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The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2007

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2007

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2007 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoology A to Z, Bigfoot!, and Tom Slick It is time for my annual top picks for the best cryptozoology books of 2007, with attention to each book’s individual achievements noted in recognition of its unique niche within the cryptozoological literature for this year. Since 2000, […]

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Year Ends With Zoos in News

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2007

Goodbye to Nonja. The final days of December seem an appropriate time to talk about death, a metaphor for an internal feeling of the artificial human construction of a year ending. Death drives the mainstream news. How can we extract something useful out of all of this? This year thoughts of death have occupied many […]

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On the Track of the Kumbway

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 30th, 2007

John-Mark Sheppard (above, right), writing from Liberia, shares the following information about another armored cryptid as yet unrecorded in the cryptozoology literature. Although Sheppard speaks below in terms of the “reptilian” nature of this cryptid, the reported appearance of hairs might point to the mammalian origins for these reports, e.g. Pholidota: the pangolins (shown in […]

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Men in Cryptozoology: John-Mark Sheppard

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 30th, 2007

John-Mark Sheppard (above) is the young man who is supplying cryptozoology with new insights about cryptids being reported in Liberia, e.g. the Gbahali and the Kumbway. In response to reader requests for more about the person collecting the reports, I asked him to share some insights about himself. Here is John-Mark Sheppard’s personal profile: I […]

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Water Horse: A Well-Told Fantasy

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 30th, 2007

In his December 30, 2007 column, Maine film critic Marty Meltz gives three and a half stars out a possible four to the new movie about the Loch Ness Monster. Here are the highlights from that review: In this, my farewell column for the Maine Sunday Telegram at the end of 30 years, it is […]

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Desi Pondering: SF’s Tiger Event

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 30th, 2007

One of the most important components to living, to me, is to always be open to learning new information, new things about the mundane and the extraordinary, and to understand how the new interacts with the old. As I read it, the mystery of how the tiger escaped from the grotto at the San Francisco […]

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Pterodactyl Causes Car Crash

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 29th, 2007

The Pteranodon replica produced by the Papo company of France. Giant flying reptiles, believe it or not, have routinely been sighted in the Olympic National Park’s rainforest in Washington State. I’ve been hearing about reports from there for decades. Now comes an intriguing, if unbelievable, account from the same area. First, here are some quick […]

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Mystery Birds in Annual Christmas Counts

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 29th, 2007

This is the time of year throughout North America when birders take their annual “Christmas counts.” This involves identifying and counting what bird species birders and casual observers have seen in their area. Besides the various extremely large avian cryptids that avoid detention by having small numbers, being ignored, flying too high, hiding, and remaining […]

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2007 Brings Bigfoot Back to the States

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 28th, 2007

This was dispatched by the Wireless Flash News Service today, based, of course, on my “Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2007.” (For the record, I’ve noted some of the media-added errors.) 2007 BRINGS BIGFOOT BACK TO THE STATES PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) — 2007 was big year for Bigfoot in America. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman says […]

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Top Cryptozoology Stories Picked as Best of the Best

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 28th, 2007

In today’s Washington City Paper, columnist Mark Athitakis has picked his “The Best of the Best,” which are his “top ten favorite best-of-the-year lists” for 2007. His # 6 is noted as: Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories (Cryptomundo)

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Congratulations to The Other Coast!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 28th, 2007

The comic strip The Other Coast for December 28, 2007, by Adrian Raeside, wins our annual Award for Best Cryptozoology Cartoon of the Holiday Season for 2007! Congratulations!

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Dead Tiger Found in Texas

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 27th, 2007

How often are such discoveries made, but never reported? Without the incident in San Francisco, would this one have ever been published? Sanitation crews in Dallas [Texas] made a shocking discovery after they received a call about a dead animal on Christmas Eve. An adult tiger was found dead when the crews searched a wooded […]

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Lists of Zoo Incidents: Dangling Feet & Trails of Blood

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 27th, 2007

In December 1985, at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan, pregnant zookeeper Gayle Booth, 30, was fatally mauled by the above jaguar. Wild animals are dangerous, inside zoos and outside. The mystery surrounding how the San Francisco Zoo’s tiger (below) escaped from the grotto may be slowly becoming solved. Human intervention could have […]

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Do Critics Like The Water Horse?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 27th, 2007

What are the critics saying about the new cryptofiction film about the Loch Ness Monster? Here are some snippets from a few reviews of The Water Horse. (Click on the hyperlinks to read the complete reviews.) It is really difficult to tell if the reviewers are enjoying the movie. For most of us here, we’ll […]

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Daniel Perez: Skeptical Believer

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 27th, 2007

Daniel Perez holds a 14.5-inch cast of a footprint from Bluff Creek in Northern California, where a film purporting to show a large primate was made. Riverside man’s dream is as big as his quarry The Center for Bigfoot Studies, like the creature itself, is not easy to find. It hides amid the forest of […]

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