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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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Elementum Bestia

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 29th, 2007

Craig Heinselman has completed his compiled and edited massive opus, Elementum Bestia. The following chapters are in the book: The American Sârâph: An Unnatural History of Winged Snakes in North America by Scott Maruna The Case of the Grey Ghost by Craig Heinselman Littlefoot – The Junjudee by Tony Healy and Paul Cropper The Hobbits […]

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What’s Your Bigfoot IQ?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 24th, 2007

Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America Here’s a new quiz that goes to the depths of your knowledge on Sasquatch and Bigfoot research. I’m joking, of course, for it is only ten questions long, but it is a good survey of some high points of your awareness of the field. It is more […]

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Meldrum Tapdances

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 8th, 2007

In the current issue of TAPS Paramagazine on newsstands now and via mail (you can click on the ad to the right), you will find a new “Q and A” session with Dr. Jeff Meldrum about Bigfoot. Yes, I have the cover article on Sea Serpents plus a list-column on New England Lake Monsters, but […]

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Cryptomundo’s Ultimate CZ FAQs

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 6th, 2007

(Click on image to see full size version, enhanced by shockbeton) Fans, friends, and readers of Cryptomundo, I have an idea that it might be good to have a permanent “Cryptomundo’s Frequently Asked Questions” location attached to the Cryptomundo site. Perhaps it would be via a long blog of answers, or series of blogs. Maybe […]

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Rethinking Sahelanthropus

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 4th, 2007

As recreations of Sahelanthropus tchadensis demonstrate, this fossil primate may be an ancestor of chimpanzees, gorillas, early humans, and/or even the cryptid agogwe of Africa. Discovered by Michael Brunet, et.al in Chad, central Africa, about 2,500 km from the East Rift Valley. Reported in the August 15th, 2002 issue of Nature, it is described as […]

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Extinct Bird Naturalist Dies in Menehune Valley

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 12th, 2007

Na Pali means “The Cliffs” in Hawaiian. The secluded green valleys of the Na Pali Coast are said once to have been home to an ancient race of little humans called Menehune (seen above in the Hawaiian Medical Association’s publication logo). The Menehune are the tiny people of the Hawaiian Islands, who are perhaps related […]

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A Life Explored In Words

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 10th, 2007

I sometimes neglect the fact that few people know really what I have written, in total. Today, for example, a young man emailed me with this message: “How many books have you done Loren? I have only come across two.” Well, I can forget myself, often, for many reasons. It happens. Ha ha. Memory and […]

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1st Complete Thylacoleo Found

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 5th, 2007

Thylacoleo carnifex The January 25, 2007, issue of Nature announced the first analysis of a treasure trove of fossils unearthed in southern Australian underground caves in the Nullarbor plains. Hundreds of fossils were extremely well preserved, from the the middle Pleistocene (200,000 and 800,000 years ago). They constitute a veritable Rosetta stone for ice age […]

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Hobbit News Old News

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 30th, 2007

Research findings by Dr. Dean Falk confirming that Homo floresiensis is a separate species were first exclusively discussed here in May 21, 2006. We previewed for you what is being discussed in widespread media reports today. Here’s our flashback that predates the latest news by half a year. Reacting strongly to the latest round of […]

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Where To Dig For Hobbits

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 27th, 2007

What’s wrong with this drawing? (The answer is below.) Homo floresiensis, the “Hobbits” of Indonesia have been in the news again lately. This week it was announced that the dig will start up anew at the same cave where all the previous discoveries have been made on Flores. First, a flashback: How important and significant […]

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