Category Archives: Cryptozoology

Mysterious ocean creature sighted over 100 years ago is real

Scientists have been searching since 1899 for an elusive creature named Bathochordaeus charon, the second part of its name coming from the mythical ‘ferryman of the dead’. The sea beast is an unusually large transparent filter feeder enveloped in a cloud of mucus. Charon is a figure in Greek mythology who ferried souls of the… Read More »

Monster Earthworm Breaks UK Record

A giant earthworm called Dave has made his way into the record books after growing to the size of a small snake. The 40cm (15.7in) annelid, weighing 26g, is the largest earthworm ever found in the UK. He was spotted by Paul Rees from Widnes, Cheshire in his vegetable patch and named by his stepson… Read More »

The Crab on Mars

  THE Mars Curiosity Rover has taken a strange image that has left space enthusiasts captivated. Captured by NASA, the image shows a crab-like object on the surface of the red planet. Since emerging online, social media has been abuzz with users claiming the finding is proof of alien life. However, scientists have been quick to… Read More »

The pink fairy armadillo of Argentina.

… in the deserts of Argentina. Here dwells the remarkable pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus), a 5-inch-long, quarter-pound critter with a rosy shell atop silky white hair. This smallest of all armadillos spends almost its entire life burrowing through the earth, hunting various invertebrates and chewing up plant matter. It is a rarely seen, almost… Read More »

Giant snotty jellyfish invades Tasmania

A previously unidentified species of giant jellyfish is invading southern Tasmania this summer, baffling scientists after one of the animals washed up on the beach. And watch out – the new species is described as being a type of “snotty”. The Lim family were collecting shells on a beach in Howden, south of Hobart, last… Read More »

The Drone Built To Find Bigfoot: The Project To Finally Prove Sasquatch Exists Can’t Get Off The Ground

There are two ways to explain why Bigfoot can’t be found. There’s the conventional view–that Bigfoot doesn’t exist–and then there’s what we might call the Donald Rumsfeld view: that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. In this view, we haven’t found Bigfoot because we haven’t looked hard enough. Specifically, we haven’t… Read More »

92 Years of Bigfoot Sightings Map

A Bigfoot sighting in Washington state. Sasquatch “evidence” in Pennsylvania. For years the legendary giant, hairy man-like creature has been, apparently, spotted. And yet, conclusive, scientific evidence has not been able to pin down the elusive character. Josh Stevens, a geographic information scientist, cartographer and PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, said “every now and… Read More »

USM: Unidentified Sea Monster

The Spanish Villaricos: a week ago a strange creature washed up on the beach. It is about four meters long. … Messages about the nature surfaced quickly in Spanish media, where it was called a sea dragon, a kind of Loch Ness monster or a mutated fish. Giant eel?

Bigfoot-Shaped Rock Is A Rock, Not A Bigfoot’s Fossil Skull

Man Believes He Found Fossilized Bigfoot Head Standard-Examiner This story has given us the most amusing quote we’ve heard all week and yes, we realize it’s only Monday. From Kenneth Carpenter, director of paleontology at Utah State University: “I’ll admit that it is the most head-like rock I have seen.” This statement was in response… Read More »

This is What a Bald Raccoon Looks Like

If you wonder what hairless raccoon would look like, here’s the answer. This poor raccoon has lost its hair over the course of a few months, and now looks like a new species. Redditor Oafah says he was spotted in Toronto and had lost his hair over the winter: “A friend of a friend took… Read More »

Man Caught Smuggling More Than 10 Percent Of An Entire Species

Smuggled Tortoises A Thai man was caught in an airport trying to pick up 54 ploughshare tortoises. There are perhaps 400 ploughshare tortoises in the wild. It’s tough enough for a species to fend off extinction without having smugglers as natural predators. In Thailand, a species-selling hub, it’s even tougher, especially when someone is trying… Read More »

Giant squid filmed in its natural environment : Nature News & Comment

Ocean explorers have finally achieved one of their most alluring but elusive goals: video footage of the legendary giant squid (Architeuthis dux)in its natural deep-sea habitat. Scientists say that the spectacular film, captured during an expedition off Japan’s Ogasawara archipelago, answers enduring questions about the enigmatic invertebrate. The 6-week mission was funded by the Japan… Read More »

