Archive for the “River Monsters”


Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 10th, 2014

Cryptozoology is going mainstream! Nowadays, people can’t get enough of bipedal monsters, lake monsters, cave monsters, flying monsters, and mutated monsters. To feed this exploding appetite for monsters, it seems you can’t turn on the TV or go to the movies without seeing one of several different types of formats.

To help clarify the splintering genres, here’s an overview to help us all understand the various categories.

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Meanwhile at Loch Morar

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2014

…a sighting of the Loch Morar Monster being briefly seen almost wholly out of the water.

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The ‘Other’ Encounter Between a British Saint and a Lake Monster

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 19th, 2014

Every self-respecting cryptozoologist knows – or should know – about the famous encounter claimed for St Columba and the Loch Ness monster during the 6th Century AD (its specific date varies from one authority to another). Having said that, in reality the encounter apparently took place not in the loch itself but in the River Ness – so the creature in question may not have had any bearing upon the cryptids allegedly frequenting the loch, but may simply have been a vagrant sea creature of known form, such as a bearded seal or possibly even a walrus. Anyway, regardless of its specifics, this encounter is, as I say, a very famous one in the annals of cryptozoology. Far less famous, however, yet no less interesting, is the ‘other’ encounter between a British saint and a lake monster.

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Discovery: Beasts of the Bayou

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 16th, 2014

For hundreds of years, the marshes of Louisiana have been plagued by mysterious creatures intent on causing mass destruction. Some believe that these creatures are ones of mythical ancestry. Others believe there are more scientific explanations for the increased levels of destruction in the area over the years. Whose theories will be proven true? Featuring some familiar faces from Shark Week 2013‘s successful special Voodoo Sharks, Discovery Channel ventures deep into the bayou to explore all possible scenarios in its all new program, Beasts of the Bayou, premiering on July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT.

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American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 3rd, 2014

From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.

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‘Remains’ of Mythological Kappa to go on Show in Japan

Posted by: John Kirk on June 2nd, 2014


The Daily Mail in my old country is claiming some bones found in Japan are those of the mythical water cryptid the Kappa. I’m not so sure. Judge for yourself people.

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Lake Monster Commission Needs More Time

Posted by: John Kirk on May 18th, 2014


An Icelandic man is claiming the $4,500 in reward money offered for photographic or videographic proof of the existence of the Lagarfljot cryptid.

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Mokele Mbembe – A New Hunt Is On!

Posted by: John Kirk on May 9th, 2014

New findings concerning Mokele-mbembe have prompted us to launch a major expedition set for late 2014. Watch out for our crowd funding event with some great concessions, coming soon. Thanks for watching!

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What Cryptozoology Television Shows Do You Watch?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 21st, 2014

I think this is as good a post as any to ask a question. What crypto shows do you/have you watched?

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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


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


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


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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