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Chupacabras: The Truth About a Strange Blood-Sucking Monster

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 13th, 2016

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A trail of bodies, seemingly left behind by the vampire-like chupacabra, enabled one man to solve the mystery

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Linnaeus’s Fury Worm – The History and Mystery of a Hellish Micro-Assassin

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 7th, 2016

Can a tiny creature that doesn’t even exist inflict agonising pain and even death upon its human victims? Ordinarily, I would say no – but the history (and mystery) of a virtually forgotten yet decidedly bizarre micro-assassin known as Furia infernalis, the hellish fury worm, is anything but ordinary.

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If Bigfoot Were Real

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 28th, 2016

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You will, I’m sure, have heard of the unconfirmed North American primate vernacularly termed Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

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What the Fouke?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 10th, 2016

A Skeptical discussion of the Boggy Creek Monster with Lyle Blackburn on the MonsterTalk podcast.

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Monster Talk: Bigfoot Skepticism

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 26th, 2016

Eugenie Scott is an anthropologist but is probably most well known for her work fighting against Creationism in the American public education system as director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Perhaps less well-known is the fact that she’s long been interested in Bigfoot. In this episode of MonsterTalk we discuss Bigfoot, science promotion, and the usefulness of thinking about monsters in honing critical thinking skills.

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Today in Bigfoot History | 2009 | Hopeful Skeptic Says Both Bigfoot Camps Need Help

Posted by: Guy Edwards on January 14th, 2016

Today in 2009 Eugenie Scott spoke at the Ask a Scientist event in San Francisco. The topic that night was Bigfoot. As an anthropologist and a skeptic Eugenie seems to have more patience for bigfooters than she has for creationist.

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Where are the Cryptoarcheologists and Cryptopaleontologists?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 18th, 2015

So if you’re looking for Bigfoot – or any cryptid, for that matter – put down the infrared camera and pick up a book on anatomy and get busy combing the museums for remains. Read old journals and catalogs of finds. Ask your local fossil club to let you tag along when they go to “Bigfoot country.” In short, if you’re serious, get serious about finding REAL physical evidence. If a great ape ever lived in North America, he had to leave some of himself behind.

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Investigating the Locust Dragon of Nicolaes de Bruyn

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 1st, 2015

As a fervent browser of bestiaries, illuminated manuscripts, and other sources of antiquarian illustrations portraying a vast diversity of grotesque, extraordinary beasts that ostensibly bear no resemblance or relation to any species known to science, I am rarely surprised nowadays by any zoological depictions that I encounter in such sources. A few days ago, however, I was not just surprised but also thoroughly bemused – bewildered, even – by a truly remarkable picture that I happened to chance upon online.

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The Beast of Gévaudan – Wolf, Man…or Wolf-Man?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 24th, 2015

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Between June 1764 and June 1767, a hideous series of killings, as grisly as they were plentiful (somewhere around 80 to 113 human victims, plus many injured survivors), occurred in a village-speckled district of Lozère, southeastern France, called Gévaudan. Their perpetrator became known as the Beast of Gévaudan, but more than two centuries of speculation have failed to stem the controversy regarding its precise identity. Just what was the Beast of Gévaudan? An animal? A man? Or something more?

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Cryptologic Radio: Sharon Hill- Founder of Doubtful News

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 8th, 2015

Tonight, Wednesday, July 8th-5pm PST/8pm EST

Sharon Hill, P.G., EdM, is a geologist with a specialty in science and society and public outreach for science. She is the creator and editor of the unique critical thinking blog DoubtfulNews.com that casts an informed and skeptical eye on questionable topics that appear in the media such as the paranormal, alternative medicine claims, pseudoscience, and anomalies.

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SasWhat: Squatchy Skepticism

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 26th, 2015

In this episode Mark and Seth dive, head-first into the skeptical end of the pool. They talk about some “infamous” books that are somewhat skeptical toward the existence of Bigfoot and discuss some well-known Bigfoot skeptics. All while approaching the subject from both sides of the fence.

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ThinkerThunker – Bigfoot vs Buffalo Top 5 Objections

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 12th, 2015

Just how smart are Bigfoot Skeptics? Take a look, let’s see.

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Exposing the ‘Dead Bigfoot Photo’ – The Bear Facts!

Posted by: Karl Shuker on April 11th, 2015

On November 21 2006, Craig Woolheater posted on Cryptomundo the following very intriguing photo, which has since become popularly referred to as ‘the dead bigfoot photo’, together with a request for any information available concerning it…

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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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Talking Shit With Dr. Todd and Natalia: Pitch Video For a Real Person Budget!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 6th, 2015

Interwebs, it’s time for “Talking Shit with Dr. Todd and Natalia” to take it to the next level! Check out our pitch video get sponsors to jump aboard our “Talking Shit” show so we can actually LEAVE the lab and explore the world. Here’s to taking “Talking Shit” on the road in 2015!!! Oh, and please share!

~ Natalia Reagan

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