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SasWhat: Its a Sasquatch World

Posted by: Shannon LeGro on March 16th, 2015

In this episode Mark and Seth go around the world in 30-some-odd-minutes as they examine reports outside of the U.S. They talk Yeti, Yeren, Yowie and more. They discuss what the ramifications of the existence of this many Bigfoot-type creatures could mean or, perhaps, what their non-existence would mean.

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Monsters and Mysteries in America: Carolina Reptile Man, Succubus, Napa Rebobs

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 11th, 2015

A cold-blooded reptilian beast preys upon unsuspecting campers along the South Carolina coast. A seductive succubus with a taste for terror targets a young rock musician. A mad scientist’s monstrous flying monkeys unleash their wrath upon Napa Valley.

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Exploring American Monsters: Alabama

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 10th, 2015

We all love monsters. Something about an unknown creature (hairy or scaly, huge or small) living amongst us, unknown to science, is unsettling at best, terrifying a worst – and it is exhilarating. This is the first in a series of articles about monsters from each state in America, but not the well-worn monsters. I won’t cover Champ, the Jersey Devil, or Mothman. I’ll also leave Missouri’s Momo alone, as well as Arkansas’ Fouke Monster, and the chupacabra. This series is about the lesser-known critters that crawl through our nights, and stalk the periphery of the human world.

Every state has reports of these less publicized, but inherently frightening monsters, most of which have something seriously wrong with them. Like this monster from our first state, Alabama – the Alabama White Thang.

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Shadows in the Woods

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 9th, 2015

Now available for the crypto-enthusiasts, Shadows in the Woods: A Chronicle of Bigfoot in Maine, by Daniel S. Green. A detailed look at the shifting folklore of wild men and hairy unknowns in the Pine Tree State, from early literature to modern day sightings

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Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot of Central Kentucky Reviewed

Posted by: Joe Watson on March 8th, 2015

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The AIMS team returns for season 3 by looking for Bigfoot in Central Kentucky.

The entire team returns for a new season, Trapper, Buck, Huckleberry, Jeff, Willy and Wild Bill are in search of “The Midnight Whistler”, the first bigfoot to emerge from the Mammoth Caves.

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The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 6th, 2015

Exploring the history, movies, and literature, the conspiracy theorizing, and the world of the supernatural, The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates is a comprehensive resource to the man-beast. With nearly 200 entries and 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, it is the definitive guide to understanding, hunting, and avoiding the brute, as well as discovering the facts behind the sightings and horrifying tales.

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The Graveyard Werewolf

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 3rd, 2015

“And, it was at this particular location, in 2007, that sightings began of something very strange, and downright monstrous. You have probably, by now, guessed what it was. That’s right: nothing less than a definitive werewolf.”

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Bipedal Wolves in the USA?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 3rd, 2015

“Could it really be the case that an unrecognized type of bipedal wolf calls the United States its home?”

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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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