Archive for the “Living Fossils”
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: Scott Mardis on March 21st, 2014
“After 65 Million years, the world’s greatest predator is back…. “
Read: Kronos Rising Soon! »
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…”
Read: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth »
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.
Read: Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm Under Fire? »
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 11th, 2014
Vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish has posted a wonderful article on the probable behavior and lifestyles of plesiosaurs at his Scientific American blog, Tetrapod Zoology. This is obviously of interest to those in cryptozoology with questions regarding what we know about real plesiosaurs versus speculation about “long necked sea monsters”. Dr. Naish himself does not endorse the “relict plesiosaur” theory but is open minded to the giant long necked seal idea.
Read: Plesiosaur Peril and the Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm »
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 20th, 2013
Monsters don’t exist. Except when they do. And extinction is forever, except when it isn’t. So, which animals are mythical and which are in hiding?
Read: Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 19th, 2013
The idea of dinosaurs still roaming the earth was left up for debate, whether they are hiding in the Congo or swimming in Loch Ness.
Read: A Debate 65 Million Years in the Making »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 7th, 2013
A free presentation on surviving dinosaurs that is open to the public on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 6 PM at
Utah Valley University in Orem, UT.
Read: Surviving Dinosaurs in Africa? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on October 7th, 2013
Could these cryptozoological creatures possibly be surviving pterosaurs? Read their histories here, and judge for yourself.
Read: I Thought I Saw A Terror Saur! Do Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Still Exist? »