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Japanese Wolves – Part I: Honshu Wolf

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 15th, 2009

A guest blog series by Brent Swancer begins today. The first part of a three-part discussion of Mystery Canids in Japan. Images.

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The Notzuchitokage

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 21st, 2009

First you met the Tsuchinoko. Now greet its near-twin, with an upper body that resembles a lizard’s, with two legs, while the lower body is long, lacks hind-limbs, and resembles a snake. A guest blog on a Japanese cryptid by Brent Swancer. Images.

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Cultural Hominology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2009

Do some hairy hominids demonstrate culture? An insightful contribution from T. Peter Park. Images.

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 3rd, 2009

The mountains and forests of Japan have long been the domain of the legendary Tengu, one of the most famous and ubiquitous creatures in Japanese folklore. A guest blog by Brent Swancer, with images.

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 28th, 2009

The creature reportedly is between 10 and 20 meters in length (30 to 60 ft), and the most commonly cited coloration is a dark brown. Images.

Read: Kusshi »

Japan’s Giant Crayfish

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 8th, 2009

A fisherman described seeing a crayfish crawling along the bottom in the clear water of the lake that he estimated as being at least 3 feet long. Images.

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 2nd, 2009

モッシー in Japanese, the creature is alleged to inhabit the five lakes that ring the foot of Mt. Fuji. Images.

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 1st, 2009

It is said to be around 1 to 1.3 meters tall, and covered in kinky, red or black hair. Images.

Read: Kenmun »

Yamapikarya – Part 2

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 7th, 2009

What suggested answers to the identity of the cryptid could be out there right now, prowling the jungles of Iriomote Island? Images.

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Yamapikarya – Part 1

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 6th, 2009

While the Iriomote wildcat is no longer a cryptid, there have long been stories and rumors of another type of larger cat living deep in the remote, mist shrouded jungles of the island. Images.

Read: Yamapikarya – Part 1 »


Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 25th, 2009

It is very rare in nature to find octopuses with extra tentacles, but there are a couple remarkable cases of just such a thing. Images.

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Air Disaster in 1962

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 19th, 2009

Guest blogger Mark A. Hall shares his thoughts about recent events in relationship to a possible collision of an airliner with a giant bird of a mere few decades ago.

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Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 18th, 2009

The striking red marine Japanese cryptid is said to be an enormous octopus-like or squid-like creature, reaching sizes of up to 110 meters in length. Images. Mystery Man pens a guest blog from Japan.

Read: Akkorokamui »

Varmint of Turkey Hollow

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 3rd, 2009

Did they ever find out what the Varmint was? Could it have been one of those frequently-reported melanistic mystery cats?

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Looking For Cryptozoology Courses?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 17th, 2008

This special guest blog by Carolyn Ettinger, founder of the Central Virginia Cryptozoology Club, is a compilation of recent and historical information on cryptozoology courses.

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