Cryptozoology

 

Nightcrawler

Daily sketch 13 feb 2019

Nightcrawler

Cryptozoology challenge 9

by axelmedellin

I note that this is the first time I have ever taken these critters seriously. I don’t think a creature like this would ever wear a sheet or walk like they did. LOL But this rendering I dig.

 

Nightmare 002

And now, just in from ubernoir, it’s…

Nightmare 002 by ortheza on DeviantArt

Source: ortheza.deviantart.com

An extremely exquisite cryptozoological rendering! The world needs a goodly amount more of this sort of thing.

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Hunting Dogman!! Do Cryptid Hunters Really Exists ?

Dark Waters
Streamed live 19 hours ago

Do Cryptid Hunters Really Exists? Hunting Dogman. Tonight On Chasing the Truth we interview a “Dogman Man Hunter”. Dogman is one of the most popular cryptids in the paranormal world and pure nightmare fuel. Sean Graham releases another Dogman Interview and we can already fell the controversy swirling in the air. Sit back listen and enjoy Chasing The Truth.

Over two hours of creepy stories from master storyteller Dark Waters. Dig it.

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THYLACINE SIGHTING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2016

Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Published on Sep 4, 2016

00:12 Neil Waters, Amateur Researcher

01:20 John Barrie, Amateur Paleontologist

01:23 Dr. Bob Paddle, Scientist / Author

Like Dr. Paddle, I wish the researchers Godspeed in finding a Thylacine. It would be thrilling! It would open so many minds, too, and that might be the best part of it all.

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Sherwood Forest Father and Son Wildman Account, British Bigfoot? 2013

D. Hatswell Creature Reports
Published on Feb 26, 2018

A lady driving home from work sees two upright hairy unclothed me standing at the treeline in Sherwood Forest. Sherwood has a number of hairy upright caveman type reports. Who is moving in the forests being seen by us humans as we drive on by. A large number of drivers reports seeing strange hairy figures along the roadside or crouch down as if to hide. What are these Figures/Creatures. To view all of the accounts see the map link below.

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Deborah Hatswell

Deborah is so dedicated, it is truly an extraordinary thing. Of course, her drive to know is powered by an extraordinary and deeply frightening encounter as a youngster. And that’ll do it, as you might imagine.

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Did you ever dissect a frog in biology class? You did? It’s their turn! Join me as we discuss the peculiar legend of the Loveland Frogman! Why hesitate? Dive in head first… the water’s fine… but you won’t be! Who knows what horrors you might meet!? — spookybruceys

The Loveland Frog is one of my favorite cryptids. Partly because I love frogs. Partly because it was sighted and reported, more than once, by police officers. And partly because it’s just too cool not to love. Funny commentary above. I have not heard of this source until it appeared on my dashboard today. That first pic is a keeper, eh.

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Werewolf by Daniel Demmler

Excellent artwork via morbidfantasy21

Regardless of this being a great illustration, these creatures are quite real, be assured of that.

Sightings are becoming more frequent, from park rangers, even. Be careful. Please.

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My old friend Karl Shuker shared this neat pic that was posted by the National Cryptid Society.

Karl said…

Reminds me of the reports from tropical Asia of bigfoot-like entities – not all such cryptids in Asia are yetis restricted to the icy mountain ranges, it would seem.

Quite likely a rock ape that everyone encountered in Vietnam and Cambodia during the war there.

Karl said he’s going to do a book about them!

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Hey, y’all, it’s the Father of all Turtles making an appearance as a fine Fortean sea monster, setting the world of cryptozoology on fire as the most spectacular cryptid of modern times.

Nice. Big.

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bundyspooks

Shadow people are believed to be ghosts that take the form of a dark humanoid mass and haunt areas where there is a lot of clutter or activity. Nobody knows what they are, but a lot of experts in sleep deprivation claim that seeing these figures is one of the most common side effects. However, the pictures above appear to give us some tangible proof that these entities may actually exist.

bundyspooks reblogged radioactivelizzy

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Source: bundyspooks

Ooh, modern Fortean critters! I’ve not seen one and don’t particularly want to. Haven’t heard of them ever doing anything bad, unless lurking and presumably observing is bad, but it would be pretty creepy to catch a glimpse I’d think.

Not a fan at all of the ghost origin theory, if anything in my view, they would be a separate entity unto themselves.

These are allegedly photos of them, but, who, like anything else, knows, eh?

Hoping they’re figured out one of these days, preferably in my lifetime.

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Piper’s Yowie Footage: On August 28th of 2000, Steven Piper reportedly captured footage of a Yowie (Australia’s Bigfoot) while in New South Wales.

