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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.

The beloved legend has given rise to enthusiasts galore, but it has also helped create a different kind of Bigfoot buff: one that takes a more scientific approach.  Subscribe to Crosscut Escapes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean or Overcast. For this episode of Crosscut Escapes, we suspend disbelief to join The OIympic Project, a local group of scientists and seekers who collect, vet and analyze the...
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Folk monsters is a term I like to use when it comes to certain legends. They tend to be centered around one area and have an air to them that’s rural, country, unique. The folk monster, or should I say Fouke Monster featured in this episode of Mytheries is most assuredly that. The cousin of the Bigfoot Legend, The...
{{featured_button_text}} Kevin Barlow BLOOMINGTON — Terry Fisk was 6 years old when he first realized his imagination and sense of curiosity appeared to be slightly different than other kids his age. Fisk grew up in northern Wisconsin, and while roaming the woods one day, spotted a black panther. “Nobody believed me because I was 6,” he said. “Over the years, that memory intrigued me...
Littleton, NC -- Eighteen miles off I-95 nestled near the North Carolina-Virginia border there's a tale of a beast only seen by few - a beast with eyes as black as night - a beast they call Bigfoot. It's only in the faraway town of Littleton, North Carolina, where a man brave enough to catch this beast in the...
The solo exhibition 'Skin, Paper, Feathers' featuring works by artist Meghan O'Connor is on display at the A.D. Gallery on the campus of UNC Pembroke. Through individual and collaborative methods, O'Connor explores diverse printmaking and sculptural processes. 'Skin, Paper, Feathers' represents a variety of printmaking and mixed media processes, as well as works that involve community engagement. It will be...
These days, there’s a subscription box for nearly everything. You just can’t beat the convenience and delight of getting stuff you like, or stuff you didn’t even know you wanted, delivered to your door every week or month for a set fee. In fact, a person could probably live life through subscription boxes, subsisting on tasty meal kits, stylish...
This story features a learning activity that took place prior to school closures due to COVID-19. Members of the Cryptozoology Club at Coles Elementary School use inquiry-based learning to study mysterious creatures. In previous years, the club researched Bigfoot, unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and extraterrestrials. This year, the after-school club investigated mermaids, the kraken and the Loch Ness Monster. The club is hosted by...
Last week, we published a two-part profile on UC Berkeley grad and anthropologist Grover Krantz, known to many as the original “Bigfoot scientist.” (You can find the first part of the profile here and the second half here.) Today, we examine the question of whether mythological creatures like Bigfoot are worthy of scientific analysis. The answers we discovered might...
A dream-eating Japanese elephant-like creature called a baku, right, is among the mythical creatures in “Cryptozoo.” Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures “Utopias never work out.” The visually stunning new animated film “Cryptozoo,” which opened nationwide and on demand Friday, (including for a weekend-long run at the newly reopened for in-person screenings PMA Films), makes a strikingly beautiful case against paradise. At least against...