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Cryptozoological Absurdities

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 21st, 2015

“…so many of the so-called cryptids that populate our planet are actually things that should be investigated by people with a deep knowledge of the world of the paranormal, the supernatural, and the occult, and not just zoology or cryptozoology…”

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Mysterious Lake Beasts of the Far North

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 20th, 2015

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The cold, rugged expanses of the northernmost U.S. state of Alaska naturally invite wonder and awe. Here is one of the last truly great wildernesses of North America; a relatively unexplored expanse of unspoiled mountains and ancient forests unfamiliar with the touch of humankind. Tucked within the sweeping vistas of pristine wild expanses is the magnificent Lake Illiamna. Here we are the strangers, merely existing in small settlements, eking out a living on the giant lake’s shores. Extending beyond those shores are the deep waters of one of the largest lakes in the United States and under those waters lurk hulking, dark shapes that cruise below the waves. For here in the far north, in this frigid lake ensconced by boundless wilderness far from modern civilization is the supposed watery domain of one of the most enigmatic and little understood lake monsters in the world.

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Vostok: Sequel to The Loch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2015

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

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Loch Ness mystery: Has Nessie sent a distress call?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 15th, 2015

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Do you think the signal came from Inverness Marina? Or was the Loch Ness Monster responsible for the call?

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In Search of Lake Monsters

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 12th, 2015

This pioneering classic in the field of cryptozoology covers not only the Loch Ness monster, but lake monsters from all over the world-from the Ogopogo of Canada and the “Patagonian Plesiosaur” of Argentina, to Idaho’s “Slimey Slim”‘ and Sweden’s “Storsjo,” along with the “Bunyip” of Australia and the strange monsters of South Africa. Peter Costello provides a detailed and fascinating overview of lake monster lore-and gives a convincing explanation of the identity of these elusive denizens.

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A Loch Ness Monster Sighting from 1909

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 11th, 2015

Most references to the Loch Ness Monster attribute modern sightings starting in 1933.

As I have stated before, it is one of the pillars of modern scepticism that the Loch Ness Monster was a media created and media sustained phenomenon beginning in 1933. Before that year, there was nothing but an echoing void. This man’s account suggests that theory can be thrown on the garbage heap.

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Loch Ness Monster Focus of Ad Campaign

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 9th, 2015

The Loch Ness monster will be the focus of a two million pound campaign to attract tourists to the north of Scotland.

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Loch Ness Monster: The unsolved mysteries of collisions with Nessie on the Loch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 26th, 2015

Scotland Now reporter Noel Young looks at two boat collisions on Loch Ness over the years which could solve the mystery of Nessie.

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In Search of Lake Monsters Resurfaces!

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 5th, 2015

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Excellent news for fans of cryptozoology in general and lake-monsters in particular. Anomalist Books have just released a new edition of Peter Costello’s classic study, In Search of Lake Monsters.

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Has The San Francisco Bay Monster Returned?

Posted by: Monster Island News on November 16th, 2014

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Many of you may be surprised to learn that people have been seeing something that resembles “The Loch Ness Monster” in the San Francisco Bay since the 1800s. Indeed there are hundreds of forms of marine animals and fish that call the area home and, reportedly, some form(s) of aquatic dinosaur(s) may be among their ranks.

For Bill and Bob Clark there is no doubt about it. Since their first encounter with one of these relics from the prehistoric past in 1985 the brothers have seen such creatures several times and cataloged numerous sightings from other eye witnesses.

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New Nessie Video Captured on iPhone

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 13th, 2014

Richard Collis, 58, spotted something strange in the water as he drove alongside the west shore of the loch – so he pulled over and took some video footage and photographs on his mobile phone.

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InfraRed Image of Nessie?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 23rd, 2014

Unseen infrared image of Loch Ness Monster Nessie to be revealed next weekend in Stirling.

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Cryptologic Radio Archive: Ken Gerhard

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 27th, 2014

This week our guest is Ken Gerhard. Ken is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and field researcher for The Centre for Fortean Zoology, as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for various research organizations. He has searched for evidence of mysterious animals and legendary beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, enigmatic winged creatures and even werewolves

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The Road to Loch Ness Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 25th, 2014

The last two years have been good for cryptozoology-themed fiction. We’ve had high-octane thrillers like Hawthorne’s Kronos Rising, atmospheric novels like Willis’ The Daedalus and the Deep, chillers like Below, a crypto subplot in a Dan Simmons epic, and the scariest crypto-thriller ever, Joseph Wallace’s superbly researched Endangered Species, just to name a few. The genre has never been healthier, in quantity or quality.

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Pepie: The Lake Monster of the Mississippi River Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 13th, 2014

Mention lake monsters and everyone immediately thinks of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, depending on how familiar they are with the creature. However, lake monster stories and folklore can be found on almost every country on the planet, and the U.S. is no different. Here, in our own backyard, a strange creatures is rumored to inhabit the murky depths of Lake Pepin, the widest naturally occurring part of the Mississippi River.

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