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Madagascar’s Cryptids

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 24th, 2008

Harry Trumbore’s drawing of Madagascar’s kalanoro, from The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates. New species of lemurs keep being discovered in Madagascar. But there’s a long history of other cryptids being reported from the world’s fourth largest island. Besides the big three (Kalanoro, Elephant Bird, and Man-Eating Tree) that have historically been […]

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A Passion For Field Guides: Updated

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2008

Look, to be honest, I love field guides. I don’t merely have a shelf of field guides. I literally have a bookcase full of them, over a hundred different titles. With more in storage. I have such a passion for them, I wrote a couple and am planning on more. But what do we do […]

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Bigfooter Sam Sherry Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2008

Sam Sherry of Wilpen, Pennsylvania, holds plaster casts of Bigfoot tracks that he found in his area. Correspondents Eric Altman and Paul Johnson have sent along word today that Pennsylvania Bigfoot researcher Sam Sherry, 86, has passed away. Sherry died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, yesterday, February 22, 2008, at 1 p.m. The viewing […]

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Skeptical Bigfootry in the Classroom

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2008

My enjoyable visit and interactive lecture to the class at the University of Maine at Orono requires a photographic and informative followup. I visited the campus on February 20, 2008, and previewed that upcoming lecture here. No Sasquatch were sighted but approximately 50 students, three instructors, and I had a good time exchanging ideas and […]

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Beware the Devil Frog

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2008

Based on my post here on the Beelzebufo (Devil Frog), it has resulted in Wellington, New Zealand artist Rand drawing this:

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Bigfoot on Weird Travels Tonight

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2008

“Weird Travels: Bigfoot” (a repeat, of course) airs on Friday, February 22 at 9 PM and 1 AM on the morning of February 23, Eastern Time, on the Travel Channel. Check your local listings for the airtime in your area. This is the episode that both Craig Woolheater and Loren Coleman were involved in for […]

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In Search of…Lincoln?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2008

Thanks to Henry Stokes.

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New Lemurs’ Photos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2008

Go here to view the newly discovered lemurs’ images and the paper about them. Thanks to aspenparkland.

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Wisconsin’s Big Cats

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 22nd, 2008

Dateline Milton, Wisconsin: Kevin Edwardson has been trapping wild animals for years, but he wasn’t prepared for the creature that lunged at him from a hay mound in an abandoned barn last month. It was a cat. A very big cat. The Chicago Tribune publishes an article on mountain lions in the American hinterland, “Are […]

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Creature From The Black Lagoon Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 21st, 2008

Ben Chapman, 82, has passed away this morning, February 21, 2008, at 12:15 AM Hawaii time. Chapman was admitted to the hospital two days ago and died peacefully in his hospital bed. He had a living will and his life support was disconnected yesterday about noon Hawaii time. The family will be having a memorial […]

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Two New Lemurs Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 21st, 2008

Lemurs who star in “Lemur Street” on the Animal Planet series. Cryptomundo has documented the recent discoveries of three new lemurs by the staff of the little zoo out in Omaha. Today, it was announced they have been involved in the findings of two more. Congratulations to them! Here are the details: Scientists at Henry […]

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New Frog Species Discovered in USA!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 21st, 2008

Finding a new species is always exciting. Making a discovery in the USA is downright remarkable. But it’s been done, and the new frog shown above, the Cajun chorus frog (Pseudacris fouquettei) can be added to the amphibian hall of fame. This one was found in Ripley County, Missouri. Writing in the Kansas City Star […]

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Bigfoot in the Classroom

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 20th, 2008

Today, Wednesday, February 20th, I journey north to give a 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm lecture in a classroom at the DP Corbett building at the University of Maine at Orono. This event serves as a contemporary example of how cryptozoology and Bigfoot studies are being used in colleges, universities, and, yes, in secondary and […]

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Dark of the Moon

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 20th, 2008

On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, beginning at 10:01 EST, 9:01 CST, 8:01 MST, 7:01 p.m. PST, etc., the moon will move completely under the shadow of the Earth in a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse can be seen in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Hope for good weather because the next total lunar eclipse won’t […]

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Devil Frog Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2008

The illustration depicts the ancient frog species Beelzebufo, or “devil frog,” staring down what the National Geographic says is the largest frog species living in Madagascar today. Actually, it looks more like a common toad to me. Today, the largest living Madagascar frog is just 4 in (10 cm) long. The world’s largest frog is […]

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