Archive for the “Hoaxes”
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 5th, 2013
It is well known that one of North America’s most popular legendary icons, the jackalope, originated in traditional lumberjack folklore but was first given a physical reality as recently as the 1930s when the earliest confirmed taxiderm specimen was artfully manufactured from a jack rabbit (technically a species of hare) and some pronghorn antelope horns […]
Read: Horned Hares – A Potted (Or Should That Be Jugged?) History! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 27th, 2013
A Cryptomundian tips us off to the truth behind this video.
Read: Case Solved: Bigfoot Captured on Video in Kentucky? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2013
The recent mass flooding in southern Alberta has exposed a rotting corpse of what is believed to be the legendary Sasquatch. Cryptozoologists worldwide are lining up to examine the remains, which were located by a hiker along the Bow River, northwest of Canmore, Alberta.
Read: Rotting Sasquatch Carcass Found in Canada »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 14th, 2013
Cryptomundian PhotoExpert solves the case!
Read: Case Solved: Show Me State Sasquatch Photos »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 27th, 2013
Creatures you definitely don’t want to cross paths with…
Read: Insects of the Giant Kind »
Posted by: Steve Plambeck on June 12th, 2013
Known hoaxer George Edwards apparently believes so. Edwards is the long time owner and operator of Loch Ness Cruises, and skipper of the tourist boat Nessie Hunter. He is also infamous for having made a side career out of faking photographic evidence to sell to gullible tourists, and inventing the non-existent geological feature Edwards Deep, […]
Read: Stop the Science! It’s Bad for Business! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 1st, 2013
Following Animal Planet‘s mermaid ‘mock-umentary‘, here are some cases of supposed merbeings that do remain intriguing and unsolved: Further details can be obtained here on my ShukerNature blog.
Read: Mermaid Body Found? In Search of Folk With Fins »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 23rd, 2013
Bob Heironimus, a 64-year-old retired man from Yakima, Washington, claims the famous 1967 Roger Patterson film of the legendary “Bigfoot” was all a hoax, on PAX TV’s “Lie Detector,” airing Tuesday, May 17, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Read: Last Week in Bigfoot History | 2005 | Bob Heironimus Passes Lie Detector Test Claiming He Was Bigfoot »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 1st, 2013
Pierre Sonnerat was a famous 18th-Century French explorer and naturalist. As will be revealed here in the following ShukerNature post of mine, however, he was also a blatant hoaxer – confirmed by the curious case of New Guinea’s non-existent penguins, and kookaburra. “Pierre Sonnerat’s publications include Voyage à la Nouvelle-Guinée (1776), documenting an expedition that he […]
Read: Sonnerat’s Non-Existent Penguins (and Kookaburra) of New Guinea »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on April 26th, 2013
For my first ever Cryptomundo post, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on the Loch Ness mystery for a couple of reasons. First off, it was at age fifteen (back in 1982) that I wandered the shores of the mist-shrouded loch, armed with my little super 8 movie camera in hopes of, capturing footage of a monster. As it turned out, that particular enterprise became an influential event in my life.
Read: Reflections on the Loch Ness Monster »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 23rd, 2013
“Looking back within the fossil record to around 300 million years ago, paleontologists today have managed to pry open a historical window to the past, and learn a lot about the kinds of deep-sea beasts that were swimming the warm waters of Earth’s deepest oceans…”
Read: Nessie: The Hotel Conspiracy »
Posted by: Dave Coleman on April 19th, 2013
‘The Legend of Bigfoot’
Read: Sasquatch Pop Culture Commentary »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 4th, 2013
“…Hidden within the pages of a 12th-century manuscript is not only a description but also a drawing of the beast known to millions as Nessie…”
Read: Fooling with Nessie »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 3rd, 2013
Several showed up, one using Bigfoot, the other using the Loch Ness Monster…
Read: April Fools’ Day Cryptids »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 1st, 2013
Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is filing a lawsuit against the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, requesting judicial review of the agency’s May 2012 administrative finding that Bigfoot is an indigenous “nongame” species that can therefore be hunted without a permit.
Read: Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues to Stop Texas Bigfoot Hunt »