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Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience and subculture that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot, the chupacabra, or Mokele-mbembe.Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids, a term coined by the subculture.

Creature Weekend will be having its seventh annual conference at Salt Fork State Park on Oct. 26-28. "… let me say what a fantastic time was had by those in attendance," said Sean Forker, cryptozoology researcher and radio show host, following last year’s event. "Creature Weekend proved to be the event to be at for those who truly have a...
Matilda Patterpaw, top left, and Chris Bishop of Neko-jin Designs. Submitted photo Chris Bishop and Matilda Patterpaw long loved cats. This year, they ventured into creep. The artists behind Neko-jin Designs just wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign, funded in 30 hours, to launch a new line of cryptid housewares called Home Creep Home. Think prints, signs, blankets, pillows and mugs celebrating...
Thursday Jul 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM Creature Weekend will be holding its 8th annual Creature Weekend conference Oct. 18-20, at Salt Fork State Park, sponsored by Cryptid Hunters North America. This year’s events include A Friday Night presentation to honor Bob Gimlin’s 88th birthday which includes individual speeches from cryptozoologists celebrating Bob’s life in Bigfooting, presentation of a special banner to Bob signed by all of the...
Introduction Bigfoot Destroys Town. That was the title of an article I received not long after the Mount Rainier eruption. I thought it was spam, the inevitable result of so much online research. At the time I was just finishing up what seemed like my hundredth op-ed on Rainier, analyzing every facet of what should have been a predictable, and...
LEOMINSTER — Aliens, Bigfoot, and the paranormal descended on City Hall over the weekend for the sixth year of the Greater New England UFO Conference. “It’s a place for us around here to gather instead of flying out to California,” said Tennie Komar of Shirley. She was one of hundreds who attended the two-day conference that began Friday and featured a...
Everything in the world seems to be changing so fast and moving so quickly. I write my columns a few days in advance of publication, so by the time your paper is delivered by our brave and hardworking carriers (who will be staying at least 6 feet away from you), it could be hopelessly out of date. But at my...
TUE  |  Nov 19 10 PM “After Dark” Classic, progressive, glam, metal, grunge, punk alternative… call it what you want. We still call it rock!Evening Music: 6:30 PM “Musical Variete,” 8:30 PM “Wanderlust” and 10:30 PM “After Dark”Midnight 12 AM “The French Touch: Repeat” While on a trip, Emmanuel met one the 4 finalists of France’s “The Voice Kid” nine year old Natihei...
Long-time readers will recall the story of the ‘Ozenkadnook tiger’ photo, taken in 1964 by Rilla Martin in western Victoria, Australia, and passed off as an allegedly real photo of a striped mammal seen running through the bush. That one black and white photo – the original of which is now lost – is meant to show one of...
WOSU's Curious Cbus project asks listeners and readers to submit questions and help us decide what stories to cover next. Now is your chance to choose your favorite question about our region. Over the past few months, we've posted stories about the Columbus accent, gun laws in Ohio, and a mysterious old sign on High Street. Those are just a few...
The Yeti of the mountains of Asia, hairy like a white ape, yet bipedal and standing taller than a man, is numbered among the world's most beloved cryptids. Yet, for all the eyewitness accounts, physical evidence of the beast is proving tricky to pin down. Nary a fossil, nor a corpse. But, like its American cousin Bigfoot, pieces of hair...