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Champ Challenge

Posted by: Katy Elizabeth on May 17th, 2015

You probably are aware of “Champ” the legendary sea monster of Lake Champlain, often dubbed the American Nessie, referring to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. Though no concrete evidence exists, no one has disproved him either. Hundreds of people, spanning several centuries, claim to have seen Champ, though descriptions do vary. Champ has been described as being anywhere from 10 to over 150 feet long. Some sightings claim to have seen humps, some claim Champ is snake-like. Some have seen a horse-like head, while others have seen horns or antlers. The famous Sandra Mansi photograph, taken in the late 1970s, provided a visual view of at least something and experts, who examined the photo, claimed it was not a fake.

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True Supernatural: Chupacabra, Kraken

Posted by: Ken Gerhard on April 22nd, 2015

Premieres Wednesday, April 22 at 9 pm CST on Destination America

Vampiric beasts have attacked livestock across southern Texas for years, now scientists DNA test 3 Chupacabra specimens to identify the creature. And, why some believe bones in the Nevada desert prove that the legendary Kraken is more than a myth.

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Reminder: Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 24th, 2015

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Watch the event streamed live here starting at 6:30 PM Pacific tonight!

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Sea Monsters: Fact Or Fiction?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 23rd, 2015

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Join the Vancouver Aquarium for a presentation on prehistoric and modern day sea monsters.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.

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Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 23rd, 2015

Dragons, Bigfoot, chupacabras, unicorns, mermaids. These legendary creatures have captured imaginations, inspired art and culture, and spurred wild speculation. In the new exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids, opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Friday, March 20, the world’s most enduring fantastical beings come to life through dazzling statues and models—such as a unicorn and 17-foot-long dragon—and are examined more critically through real fossils and cultural objects that have created generations of lore.

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The Camp Fircom Caddy Carcase – Monster or Montage?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on March 9th, 2015

Few cryptozoologists will be unaware of the Naden Harbour carcase – an enigmatic serpentine animal carcase removed from the stomach of a dead whale at a whaling station in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands in July 1937, and thought by some cryptozoologists to have been a juvenile Caddy, the elusive sea serpent of Cadboro Bay, British Columbia. Today, this mysterious carcase is long-lost, but three famous photos of it still exist. Far less familiar than the Naden Harbour carcase photographs, conversely, are two Caddy-linked pictures that were first brought to my notice 20 years ago. To my knowledge, they had never previously received any cryptozoological attention, and even today they remain little-publicised.

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Nerd Nite: Monsters Revealed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 7th, 2015

Have you seen any “sea monsters” in the coastal waters of the northeast Pacific? You may have seen the Cadborosaurus, or “Caddy” for short. Dr. Paul LeBlond is an Emeritus Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC and has an interest in sea-monsters.

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Vostok: Sequel to The Loch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2015

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

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Discovering Cadborosaurus

Posted by: John Kirk on February 12th, 2015

As of today Cryptomundians will be able to order the long awaited Discovering Cadborosaurus by Paul LeBlond, John Kirk and Jason Walton from Hancock House books.

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True Supernatural: Chupacabra, Kraken

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 11th, 2015

Vampiric beasts have attacked livestock across southern Texas for years, now scientists DNA test 3 Chupacabra specimens to identify the creature. And, why some believe bones in the Nevada desert prove that the legendary Kraken is more than a myth.

Read: True Supernatural: Chupacabra, Kraken »


Oarfish Origins, and a Very (Un?)likely Sea Serpent

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 30th, 2014

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One of the world’s most fascinating, spectacular, and mysterious sea creatures must surely be the giant oarfish Regalecus glesne.

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Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 28th, 2014

Dr Georg Wilhelm Steller was a German physician and naturalist participating during the early 1740s in the last of Danish explorer Vitus Bering’s Russian expeditions to the Arctic waters (now called the Bering Sea) separating Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula from Alaska. During this expedition, Steller documented many new species of animal, including four very contentious forms that continue to arouse cryptozoological curiosity even today.

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My Menagerie of Marvels is Here!

Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 9th, 2014

…the publication of The Menagerie of Marvels, whose subtitle, A Third Compendium of Extraordinary Animals, reveals that it is volume #3 in my series dealing with extraordinary animals from both cryptozoology and mainstream zoology.

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Something Ate This Shark…But What?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 8th, 2014

You know, there’s a reason I have a shark theory

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Cryptologic Radio: Adam Davies-Manbeasts: A Personal Investigation

Posted by: Shannon LeGro on November 19th, 2014

This week our guest is British author and cryptozoological investigator/researcher Adam Davies. Adam has been all over the world investigating and researching a wide array of cryptids. From the Orang Pendek in Sumatra, the Almasty is Russia, the Death Worm of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, the Mokele Mbembe in the Congo of Africa, the Seljord Serpent in Norway, the Yeti in Nepal, the Mande Burung in India, the Yeren in China, and most recently the Sasquatch of North America. He has appeared on numerous television programs and channels including The National Geographic Channel’s specials entitled Russian Bigfoot and Ape-Man, Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot episode titled Indonesia’s Little Bigfoot, and History Channel’s Monster Quest episodes; The Real Hobbit, The Abominable Snowman, and China’s Wildman.

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