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Mysterious Lake Beasts of the Far North

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 20th, 2015

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The cold, rugged expanses of the northernmost U.S. state of Alaska naturally invite wonder and awe. Here is one of the last truly great wildernesses of North America; a relatively unexplored expanse of unspoiled mountains and ancient forests unfamiliar with the touch of humankind. Tucked within the sweeping vistas of pristine wild expanses is the magnificent Lake Illiamna. Here we are the strangers, merely existing in small settlements, eking out a living on the giant lake’s shores. Extending beyond those shores are the deep waters of one of the largest lakes in the United States and under those waters lurk hulking, dark shapes that cruise below the waves. For here in the far north, in this frigid lake ensconced by boundless wilderness far from modern civilization is the supposed watery domain of one of the most enigmatic and little understood lake monsters in the world.

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Was the Mythical Thunderbird a Real Creature?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 19th, 2015

Perhaps the most elusive and legendary among America’s mythical creatures is the thunderbird, a giant eagle-like bird with incredible strength. This creature has been reported throughout the Midwest and a particular case in Illinois included a dangerously close encounter.

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Cryptologic Radio: Ben Radford-Writer, Investigator and Skeptic Reminder

Posted by: Shannon LeGro on February 18th, 2015

Tonight, Wednesday, February 18th-5pm PST/8pm EST

Benjamin Radford, M.Ed., is a scientific paranormal investigator, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to twenty books and written over a thousand articles and columns on a wide variety of topics including skepticism, critical thinking, science literacy, media literacy, urban legends, unexplained mysteries, the paranormal, and mass hysteria. Radford characterizes himself as one of the world’s few science-based paranormal investigators, and has done first-hand research into such subjects as psychics, ghosts, exorcisms, miracles, Bigfoot, stigmata, lake monsters, UFO sightings, reincarnation, crop circles, and many other topics. Radford is also a columnist for Discovery News and LiveScience.com. Join us as we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry with Ben as it pertains to cryptids and a number of other topics.

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A S’Klallam Bigfoot Story

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 17th, 2015

We’re honored to share a story about the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe and seeahtkch, or sasquatch. The story is told by Gene Jones, recorded by his niece, Francine Swift, both of the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe. We’ve been given permission to share from Jonathan Brown’s family members, Francine & Will Swift.

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SasWhat: Aggressive Bigfoot Reports

Posted by: Shannon LeGro on February 16th, 2015

Mark and Seth are back to talk ANGRY BIGFOOTS! Whether they’re stomping out of the woods with intent to kill or they’re tossing you into a sleeping bag and hauling you off into the woods to use as a meal these things are a menace! Or are they? Conspiracies, kidnappings, beheadings… it’s all discussed herein. Give it a listen.

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Southern Fried Bigfoot

Posted by: Sean Whitley on February 7th, 2015

Shameless plug: my documentary Southern Fried Bigfoot is airing again on Destination America today, Sat, Feb 7 at 2 pm est/ 1 pm cst

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Monkeying Around With the Mimick Dog

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 […]

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Slenderman Controversy Continues

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 31st, 2015

“The Slenderman (also spelled as Slender Man) is a creepy creature indeed: tall, thin, with long arms, a blank (faceless, even) expression, and wearing a dark suit, it sounds almost like a nightmarish version of the Men in Black…”

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Do Hidden Creatures Live in the Pacific Northwest?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 30th, 2015

The lack of skeletal remains of Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest is readily explainable, said Jeff Meldrum, an Idaho State University anthropology professor, in Richland Thursday night.

His talk at the annual meeting of the Columbia Basin Badger Club — “Do hidden creatures live in the Pacific Northwest?” — attracted a sold-out crowd of 130 people, a record number for the club.

He’s taken a look at what he believes is the scientific DNA and forensic evidence gathered on Sasquatch in his book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.

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Slender Man Seen On Cannock Chase

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 28th, 2015

As someone who grew up, and lived for many years, only a 15-minute drive from England’s notorious Cannock Chase woods, I have taken a keen interest in the many and varied cryptozoological events, incidents, and encounters that have occurred there. There are dozens and dozens of reports of so-called “Alien Big Cats.” Sightings of Bigfoot-like beasts abound. Huge, winged beasts have been encountered. As have giant snakes, and much more…

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Boogeymen: Bigfoot Full Episode

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 23rd, 2015

Exploring sightings of the mythical creature – Bigfoot.

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Investigating Oklahoma’s “Octopus”

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 23rd, 2015

“It’s a deeply strange story that is very much dominated by myth, folklore, and urban legend, but which just might have at its heart a genuine mystery of cryptozoological proportions…”

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Return From Crypto-Paranormal Road Trip

Posted by: Bill Brock on January 22nd, 2015

Since getting back from our Crypto-Paranormal Road Trip we have had a ton of new reports of Sasquatch here in our area. All of these reports are around the Turner Maine area or within a hour or so drive. We have had Possible Sasquatch photos and track photos sent to us..

Here is a new Photo from here in Maine.. What it is I have no Idea looks like it could be a just another Blobsquatch … But Team Rogue will find out the truth..

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A Devilish Beast in England…

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 21st, 2015

“In a somewhat strange and roundabout way, the following story has a connection to both me and to a particular, mysterious beast that I have spent many hours and days pursuing: the macabre Man-Monkey (also, occasionally, referred to as the Monkey-Man) of England’s Shropshire Union Canal…”

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Monsters and Mysteries in America: Season 3 Premieres This Saturday

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 13th, 2015

Season 3 Premieres This Saturday, January 17 at 9/8c on Destination America

In communities across America, local legends passed tell of monsters hunting nearby woodlands, ancient spirits walking amongst the living, and alien creatures paying earth a visit. But these aren’t just your scout master’s campfire tales. In Monsters and Mysteries in America, hear directly from everyday people who have had close encounters with real-life folktale fiends.

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