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Pleistocene Extinction Expert Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 4th, 2010

Paul S. Martin developed the idea that early humans had hunted North America’s Ice Age big game, including ground sloths, camels, mammoths and mastodons, to extinction. He took an active interest in cryptozoology. Images.

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What’s Your Favorite “Celebrity Cryptid”?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 9th, 2010

What about it? Which ones do you like, personally? Images.

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The Ichnological Evidence For ABSMs

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 14th, 2009

The study of tracks of all kinds forms a science of its own with a sound methodology. How can what was formerly learned about Sasquatch, Yeti, and other unknown hominoids’ tracks enhance future cryptozoology and hominology?

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Swimming Ground Sloths

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 8th, 2009

What if some sea monster stories were actually based on these unique species? Image.

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Cultural Hominology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2009

Do some hairy hominids demonstrate culture? An insightful contribution from T. Peter Park. Images.

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Dead Bigfoot Photo?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 16th, 2009

What is shown in this image? Where was it taken? By whom? When? Of what? Images.

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Darwin’s Cryptid

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 8th, 2009

Few in cryptozoology realize that Charles Darwin is quite directly linked and responsible for a species that may be the source of an ongoing cryptid investigation. Images.

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New Book On 1929 Ameranthropoid Hoax

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 22nd, 2008

French cryptozoologist Michel Raynal passes along word on a new book involving a supposed ape discovered in South America. Images.

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Should Homin Replace Bigfoot?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 5th, 2008

Time for a change? What do you think? Should we follow the Russians? Ivan T. Sanderson, in the 1960s, tried to convince everyone to use “Oh-Mah.” Grover Krantz wanted people to employ the term “Sasquatch” instead of “Bigfoot.” Is there a movement afoot for change?

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Amomongo Hominoid Terrorizes Philippines

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 5th, 2008

The amomongo (loosely, gorilla) is a creature of Philippine cryptozoology described as hairy, man-sized and ape-like with long nails. Terror is gripping residents of haciendas in Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, Philippines, following the reported existence of a man-sized creature, who recently attacked two residents and disemboweled animals in the area. Elias Galvez and […]

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India’s Mande Barung

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 17th, 2008

In the US it’s known as Bigfoot, in Canada as Sasquatch, in Brazil as Mapinguary, in Australia as a Yowie, in Indonesia as Sajarang Gigi and, most famously of all, in Nepal as a Yeti. The little known Indian version of this legendary ape-like creature is called Mande Barung – or forest man – and […]

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Blogsquatching: Interface and Malfunction

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 4th, 2008

Carl Diehl’s Metaphortean Space nicely adds a shiny chrome, intellectually-friendly frame around his insights into “blogsquatching”: An interface is typically designed to make the new domain easier for a “user” to comprehend. When this remediation works, the user is fairly oblivious to the crossing-over that is going on. On the contrary, malfunction typically calls attention […]

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Brazilian Hominoids Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 30th, 2008

Before you jump to any conclusions, remember “hominoids” includes humans, hominids, anthropoids, and pongids. What has been discovered, actually? What would happen if an undiscovered group of so-called “Brazilian Indians” was found, and among them were seen “near-humans”? Would anyone take the possibilities seriously? In a time when Google Earth is spotting hidden huts in […]

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Monster Quest II

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 27th, 2008

It is Tuesday, May 27, 2008, and the History Channel, on behalf of “Monster Quest II,” is here in Portland, Maine, with a film producer and crew today to digitally film interviews with me about cryptozoology, in the context of a five hour tour of the International Cryptozoology Museum. Their snippets of the interviews, b-roll, […]

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Yucatan Gorillas

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2008

French cryptozoologist Michel Raynal writes: “You may remember that in the Ameranthropoid saga, there is a frequent mention of gorilla-like statues found in Yucatan. Montandon alluded to these statues in 1929, and published an article with photographs in 1931.” Raynal shares these with Cryptomundo: Link to document. Gorilla-like statues in Yucatan

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