’s Ultimate CZ FAQs and in another post entitled Another Bowness Monster Sighting?. What can be added on this topic? Tom Stienstra of the San […]

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Cryptotourism: Tassie Hunting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2007

The last documented thylacine – Tasmanian tiger – died at Hobart Zoo in September 1936, and the species was declared “presumed extinct” in 1986. But is it? Travel anywhere on Tasmania’s west coast and you will meet locals who tell tales of some of the 4000 claimed sightings of the mystifying marsupials over the past […]

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Patty Tattoo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2007

Here you have yet another tattoo, one of a rather hairless (apparently) version of the Patterson Bigfoot. Cryptomundo reader pdxbigfoot writes: I’ve been getting tattooed for about 20 yrs and got this about 13 yrs ago. It’s a very interesting artist’s rendition of “Patty.” I have plans of a partial Skookum mask on the left […]

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On This Day in Nessie History

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2007

Art by Bill Rebsamen, reproduced with his permission. On this day, August 22, in AD 565, St. Columba came across a group of Picts who were burying a man killed by a monster that today is linked to the Loch Ness Monster. St. Columba supposedly brought the man back to life. In another version, he […]

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Sasquatch Sighting Threatens Colorado Ski Resort Development?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 22nd, 2007

I was recently made aware of this article and video. The article was posted online on April 1, 2007. That is probably a good indication of the veracity of the story. Sasquatch Sighting at Wolf Creek A video clip shot by a group of tourists atop Wolf Creek Pass on April 1, supposedly showing a […]

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Nessie Attack Publicity Stunt

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 21st, 2007

It’s a difficult time for Nessie. Stories about the Internet being hard on the Loch Ness Monsters are being written because fake photos can be instantly sent around the world. And debunked. But the premise seems to be that Nessie is an “urban legend” to begin with in that article. If you start there, you […]

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