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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.

One of my hobbies is dragging my patient wife to small towns to study beliefs and practices related to cryptozoology – the hunt for creatures, from Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, whose existence hasn’t been scientifically proven. This year, our summer “vacation” included a stop in Bishopville, South Carolina, to attend the first annual Lizard Man festival. The Lizard...
Bigfoot.That is all the F.B.I. said (well, tweeted) Wednesday when it released 22 pages of eyebrow-raising documents related to a 1970s hair analysis it conducted at the request of a well-known Bigfoot researcher.The researcher, Peter Byrne, then the director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition in The Dalles, Ore., had a simple question for Jay Cochran Jr., the...
When Alec Featherstone, co-owner of Freaks and Geeks LLC, applied for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, his hope was that a loan would help his shop weather the pandemic. But after the initial round of funding became available in early April, he said that because his banking provider, DATCU, was not part of the loan network, he could...
TAUNTON — We have cryptozoologist Loren Coleman to thank for naming the mysterious 200 square mile area of Massachusetts and beyond known as the "Bridgewater Triangle." But in the decades since, a handful of current and former paranormal investigators, folklorists and "legend trippers" have stepped up to further the legend. These dedicated writers have devoted their time as hobbyists to recording...
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FREMONT - Ohio isn't short on sightings of mythical monsters. The state just may have the coolest monsters from folklore around, from the Ohio Grassman to South Bay Bessie to the Loveland Frogman, the state has its share of cryptozoology.  It may be hard to imagine a frog man or a monster lurking in the shallow waters of Lake Erie, but...
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As far as history records, Rutherford B. Hayes never encountered the Lake Erie Monster or the Loveland Frog. But Hayes, an Ohio native, also was the 19th President of the United States, so who knows what top-secret cryptozoological information was at his disposal? (Hollywood, feel free to call me for the movie treatment.) In any case, although Hayes has nothing...
Top news and notes from around Northern Virginia. 5. Fatal crash in Lake Ridge Police say a drunken driver going the wrong way on Springwoods Drive in Lake Ridge caused a Thursday morning crash that claimed the life of a Triangle woman and left her children, ages 6 and 8, injured. 4. Immigrants vulnerable COVID-19 has disproportionately affected immigrants in Northern Virginia who...
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