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  • "Immortal" Jellyfish Swarm World's Oceans

    01/31/2009 7:00:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 5,582+ views
    A potentially "immortal" jellyfish species that can age backward—the Benjamin Button of the deep—is silently invading the world's oceans, swarm by swarm, a recent study says. Like the Brad Pitt movie character, the immortal jellyfish transforms from an adult back into a baby, but with an added bonus: Unlike Benjamin Button, the jellyfish can do it over and over again—though apparently only as an emergency measure.
  • Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs

    09/22/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 11:40 EST, 21 September 2014 | By May Slater
    Full Title: Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of 'alien eggs' on a Sydney beach this weekend. Locals in Dee Why, on the city's North Shore, reported seeing a large number of the strange objects which had washed ashore overnight. But rather than the green spheres being something from another planet, scientists explained they were a type of sponge-like seaweed that forms egg shapes possibly to...
  • Loch Ness Monster Finally Identified???

    04/07/2005 9:31:30 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 206 replies · 19,856+ views
    emediawire.com ^ | April 7th, 2005 | William McDonald
    Loch Ness Monster Finally Identified Forensic Artist and private investigator William McDonald, finally identifies what Loch Ness Monster may be. (PRWEB) April 7, 2005 -- After nearly 1,500 years of conjecture, it appears the Loch Ness Monster may finally be identified. According to American Forensic Artist and private investigator William McDonald, the famous lake monster known as Nessie is neither a plesiosaur or prehistoric reptile, but a real, predatory species of water animal possessing the ability to hunt on land. In the winter months of 2004, McDonald photographed tracks left by a large animal on a mud-covered Loch Ness shoreline...
  • World's oldest eel dies in Swedish well[155]

    08/13/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 08 Aug 2014 | The Local
    The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155. Some people have ghosts in their attics. Tomas Kjellman, resident in the little fishing town of Brantevik in Skne, has always had an eel in his well. "My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included," Kjellman told The Local. Its presence has been well-documented for more than a century. But no more. "Of course it's sad. I have memories of the eel from when I was a child," Kjellman said.The eel featured in...
  • Bear spotted walking upright is real, and probably injured, officials say

    08/09/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8-8-14 | Alex Napoliello
    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP A bear walking upright around a township development that has become an Internet sensation is injured and needs to be left alone, according to wildlife officials monitoring the situation. The black bear has an injury to both front legs, including its paws and possibly an elbow, said Tracy Leaver, the executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. There's no official cause of how the bear got injured. Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, said he most likely "got hit by a car." Burguess said the bear is expected...
  • New species found: walking catfish, Beelzebub bat and two-legged lizard

    07/11/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07-10-2014 | Staff
    From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. But threats to the region's biodiversity mean many of the new species are already struggling to survive, the conservation group warned. "The good news is new discoveries. The bad news is that it is getting harder and harder in the world of conservation and environmental sustainability," Nick Cox, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's Species Programme, said.
  • 'Bigfoot' hair samples found to be mostly from bears, wolves

    07/01/2014 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2014 | Associated Press
    LONDON DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
  • Scientists: A mysterious animal ate an entire 9-foot great white shark

    06/09/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 6/6/14 | James Baker
    Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach. Somethingsomething really bighad eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
  • Something Ate This Shark... But What? (Something Enormous Ate a Very, Very Big Great White Shark)

    06/07/2014 9:39:25 PM PDT · by OneVike · 182 replies
    Smithsonian Channel on You Tube ^ | May 30, 2014 | Smithsonian Channel
    A group of marine biologists off the coast of Australia tagged a healthy great white shark. Then, a few months later, the tag washed ashore. When researchers analyzed data from the tag, they were confronted with a mystery that was deeply weird, and slightly terrifying. In this video, we learn what the researchers found on the tag. A few weeks after tagging, the shark appears to have been abruptly dragged down into a deep ocean trench, then eaten. The tag remained in the digestive system of the animal that ate it for several days. Whatever animal it was seemed...
  • 'Chupacabra' Might Be Subspecies of Coati

