Archive for “January, 2008”

Take A Boggy Creek Break

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 31st, 2008

Turn your television and lights off, go to full screen, sit back and act like you are back in 1972…and remember, don’t go near that window:

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New Giant: First Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 31st, 2008

Grey-faced sengi, Rhynchocyon udzungwensis. Photo credit: Francesco Rovero. “This is one of the most exciting discoveries of my career,” said Galen Rathbun of the California Academy of Sciences. Rathbun’s and Museum of Natural Sciences in Trento, Italy, Francesco Rovero’s discovery is published in the February issue of the British-based Journal of Zoology. Although there is […]

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 31st, 2008

Do extraordinarily large geese exist? Is there a Thundergoose out there? Sure, you are going to find a history of photographic hoaxes, such as the old postcard pictured above, with real people pictured on top of big geese, but I’m talking about an actual case of an oversized goose. This article was discovered by Robert […]

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Aetosaurs Wars

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 30th, 2008

Wow, if you thought there were fights in Nessie studies and feuds among Bigfooters, you should pull the curtain aside in the serious world of paleontology sometime. Actually, you don’t have to, as Nature did it for you. Paleontology research assistant and fossil preprator ReBecca Hunt, pictured above, notes in her blog that “name-calling” is […]

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Paper Bird Sings “Cryptozoology”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 30th, 2008

The artist Paper Bird releases her new song “Cryptozoology” today. You can listen to a sample of “Cryptozoology” by clicking on the Juno site. Who is Paper Bird, apparently cryptically captured above? Paper Bird is the one-woman home-recorded musical project of Anna Kohlweis, who lives in Vienna, Austria. She’s been making music under that alter […]

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Oz Discovery: 13 New Skinks!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 30th, 2008

Cryptoblepharus daedalos, one of 13 new skink species discovered by Northern Territory scientists. (Dr. Paul Horner) New research by the Territory and South Australian Museums has uncovered a number of new species of snake-eyed skinks. Of the 17 new species discovered in Australia and Papua New Guinea, nine were found in the Northern Territory of […]

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Mystery Tracks: What-Made-’Em?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 30th, 2008

What kind of animal made these tracks? Bear? Human? Manufactured Hoax? Bigfoot? Windigo? Knuckle-walking Swamp Ape? Mountain lion? Dog? Cryptid Canid? Mystery Cat? Phantom Panther? What? These tracks were found in Pennsylvania in 2002, but the photographs were just shared with me. What do you see in them? What kind of animal left these tracks?

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Thompson’s Sea Serpent Hunt

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 29th, 2008

One thing leads to another. Looking into the new mystery photo postcard has taken me to more of the backstory that involves a Sea Serpent hunt exactly 100 years ago. In 1908, a Little River couple on an outing on Biscayne Bay reported seeing a sea serpent with a 30-foot-long body and a long, slender […]

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Boss Snakes Observed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 28th, 2008

Attention to Chad Arment’s newest book, Boss Snakes: Stories and Sightings of Giant Snakes in North America will be worth your time. First, let’s start with the obvious. Big snakes do exist. But various cryptozoological questions remain: Are there unknown species? How big do they get? And where are they found? Fluffy, above, who is […]

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Rats! Or Not?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 28th, 2008

Remember the recent story of the discovery of a rat-eating pitcher plant? Do they or don’t they? Rats! Or not? It sure kicked up a few pro and con feelings about the whole issue. Some people wondered if pitcher plants can actually “eat” (i.e. dissolve and digest) rats? Despite scientific literature saying it happens, skeptics […]

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Bob Gimlin Sighting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 27th, 2008

Sarah Utter doesn’t say much about what happened at the Bigfoot gathering, but does report she had a Bob Gimlin sighting in her town. The local mainstream media took care of covering the event, as it turns out. But thank goodness for grassroots folks like Ms. Utter. Besides taking his photo, Ms. Utter seems to […]

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Bird Picks Up Boy

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 27th, 2008

Why does that headline looks vaguely familiar? What may be inside of us, almost at a genetic level, that remembers such incidents? I’m not talking about the Lawndale, Illinois, case of Marlon Lowe being picked up by one of two large birds, then dropped. That took place in Logan County in April of 1977. Instead, […]

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Hotline For Sasquatch?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 27th, 2008

This was passed along to me this morning. It raises many good questions: So you’ve seen a Sasquatch. Who are you going to call? The provincial wildlife branch’s 24-hour hotline, 1-800- 663-WILD (9453) is a possibility. Ever had any sasquatch reports? “I don’t believe we have,” the operator said. Actually, the hotline is for such […]

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Still Unsolved: Mystery Fish Postcard Photo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 26th, 2008

Despite speculations, theories, thoughts, rumors, ideas, hypotheses, and claims, this longest standing mystery at Cryptomundo has never been fully solved. The postcard photo, originally sent to me by Phyllis Mancz of Ohio, has become such an enigmatic icon that it became part of the design on the front of my new edition of Mysterious America: […]

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Weird Travels: Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 25th, 2008

At 9:00 pm Eastern on Friday, January 25, 2008, with another showing at 1:00 am Eastern on Saturday, January 26, 2008, (check your local listings), there will be a screening of “Weird Travels” about Bigfoot, on the Travel Channel.

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