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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.

Photo by Michael Herren on Unsplash Explore your inner "X-Files"! The unexplained is quick to grab people's attention and UFOs (unidentified flying objects) are a prime example of that. Whether you are a believer in extraterrestrial life or just like a good sci-fi movie, there's no denying that they have captured the interest of people for many years. UFOs are just that, unidentified—which means...
If you've ever watched even one single TV show about Bigfoot, you have almost certainly heard of Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a professor of anatomy and anthropology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University in Pocatello. In a field where being taken seriously as a scientist is as rare as an undisputed Sasquatch sighting, Meldrum is considered...
The Hunt for Bigfoot continues in the latest episode of our paranormal investigation series We Want to Believe! The second chapter in the We Want to Believe team's three-part search for "the Hide and Seek Champion of the World" is embedded above, and you can catch up on part 1 below. Acclaimed paranormal podcaster Shannon LeGro and renowned cryptozoologist Ken...
Defeating monsters is what horror fiction does best. By creating stories about the beasts that terrify us — demons and tyrants, killers and bullies and ghosts — horror writers lead us into imaginary battles with evil so intimate and powerful that we emerge better prepared to fight real ones.For Black horror writers, this act of imagination is also an...
JANESVILLE, WIS. — The other day I was emailing back and forth with Linda Godfrey — “one of the most respected authorities on anomalous animals and paranormal phenomena in Wisconsin,” according to late-night talk radio — when I noticed something spreading online about an alligator apparently swimming laps in Humboldt Park. We were talking because I wanted to hear...
Jim Schroeder rounded a bend in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge this September, the side of his pickup brushing past high grasses emerging from the dense South Texas thickets. Schroeder’s sister, Linda, and her husband, Bob Carroll, who were visiting from Idaho, sat in the truck beside him. They had come to this stretch of the vast 115,000-acre refuge,...
Art and activism do different things in the world. Activism is action to enact change. Art elicits an emotional response. When you merge the creative power of art with the strategic planning of activism, you get a catalyst for social change. What happens when you add beer to the mix? Then you get dialogue. And one Hamilton brewery is speaking...
Santa’s elves work all year round. Just ask the good folks who assemble in the Denton Senior Center craft room every Tuesday morning. About 24 locals who call themselves the Knit-Wits and Happy Hookers have spent countless hours knitting, crocheting or weaving at a circular loom. They make hats, scarves, baby blankets, shawls, wraps and lap robes. This year, they’ve...
Maine, the land of lobster, famous lighthouses and infamous characters, recently rated the sixth-best state in the U.S. to take a road trip this summer. We’d boldly say we’re No. 1, but read on and we’ll let you decide. It’s the 8th annual Maine Summer Road Trip Quiz! Learn about our great state and the people in it, then cruise to...
(Illustrations by Damon Beard. Photo background by Roger Patterson.) When I started Cryptid Corner a year ago, I always wanted to lean towards researching the more obscure and unknown creatures of the, well, obscure and unknown. However, seeing as we are in the last entry in the series, I think it’s about time we covered the only topic suitable for the...