Cryptozoology News

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.

The mockumentary “Incident at Loch Ness,” a film fest favorite that screened this month at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, swirls around the enigma of one overexposed serpent. Tabloid hog Nessie also rates the longest entry, 9 1/2 pages, in George Eberhart’s “Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology,” a 723-page rundown of scientifically undocumented species. He began writing...
All it takes is one road trip across the U.S. to realize both how large—in physical space and diversity of ideas—and small this country can feel. Of course, scale is relative, but still there are certain places so large or so small that they scramble our sense of perception. If you piled up every person on earth, they would...
Could large mounds in southeastern Kentucky be the graves of dead Bigfoot monsters? That’s what Thomas Marcum, the founder of The Crypto Crew, a cryptozoology and paranormal research group based in Kentucky, and the author of “Understanding Bigfoot: Helpful Information and Answers to Common Questions”, wants to know. In early December, he wondered on his Crypto Crew blog whether or not...
For Sarah Cooper, the hidden story of the Snallygaster is something western Maryland needs to know more about. Cooper, the founder and owner of the American Snallygaster Museum, said the cryptid’s story is one that is not only an untold gem amongst rural legends but also a story that could bring tourism to the Frederick, Maryland area. “I’m also a big...
Since he was small, my son seemed different from other kids. Blaise threw bigger, more intense tantrums. He wouldn’t wait quietly with a book and some crayons. We had to constantly take him on walks, talk to him, play with him. While we loved parenting our busy boy, my husband and I recognized early signs of ADHD (because we...
10/29/2021 25:03 minutes People around the world have long been fascinated by the idea that there are strange creatures out there, ones that may or may not exist. Tales circulate about cryptids–animals whose existence can’t be proved—like Bigfoot hiding out in American forests, or sea serpents lurking just below the water in coastal towns. Despite the best efforts of monster hunting...
Cryptozoology is woefully underexplored in popular culture. Sure, we have a handful of entertaining bigfoot flicks and even Zak Penn and Werner Herzog’s experimental Incident at Loch Ness, but where’s our big budget Jersey Devil thrillers? Or how about some Chupacabra-related mysteries? Having grown up on a steady diet of late-night Discovery Channel and questionable internet forums, I’d argue...
From Loch Ness to the Essex Serpent, why are humans so keen to invent sea monsters?As Sarah Perry’s novel becomes a TV drama, the human need to escape reality with a shiver of fear remains as strong as ever Sea monsters drawn by 16th-century German cartographer Sebastian Munster. Photograph: Science History Images/AlamySea monsters drawn by 16th-century German cartographer Sebastian...
Haverhill native David Goudsward has joined the board of directors of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, and a newly opened exhibit space, archive and bookstore in Bangor.” Goudsward is the author of 16 books ranging from horror writer H. P. Lovecraft’s visits to the Merrimack Valley to an internationally acclaimed study of southeastern American sea serpents. “Having David as...
MENOMINEE—The legend of Bigfoot has been part of the American culture for centuries. Some call the purported ape-like creature Sasquatch. Whatever you call the hairy legend of the forest, you’re almost guaranteed to know someone who has a story about the mystery monster or an interest in learning more. That’s where a group of Upper Peninsula volunteers comes in. The...