great lakes

NASA Verified account @NASA 3:28 PM – 6 Apr 2019

Seasonal changes are stirring in the water as spring thaw is underway in the Great Lakes region of North America. Take a closer look at this view from one of our @NASAEarth satellites:

Nifty keen! Earth looks so cool from up there.



African Cheetah Thanks Man For Building Stair Steps To Help His Limbs | Big Cat Breeding Project

Dolph C. Volker
Published on Mar 30, 2019

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For those impatient! Skip to 07:00 for the Thank You from Gabriel The Cheetah. Too many people saying I took credit for something I didn’t do. I did not show much of my part because it was boring and wanted to give more credit to Papese and Steven; naming and thanking them. I built the two steps from scratch from a scrap yard, drug all that to the working yard, dumped it, pulled out all the nails, screws, chicken wire, measured all support boards, poles, and cut them to size, attached the cut boards to make the steps, reinforcing them with brackets I bought, and marked where the holes were to go into the ground.

THEN I asked the paid staff to help dig the holes and put together the parts. I finished boarding up the front and sides so Gabe can’t hurt himself, painted it all and then cleaned up, placing all material back where it could be used again.

The end where I screamed was me teasing about almost getting sprayed by Gabriel. Cats love to mark something new in their territory as theirs. He was beginning to point my way and why I leaned away. He did not spray me, but yes I was sitting where he pee’d earlier. I’ve sat in worse.

What a pleasure it is to care for Gabriel The Cheetah. Gabriel is legally mine and I look for problems to solve in regards to his health and safety. It really does not feel like work when I do projects and spend time for and with him. Gabriel is a breeding male at a registered cheetah breeding project in South Africa called Cheetah Experience. This a condensed version of the 10 days I worked, all compiled into about 8 minutes. Enjoy watching it as I did building this stair step to help prevent joint, ligament, tendon, muscle, and bone damage for Gabriel.

Cheetah Experience helped me gather parts, posts, boards, screws, bolts, and even staff help to build this stair steps for Gabriel. It all came from the scrap yard except for a few screws and brackets. I spent about 10 days building this thing and joke I spent more time playing and caring for Gabriel and the animals than working. Ok, I was on vacation and I love spending the time with Gabe and the others. Point is there is a LOT of work to be done daily and in the future at a Cheetah Breeding project like this. The work is gratifying because you know the the results benefit the animals directly.

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Now this here is what I would call one fantastic life..

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real black hole

Black Hole Image Makes History

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
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A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). EHT is an international collaboration whose support in the U.S. includes the National Science Foundation.

A black hole is an extremely dense object from which no light can escape. Anything that comes within a black hole’s “event horizon,” its point of no return, will be consumed, never to re-emerge, because of the black hole’s unimaginably strong gravity. By its very nature, a black hole cannot be seen, but the hot disk of material that encircles it shines bright. Against a bright backdrop, such as this disk, a black hole appears to cast a shadow.

The stunning new image shows the shadow of the supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 (M87), an elliptical galaxy some 55 million light-years from Earth. This black hole is 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun. Catching its shadow involved eight ground-based radio telescopes around the globe, operating together as if they were one telescope the size of our entire planet.

“This is an amazing accomplishment by the EHT team,” said Paul Hertz, director of the astrophysics division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Years ago, we thought we would have to build a very large space telescope to image a black hole. By getting radio telescopes around the world to work in concert like one instrument, the EHT team achieved this, decades ahead of time.”

To complement the EHT findings, several NASA spacecraft were part of a large effort, coordinated by the EHT’s Multiwavelength Working Group, to observe the black hole using different wavelengths of light. As part of this effort, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory space telescope missions, all attuned to different varieties of X-ray light, turned their gaze to the M87 black hole around the same time as the Event Horizon Telescope in April 2017. If EHT observed changes in the structure of the black hole’s environment, data from these missions and other telescopes could be used to help figure out what was going on.