    05/18/2014 3:54:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Victoria Advocate ^ | Sam Cummings
    All of the local biologists are saying that what was found in Ratcliffe was a hairless raccoon; however, I believe the evidence points to a hairless white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) or a new, undiscovered subspecies. Even though we live in a developed country, there is a lot of land out there, especially in a state like Texas, for even megafauna to go relatively unnoticed; however, since we are in South Texas, which has one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the United States, finding weird and uncommon animals should not be a surprise. In an April 7 article, Jackie...
  • Is THIS Nessie? Apple maps satellite image spots 'creature swimming' below surface of Loch Ness

    04/18/2014 7:09:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 105 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Apr 18, 2014 13:23 | David Colins
    The photographs were captured by two different amateur Nessie hunters scanning different satellites on their iPhone and iPads.
  • Siberia find revives yeti legends

    10/09/2003 9:18:45 AM PDT · by evets · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Siberian scientists say they have a discovery on their hands which raises the possibility that the local legend of the yeti - the abominable snowman - is more than mere fiction. According to Russian TV, the well-preserved furry limb of a mystery creature was found some 3,500 metres up in the permafrost of the Altay mountains, in Russia's remote Siberia region. "I turned the limb over and examined the sole of the foot, and I thought it looked unsual," Sergey Semenov, the mountain-climber who made the find, said. "So I decided to bring it back with me." Scientific tests and...
  • Dog was killed and eaten by 'big cat'

    01/12/2003 7:12:00 PM PST · by aculeus · 46 replies · 476+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 13/01/2003 | Richard Savill
    Claims that a panther-like animal may be roaming the Black Mountains of Wales have been confirmed by a post mortem examination which showed that a dog was killed and partly eaten by a larger predator. DNA samples will be taken from hairs found in the whippet's mouth to try to determine what beast killed the seven-year-old dog at a remote smallholding near Llangadog a week ago. The tests, arranged by the Welsh Assembly's wildlife advisory unit, are expected to take at least two weeks. Paw prints in the snow - almost certainly made by the cat - have also been...
  • Goat gives birth to a 'human'; a faun

    09/09/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 47 replies · 12,340+ views
    The Zimbabwe Guardian ^ | The Chronicle | TZG reporters
    THE community of Lower Gweru and its surroundings in the Midlands Province was left shell-shocked when a goat gave birth to human-like creature that had the combined features of a man and a goat. A report in The Chronicle newspaper said the goat gave birth to the 'creature' on Sunday morning in Maboleni area. The creature had a human head, face, nose, shoulders and human-like skin that had very scanty furs. It had goat features from the shoulders to the legs. Its sagging stomach prevented curious villagers from determining whether it had human or animal sex organs as it protruded...
  • Photos show mystery skeleton sticking out of iceberg off N.L. east coast

    06/07/2007 8:23:57 AM PDT · by BGHater · 113 replies · 5,842+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 05 June 2007 | Tara Brautigam
    Marine scientists in Canada and abroad are puzzled by bizarre photographs that appear to show the skeleton of a large mammal jutting out of an iceberg that recently drifted past Newfoundland's east coast. The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice. But researchers throughout Canada, Greenland and Norway are unable to determine the origin of the skeleton, said Garry Stenson, a marine mammal scientist with the federal Fisheries Department. "It's definitely unusual," Stenson said Monday. "It's not something that I've encountered before." His colleagues have...
  • Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot?

