Archive for the “Animal Escapees”

Feral Monkeys in Texas

Posted by: Chester Moore on November 6th, 2015

In 1995, while spending time in the thorn and cactus-filled wilds of South Texas, I heard a crazy story about a bowhunter who was startled by unusual loud cries coming from the creek bottom he was hunting.

As his adrenaline production went into overload, he pondered what might be making that sound and why it was coming his direction. The sounds got louder and louder, so he readied an arrow just incase.

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

Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 24th, 2015


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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Lesser Nessies

Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 15th, 2015

Everyone has heard of Nessie, the reputed monster of Loch Ness, but fewer people realise that mystery beasts of various forms have also been reported from a sizeable number of other mainland Scottish freshwater lochs. These include Lochs Arkaig, Assynt, Awe, Eil, Feith an Leothaid, Garten, Lochy, Lomond, Maree, Morar, Oich, Quoich. Shiel, and Treig.

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Circuses and Strange Creatures

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 24th, 2015

“Back in 2011, at his A Different Perspective blog, Kevin Randle provided us with an excellent post on one of the most intriguing, and controversial, cases within the realm of UFO research: the ultra-weird “Kelly-Hopkinsville” affair of 1955, in which a Kentucky, USA family was allegedly terrorized by alien entities.”

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Out of Place and Unusual Animals

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 13th, 2015

“In this case, the animal was described as being dark brown in color and was said to be no less than an astonishing fifteen feet in length…”

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Wallabies: Wild in the UK

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 17th, 2013

“While the very idea that living, breathing wallabies are excitedly bounding and bouncing around the wilds of the UK might, to some readers of Mysterious Universe, seem absurd in the extreme, this is a mystery that is actually not so mysterious as it initially appears to be…”

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Another UK Wallaby

Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 24th, 2013

“A wallaby has set up camp in Highgate Cemetery in north London. The marsupial was first photographed at the cemetery – famed as the final resting place of Karl Marx – on Sunday.”

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A Celtic Capybara?? I Don’t Think So!!

Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 11th, 2013

Things are rarely what they seem in cryptozoology, as epitomised by the following case investigated by me.

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In Search of America’s Camels

Posted by: Nick Redfern on April 24th, 2013

“…there are other categories of animal that, for some – but certainly not all – creature-seekers also play a role in how we define Cryptozoology. They are the out of place animals…”

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A Terror of the Deep at 10

Posted by: Nick Redfern on March 28th, 2013

A 10th anniversary looms large for something in the water…

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Monkey on the Loose!

Posted by: Nick Redfern on February 3rd, 2013

It’s three-feet tall and it’s running wild! Juvenile Sasquatch perhaps?

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Boar to be Wild

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 28th, 2013

The life of a cryptozoologist doesn’t just resolve around quests to find Bigfoot, lake-monsters, the Chupacabras, the Abominable Snowman, or sea-serpents. Sometimes, it involves a search for known animals seen in locations in which they have no business hanging out.

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Before the Essex Lion

Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 8th, 2012

Lions of the UK…

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Britain’s Wallabies

Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 30th, 2012

The bouncing beasts of Britain…

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Animals Do Escape: German Tiger Did, Killed Zookeeper, and Got Killed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 26th, 2012


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