Archive for “June, 2008”

Chimp Loose In San Bernardino National Forest

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 30th, 2008

Moe the chimp, 31 1/2 years old, “cries” and seeks comfort from long time friend of the family after being shot twice with a tranquilizer on August 16, 1998. The chimp got out from his owners home and roamed the neighgorhood before being tranquilized. Moe, a 42-year-old chimpanzee who grew up in suburbia until being […]

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New Crayfish Species Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 30th, 2008

In 2005, a new species of crayfish, Cambarus (Tubericambarus) polychromatus (the painted-hand mudbug) was described by Roger Thoma, Raymond Jezerinac and Thomas Simon in volume 118 issue 2 of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Specifically, the cited journal article is: Thoma R.F., Jezerinac, R.F., and Simon, T. P. 2005. “Cambarus (Tubericambarus) polychromatus […]

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Wild Bears vs Humans

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 30th, 2008

As some kind of joke, an internet wag called Evil Melon has posted that, “Some cryptozoologist is making bizarre claims that the mythical creature known as a ‘bear’ has attacked a girl riding in a 24 hour bike race….Bears are loveable trained creatures who do not live in the wild, do not steal pickernick baskets […]

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South China Tiger Photos Fake

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 29th, 2008

Late on Sunday, June 29, 2008, the Chinese news service Xinhua is confirming that the controversial photographs of a rare South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) in the wild are fake. Cryptomundo first discussed this news on October 14, 2007, and our readers knew what was what, right away. At Cryptomundo, the photos were declared […]

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Mystery Deer Captured In Indiana

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 29th, 2008

Brian Walters, a South Bend Animal Control officer, checks on a deer that was captured downtown after a lengthy chase. Tribune Photos by Gene Kaiser. Police and animal control officers were on an animal chase in downtown South Bend, Indiana, on June 26, 2008. A wild mystery deer, later identified only as a “male” when […]

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Volkswagen-Sized Catfish

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 29th, 2008

Famed natural history artist Alexis Rockman painted the cover of the 2001 edition of Mysterious America depicting a real encounter he and his cryptozoology expedition associates had with a giant catfish in the Amazon. The new edition of Mysterious America contains a chapter on “Giant Catfish” sightings, which continue throughout North America and elsewhere in […]

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Loren Coleman Talk, July 5, 2008

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 29th, 2008

Fort Knox is a beautiful setting, about 2.5 hours drive north of Portland, Maine. I will give an hour long talk/Q&A at next weekend’s event there, usually outdoors with artifacts, props and exhibits from my museum. When not doing that, I’ll entertain questions about cryptozoology and Bigfoot at my display table, sign books you bring […]

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Giant Squid Found Off California

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 28th, 2008

Only the fourth specimen of a giant squid, genus Architeuthis, to be found off the coast of California, near Santa Cruz, was discovered on Thursday, June 26, 2008.

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Healthwatch: The Horsemen of Sasquatchery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 27th, 2008

Peter von Puttkamer’s classic 1999 documentary, Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot has brought into our everyday jargon a phrase well-known in today’s hominology, “The Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery.” They weren’t called the “Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery” because of the film. It is because of a drawing by my late friend Eric Devoreg. It first […]

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DNA: Falcons Closer To Parrots Than Hawks

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 27th, 2008

The secret kinship of falcons and parrots is one of many surprises in a landmark genetic study of 169 bird species being published by Chicago Field Museum researchers. A consequence of the study in the June 27, 2008 edition of the journal Science is a re-ordering of the field guides that many of America’s 80 […]

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Seeking Sasquatch In New Books

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 27th, 2008

New Bigfoot / Sasquatch books will be making it into bookstores and online soon. One is a revised, updated version of an earlier book by Robert Bartholomew and Paul Bartholomew on Eastern sightings of hairy unknown hominoids, newly entitled Bigfoot Encounters in New York & New England, published by Hancock House, 2008. Chris Murphy’s expanded […]

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New Big-Headed Fanged Frog Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 26th, 2008

Above: The newly described Limnonectes megastomais McLeod, 2008. Photographed at SERS in central east Thailand. John C. Murphy. On the right the fang-like odontoid processes are clearly visible in the lower jaw. A new species of dicroglossid frog in the genus Limnonectes has been described from three forested locations in eastern Thailand by D. S. […]

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Oldest 4-Legged Creature Found

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 26th, 2008

Ventastega curonica would have looked similar to a small alligator. Scientists unearthed a skull of the most primitive four-legged creature in history, said a study in the June 26, 2008 issue of the journal Nature. The well-preserved remains, discovered from 370-million-year-old rocks in the country of Latvia, has features of both water (fish) and land […]

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Cougar Eats, Gator Attacks, and Hyena Kills Humans

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 25th, 2008

Just in case you forget, as you go out looking for cryptids, yes, animals do attack. Animals are doing what animals do. Two surfers have been killed by sharks off the west coast of Mexico this spring, and people continue to be have less than warm and fuzzy encounters. There are breaking announcements and news […]

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Giant Ocean Platypus of Alaska?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 25th, 2008

In Karl Shuker’s book, Extraordinary Animals Revisited, there is a subsection entitled “The Cryptic Case of the Colorado Platypus.” In actuality, the largest part of those two pages are devoted to a story of a supposed sighting of a platypus off the coast of Alaska. Unfortunately, the investigation of the case is distracted by how […]

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