    03/27/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Steve Annear
    Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now.The facts are that in terms of progress, the Bigfoot research community has ultimately made none. We are no closer now to proving these creatures exist than we were 40 years ago, Knapp told Boston. Knapp blames the setbacks on the digital age, and the amount of misinformation being spread in the form of photos and videos online. That, and the fact that more people seem to be trying to cash in on what they claim are legitimate Bigfoot sightings.Self admittedly, up to this point, we have not had anything...
  • Strange Creature filmed in a pond in Lithuania - Mar 6, 2014

    03/25/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    UFO Sighting Hotspot ^ | March 6, 2014 | unknown
    The story before footage. Witness report: So I was walking with my dog in the evening just before sunset, we were travelling into vast fields of nature to escape common modern view. By accident I found a pond. It catched my interest since i saw a waterhole in the middle of it. Usually people drills waterholes in their ponds where fish lives, at winter time, so fish can breathe. I thought I will see some fishes and stuff... But as soon as i came closer, I noticed that it was evaporating. You can't see this in the video since I...
  • The mysterious coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf

    03/09/2014 2:01:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 158 replies
    The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent within the last 90 years in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontarios Algonquin...
  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | Irving DeJohn
    The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The mangy beast looks like a Coyote with big teeth and long legs. Although the Chupacabra's existence has yet to be confirmed, that hasnt stopped rumors of possible sightings.A south Texas family claims that they killed the mythical Chupacabra in their backyard. Doug and Lucy Ohrt of Victoria proudly displayed the slain beast that their grandson gunned down on their property last weekend. My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandkids said, Oh that's a...
  • Family Witnesses Bigfoot Squatting Among Abandoned Detroit Homes

    02/19/2014 7:35:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Cryptozoology News ^ | February 15th, 2014 | Michael Bachman
    Bigfoot Living Among the Ruins of Detroit! DETROIT (Cryptozoology News) A family claim they saw a strange ape-like creature Thursday afternoon coming out of the window of an abandoned house on the outskirts of the desolate city. C. Brown, his wife, and their two children said they were driving around, looking to buy a new house, when they allegedly witnessed the unidentified beast. The economy has been devastating here man, Brown explained. One day, you are living in this beautiful city with over a million and a half working people, next day all you know is all is gonecrime...
  • "Bigfoot" fails DNA test [Part Human, Part Possum]

    08/15/2008 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,038+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2008 | Clare Baldwin
    Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever. Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence. Its spread was fueled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator. One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an...
  • Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead? Nessie has not been seen in over a year and may be gone.

    02/11/2014 6:55:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/11/2014 | Benjamin Radford
    A veteran custodian of Loch Ness monster sightings is concerned that Nessie has not been seen in well over a year, and may be gone, according to a news report. This is the first time in nearly 90 years that such a lengthy lag in sightings has occurred. Gary Campbell, who lives in Inverness in the United Kingdom has been keeping records of Loch Ness monster sightings for the past 17 years and has put together a list of sightings that goes back some 1,500 years, according to the BBC News. "It's very upsetting news and we don't know...
  • Prehistoric 'Bear-Dog' Fossil Unearthed

    02/24/2005 4:22:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 91 replies · 2,184+ views
    Wired (AP) ^ | February 23, 2005 | AP
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Scientists are marveling at a fossil find in California's San Joaquin Valley that has produced the remains of a never-before-seen badger-like creature and a monstrous predator that looks like a cross between a bear and a pit bull. Among the discoveries was the skull of an animal that appears to be an entirely new genus within the same family as otters, skunks and weasels. "It just blew me out of my mind," Xiaoming Wang, associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, said after seeing the fossil of the badger-like...
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers

    01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Laura Zuckerman - Reuters
    (Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery. The new aquatic species is a type of freshwater sculpin, a class of fish that dwell at the bottom of cold, swiftly flowing streams throughout North America and are known for their oversized head and shoulder structure. "The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career because it's very rare in the United States," said Michael Young,...
  • Loch Ness monster 'an elephant'

