Archive for the “Folklore”
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…”
Read: Slenderman Controversy Continues »
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.
Read: Do Hidden Creatures Live in the Pacific Northwest? »
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…
Read: Slender Man Seen On Cannock Chase »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 23rd, 2015
Exploring sightings of the mythical creature – Bigfoot.
Read: Boogeymen: Bigfoot Full Episode »
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…”
Read: Investigating Oklahoma’s “Octopus” »
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..
Read: Return From Crypto-Paranormal Road Trip »
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…”
Read: A Devilish Beast in England… »
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.
Read: Monsters and Mysteries in America: Season 3 Premieres This Saturday »
Posted by: Shannon LeGro on January 12th, 2015
Join CryptoLogic Radio for another night of cryptid discussion with our guests Craig Woolheater and Monica Rawlins of TBRC and the hosts of CryptoCast Radio.
Read: Cryptologic Radio Archive: Craig Woolheater, Monica Rawlins, and John Kirk »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 30th, 2014
One of the world’s most fascinating, spectacular, and mysterious sea creatures must surely be the giant oarfish Regalecus glesne.
Read: Oarfish Origins, and a Very (Un?)likely Sea Serpent »
Posted by: Shannon LeGro on December 27th, 2014
Find out why so many millions of Americans are obsessed with this mysterious man-ape.
Read: The Mystery of Bigfoot »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 26th, 2014
In this segment of Sasquatch Chronicles, we visit the land of the Chehalis in southwest Washington State. Features Chehalis Tribal members, Mel Youckton and Bruce Klatush Sr. on the sacred teaching of respecting the ancient peoples of the forest.
Read: Sasquatch Chronicles »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 22nd, 2014
Vikings led by Leif Ericson made their way to the East Coast of North America in 986 CE. It was there that they reported seeing an “horribly ugly, hairy, swarthy and with big black eyes”!
Read: When The Vikings Met Sasquatch »
Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 12th, 2014
Though the cases are often entangled with urban legend, reported sightings of bipedal, goat-like creatures do enter the realms of cryptozoology. Dubbed “goatmen,” the beasts are described as either hairy humanoids with a goat-like head or horned men with fur and hooves, often bent on frightening those who encounter them. With an abundance of shocking tales involving these modern satyrs, author and paranormal researcher, J. Nathan Couch, sets out to explore the phenomenon in his new book, Goatman: Flesh or Folklore. Within the pages, Couch recounts famous cases – including that of the Pope Lick Monster, Maryland Goatman, and the Lake Worth Monster – along with a hoard of other hoof-walking horrors as he attempts to separate fact from folklore.
Read: Goatman: Flesh or Folklore Book »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 10th, 2014
Large, hairy, bipedal anthropoid beings were described in the ancient legends of the indigenous people of British Columbia long before “Bigfoot” became a phenomenon in popular culture. The Bukwus (male sasquatch in Kwakwaka’wakw) and D’sonoqua (female version) appear in carvings and dance as well as folklore. Native Watchman Tom Sewid talks about his personal encounter with the Bukwus, “The Wild Man of the Woods” , in 1994 while on a fishing boat anchored off of Village Island in the Broughton Archipelago.
Read: Encounters with the Sasquatch »