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Is it? Well… maybe… maybe not. Could be, though. They’re as elusive as our version and a lot nastier for reasons unknown.

So nasty in fact that there are areas where folks try to avoid at all costs,even if they’re piloting a tractor-trailer truck.

So, um, yeah. I’d still dig going on searches. Especially if carrying extra underwear. Sadly the forces of evil won’t let the Australian people protect themselves.

Sigh.

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Well, good golly gosh!

While searching for “fortean” on tumblr for new blogs, I came across this post from Andy McGrath’s thebeastsofbritain, (which I already follow as it’s an excellent blog), regarding a visit by himself and Champ researcher Katy Elizabeth, both Fortean Facebook friends, with a dear old friend of mine!

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Whilst travelling from Maine to Vermont with my friend Katy Elizabeth, we stopped at the home of American Fortean, James Boyd, to admire his awesome collection. He was a true gentleman full of awesome stories and experiences and a very gracious host.

#James Boyd#fortean#cryptozoology#Nessie witness#international cryptozoology conference#Beasts of Britain#Katy Elizabeth#champ search#Andy McGrath#New England#BOB in the USA

Wow, this was an awesome surprise. Due to my situation, I haven’t seen Jim in ages, well over a decade now, sadly. He is as described above and more… a good friend to have. A Fortean since forever and a dedicated supporter of the International Fortean Organization for decades.

Hopefully I will get to hang out with him again one day…

Anyway…

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is it tassie

“This image was taken by a man named Peter Groves in January of 2019. He claims to have seen the Thylacine when he was walking a trail in Clifton Springs, Australia. Groves said that the animal did not seem to be wary of him at all and that they stared at each other for about 5 minutes. Some believe it looks like a mangy canine or a fox, but others see a striking resemblance to the Thylacine that was in the film The Hunter and dub it as a hoax.”

God, there are so many hoaxes. I hope this is not one of them, but, not having seen The Hunter, it is sad that it quite likely likely is exactly that.

From cryptid-wendigo

People… sigh.

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July 16th, 1995 – Chad Gewecke is found wandering the woods of Tanyard Creek in North West Arkansas. He is admitted with minor injuries, and when questioned, he claims his friends were taken or killed by “something huge striding through the trees” that mimicked their voices.

spotted when screamcometrue reblogged it from the cryptozoologygirls.

Source: slimyswampghost

That thing is exceptionally creepy and apparently either quite angry or ravenously hungry.

Justin Case, meine volk, be careful out there, eh.

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For your pleasure, dear readers, a lovely little tale from the folks at creepypasta!

My daughter kept a shoebox under her bed, filled with cocoons she found in the woods. I thought they were insects. I was wrong.

My daughter Hannah had always had a fascination with bugs of all kinds. She collected them and kept them in a terrarium she insisted I buy for her when she was six. It was on a constant rotation as her interests changed; when she was younger, it was ladybugs and caterpillars. Now that she was a teenager, she got into more unusual things, like mantises and stick insects. Much of the time, I thought she related better to them than she did to me and her friends at school. Not that she had many of them, but she was never bullied; she just kept to herself. That’s probably my doing, though; my wife and unborn son were both lost in childbirth, and when I adopted Hannah, I never really tried giving her anything girly to do. So, her going out and doing things in the woods and collecting bugs never struck me as odd.

What did strike me as odd was her terrarium was currently empty; I found the shoebox and asked her about it, and all she said was that she was working on a project. And as she reminded me, they don’t have cocoons, they have “ootheca.” It was something that kind of looked like a cocoon, but sounded more like a Dr. Seuss creation than a real thing. Still, of all the bugs she found, mantises were the most interesting to me; the way they stood, with those close in the air. Hannah and I watched one on the front porch once, stock still, just waiting for something to walk by. She said they ate other bugs, and sometimes each other. I asked why they ate each other. Without missing a beat, she said that sometimes, the larger females would eat the smaller males after mating, or if unlucky, sometimes before, leaving nothing but wings and a few legs behind.

That was around the time I stopped asking her questions about insects.

Despite how odd the shoebox was, I put it out of my mind, because what was most important to me was the annual town chili cook-off. To close out the summer, our little town put on a big fall festival, and besides cider, donuts, and local bands who couldn’t make it big anywhere else, we had a chili cook-off. I knew this year was my chance to win something. I had never placed, but this year I had a recipe I was sure was going to make everyone stand up and take notice. I especially wanted to beat out Harris Bolls, if nothing else. Harris usually won first place, but got dethroned last year, and had spent the better part of the year telling the winner, Ellie Hopkins, that she cheated every chance he got. He tried to pass it off as joking, but everyone knew he was just being bitter and an ass about it.