    03/06/2006 8:39:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 06, 2006
    NESSIE, the Loch Ness monster, is in fact an elephant, according to a Scottish palaeontologist who claims to have solved the riddle surrounding the unexplained sightings of a monster in a lake near Glasgow in Scotland. Neil Clark, curator of palaeontology at Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, who has spent two years investigating the myth, said that the idea for Nessie was dreamt up as a "magnificent piece of marketing" by a circus impresario after he saw one of his elephants bathing in the loch. In 1933, the same year as the first modern "sighting" of Nessie, Bertram Mills offered 20,000...
  • Bigfoot hunter claims to have killed beast and has proof

    01/06/2014 12:33:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/6/14 | Tim Gerber/ksat.com
    Self-proclaimed professional Bigfoot hunter, Rick Dyer, has finally released the photos of the hairy monster he allegedly shot and killed last year. "Bigfoot is 100 percent real there's no question about that," Dyer told KSAT.com. Dyer says he shot and killed the mythical monster in a wooded area of California near Loop 1604 and Highway 151 in September 2012.
  • Arctic mystery fish identified

    11/19/2013 7:40:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:53 PM CT|
    Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious "long-nosed chimaera" mysterious because they're rarely caught.
  • Rare Mammal First Sighted in Vietnam in Years

    11/13/2013 11:01:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/13
    One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said Wednesday. The Saola, a long-horned ox, was photographed by a camera in a forest in central Vietnam in September, the WWF said in a statement Wednesday. "This is a breathtaking discovery and renews hope for the recovery of the species," Van Ngoc Thinh, WWF - Vietnam's country director, was quoted as saying.
  • New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina

    11/08/2013 11:27:01 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013 | Douglas Main
    When new species are found near populated areas, they are often small and inconspicuous, not, for example, a hammerhead shark. But that's exactly what a team of researchers discovered along the coast of South Carolina. The new species looks virtually identical to the scalloped hammerhead, but is genetically distinct, and contains about 10 fewer vertebrae, or segments of backbone, new research shows.
  • In a Snap, Extinct a Cat Comes Back to Life

    08/14/2003 7:47:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 230+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Aug 14, 2003
    A wild cat thought to be virtually extinct has been captured on film in the wild, a Malaysian scientist said Thursday. "We have discovered a species thought extinct in Borneo," Mohd Azlan told Reuters by telephone from East Malaysia, where he led a research project for University Malaysia Sarawak and the state forest department. A Borneo bay cat (Catopuma badia), about the size of a large domestic cat though with an extra long tail, triggered a remote camera in daylight on June 27, yielding a lone image from what was a two-month monitoring period. Azlan, who previously tracked tigers in...
  • Extremely Rare Bay Cat Captured on Camera in Borneo

    11/05/2013 5:11:33 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | Wearn OR et al. PLoS ONE
    The mysterious bay cat, also known as the Bornean cat, is a wild cat endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Adults grow as long as 50-60 cm with a 30 40 cm long tail, and can weigh over 3.5 kg. Until now, this species had been recorded on camera traps just a handful of times in Borneo and was only photographed in the wild for the first time in 2003. But more images of this animal have been captured than ever before, together with evidence of four other wild cat species the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi),...
  • Three Arrested, One Shot In Rogers County Sasquatch Hunt

    11/03/2013 5:27:06 PM PST · by kjam22 · 68 replies
    newson6 ^ | 11-3-2013 | Newson6
    ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - Rogers County Sheriff's Department arrested three people in what appears to be an accidental shooting. One of the men told deputies he'd shot his friend while the two were on a Sasquatch hunting expedition. The two men were hunting - apparently for Bigfoot - around 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road Saturday night. Omar Pineda reportedly heard a "barking noise," jerked and shot his friend in the back, authorities say. "When you start off with an explanation like that, do you believe anything after that?" Sheriff Walton said Sunday morning. The men met emergency responders...
  • Antarctic Glacier Has Five-story Blood-red Waterfall of Primordial Ooze

