Archive for “March, 2008”

St. Augustine Monster

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 21st, 2008

For those on Spring Break now venturing South, don’t forget to see if there’s any evidence of the St. Augustine cryptid (1896) currently being popularized in that Florida East Coast city today. Timeline of the St. Augustine Monster

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Stringray Kills Woman

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 20th, 2008

Here’s one for the “animal attack underestimation” file. A stingray has killed a sunbathing woman in Florida, according to the Associated Press, on Thursday, March 20, 2008. The unnamed woman died in the Florida Keys, near Marathon, after a stingray (the actual specimen, shown here) jumped out of the water and struck her upper body. […]

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New Species Photo Roundup

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 20th, 2008

During the first couple weeks of March, several new species have been revealed as new discoveries. Here is a survey of their published images and links to more details about the findings. The green tree skink (Prasinohaema virens) is one of five described species of green-blooded lizards from New Guinea. Credit: Chris Austin, Louisiana State […]

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New Mouse-Deer

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 20th, 2008

In the West, we know the above pictured species as a chevrotain or musk-deer. In the East, they are sometimes called mouse-deer. One of Sri Lanka’s least known mammals, the mouse-deer found in the highlands of Sri Lanka has been photographed in the wild. This may well be the only occasion in which it has […]

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C2C’s Cryptid Canid

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 19th, 2008

I’m playing catch-up from material published during the days I was out along the wilds of the St. Johns River. One item that has surfaced is a new mystery photograph of a strange-looking but familiar animal. Over at Coast to Coast, a image of an unusual canid (dog, coyote or wolf related mammal) was photographed […]

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Outing the Ozark Howler

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 19th, 2008

Ten years later, the “Ozark Howler” still haunts the world of cryptozoology, and everyone from adventurous artists to Wikipedia writers continue to get it wrong. Here we go again. A new example has popped up in the modern blogsphere. Artist Robyn Fabsits of Kansas City, Missouri, shares her vision of what two “cryptids” supposedly look […]

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Cryptozoology on Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 19th, 2008

The late Arthur C. Clarke’s‘s Mysterious World broadcast many segments on cryptids. Here are some examples: Cryptozoology 1 of 3 Cryptozoology 2 of 3 Cryptozoology 3 of 3 Sea Monster 1 of 3 Sea Monsters 2 of 3 Sea Monsters 3 of 3 Bigfoot Yeti 1 of 3 Bigfoot Yeti 2 of 3 Bigfoot Yeti […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2008

An Associated Press News Alert confirms that science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. Rohan De Silva says Clarke died early Wednesday, March 19, 2008 (local time) after suffering from breathing problems. Clarke was born Arthur Charles Clarke on 16 December 1917. He was a British […]

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Sasquatch Milk

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2008

“Food and Milk” Richard Herring tries out Sasquatch milk.

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No No Gnome

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2008

I earlier posted about the “creepy Argentinan gnome video” making the rounds, along with one of the versions of the footage. As the comments there indicate, multiple uploaded videos demonstrate that several takes of the “incident” were made, the images look like a puppet, and other things point to a hoax. Nevertheless, interest is still […]

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Seven-Colored Snake

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2008

In the world of weird animal news, because exact species details are still lacking, comes word of a “strange seven-colored snake found in Nepal,” from Xinhuan news service of China. Thousands of people have been thronging Chapaghar area of Tanahu district in western Nepal to see a strange seven-colored snake found in a well there, […]

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General Guemes Gnome

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2008

A little gnome with a pointed cap has been captured on a cellphone digital video camera. With a pointed cap? Where have we all seen gnomes like this before? Two years ago, the 30th anniversary edition of the coffee-table book Gnomes hit the bookstores. It reflects how successful the popular cultural icons of the gnomes […]

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Pinky Expedition: Manatee Musings

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2008

Various interviews I’ve had with St. Johns River and Lake Monroe area residents who remember the news reports from the 1950s still do feel that the reports were merely “Northern” tourists who saw unusual (but known) animals in the local waters. The number one candidate: manatee. Manatees generally do stay below the surface, but have […]

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Bladenboro Beast Is Back

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2008

As the North American warm weather develops and the two new cryptozoology television series, “MonsterQuest” and “Destination Truth” battle for ratings heats cryptid matters, it will be worth our time to notice how many media mentions are generated by these two programs. For example, the Beast of Bladenboro article below appears to have been written […]

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Mysteries of the Oimyakon Baby Mammoth

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 16th, 2008

This is not the Oimyakon mammoth, but a better preserved specimen being studied in 2007. It was found by hunter Yuri Khudi in Russia’s Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region, in May 2007. On September 27, 2004, the front part of a baby mammoth’s body was found in Olchan mine in the Oimyakon Region of Yakutia. Specialists of […]

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