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Not Lizard Man

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 17th, 2008

DNA testing has shown an attack on a family van some blamed on the legendary Lizard Man appears to have been actually done by a domestic dog. Something chewed up the front fender of Bob and Dixie Rawson’s van in February 2008. Bite marks were left on the wheel wells and blood was found on […]

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New Myakka “Ape” Video

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 16th, 2008

This video has turned up on YouTube with this message: Myakka, Florida – encounter occurred 5/2/08. What do you make of it? The following images are tied to a December 22, 2000, letter signed “God Bless. I prefer to remain anonymous,” mailed to the Sarasota (Florida) Sheriff’s Department. Two photographs were enclosed. They have been […]

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John Phillip Law, Played Sinbad, Dead at 70

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 15th, 2008

John Phillip Law, a tall, blond actor who cut a striking figure as the blind angel opposite Jane Fonda in 1968′s Barbarella (below), as Sinbad in 1974′s The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (above), and as Harry Holt with Bo Derek in 1981′s Tarzan the Ape Man, has died. He was 70. Law died Tuesday, May […]

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Save The Zeren

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 15th, 2008

What’s a “zeren”? Of course, if you are a frequent visitor to Cryptomundo, you know what the Yeren is, to wit, the population of so-called “Wild People” or unidentified hairy hominoids of China. But what is the zeren? The zeren, discovered first in 1777, is the strange megafauna known also as the Mongolian gazelle (Procapra […]

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Race Card in Bigfootry = “likely Caucasoid skin”?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 14th, 2008

M. K. Davis began releasing information publicly on November 26, 27, 30, and on December 3, 2006, to promote a film project he reportedly was doing with Pat Holdbrook. Concurrently, Davis and a filmmaker began discussing and promoting to the public another film project. I found that the Patterson subject was carrying…a stick. ~ M. […]

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Mystery Bones

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 13th, 2008

When these four St. Dominic Regional High School seniors were tearing down an old shed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston during a class project, they came across some strange bones. From left to right are: Andrew Gwarjanski, Codie Keene, Jeff Lewandowski and Cameron Laney. (All photographs by Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal.) The Lewiston Sun-Journal’s Christopher […]

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Two New Phrynopus Frogs Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 13th, 2008

Photos above of an earlier new species (Phrynopus adenopleurus) discovered in the genus. Frogs of the genus Phrynopus were believed to inhabit the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, between 1000 and 4400 meters above sea level. However, the genus proved to be polyphyletic and recent molecular data indicate that it is restricted only […]

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Mothman Deaths: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 13th, 2008

The Good For several months, there have been no new Mothman news, as it relates to the Mothman Death List. That’s great. Not since 26 January 2007, when a member of the cast of the Mark Pellington-Richard Gere movie, The Mothman Prophecies, died five years after the national release of the film, has there been […]

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Wiki Weirdness & WV’s Winged Wonder

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 13th, 2008

Okay, the news organizations’ election primary attention shifts to West Virginia today, Tuesday, May 13th, so let’s talk Mothman. Actually, I’m going to use this opportunity to note the sinister editing that regularly takes place at the Wikipedia entry for “Mothman.” I’ve been watching the site because some incredible “political” inputs have occurred with the […]

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1948 “Birdmen” Cases Revisited

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 12th, 2008

You have probably read about the case before. Soon after the sightings and interest in other strange things in the sky, perhaps even thunderbirds and flying men in Washington State, the Zaikowskis were quoted as saying they had seen a “flying humanoid.” The cases have been background to other discussions, as for example, when they […]

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Dynamic Discoverer of Ants Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 12th, 2008

Roy Snelling (1934-2008). Cryptozoologically, insects are not really in the realm of animals that Bernard Heuvelmans, myself and others strictly defined as of interest to the field, but nevertheless, we must admire those toiling to make the new discoveries of all those little animals out there that remain to be described. One such giant in […]

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Celebrity Naming of Cryptids

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 12th, 2008

His name is Bond, Jason Bond. Names are important, and Eastern Carolina University professor of biology Jason Bond has decided to name a new spider he discovered after his favorite musician. You may have already heard the story. It made me wonder after whom various Cryptomundians would name cryptids found to be new species? Heuvelmans? […]

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As Elusive As Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 11th, 2008

Photo by Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal Allan Mueller of The Nature Conservancy trolls through Bayou DeView in east Arkansas, where there were several ivory-billed woodpeckers sighted in 2004. The continuing search has been fruitless — and expensive — with development projects delayed. “We’ve got to get a picture,” he says. The Commercial Appeal of Memphis […]

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A Tale of Two Suits

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 11th, 2008

I suppose the first Mother’s Day after one experiences the death of their Yeti-supportive mother is always difficult. Certainly, I can feel that and wish to pause to thank people who have sent along condolences and more, in the wake of my surprising and sudden loss, on this Mother’s Day 2008. But life and cryptozoology […]

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Oldest Captive Gorilla Turns 55

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 11th, 2008

Jenny at 55. Photo by Tony Gutierrez/AP. Jenny at 52. Photo by Jim Mahoney/Dallas Morning News. Before gorillas were discovered, they were cryptids. Now one of the oldest non-human primates among us has reached an age milestone. Gorillas, still rare in the wild, are more so in captivity. But it takes a special one to […]

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