Archive for the “Mystery Cats”
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 16th, 2014
As so often happens during my cryptozoological researches, while seeking something entirely different while browsing online this morning I came upon a remarkable engraving that may have some bearing upon the speckled mystery cat saga.
Albertus Seba (1665-1736), a Dutch pharmacist by trade but inflamed by an unquenchable passion for collecting zoological specimens, was so successful financially in his work that he was able to assemble not one but two truly spectacular, prodigious collections of unprecedented size and scope that gained international acclaim.
Read: Albertus Seba and a Pair of Speckle-coated Mystery Big Cats from the 1750s »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 13th, 2014
Jardine’s enigmatic 19th-Century illustration of a putative speckle-coated jaguar
Read: Anomalous Jaguars and Other Speckled Mystery Cats From South America »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 11th, 2014
“Images from the manual, which was digitised by the University of Pennsylvania, appear to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves.”
Read: Cats With Jet Packs! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 3rd, 2014
Nessie and family ((c) Richard Svensson)
What do Cannock Chase, Renwick, Exmoor, Drummans, Falmouth Bay, and Bala Lake all have in common? If I added Loch Ness to the list, I’m sure that you’d guess much more readily. Yes indeed, they are all locations in Britain linked to sightings of mystery creatures.
Read: My Top 10 Cryptozoological Locations in Britain »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 27th, 2014
“A large black cat seen at an ancient historical site, a second encountered while the witness was in a distinctly altered state, and a third seen racing across a road: what do they all have in common?”
Read: Paranormal Mystery Cats »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 27th, 2014
Wouldn’t it be great to get photographs of Sasquatch or other cryptids like these?
Read: Photographing Cryptids for National Geographic Magazine »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 24th, 2014
“For decades, reports have surfaced all across the British Isles of sightings of what have become known as “Alien Big Cats,” or ABCs. Ascertaining where, exactly, the creatures come from is an issue that has, in many ways, polarized the ABC research community into various camps. And, it scarcely needs saying, the debate has sometimes reached near-inflammatory proportions!”
Read: Britain’s Early ABCs »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 30th, 2014
“Welcome to the controversial saga of the morgue of monsters.”
Read: A Cryptid “Hangar 18?” »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on January 10th, 2014
The internet is the natural home of some very unnatural creatures – fakes, frauds, and the falsely identified. Many of them attract only fleeting, transient attention before being soundly exposed and permanently discredited. However, there is also a hardcore set whose members simply refuse to die – being revived time and time again by unsuspecting […]
Read: Exposing Online Fakes and Frauds of the Cryptozoological Kind »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on December 13th, 2013
“Two City of London forest keepers had quite a fright on Wednesday when they peered through the fog and spotted what appeared to be a black panther in Epping Forest, Essex…”
Read: Alien Big Cat Hoax »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 5th, 2013
Do undiscovered mini-man-beasts inhabit the tiny Indonesian island of Flores? Is a king cheetah depicted in an Indian painting from the Mughal Empire? How can the diversity of lake monsters in Spain be explained? What is the identity of a controversial African ape called the koolookamba?
Read: Volume 2 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is Here! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on December 4th, 2013
“The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat…”
Read: New British Big Cat Reports »
Posted by: Ken Gerhard on November 29th, 2013
New felid discovery from Brazil!
Read: A New Species of Wild Cat »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 9th, 2013
“The Wampus Cat has the distinction of being one of the most feared monsters in the folklore of the South…”
Read: Beware of the Wampus Cat »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 3rd, 2013
“The stuff of rural legend, for decades apparent sightings of big cats stalking the British countryside have been dismissed as fantasy or hoax. But now, a scientist has uncovered tantalising evidence pointing towards the existence of such creatures living in the wild.”
Read: UK Big Cat Update »