Venus the Two-Faced Cat Still a Mystery

The three-year-old tortoiseshell has her own Facebook page and a YouTube video that’s been viewed over a million times, and appeared on the Today Show last week. (Watch National Geographic cat videos.) One look at this cat and you can understand why: One half is solid black with a green eye—the other half has typical… Read More »

Leggiest Animal in the World Found Near Silicon Valley

The leggiest creature on Earth lives in California. But it’s not a movie star or a model. In fact, it’s smaller than a human pinky finger. It’s a 3-centimeter-long (1.2-inch) millipede with 750 legs. First seen by government scientists in 1928, Illacme plenipes—”the acme of plentiful legs”—keeps such a low profile that for the rest… Read More »

Albino-like Bald Eagle Spotted in Washington State

Talk about an odd bird—a bald eagle with white spots has been seen in Washington State. Photographers Chris Teren and Traci Walter snapped the bird feeding on the Nooksack River, near Bellingham (map), on January 6. (Also see “‘White,’ Albino-like Penguin Found in Antarctica.”) “It was chaotic, with eagles flying and calling everywhere, then in… Read More »

The Clear Face of Bigfoot? Screens from Secretive Sasquatch Project Leak

Have frames from the infamously secretive Erickson Project video leaked, showing Bigfoot’s face in the most compelling evidence since the Patterson film? Maybe… A screen capture allegedly grabbed from the infamous Matilda footage claims to show Bigfoot s face A screen allegedly grabbed from the “Matilda” video claims to show Bigfoot’s face Dr. Melba Ketchum,… Read More »

Bigfoot Captured?

The news just keeps coming and even more details have surfaced. Ed Smith now claims that “Daisy“, the Bigfoot, has now been moved to an “examination area” where it could take up to 72 hours to conduct the examination. A press release is expected to happen within the 48 hours. Details about the creature’s weight,… Read More »

Found: Whale thought extinct for 2 million years

The pygmy right whale, a mysterious and elusive creature that rarely comes to shore, is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct, a new study suggests. The findings, published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, may help to explain why the enigmatic marine mammals… Read More »

Melba Ketchum announces Bigfoot DNA results… without data.

From the press release: A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years… Read More »

Bizarre muppet-like beast discovered

Source: The Daily Telegraph NAMIBIAN media report a strange muppet-like beast has been shot dead after a group stumbled across several of the creatures in dense jungle. Locals came across the bizarre being while they were escorting a shooting party in Namibia, local media reported. Witnesses state that the creature was spotted apparently foraging for… Read More »

Strange, meat-eating sea sponge found in deep ocean

A new carnivore shaped like a candelabra has been spotted in deep ocean waters off California’s Monterey Bay. The meat-eating species was dubbed the “harp sponge,” so-called because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side. A team from the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., discovered the sponge… Read More »

Sasquatch sighting by Nunavik berry pickers

Two women in Nunavik had an unusual encounter while berry picking on Saturday. Maggie Cruikshank Qingalik, who is from Akulivik, Que., said her friend saw some kind of creature out in the wilderness. Qingalik said at first, they thought it was another person picking berries. Then they noticed it was covered in long, dark hair.… Read More »

Skeptics claim to see a chupacabra

Travis Roy is the president of Granite State Skeptics. I am the director of investigations for Granite State Skeptics. GSS is our local skeptic group. Local skeptics meet at a restaurant, drink, eat, have some fun once a month. New Hampshire the Granite State while small, is very rural. Many of the members of GSS… Read More »

Scientists ID new species of monkey in Congo

A team of scientists has identified a new species of monkey in central Africa that had been known to the locals simply as lesula, a medium-sized, slender animal that looks similar to an owl-faced monkey that was already known to scientists. In findings published this week in the scientific journal Plos One, the researchers identified… Read More »

Bizarre poodle moth

A Venezuelan poodle moth is mystifying researchers, baffling the internet, and confusing everyone at a first casual glance. The insect, seemingly a blend of a large moth and a bright, fluffy white poodle, was discovered in 2009 and may be a new species. The Venezuelan poodle moth was first captured on film by Dr. Arthur… Read More »

Man Pulling Off Bigfoot Hoax Killed

You knew it was bound to happen. Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell, Montana, reportedly was wearing a Ghillie suit, dressed as a Bigfoot, and trying to create a Bigfoot sighting on U.S. Highway 93. Yes, he was attempting to pull off a hoax. Instead, he ended up dead, struck by two automobiles, on Sunday… Read More »

Giant Owl or Photoshop?

