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Surviving Dinosaurs in Africa?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 7th, 2013

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A free presentation on surviving dinosaurs that is open to the public:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 6 PM

Utah Valley University
Science building Lecture hall 134
800 W University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 863-4636

Danny B. Stewart is an adjunct professor in the department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University. Danny will be covering the folklore and “fun-stuff,” sighting, etc.

Dr. Paul J. Bybee is in the Biology Department and is a paleontologist/vertebrate zoologist. Dr. Bybee will cover the science. He will take a skeptical approach. (Although he isn’t a skeptic.) He will talk about how it would be impossible as well as possible for these creatures to be alive today.

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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.


7 Responses to “Surviving Dinosaurs in Africa?”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    I’ve always been very interested in the subject of extant sauropods, etc. Something that can turn the study of zoology on its head…

  2. corrick responds:

    Utah Valley University
    “Science” building Lecture hall 134

    Dr. Paul J. Bybee is in the Biology Department and is a paleontologist/vertebrate zoologist. Dr. Bybee will cover the science. He will take a skeptical approach. (Although he isn’t a skeptic.)

    This is an accredited University?

    Funded by public money?

    While there certainly might still be a large undiscovered animal in Africa it certainly isn’t any surviving “dinosaur.” Unless you believe the Earth was created about 4,800 years ago. Then it all makes perfect sense and my apologies to all.

  3. Lawrie Williams via Facebook responds:

    Robert Mugabe comes to mind.

  4. cryptokellie responds:

    A sauropod, or any other dinosaur would have to had changed so much in the ensuing 65 million years to enable it to exist today that it would probably no longer be very much of “Dinosaur” at all. While conditions in the Congo region might be favorable for it’s existence at present, the area has changed drastically several times through the eons. With the exception of crocodilians, the large animals that inhabit the area now are relatively recent genera and haven’t seen these dramatic geological changes and arrived there while the climate has remained reasonably stable. The crocodilians while closely related to dinosaurs nevertheless are not dinosaurs and are significantly different in many important areas. While highly evolved in their own write, crocodilians are not as specialized as say, a sauropod dinosaur. Overspecialization is path to eventual extinction.

    The Congo area that this animal is reported from is not sauropod habitat as it is now recognized.

    Sauropods are no longer the slow swamp dwellers of the last century and their track ways have proven that they were upland dwellers of conifer forests, not the watery marsh sloggers once envisioned. Could there be a Mokele mbembe alive in the region? Yes there could. Is it a surviving sauropod dinosaur? No, not very likely, in fact highly unlikely. I think the one interesting question is why when shown an image of a sauropod or other dinosaur, the locals reply that they have seen it alive yet no one is able to be shown evidence of one or actually come across one. Perhaps the locals having little or no contact with the outside world as stated in the video narrative and the geological education details as well, they aren’t burdened with knowledge that dinosaurs went extinct many many millions of years ago and are trying to make sense by connecting the dots – so to speak.

  5. Alamo responds:

    Why you gotta be a hater corrick? If you were smart and wanted to study fossils… you might possibly go to the largest publicly funded university in someplace like… I don’t know… Utah. UVU is not Ivy League, but I bet you they have a pretty good paleontology department.

  6. dconstrukt responds:

    i just dont think its possible.

    i mean, you’d have to have SEVERAL of them surviving to mate and breed…

    and with the changes in the earth over all this time since they roamed the earth, they probably would have died off between now and then.

    Perhaps its a new subspecies of something living and this sub species LOOKS more “dinosaur-ish”?

    to this day, we don’t even have visual evidence… just talk from locals.

    visual evidence would go a long way to helping prove this… and I’m not talking about the crap nonsense the bigfoot people pass along as visual evidence.

  7. alan borky responds:

    Craig as most people recognize dinosaur’s a kind of shorthand like UFO an’ gettin’ too fussy about technical distinctions at this level looses the int’rest of the broader church of cryptophiles this blog seems aimed at especially potential blog fans.

    A number of times in the past I’ve tried to int’rest me kids in this an’ related blogs an’ at the mention of dinosaurs their ears’d perk up “Dinosaurs? Really?” but the moment I’d start clarifying my terminology their eyes’d glaze over and they’d drift off.

    If me mother’d told me five year old me the cartoony creature depicted on the back of the packet of Sugar Puffs wasn’t the Loch Ness Monster but a type of cryptid thought to’ve escaped extinction known as a…

    Ooh me eyes’re glazin’ over…I’m driftin’ off…



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