Archive for the “Merbeings”
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 25th, 2013
“…Throughout the county of Staffordshire, strange, monstrous and terrible things lurk. Exotic big cats are said to roam Staffordshire’s thick woods. Ghostly black dogs with red, glowing eyes faithfully haunt and patrol its ancient roads and well-worn pathways…”
Read: Strange Creatures of the Regional Type »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 19th, 2013
“Interested in terrifying tales of Bigfoot? How about giant and monstrous snakes? Maybe legends of mermaids and mermen fascinate you. Or, perhaps, lake monsters and sea serpents are your thing…”
Read: Monsters of North Carolina »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 3rd, 2013
Animal Planet’s fake documentary draws real ire.
Read: Mermaids: Nonsense or Nuisance? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 1st, 2013
Following Animal Planet‘s mermaid ‘mock-umentary‘, here are some cases of supposed merbeings that do remain intriguing and unsolved: Further details can be obtained here on my ShukerNature blog.
Read: Mermaid Body Found? In Search of Folk With Fins »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 26th, 2013
Toward the tail-end of this year’s Monster Week, Animal Planet revisits this startling, groundbreaking topic in the much-anticipated follow-up special, MERMAIDS: THE NEW EVIDENCE, premiering Sunday, May 26, at 10 PM ET/PT.
Read: Mermaids: The New Evidence »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 25th, 2013
Maybe we’re asking the wrong question by just focusing on whether these haunting CGI merpeople are real or myth. The real question is: Why are we making our oceans too dangerous to sustain all life? That’s the message of the Animal Planet mermaid series. We don’t seem to pay much attention when our whales and dolphins are beaching on our shores because of the lethal military sonar. But we really tune in when half-human sea creatures, so much like us, are also dying.
Read: Mermaids on Animal Planet: What’s Myth? What’s Real? »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 21st, 2013
Here’s a scaly humanoid from the same bestiary in the Vatican Library (and clearly not intended to be a merman as its hands are not webbed and it has normal legs instead of a fish-tail). A severe case of ichthyosis, perhaps, as exhibited by certain supposed ‘fish boys’ displayed at various travelling sideshows and carnivals of the past?
Read: What Is It? (2) »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 20th, 2013
May 20, at 8 PM (ET/PT), Animal Planet’s Monster Week is back with all-new stories about the world’s most legendary and mysterious creatures. Monster Week, a week so big it lasts eight days, digs deep into our fascination with the unknown and proves that there are still real monsters out there…
Read: Animal Planet Kicks Off Monster Week! »
Posted by: KryptoKelly on February 28th, 2013
Why science wont investigate cryptozoology.
Read: Cryptozoology? No Need for an Apology »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 1st, 2013
Bored of the usual old routine? Feel like doing something really spectacular?
Why not join the cryptozoologist ranks and head on a trip across the globe in search of the most elusive, what some would even call mythological creatures.
Read: African Cryptotourism »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 1st, 2013
Real or fake?
What do the Cryptomundians think?
Read: Mermaid Body Found Washed Ashore »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2012
The Complete Bibliography. Wikipedia does not have the full list. Here’s my attempt.
Read: Cryptozoologist, Fortean, Social Scientist, Museum Director Loren Coleman: A Complete Book List »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 10th, 2012
Chris Woodyard’s contribution is an excellent one.
Read: Mermaid Maker »
Posted by: mystery_man on October 27th, 2012
In World War II Japanese forces were spread too far flung islands throughout the Pacific theater. These remote, exotic new locales occasionally presented strange, unknown creatures. Let’s take a crypto tour of some of these cryptozoological mysteries.
Read: World War II Cryptids Of The Pacific »
Posted by: mystery_man on October 26th, 2012
A strange account from World War II. Here I revisit a case I have written of before that has always intrigued me.
Read: The Curious Case Of The Orang Ikan »