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  • Thai man almost loses home to monster monitor lizard

    06/16/2016 3:38:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    What do you do when you witness your house being broken into by a freakishly huge monitor lizard? Record the whole incident down of course. Attanai Thaiyuanwong was in for a rude surprise on Sunday when he arrived back at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, to find an unwelcome visitor trying to get into his house. The intruder was a giant monitor lizard, that looked as tall as an adult human, was standing upright on its hind legs with its mouth around the door knob.
  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    05/23/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 23, 2016 | Adam Popescu
    BARROW, Alaska ó Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story ó tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two? Theyíre known as pizzlies or grolars, and theyíre a fusion of the Arctic white bear and their brown cousins. Itís a blend thatís been turning up more and more in parts of Alaska and Western Canada. Last week, a strange-looking bear was shot by a hunter in Nunavut, a remote territory that curves around Canadaís Hudson Bay. Its head was large, like a grizzlyís, but its fur was white. The bearís genetics were not...
  • Johor to Test if Human-Looking Goat Is Offspring of Human and Animal

    05/10/2016 10:59:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    It will take around two weeks to a month to finalise the investigations on the carcass of a kid in Kota Tinggi that was said to resemble a human infant (pic). Johor state Agriculture and Agro-based Industry committee chairman Ismail Moha≠med said then they would be able to find out the possibility of an offspring produced by a human and an animal. "For now we cannot confirm or deny anything as we have never received such a case before. "We will have to wait for the results and findings to be finalised and that takes somewhere between two weeks and...
  • Short-eared dog spotted in Peru after 30 years

    04/30/2016 2:51:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Peru This Week (in English) ^ | April 29, 2016 | Hillary Ojeda
    Researchers captured images of the short-eared dog in Puno's jungle regions. For the first time in Peru's history, researchers in the jungles of Puno captured images of an animal that they had long thought to be extinct: the short-eared dog. Also known as the small-eared fox, or Atelocynus microtis, the animal was photographed by camera traps in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in the Puno jungle, Southern Peru, reports El Comercio. The animal's presence had not been detected in the Peruvian Amazon since 1987 and has been on the red list of threatened species of the International Union of Conservation...
  • There be dragons? Creatures you might find on a real journey to the centre of the Earth

    04/26/2016 7:27:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 25 Apr, 2016 | Christopher Terrell Nield
    ....Science, of course, has a habit of turning the fantastic into the prosaic. But 150 years on from Verneís work, researchers have actually begun a project to drill through the Earthís crust for the first time, hoping to penetrate more than 5km beneath the sea bed to reach the mantle below. Needless to say, it is most unlikely to reveal monsters living inside the Earth. But if we do look down in search of life, what do we find? The best way to find underground creatures is to travel into the depths of a cave. The first things youíre likely...
  • Mystery prehistoric sea creature which looks like a crocodile and dolphin washes up on lake

    02/16/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 14:27, 16 Feb 2016 | By Ruth Halkon
    Speculation: The mystery sea creature with razor sharp teeth has been confusing people ============================================================================================================= The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped With the body of a legless crocodile and the head of a dolphin, this strange sea creature looks more like something out of medieval myth than a real animal. It was photographed after washing ashore on the banks of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales in Australia. Ethan Tipper snapped an image of the creature before posting...
  • 'Yeti' Caught on Camera in Spanish Ski Resort

    02/10/2016 12:25:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Feb 2016 | Amanda Howard
    A video of a furry figure in Formigal in the Pyrenees has emerged, prompting many to wonder ‚Äď does this finally prove that the abominable snowman exists?Scared skiers and snowboarders in the resort of Formigal, in the Pyrenees, are keeping their eyes peeled for a large yeti-like monster that has been spotted roaming the slopes of the ski resort in north-eastern Spain. The creature has been caught on camera by a holidaymaker ‚Äď could this finally be the evidence needed to convince the world that the abominable snowman actually exists? The slightly shaky and grainy footage appears to show a...
  • ...Antarctic fungi survives Martian conditions...strapped outside the space station for 18 months

