Archive for the “Skeptical Discussions”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 10th, 2014
One question I hear a lot from radio callers, blog readers and conference attendees is whether I think that unknown, upright canine creatures are related to UFOs. It’s actually a concept that’s been around for some time and is also asked in regard to Bigfoot and other cryptids. My usual answer is that while I don’t have any reports from witnesses who’ve seen a dogman hopping directly off a UFO (although I know there are a few cases where people have claimed this about Bigfoot), it just so happens that places where mystery creatures abound are also often UFO hotspots.
Read: It Came From the UFO? The Creature-Lights Connection »
Posted by: Scott Mardis on March 7th, 2014
London artist John Conway recently painted a hypothetical reconstruction of what the infamous Zuiyo Maru carcass (found off New Zealand in 1977) might have looked like in life, assuming the carcass as found was an accurate representation of the living animal.
Read: Zuiyo Maru Carcass Comes to Life »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 19th, 2013
Cryptozoologicon [is] a beautifully illustrated work focusing on cryptids, the (sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, sometimes nonsense) creatures of the cryptozoological literature. We’re just about done and are looking to launch soon… in fact, we’ve created so much material that we’re now going to be producing TWO VOLUMES.Cryptozoologicon Vol I launches soon in 2013; Vol II will follow soon after.Tetrapod Zoology
Read: The Cryptozoologicon is Coming! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 18th, 2013
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.
Read: Where are the Cryptoarcheologists and Cryptopaleontologists? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 14th, 2013
Watch the newest episode of his video series detailing his criticisms of Melba Ketchum’s DNA Study.
Read: Houston Chronicle’s SciGuy on Bigfoot »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 12th, 2013
These vocalizations have been called into question previously here at Cryptomundo.
Has this YouTube user Mikey Paterson replicated the sounds showing they are a hoax?
Or are they legitimate Sasquatch vocalizations?
Read: Recreating the Sasquatch Ontario Vocalizations »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 10th, 2013
The Ketchum story top to bottom is now available online from Skeptical Briefs.Sharon Hill
Read: Ketchum DNA Project: Top to Bottom »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 8th, 2013
Loxton and Prothero have written a very good book, which I reviewed on Amazon as a 4.5 star effort (I’ll explain why I had to downgrade it just a bit) that goes on the “must reading” list for anyone interested in cryptozoology. I’ve been following this field for decades now without seeing anything that fills this niche – that of the scientific, skeptical (in the good sense of the word) consideration of the entire field and its most spectacular maybe-creatures.
Read: Matt Bille Reviews Abominable Science »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 7th, 2013
Daniel Loxton answers Daniel Perez’s questions about the book.
Read: Abominable Science Author Answers Perez »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 3rd, 2013
Daniel Perez, veteran Bigfooter and editor and publisher of the Bigfoot Times newsletter, has given permission to share his review of Abominable Science.
Read: Bigfoot Times Reviews Abominable Science »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 24th, 2013
Art Bell’s Dark Matter will debut September 16th, 2013 on Indie, SiriusXM channel 104, airing nightly from 10:00 pm — 1:00 am ET (7:00 — 10:00 pm PT)
Read: Wanna Take A Ride? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 26th, 2013
Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology.
Read: Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids »
Posted by: Guy Edwards on July 25th, 2013
Ms. Stollznow has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of New England and seems to be critical of Scott Nelson’s credentials as a Bigfoot Language Expert.
Read: Linguists Battle Over Bigfoot Language »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 19th, 2013
The discovery of supposedly blood-drained animal carcases hit the cryptozoology headlines with monotonous frequency (I noticed yet another one being discussed online just a few days ago), accompanied by the usual (and sometimes decidedly unusual) media speculation as to what diabolical entity could have been responsible for such a hideous, unnatural act. In reality, of […]
Read: Why Blood-Drained Carcases are NOT the Work of Chupacabras or Other Supposedly Vampiric Cryptids »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 19th, 2013
When I was a shaver, I believed there was a creature called Bigfoot, and I could support this belief with evidence. Many cultures have stories of a shaggy-haired man-like reclusive creature. Many reputable people say they think they have seen or heard such a creature. There are blurry photos and videos that show what looks like Bigfoot. Scientists have found footprints in the snow that are too large to be made by any known animal. And so on.
Read: Where is Bigfoot’s Poop? »