Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 3rd, 2015
The term ‘reptoid’ is most closely associated with the reptilian category of extraterrestrial aliens, but it also has a much wider yet less familiar usage, having been applied to a number of extraordinary humanoid reptilian entities reported from modern-day North America and elsewhere. (c) Dr Karl Shuker – Dr Karl Shuker with figurine of the […]
Read: Coming to a Swamp Near You… Lizard Men, Frog Men, and Reptoids – Oh My! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on April 20th, 2015
Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice would have said if this had happened in Wonderland! Just when it seemed that the much-tangled tale of the ‘dead bigfoot photo’ was finally disentangled, another knot of controversy has duly presented itself.
Read: ‘Dead Bigfoot Photo’ Update – Hoaxed From a Hoax? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on April 12th, 2015
Having now exposed as a photo-manipulated fake the (in)famous ‘dead bigfoot photo’, as well as purchasing on ebay’s USA site an example of the original vintage picture postcard of a dead bear that was used to create it, I thought that Cryptomundo viewers would be interested in seeing a ‘Before’ and ‘After’ comparison. So here it is…
Read: Bearly a Bigfoot – Sourcing the ‘Dead Bigfoot Photo’ »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on April 11th, 2015
On November 21 2006, Craig Woolheater posted on Cryptomundo the following very intriguing photo, which has since become popularly referred to as ‘the dead bigfoot photo’, together with a request for any information available concerning it…
Read: Exposing the ‘Dead Bigfoot Photo’ – The Bear Facts! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 9th, 2015
Few cryptozoologists will be unaware of the Naden Harbour carcase – an enigmatic serpentine animal carcase removed from the stomach of a dead whale at a whaling station in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands in July 1937, and thought by some cryptozoologists to have been a juvenile Caddy, the elusive sea serpent of Cadboro Bay, British Columbia. Today, this mysterious carcase is long-lost, but three famous photos of it still exist. Far less familiar than the Naden Harbour carcase photographs, conversely, are two Caddy-linked pictures that were first brought to my notice 20 years ago. To my knowledge, they had never previously received any cryptozoological attention, and even today they remain little-publicised.
Read: The Camp Fircom Caddy Carcase – Monster or Montage? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on February 1st, 2015
European and Middle Eastern medieval mythology is populated not only by such famous examples of fabulous beasts as the dragon, griffin, basilisk, centaur, unicorn, and minotaur, but also by many lesser-known yet no less fascinating fauna, including a small furry mystery beast called the mimick dog. The reason for its name is that the mimick […]
Read: Monkeying Around With the Mimick Dog »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 31st, 2014
On 31 January 1930, the Danish research vessel Dana unexpectedly captured an exceptionally long eel larva (leptocephalus) at a depth of about 900 ft, west of the Agulhas Bank and south of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Whereas leptocephali of the common European eel Anguilla anguilla measure a mere 3 in long at most, and even those of the formidable conger eel Conger conger only reach 4 in, the Dana‘s remarkable specimen was a colossal 6 ft 1.5 in! This in itself was quite staggering, but its implications were even more astounding.
Read: The Curious Case of the Bottled Sea Serpent »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 30th, 2014
One of the world’s most fascinating, spectacular, and mysterious sea creatures must surely be the giant oarfish Regalecus glesne.
Read: Oarfish Origins, and a Very (Un?)likely Sea Serpent »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 28th, 2014
Dr Georg Wilhelm Steller was a German physician and naturalist participating during the early 1740s in the last of Danish explorer Vitus Bering’s Russian expeditions to the Arctic waters (now called the Bering Sea) separating Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula from Alaska. During this expedition, Steller documented many new species of animal, including four very contentious forms that continue to arouse cryptozoological curiosity even today.
Read: Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 19th, 2014
One of the most perplexing sagas in the fascinating chronicles of cryptozoology is the long-running search for the thunderbird photograph, supposedly missing, presumed lost, for over a century. Here is an investigation that I have conducted with regard to this mystifying, allegedly real picture (which may well – or may not ever – have existed). […]
Read: Seeking the Missing Thunderbird Photograph »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 10th, 2014
In spring 1987, amid the far northeastern Kamchatka peninsula region of what was then the Soviet Union but is now Russia, hunter Rodion Sivolobov obtained the skin of a giant white bear. To most eyes, it might simply look like the pelt of an over-sized polar bear, but according to Sivolobov, and the area’s local […]
Read: Caterpillar Bears, Bulldog Bears, and God Bears – Ursine Cryptids of Kamchatka »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 9th, 2014
…the publication of The Menagerie of Marvels, whose subtitle, A Third Compendium of Extraordinary Animals, reveals that it is volume #3 in my series dealing with extraordinary animals from both cryptozoology and mainstream zoology.
Read: My Menagerie of Marvels is Here! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 6th, 2014
With an area of more than 340,000 square miles, New Guinea is second only to Greenland as the largest island in the world (Australia is bigger than both but is officially deemed an island continent, rather than a mere island). Throughout its length and breadth, however, are dense and often little-explored rainforests where various surprising […]
Read: Dung-Heaps, Devil-Pigs, and Monckton’s Gazeka »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 25th, 2014
My Coast To Coast AM interview from yesterday re giant crypto-spiders is currently on YouTube – my segment is the first hour of it, here…
Read: Coast to Coast AM Giant Spiders Archive »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 23rd, 2014
Just to let you know that at 10 pm on 23 August Pacific USA time and at 6 am on 24 August UK time, I’ll be appearing for an hour-long interview on Coast To Coast AM’s radio show, talking about giant spiders as inspired by my recent ShukerNature blog post.
Read: Karl Shuker on Coast to Coast AM Tonight »