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  • Blood-Sucking Chupacabras to an Abominable Snowman - 6 Mysterious 'Monster' Encounters

    03/21/2020 11:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 21 MAR 2020 | Jon Livesey
    For centuries, people have reported seeing all manner of weird and wonderful monsters. Sometimes, their accounts are so similar, it makes you wonder if it might not have been a trick of the light or their imagination playing tricks on themFrightening and bizarre monsters have been encountered by mankind for hundreds of years. At least that's according to the thousands who claim to have seen them up close and personal, in the flesh. Among the creatures spotted by humans over the past few centuries are giant ape-like beasts and giant crawling insects many times bigger than humans. And, despite evidence...
  • Most Credible Bigfoot Witnesses and Some of the Best Evidence to Date

    03/17/2020 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 85 replies
    YouTube ^ | Bob Gymlan
    Because I am tired of Covid19 stuff 24/7. So, how about some cryptozoology? You either like Bob Gymlin's presentations or you don't.
  • Chlamydia-related bacteria discovered deep below the Arctic Ocean

    03/06/2020 11:03:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | March 6, 2020 | Wageningen University
    An international group of researchers report the discovery of numerous new species of Chlamydiae growing in deep Arctic Ocean sediments, in absence of any obvious host organisms. The researchers had been exploring microbes that live over 3 km below the ocean surface and several meters into the ocean seafloor sediment during an expedition to Loki's Castle, a deep-sea hydrothermal vent field located in the Arctic Ocean in-between Iceland, Norway, and Svalbard. This environment is devoid of oxygen and macroscopic life forms. Unexpectedly, the research team came across highly abundant and diverse relatives of Chlamydia. "Finding Chlamydiae in this environment was...
  • Caught on film for the first time: One of the world’s rarest whales

    03/07/2017 6:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2017 | Sarah Kaplan
    Natacha Aguilar de Soto has studied beaked whales for 15 years. She has spent dozens of months at sea, floating above the deepest parts of the ocean, straining her eyes and ears to detect whatever might be moving in the fathoms below. She rarely finds anything. Beaked whales — a family of 22 cetacean species characterized by dolphinlike noses and missile-shaped bodies — are some of the most elusive animals on Earth. They dive deeper and longer than any other marine mammal and spend an estimated 92 percent of their lives far beneath the ocean surface. One species, the True's...
  • ‘Massive’ 20-foot-long great white shark off Florida coast leaves scuba divers in awe

    02/15/2020 7:35:17 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 27 replies
    Capr Cod Times ^ | Feb 14, 2020 | By Ed Killer / Treasure Coast
    Tuesday, during a trip on Walker’s Dive Charters out of Riviera Beach, Florida, a group of scuba divers encountered a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a great white shark. The encounter took place near a spot known as the Breakers Reef, a mile offshore of the Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach. During the dive, a great white shark about 20 feet long slowly drifted by near the bottom, enabling divers to get photos and brief video. On average, female great white sharks measure 15-16 feet in length, and males grow to 11-13 feet, according to the Smithsonian.snip A team from the Massachusetts...
  • Loch Ness Monster Sightings Reach Record Level

    02/06/2020 11:53:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Ross-Shire Journal ^ | 12 January 2020
    UNEXPLAINED sightings of something mysterious lurking in Loch Ness were at the highest level this century during 2019. A total of 18 sightings were recorded on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register – the highest since 1983. They ranged from eyewitness accounts by visitors to the area to unusual objects spotted by people on the other side of the world scouring images on a live webcam of the loch. The entries also include a sighting by seriously-ill Zachary White, aged five, who travelled from his home in Berkshire to the loch and spotted the monster after being given a...
  • Sherman Pass Sasquatch: DOT Says Web Cam Captured Possible Bigfoot Sighting Near Highway

