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Plesiosaur Peril and the Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm

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.

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King Kong Returns!

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.

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The Expedition: Nature Has Evolved…

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…

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In Search of Prehistoric Survivors

Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 4th, 2014

Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors

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.

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Of Monsters and Mysteries; Roy Mackal Chased the Unknown

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.

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Pterosaur Sighting in Slidell, Louisiana

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.

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Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup

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?

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A Debate 65 Million Years in the Making

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.

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Surviving Dinosaurs in Africa?

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.

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I Thought I Saw A Terror Saur! Do Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Still Exist?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on October 7th, 2013

Pterosaur, red engraving

Could these cryptozoological creatures possibly be surviving pterosaurs? Read their histories here, and judge for yourself.

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Woolly Mammoth Filmed in 1943?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 6th, 2013

Is this real footage of a Woolly Mammoth filmed in Siberia in 1943?

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Evidence of Megalodon?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 3rd, 2013

Photographic evidence that the monster shark escaped extinction and is still alive today?

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Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 3rd, 2013

Tomorrow night on the Discovery Channel, Shark Week kicks off with Megalodon!

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Killer-Beasts of the Congo

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 10th, 2013

“The Congo River Basin is one of the most curious and dark regions of the modern world. While modern man often holds fast to the rather contentious view that we know all the flora and fauna this world has provided, there are strange legends that emanate from this region which may beg to differ…”

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Coelacanth DNA Does Some Weird Stuff!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 13th, 2013

The genome of a primitive fish that was once thought to have died when the dinosaurs did has now been sequenced by scientists — and when put into mice, some of the fish DNA caused mice to sprout limbs.

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