Archive for the “Living Dinosaurs”
Posted by: Scott Mardis on May 4th, 2014
Like many people, I’ve followed the hunts for the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and an assortment of other cryptids, over the years. Given the vastness of our largely unexplored oceans, it wouldn’t surprise me to have a supposedly extinct marine predator turn up entangled in a trawler’s net tomorrow. You just never know. ~ Max Hawthorne
Read: Q & A With Kronos Rising Author »
Posted by: Monster Island News on April 29th, 2014
For the filmmakers overseeing such a complex operation, there was perhaps nothing more challenging or exhilarating than the creation of its main event. “Toho had given us their blessing to re-envision the character, but it was equally important to us as well as Toho that Godzilla look like Godzilla,” Tull says. “We wanted to bring him into contemporary reality while not steering too far from the classic silhouette that so many of us grew up with, and Gareth and the entire team walked that line with passion and inspiration.”
Read: Godzilla – Breathing New Life into a 60-year-old Legend »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on April 28th, 2014
Freed by chance geologic events from the refuge that saved its kind 65 million years previously, a Mesozoic horror rises to engulf a quaint East Coast Florida town. An 80-foot eating machine that’s neither fish nor mammal, the relentless beast wreaks havoc in the already-complicated lives of several disparate people: a former Olympic fencing champion turned small town sheriff, a conservationist/marine biologist and a psychotic politician. Some other Mesozoic dietary staples of this monster make cameos along the way, as well as some familiar “sea monsters” of modern oceans.
Read: Reviewed: Kronos Rising »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 28th, 2014
In a spectacular reveal, Award-Winning film producer Ben Loyd Holmes (The Hike, Art Of Darkness) announces that his latest production, “The Expedition” has brought dinosaurs back from extinction!
Read: News: Dinosaurs Found Living in the Amazon »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 21st, 2014
“After 65 Million years, the world’s greatest predator is back…. “
Read: Kronos Rising Soon! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 13th, 2014
Sharon Hill, geologist, skeptic, and Sounds Sciencey columnist, has given the boot (boot? Hill? Get it?) to the claims that prehistoric survivors are still roaming around causing cryptozoologists to get all excited.
Read: Putting the Kibosh on Prehistoric Survivors? »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 10th, 2014
“The most famous photograph has now been shown to be a fake, but could there be an unknown mammal or even reptile of large dimension swimming in a Scottish lake? Sure there could. That we don’t know about? Sure there could. Who say’s no?”
Read: Carl Sagan and the Loch Ness “Monsters” »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 10th, 2014
King Kong is set to make its return to the Universal Orlando Resort. The great ape, star of movies from the 1933 Fay Wray original to the 2005 Peter Jackson blockbuster, once made a home at Universal Studios Florida, before the Kongfrontation ride closed in 2002 to make way for the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster. When Kong returns, it will be to Universal Orlando’s other theme park, Islands of Adventure.
Read: King Kong Returns! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 9th, 2014
Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team led by a respected Professor embark on an Expedition to protect vulnerable and endangered species… but when their superstitious guides abandon them, the team, desperate to complete their study, begin to realize there is more to the jungle than they could have ever imagined and that they are in the hunting ground of a true apex predator… And now they will be the ones on the endangered list…
Read: The Expedition: Nature Has Evolved… »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 4th, 2014
Of all of my 20 books, none has attracted such acclaim but also such controversy as In Search of Prehistoric Survivors. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of its original publication in 1995, and having received countless requests from readers over the years for its republication (after having been out of print for a number of years now), I am happy to say that following a protracted period of time doing the rounds of prospective publishers, it was accepted for publication just over a year ago, and I am working upon it with a view to its achieving a timely 2015 reappearance.
Read: In Search of Prehistoric Survivors »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 28th, 2013
Roy Mackal was part of a unique and sometimes ridiculed fraternity of explorers whose members are never happier than when they are sinking waist-deep into the unguent mud of the jungle or navigating the skirling fog of Loch Ness.
Read: Of Monsters and Mysteries; Roy Mackal Chased the Unknown »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 26th, 2013
A recent sighting of a living pterosaur.
What amazing encounters! In California, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and many other states, eyewitnesses have seen strange featherless creatures flying overhead. These are not bats; most have long tails and are bigger than any bat.
Read: Pterosaur Sighting in Slidell, Louisiana »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 19th, 2013
Darin Naish returns to MonsterTalk to discuss his latest book, Cryptozoologicon: Volume I. From the well known to the very obscure, this book takes three looks at monsters. It critically examines them, but also speculates on what they might be like if they were real…
Read: MonsterTalk: Cryptozoologicon »
Posted by: John Kirk on December 16th, 2013
His loss is tremendous and we will always remember Roy’s immense contribution to Cryptozoology. Rest in peace dear friend.
Read: RIP Dr. Roy P. Mackal »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 15th, 2013
Dragons belonging to the wingless but quadrupedal classical category are most closely associated with Europe, but some have been reported far away from that continent.
Read: The Dragons of Oceania »