While NASA observations did not directly trace out the historic image, astronomers used data from NASA’s Chandra and NuSTAR satellites to measure the X-ray brightness of M87’s jet. Scientists used this information to compare their models of the jet and disk around the black hole with the EHT observations. Other insights may come as researchers continue to pore over these data.

There are many remaining questions about black holes that the coordinated NASA observations may help answer. Mysteries linger about why particles get such a huge energy boost around black holes, forming dramatic jets that surge away from the poles of black holes at nearly the speed of light. When material falls into the black hole, where does the energy go?

“X-rays help us connect what’s happening to the particles near the event horizon with what we can measure with our telescopes,” said Joey Neilsen, an astronomer at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, who led the Chandra and NuSTAR analysis on behalf of the EHT’s Multiwavelength Working Group.

NASA space telescopes have previously studied a jet extending more than 1,000 light-years away from the center of M87. The jet is made of particles traveling near the speed of light, shooting out at high energies from close to the event horizon. The EHT was designed in part to study the origin of this jet and others like it. A blob of matter in the jet called HST-1, discovered by Hubble astronomers in 1999, has undergone a mysterious cycle of brightening and dimming.

Chandra, NuSTAR and Swift, as well as NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) experiment on the International Space Station, also looked at the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, called Sagittarius A*, in coordination with EHT.

Getting so many different telescopes on the ground and in space to all look toward the same celestial object is a huge undertaking in and of itself, scientists emphasize.

“Scheduling all of these coordinated observations was a really hard problem for both the EHT and the Chandra and NuSTAR mission planners,” Neilsen said. “They did really incredible work to get us the data that we have, and we’re exceedingly grateful.”

Neilsen and colleagues who were part of the coordinated observations will be working on dissecting the entire spectrum of light coming from the M87 black hole, all the way from low-energy radio waves to high-energy gamma rays. With so much data from EHT and other telescopes, scientists may have years of discoveries ahead.

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WoW!!! Bravo!!!



full metal

FULL METAL ASTEROID  Long ago, molten iron could have erupted from the metal asteroid Psyche (illustrated in cross section) in a process dubbed ferrovolcanism, new studies suggest.

Metal asteroids may have once had iron-spewing volcanoes

An upcoming NASA mission could look for signs of past ‘ferrovolcanism’ on asteroid Psyche

by Lisa Grossman 1:23PM, April 3, 2019

Imagine a metal asteroid spewing molten iron, and you’ve got the gist of ferrovolcanism — a new type of planetary activity proposed recently by two research teams.

When NASA launches a probe to a metal asteroid called Psyche in 2022, planetary scientists will be able to search for signs of such volcanic activity in the object’s past. The new research “is the first time anyone has worked out what volcanism is likely to look like on these asteroids,” says planetary scientist Jacob Abrahams of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Metal asteroids are thought to be the exposed iron-rich cores of planetesimals that suffered a catastrophic collision as the solar system was developing, before they could grow into full-sized planets. The naked core would have been exposed to cold space while still molten. And it would have cooled and solidified from the outside in, forming a solid iron crust that would be denser than the underlying molten iron, say Abrahams and planetary scientist Francis Nimmo, also of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

That kind of density mismatch is… Read the rest!

Whoa, just think… volcanoes… and nothin’ but volcanoes!




Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 12:15 PM – 3 Apr 2019

Slowly working on some newer recons of large Cretaceous theropods, because these are always good to have handy.

#paleoart #sciart #dinosaurs WIP

Beautiful work.



Parrot brothers adorably talk to each other

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Published on Mar 29, 2019

Fabio and Gabriel are Indian ringneck parakeets. Gabriel unfortunately is having some hormonal problems so he started to pluck his feathers, but that doesn’t stop the duo from kissing as Fabio comforts his baby brother. Cuteness overload! Source & embed code:…. For licensing, please email [email protected]

Awwww … imitate your humans, birdies!



The History of Speculative Zoology – Part 3

Ben G Thomas
Published on Apr 7, 2019

In this third part we look at even more speculative projects such as All Tomorrows, The Speculative Dinosaur Project, Serina, and more.

