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Thursday, 31 May 2018

WEREWOLVES OF IRELAND

Ireland in the Midddle Ages, apart from having a high king, had a considerable number of petty kingdoms.  One of these was called Ossory, called after its resident tribe, the Osraige.  The last king was Donal IV, whose reign ended in 1176.

The curious thing about the Osraige was they had the local reputation of turning into werewolves from time to time.  This is strange because their tribal name comes from the word os, an old or obsolescent word for a deer.  How they attained a reputation for lycanthropy is anybody's guess.  As wolves were widespread in Ireland, it is not impossible that they dressed in wolfskins for some ritual or ceremony.

The word for a werewolf in the Irish language (which was the majority language in the country before 1850) is conriocht.  However, there was in early times a special word for a female werewolf: conoel (modern conaol).


BIGFOOT IN FLORIDA

A night time sighting.



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MONSTROUS ANTARCTIC INSECTS

Impact of a meteor has made them grow in size.



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MONO GRANDE - SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATE

A monkey rumored to be found in South America.



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KIKIMORA - CREATURE OF SLAV MYTH

What is this scary creature?




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PENTAGON AND METASCIENCE

The U.S. studied poltergeists, invisible entities and mystery creatures.

Pentagon


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MONSTERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK

A look at the monsters of this Canadian province.

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SCIENTIFIC DISAGREEMENTS

Science cannot agree on a number of issues.

Scientist


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RENDLESHAM FOREST MYSTERY: NEW RESEARCH

Rendlesham Forest is known as Britain's Roswell.



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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

KUMI LIZARD - NEW ZEALAND CRYPTID

Does this legendary lizard still exist?




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GIANTS AND ALIENS

Were there once giants in the Caucasus?  Did aliens land in China, to be eventually defeated by a gigantic race?



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SLEEPING GIANTS

Are they in chambers worldwide?



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GASSINGRAM

Mystery big cat of the Central African Republic.

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PUKWUDGIE

You may need to scroll down a little to get the full article on this diminutive being in American folklore.



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BIGFOOT AFLOAT

Sightings of Bigfoot swimming.



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BIGFOOT IN OREGON

A look at encounters in this state.



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MONTANA BEAST STILL NOT IDENTIFIED

Experts scratch their heads in puzzlement.



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HUNTING BIGFOOT IN BRITAIN

Bigfoot hunters are on the trail, but can Britain really support a Bigfoot population?  I intend to state my views on the subjcet in due course.



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BAT-WINGED HUMANOIDS IN MISSOURI

Seen by duck hunters.




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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

FIREBIRD - CREATURE OF RUSSIAN FOLKLORE

One of the most celebrated animals in the folklore of Russia.



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SPOTTED AND STRIPED LIONS

Do such things exist?

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PHAYA NAGA - BEAST OF THE MEKONG

A river monster of south-east Asia.



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MODERN FAIRY SIGHTINGS

A look at this interesting phenomenon.



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BIPEDAL LIZARDS

A look at some reptilian cryptids.



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LITTLE PEOPLE OF CHEROKEE LORE

What are they exactly?



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TROLLS UNDER THE BRIDGE

1955 encounter in Ohio.

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TREE OCTOPUSES IN WASHINGTON

Are there octopuses living in the trees in Washington state?



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BORREGO SANDMAN

This appears to be a Bigfoot in California.



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Monday, 28 May 2018

BURRONJOR OF AUSTRALIA

Is it a living dinosaur?



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WHAT NEANDERTHALS LOOKED LIKE

Accurate sculptures made in Paris.




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BIG BIRD

Are there huge birds yet to be discovered by science?



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GIANT HUMAN SKELETONS

A list of places where they have been found.



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LAWMAN AND BIGFOOT

A law officer tells how me met Bigfoot.



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WAHEELA AND SHUNKA WARAK'IN

Considerable material on both these cryptids with a small piece on the wolflike creature recently killed in Montana.



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UNKNOWN ANIMAL IN AUSTRIAN CAVE

Is it a monster?

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ANIMAL PLANET: MONSTER WEEK

See what's coming up.



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WEIRD BIGFOOT

You may not know some of these alleged pieces of Bigfoot lore.



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Sunday, 27 May 2018

NGOLOKO - APE OR HOMINID?

A cryptid ape or hominid of Kenya.



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NGOROLI

One of the lesser-known cryptids is the ngoroli.  It is said to live in the Central African Republic, where it frisks about in the River Vovodo.  It is about 10'/3m in length.  It has tusks and it is hairy.  I suspect caution is advisable in its vicinity.


POOKA: CREATURE OF IRISH LEGEND

The Pooka (Irish, PĂșca) is a creature of widespread Irish legend.

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ALLEGED NORDIC ALIEN IN U.S. UNIFORM

Are they taking aliens in the Air Force?



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NATIVE AMERICAN BIGFOOT

Wildman/Bigfoot in Native American tradition.



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CAMERON LAKE MONSTER

Is this Canadian creature a monster or a trout?



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CHICAGO MOTHMAN: THOUSANDS OF WITNESSES

Things are really hotting up in Chicago with regard to Mothman.



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BIGFOOT AND STRANGE LIGHTS

Strange lights are sometimes reported in areas associated with Bigfoot.



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BIGFOOT IN ENGLAND?

Was Bigfoot at large near Bristol?



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Saturday, 26 May 2018

DRAGONS AND THEIR SLAYERS

Dragons and those who kill them.



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MERMAID OF BLACK MERE

It is said to be of a murderous nature.



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FLYING HUMANOID OF SIBERIA

With all the talk online about Mothman in the Chicago region and elsewhere, it might be worth looking back at a similar creature reported from Siberia in the 1930s-40s and occasionally since.  This was referred to as Letayuschiy chelovek (flying man).  It was reported from the area of Vladivostok.  It was said to live in the Pidan Mountains.

Even earlier, a flying man was reported in Siberia in 1908.


UNIDENTIFIED CREATURE IN VIRGINIA

But what was it?

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VISIT FROM AN ALIEN?

A scary encounter in Canada.


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FLYING HUMANOID CREATURE

Story from Utah.

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BRITISH BIGFOOT SIGHTING

It happened at Longridge Fell.



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WEIRD CREATURE ON BEACH IN WALES

It was washed up there, but no one seems to know what it is.

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BIGFOOT IN CALIFORNIA

He's allegedly in Dunsmuir.



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FBI BIGFOOT FILES

Why would they keep files on Bigfoot?



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MOTHMAN ENCOUNTER 1981

An interesting Mothman encounter.  The witness did not feel the Mothman was a prophet of things yet to come.



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