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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.

How scientists debunked the Loch Ness Monster – Vox

Many people know that the most famous photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was a total hoax. The "creature" depicted in Robert Wilson's 1934...

MDC clears the air over bizarre creature purportedly seen at Lake Springfield – Springfield...

CLOSE The Missouri Department of Conservation debunks photo of a strange creature supposedly seen swimming in Lake Springfield. ...

The Soay Island Sea Monster of 1959 – Scientific American

I’m a big fan of sea monster accounts. And here I’m talking about ‘sea monsters’ in the cryptozoological, ‘might be real unknown modern species...

Book Review: Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps – Scientific American

One of the most spectacular and visually fascinating Tet Zoo-related books of recent-ish months is Chet Van Duzer’s Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance...

Tales from the Cryptozoologicon: the Yeti – Scientific American

Hot on the heels of our highly successful and much-praised All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals , John...

The Cadborosaurus Wars – Scientific American

Over the last few months, I and two of my colleagues have been involved in an interesting dialogue in the literature. It concerns the...

The Cryptozoologicon (Volume I): here, at last – Scientific American

My newest book – Cryptozoologicon Volume I, co-authored with John Conway and C. M. "Memo" Kosemen – is now available (alternatively, it can be...

Misreading the Mokele-Mbembe (the Mokele-Mbembe, Part 1) – Scientific American

Regular readers of Tet Zoo will know that I’ve written – on a great many occasions – about cryptozoology (the hunt for creatures known...

Loxton and Prothero’s Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids;...

I’m an unashamed fan of cryptozoology – this being (for the two of you that don’t know) the field of study that revolves around...

The inaugural issue of The Journal of Cryptozoology – Scientific American

Cryptozoology is the study of animals or alleged animals that are known only from anecdotal evidence. The field has a bit of an image...