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Megalania – A Monster Still Among Us?

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 23rd, 2015

Megalania

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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The Last of the Irish Elks?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 15th, 2015

One of the most spectacular members of the Eurasian Pleistocene megafauna was the Irish elk Megaloceros giganteus. Formally described in 1799, it is also aptly known as the giant deer, as its largest known representatives were only marginally under 7 ft tall at the shoulder and bore massive antlers spanning up to 12 ft, but did this magnificent species linger on into historic times?

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Exploring American Monsters: Alaska

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 1st, 2015

Alaska is big. At 663,300 square miles, it’s about the size of Germany, Poland, and France.

That’s a lot of open area for bear, moose, and killer whales, but it’s also a haven for monsters.

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Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 28th, 2014

Dr Georg Wilhelm Steller was a German physician and naturalist participating during the early 1740s in the last of Danish explorer Vitus Bering’s Russian expeditions to the Arctic waters (now called the Bering Sea) separating Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula from Alaska. During this expedition, Steller documented many new species of animal, including four very contentious forms that continue to arouse cryptozoological curiosity even today.

Read: Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys »


Caterpillar Bears, Bulldog Bears, and God Bears – Ursine Cryptids of Kamchatka

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 10th, 2014

In spring 1987, amid the far northeastern Kamchatka peninsula region of what was then the Soviet Union but is now Russia, hunter Rodion Sivolobov obtained the skin of a giant white bear. To most eyes, it might simply look like the pelt of an over-sized polar bear, but according to Sivolobov, and the area’s local […]

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Sasquatch Like Bacon and Other Interesting Monsters! Facts

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 2nd, 2014

The San Diego Museum of Man has a new Monsters Exhibit showcasing different monsters from around the world and the history behind them.

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Photographic Evidence of the White Death Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 11th, 2014

The team heads north to the outskirts of the deserted town of Paxson, Alaska, to investigate sightings of a huge feline roaming the area. Legend has it the area is inhabited by a vicious, white tiger who gains a stripe on his coat with each human kill.

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Alaska Monsters: The Alaskan Tiger

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 10th, 2014

Hot on the trail of Alaska’s Tiger, Todd devises a Blow Gun Trap, while Levi figures out a way to wirelessly trigger it. The team must take to the marsh after a creature that legend says gets a black stripe down its back after every human kill.

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Alaska Monsters: The Northern Giant

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 3rd, 2014

Todd and Rhett build a big, bad trap to catch an even bigger and badder predator. The team is on the run from start to finish during the Midnight Hunt with the help of a GPS tracking system they install.

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Hunters Encounter A Frightening Bear Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 2nd, 2014

With the help of a GPS tracking system they installed, the team is on the run, from start to finish, during the midnight hunt.

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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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Giant Black Unicorns, a Chinese Quasi-Rhino Figurine, and the Enigma of Elasmotherium

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 14th, 2014

A very considerable number of unicorn varieties have been differentiated in legends and folklore from around the world – everything from shape-shifting were-unicorns, carnivorous rabbit unicorns, polar bear unicorns with glowing horns, web-footed unicorns, swivel-horned unicorns, and man-eating unicorns with musical horns, to unicorn birds, unicorn snakes, unicorn snails, unicorn pigs, artificially-induced unicorns, and even two-horned unicorns (surely a contradiction in terms!).

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The Dragons of Oceania

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 15th, 2013

Bunyip-Richard-Svensson

Dragons belonging to the wingless but quadrupedal classical category are most closely associated with Europe, but some have been reported far away from that continent.

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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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More on Camel Spiders and Other Alleged Giant Spiders

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 8th, 2013

Amazing arachnids in Vietnam…

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