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Ben finishes off the SpecZoo project with another great piece. So glad I’ve found his channel. He does it right. No woo.

Be sure to watch Part 1 and Part 2.

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South African Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions

Now that’s what I call teamwork , nature in action !

The group of poachers had entered South Africa’s Kruger National Park with the intention of killing a few rhino and bagging some rhino horn but according to his accomplices who informed the family of the suspected poacher’s death he was killed by an elephant , a search party found nothing but a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday , it’s believed his body was taken by lions.
The circle of life.

The managing executive of the park extended his condolences to the family.

“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,” he said. “It holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that.”

Kruger National Park has an ongoing problem with poaching and there remains a strong demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.

On Saturday, Hong Kong airport authorities seized the biggest haul of rhino horn in five years, valued at $2.1m (£1.6m).…

No condolences from me , +1 to the elephants and lions.

Via — gortex Knight of Ni
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Oh YAY! Folks, this is the BEST thing I have heard in AGES!

No condolences from me, either and props and kudos and hugs to the elephant and the lions!

Oh, man, I am smiling BIGLY!

be well




Crypto Hunt
Published on Feb 21, 2018

Enjoy this (revamped) video on the Emela-Ntouka, also called the N’goubou, Irizima, and Chipekwe, with my own narration, new music, and new images. Please subscribe and leave your comments below. Full credits at the end of the video for images, sounds and music.

Fantastic. If you are into cryptozoology you need to see this. Also great for inspiration regarding getting into cryptozoology.

Bill is the man, let me tell you. Not to be confused with the other fabulous Bill Gibbons, of ZZ Top fame! Ha! Haha hahahaha!

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Crypto Hunt
Published on Dec 27, 2017

September-October 2017 trip to Peru, including our information gathering efforts in the Amazon. New info on the cryptids there have convinced us to return in 2018!

The great Bill Gibbons takes on the jungles of Peru in addition to the ones in Cameroon. Really nice film chock full of great info which I am sure you will love.

Terribly pleased to hear that next time he and his team will hit the storied swamps of the Madre de Dios, which some of you may recall is where my hero, Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett reported briefly seeing an animal closely resembling a Diplodocus in 1907. His native help immediately abandoned their posts in fright and of course major setbacks ensued.

Will Bill be so lucky to see one?

be well



Great fIlm footage of three Congo/Cameroon expeditions

Crypto Hunt
Published on Dec 9, 2016

Enjoy this great documentary produced by my good friend, Wayne Hall. Lots of footage from 1992/2001/2002/2003/2012! We are planning to return in late 2017, so enjoy, comment, and please – subscribe.

It is so unfortunate that the creationist young earth hype is brought up at the start and finish. It bothers me. Quite a bit. Then again, they’re the only ones who support the expeditions, or so it would seem, anyway. At any rate, these bleatings are blessedly brief.

Okay, having gotten that out I will say that this film is very well made with a lot of ground covered and it certainly does feature some great footage and a whole mess of great people who actually go out there and look. Towards the end, a mokele mbembe can be heard bellowing. What else could it be. Can’t beat that. Well, you could beat it with some footage, eh.

Many of the commenters wondered why the later expeditions had no drones. I wonder, too, Especially as they fly so well these days and have such nice cameras.

I am wondering whether they went back in 2017 as they mentioned. Will see what I can find.

Anyway, enjoy it, some excellent content.



crow outdoes humans

Space Explorer Mike @MichaelGalanin 3:37 PM – 6 Apr 2019

A crow throws the plate into trash after eating leftover rice in Turkey. Smarter than many humans…


It doesn’t say much for the vast numbers of putrid animals that are, sadly, classed as being within our species when a bird behaves so much more responsibly.




Gabriel N. U. @SerpenIllus 11:52 AM – 2 Apr 2019

A night in the Late Jurassic of Kazakhstan. A tired Sordes tries to sleep while a group of nocturnal, raucous Batrachognathus forages for insects (a beetle in this case).