    01/31/2020 8:25:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 01.28.20
    WashingtonÂ’s Department of Transportation posted a series of photos on Twitter last week claiming a potential Sasquatch sighting near a highway at Sherman Pass. A webcam placed by the department in the stateÂ’s remote northeastern corner captured a shadowy figure resembling what appears to be a person, or Bigfoot, or just a tree trunk with an oddly humanoid figure. The following day, a crew of workers clearing snow in the area stopped by the cameraÂ’s location to see if they could spot anything out of the ordinary. However, if a Sasquach had been there, it apparently made a fast get...
  • Visit Nepal's Yeti: How Mythical Creature Divided Himalayan Nation

    01/31/2020 8:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 January 2020 | Kamal Pariyar
    A row over the yeti has pitted experts against officials - and, for once, it is not about whether or not the mythical creature actually exists. Instead, it is how the creature looks. "This is not right. The government can't just do as it wants," passer-by Reshma Shrestha says, shaking her head in front of the 7ft (2.1m) tall statue at the centre of a row. "If you did not tell me, I would not have known that it was a yeti." 'It's a sumo wrestler' The arrival of the first of more than 100 statues emblazoned with the words...
  • Primordial 'Asgard' Lifeform Has Been Successfully Grown in The Lab

    01/17/2020 10:53:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 17 JAN 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    When scientists ran DNA analysis on a sediment core taken from the floor of the Arctic ocean back in 2010, they found something surprising. A previously unknown organism belonging to the strange domain of microbes called Archaea appeared to have genomic characteristics associated with a totally different domain - Eukaryota. They named their discovery Lokiarchaeota, after the Loki's Castle hydrothermal vent near Greenland where it was found; but doubt shadowed the finding. Could the sample have been contaminated by something else in the core? Now, thanks to the work of Japanese scientists, those doubts can be put to rest. For...
  • Scientists create living concrete from bacteria and sand

    01/16/2020 9:20:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Advanced Scoence News ^ | 01/16/2020 | Victoria Corless
    The team used a 3D sand–hydrogel scaffold that they inoculated with Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 (Synechococcus) — a photosynthetic cyanobacterium that converts CO2 to sugars during photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are well known to survive extreme environmental conditions, including high and low temperature, salinity, and humidity, making them ideal candidates for living materials. These new materials are also capable of being regenerated from one parent “brick” using temperature and humidity switches. This corresponds to cycles of incubation at 37 °C, followed by low-temperature storage, where the gelatin matrix solidifies and encapsulates the bacteria. Splitting one brick in half and extending its shape...
  • Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

    01/15/2020 7:50:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/13/2020 | Ian Sample
    Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs into tiny robots that move around under their own steam. One of the most successful creations has two stumpy legs that propel it along on its “chest”. Another has a hole in the middle that researchers turned into a pouch so it could shimmy around with miniature payloads. Roboticists tend to favour metal and plastic for their strength and durability, but Levin and his colleagues see benefits in making robots from biological tissues. When damaged, living robots can heal their wounds, and once...
  • The Mysterious Shark Attack in Lake Michigan

    01/15/2020 10:09:20 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 70 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | June 23, 2018 | Brent Swancer
    According to the 1975 book Man Eating Sharks! by Felix Dennis, on a beautiful, clear summer day in 1955, one beach along the shores of Lake Michigan was packed with people looking to cool off and enjoy the sunny day, and one of these was George Lawson, a boy from Chicago. Lawson was out with many others splashing about and swimming off a boat near the beach when witnesses allegedly saw him pulled underwater, seemingly by something yanking him under and accompanied by the boy's panicked screams. Shockingly, a dorsal fin was reported by several others on the boat as...
  • Gigantic Apes Coexisted With Early Humans, Study Finds

    11/09/2005 1:28:12 PM PST · by mlc9852 · 28 replies · 1,325+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | November 9, 2005 | Bjorn Carey
    A gigantic ape standing 10 feet tall and weighing up to 1,200 pounds lived alongside humans for over a million years, according to a new study. Fortunately for the early humans, the huge primate's diet consisted mainly of bamboo. Scientists have known about Gigantopithecus blackii since the accidental discovery of some of its teeth on sale in a Hong Kong pharmacy about 80 years ago. While the idea of a giant ape piqued the interest of scientists — and bigfoot hunters — around the world, it was unclear how long ago this beast went extinct. Precise dating Now Jack Rink,...
  • Mysterious 300-million-year-old 'Tully monster' may not be the creature scientists thought it [tr]

