Archive for the “Giant Cryptid Reptiles”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 16th, 2015
People see strange things up North, and John Warms has collected stories of some very strange creatures in his travels throughout Manitoba. From well-known mystery animals like Sasquatch and lake monsters to lesser-known cryptids like giant beavers, “beaver ducks,” and “underwater moose,” these tales add breadth and depth to Canadian zoological folklore with plenty of material for cryptozoology enthusiasts to investigate. Strange Creatures Seldom Seen includes both eyewitness sketches and full color illustrations by artist Jarmo Sinisalo.
Read: Strange Creatures Seldom Seen »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 1st, 2015
Alaska is big. At 663,300 square miles, it’s about the size of Germany, Poland, and France.
That’s a lot of open area for bear, moose, and killer whales, but it’s also a haven for monsters.
Read: Exploring American Monsters: Alaska »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 9th, 2015
Few cryptozoologists will be unaware of the Naden Harbour carcase – an enigmatic serpentine animal carcase removed from the stomach of a dead whale at a whaling station in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands in July 1937, and thought by some cryptozoologists to have been a juvenile Caddy, the elusive sea serpent of Cadboro Bay, British Columbia. Today, this mysterious carcase is long-lost, but three famous photos of it still exist. Far less familiar than the Naden Harbour carcase photographs, conversely, are two Caddy-linked pictures that were first brought to my notice 20 years ago. To my knowledge, they had never previously received any cryptozoological attention, and even today they remain little-publicised.
Read: The Camp Fircom Caddy Carcase – Monster or Montage? »
Posted by: Katy Elizabeth on February 19th, 2015
Friends, Tonight 8 pm eastern, Dennis Hall and myself will be guests on The Black Cat Lounge with Tim Shaw hope you can tune in!!
Read: Champ Search on the Air »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2015
In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.
Read: Vostok: Sequel to The Loch »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 12th, 2015
This pioneering classic in the field of cryptozoology covers not only the Loch Ness monster, but lake monsters from all over the world-from the Ogopogo of Canada and the “Patagonian Plesiosaur” of Argentina, to Idaho’s “Slimey Slim”‘ and Sweden’s “Storsjo,” along with the “Bunyip” of Australia and the strange monsters of South Africa. Peter Costello provides a detailed and fascinating overview of lake monster lore-and gives a convincing explanation of the identity of these elusive denizens.
Read: In Search of Lake Monsters »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 15th, 2015
Cryptomundian Spookysr offered the following explanation…
Read: How Did Raystown Ray Get in the Lake? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 28th, 2014
“If something chases you… run!”
Read: Jurassic World Trailer »
Posted by: John Kirk on August 20th, 2014
New findings concerning Mokele-mbembe have prompted us to launch a major expedition set for late 2014. Watch out for our crowd funding event with some great concessions, coming soon. Thanks for watching!
Read: Mokele-Mbembe Expedition 2015 »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 30th, 2014
The legendary basilisk was originally described in Western folklore as resembling a relatively small, unspectacular serpent in basic form. Down through subsequent ages, however, reports of it changed during the endless retellings of myths until it eventually became much larger, and acquired a cockerel’s coxcomb and wattles, as well as the ability to crow like a cockerel too. This marked the beginning of the basilisk’s gradual transformation into a much more dramatic-looking yet equally fictitious monster – the cockatrice.
Read: The Crowing Crested Cobra – A Cryptozoological Cockatrice? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 29th, 2014
Let’s have a little fun here amongst your fellow Cryptomundians…
Read: What’s Your Cryptid Name? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2014
This book is good for its niche: the YA horror novel. It’s an action-filled adventure with teenage protagonists trying to discover and save the lake monsters. There are a couple of really gory scenes for a YA! These lake monsters can be nasty…
~ Matt Bille
Read: Loch: A Novel »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 19th, 2014
Every self-respecting cryptozoologist knows – or should know – about the famous encounter claimed for St Columba and the Loch Ness monster during the 6th Century AD (its specific date varies from one authority to another). Having said that, in reality the encounter apparently took place not in the loch itself but in the River Ness – so the creature in question may not have had any bearing upon the cryptids allegedly frequenting the loch, but may simply have been a vagrant sea creature of known form, such as a bearded seal or possibly even a walrus. Anyway, regardless of its specifics, this encounter is, as I say, a very famous one in the annals of cryptozoology. Far less famous, however, yet no less interesting, is the ‘other’ encounter between a British saint and a lake monster.
Read: The ‘Other’ Encounter Between a British Saint and a Lake Monster »
Posted by: Adam Davies on July 16th, 2014
Tonight on the CryptoLogic radio show l will be discussing some significant new evidence found during my time at the Olympic project in June.
Wednesday July 16th – 5pm PT/8pm ET
Read: Cryptologic Radio: Adam Davies »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 11th, 2014
It may be the most famous one, but the long-necked moekel-mbembe, often likened to a sauropod dinosaur, is not the only mystery beast allegedly inhabiting the vast Likouala swamplands of the People’s Republic of the Congo. Less familiar but definitely no less interesting is a second major mystery beast claimed by this region’s pygmies to live here – a truly extraordinary (and exceedingly formidable) creature known to them as the emela-ntouka, or ‘killer of elephants’.
Read: The Emela-Ntouka – New Evidence for the Congo’s ‘Killer of Elephants’ »