    01/28/2016 6:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | 01/25/2016 | cheyenne macdonald
    After a year-and-a-half long voyage aboard the International Space Station, a group of fungi collected from Antarctica has proven its ability to withstand harsh, Mars-like conditions. More than half of the cells remained intact over the course of the 18-month study, providing new insight for the possibility of life on Mars. These fungal samples, along with lichens from Spain and Austria, have allowed European researchers to assess the survivability and stability of microscopic lifeforms on the red planet. The tiny fungi taken from Antarctica are typically found in the cracks of rocks in this dry, hostile region. Scientists took samples...
  • Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    01/16/2016 6:24:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 89 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 16, 2016 | Michael D. Regan
    A breed of sea snake thought to be extinct for years was recently discovered off the west coast of Australia, another in a string of similar findings among species scientists believed were lost forever. It was the first time the species of snakes was seen in more than 15 years since disappearing from the Timor Sea, according to researchers at Australia's James Cook University who identified the snakes. The discovery of the Short Nose sea snake was confirmed after an Australia Parks and Wildlife officer sent a photo to researchers for identification, the university said. The study's lead author, Blanche...
  • Bwa-ah-ha-ha-ha ! It's Hallowe'en Again !!!

    10/31/2007 3:13:05 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 81+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/31/07 | vanity
    It's Hallowe'en, and all manner of hideous creatures-including Hillary and the famed Jersey Devil-are roaming the world. Be careful out there !
  • Jersey Devil

    10/31/2006 5:45:29 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 339+ views
    10/31/06 | vanity
    JERSEY DEVIL 1 Deep in the Jersey Barrens Outside the town of Leeds There lived a lonely widd-errr- No man to tend her needs ! So, one All Hallows Eveniní When the moon was pale and white She cried, ďIíd let olí Satan himself Come share my bed tonight !Ē Chorus Keep to the middle of the trail,friend When the moon is pale aní white Aní build up the fire in the olí campsite- The Devil walks tonight ! 2 Old Satan come a courtiní Kept her danciní till the dawn: One year later to the day The Devilís Child...
  • Is the Jersey Devil in Galloway Township? (Photo/Video)

    10/12/2015 4:24:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Kelly Roncace
    For more than 200 years, people living in or passing through New Jersey's Pinelands have reported seeing a strange, winged creature that has come to be known as the Jersey Devil. There are tons of stories about the monster, and thousands of witnesses who claim they have encountered it. Late Tuesday night, I received an email from a reader who recently became one of those witnesses. Dave Black of Little Egg Harbor Township was driving home from his security guard job in Atlantic City when he saw what he thought was a llama running in and out of the trees...
  • Top 10 Most Wanted Monsters Cryptozoologists Want To Net; The Famous And The Wanabees

    10/13/2008 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Goonch · 90 replies · 14,751+ views
    nolanchart ^ | October 11, 2008
    Cryptozoology is the science and study of unknown creatures not as yet catalogued by conventional science. Even so, that doesn't stop these strange beings from making their appearances all about our world, sometimes intruding into your own neighborhoods. Some may even be watching you as you go into your backyard to sit on your patio. Or perhaps they might be watching you from the bushes as you come home at night. One thing is certain, they like to pop into our world for a visit, but seem aware that they're being hunted, so are quick to vanish as abruptly as...
  • Extinct Giant Ape Depended Upon Forest Food

    01/06/2016 12:01:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, January 05, 2016 | editors
    Scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment in TŁbingen, and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, analyzed stable carbon isotopes from the tooth enamel of the little-known giant ape Gigantopithecus. "Unfortunately, there are very few fossil finds of Gigantopithecus -- only a few large teeth and bones from the lower mandible are known," Hervť Bocherens of the University of Tubingen said in a press release. Those fossils are from China and Thailand, which had open savannas and wooden landscapes. The new study of carbon isotopes indicates that Gigantopithecus was a vegetarian that lived only in forests. "Relatives...
  • 'Pre-historic' animal shell found in Argentina

    12/31/2015 2:21:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2015 | Staff
    A glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina on December 29, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A passer-by on Christmas Day found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo, experts said Tuesday. A local man thought the black scaly shell was a dinosaur egg when he saw it lying in the mud, his wife Reina Coronel told AFP. Her husband Jose Antonio Nievas found the shell beside a stream at their farm in Carlos Spegazzini, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital Buenos Aires. "My...
  • Bizarre sea creature washes ashore on a Gold Coast beach [Australia]