As I worked on my recipe in secret every night, perfecting the recipe wherever I could, life in the house went on as usual, with Hannah taking her little trips out the woods to collect and catalog all her little specimens. Thing is, she would come in fairly late at night, mostly around dinner time, and except for the shoebox, I didn’t see her doing much of anything else.

I wasn’t completely stupid; I felt like there was more to it than she was letting on, but hey, at least studying bugs was a better hobby than smoking weed and skateboarding around town like most of the teenagers around here did. But I couldn’t help the feeling that she had found someone, and just didn’t want me to know who it was. She probably would think I didn’t approve, but hanging out with anyone was a step up in my book.

On the day of the festival, I was sure my recipe was going to be a winner. Harris would never even know what hit him. I got up around the crack of dawn, only to find Hannah was already up. Now that was certainly strange; she barely woke up at all unless I went in to get her. Still with that shoebox at her side.

“Hey, Dad, just wanted to tell you your chili tastes great. You should make sure you have some later.”

I was flattered that she even cared. But, despite her kind words, I had tried so much of my own chili trying to get it ready that, to be honest, I was kind of sick of eating the stuff. I didn’t say that to her, but I did thank her. Amazingly, she wanted me to give her a ride to the festival, when I didn’t even know she had planned go. I was so happy, I didn’t even remember to buckle my seatbelt on the way there.

I was actually one of the earliest, as more and more shuffled into the tent. Harris and Ellie were actually among the last to arrive, and gave each other dirty looks as they set up on opposite sides of the tent. I was just happy to see Hannah come in right when the tent opened.

She came by, smiling, and said, “I think the competition is going to be really fun this year. I’m really hoping you win.” With the shoebox still under her arm, she started going to all the other tables. I hoped she wouldn’t ruin her dinner trying absolutely everybody’s, but again, just the fact that she was here made me feel on the top of my game.

As the day wore on, I could swear most of the town came through. Most of them complimented my chili, but when the judges came by, they all wore their best stone faces. I couldn’t tell where I stood, but I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I just hoped that nobody cared that I went and got a couple of hot dogs from one of the food trucks outside for lunch. They were some kind of teriyaki/Korean barbecue-style things. Really wish I had thought of those; they were pretty good.

Finally, the time came when the judges reached their decision. Near the entrance flap, the judges stood up, and announced third place: Ellie Hopkins. There was a nice round of applause, and she took the award with a smile.

Then second place: Me. More applause, and I raised my arms in triumph. Sadly, though, even as I grinned and accepted my little silver cup, I felt a twinge as I could guess who the first place winner was.

I was right. Harris had claimed his crown once again. He acted as you might have expected a five-time champion with no sense of class would act, yelling like he was so surprised that it had happened and high-fiving everyone, even if they didn’t have their hands up. He took his gold trophy, cleared his throat, and began delivering his victory speech, which sounded like he had been practicing the night before.

He got three lines in when he cleared his throat again. He got one more line before he gave a horrendous cough, and then made a sound like his chili was coming up again.

It would’ve been hilarious, if everyone in the tent, other than myself, hadn’t started doing the same thing.

Harris clutched at his throat and retched one last time, and this time I could see his throat had something terribly wrong with it. It was swollen, and reddening with each passing second. His whole face was turning bright red, in fact.

I looked around for help, but the EMTs on hand in the tent were also grabbing at their throats and falling to the ground.

I ran to Harris and, assuming he was choking, got in place to give him the Heimlich. I gave one quick thrust.

It was the worst thing I could have done. In that moment, I felt something underneath Harris’ skin, at his stomach, squirming and wriggling, and when I applied that pressure, it made it all press up and out.

Something greenish fell from his mouth in a wave, and then his nose, and then his throat. It split open like a sausage that had been squeezed. The greenish wave, I saw, started writhing on the ground in a thick mass. I stepped away from Harris as his body fell to the ground, as more and more of those green things emerged from his throat and his mouth, and then, to my growing horror, his eyes.

I looked around the tent and saw that the same thing was happened to everyone else there; green insects forcing their way out of every hole imaginable, and when they couldn’t do that, made their own way out. Soon everything in the tent was covered in them.

Covered in small praying mantises. And then they started to feed on everyone they had landed on. If they hadn’t pushed their way out of the eyes already, that was what they went for first.

They even started coming for me. Some landed on my bare arms and started biting. I brushed them off, and heard crunching underfoot as I ran over and stomped as many as I could, escaping the den of horrors.

I ran from the tent and out into the open festival, gagging and wishing I had eaten something so I could throw up, but instead I saw people screaming as several people out in the festival were covered in mantises as well.

