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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

CREATURE IN MINNESOTA

It was tall, white and didn't look like a bigfoot.

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WAS THIS DOGMAN?

If not, what was it?



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IS IT A DWARF HIPPO?

Mystery creature of Madagascar.



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MONSTER HUNTERS COMING TO IRELAND/TIOCHFAIDH SEALGAIRI TORATHAR GO H-EIREANN

Their chief objective is to find the fabled each uisce (water horse).
This article features the flamboyant Richard Freeman, who suggests that behind the legend is a mutant eel and he may be right.  They'll also be having a look at other Irish cryptids.



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CLASS A BIGFOOT SIGHTING

Have a look at the video.



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BIGFOOT FAMILY ENCOUNTER

It's effect on an elk hunter.



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LAW OFFICER SEES BIGFOOT

He turned his headlights on it.



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MONSTROUS SEA SERPENT

An early newspaper report.



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PARANORMAL BLACK DOGS

A list of sightings of  preternatural Black Dogs of the hellhound and other types.

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Monday, 17 June 2019

HAKAWAI - THE BIRD YOU DON'T SEE

It's sounds have been heard, but it hasn't been observed.

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BIGFOOT IN FLORIDA

It occurred in 2014.



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DARK FLYING CREATURE

Was it a Mothman?



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IS CORSICA CAT NEW SPECIES?

It has been known in legend for some time.

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FREE WEREWOLF e-BOOK

First published 1909.



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SPIDER MAY MAKE INDUSTRY SAFER

It's an underwater one, too.



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BIGFOOT - BIG, BLACK, HAIRY

She saw in through the window.



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DINGONEK - CRYPTID OF KENYA

Details of this African cryptid.

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GREAT KOOLUNGA BUNYIP HUNT

A story from 1883.



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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Saturday, 15 June 2019

BROWNIES - HOUSEHOLD SPRITES

Believed in in Scotland, Northern England and elsewhere.




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RESEARCH INTO CHOCOLATE CAKE

Why it's good to eat it for breakfast.  (Result of research)




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CREATURE OF UMBOI ISLAND

It's allegedly bioluminescent.



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FUNGAL INFECTION THREATENS KAKAPO

The New Zealand ground parrot is in danger.



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MEN IN BLACK

Does the Government know anything about them?



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MONSTERS OF YUKON

A look at monsters of this Canadian territory.



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TWO ENCOUNTERS WITH BIGFOOT

Both by the same person.



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SCOOCUMS OF MOUNT ST HELENS

Bigfoot in the region of the volcano.



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FOREIGN PARROTS INVADE UNITED STATES

Many immigrant parrots are out there.



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BIGFOOT LIKES CANDY

Report from North Carolina.



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PURSUED BY A SHAPESHIFTER

Repeated encounters reported at different places.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

SIGHTING OF LOCH NESS MONSTER

A couple's sighting and photograph.



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LIGER BRED IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Do we need to breed hybrids such as this?  A lion is gregarious, a tiger solitary.  Will it have clashing instincts?

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BLACK PANTHER IN AUSTRALIA

It's in the Dandenongs.



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BIGFOOT SCRATCHING AT HER DOOR

It was an unwelcome caller.



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KIDRICK SWAMP WHATSIT

A strange animal, the focus of tradition, sighted by a ranger.  It wouldn't surprise me if the traditions actually record more than one kind of creature. Kidrick Swamp is in Wisconsin.

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IS THIS A BIGFOOT TOOTH?

A look at an interesting chomper.



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INSECTS ENDANGERED

This crisis has been dubbed "The Great Insect Dying".  Insects need to be protected.




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BEWARE OF RABID ANIMALS

Particularly bats.  A grim warning for the USA.

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BIGFOOT IN SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

A scary incident.



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Thursday, 13 June 2019

OGOPOGO ON VIDEO?

A man believes he's captured the monster with his camera.  (Includes video)




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LARGE SNAKE WITH FINS

It was in a river in Georgia.

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PARANA CREATURE

What was this creature in the South American river?

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ELASMOSAUR FOSSIL UNEARTHED IN ANTARCTICA

And it's a big one!




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BIGFOOT ENTERS HOME

Women undergoes frightening experience.



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BIGFOOT SITS ON STUMP

Which is as good a place to sit as any.



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DOG SAVES FAWN'S LIFE

Seeing the baby deer drowning, a dog leaped in and rescued the unfortunate creature.


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UFO OVER CUBA

Sighting of strange object in sky.




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WINGED BEING OVER FALLS CITY

An observation of a winged humanoid.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

MORE ON THE WUHNAN TOADS

We linked to a feature on the Wuhnan Toads some days ago and I thought I would take a look at D.C. Xu's excellent book Mystery Creatures of China (2018) to see what he had to say about these creatures.

The main lake they occupy is Changtan Plunge Pool and they have been recorded at least from the 19th Century.  They have batrachian heads and arms which end in hand-like forms with five digits apiece.  The hands seem to be covered, perhaps with down.  There have been a good number of sightings and encounters.  A witness of 1928 said the head of the animal he saw was 5' wide.  On a number of occasions complete or nearly complete creatures appeared.  A couple of times their arms and hands were seen reaching out of the water.  A 13' long specimen was seen in the 1980s.  In 1986 the animals' large round heads were seen sticking out of the water.

The latest sighting Dr Xu records was in 1990 when students threw dynamite into a gorge and a huge creature surfaced.  The great size of its eyes was remarked upon.  Authorities have since stopped this dynamite throwing.

This seems to be a cryptid with a lot of evidence to back it.  No doubt there will be further investigations.



SASQUATCH PROBABILITIES EXAMINED

A pdf document which looks at the Hairy One.



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MICHIGAN MONSTER

A creature reported from Michigan and compared with the Jersey Devil.

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MICHIGAN DOGMAN ENCOUNTERS

A look at upright canids.



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MOOSE IN NEW ZEALAND

Are there moose on the loose?



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IVANITSKY CREATURE

A bizarre creature encountered in Yakutsk, Russia.

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JAGUAR COLOR VARIANTS

An interesting collection of unusual jaguar colors with photographs.

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FAIRY FOLKLORE

A look at a set of fairy beliefs.



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TEN LAKE MONSTERS

Includes Shellycoat, Grootslang, Dobharchu, etc.



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FOOTAGE OF CHAMP?

A You Tube video.



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