Archive for the “Artifacts”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 24th, 2017
The pictures have become part of American counterculture and started a 50 year search. The tall hairy man-like figure walking in a half step and looking cautiously around, unaware of the photographer. It was these images that inspired a generation to hunt for a primitive bipedal beings.
Read: The Hairy Man at The Tube »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 23rd, 2016
…it portrays a scaly long-necked, sturdy quadrupedally-bodied, long-tailed creature bearing more than a passing resemblance to eyewitness descriptions of the sauropod dinosaur-like cryptid known as the mokele-mbembe in the Congo and by other names elsewhere in tropical Africa.
Read: A Scaly Statuette of the Mokele-Mbembe? »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 28th, 2016
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 19th, 2016
Expedition Bigfoot: The Sasquatch Museum opened in early February in Cherry Log — located about halfway between Ellijay and Blue Ridge on Highway 515. The 4,000-square foot museum is filled with what owners David and Malinda Bakara call the largest collection of Bigfoot artifacts in any museum anywhere, much of which were gathered by fellow Bigfoot fans and researchers. That collection includes casts of alleged Bigfoot hand and foot prints, newspaper articles documenting reported sightings, a gallery of sketches, and even a life-sized replica of Bigfoot himself.
Read: New North Georgia Museum Explores Legend of ‘Bigfoot’ »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 16th, 2015
On 8 August 2015, the city of Lepel in Belarus’s Vitebsk Province hosted an international festival of mythology entitled ‘On a Visit to Lepel Tsmok’ . Among the varied array of subjects featured in this festival’s talks and presentations was Lepel’s very own legendary monster, one that was once virtually unknown to the outside world. Thanks to a wonderful statue here, however, all that is now changing, rapidly.
Read: The Tsmok Statue at Lake Lepel, Belarus – Aquatic Dragon, Flippered Water-Deer, or Long-Necked Seal? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 13th, 2015
I’m delighted to announce that my latest book, A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining the (Un)Usual Subjects, is now in print, published by Anomalist Books. It contains a superb foreword by my good friend and fellow cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, and its front cover is sumptuously illustrated with a truly spectacular cryptozoological painting by hugely-talented artist Michael J. Smith that directly inspired me to write this book.
Read: A Manifestation of Monsters is Here! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 3rd, 2014
JC Johnson and some of the Crypto Four Corners team, Leonard Dan & Jack Cary, were interviewing Gerald Bringle, a geologist & Bigfoot enthusiast. He had previously accompanied JC and the team at their study site in the Chuska Mts. of New Mexico. Gerald was recalling an earlier expedition, in the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona (Prescott National Forest) along the Burro Creek. This location is approximately 50 miles northwest of Phoenix.
Read: Crypto Four Corners: Gifting from the Furry Folks »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 14th, 2014
A very considerable number of unicorn varieties have been differentiated in legends and folklore from around the world – everything from shape-shifting were-unicorns, carnivorous rabbit unicorns, polar bear unicorns with glowing horns, web-footed unicorns, swivel-horned unicorns, and man-eating unicorns with musical horns, to unicorn birds, unicorn snakes, unicorn snails, unicorn pigs, artificially-induced unicorns, and even two-horned unicorns (surely a contradiction in terms!).
Read: Giant Black Unicorns, a Chinese Quasi-Rhino Figurine, and the Enigma of Elasmotherium »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 11th, 2014
It may be the most famous one, but the long-necked moekel-mbembe, often likened to a sauropod dinosaur, is not the only mystery beast allegedly inhabiting the vast Likouala swamplands of the People’s Republic of the Congo. Less familiar but definitely no less interesting is a second major mystery beast claimed by this region’s pygmies to live here – a truly extraordinary (and exceedingly formidable) creature known to them as the emela-ntouka, or ‘killer of elephants’.
Read: The Emela-Ntouka – New Evidence for the Congo’s ‘Killer of Elephants’ »
Posted by: John Kirk on April 8th, 2014
This is the exhibit I was down in Yakima to see. The opening reception was spectacular and the exhibit itself was just beautifully put together. Bob Gimlin, Thomas Steenburg, Barry Blount, Chris Murphy and I thought the exhibit was put together in the most interesting manner ever. It’s well worth seeing.
Read: Reviewed: Sasquatch Revealed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 17th, 2014
A report on hair analysis of suspected Bigfoot hairs from Mississippi will be published in the April Bigfoot Times ($17.50/year USA)(www.bigfoottimes.blogspot.com) and you will be astonished by what was learned from the microscopic analysis of three hair samples.
Read: DNA Analysis of Mississippi Bigfoot Hair »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 13th, 2014
Sharon Hill, geologist, skeptic, and Sounds Sciencey columnist, has given the boot (boot? Hill? Get it?) to the claims that prehistoric survivors are still roaming around causing cryptozoologists to get all excited.
Read: Putting the Kibosh on Prehistoric Survivors? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on January 10th, 2014
The internet is the natural home of some very unnatural creatures – fakes, frauds, and the falsely identified. Many of them attract only fleeting, transient attention before being soundly exposed and permanently discredited. However, there is also a hardcore set whose members simply refuse to die – being revived time and time again by unsuspecting […]
Read: Exposing Online Fakes and Frauds of the Cryptozoological Kind »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 1st, 2013
Sea monsters can be very deceiving, even when dead. It is well known that the decomposing carcase of a beached basking shark often transforms very dramatically, and deceptively, to yield what on first sight looks remarkably like a long-necked, four-flippered, slender-tailed, hairy plesiosaur-like creature. This is the so-called pseudo-plesiosaur effect. Similarly, when a sperm whale […]
Read: Two Sea Monsters For The Price Of One! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 24th, 2013
“I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull.”
A journalist can go his or her entire life waiting to hear those six magic words. And yet, on a recent weekday afternoon, that very thing happened.
Read: Fossilized Bigfoot Skull Found »