I looked for Hannah, remembering how she had been in the tent so early. I wanted to make sure she was okay. But I couldn’t find her. Even as more and more people started coughing up the little mantises, she wasn’t anywhere to be found. I tried calling her on her phone. No answer.

I then heard a strange, far off noise. It was a high-pitched whistling, like an emergency broadcast made with a defective dog whistle. A loud hum came from all around me, and I had to duck as every mantis in the place swarmed out of the tent and away from the fallen bodies. They scratched me as they passed, and then, suddenly, they were gone. I got up and saw the insect cloud flying off to the west.

I didn’t wait around. I ran as fast as I could to my car, to chase the cloud. I didn’t know what I thought I would do, having gotten such a late start trying to catch it, but I finally saw where it started to dissipate. I pulled my car up in my driveway as I saw the last hints of the cloud vanishing into the woods behind my house.

Weeks later, when the police sent me video someone had on their phone, catching Hannah pulling something from her shoebox and dropping it into a pot of chili in the cook-off, I can now say I was not surprised. I can also say they’ll never catch her. Because what I found in those woods, I haven’t revealed to anyone, until now.

In the woods, I came to a clearing. A few mantises were still fluttering around there, but thankfully they ignored me. I saw things carved into the trees. Some of them looked years old. There were weird shapes, like a hieroglyphic language, as well as images of an insect. It vaguely resembled a mantis, but I could see digits, like fingers. When I could see words I could read, I kept seeing the phrase “He Who Preys” written all over.

And then I saw a trail leading into the woods.

I followed discarded clothing. I picked them up. It was the clothes Hannah had been wearing that day.

They led to a large, brown, shape, attached to a tree. It looked like a sleeping bag, but larger, with a large hole in the middle, like it had split on the inside. Something ichorous dripped from it.

But there was something else inside. Something brittle. I pulled it out.

A skin. A shed skin, like a snake. But not a snake.

A human skin.

Hannah.

But there was more.

I followed a trail of strange footprints to another small clearing. And that was when I went to go get a lighter and some gasoline, to destroy everything in those unholy abominations of those clearings.

In that clearing was the largest set of wings I had ever seen. Along with several pairs of legs. They all looked like they had been chewed.

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Oh, I do love me some creepypasta!

Some of the writers there are truly gifted.

They can really get you going sometimes. It’s how I found out, to my relief, that it’s a fiction forum. But oh, man, it’s so good.

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New Bigfoot Documentary 2018 the Most Elusive Creature on Earth Has Been Caught on Camera

UAMN TV
Premiered Nov 17, 2018

Every Country in the world has stories of strange creatures that should not exist, every culture tells of monsters that lurk in the unseen. Stories of a large hairy creatures with man like features have existed in various parts of the world for many centuries. In fact, the only continent not to have stories of “wild men” is Antarctica. In the Himalayas, it’s the Yeti. In Canada, it’s the Sasquatch. And in the northwest United States, it’s Bigfoot. What many people don’t know is that Britain has it’s very own monster legends, known traditionally as the Wodewose or Wildman, it is described by believers as being between six and eight feet tall with a large forehead and pronounced brow, like a cave man’s, and a rounded, crested head like a gorilla’s. Britain’s most famous ‘monster’ is the Werewolf, known world wide as Wolfmen or Dogmen, this creature has it’s roots here in Britain and throughout Europe.

The most shocking fact about these ‘monsters’ is that today, in modern times, there are over 500 sightings of creatures fitting these descriptions. The sightings are still coming in week after week. Film maker Chris Turner spent 2 years travelling the across Great Britain, interviewing witnesses, wild camping in hotspots all in an attempt to uncover the truth about these Elusive British Cryptids!

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This is really well done! Worth every minute in my humble opinion. I just might have to get the DVD at some point…as a sort of a former filmmaker, I quite like this on more than a cryptozoological level.

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What Navajo Rangers Saw on Patrol is Way Too Strange for Words

UAMN TV
Published on Dec 14, 2018

These rangers are assigned the most inexplicable cases that come through their station, meticulously investigating each one with an scrutiny that is unheard of with these types of topics. From Bigfoot and UFO’s, to hauntings and Navajo witchcraft, they are exposed to some of the most unbelievable phenomenon known to man. This is a land of legend and mystery, and often it seems that the police here are firsthand witnesses to some very bizarre things indeed.

This video is an excellent source of info for everyone of all knowledge levels. A lot of info is relayed in it and, really, you can’t get any more believable than these guys. They’re highly trained cops living and working in an area that just teems with high strangeness at a much higher frequency than others.

I would love to spend time there and see even just some of what people there experience.

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Cryptid of the Day: Ford Street Beast

Description: Ford Street is a road in Kent, New York that’s rumored to have a werewolf like creature roaming the woods around it. The creature is said to be bipedal, but capable of running on all fours, and can stand up to seven feet tall. It might just be a misidentified black bear.

via cryptid-quest

Black bear my a**. More like Dogman!

