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West Virginia’s “Mountain Monsters”

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 31st, 2014

Summer nights we sat by a crackling fire alongside the creek waiting for a fish to take our bait. Then suddenly a loud splash followed by a strange sound moved over the darkened water. We told ourselves it was a fish or some woodland creature hidden in the night, to assure ourselves we were safe.

Another time while hunting raccoons in the dense dark woods, we waited for the dogs to pick up the scent of their prey. A tree’s branch rustled overhead and a heavy musk smell filled the night air; again we told ourselves we knew what waited beyond our lights in the darkness. Afraid of the deep woods or dark, no, but we sometimes wondered what hid in the deep woods of the western Appalachian Mountains.

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Big Black Cat in Texas

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 15th, 2014

Submitted by a Cryptomundian: Believe it or don’t, it happened, and I have never been able to explain it away. I was 10 years old and walking my german shepherd dog on my usual route through my elementary school on a Saturday, broad daylight. We rounded a corner and there was a gigantic black feline. […]

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Creature Weekend 2014: Cryptomundo Special Guest Announcement

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 12th, 2014

Cryptomundo’s special guest is John “Trapper” Tice of Destination America’s Mountain Monsters.


Trapper will be hanging out at the Cryptomundo table from 10-6:30 on Saturday, signing Mountain Monsters promo items.

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An ABC of British “Werecats”

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 29th, 2014

“…we are talking about nothing less than huge, black, bipedal cats. All of which brings us to the world of shape-shifters.”

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Paranormal Mystery Cats

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?”

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Photographing Cryptids for National Geographic Magazine

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 27th, 2014

Wouldn’t it be great to get photographs of Sasquatch or other cryptids like these?

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Britain’s Early ABCs

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!”

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A Cryptid “Hangar 18?”

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 30th, 2014

“Welcome to the controversial saga of the morgue of monsters.”

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Exposing Online Fakes and Frauds of the Cryptozoological Kind

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 […]

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Alien Big Cat Hoax

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…”

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New British Big Cat Reports

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…”

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Beware of the Wampus 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…”

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UK Big Cat Update

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.”

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Lyle Blackburn’s Top 10 Cryptids

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 13th, 2013

Lyle counts down his top 10 cryptids based on popularity.

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Monsters of West Virginia

Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 27th, 2013

“…it’s an excellent read, containing a great deal on Mothman, Thunderbirds, the Braxton County Monster, Alien Big Cats, Demon Dogs, werewolves and much more…”

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