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Grendel: Another View

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2008

Cryptozoology pitches a large enough tent to encompass many different folks who hold varied opinions, happily, side by side. One notion of Grendel, that of a specific line of thinking has it that Grendel was a surviving hairy hominoid, a Neandertaloid, or perhaps even a relict form of Homo heildelbergensis. Harry Trumbore’s image of Grendel […]

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Giant Fossil Rodent Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 15th, 2008

Along with other media outlets, The Times of London, through environment reporter Lewis Smith, is noting for January 16, 2008, the details of what is being characterized as a “giant rat” fossil find in South America. The skull of the rodent is 53cm long. The creature had huge incisors that may have been used for […]

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Hobbits, Ebu Gogo, and Orang Pendek

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 15th, 2008

History Channel’s “MonsterQuest” is going to be investigating the socalled “real Hobbits” in their episode premiering on January 16th, 2008, at 10PM ET. The official summary of the program notes: “A MonsterQuest expedition will deploy researchers and the latest technology into the jungle, searching for evidence of a creature natives describe as half man, half […]

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Ten New Anoles and Salamanders Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 14th, 2008

A total of ten new herpetology species have been announced from the Central American highlands in recent months, through new 2008 papers. Discussion of three of the new salamanders previously took place here, at Cryptomundo. Today, five images of four of the six new anoles and one new salamander are shared. Anolis pseudopachypus Anolis pseudokemptoni […]

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Staying On Track: 2008’s Forthcoming Cryptozoology Books

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 13th, 2008

A new year is always exciting, for no telling what it holds. New species to be discovered? Of course. New cryptid sightings? Certainly. New cryptozoology books being published? Needless to say. The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2007 have been picked and discussed, so it is time to look to the future. There, indeed, are hints […]

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Pucabob Reviews Monster of the Woods

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 13th, 2008

Monster in the Woods stars Jana Regan and Seth Holbrook as the two cryptozoologists. They do an excellent job, as do several members of the cast. My surprise cameo nearly begins the film, I discovered. Now after seeing the entire production, I highly recommend this new indie motion picture as being good clean fun. Maine […]

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Classic Yeti Images

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 13th, 2008

With the death of Sir Edmund Hillary and Yeti images of the photographs from that era (1950s and 1960s), insights into the evolution of how the Abominable Snowmen were viewed can be considered through the lenses of time and distance. The first image shared here (click on Perkins Yeti) is the 1960 lifesize drawing shown […]

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My Favorite Hillary & Yeti Photo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 12th, 2008

The tributes to Sir Edmund Hillary continue to roll in from afar, a fact acknowledged in today’s New York Times. The man’s reach was far indeed. In Portland, Maine, the local newspaper recalled Sir Edmund visited here in 1962, and gave a lecture for teachers and school children at the-then-grand Lafayette Hotel on his Abominable […]

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Bigfoot at the Merrill

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 12th, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008, the world premiere showing of the new indie film, Monster in the Woods will occur at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. Built in 1912 to replace two former halls both destroyed by fire, the (Portland, Maine) City Hall Auditorium was a classic example of colonial style, boasting porticos and columns, a […]

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Green Pigeon: New Singapore Species?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 11th, 2008

A recent new find in Asia must be understood in the larger context of how the birding community discusses “new species.” Not all talk of “new discoveries” of birds are of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker variety or level of effort, but most are of the talk of ranges, new life list records, and interlopers. As a […]

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Johor Bigfoot Search On Again

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 11th, 2008

Members of a television crew from the United States enter the jungles of Kampung Mawai in search of Bigfoot. Who are the filmmakers in Johor right now? It is not the film crew from “MonsterQuest,” as they were there in 2007, Doug Hajicek tells me today. Furthermore, it is known that “Destination Truth” already filmed […]

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Yeti Hunter Sir Edmund Hillary Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 10th, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first two men to climb the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, has died at the age of 88, on January 11, 2008, local New Zealand time. He climbed the 29,035 ft (8,850m) peak with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, reaching the top on May 29, 1953. Hillary’s health had reportedly been […]

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Yeti At McGill

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 10th, 2008

The Year of the Yeti continues. Amazingly, my last Friday introduction of the classic film The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas and the new hardbound release of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, is being mirrored (skeptically) with something quite similar occurring […]

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Wanted: Costumed Sasquatch Staff

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 9th, 2008

If you are thinking of moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, or already live there, and want to be involved with cultural cryptozoology, this may be your dream job: If you’re about six feet tall and can act like a friendly Sasquatch, you could qualify to be an Olympic mascot. Vancouver 2010 is looking to hire […]

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Texas Bigfoot Spotlighted

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 9th, 2008

The blog the Paranormal Insider has a nice overview of The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, founded by Craig Woolheater. It is always good to see the great work done by Craig highlighted, as his almost annual conferences are quite enjoyable to attend. Texas does have some of the most attractive, fun-loving people on Earth. Large […]

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