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 Loch Ness monster video: ‘The best footage in decades!’ Or another log?Nessie enthusiasts have been getting excited by a holidaying couple’s film of a mysterious ripple in the loch Is this the Loch Ness Monster? Photograph: AllstarIs this the Loch Ness Monster? Photograph: AllstarName: The Loch Ness monster.Known affectionately as: Nessie.Age: The first account of a monster in...
Summer break gets ever closer, and many summer-camp opportunities have long been filled up. Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) has one with openings, July 11-15, for rising 5th, 6th, and 7th graders – here’s what it’s about: Curious what creatures lurk in the shadows of the Pacific Northwest? Join us as we explore different habitats and discover how scientists...
Daniel Cressey delves into a sceptics' history of monster hunters and their mythical quarry. Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero. Columbia University Press: 2013. 9780231153201 The animals that star in Abominable Science! will be known to most children. Sadly, none of them exist. Daniel Loxton, a journalist for Skeptic science magazine, and...
The International Cryptozoology Museum just opened its new Bangor outpost on Hammond Street this week, after first announcing the bookstore and gift shop last fall, and Bigfoot hunters, paranormal enthusiasts and the merely curious have already stopped by to visit. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, executive director of the nonprofit that runs the flagship museum in Portland and now the Bangor location,...
Tantalising sightings of this enigmatic Australian marsupial continue to inspire the belief that it could still be out there. This competition is now closed By James Fair Published: April 11, 2022 at 8:00 am In March 1982, parked in a remote area of swamp forest in north-western Tasmania, wildlife...
The International Cryptozoology Museum just opened its new Bangor outpost on Hammond Street this week, after first announcing the bookstore and gift shop last fall, and Bigfoot hunters, paranormal enthusiasts and the merely curious have already stopped by to visit. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, executive director of the nonprofit that runs the flagship museum in Portland and now the Bangor location,...
The affidavit stated the sophomore said to police he had a death book for people who have been "bullying" him. WINONA, Texas — **EDITOR'S NOTE: CBS19 has chosen not to identify the student or display his mugshot due to him being a minor. A Winona ISD sophomore accused of making threats of a school shooting and having a “death book” with...
50 Fall Fests: After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone. PLAN AHEAD! A word to the...
International Cryptozoology Museum Director Loren Coleman talks about the museum during a recent tour of the museum in Portland. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Toys and movie memorabilia, including this from the movie “Gremlins,” are found throughout the museum. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Abominable snowpeople will get their own section. Lake monsters, too, obviously. Ditto for werewolves and dogmen, eventually. Loren Coleman has moved his hefty...
THE COPENHAGEN TRILOGY: Childhood; Youth; Dependency, by Tove Ditlevsen. Translated by Tiina Nunnally and Michael Favala Goldman. (Picador, 384 pp., $20.) This collection of Ditlevesen’s memoirs, first published in Denmark in the 1960s and ’70s, describes her impoverished upbringing, career path and unsparing addictions. This “unstinting account of the struggle to reconcile art and life,” as our reviewer,...