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  • Is Nessie on her hols? Now there are sightings of the Loch Ness Monster off the coast of the Isle of Wight

    11/25/2021 9:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6 | Abe Hawken
    A new photograph showing a moving object in the middle of the Solent has caused eyewitnesses to question if it was the Loch Ness Monster enjoying a holiday. The extraordinary sighting of three humps bobbing up and down in the water comes just days after a similar shape was spotted in The Thames by the O2 Arena in London. The picture - taken 630 miles away from Loch Ness - has resulted in Trevor and Jo Wilde questioning if it was Nessie swimming past. Three humps emerged from the water as the Nessie-shaped creature - first brought to the world's...
  • Fact or Mythology? Sightings of Mysterious Creature Killing Animals in Mississippi Countryside Reported

    11/23/2021 3:37:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MagnoliaStateLive ^ | Friday, November 12, 2021
    A small-town Mississippi newspaper recently received reports from local residents about a mysterious creature killing animals in the countryside. Below is the account as published in the Oct. 21, 2021 edition of the Woodville Republican in Wilkinson County. Is A Chupacabra Killing Animals In Northeast Wilkinson Co.?This newspaper received a call this past week from 5th District resident Johnny Smallwood with several reports of the mythical Chupacabra killing animals in northeastern Wilkinson County. Smallwood said he has spoken to several residents in that particular portion of the county who have had animals mysteriously killed. He said one resident had a...
  • Man Claims He Was Stalked by Terrifying ‘Dog Man’ Monster in Australian Outback

    11/22/2021 12:53:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | The Sun November 22, 2021 | Katie Davies
    A man has bizarrely claimed he was stalked by a terrifying “dog man” monster in the Australian outback – and even says he has picture “proof”. The fisherman, called John, wildly claims he was left “petrified for a month” after encountering the supposed “half-dog, half-human creature” on two separate occasions. Speaking on the Believe: Paranormal & UFO Podcast, the Aussie insisted he was “followed” by what he has branded a “dog man” – and claims he “thought he was going to be killed”.
  • Intertidal: Truth Behind Casco Bay’s Sea Monster May Be Stranger Than Fiction

    11/06/2021 9:47:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Press Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | Susan Olcott
    Sea monsters in Casco Bay? As with many bodies of water, there are legends about strange creatures lurking beneath Casco Bay as well. Our local monster is known as Cassie and is apparently serpent-like in her form. Cassie was first sighted back in 1779 by a young sailor named Edward Preble. Fast forward nearly 200 years to 1958 when a fisherman described a similar serpent-like creature he saw that turned its head in response to the repeated blow of the foghorn. Apparently, Cassie is a long-lived serpent! The depths of this story can be plumbed at Portland’s International Cryptozoology Museum...

    11/06/2021 8:42:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KGVO ^ | November 5, 2021
    Okay, we get it. Not everyone believes in Bigfoot or Sasquatch. But a lot of people do. And a lot of people have claimed to actually see the hairy ape in person. Bigfoot hunters claim that Montana is the perfect habitat for Sasquatch. With wide-open spaces and a small human population density, Bigfoot can thrive in Montana. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization recently compiled data of all the reported sightings of Bigfoot in the United States. Their data shows which states have the most sightings, and which states you are more likely to have a Bigfoot sighting, compared to the...
  • 'Cute Cryptid.' Fresno Nightcrawler Is a Paranormal Darling With Supernatural Fandom

    10/30/2021 11:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28 | Carmen Kohlruss
    The Fresno Nightcrawler — often described as walking, ghostly pants — is known far beyond California's central San Joaquin Valley. It's become a darling of the cryptids — creatures typically described as mythological in nature, whose existence are widely considered unproven. "It's up there with Chupacabra, the Mothman and Bigfoot," said Michael Banti, founder of Weird Fresno, about the Fresno Nightcrawler's popularity. "It's very niche. It seems to be bigger outside of Fresno than inside."
  • ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Spotted Again! This Time on Drone Footage

    09/25/2021 10:53:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2021 | Mary Kay Linge
    A British outdoorsman paddling through Scotland’s Loch Ness for a long-distance charity canoe trip may have inadvertently captured drone footage of the fabled Loch Ness Monster. “The last thing I want to do is make a Nessie claim,” Richard Mavor told The Post. “I’m the most skeptical of people. But watching this I think yeah, there’s something a bit strange here.” The video image taken last month of a long, thin form just beneath the water’s surface was so fleeting that Mavor, 54, didn’t notice it when he posted it Sept. 1.
  • Strange Animal Reportedly Caught on Trail Camera Near Baton Rogue, Louisiana

    07/26/2021 12:57:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    HOT107.9 ^ | July 26, 2021 | Chris Reed
    Imagine walking through the woods and seeing this. Howard Martin posted this photo on Facebook and now many are doing their best to identify this very strange animal. The photo was reportedly taken near St. Francisville, north of Baton Rogue, in Louisiana and it shows a four-legged animal, with no fur, hopping over a branch. Some on social media have suggested that this animal may be a coyote with mange, while others say that it may be another breed of animal that is sick. Now, because this is on the internet, like you, we too will approach this photo with...
  • Antarctica mystery: Melting ice uncovers huge remains of 'ancient creature' on Google Maps

    01/24/2021 1:38:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Jan 16, 2021 | Oli Smith
    MELTING ICE in Antarctica has exposed a mysterious skeleton, sparking claims that the creature found on Google Maps could be a "dinosaur frozen in time".The mysterious skeleton of a creature has been found on Google Maps in Antarctica in footage which has since gone viral. YouTuber Michael Bradbury, who hosts the conspiracy channel MrMBB333, suggested that the skeleton remains indicated a dinosaur which had been preserved in the Antarctic ice. The video has recorded nearly 300,000 views, sparking fierce debate among conspiracy theorists online. The video was titled 'Antarctica Melting Ice MAY have revealed ANCIENT skeletal remains fully INTACT! Rare...
  • Mysterious 'blobs' near Norway are full of squid mucus and embryos, study finds