    There is a five-story, blood-red waterfall pouring slowly from the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valley. Its back story, at Atlas Obscura, is simply remarkable: Roughly 2 million years ago, the Taylor Glacier sealed beneath it a small body of water which contained an ancient community of microbes. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, they have remained there ever since, isolated inside a natural time capsule. Evolving independently of the rest of the living world, these microbes exist without heat, light, or oxygen, and are essentially the definition of "primordial ooze." The trapped lake has very high salinity...
  • Woman sees 'huge snake' in Suffolk lake[Virginia]

    10/15/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    13News Now ^ | 19 Sept 2013 | Joe Flanagan
    Tracey Payntar says she spotted a huge snake in the lake next to her Suffolk house as it was attacking a river otter. The mother of four says she had just gotten out of her car and the disturbance in the water got her attention. "I ran to the shoreline freaking out and tried to take some video with my phone. I was so scared I could not concentrate very well," said Payntar. Payntar and her husband contacted Suffolk Animal Control who referred a snake expert from a company called Zoo Pro. Based on her description, the professional wildlife workers...
  • Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)

    08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES
    Sasquatch cited in mine hearings Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine. While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks. In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental...
  • Alien fungus found on shipment from Philippines

    08/21/2013 7:31:20 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 33 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | 08/21/2013 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
    Federal agents confiscated and destroyed a plant-pathogenic fungus found on brooms made from palms and being imported from the Philippines. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists on Aug. 9 intercepted a plant-pathogenic fungus on a handicraft made of native palm parts while examining a cargo container from the Philippines. The fungus was discovered in a shipment of native brooms made from Cocos nucifera sp., a palm species. The discovery of an unidentified fungus and two other plant disease symptoms in the shipment prompted federal authorities to reload and seal the container until positive identification could be made. This was...
  • New Slime-Spitting Velvet Worm Species Discovered in Vietnam

    08/21/2013 9:01:34 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 10 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | 08/21/2013 | Julie Kent
    A new species of velvet worm has been discovered in the jungles of Vietnam. Unlike related velvet worms, however, this one has uniquely shaped hairs that cover its body, and it reaches a length of 2.5 inches long, said Ivo de Sena Oliveira, a researcher at the University of Leipzig, Germany, who described the species in Zoologischer Anzeiger. The paper suggests that thousands of unknown species of velvet worms are just waiting to be found throughout the world's tropical rain forests. Oliveira's research suggests that in the Amazon rain forest alone, there may be a new species of velvet worm...
  • Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says

    08/27/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Detroit Free Press | 08/27/2013
    Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says (link only)
  • Big Cat Has Detroit Residents On Alert

    08/24/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 124 replies
    Stray dogs are a common sight in Detroit. What about a big cat? According to reports, many residents on the citys northeast side have seen what appears to be an exotic cat, perhaps as tall as four feet, roaming the streets. Officials with the Michigan Humane Society said they have received several calls about the animal and workers are out in the city, trying to find the feline. Antwaun Asberry, a 6-foot-5 Detroiter, told the Detroit Free Press the cats tail is longer than his arm. I was like, what the (expletive) I dont know what it is. I...
  • Mystery Creature Sighting Stuns N.J. Town; No One Has First Clue What It Is

    08/07/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    cbs ^ | August 2, 2013 7:12 PM | John Slattery
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) There has been a strange sighting of a strange creature in a suburban New Jersey town and pictures of it have residents asking What the heck is that? CBS 2s John Slattery was working the day watch out of Manhattan, when his boss gave him this juicy assignment. He took a vehicle out of Midtown. The sighting happened on Friday. He and his cameraman headed for the leafy community of Ridgewood, which was apparently being terrorized by an odd creature that lurks in and out of storm drains. Slattery obtained video of the creature from...
  • New Video Purports to Show Bigfoot

    07/29/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/2013
    Something was caught on tape in Mission, British Columbia, not far from Vancouver. The video appears to show a hominid in the distance, although not many details can be seen. [video embed]
  • Giant fungus found in China