    11/12/2019 6:36:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2019 | Milly Vincent
    The mysterious Tully monster is not likely to have been a vertebrate - despite its hard cartilage ridged back - scientists claim, after discovering unusual elements within its fossilised eyes. Tullimonstrum, also known as the Tully monster, which lived 300 million years ago, has baffled scientists since fossils were first discovered 60 years ago. A previous discovery in 2016 found Tully to have a stiffened rod of cartilage that supported its body and gills - suggesting that the creatures were predatory vertebrates, similar to some primitive fish.
  • 3 True Paranormal Encounters: Shadow People, Visitors, The Creature

    10/20/2019 4:54:17 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/2019 | Bob Gymlan
    This guy normally does Bigfoot stuff so this is a departure for him. Listen to all three accounts and then ask yourself, "Should the last guy solve the problem the way the first guy did?" https://youtu.be/_pHNZSxAPbg
  • Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

    02/18/2017 3:01:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/18/2017 | Jonathan Amos
    Scientists have extracted long-dormant microbes from inside the famous giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves in Mexico - and revived them. The organisms were likely to have been encased in the striking shafts of gypsum at least 10,000 years ago, and possibly up to 50,000 years ago. It is another demonstration of the ability of life to adapt and cope in the most hostile of environments. "Other people have made longer-term claims for the antiquity of organisms that were still alive, but in this case these organisms are all very extraordinary - they are not very closely related to...
  • Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

    09/06/2019 12:38:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | September 5, 2019 | unattributed
    The creatures behind repeated sightings of the fabled Loch Ness Monster may be giant eels, according to scientists. Researchers from New Zealand have tried to catalogue all living species in the loch by extracting DNA from water samples. Following analysis, the scientists have ruled out the presence of large animals said to be behind reports of a monster. No evidence of a prehistoric marine reptile called a plesiosaur or a large fish such as a sturgeon were found. Catfish and suggestions that a wandering Greenland shark were behind the sightings were also discounted. The aim of the research was not...
  • English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon

    10/31/2006 5:23:30 PM PST · by pcottraux · 14 replies · 421+ views
    cryptomundo ^ | October 26 | Lawrence Ford
    English Couple Spot Loch Ness Phenomenon The Highland News out of Inverness is reporting that an English couple twice spotted something in Loch Ness during a visit to the area. Here’s the report in full followed by my comments. By, the way, this is the same publication that brought the August sighting of an unknown object off Dores to the attention of the world and led me to investigate. Nessie at the double By Laurence Ford Published: 26 October, 2006 A YOUNG English couple holidaying in the Highlands encountered Nessie not once, but TWICE, during their stay. But although they...
  • Mysterious deep-sea shark that's older than the dinosaurs captured on film

    07/08/2019 10:28:26 PM PDT · by ETL · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | July 9, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    Researchers have captured the mysterious bluntnose sixgill shark on film, a creature [species] that has been on Earth since before the dinosaurs. Described as "perfectly efficient" by the team from OceanX and Florida State University, the bluntnose sixgill shark is largely still an unknown to researchers, despite having been on the planet for nearly 200 million years. Occasionally, they come to the shallow waters, rising from depths as far as 8,200 feet, according to Science Alert, where they arrive under the blanket of the night sky to feed. In capturing the mysterious bluntnose sixgill on film in the Bahamas, the...
  • Strange Tales of Horror in the Desert

    07/05/2019 2:00:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | March 3, 2015 | Brent Swancer
    Brent Swancer March 3, 2015 Deserts are stark, barren places that seem to be natural habitats for the spooky and supernatural. With their vast expanses of sand, scrub, and unchanging, desolate surroundings, deserts seem to lie somewhere in another realm beyond time and reality. They are scary places, remote, deadly, and remorseless, posing challenges for life that has evolved there and to anyone foolhardy to enter this domain unprepared. It is perhaps no wonder that it is the deserts of the world that have become the settings for numerous tales of horror, sinister mysteries, and unfathomable supernatural dread. From spectral...