Archive for the “Sea Monsters”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 30th, 2013
From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts that preyed on ships and sailors alike, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures and have become the subject of many tall tales from the sea. Accounts of these creatures have also inspired cartographers and mapmakers, many of whom began decorating their maps with them to indicate unexplored areas or areas about which little was known. Whether swimming vigorously, gamboling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, the sea monsters that appear on medieval and Renaissance maps are fascinating and visually engaging. Yet despite their appeal, these monsters have never received the scholarly attention that they deserve.
Read: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 23rd, 2013
I don’t know what the source of this video is to be able to verify its authenticity.
Check it out here and see if you know anything
Read: New/Old Caddy Video? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 19th, 2013
Darin Naish returns to MonsterTalk to discuss his latest book, Cryptozoologicon: Volume I. From the well known to the very obscure, this book takes three looks at monsters. It critically examines them, but also speculates on what they might be like if they were real…
Read: MonsterTalk: Cryptozoologicon »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 18th, 2013
We see a lot of Bigfoot Horror flicks, but not that many sea serpent ones…
Watch the trailer here at Cryptomundo!
#deadsea #ItsFeedingTime #DontGoInTheWater
Read: Dead Sea: Don’t Go in the Water »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 15th, 2013
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.
Read: The Dragons of Oceania »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 12th, 2013
C. M. Kosemen on the Cryptozoologicon Book Launch
Read: A New Approach To Cryptozoology »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 11th, 2013
Darren Naish’s talk at the launch of the Cryptozoologicon… speculative zoology, scepticism, cryptozoology
Read: Cryptids, Speculation and Skepticism »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on November 28th, 2013
Hot on the heels of Mirabilis comes my latest, 20th book – Dragons in Zoology, Cryptozoology, and Culture, newly published by Coachwhip Publications (Greenville, Ohio), just in time for Christmas!
Read: The Dragons Have Landed! My All-New Second Dragons Book is Here! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 21st, 2013
The truth, finally revealed: live images of the very real, very terrifying Kraken in our new national television campaign.The Kraken Rum
Read: Release the Kraken! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 4th, 2013
Rhys Darby is needing Southern California cryptid eyewitnesses for a TV pilot shooting November 13-15, 2013.
Read: The Cryptid Factor is Seeking Cryptid Eyewitnesses »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 24th, 2013
In my opinion, the very best episode of MST3K ever!
Read: Speaking of MST3K… »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 6th, 2013
A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than real beast, washed ashore Tuesday (Oct. 1) at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria.
The beast measures some 30 feet (9 meters) in length and weighs a whopping 400 pounds (180 kilograms); and according to news reports, it is a specimen of Architeuthis dux, the largest invertebrate (animals without backbones) on Earth.
Read: Holy Calamari! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 30th, 2013
“…three men were out hunting ducks off the coast of Orkney when they encountered something far larger than wildfowl…”
Read: A Serpent of the Deep »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 1st, 2013
Sea monsters can be very deceiving, even when dead. It is well known that the decomposing carcase of a beached basking shark often transforms very dramatically, and deceptively, to yield what on first sight looks remarkably like a long-necked, four-flippered, slender-tailed, hairy plesiosaur-like creature. This is the so-called pseudo-plesiosaur effect. Similarly, when a sperm whale […]
Read: Two Sea Monsters For The Price Of One! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 22nd, 2013
A series of pictures provided by Spanish Civil Protection on Aug. 16 shows the creature found by residents in the Spanish coastal village of Villaricos. The carcass, measuring four to five meters in length, was in an advanced state of decomposition.
Read: Horned Sea Monster Washes Up On Spanish Coast »