    07/29/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/28/2013 | BBC
    A giant fungus the size of a tyre has been found by villagers in China's Jianshui County. The large clump of mushrooms, which weighed more than 15 kilograms and measured nearly a metre in diameter, was proudly put on display by the finder. It is not known what type of fungus it is or whether the mushrooms are safe to eat.
  • The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

    07/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 45 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-13-2013 | Robin McKie
    The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its newborn legs, is introduced to the media. Cloned from a few cells scraped from the permafrost of Siberia, the little creature provides the latest proof of the might of modern science and demonstrates the fact that extinction has at long last lost its sting. It is a fascinating prospect, one that was raised again last week when the most recently discovered carcass of a mammoth was revealed to the public in Yokohama, Japan. The female,...
  • Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

    07/07/2013 5:51:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:23PM BST 06 Jul 2013
    Analysis of ice cores obtained from the basin of Lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that Russian scientists drilled down to in 2012, have revealed DNA from an estimated 3,507 organisms. While the majority were found to be bacteria, many of which were new to science, there were also other single celled organisms and multicellular organisms found, including from fungi. The diversity of life from the lake has surprised scientists as many had thought the lake would be sterile due to the extreme conditions. Lake Vostok was first covered by ice more than 15 million years ago and is now buried...
  • Loch Ness Monster Mystery Result of Aftershocks, Geologist Theorizes

    07/06/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michael Mullins
    Could Scotlands Loch Ness Monster mystery be nothing more than the aftershock of an active fault beneath Great Britain's deepest freshwater lake? Thats what one Italian geologist is speculating. Considering the so-called sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are often accompanied by bubbling water and tremors, Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi argues that the Great Glen fault system is responsible for the long-necked, legendary beast. The theory that Loch Ness Monster sightings result from aftershocks was first proposed by Piccardi in 2001, according to Scientific American.
  • Could the Tasmanian tiger be hiding out in New Guinea?

    06/18/2013 11:56:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Mongobay.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jeremy Hance
    Many people still believe the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) survives in the wilds of Tasmania, even though the species was declared extinct over eighty years ago. Sightings and reports of the elusive carnivorous marsupial, which was the top predator on the island, pop-up almost as frequently as those of Bigfoot in North America, but to date no definitive evidence has emerged of its survival. Yet, a noted cryptozoologist (one who searches for hidden animals), Dr. Karl Shuker, wrote recently that tiger hunters should perhaps turn their attention to a different island: New Guinea. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the...
  • Science vs. Legend Roils Loch Ness Tourism Industry

    06/16/2013 9:52:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2013
    A Loch Ness tour operator issued a letter chiding a monster researcher for his negative views of the legendary sea monster. George Edwards, who operates tour boats on the Scottish lake, fired off a letter to his fellow members of the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce saying an overly scientific attitude toward the famed Loch Ness Monster was bad for business. The individual who bore the brunt of the scolding, The Scotsman said Saturday, was one Adrian Shine, a veteran "Nessie" researcher whom Edwards said was turning off tourists at the Loch Ness Center. Shine was too quick to write off...
  • Sea Monster' Carcass Found On New Zealand Beach [VIDEO]

    06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-vi | May 7, 2013 | James A Foley
    Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. The creature was found by a group driving along the beach in four-wheeled vehicles along the Bay of Plenty near Pukehina, about 250 km (155 miles) southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery...
  • Frog Long Thought Extinct Is Rediscovered in Israel

    06/06/2013 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    NatGeo ^ | June 6, 2013 | Ker Than
    Israeli park ranger Yoram Malka caught only a fleeting glimpse of the frog as it leapt across the road, but he knew it was something special. When he first saw the frog in northern Israel's Hula Valley, Malka jerked his utility vehicle to a stop, bounded out of his seat, and jumped atop it, catching the creature in his hands. The animal had a mottled backside and a black belly with white dots. It belonged to a species that most scientists thought had disappeared from the Earth more than half a century ago. In fact, the Hula painted frog was...