    04/05/2021 6:11:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | By Brandon Specktor -
    Nearly 100 similar blob sightings have been reported around Norway and the Mediterranean Sea since 1985, but the mysterious gelatinous masses have always evaded classification. Now, thanks to a year-long citizen science campaign and a new DNA analysis, researchers have finally identified the blobs as the rarely-seen egg sacs of a common squid called Illex coindetii. According to a new study, published March 30 in the journal Scientific Reports, each blob may contain hundreds of thousands of teensy squid eggs, encased in a bubble of slowly disintegrating mucus. Remarkably, while scientists have known about I. coindetii for more than 180...
  • Bigfoot bounty grows to more than $2 million[Oklahoma]

    03/13/2021 10:19:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    Enid News & Eagle ^ | 03 March 2021 | Billy Hefton
    Oklahoma’s bounty on Bigfoot has grown to nearly $2.1 million mere weeks after a state lawmaker proposed a controversial bill to allow capturing of the mythical creature. State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, said it doesn’t matter that his legislative measure never made it out of committee. It did exactly what he intended it to do — promote interest and tourism in his heavily wooded district in Southeast Oklahoma that reportedly boasts the ninth most sightings in the world of the legendary ape-like creature. Humphrey said he initially thought he’d have to go through the state wildlife department to issue hunting...
  • The Mythical Snow Monster that Roams the Mountains: The Yeti

    01/16/2021 11:01:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mon, January 11, 2021
    In Asia, a huge, hairy ape-man stomps through the snowy Himalayan mountain range, hunting for prey and terrorizing local people. Or so the legend goes. For generations, stories of the yeti, aka the abominable snowman, have been told. Does he live in an icy cave? Is he related to Bigfoot, the ape-man said to roam the forests of the northwestern United States? Is the monster real? According to the BBC, the mythical monster is rooted in the folklore of the Sherpa, the communities that live in the mountains of eastern Nepal. The yeti or a group of yetis always are...
  • Tasmanian tiger pups found to be extraordinary similar to wolf pups [ thylacine ]

    01/08/2021 7:45:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | January 8, 2021 | by University Of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
    A Principal component analysis of ontogenetic cranial shape for each species included in the study. PC1 represents age-related shape change (left to right), whereas PC2 separates herbivorous and carnivorous taxa. The thylacine and wolf display parallel similarities throughout ontogeny, compared with other marsupials. B–D Subsampling of cranial shape into bone groups with shared embryonic tissue origins. The thylacine and wolf show shape overlap between bones of B FNP and D MES origin, but not in bones of C PA origin. Animal images were used under CC BY 4.0 open licence. ================================================================== Micro-CT scanning and digital reconstructions have been used to...
  • The Making of—and Effort to Save—the Bigfoot Discovery Museum

    12/19/2020 9:10:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Santa Cruz Good Times ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2020 | JENNIFER OTTER BICKERDIKE
    Is it just me, or does everyone have a first recollection of hearing about Bigfoot? OK, yeah, it’s just me. Growing up in Santa Cruz, my parents were childbirth instructors. Every Wednesday, they would have pregnant couples over to coach them on the ins and outs (literally) of what to expect on the big day. We kids would be shuttled off to the neighbors for the duration of the class. Next door, we were allowed to watch all kinds of television that were not permitted in Casa de Otter: What’s Happening!, Good Times and even M*A*S*H. Amid this hit parade...
  • Deep-ocean vents are a source of oil and gas (evidence of abiogenic hydrocarbons)

    01/31/2008 9:42:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1,338+ views
    Nature News ^ | 31 January 2008 | Rachel Courtland
    Hydrocarbons bubble up from the mid-Atlantic's Lost City. Deep-sea vents could offer a non-biological source of oil and gas.D. KELLEY & M. ELEND, UNIV. WASHINGTON INST. FOR EXPLORATION/URI-IAO/NOAA/THE LOST CITY SCIENCE TEAM Undersea thermal vents can yield unexpected bounty: natural gas and the building blocks of oil products. In a new analysis of Lost City, a hydrothermal field in the mid-Atlantic, researchers have found that these organic molecules are being created through inorganic processes, rather than the more typical decomposition of once-living material. Most of the planet's oil and natural gas deposits were created when decomposing biological matter is 'cooked'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 50 YEARS WITH BIGFOOT: Tennessee Chronicles of Co-Existence (part 1 of 8)

    10/18/2018 9:13:09 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sasquatch Central
    I'm not going to voice an opinion on this other than to say it makes a good break from politics and is an interesting story. If it is fake it is at least fairly well told and entertaining in a ghost story around the campfire sort of way. The only thing I'd say is this sort of creeped me out. Use the link above. The subsequent parts do no load automatically so you'll need to do a search for the others.
  • Renowned B.C.-based Sasquatch researcher dies from cancer

    01/24/2018 2:38:33 AM PST · by Oratam · 15 replies
    CTV News ^ | January 19, 2018 | CTV Vancouver Island
    Dr. John Bindernagel, a wildlife biologist, passed away Wednesday night after losing his battle with cancer.[snip]"It's a huge loss. We can't forget those two books, you know? That's his legacy to his wife Joan and his kids and his grandchildren, but it's also a legacy to everyone," said Thomas Sewid. "He knows, like I do and others, that these things exist."