Archive for “February, 2008”

Dark Matters

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2008

Life is not all about Yetis, of course. As I have mentioned in the past, I have another blog that deals routinely with my research and consulting on the copycat effect, school shootings, and suicide clusters, often with a sidetrip into twilight language. As you can imagine, I have had to put some time and […]

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New Columbian Bird Species

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2008

Adult and juvenile Antioquia Brush-Finches. Painted by Robin Restall According to Donegan, T. M. 2007b. “A new species of brush finch (Emberizidae: Atlapetes) from the northern Central Andes of Colombia.” Bulletin British Ornithological Club 127: 255-268, there is a new species of Atlapetes based on the discovery of 3 old skins, one each at three […]

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How To Escape A Yeti

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2008

I was recently talking to Boing Boing‘s David Pescovitz about the long-held belief that the best way to escape a Yeti is to run downhill. Why might such a plan work, you ask? I’ve been reading about the reason behind why this works for a long time. First, the PG version: One of the earliest […]

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Yeti Author Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 18th, 2008

Tribhuvan Nath is shown at the far left, in white, at a news conference in 2002, discussing foreign investments in newspapers in India. The well-known veteran Indian journalist Tribhuvan Nath, 86, died at 1:50 am on Monday, February 18, 2008, at his home in Panchkula, near Chandigarh, India. In addition to his newspaper work, Nath […]

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Cryptozoology for Beginners

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 17th, 2008

B.T. Makishima has kindly published on Sunday, February 17, 2008, a new blog entitled “My recommendation for a book for beginners.” Makishima writes: My recommendation for beginners in the field of cryptozoology who want a book to read about is Cryptozoology A to Z. I know, I know, it sounds like a little kid’s book. […]

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Animal X Downloads

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 17th, 2008

Yes, Loren Coleman is in the “Winged Creatures” episode, even if he is not in this new trailer from “Animal X.” The trailer was not placed online until 2008. Its appearance is a sign that all of the “Animal X” episodes from three seasons are now obtainable through online ordering. We are seeing a shift […]

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New Sahara Dinos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 17th, 2008

Eocarcharia dinops Fossil hunters have discovered two new meat-eating dinosaurs thanks to the fossils unearthed from the sands of the Sahara, according to media reports during the last week. The fossils represent previously unknown ferocious dinosaur predators that roamed the Earth about 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, University of Chicago paleontologist Paul […]

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Patio Puma

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 16th, 2008

I’ve received the following four photos so many times lately, I figured I better address the flow of alerts to me about them. The email usually is labeled “Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.” The location is given as someplace familiar and near you. I saw copies of these, wow, first about five years ago. It is amazing […]

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The Valentine Killer Who Saw Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 16th, 2008

Lots of attention, needless to say, is being given by the media to the Northern Illinois University shootings on Valentine’s Day. I’ve posted my thoughts about that so-called “rampage” and Valentine’s dangers over at my Copycat Effect blog, here, here, here, and here. I felt now might be the time at Cryptomundo to publish an […]

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New Bigfoot Cryptocinema

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 15th, 2008

What can I say? I’m speechless.

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Peter Byrne & Yeti

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 15th, 2008

Before “Monster Quest” and “Destination Truth,” there was “In Search Of…”. Peter Byrne formerly was a frequent guest on television documentaries. Here is one such appearance in which Byrne discusses his search for the Abominable Snowmen, which occurred during the quests sponsored by Tom Slick. These clips are from the classic series.

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Breaking: Romanian Bigfoot Video

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 15th, 2008

Loren posted the Romanian Bigfoot photos here on Cryptomundo several days ago. This prompted Cryptomundo reader RoCanuck to post in the comments for those photos that their relative had shot some footage of a purported Bigfoot in Romania. Me and my cousin got stuck in the snow in Lepsa, Vrancea. While I was makin fun […]

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Search for Thylacines: “A Triumph of Hope…”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 14th, 2008

The Science Show has published a transcript of their recently broadcast program on “Tasmanian Tigers.” The program description details what is covered: “Catherine Medlock describes the Tasmanian Museum’s collection of young Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tigers. The museum has five of the nine specimens in existence. They were extinct on the mainland 5,000 years ago and […]

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Two New Wobbegongs Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 14th, 2008

Known as carpet sharks to most of the rest of the world, two new species of wobbegongs, as they are called in Oz, have been found in Western Australian waters. WA Department of Fisheries shark researcher Justin Chidlow said there were now eight known wobbegong shark species in Australia. The new floral banded wobbegong has […]

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New Berkeley Bigfoot Exhibition

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 14th, 2008

On Valentine’s Day, six years ago, I lost a friend; we all did, when the field of cryptozoology saw the death of a great man. Dr. Grover Krantz passed away, too young. (See his obituary here.) I am happy to exclusively announce today a new, brief exhibit that honors, by coincidence, Krantz’s legacy this month. […]

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