Allegedly taken in Carrizo Springs, Texas, it has variously been described as a giant owl and the legendary “Lechuza†– a shape-shifting witch, no less. I’m sure, like me, you have thoughts, ideas, theories and – of course – suspicions!! Maybe England’s Owlman took a wrong turn? via Cryptomundo » Giant Owl or Photoshop?. Cool.… Read More »

'Giant wombat' grave found in Queensland, Australia

Diprotodon (Greek for “two forward teeth”); pronounced die-PRO-toe-don, Plains of Australia, Pleistocene-Modern (2 million-10,000 years ago), About 12 feet long and two tons, ate plants. — Scientists have unearthed the biggest find yet of prehistoric “giant wombat” skeletons, revealing clues to the reasons for the species’ extinction. The find, in Queensland, Australia, of about 50… Read More »

Proof? Scientists in Siberia: Yeti Exists

image: The Abominable Snowman, a 50s horror film, would probably be dismissed by modern yeti enthusiasts as bunkum. Scientists and yeti enthusiasts believe there may finally be solid evidence that the apelike creature roams the vast Siberian tundra, reports the Guardian. A team of a dozen-plus experts from as far afield as Canada and Sweden… Read More »

Bigfoot Spotted In Idaho?

A group of high school students may have come close to Bigfoot during a class project in the Idaho wilderness. A dark, mysterious creature was caught on tape for a few seconds near Mink Creek before it retreated into the treeline. “It just didn’t look human-like. I don’t know what that is, it’s not a… Read More »

Mystery of the one-in-a-million 'Frankenstein fish'

An angler has claimed to have caught a one-in-a-million “Frankenstein fish” which appears to be up of three different species. Mark Sawyer, 53, said he was fishing for carp when he hooked the odd-looking specimen, which he initially thought was a common brown goldfish. But on closer inspection he found it appeared to have the… Read More »

Weird sea creature caught on high res video

the blob has apparently now been identified as a rare specimen of the deep sea jellyfish Deepstaria enigmatica. Cool name, crazy-looking creature! – via TDG This has now also been confirmed by Dr. Steven Haddock of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Center, an expert on deep-sea and pelagic creatures. “There is a video of the… Read More »

Killing Bigfoot OK in Texas – if he's Texan

Texas has no position on the existence of Bigfoot — but go on, hunt it anyway. John Lloyd Scharf, a Bigfoot fan from Oregon, emailed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week about hunting unknown creatures. Chief of staff Lt. David. Sinclair told he responded with a straight description of the law —… Read More »

Sighting of mystery animal in Hale

THERE has been another sighting of a mystery creature in Hale – the second within a month.Mother-of-two Sue Langham was astonished to see the animal sitting on her back door step on Rivington Road at 5am on Monday morning.The animal – about the size of a small dog with the head of a fox and… Read More »

Limbless amphibian species found

The caecilians are an enigmatic group of limbless amphibians A UK-Indian team of scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of limbless amphibian. The animal was identified by accident in the Western Ghats area in the state of Kerala, South India. The specimens were found inside moist soil after digging the shrub-covered bank… Read More »

White killer whale adult spotted for first time in wild

… Scientists have made what they believe to be the first sighting of an adult white orca, or killer whale. The adult male, which they have nicknamed Iceberg, was spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. It appears to be healthy and leading a normal life in its pod. White whales of various… Read More »

Fluorescent Millipedes Discovered on Alcatraz

Millipedes that glow under black lights have been discovered for the first time on Alcatraz. “There are other millipedes out there that are bioluminescent — they give off their own light,” said Bob Kimsey, an entomology professor at the University of California, Davis, who is investigating whether the fluorescent millipedes are a newly discovered subspecies… Read More »

The African Chupacabra? ‘Dog-Headed Pig…

There’s a new cryptid in town. Villagers in Namibia, Africa have been terrorized by an animal being compared to the legendary Chupacabra which haunts the Southwest US and Mexico. The animal, being called a “dog-headed pig monster” for lack of a better name is described as a hybrid between a dog and wild boar. It… Read More »