Be careful out there.

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Way back in NASA’s Gemini days, we forteans had some excitement on Gemini 10, a mission to dock with two unmanned craft to get practice with, well, docking. A photo was taken that looked odd and naturally it was deemed a UFO as the shape was strange, two dots with a line between them. It had faded from my memory, to be honest.

The other day, a thread caught my eye on ATS as it was titled Gemini 10 UFO Photo: New Color-Manipulatons. Ooh! The member who wrote it and did the work, peacefulpete, did a nice job amping up the colors to get a better view. It’s a nice technique that I have often used. The top two results below are from those labors. And it is pretty neat looking.

Then our dear Phage popped in saying it was just one of the docking targets… and provided hi-res NASA photos which have been available for several years, unbeknownst to pete, (or to me, actually). Phage is such a font of data it’s incredible. One can clearly see in the high res imagery what it is in fact that was being seen. The third and fourth results below are one of the high resolution photos.

As Jim Oberg often points out, things don’t behave in space like they do here on Earth. The UFO was just sunlight catching the lens at just the right angle.

So, pete made a new video with the proper analysis of the incident, which is below.

But…

In re-examining the photos for the new vid, peacefulpete found some brand new anomalies cavorting above the Earth. Personally, I think they are wonderful and I can’t wait to see what he does with these new finds. Images below! I think you’ll agree that they are, in fact, mighty fine.

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Closeup of the best sunlight reflection enhancement.

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Photoset of the first (and best) round of sunlight reflection enhancements.

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A crop of one of the high resolution images. Yep, there it is…

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An even closer crop.

And now, folks, the new weirdies!

To start, what the heck is this glowing blue apparition?

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Is this cool, or what?

And this next one I find even cooler…

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And good gracious, here’s another one…

And it is fabulous!

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And here is the new video with all of the above evidence.

UFO: High-Res Pics Show It’s from NASA, & NEW UFO’S! (Gemini 10)

James Chessman
Published on Dec 9, 2018

High-resolution scans of the original photos from Gemini 10 (1966), hosted by Arizona State University: http://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/gallery/…

Fantastic stuff, to be sure.

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Here’s Loch Ness researcher, Roland Watson’s take on the recent ‘alleged’ photo of Nessie (photo contrast by Scott Mardis)

Here because of cryptids-cryptids’ reblogging of thebeastsofbritain’s post.

I tried this in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop and got the same result, give or take the exact position of the knobs, (okay, sliders) so it’s a legit enhancement.

Kinda neat looking, eh? Pointy!

Here’s a vid… the interview starts at the 48:00 mark.

Episode 63: A Merry Loch Ness-Mass with Roland Watson

Jonny Mallard
Published on Dec 1, 2018

Source: www.podbean.com/media/share/p… Happy Holidays everybody! I promise this will be better than the fruit cake you will not eat and let sit in your freezer for the next six months! In the paranormal news we have a never before seen picture of Jesus, a new part of our brains and a giant cow. Doctor Laura’s Lair is in the Christmas spirit with diseased reindeer and advice from the Oracle is focusing on “Giving”. Then, I am joined by Roland Watson to discuss his book about Loch Ness Monsters/Kelpie/Serpents being spotted on land. He gives new information about the legendary beasts and how it might be possible these mysterious creatures might truly exist. He also covers one startling revelation and answers my burning question: Where is the animal’s body? Please learn more about Roland’s book and work here: lochnessmystery.blogspot.com/
Shout out this show: Jim Malliard, Kat Ward, Justin Cancellierre and Bryan Bowden   Thank you for listening, commenting, sharing and subscribing!

This is a pretty interesting interview. The man has devoted decades to the hunt and presents a lot of information … a good portion of it new to me. Enjoy.

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10 Terrifying PREHISTORIC BUGS And INSECTS

Mega Top Tens
Published on Aug 2, 2017

In this video we will explore 10 bugs, insects and invertebrates from the dinosaur times…

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Number 10. Giant Trilobite. No, this is not the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, the I-Rex was actually a prehistoric trilobite species… At more than 60 cm in length, the ‘Isotelus rex’ was the largest species of trilobite ever known – scavenging the ocean floor during the Paleozoic Era 500 million years ago… A specimen of Isotelus rex, from Churchill, Manitoba, is the largest complete trilobite ever found. It measured 72 cm in length and 40 cm in width… Trilobites were simple and adaptable organisms, managing to survive for 300 million years. Number 9. Giant Shrimp. Anomalocaris canadensis – say that three times fast – looked like a blend of giant squid and shrimp… It was around a meter long with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Fossils found in China show that it was a massive undersea arthropod that lived 500 million years ago… It propelled itself through the water by undulating the flexible lobes on the sides of its body. Each side acted as a single ‘fin’, maximising swimming efficiency… Its powerful mandibles were used to catch large prey. It ate using its ‘serrated cigar cutter’ teeth…

O.o I enjoyed this! If you dig bugs, you will, too.

