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Megalania – A Monster Still Among Us?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 23rd, 2015


Is it feasible that the subtropical rainforests of Australia are home to gigantic, marauding lizards of twenty to thirty feet in length? Could such Jurassic Park-like beasts really remain hidden, undetected, and free to rampage around in near-unstoppable fashion? Just maybe, the answer is “yes.”

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Dung-Heaps, Devil-Pigs, and Monckton’s Gazeka

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 6th, 2014

With an area of more than 340,000 square miles, New Guinea is second only to Greenland as the largest island in the world (Australia is bigger than both but is officially deemed an island continent, rather than a mere island). Throughout its length and breadth, however, are dense and often little-explored rainforests where various surprising […]

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Kronos Rising Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 27th, 2014

…Kronos Rising delivers on the fun: it has plenty of plot twists, roller-coaster suspense, colorful characters, and action. On that score, I got my money’s worth.

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Free E-Book: Live Pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 26th, 2014


Jonathan David Whitcomb offers his e-book titled Live Pterosaurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea for free!

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Whither the Water Elephant?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 9th, 2014

Whereas the African pygmy elephant has attracted appreciable interest and even more appreciable controversy, both within and beyond the cryptozoological community, a second contentious proboscidean reported from the Dark Continent has received far less attention, but in my view is much more intriguing. This latter cryptid is the so-called water elephant. ((c) Markus Bühler The […]

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Nessie Is Not A Plessie

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 17th, 2014

“When the Wiltshire-based host asked me to comment on the theory that the Nessies are plesiosaurs, I replied it was complete nonsense. For a second or so, there was a noticeable silence…”

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Are Dinosaurs Really Extinct?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 27th, 2014

Numerous eyewitnesses have reported seeing a living dinosaur in the jungles of Cameroon. The locals refer to the creature as Mokele-Mbembe and it may be the last living sauropod dinosaur. The dinosaur sightings report a creature with a heavily armored body, a fringe of scales down its back, three foot circumference footprints, long neck, snake like head, a body as big as an elephant, claw-like feet and a long tail. In the MonsterQuest Episode “The Last Dinosaur”, the team goes to Africa in search of this last living dinosaur.

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In Search of the Congo Dinosaur

Posted by: John Kirk on May 27th, 2014

I want to let you in on a great documentary series done by my mate Wayne Hall. It’s called In Search of the Congo dinosaur.

Yes, there are creationist overtones which some may not agree with, but the essence of Mokele-mbembe research is captured in this series. This is a real passion of mine and I reckon that all the deprivations that me (my) mates and I have undergone has been worth it.

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Mokele Mbembe – A New Hunt Is On!

Posted by: John Kirk on May 9th, 2014

New findings concerning Mokele-mbembe have prompted us to launch a major expedition set for late 2014. Watch out for our crowd funding event with some great concessions, coming soon. Thanks for watching!

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Q & A With Kronos Rising Author

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

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Reviewed: Kronos Rising

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.

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Kronos Rising Soon!

Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 21st, 2014

Kronos Cover Final Front1

“After 65 Million years, the world’s greatest predator is back…. “

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Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 19th, 2014

“Martin Clemens has a good, thought-provoking new article at Mysterious Universe on the Woolly Mammoth, and specifically on whether or not attempts should be made to clone the creature…”

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Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm Under Fire?

Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 14th, 2014

We must remember that the best case for most cryptids at this point in time is based on ambiguous, circumstantial evidence and any possible connections to extinct animals are tenuous at best. Assuming the bulk of descriptive and photographic evidence might be correct and bear some resemblance to a known fossil form, we should not overlook the remarkable phenomenon of convergent evolution. It’s within the realm of possibility that some recently evolved animal, unknown to us in fossil form, has developed features similar to some well known extinct forms.

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Putting the Kibosh on Prehistoric Survivors?

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.

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