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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.

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...
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...