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.

BANGOR — The International Cryptozoology Museum in Bangor is just a few months old, but is already making a name for itself. The museum is the second location opened by famed cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, who is affectionately called the “Godfather of cryptozoology.” Cryptozoology is the study and search of unknown, legendary, or hidden animals.  “He thought that it would be nice to bring...
Thomas Sewid is providing a crash course in supernatural beach safety. The subject is Pokwus, a small, green cryptid (a creature whose existence has not been scientifically proven) found on rural beaches. As his wife Peggy dances around the room in mossy garb, wearing a striped mask with a brilliant teal nose, he emphasizes that the Pokwus represent temptation—and...
Program: 10:30 amLunch: 11:00 am – Noon Dragon Theater Puppets presents a monster quest to discover cryptids! Join us most Fridays in July and August for a fun program presented as part of our Summer Reading Program 2022 “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” After the program, enjoy a free lunch (through age 18) provided by the North Clackamas School District....
To skeptics, Bigfoot sightings in North American forests are evidence of a collective delusion. To cryptozoologists—people who search for mythical creatures, including Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster and Latin America’s chupacabra—they represent a nearly universal desire to understand the unknown. Whether people believe in the beasts or not, trying to track them down (“going bigfooting,” as enthusiasts say) offers an excellent...
To skeptics, Bigfoot sightings in North American forests are evidence of a collective delusion. To cryptozoologists—people who search for mythical creatures, including Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster and Latin America’s chupacabra—they represent a nearly universal desire to understand the unknown. Whether people believe in the beasts or not, trying to track them down (“going bigfooting,” as enthusiasts say) offers an excellent...
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...