Archive for the “Folklore”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 19th, 2013
Darin Naish returns to MonsterTalk to discuss his latest book, Cryptozoologicon: Volume I. From the well known to the very obscure, this book takes three looks at monsters. It critically examines them, but also speculates on what they might be like if they were real…
Read: MonsterTalk: Cryptozoologicon »
Posted by: Guy Edwards on December 18th, 2013
The “Sasquatch Revealed” dinner event for Saturday, Dec. 28 is sold out at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, but there is good news for those who still wish to hear Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Chris Murphy and Thomas Steenburg.
Read: Update: “Sasquatch Revealed” »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 15th, 2013
Dragons belonging to the wingless but quadrupedal classical category are most closely associated with Europe, but some have been reported far away from that continent.
Read: The Dragons of Oceania »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 14th, 2013
Early reports in British Columbia were the first to call attention to the possible existence of sasquatch, and such reports have persisted for over two hundred years.
Read: Sasquatch in British Columbia »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 12th, 2013
THE DALLES, Oregon — Does Sasquatch exist? Rumors of a large, hairy, man-like creature roaming the Cascade Mountains have existed for centuries. Where does myth end and science begin? Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Sasquatch Revealed,” a new exhibit opening Saturday, December 28, 2013 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a speaker presentation by Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Chris Murphy following at 6:30 p.m.
Read: “Sasquatch Revealed” »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 11th, 2013
In Skåne and Blekinge, the two southernmost provinces of Sweden, a very daunting creature pervades the Season of Goodwill, and its presence is anything but good. Scarcely known outside its Scandinavian provenance, outwardly it resembles a pig, but no ordinary one, for this preternatural entity is in many ways the porcine equivalent of Britain’s phantasmal Black Dogs, and is just as dangerous!
Read: Pigging Out At Christmas – It’s Grim With The Gloso »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 11th, 2013
Darren Naish’s talk at the launch of the Cryptozoologicon… speculative zoology, scepticism, cryptozoology
Read: Cryptids, Speculation and Skepticism »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 10th, 2013
Having read about the Chinese wildman, or yeren, for years, I was nothing less than thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to that part of the world for an expedition. Our investigations would be centered in Hubei province, specifically the Shennongjia Forest District, one of several “hot spots” in China for yeren sightings.
Read: Behind the Scenes of Finding Bigfoot: “Kung Fu Bigfoot” with Cliff Barackman »
Posted by: Monster Island News on December 8th, 2013
Japan has more than 30,000 suicides a year for over 14 years— one of the highest rates among industrialized nations. On average, someone in Japan dies by his own hand every 15 minutes, usually a man. The Aokigahara Forest is the most common place to commit suicide in Japan, and it is widely thought to be the second most likely site in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The reasons are complex.
Read: Spirits Of Death In A Sea Of Trees – Japan’s Suicide Forest »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 7th, 2013
“A black Christmas to all, and to all a dark night…”
Read: The Krampus Night Before Christmas »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 5th, 2013
Do undiscovered mini-man-beasts inhabit the tiny Indonesian island of Flores? Is a king cheetah depicted in an Indian painting from the Mughal Empire? How can the diversity of lake monsters in Spain be explained? What is the identity of a controversial African ape called the koolookamba?
Read: Volume 2 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is Here! »
Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 5th, 2013
Here’s the interview I did with Beyond The Edge radio hosted by fellow cryptid researchers Eric Altman and Lon Strickler. Good times!
Read: Lizard Man Radio Archive »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 5th, 2013
Mark your calendars for Thursday Dec 5th from 5-10 PM Krampus Night! We will be meeting in Denton Texas on the old Square at the corner of Oak and Locust. The Krampus will rise!
Read: Krampus Night in Denton, TX »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 5th, 2013
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe’s Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways — or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Read: Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion »
Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on December 4th, 2013
A new book by authors Andy Colvin and Jeffery Pritchett includes interviews with myself and many other bigfoot investigators and authors.
Read: Praise for the Hairy Man »