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Category: Cryptozoology
The Truth About the Abominable Snowman
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
The Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, is really just a legend derived from stories about the Himalayan Brown Bear, says this Japanese researcher. He found that 'meti' means brown bear in the language of the indigenous people around the Himalayas. But in one region they say 'yeti' instead of 'meti.' Thus the tales about the Yeti.
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Museum of Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 09, 2003
Buck Wolf reports that Loren Coleman has opened a Museum of Cryptozoology in his home. Included is a Feejee Mermaid. Of course, it can't be THE Feejee Mermaid displayed by Barnum. No one knows what happened to it (though some claim that the mermaid now owned by Harvard University is the authentic one).
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Bigfoot Symposium
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 31, 2003
Two interesting links via BoingBoing. First, the website of the International Bigfoot Symposium that will be held September 12-14 in Willow Creek, CA (very close to where the famous Patterson-Gimlin film of a Bigfoot creature was shot). Second, the somewhat surprising news that Jane Goodall, the famous primate researcher, is a Bigfoot believer. You can listen to her discuss her beliefs in a segment recorded from NPR's Science Friday.
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Nessie News
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 30, 2003
I believe it's now officially confirmed that I'm an idiot. I run a website called the Museum of Hoaxes, and yet I fall for an obvious hoax. Back on July 17 I trumpeted the news that a fossil of a sea serpent had been found on the shores of Loch Ness, and that it wasn't a hoax. What was I thinking? Of course it was a hoax. I believed it because I thought it was perfectly reasonable for someone to find a plesiosaur skeleton. But to find one on the shores of Loch Ness should have raised all kinds of alarm bells. Now researchers who have had a chance to examine the fossil say that it was likely…
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Nessie Fossil
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 18, 2003
Loch Ness Monster fossil found. And it's not a hoax.
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Hunt for the Yeti
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 17, 2003
A Japanese mountaineer has put together an expedition to hunt for the Yeti in the Himalayas. Good luck to them.
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The Lake Tianchi Monster
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 16, 2003
Apparently China has its own version of the Loch Ness Monster called the Lake Tianchi Monster (I never knew). Its legend stretches back over 100 years, but unlike the creature in Loch Ness, there appears to be more than one of whatever is in Lake Tianchi (which is up by the border with North Korea). Sightings of the Lake Tianchi monsters have increased dramatically in recent weeks.
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Mysterious Blobs
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 04, 2003
Two days ago a giant blob-like creature washed up on a beach in Chile. Chilean scientists were baffled. They had no clue what the creature was. Based on the emails I've received, a lot of people immediately suspected it was some kind of elaborate hoax. But I don't think this was a hoax. Scientists now say that they believe the blobby thing was either the body of a giant octopus or discarded whale blubber. I assume the Chilean blob bears no kinship to another blob which surfaced on the internet about two years ago. To this day I have no clue what this earlier mystery blob was. A real person? A…
Bigfoot Fingerprints
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 30, 2003
A respected fingerprint technician was scheduled to present evidence during Saturday's Crypto Conference suggesting that maybe there really is an unknown Bigfoot-like primate on the loose somewhere in North America.
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Sea Serpent Sighting
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 26, 2003
Sea serpent spotted by Cape Breton fisherman.
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Loch Ness Monster and the Witch
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jun 13, 2003
A white witch plans to cast a spell that will coax the Loch Ness Monster into making an appearance again.
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Bigfoot Conference
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002
It's time for the Annual Bigfoot conference.
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Should Nessie Be Exploited?
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 02, 2002
The Independent explores the controversy brewing around Loch Ness over whether the local community should exploit their famous fishy monster.
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Return of the Monkey Man
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 22, 2002
The Monkey Man has returned in India, after an absence of about a year. Reports are that a "monkey-like machine" is attacking people as they sleep on rooftops and in open places.
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