    11/18/2015 7:02:36 AM PST · by ETL · 42 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | David Strege
    Some say it's like something out of a science fiction movie, others say it's from another world. But the bizarre and dangerous sea creature a woman discovered washed ashore at Broadbeach along the Gold Coast of Australia is actually a blue dragon. Lucinda Fry came across the creepy, electric-blue sea slug in Queensland and captured video of the little sea creature, which Daily Mail Australia posted: [video at link] The nudibranch is not that big, measuring 1.2 inches at maturity, but it packs a punch. "I have handled them before and wasn't stung, but I would not recommend anyone pick...
  • Photographs back yowie hunch: claim

    04/14/2008 8:01:20 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 15 replies · 119+ views
    Canberry News ^ | 25 March 2008 | Tim Hughes
    YOWIE hunter Paul Compton has long believed a giant animal lives in the Glen Innes district - and he claims he finally has photos to prove it. Two days before Christmas, Mr Compton set up a wild view trail camera in an area north west of Glen Innes he has been watching for some time. A week later he returned, finding the camera - triggered by movement - had shot 921 images, including two showing a blurred black figure he claims to be the elusive animal. ďThere had been a lot of activity there - rocks moved, broken tree limbs...
  • Photographs back yowie hunch: claim[Australian Bigfoot]

    03/26/2008 4:43:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,404+ views
    Glen Innes Examiner, NSW ^ | 25 Mar 2008 | Tim Hughes
    YOWIE hunter Paul Compton has long believed a giant animal lives in the Glen Innes district - and he claims he finally has photos to prove it. Two days before Christmas, Mr Compton set up a wild view trail camera in an area north west of Glen Innes he has been watching for some time. A week later he returned, finding the camera - triggered by movement - had shot 921 images, including two showing a blurred black figure he claims to be the elusive animal. ďThere had been a lot of activity there - rocks moved, broken tree limbs...
  • Mystery of the deep: Tourist baffled by bizarre SEA MONSTER

    10/27/2015 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Naomi Leach
    There is no question that the sea holds mysteries and inhabitants beyond our imagination, that we are yet to encounter. But a Scottish tourist was left in shock after unwittingly capturing the image of a bizarre sea creature in his holiday snaps. Harvey Robertson, 52, was on a boat cruise with his family in Corfu when he took a number of photographs inside a sea cave.
  • 10,000-Year-Old Extinct Lion Cubs Discovered In Near-Perfect Condition In Siberian Permafrost

    10/27/2015 11:42:03 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 27 October 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Cave lions lived during the Middle to Late Pleistocene eras in Eurasia, the British Isles, to the far east of Russia, and into Alaska and northwestern Canada. Their extinction remains something of a mystery because they had few predators and, due to their smaller size, they wouldn't get trapped in bogs like woolly mammoths and rhinos.
  • New methane organisms discovered

    10/23/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 23, 2015 | by Gene Tyson & Provided by: University of Queensland
    ===================================================================================================================== Textbooks on methane-metabolising organisms might have to be rewritten after researchers in a University of Queensland-led international project today (23 October) announced the discovery of two new organisms. Deputy Head of UQ's Australian Centre for Ecogenomics in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Associate Professor Gene Tyson said these new organisms played an unknown role in greenhouse gas emissions and consumption. "We sampled the microorganisms in the water from a deep coal seam aquifer 600m below the earth's surface in the Surat Basin, near Roma, Queensland, and reconstructed genomes of organisms able to perform methane metabolism," Associate...
  • Now that really IS a mutant turtle: Archaeologists find bizarre pig snouted created once roamed Utah

    10/22/2015 5:15:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2015 | Mark Prigg
    The extinct turtle was about 2 feet long from head to tail. Its streamlined shell was adapted for living in a riverine environment. When it was alive, 76 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, Southern Utah looked more like present-day Louisiana. The climate was wet and hot, and the landscape was dominated by rivers, bayous and lowland flood plains. It lived alongside tyrannosaurs, armored ankylosaurs, giant duck-billed dinosaurs such as Gryposaurus and Parasaurolophus, and other dinosaurs that left abundant fossil remains in the Upper Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of Southern Utah. But those fossil beds also hold the remains of...
  • Ancient swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger

    09/10/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Provided by Duke University
    Sir Mick Jagger has a new animal named after him. Scientists have named an extinct swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after the Rolling Stones frontman, in honor of a trait they both shareótheir supersized lips. "We gave it the scientific name Jaggermeryx naida, which translates to 'Jagger's water nymph,'" said study co-author Ellen Miller of Wake Forest University. The animal's fossilized jaw bones suggest it was roughly the size of a small deer and akin to a cross between a slender hippo and a long-legged pig. Researchers uncovered the fossilsóconsisting of multiple jawbone fragmentsóamid the...
  • Legend of monster of Laguna Lake comes to life

    09/10/2004 8:21:32 AM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 32 replies · 9,096+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/10/04 | BARBARA GIASONE
    FULLERTON Ė Rumors swirled around Laguna Lake for 40 years that a vicious snapping turtle named "Old Bob" lurked beneath its water lilies. Turns out the talk was not some exaggerated fish tale. On Thursday, dredging company workers snared the 100-pound snapper near a park dam in the north-central part of the city. A Santa Monica contractor, hired to scoop out fish during a $2 million restoration of the 7-acre lake, netted the 50-year-old, 36-inch alligator snapping turtle along with catfish, crappie and bluegills.
  • Pigs ruled the world 260 million years ago: Study

    09/17/2008 1:54:57 PM PDT · by decimon · 70 replies · 2,573+ views
    Newspost Online ^ | Sep 17, 2008 | Unknown
    Scientists from Leeds University have discovered that the world was ruled by pig-like creatures for a million years. The ďAge of the PorcineĒ occurred around 260 million years ago - when the creatures called lystrosaurs were the few survivors of a mass extinction. Nearly 95 pct of the living species were destroyed by a series of volcanic eruptions leaving behind pigs in a ďgolden ageĒ of no predators. They had Earthís abundant plant-life all to themselves. ďWe can only speculate on how lystrosaurs survived while the rest died. Perhaps its ability to burrow and hibernate protected it from the worst...
  • Terrified Man Sets Himself on Fire After a 'Yeti Said He Would Die Soon'

    10/12/2015 5:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2nd October 2015 | Rory McKeown
    A TERRIFIED man set himself on fire after claiming he came face-to-face with a Yeti Ė who told him he would die soon. The disturbed man was so scared by the "meeting" that he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. The incident happened in the village of Malyy Manok, in the Republic of Khakassia, in south-central Russia. He said he came face to face with the mythical creature Ė also known as the Abominbal Snowman Ė in the Taiga forest. The man died from his injuries. Yetis are claimed to be large, ape-like beasts living in the Himalayan...
  • Weird Animal With 'Body of Buffalo and Head of Crocodile' Baffles Everyone

    10/11/2015 10:15:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, Oct 6, 2015 | Selina Sykes
    A REMOTE village has become the scene of a real-life sci-fi film after a strange creature was discovered.With scaly skin and calf-like hooves, the bizarre animal looks like a genetic mutation between a buffalo and a crocodile. The creature, which was found in Thailand, appears to have the rough, scaly head of a reptile and limbs and hooves of a mammal. It is not the first time a genetic cross between two species has been found, but it is one of the most unusual animals spotted. The animal died soon after birth, according to a local website, but is believed...
  • The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death

    10/09/2015 5:00:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 10/6/15 | Carrie Arnold
    The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death Only a few genetic changes were enough to turn an ordinary stomach bug into the bacteria responsible for the plague. Pieter Bruegel the ElderThe Triumph of Death (1562), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. By: Carrie ArnoldOctober 6, 2015 Comments (1) Download PDF Print Each year, 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park in California. Most bring back photos, postcards and an occasional sunburn. But two unlucky visitors this summer got a very different souvenir. They got the plague.This quintessential medieval disease, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and transmitted most often by fleabites,...
  • Otago Researchers Sequence Kuri Dog Genomes

    10/08/2015 1:55:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    University of Otago ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Ms Karen Greig
    The genetic heritage of New Zealand's first dog, the now extinct kuri, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis. University of Otago PhD student Karen Greig has sequenced the complete, or near complete, mitochondrial genomes of 14 kuri represented by bones recovered from Wairau Bar, one on New Zealand's earliest and most important archaeological sites. Kuri were smallish dogs about the size of cocker spaniels and were brought to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the colonising canoes that arrived in the early fourteenth century AD. They were the only domesticated animal to be...
  • Hog-Nosed Shrew Rat Is 'Exciting' New Species

