Archive for the “Homo floresiensis”

A Passion For Field Guides: Updated

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 23rd, 2008

Look, to be honest, I love field guides. I don’t merely have a shelf of field guides. I literally have a bookcase full of them, over a hundred different titles. With more in storage. I have such a passion for them, I wrote a couple and am planning on more. But what do we do […]

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Mini-Fossils: Flying Reptile & Island Dino

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 12th, 2008

Perhaps they all owned iPods Nanos? Small cute fossil finds pointing to pygmy versions of extinct forms appear to be in the news lately. Being tiny goes back a long way. A new fossil species of flying reptile with a wingspan of less than a foot across (30cm) has been discovered in China. The nearly […]

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New Alux Sighting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2008

Alux hominids are Proto-Pygmies. The Aluxob (plural Maya) are seen in the Yucatan, Mexico, mostly by the Mayans, but sometimes by Mexicans and United States tourists, quite regularly. People in the Yucatan see the Aluxob, and when I was there in the 1980s, I was able to interview informants (mostly Mayans) who had firsthand sightings. […]

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Monster Quest ~ The Real Hobbit + DSD ~ Loch Ness

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2008

Monster Quest: The Real Hobbit Travel to the interior of Sumatra, in Indonesia, in a search for what locals call the Orang Pendak [sic], translated as: Man of the Woods. In 2004 skeletal remains were found on the neighboring island of Flores and named “the Real Hobbit.” Could Orang Pendak [sic], with its human face, […]

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Hobbits, Ebu Gogo, and Orang Pendek

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 15th, 2008

History Channel’s “MonsterQuest” is going to be investigating the socalled “real Hobbits” in their episode premiering on January 16th, 2008, at 10PM ET. The official summary of the program notes: “A MonsterQuest expedition will deploy researchers and the latest technology into the jungle, searching for evidence of a creature natives describe as half man, half […]

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Six Hours of Cryptozoology TV

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 7th, 2008

TV Alert There really should be a “Cryptozoology Channel” on cable television, but until that happens, you can find great nights like tonight, Monday, January 7, 2008, and overnight into Tuesday. For six hours tonight, three cryptozoology-oriented programs on the Hobbit, Sasquatch, and Champ will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel. Here is the evening […]

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Hobbits Foe Teuku Jacob Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 20th, 2007

I have learned, belatedly, of the death a month ago of the major critic of the separate uniqueness of the Homo floresiensis species. Professor Teuku Jacob (December 6, 1929 – October 17, 2007) of the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Java, has died. One of the main arguments from Homo floresiensis debunker Teuku Jacob had […]

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Cryptid: Code Beyond Cryptozoology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 5th, 2007

The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts held their Twenty-First Annual Conference in Portland, Maine, on November 1-4, 2007. It was called SLSA ’07: CODE. The conference was intellectually stimulating and extremely academic. One paper read told of ground-breaking implications for cryptozoology, as the term “cryptid” explodes beyond the boundaries of our field. But […]

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Hajicek’s MonsterQuest: Full Program Descriptions

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 30th, 2007

Please note, the times are incorrectly given in the program art (above). “MonsterQuest” begins at 10:00 PM Eastern, and is repeated often in the following days, at various times. The History Channel debuts “MonsterQuest” Wednesday October 31st, 2007. The following is their press release regarding a summary of the series, and details on what is […]

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Hobbit Wrists and Jurassic Feathers

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 21st, 2007

A comparison of wrist bones like those found in the “hobbit” human (left) and those of a modern human suggest that the diminutive hominin is a unique species, scientists say. Image © Science It is one of those busy news days, especially in terms of fossil updates. The two big fossil discovery news items are […]

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Expedition: New Orang Pendek Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 20th, 2007

Adam Davies is shown with a 2004 cast of an Orang Pendek track. Courtesy BBC News. Davies has good news from his latest expedition efforts in search of this hidden primate. Adam Davies has returned from his pursuit of the Sumatran Orang Pendek, having been gone from September 2 through his return today. In conjunction […]

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Cryptozoology’s Subdivisions

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 19th, 2007

Yep, that’s me. Getting carried away with my passion for all things cryptozoological. I noticed today on the web that one of those “ask” sites had this question: “What are the different fields in Cryptozoology?” This was their “Best Answer – Chosen By Voters” – to wit – “Cryptozoology is a branch of zoology; I […]

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New Orang Pendek Expedition

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 10th, 2007

Adam Davies, who left on September 2, 2007, is in the midst of another expedition in pursuit of Orang Pendek in Sumatra, in conjunction with a History Channel documentary. While on site, obviously with a camera crew, Davies is meeting up with a British photographer Jeremy Holden, who worked with Debbie Martyr. Davies is hoping […]

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The Bestiary

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 3rd, 2007

I am updating this item. Wisconsin Public Radio, who produced this program, nationally broadcast their “The Bestiary” program over the September 2nd weekend, and now have a very attractive webpage about it here. Public Radio International (PRI) broadcast the interviews they conducted earlier this summer with various people interested in fantastic beasts and cryptozoology in […]

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What’s On Your Lesser-Known Cryptids List?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 12th, 2007

What are the lesser-known cryptids that you know about, that you are pursuing, and/or that you feel should get more attention? Nowadays, it is easy to come up with a list of popular well-known cryptids. Click on this one of the top 50 here, to see what I mean. But we all know there are […]

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