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Update: The Van Meter Visitor

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 11th, 2013

The Jersey Devil on vacation or a migratory pterodactyl from Papua, New Guinea?

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The Van Meter Visitor

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 9th, 2013

For several nights in 1903, the small town of Van Meter, Iowa was terrorized by a giant bat-like creature that emerged from an old abandoned mine.

The identity of this mysterious monster has never been discovered, but over 100 years later a new book is retelling the amazing tale and hoping to shed some light on what happened all those years ago.

Boy, the description sure sounds like the Jersey Devil to me…

Read: The Van Meter Visitor »


New Cryptozoology Special on Syfy Network Tonight!

Posted by: Ken Gerhard on May 7th, 2013

Weird or What? with host William Shatner. The ‘Monsters’ episode will feature yours truly, in addition to cryptozoologists Loren Coleman and Scott Marlowe.

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Sonnerat’s Non-Existent Penguins (and Kookaburra) of New Guinea

Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 1st, 2013

Pierre Sonnerat was a famous 18th-Century French explorer and naturalist. As will be revealed here in the following ShukerNature post of mine, however, he was also a blatant hoaxer – confirmed by the curious case of New Guinea’s non-existent penguins, and kookaburra.  “Pierre Sonnerat’s publications include Voyage à la Nouvelle-Guinée (1776), documenting an expedition that he […]

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Meet Mothman

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 17th, 2013

Did the Mothman really terrorize Point Pleasant, West Virginia?

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Four-Winged Birds?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 18th, 2013

Thought you knew what ancient birds looked like? Think again.

The ancestors of some modern bird species had four “wings” instead of two, according to a new study, and that may have played a major role in the evolution of early birds and flight.

Read: Four-Winged Birds? »


Flying Humanoids and Ken Gerhard

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 16th, 2013

Gargoyles, Mothman, Owlman, the Houston Batman and more…

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Mothman of Africa

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 4th, 2013

A newly-published fictional look at Mothman in Africa…

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Owlman Supernatural Thriller

Posted by: KryptoKelly on March 1st, 2013

It reminded me of the chilling Slenderman and the old ones oft referred to in the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Creatures and UFOs Abound

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 5th, 2013

“…Bigfoot, giant flying creatures and black panther observations…”

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The Weirdest Museum of All

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 30th, 2013

This past weekend I was lecturing down at the Austin, Texas-based Museum of the Weird, along with good friends and authors Ken Gerhard (Big Bird! and Monsters of Texas) and Lyle Blackburn (The Beast of Boggy Creek).

Read: The Weirdest Museum of All »


Beasts of the Sky

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 25th, 2013

Karl Shuker discusses…

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“Did you see the size of that bird?”

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 16th, 2013

Something strange, or something down to earth?

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A Winged Thing of the UK

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 2nd, 2013

The Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; Cornwall, England’s Owlman; the Houston Batman of Texas; the legendary Thunderbirds that populate Native American lore; and the flying woman of Vietnam: they all have one thing in common, namely that they are undeniably weird winged things that have no business surfing the skies of our planet. But, that doesn’t mean they’re not!

Read: A Winged Thing of the UK »


Cryptozoologist, Fortean, Social Scientist, Museum Director Loren Coleman: A Complete Book List

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2012

#Books @CryptoLoren

The Complete Bibliography. Wikipedia does not have the full list. Here’s my attempt.

Read: Cryptozoologist, Fortean, Social Scientist, Museum Director Loren Coleman: A Complete Book List »



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