    10/06/2015 12:21:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 6, 2015
    Scientists say the rat is part of an "amazing group of rodents" only found in a remote part of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.A new species of rat has been discovered on an island in Indonesia. The previously unknown hog-nosed shrew rat (Hyorhinomys stuempkei) was found in a remote and mountainous region of Sulawesi Island located about two days' hike from the closest village. Scientists consider the rat so exceptional that they have described it not only as a new species but a new genus - a step up from the "new species" label. The rat was discovered by an international...
  • Bizarre images of wild pig with BLUE insides go viral

    09/18/2015 11:34:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 32 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | 9th September 2015 | Harry Kemble
    BIZARRE images of the insides of a wild pig Ė which has FLUORESCENT blue fat Ė have emerged online leaving people scratching their heads. Blue pigmentation is often caused by copper poisoning Ė but the land where the animal was shot only has mercury mine shafts. The post's author Ė GlendilTEK Ė on imgur website wrote how none of the pigs shot by his in-laws on the Californian ranch had blue fat. He wrote how the rest of the pig was "normal" Ė the meat, the blood, and the hide.
  • Fisherman reels in SUPER-FISH off the coast of Japan near Fukushima plant

    09/17/2015 10:46:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 18:47 EST, 16 September 2015 | By Corey Charlton
    Visibly straining as he holds it aloft, a Japanese fisherman grimaces as he proudly displays a terrifyingly large fish caught in the waters off Japan. With a gaping mouth large enough to swallow a small child, this creature - believed to be a wolffish - would not look out of place in a science fiction film. The massive catch was reeled in by Hirasaka Hiroshi, a fisherman who has made a career of landing and then eating unusual fish. Normally growing to about 1.2m in length, the wolffish Hirasaka caught measured close to two metres
  • Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

    09/12/2015 10:42:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 8, 2015 | STAFF
    Imaging of Mollivirus particles. (A) Scanning electron microscopy of two isolated particles showing the apex structure. (B) Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging of an ultrathin section of an open particle after fusion of its internal lipid membrane with that of a phagosome. (C) Enlarged view of the viral tegument of a Mollivirus particle highlighting the layer made of a mesh of fibrils (black arrow), resembling Pandoraviruses¬í intermediate layer, and the underneath internal membrane (white arrow). Three ‚ąľ25-nm interspaced rings are visible around the mature particle. (D) Light microscopy (Nomarski optics 63√ó) imaging of a lawn of Mollivirus particles, some of...
  • 30-Foot-Long Basking Shark That Washed Up on Maine Beach Dies Despite Rescue Efforts

    09/04/2015 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/03/15 | AVIANNE TAN
    Beachgoers in Lubec, Maine, near the Canadian border, tried to save a 30-foot-long basking shark that recently washed ashore, according to a video showing the desperate rescue attempt. Onlooker Mark Olsen recorded the video Wednesday morning, when more than a dozen people spent several hours pouring buckets of ocean water into the large shark's gills and onto its skin. The 30-foot-long shark can be seen immobile, lying on its side with a bloodied fin in the video. Despite the efforts to save the shark, it died Wednesday afternoon, according to Lubec Town Administrator John Sutherland. He said the College of...
  • Insect that looks like a wasp but crawls like a praying mantis is captured devouring a fly

    09/04/2015 3:47:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Full title: The stuff of nightmares! Insect that looks like a wasp but crawls like a praying mantis is captured devouring a fly (after ripping off its prey's legs) If you have a fear of creepy crawlies, you may want to approach with caution. A YouTube user has captured a mantidfly, which looks like a wasp but has the front legs, sharp jaws and bulging eyes of a praying mantis, tucking into a small fly. The video shows the active hunter feasting on the fly's body, which it holds in its front legs and nibbles on like a human stripping...
  • Drones Capture Breathtaking Footage of Basking Sharks

    09/04/2015 2:44:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Discovery news ^ | 8/05/15 | unattributed
    INCREDIBLE Basking Sharks filmed from a drone Tobermory Scotland
  • Man Claims THIS Drawing Is of a 'Real Yeti he Saw and Sketched Before Reading its Mind