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Andrewsarchus

weird lookin’ critter!

Andrewsarchus—the World’s Largest Predatory Mammal

by Bob Strauss
Updated September 25, 2018

Andrewsarchus is one of the world’s most tantalizing prehistoric animals: its three-foot-long, toothstudded skull indicates that it was a giant predator, but the fact is that we have no idea what the rest of this mammal’s body looked like.

Andrewsarchus Is Known by a Single Skull

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All we know about Andrewsarchus amounts to a single, three-foot-long, vaguely wolf-shaped skull, discovered in Mongolia in 1923. While the skull clearly belongs to some type of mammal—there are obvious diagnostic markers by which paleontologists can distinguish between reptilian and mammalian bones—the lack of an accompanying skeleton has resulted in nearly a century of confusion, and debate, about what type of animal Andrewsarchus really was.

Andrewsarchus is one of the world’s most tantalizing prehistoric animals: its three-foot-long, toothstudded skull indicates that it was a giant predator, but the fact is that we have no idea what the rest of this mammal’s body looked like.

All we know about Andrewsarchus amounts to a single, three-foot-long, vaguely wolf-shaped skull, discovered in Mongolia in 1923. While the skull clearly belongs to some type of mammal—there are obvious diagnostic markers by which paleontologists can distinguish between reptilian and mammalian bones—the lack of an accompanying skeleton has resulted in nearly a century of confusion, and debate, about what type of animal Andrewsarchus really was.

The Fossil of Andrewsarchus Was Discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews (My Hero!)

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During the 1920’s, the swashbuckling paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, embarked on a series of well-publicized fossil-hunting expeditions to central Asia (then, as it still is now, one of the most remote regions on earth). After its discovery, Andrewsarchus (“Andrews’ ruler”) was named in his honor, though it’s unclear whether Andrews bestowed this name himself or left the task to other members of his team.

Wonderful, wonderful!

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God, I would love to know where this is. To get a pic of my own!

Looks to be a right amiable chap. So, yeah sounds good.

I wonder if there was a time when something along these lines would have been a normal occurrence. I bet there was, way back when. Or not. I want to know!

 

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3. From the Fog, by Holly Humphries (HolBolDoArt), via DeviantArt.

Watching this thing eat is a trip, man... it gets over you, then the big legs bend and it drops and the mouth tentacles engulf you.

H.P. would be proud.

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Tigbanua

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Tigbanua

another one for my personal project
a Tigbanua, a Ogre-like, Cyclops-like creature from Filipino Mythology
(that’s their nose by the way, not their eyes, hehehe)

Brian Valeza

Looks like a critter that would not be a pleasure to engage in any way.

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5 Unexplained Sea Monsters That May Exist

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Mar 29, 2017

5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. In this video we countdown 5 unexplained sea monster that may exist. Whether they were real or legends, stories about sea monsters have always captured our imagination. Sea monsters are beings from folklore believed to dwell in the sea and often imagined to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. In this video we countdown 5 sea monsters that may exist. Number 5 – Wollowa Lake Monster Number 4 – Varberg Fortress Monster Number 3 – The Seal Rock Monster Oregon Number 2 – Gloucester Sea Monster Number 1 – Lliamna Sea Monster Thank you for watching!

5 Unexplained Sea Monsters That May Exist #2

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Sep 25, 2017

5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. We take a look at 5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. Whether they were real or legends, stories about sea monsters have always captured our imagination. Sea monsters are beings from folklore believed to dwell in the sea and often imagined to be of immense size. Marine monsters can take many forms, including sea dragons, sea serpents, or multi-armed beasts. In this video we countdown 5 sea monsters that may exist. Thank you for watching! Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

5 Unexplained Sea Monsters That May Exist #3

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Nov 22, 2017

5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. In this video we take a look at 5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. An aquatic environment consist of an ecosystem dependent or partially independent of some body of water. The two main types of aquatic ecosystems are marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems. An aquatic cryptid is a creature which lives in water for most or all of its life. In this video we take a look at 5 unexplained sea monsters that may exist. Thank you for watching!

