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Pinky Expedition: St. Johns River, Part 2

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 12th, 2008

My search for Pinky continues. But I am becoming convinced from my exploration of the central St. Johns River area that Pinky reports are a probable event of the recent past, and mostly a foggy memory, at best. No current knowledge of these animals or cryptids is contemporarily apparent. The draft of the river in […]

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Loren: On the Road Again

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 2nd, 2008

March does not bring Spring easily and without a fight to the state of Maine. It calls forth my wanderlust, as talks pop up and investigative traveling for me to the South is on the horizon. Trips call me away from the 100-plus-inches worth of snow in Portland, and out of the cobwebs of February. […]

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Green Pigeon: New Singapore Species?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 11th, 2008

A recent new find in Asia must be understood in the larger context of how the birding community discusses “new species.” Not all talk of “new discoveries” of birds are of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker variety or level of effort, but most are of the talk of ranges, new life list records, and interlopers. As a […]

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Mystery Birds in Annual Christmas Counts

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 29th, 2007

This is the time of year throughout North America when birders take their annual “Christmas counts.” This involves identifying and counting what bird species birders and casual observers have seen in their area. Besides the various extremely large avian cryptids that avoid detention by having small numbers, being ignored, flying too high, hiding, and remaining […]

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Ivory-Billeds & Idaho Grizzlies: Coming Quests

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 24th, 2007

This file photo shows a grizzly bear moving through the brush in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Courtesy: Yellowstone National Park) In September 2007, a black bear hunter “mistakenly” shot and killed a grizzly bear in the “rugged Idaho terrain near Kelly Creek about three miles from the Montana border,” according to the Associated Press. […]

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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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Florida’s Ivory-Bills Photographed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 6th, 2007

Geoffrey Hill, Scharnagel Professor of Biology at Auburn University and author of Ivorybill Hunters: The Search for Proof in the Florida Panhandle told reporter Donathan Prater of the Opelika Auburn News that he has obtained three types of evidence of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Campephilus principalis): audio, video, and photographic. After getting a small grant, Hill and […]

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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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Belfast’s Muck Monster

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2007

Megan Richardson’s article in a Downeast Maine newspaper will be remembered as the first media discussion of a little known Maine cryptid, Belfast’s Muck Monster. See the third paragraph from the end for more on that creature lurking in Kirby Lake. Prospect [Maine] — World-renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman visited Fort Knox over the weekend as […]

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The Lord God Bird Trailer

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 4th, 2007

The Voice of America has announced that a new documentary film is in production about the ivory-billed woodpecker. The title of the new documentary by George Butler is The Lord God Bird. This film’s title, of course, reflects the name of the bestseller that appeared just as the news of the new video was hitting […]

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Thoreau: Listen For New Species

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 9th, 2007

I understand he wasn’t talking about “new species” in the same way that cryptozoologists do, but this thoughtful quote for the day speaks to how we have to “listen” as well as “look.” The air is full of birds, and as I go down the causeway, I distinguish the seringo note. You have only to […]

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First Xenoglaux Seen Alive In Wild

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 23rd, 2007

American Bird Conservancy is reporting the first live sighting a few weeks ago of what is “considered a holy grail of South American ornithology,” Xenoglaux loweryi. Commonly called the long-whiskered owlet – alone in its own genus Xenoglaux, meaning “strange owl” – it was first discovered in 1976. Researchers have caught a few specimens in […]

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New Debate Over Luneau Footage

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 16th, 2007

You knew it was going to happen. The debate about the ivory-billed woodpecker’s re-discovery has boiled over to the frame by frame analyses, con and pro, of the 2004 Arkansas video on a level comparable to that we’ve seen with the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot footage. In the journal BMC Biology on March 13, 2007, the latest […]

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Pseudo-skeptics and Pseudo-logic

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 9th, 2007

With all the talk about pseudo-skeptiks here on Cryptomundo as of late, I thought that I would republish this post. From January 18, 2006 Answering the Bigfoot Skeptics Published on LiveScience.com today is an article written by a Cryptomundo commenter, Benjamin Radford, editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, entitled, “Rare Woodpecker Search Sheds Light on Bigfoot.” […]

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Newly Found IBW Photos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 8th, 2007

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has published four previously unpublished photographs of Cuban Ivory-billed Woodpeckers on their website. Go to their website to read the entire story. This previously unpublished photograph of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker was taken by George R. Lamb during a 1956 research expedition to Cuba. At right, a blow-up of the same […]

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