    08/30/2015 2:02:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    AN ARTIST is claiming to have seen a mythical yeti for long enough to sketch the "giant primate".Russian Andrey Lyubchenko says people will think he is "insane", but insists he saw the legendary beast which was happy for him to draw its portrait. He claims the brief encounter was in the mountains of the Kemerovo area of Siberia, in Russia, and he telepathically communicated with the hairy mythological mammal. He said: "It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared. "There was a clear feeling that this was a thinking creature, I felt he was...
  • New photos suggest Lizard Man has returned to South Carolina

    08/07/2015 9:36:48 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    WCIV ^ | 04 Aug 2015 | WCIV
    The fabled Bishopville swamp creature known as Lizard Man appears to have surfaced again Sunday afternoon. Sarah, a Sumter woman who says she went to church with a friend Sunday morning, stepped out of the sanctuary to see the Lizard Man running along the tree line. So, she did what anyone else would do--took a picture with her phone. "My hand to God, I am not making this up," she wrote in an email to the WCIV newsroom. "So excited!" She says they were just a mile or so from Scape Ore Swamp, the site of a similar spotting of...
  • State Trooper: I Feed Bigfoots and They Have a Language

    07/25/2015 11:18:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 132 replies
    The man, who provided a full name but chose to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that the encounters have been happening since 2009 in a remote area in the North Cascades. ďSometimes it is just 5 to 10 minutes, other times they stay for hours,Ē he said. ďI leave them food and they visit,Ē he continued. From apples to carrots, to beef jerky, cookies and candy bars, the ex-law enforcement officer claims the creatures eat it all and leave him alone. The man says he was looking for an old mine in the mountains the first time he came across...
  • Four Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in San Francisco and Presidio

    07/07/2015 10:50:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Four Mountain Lion sightings have been reported in the San Francisco area since June 30. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control said three of the sightings were made by members of the public, while one of the sightings was captured by a neighborhood security camera. Authorities believe the recent sightings are of the same mountain lion. The animal was last seen on Friday, July 3, in southwest San Francisco near Lake Merced. The mountain lion also was spotted on the 1000 block of Gough Street on July...
  • Antarctic 'Yeti' Crab Uses Hairy Chest to Grow Food

    06/26/2015 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/25 | Elizabeth Palermo
    What's white and blind and hairy all over? A yeti, of course! Or, in this case, a yeti crab ó a marine creature that lives near the thermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the sea. There are three known species of yeti crabs, and now, in a new paper, scientists have described the characteristics of one of these species ó Kiwa tyleri ó for the first time. K. tyleri is the only species of yeti crab known to reside in the Southern Ocean, off Antarctica. Yeti Cra A close up of the male yeti crab...
  • Raining lampreys: Eel-like fish drop from the air in Fairbanks

    06/03/2015 9:46:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    FAIRBANKSóAdult Arctic lampreys have fallen from the sky four times this week in Fairbanks, including at the Value Village parking lot, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That's unusual for a fish that's seldom seen in the water up here. The Arctic lamprey is a roughly foot-long eel-like fish with a no jaw and a nightmarish looking set of teeth. This week, a live one was spotted at the Value Village on Airport Way and saved in a bucket, according to a post on the department's Facebook page (on.fb.me/1G7su0B). There have been three additional reports of lampreys...
  • Mysterious green sea creature captured on video in Taiwan

    06/05/2015 6:38:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | June 5, 2015 | Hooper
    PENGHU, Taiwan, - A man fishing in Taiwan captured video of a mysterious worm-like green sea creature crawling onto land and shared it online. Wei Cheng Jian posted video of the creature he encountered in a Penghu port on Facebook, where commenters theorized it could be a ribbon worm, or Nemertea. Ribbon worms have a proboscis that extends from their body while hunting, which could explain the green creature's long tongue-like appendage. The proboscis covers the ribbon worm's prey in a thick, poisonous mucus. The creatures usually live in the sea, but have been known to seek shelter in cool,...
  • Mysterious Green Sea Creature Captured on Video in Taiwan

