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The Bizarre Bunyip

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 30th, 2013

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“On a recent episode of The Gralien Report, host Micah Hanks asked me about that mythical Australian swamp monster, the Bunyip. Providing an adequate answer to the question of what the Bunyip is can be difficult, for there are almost as many descriptions of the elusive creature as there are sightings. If the Bunyip does indeed exist, it is Australia’s chameleon cryptid.”

Those are the opening words to a new article from Andrew Nicholson at Mysterious Universe.

Andrew continues:

“In 1847, the Australian Museum in Sydney displayed what was then claimed to be the skull of the elusive Bunyip. The ‘Bunyip skull’ was on display at the museum for just two days before being quietly removed. But while controversy surrounded the authenticity of the museum’s latest exhibit, an article about the ‘Bunyip skull’ in The Sydney Morning Herald prompted many readers to come forward to speak of their own sightings of the much-feared creature.”

And much more of a Bunyip nature can be found at the complete post…

Nick RedfernNick Redfern – has written 755 posts on this site.
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


3 Responses to “The Bizarre Bunyip”

  1. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    It would be great if you could provide more of an article before making us follow a link to another site. I almost never follow it because continually loading new pages gets repetitive and boring- all this jumping around is like trying to have too many conversations at once. Thanks!

  2. corrick responds:

    The entire Bunyip phenomena is rationally explainable and not by unknown animals or surviving Australian megafauna.

  3. Nick Redfern responds:

    Poetics:

    When I can, I will. Sometimes, however, it’s tricky. For example, one of the sites I write for is Mysterious Universe, and they specifically allow only the first two paragraphs to be reproduced from a linked article. Anything else requires written permission. And that’s fair, as it’s their site and they make the rules on what’s ok and what isn’t.

    It’s the same for a number of other sites I write for, and it’s particularly so for many major media news sites.

    That’s why I often limit the word-count, and why I often illustrate my articles/links with old, out of copyright images. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer myself, but I see far too much of copy-pasting people’s work which goes way beyond acceptable levels within the publishing industry, whether in terms of using text or images, and without even bothering to get permission or even checking if it’s needed from the relevant writer.



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