Archive for “January, 2008”

Nazi Raccoons

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 20th, 2008

In 1934, Hermann Goering, then head of the Reich Forestry Office, gave permission for the release of a pair of common American raccoons (Procyon lotor) into the German wilderness to enrich the fauna. It has resulted in today’s furry blitzkrieg. Due to the recent discussions here of raccoons in the Yucatan and escaped pet raccoons […]

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Four New Geckos Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 20th, 2008

United Press International is crediting the Vietnam News Agency with reporting from Long Xuyen, Vietnam, that herpetologists have discovered four new species of geckos in isolated mountains and islands in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. L. Lee Grismer with La Sierra University in the United States and Ngo Van Tri from Vietnam’s Institute of Tropical […]

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New Shrub Frog Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 20th, 2008

The tiny shrub frog (Philautus ochlandrae) lives in bamboo hollows. This new species of shrub frog from the Western Ghats adds its name to the growing list of frogs discovered recently. The latest is a tiny oriental shrub frog, named Philautus ochlandrae, discovered in the cool evergreen forests of the Kakkayam Reserve Forest in Kerala, […]

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New Alux Sighting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2008

Alux hominids are Proto-Pygmies. The Aluxob (plural Maya) are seen in the Yucatan, Mexico, mostly by the Mayans, but sometimes by Mexicans and United States tourists, quite regularly. People in the Yucatan see the Aluxob, and when I was there in the 1980s, I was able to interview informants (mostly Mayans) who had firsthand sightings. […]

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What Is The Future Image of Bigfoot?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2008

What is in store for the next twenty years of Bigfoot? What visual imagery does the next generation have in mind for Bigfoot? What can we learn from the past recent history of the appearances of Sasquatch about the future look of the hairy hominoids? Twenty years ago, one movie changed the image of Bigfoot. […]

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New Moray Eel Surprise Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2008

According to Zootaxa (Smith et al., 2008), a new species of moray eel, Gymnothorax baranesi has been discovered in the most surprising of locations: in relatively shallow water in front of a major marine laboratory. This finding of the new species took place in a well-studied area in front of the Interuniversity Institute for Marine […]

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New Mystery Panther Photo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 18th, 2008

The most frequently and quietly discussed cryptids in America are the mystery cats, the phantom felines, the so-called “Black Panthers” of legend and lore. Many people say they see them, so much so they are taken for granted in many parts of the country. While most photographs of “black cats” taken across fields turn out […]

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Dhaliwal: “We Yelled & Waved At Tiger.”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 18th, 2008

South Africa’s News 24, via reports from San Francisco, shared the following summary late on January 18, 2008. One of the three victims of the San Francisco Zoo tiger attack was intoxicated and admitted standing atop a railing of the big cat enclosure and yelling and waving at the animal that would later maul them, […]

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Cloverfield Cellphotos the Destruction of NYC

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 17th, 2008

What are we to make of this film, Cloverfield, which opens January 18, 2008? What is the monster? Is it the monster of the id or a cryptid? Is this MySpace horror or YouTube cryptofiction run amok? Certainly people have had fun for a few months trying to figure it out (see sample video solutions […]

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Women in Cryptozoology: Debbie Martyr

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 17th, 2008

How does a former editor of a south London newspaper find herself in the deep rainforest of Indonesia, studying one of the most discussed primate cryptids in the world? She decides one day that she is going to go there and study them, that’s how. Debbie Martyr. Cryptozoologists, hominologists, and Bigfoot researchers have been receiving […]

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Behold the Skunk Ape

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 17th, 2008

Behold the Skunk Ape at the 5th Annual Psychotronic Film Festival in Savannah, Georgia on Friday night, January 18 at 7:30 PM. Photo The film, Stomp! Shout! Scream!, has been profiled here on Cryptomundo in the past. Coffee and Kitsch For all those who failed to crack Sundance this year, take heart. There are […]

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New Monster Palm Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 17th, 2008

New findings are everywhere, sometimes even when you happen to be on picnic! The palm will be called Tahina spectabilis which is Malagasy for blessed or to be protected. Tahina is the name of one of the discoverer Xavier Metz’s daughters. The most important new species of palm for 50 years has been discovered by […]

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Monster Quest ~ The Real Hobbit + DSD ~ Loch Ness

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2008

Monster Quest: The Real Hobbit Travel to the interior of Sumatra, in Indonesia, in a search for what locals call the Orang Pendak [sic], translated as: Man of the Woods. In 2004 skeletal remains were found on the neighboring island of Flores and named “the Real Hobbit.” Could Orang Pendak [sic], with its human face, […]

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New Uakari Monkey Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2008

A photo of the new discovery is unavailable to date, but this example of Cacajao calvus rubicundus, the bald uakari is typical of the uakaris. Photo credit: Roy Fontaine. The New Scientist of January 16, 2008 reports the discovery of a new uakai monkey living in north-western Amazonia, which belongs to a species unknown to […]

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South Africa: New Mermaid Sighting!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 16th, 2008

From Curious Encounters, Faber and Faber, 1985. In recent years, Merbeings have taken on the appearance of Lizardpeople, as above, and the Merman and Mermaid roots in the sightings seemed to have been fading. Most reports of Merbeings generally seem to be from over a hundred years ago or are lost in the fog of […]

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