    06/05/2015 7:52:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    Some have suggested the creature filmed by Wei Cheng Jian in Taiwan could be a ribbon worm, or Nemertea. A man fishing in Taiwan captured video of a mysterious worm-like green sea creature crawling onto land and shared it online. Wei Cheng Jian posted video of the creature he encountered in a Penghu port on Facebook, where commenters theorized it could be a ribbon worm, or Nemertea. Ribbon worms have a proboscis that extends from their body while hunting, which could explain the green creature's long tongue-like appendage. The proboscis covers the ribbon worm's prey in a thick, poisonous mucus....
  • Mysterious green sea creature captured on video in Taiwan

    06/07/2015 7:36:24 AM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PENGHU, Taiwan, June 5 (UPI) -- A man fishing in Taiwan captured video of a mysterious worm-like green sea creature crawling onto land and shared it online. Wei Cheng Jian posted video of the creature he encountered in a Penghu port on Facebook, where commenters theorized it could be a ribbon worm, or Nemertea. Ribbon worms have a proboscis that extends from their body while hunting, which could explain the green creature's long tongue-like appendage. The proboscis covers the ribbon worm's prey in a thick, poisonous mucus. The creatures usually live in the sea, but have been known to seek...
  • Mysterious green sea creature captured on video in Taiwan

    06/06/2015 8:05:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PENGHU, Taiwan, June 5 (UPI) -- A man fishing in Taiwan captured video of a mysterious worm-like green sea creature crawling onto land and shared it online. Wei Cheng Jian posted video of the creature he encountered in a Penghu port on Facebook, where commenters theorized it could be a ribbon worm, or Nemertea. Ribbon worms have a proboscis that extends from their body while hunting, which could explain the green creature's long tongue-like appendage. The proboscis covers the ribbon worm's prey in a thick, poisonous mucus. The creatures usually live in the sea, but have been known to seek...
  • New Mexico investigator explains chupacabra sightings with climate change

    05/24/2015 3:40:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    mySanAntonio ^ | Joshua Fechter
    An investigative author from New Mexico with a history of scientifically debunking the chupacabra myth says he can explain sightings of the mythical creature. "When you do DNA testing on these alleged chupacabras, they're known animals," Benjamin Radford, who authored the 2011 book "Tracking the Chupacabra," told New Mexico television station KOB. "They are coyotes or dogs. In some cases, they're raccoons. The hairlessness can be explained by a disease called sarcoptic mange, which is caused by skin mites." Animals with advanced mange often die when exposed to cold, but because of warmer temperatures brought on by climate change, those...
  • Watch Bigfoot Stalk Bison At Yellowstone National Park

    02/09/2015 2:40:09 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 39 replies
    Inquisitr's ^ | 2/6/15
    ÔÖįÔĄôÔÖóÔĄěPosted in: Odd News Posted: February 6, 2015 Watch Bigfoot Stalk Bison At Yellowstone National Park ÔĄĚ Four ¬ďBigfoot¬Ē creatures have been captured on camera apparently stalking bison near the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The footage, from the streaming webcam of the U.S. National Parks Service, has sparked an online debate between Bigfoot believers and skeptics. Mary Greeley posted to her YouTube channel on Dec. 29, a National Park Service footage from the Old Faithful Geyser Streaming Webcam. The footage was only supposed to show bison arriving at the Yellowstone National Park¬ís Old Faithful geyser....
  • Was 19th Century apewoman a yeti? 6ft 6in Russian serf who could outrun a horse was 'not human'...

    04/05/2015 12:49:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 4, 2015 | Jennifer Newton
    Full Title: Was 19th Century apewoman a yeti? 6ft 6in Russian serf who could outrun a horse was 'not human', according to DNA tests Witnesses said Zana the apewoman had the 'characteristics of a wild animal' She was allegedly trapped in Caucusus mountains and covered in thick hair Had 'enormous athletic power' and she could infamously outrun a horse A genetics professor has analysed DNA of six of her living descendants Hundreds of explorers, theorists and fantasists have spent their lives searching for the infamous 'big-foot'. But a leading geneticist believes he has found evidence to prove that it...
  • Apewoman (6ft 6in) could outrun horse 'not human' per DNA test

    04/04/2015 9:01:56 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2015 | Jennifer Newton and Jay Akbar
    Witnesses said Zana the apewoman had the 'characteristics of a wild animal.' She was allegedly trapped in Caucusus mountains and covered in thick hair. Had 'enormous athletic power' and she could infamously outrun a horse. A genetics professor has analysed DNA of six of her living descendants. Identified an uncatalogued strain of west African DNA.