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Bird Extinct 139 Years Rediscovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 7th, 2007

This old public domain painting is of Acrocephalus palustris, a species related to Acrocephalus orinus just rediscovered. A bird presumed to have been extinct for well over 100 years has been rediscovered in a pristine coastal wetland in Petchaburi, on the Gulf of Thailand. The large-billed reed warbler (Acrocephalus orinus) had not been seen since […]

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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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Last Seen in 1990, Parrot Found

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 18th, 2007

Night Parrot, Pezoporus occidentalis by William T Cooper from Australian Parrots. Breaking news for Monday, February 19, 2007, out of Queensland, Australia, acknowledges that a parrot thought extinct has been found. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service says the discovery of a rare bird in outback Queensland will probably attract worldwide scientific interest. Rangers found […]

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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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Kokako Becomes A Cryptid

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2007

Extinct? Which one? In less detailed media reports you may hear today or over the weekend, the New Zealand Ko¯kako has been declared extinct. Sad news indeed, but let’s be specific. It is not an entire species that is being declared extinct. Once again, also, there are hints that this may be another subspecies, despite […]

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Cryptozoology Wednesday

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 10th, 2007

A new site to check out: Anomaly TV: Cryptozoology Wednesday. What do you think about it? One place to find all the Bigfoot videos you have been looking for? Word on replays of Mothman documentaries? Updates on when A & E, National Geographic, Travel Channel, History Channel and other repeats or new programs are going […]

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Looking for Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers in South Carolina

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 31st, 2006

Birders hunt elusive wonder Experts scour Congaree Swamp for ivory-billed woodpecker Wednesday, December 27, 2006 BY BO PETERSEN The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) GADSDEN – The deeper into the swamp the birders go, the quieter they get. They look tiny and elfin beneath the mammoth sweet gum and tupelo trees. Their prey is the […]

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Top Ten List of Cryptomundo’s Top Ten Lists of 2006

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 23rd, 2006

1. The Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories of 2006 2. Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2006 3. Top Ten Creepy Fossil Finds of 2006 4. The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2006 5. The Top Cryptofiction Books of 2006 6. Top Ten Cryptozoo Mystery Photographs of 2006 7. 2006′s Passings of Cryptozoologists and Others 8. 2006 Cryptoholiday […]

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The Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories of 2006

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 23rd, 2006

The Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories of 2006 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoology A to Z 1. Darlings of Cryptozoology Videotaped: Coelacanth and Giant Squid 2. Lost Worlds Revealed 3. New European Mammal and Others Discovered 4. Discoveries Debated: Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Kouprey 5. Africa Explored: Mokele-mbembe Quest, Gambia Expedition, and SEALs’ Secret Mission 6. Lake Monsters […]

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The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2006

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 15th, 2006

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2006 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist Author, Cryptozoology A to Z, Bigfoot!, and Tom Slick It is time for the annual top picks for the best cryptozoology books of 2006, with attention to each book’s individual achievements noted in recognition of its unique niche within the cryptozoological literature this year. Since […]

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Post-Discovery: Still Bigfoot? Nessie? Chupacabras? Thunderbird?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 1st, 2006

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust your screen. We are controlling transmission. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity (actually, we can’t and the cartoon above is out of focus, on purpose). For the next few minutes, sit quietly and we […]

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Loren’s Top 50 Cryptids

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 28th, 2006

Please click to enlarge this image of Bigfoot as drawn by Paul Smith, and sepia-colorized for the cover of Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America The Top 50 Cryptids From Around The World Cryptids are the yet-to-be discovered animals or recovered supposedly extinct zoological species that are being sought by cryptozoologists, zoologists, anthropologists, […]

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Winged Mystery

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 9th, 2006

Winged Mystery A woodpecker considered the Holy Grail of bird-watchers could be in Pearl River Basin Sunday, October 08, 2006 By Jenny Hurwitz For nearly half a century, Susan Epps has been haunted by the specter of an ivory-billed bird. She claimed her first sighting in 1958, at age 10, while scouting the fringes of […]

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Happy Birthday Cryptomundo!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 29th, 2006

(Click on image to see full size version, enhanced by shockbeton) It is a few minutes beyond midnight in the East, and a year ago today – on September 29, 2005 – Cryptomundo was born. Thank you everyone, for a wonderful first year of Cryptomundo! The images here are a quick trip down memory lane. […]

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