Archive for “March, 2008”

North American Symposium on Sasquatch Research

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 31st, 2008

Coming soon… The North American Symposium on Sasquatch Research Saturday, April 12, 2008 On April 12, 2008, the Greater Boston Bigfoot Institute (GBBRI) will celebrate its grand opening with the North American Symposium on Sasquatch Research (NASSR), which will feature two unique events. Free Family Event From 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., GBBRI will be open […]

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First Bigfoot, Now A Wombat!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 30th, 2008

Did someone in New Zealand get wind of the “Molester Blames Bigfoot” story of last week, and decide to float the following about? Humm, I guess I could have posted this on my “copycat effect” blog. But it seems more likely that it is another one for the “humans-are-weird-animals” file. BTW, there are three kinds […]

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Elephant Artist Paints An Elephant

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 30th, 2008

This is amazing, if it is true: Credit Cory Dortorow. Boing Boing had earlier dealt with elephants as artists and linked to the National Geographic article on elephants as musicians.

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X-Files Monsters Return

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 30th, 2008

Ten years after the last “X-Files” movie hit theaters, the team behind the hit sci-franchise is tossing out some tidbits about the sequel, currently scheduled for release on July 25, 2008. The film, which has not yet been named, will mark the return of David Duchovny as Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Scully, two FBI […]

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Monster Attack: 1892

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 29th, 2008

The Daily Picayune of New Orleans, Louisiana, for December 4, 1892, published the following story, perhaps mistitled, “An Amphibious Monster.” A most extraordinary story comes from Boise City, Idaho, which is said to be well authenticated. It says that while three travelers were at the upper end of Lake Chelan recently one of them went […]

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New Wolverine Photos

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 29th, 2008

A wolverine has been captured on camera by an Oregon State student, Katie Moriarty. Confirming new photographs (below) have been recorded from the Tahoe National Forest in California, during mid-March 2008. Earlier, it was established this is the first wolverine verified in California since 1922. Side view of a wolverine photographed by a remotely triggered […]

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Champ Video

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2008

Two years ago, in 2006, ABC-TV obtained for screening a video of a large object in Lake Champlain that was said to be Champ, originally taken in August 2005. (Please read more here, here, and here.) Now the entire video has become available, via YouTube. What do you Cryptomundians see in the video? (Please, for […]

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Delayed ABSM Books

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2008

I would like to apologize for a delay in sending out some of the books ordered by folks weeks ago. I thank many of you for your patience. Yes, several books have been sent out. Some have not. While I had a small supply of books, which I wanted to offer at almost cost to […]

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Sri Lanka’s Newest Shrew

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2008

The Greater White-toothed Shrew (Crocidura russula), shown above, is a small shrew found in Europe and North Africa, and related to the species newly discovered. A new, endemic species of shrew Crocidura hikmiya, has been described from Sri Lanka. The new shrew is presently only known from mid-montane and lowland rainforests of Sinharaja. This shrew […]

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Strike the Sasquatch

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2008

A mascot inhabiting the Baseball Cryptozoo, with an identity from cryptozoology and hominology, gets a new name. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced earlier this month that the name of their furry, baseball-loving Sasquatch will hereby be known as “Strike.” Several hundred entries were submitted in the team’s “Name the Mascot” contest in January 2008. After […]

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What’s Killing The Bats?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2008

According to a new article, “Biologists seek clues as bats die off,” by John Richardson, in the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, March 27, 2008, a mystery exists due to thousands of deaths this winter throughout the Northeast. These little brown bats, a species common to Maine, show symptoms of white-nose syndrome – rings of […]

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Monsters and the Monstrous: Call for Papers

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2008

6th Global Conference Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil Monday 22nd September – Thursday 25th September 2008 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project […]

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Pelicanism 1897

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2008

Pelicans historically have held a bizarre place in animal folklore. The Physiologus says of the pelican that it of all birds loves its young the most. The young pelicans in the Pieter van der Borcht (1545-1608) copperplate engraving (above) appear to be about to drink the blood of their mother; some versions of the story […]

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Kansas Cougar: First in 100+ Years!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2008

Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks game warden Tracy Galvin displays the pelt of a mountain lion that was killed in Barber County last November [2007]. Galvin has been investigating the rumor that a mountain lion had been killed in Kansas for the past several weeks. This is probably the first […]

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New Prehistoric Crocodilian

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2008

This image released by Rio de Janeiro Federal University, shows a new pointy-nosed prehistoric crocodile species that inhabited the Earth’s oceans 62 million years ago. Brazilian scientists unveiled a model of the nine foot (three meter) long Guarinisuchus munizi on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. The discovery may shed new light on the evolutionary history of […]

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