Still a WIP, Just wanted to post an update for #PterosaurPtuesday •  #paleoart #sciart

Beautiful art and wisely insightful vision to match.



big turt

Space Explorer Mike @MichaelGalanin 9:04 AM – 4 Apr 2019

10 million years ago, turtles could eat you with a single bite.


Indeed! Seriously, can you imagine it?

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MASSIVE “Footprints” Discovered 2.5 MILES Beneath The Ocean

Top Mysteries
Published on Sep 10, 2018

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►“Footprints” that should be impossible have been found 2 miles beneath the ocean leaving scientists absolutely baffled as to what’s causing them. MASSIVE “Footprints” Discovered 2.5 MILES Beneath The Ocean

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Odds are great that these are not footprints, but they are rather fascinating. And, naturally, I would rather like it if they were footprints.

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Dogman Photos from Northern California.

Mattsquatch Presents
Published on Jun 14, 2018

Images have been provided by the North American Dogman Project and are being used by permission. NADP is the copyright holder. NADP YouTube channel NADP website

Let’s take a look at some Dogman pictures taken in Northern California. Here’s the Dogman info

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Hmmm… Not bad, considering. Looks reasonably real, eh? What do you folks think of it?

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The Mysterious Flying Ropen Of New Guinea

Unexplained Mysteries
Published on Feb 27, 2018

The mysterious flying Ropen of New Guinea. In this video we take a look at the mysterious flying Ropen of New Guinea. The Ropen, meaning “demon flyer,” is a cryptid thought to be either a big bat, or more commonly, a pterosaur on New Guinea Island. It’s said to produce a light, possibly to attract fish. According to the book Searching for Ropens, it’s “any featherless creature that flies in the Southwest Pacific, and has a tail-length more than 25% of its wingspan.”

Thank you for watching!

Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

Wow, this video includes historical information that is new to me that has definitely locked in Ropen existence in my mind.

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Evolution Series: A Drove of Dragons

Dragons are some of the most fantastical creatures to never have evolved. With their burning breath and aerial proficiency, they have inspired legends all over the world for thousands of years.

The animals represented here are not to scale and don’t represent a direct line of descent, but rather plausible models for how this amazing transition could’ve happened. Also this is an April fool’s joke. Patreon • Ko-fi • Facebook  • Twitter • Prints & Merch


I wish I had pursued my drawing. I wish I’d have had some guidance. Any freakin’ guidance.




Sasquatch Central
Published on Apr 2, 2019

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This one is kind of nice because it is totally random and the kid has no clue as to what just happened behind him. He is starting in on making his own Survivorman kind of live in the wood video and the big fella maybe doesn’t want to be there or who knows what it’s thinking but … whatever, it’s just nice. Very short, dig it.



Pterodactyl Sighting in Illinois

National Cryptid Society
Published on Oct 28, 2017

If you have had encountered a cryptid animal, strange creature, or what you can only describe as a “monster,” make a report with the National Cryptid Society at

National Cryptid Society Case File #57;

Pterodactyl Sighting in Delavan, Illinois
This sighting occurred in the late 70’s.
The witness statement is as follows:

“Something just told me today to check the internet to see if other people have had sightings of this, so I’m telling mine. I don’t remember the exact year because I was young I think I was in first grade or second but we were living on a farmhouse in the country surrounding Delavan Illinois.

It was between 8 am and 10 am I think.

All I know it was a warm sunny summer morning and I decided to go outside and take our blue heeler for a walk.

On our property at that time we had a mowed pasture that had 4 or 5 apple trees, an apricot tree and a long grape vine bush and there was a 14 foot wide path that attached our front yard to that pasture.

While I was dead smack in the middle of it with the dog I heard this loud rustle on the other side of the trees.

When I looked to the south I saw this outrageously large bird just fly straight up and start flying east.

It scared the living daylights out of me because it was the size of our house and bigger than the apple trees and as soon as I saw it I knew what it was.

It was a friggin Pterodactyl!

The color of it was exactly the color of sand or tan over its whole body and it had no feathers. It had a long narrow mouth a long slightly curved horn out of the back of its head and no tail that I saw.

