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Mystery River Mammals of Japan

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 7th, 2014

“The waterways of Japan have long been home to many mysteries, with a large number of accounts of various strange creatures lurking in the depths of Japans rivers, lakes, and coasts…”

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Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm Under Fire?

Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 14th, 2014

We must remember that the best case for most cryptids at this point in time is based on ambiguous, circumstantial evidence and any possible connections to extinct animals are tenuous at best. Assuming the bulk of descriptive and photographic evidence might be correct and bear some resemblance to a known fossil form, we should not overlook the remarkable phenomenon of convergent evolution. It’s within the realm of possibility that some recently evolved animal, unknown to us in fossil form, has developed features similar to some well known extinct forms.

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Plesiosaur Peril and the Prehistoric Survivor Paradigm

Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 11th, 2014

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Vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish has posted a wonderful article on the probable behavior and lifestyles of plesiosaurs at his Scientific American blog, Tetrapod Zoology. This is obviously of interest to those in cryptozoology with questions regarding what we know about real plesiosaurs versus speculation about “long necked sea monsters”. Dr. Naish himself does not endorse the “relict plesiosaur” theory but is open minded to the giant long necked seal idea.

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Mama Creech

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 8th, 2014

Mama Creech: As we celebrate 60 years of Creech this week, we would be remiss if didn’t mention the amazingly talented (and often overlooked) genius who created the Creature, Milicent Patrick. The Creature is one of the few Universal monsters who was arguably more famous than the actors behind the makeup. Legendary!Famous Monsters of Filmland

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Happy Anniversary Creature!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 6th, 2014

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Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of The Creature From the Black Lagoon‘s theatrical release.

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Cryptids in Utah Folklore

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 25th, 2014

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Last year, Danny Stewart gave a presentation at his university named Surviving Dinosaurs in Africa?

Now he’s back with a presentation that includes some of our favorite cryptids, Bigfoot and lake monsters.

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Swamp Monster Skull Found in Texas

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 4th, 2014

A toothy, long-nosed skull found in Texas belonged to a “swamp monster” that lived more than 200 million years ago.

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That Damn Green-Clawed Beast!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 26th, 2014

…a mother is viciously attacked in a river by the Green Clawed Beast

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Monsters and Mysteries in America: Ohio Grassman, Green-Clawed Beast, Big Muddy Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 26th, 2014

A family’s day hike turns into nightmare when the children run off on their own and encounter the monstrous Grassman, a mother is viciously attacked in a river by the Green Clawed Beast and multiple Murphrysboro residents meet the Big Muddy Monster.

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The Dragons of Oceania

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 15th, 2013

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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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Volume 2 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is Here!

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?

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The Lake Monsters of America

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 5th, 2013

People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Early maps had voids of knowledge marked with warnings that “Here be Dragons,” sasquatches are believed to be prowling the thick forests, and legends tell of strange creatures that might be concealed beneath the surface of our lakes. Here we present our map of American lake monsters, showing the spread of cryptids that might be lurking in the depths of the waters of the United States.

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Mekong River Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 1st, 2013

Interesting video of an unknown creature in Thailand’s Mekong River.

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The Iraqi Afa – A Middle Eastern Mystery Lizard

Posted by: Karl Shuker on November 21st, 2013

One of the world’s most obscure cryptozoological reptiles is the afa – a Middle Eastern mystery lizard briefly reported by explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger in his book The Marsh Arabs (1964).   But what can it be – and does it even still exist today? Further details can be found here on my ShukerNature blog.

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The Cryptid Factor is Seeking Cryptid Eyewitnesses

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 4th, 2013

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Rhys Darby is needing Southern California cryptid eyewitnesses for a TV pilot shooting November 13-15, 2013.

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