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.

(Illustrations by Damon Beard. Photo background by Roger Patterson.) When I started Cryptid Corner a year ago, I always wanted to lean towards researching the more obscure and unknown creatures of the, well, obscure and unknown. However, seeing as we are in the last entry in the series, I think it’s about time we covered the only topic suitable for the...
{{featured_button_text}} HASTINGS — The fourth annual International Bigfoot Conference unfolds Friday and Saturday at the Chautauqua Park Pavilion at 2219 W. Fifth St. in Hastings. The event is presented by the Nebraska Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum and Research Center in Hastings. The hostess and founder, Harriett McFeely, is known as “Nebraska’s Official Bigfoot Lady.” The featured speaker will be Dr. Igor...
For the past couple months we’ve been bringing you clips of presentations from Nerd Nites, which happen in Kansas City, Lawrence and all around the world. Past featured talks include how to raise silkworms and the character trope of vampire boyfriends as it’s evolved in popular culture.  Nerd Nite KC is hosted at Mini Bar on Broadway Boulevard every month.  This...
A quick primer, first, for those unfamiliar with the ongoing saga of the hairy giant: The mythical being is not necessarily unique to America (the yeti or Abominable Snowman of Himalayan lore shares similar traits) but is interchangeably known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot. The former name is taken from indigenous cultural phrases, and the latter comes by way of...
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The legend of Bigfoot has left a big impression on Hastings resident Harriett McFeely, and she hopes her Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum and Research Center, along with the upcoming International Bigfoot Conference this Friday and Saturday at Chautauqua Park, will leave its mark on the community. Since childhood, McFeely has been tracking Bigfoot after seeing a television spot featuring...
Farmer and famed bushranger hunter John Batman arrives in Port Phillip on April 20, 1836, to found a settlement he named Batmania. Mr Batman signed a treaty with the Kulin people, renting the land for 40 blankets, 30 axes, 100 knives, 50 scissors, 30 mirrors, 200 handkerchiefs, 100 pounds of flour and six shirts. Famed painter John Glover described Mr Batman...
It’s hard to blame a director, or group of producers, for having their interest piqued when tantalized with an interesting or bizarre synopsis for a prospective docuseries. Who among us, hearing something like “an investigation into a grisly triple murder rumored to have been committed by Bigfoot,” doesn’t want to hear a bit more about such a ludicrous premise?...
Deep in the forests of northern California, where the canopy of redwoods and Douglas fir blot out the sky, growers found the perfect environment for cultivating some of the world’s most coveted marijuana. Many of the patches that began to proliferate in a tri-county region known as The Emerald Triangle, started off as small-scale operations supporting the lifestyle of...
In the new Hulu docuseries “Sasquatch,” journalist David Holthouse investigates what really happened in 1993, when three Mexican men in Northern California were supposedly torn limb from limb by Bigfoot. Photo: Hulu California is Bigfoot country. Only Washington can count as many sightings of the elusive hominid as the Golden State, where some of the most famous glimpses of the...