It looked like everything was attached by its tan skin.

When I saw this I came back to the front door screaming.

My older brother thought it would be funny to lock me out of the house because I came back to the front door screaming and beating on the door then he unlocked it because he saw how frantic I was and that’s when I told him what I saw.

I told dad that day to when he got home from work and he just said that I probably just saw an eagle or a hawk or maybe even a crane.

Nothing ever came of it and I just kept my mouth shut since then.

Til this day I know what I saw because of how old I was.

I was old enough to know what an eagle, hawk and crane looked like.

And now checking the web I see that other people have pictures and even videos of something extremely similar except for the color.

Well that’s my story do what you want with it but I know 100% that is what I saw that day.”

Note that you can also send your sightings of any cryptozooogical encounters you may have or had in the past to me at [email protected] as I would really love to finally start making videos such as this one for myself which I would post to my YouTube channel and also directly on this site.

I am looking forward to it, but in all my years only two people have reported anything to me… the last was years ago.

Fix that for me, eh?!

be well




The Yeren, also known as the Chinese Wildman, is a cryptid frequently sighted in the forests and mountains of the Chinese province of Hubei. It is said to stand between six and eight feet tall, and is covered in reddish-brown hair.

The Xinhua News Agency, China’s official state-run press agency, claims that over four hundred people have encountered the Yeren. They are generally thought to be non-violent, though in 1980 a woman claimed to have been kidnapped by a Yeren. Occasionally, reports surface of white-haired Yeren. These are believed to be older examples of the species.

Image source.

Monster master list.

Suggest a spook.

Via lpbestiary



Hidden Camera Catches Cat Comforting Anxious Dog While Family’s Away | The Dodo Odd Couples

The Dodo
Published on Mar 20, 2019

Hidden Camera Catches Cat Comforting Anxious Dog While Family’s Away

Warning: Cuteness.



Yowie Sighting (Audio Report #137) at Newry, New South Wales

Published on Mar 30, 2019

Driving north on the Pacific Highway along the Newry Forest, a couple pass what they believe to be a Yowie that had been clipped by a truck and lying on the road in March 2019.

The body appeared to be fresh and without trauma in terms of blood etc.

Was it simply temporarily knocked out or stunned, or was it picked up and taken away by one of it’s own kind?


Yowie Sighting (Audio Report #136) near Nunimbah Valley, Queensland

Published on Mar 20, 2019

After spending time at Natural Arch viewing the glow worms, a couple driving back through the Nunimbah Valley have a large hairy biped cross the road ahead of them.

Half way across the road, the creature drops to all fours to gain speed and vanishes into the forest on the other side.


Yowie Sighting (Audio Report #124) At Helensburgh, New South Wales

Published on Dec 13, 2018

Group of men camping near the Dam along Wilson’s Creek at Helensburgh.

The group camping night is prompted by unusual events experienced on the previous night by two of the friends, who say they had such a scare that they had to abruptly leave in the middle of the night.

“There was something down there”.

This particular night has an even more dramatic turn of events as the creature is caught eating from a can of food left outside a tent.

Haven’t posted any Yowie encounters in way too long a time, so let us dig these three!



P O W E R !



Now that is freakin’ cool.



The History of Speculative Zoology – Part 2

Ben G Thomas
Published on Mar 31, 2019

In this second part we look at more speculative projects such as The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, The Future is Wild, Primeval, and more.

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Just as I suspected it would be… Part 2 is just as fine a piece as Part 1! And now the final Part 3!



puss moth larva

The Strand Magazine, 1909. Courtesy of @ForteanLondon

Oh, how I am loving this illo!

This is an incredibly good tale… look at the size of that thing!

Simply Superb!



a creepy wood

Arboles siniestros.

An endless land of treed swamp. Slippery holes of rotting leaves and stinking moss. Hardly a patch of dry ground to step upon. And yet this place was as awful as the desert, there was no water fit to drink.



This is fantastic. Yup. I am loving the intelligence of creatures people so often think are “dumb animals.” NOT!