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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.

By Jennifer Otter Bickerdike Posted on December 15, 2020 Is it just me, or does everyone have a first recollection of hearing about Bigfoot? OK, yeah, it’s just me. Growing up in Santa Cruz, my parents were childbirth instructors. Every Wednesday, they would have pregnant couples over to coach them on the ins and outs (literally) of...
DERRY — “Champ,” the sea monster of lore that lives in Lake Champlain, and other water-dwelling cryptids of New Hampshire and across New England fascinate documentarian Aleksandar Petakov. The Nashua filmmaker and cryptozoology researcher shared his love for the elusive creatures Thursday at Derry Public Library. Petakov said he learned about the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland as a youth. Later,...
After fears the Loch Ness Monster had “disappeared” last winter, a new sighting in May 2017 was celebrated by its enthusiasts. The search for monsters and mythical creatures (or “cryptids”) such as Nessie, the Yeti or Bigfoot is known as “cryptozoology”. On the face of it, cryptozoology has little in common with mainstream conservation. First, it is widely held to...
JEFFERSON — Bigfoot enthusiasts from across the area converged on the Bigfoot Capital of Texas this weekend to learn more about the legendary creature from some of the most knowledgeable researchers in cryptozoology during the 19th annual Texas Bigfoot Conference. Jefferson stores and shops were stocked up on Bigfoot paraphernelia this weekend as Bigfoot seekers gathered for the two day...
HANOVER — The 2020 theme —“Blizzard of Unbelievable Beasts” —hails from a long line of clever titles for Dartmouth College’s famed Winter Carnival. The annual event, often dominated by ice sculpture contests, polar bear swims and human dog sled races, was dubbed “The Greatest Snow On Earth” in 1978, “It’s a Grimm Winter” in 1990 and “A Carnival Of Thrones”...
You've likely heard of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Perhaps you're even familiar with tales of blood-sucking chupacabras and West Virginia's Mothman. But there are numerous other creepy creatures and mythical monsters throughout the world that cryptozoologists and thrill-seekers are eager to find. Here's a look at 10 lesser-known cryptids right here in the United States. 1. Skunk Ape...
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata (Granta)The follow-up to Convenience Store Woman, this is the story of Natsuki, who as a 10-year-old hopes a spaceship will take her to the planet Popinpobopia and save her from her miserable childhood.The Rules of Contagion by Adam Kucharski (Wellcome Collection) A serendipitously timed look at why things spread, from viruses to political movements to...
Dec 08, 2020 — Port Henry is nestled at the foot of the Adirondacks, on the shore of Lake Champlain. But beyond the picturesque scenery, it’s struggling just like many small towns. “You see what Main Street in Port Henry looks like on a Sunday—it’s you and I,” says Lohr McKinstry, the president of the Chamber of Commerce for Moriah, which...
The Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference will be held in Gatlinburg on July 25 for enthusiasts and skeptics alike. Credit: Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Little is known about Bigfoot — is it a "missing link," a myth, or something more? Could Bigfoot actually be an alien? Approximately how big is a Bigfoot's foot? The Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference will explore...
Propaganda, misinformation, fake news: call it what you like, there are many reasons this kind of meddling in foreign affairs is still so common. But the primary reason is that it works, both at home and abroad. Misinformation campaigns are why some people think carrots are good for vision or that a human trafficking ring was run out of a...