I like this guy and his vids. I am not aware, however, of any diving going on in Lake Vostok, as it’s a couple miles down and the hole is just big enough for instruments. So… that one I don’t subscribe to at all. Russians have been bullshitting the unexplained since I was in my twenties, at least, if not more. The other ones though… could be fake news… there was a ton of that in those times… but could also be quite real, so I can get behind those. Hey 14 out of 15 is pretty good, eh?

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The first mention of the Loch Ness monster creature is from the story of the life St. Columba in 565 AD. The saint rescued a man from the monster and banished it.

— bigfootin, (not so scholarly a site, I’m afraid.).

This is true… it was reported that way, but, we wonder, just what the man saw and how exactly he “banished” it. We also wonder whether it actually happened, of course… who knows if it did, but something like it did, I’d bet.

The critter isn’t one of my top concerns these days. There once was a time though.

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5 Amazing Finds Beneath the Sands of the Sahara

Curious World
Published on Dec 22, 2016

The Sahara desert is by far the largest hot desert in the world. It outshines all other hot deserts by a considerable amount and has a rich and surprising history beneath its sandy depths. And signs of past life that has, on occasion, exposed itself to the modern world. Here are five amazing finds from beneath the sands of the Sahara.

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Nicely done! Ginormous crocs, two civilizations, big whales and dinosaurs! Imagine if we cleared all the sand. Millions of minds would be blown wide open.

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Does Megalodon Still Exist?

Ben G Thomas
Published on Jul 29, 2018

Megalodon, the giant predatory fish of nightmares, was undoubtedly a magnificently terrifying creature. It’s also been the target of many claims that suggest it could still be alive today, and a lot of people on the internet seem to be convinced that this is the case. Therefore, here I’ll be reviewing the arguments that have been made in favour of Megalodon’s late-survival, and we’ll see if it is indeed possible that the monster shark lives.

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I would like to believe they are still with us, but Ben has once again produced a balanced and well thought out documentary that requires one to drop the emotions and just ponder the situation rationally. I will sday that the conclusions within are the most likely to be the proper ones.

See if you agree… I am pretty sure you will when all is said and done.

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4 Real-Life Modern Sightings That Prove Living Dinosaurs Still Exist

Dark Matter
Published on Aug 17, 2017

Around 65 million years ago, all Dinosaurs, and most of the co-surviving lifeforms supposedly went extinct. But according to certain witnesses, a few managed to survive. So, from the Raptors of the US, to the T-Rex of Australia, Join us…
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Unfortunate that the word prove was placed in the title, but otherwise it’s quite a good piece.

5 Cryptid Sightings that Could Prove Dinosaurs Still Exist

UFOmania – The truth is out there
Published on Aug 9, 2016

The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event is the most famous case of mass destruction because it was greatly popularized by mankind’s vested interest in dinosaurs. While the scientific consensus is that no dinosaur survived to our times, there are multiple cryptid sightings that would suggest at least some of them might still be around.
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Here’s that word prove again. Sigh. Otherwise an alright piece. Not up to the other three, but okay.

3 Living Dinosaurs Seen in Real Life (And Their Explanations)

Ben G Thomas
Published on Jan 4, 2017

In this video I look at 3 claims of living dinosaurs and analyse and explain what the truth behind them really is. This more logical approach to considering what these accounts may be was inspired by palaeontologist Darren Naish’s book Hunting Monsters.

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Ben is a good guy and this is a nice piece.

5 Alleged Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Animal Sightings & Encounters

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Oct 5, 2017

5 alleged dinosaurs & prehistoric animal sightings & encounters. In this video we take a look at encounters of real living dinosaurs. Around the world there have been accounts of living dinosaurs. Many people over the world have reported having encounters with these supposed dinosaurs. From the congo to Papua New Guinea we countdown 5 alleged dinosaurs & prehistoric animal sightings & encounters.

Number 5 – Mokele Mbembe
Number 4 – New Guinea Iguanodon
Number 3 – Moa
Number 2 – Pterosaur Sightings
Number 1 – Dinosaur Sightings

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This is in the running for best of this batch, with Ben nipping at this one’s heels.

Please, for an excellent discussion, with fascinating information, on more real accounts that don’t focus on the usual suspects, but “everyday” ones like the Colorado / Wyoming critters and others – from the Middle Ages to the present – please read Evidence for the Co-Existence of Humans and Dinosaurs. You’re gonna love it.

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Is St. George fighting a plesiosaur-inspired dragon in this 1678 illustration from Mundus Subterraneus? Abel (1939, also the source of this image) thought so, noting the shift towards plesiosaur-like proportions and anatomy compared to more conventional European dragon depictions of the time.

The giants and plesio-dragons of Mundus Subterraneus

Athanasius Kircher’s 1678 German textbook Mundus Subterraneus– an early thesis on geography, biology, mineralogy and geology – contains several illustrations of animals which may have been informed by fossils. They include many types of giant human, which were said to be social, cave-dwelling species based on the bones of large animals found in caves – almost certainly remnants of Pleistocene mammals. Kircher also wrote about several types of dragon, many of which were of period-typical, worm-like form, but Abel (1939) noted one unusual dragon illustration that may have been influenced by a real giant reptile: a plesiosaur.

The illustration is plesiosaur-like in many respects, with a barrel-like body, small head, long and slender neck, a true tail, and curiously small ‘paddle-like’ wings instead of broad, membranous wings typical of dragon depictions. It’s not a perfect plesiosaur depiction by any means – it also has ears, a beak, and four legs – but Abel (1939) considered this reinvention of dragon form so dramatic that it could represent the arrival of a new source of inspiration for dragon anatomy, of which plesiosaurs are a possible contender. Marine reptiles, including plesiosaurs, were almost certainly uncovered during quarrying work in the historic Swabia region (now southern Germany) as rocks we now call the Posidonia Shale were exploited to build growing settlements. The Posidonia Shale is a site of exceptional preservation with abundant invertebrate fossils and rarer, but often complete and articulated, marine reptile skeletons. Posidonia quarrying dates back to at least the 16th century and, given that the quarrying was executed by hand, 17th century quarrymen would have seen fossils of many kinds, almost certainly including some well preserved plesiosaur remains. Had these discoveries caused a stir among local learned individuals, as well a giant reptile entombed in stone might have, it’s not inconceivable to think they could have been identified as dragons, and ultimately influenced Mundus Subterraneus.

As with our discussion of cyclops art, these details are only circumstantial evidence and they do not prove beyond doubt that plesiosaurs were referenced in Kircher’s dragon art. But I find this case a little more compelling because our records of the early modern period are better, so the correlation between historic events is tighter and the contrast to other dragon illustrations more obvious. Moreover, whereas ancient cyclops art doesn’t really look like the fossils said to inspire it, I can see some obvious plesiosaur-like details in Kircher’s illustration. It’s difficult to be certain about the relevance of plesiosaurs fossils to the image but, for me, this is a possible, if unconfirmed, piece of proto-palaeoart.

Please read the rest of this wonderful piece by Mark Witton at Unicorns, dragons, monsters and giants: palaeoart before palaeontology.

Sweet! Extra sweet!

Especially as I have been enamored of a recent and quite scholarly thread on ATS called Evidence for the Co-Existence of Humans and Dinosaurs. If your interest is peaked you should have a read of that, too. It’s good! Up at 11 pages now and it’s got 108 flags. Just wonderful! You will see that the premise is exceptionally solid and you will know why, too.

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The swamp beast freaked when I found their mystery

Tim Fasano Bigfoot
Published on Sep 22, 2017

I found a mystery swamp in Polk county Florida today after the hurricane. The swamp apes were alarmed and quietly signaled my arrival. I got fantastic audio of what was going on.

CONTACT IN THE SWAMP – Tactical Bigfoot (controversial footage at end)

Tim Fasano Bigfoot
Published on Aug 11, 2018

They will give you plenty of clues, then warning, that they are there. CONTACT will happen on their terms. At the end is a controversial clip of a possible Skunk Ape bluff charge or attack throwing a log, meant to scare me.

Monsters in the Swamp

Tim Fasano Bigfoot
Published on Aug 27, 2018

This video chronicles two sighting events captured on camera. The first one, Kevin was standing behind me in Cypress Creek

Eureka Springs Florida – Prehistoric Swamp

Tim Fasano Bigfoot
Published on Oct 4, 2018

So much of the old growth of Florida is now surrounded by Civilization. A boardwalk took me to some of the oldest plant growth I have seen. It made me wonder what was out here hundreds of years ago.

Why I’m Leaving Bigfoot

Tim Fasano Bigfoot
Published on Oct 10, 2018

I’m retiring and off to do other things in life.

This man tried really hard. Harder than many. And he got ridiculed for some reason. A reason of childish grade school fucking assholeism.

Well a big fuck you to all those asswipes from this researcher of fifty long years. Fuck all of you for what you have done. I hope Bigfoot rips your arms out of their sockets. But it will be hard for him to find you in your Mommy’s basements.

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The Case of the U-28 Creature

Curious World
Published on Apr 3, 2017

On 30th July 1915, the Captain of a German U-Boat claimed to have witnessed a gigantic sea creature in the north Atlantic during an attack on a British steamboat. I look at the evidence and discuss the story’s credibility.

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Bravo to Mr. I.J. Kelly for a most excellent documentary. Well researched and well presented with high production values.

Fantastic and a breath of fresh air considering the current state of things.

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