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The owhuama is a cryptid reported from the Venezuelan Amazon, considered to be the Yanomami people's version of the mapinguari, which has itself been reported from the Venezuelan-Brazilian border region.
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NOTICE - Unknown - 2021/08/03 13:38

Dear Friends, I have been doing blogs on Blogger/Blogspot for so long that it seems really strange not to be doing them anymore, but as many of you will have found out, dear Louis - who really is a Sa...

THEORIES ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE - Ego Ronanus - 2021/07/18 22:00

Including multiple universes, which might explain where certain cryptids come from - and return to. now read on.......

HOPPING HOPPING HOPPING - Unknown - 2021/07/18 12:04

 The Gonzo Daily: Sunday http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.htmlOkay, boys and girls, this is all going to get a bit complicated. As you may know, Louis has been working very hard on the new CFZ w...

Giant Eels in the Lake District; The return of Wally the Walrus; Ivory Billed Woodpecker (OTT#137) - Unknown - 2021/07/18 02:00

Woot Woot the lads are back with another cornucopia of Fortean frolics:- Gef the talking mongoose- Lake monsters in the English Lake District- Richard returns with a Grime DJ- The Eunuch Eel theory- T...

Gonzo Weekly #455/6 - Unknown - 2021/07/18 02:00

Gonzo Weekly #455/6THE IRON ZION LION ISSUEwww.gonzoweekly.comThis magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this week? Oooo...
ShukerNature Latest

SHARING SOME MONSTROUSLY-ENTERTAINING CRYPTO-CREATURE FEATURE REVIEWS IN FORTEAN TIMES! - Dr Karl Shuker - 2024/06/09 21:55

 Front cover of the current issue (#446, dated July 2024) of the British monthly magazine Fortean Times, featuring yours truly as its cover star! (© David Sutton/Etienne Gilfillan/Fortean Times/Diamon...

VALERO'S ROCK JAGUAR AND RED JAGUAR - TWO LESSER-KNOWN BRAZILIAN MYSTERY CATS - Dr Karl Shuker - 2024/04/29 12:44

 Did Valero's kintanari look something like this? (© William M. Rebsamen) American correspondent Ted Leonard kindly brought to my attention some years ago a fascinating book that mentions two Brazili...

REVIEWING 'CARNIFEX' - A CRYPTOZOOLOGY-THEMED CREATURE FEATURE FROM DOWN UNDER - Dr Karl Shuker - 2024/03/30 10:14

  Publicity poster for Carnifex, showing the characters gazing up in awe at some formidable claw marks left upon a  tree trunk by a large unknown animal of seemingly arboreal ability (© Sean Lahiff/Da...

THE GRUESOME GBAHALI - LURKING IN LIBERIA? - Dr Karl Shuker - 2024/03/02 20:13

 Representation of the gbahali based upon eyewitness descriptions (© Tim Morris) Since 1900, the West African country of Liberia, still plentifully supplied with coastal mangrove swamps and interior...

DANIELL'S QUAGGA AND WARD'S ZEBRA - ANOTHER TWO STRIPED CURIOSITIES OF THE EQUINE KIND - Dr Karl Shuker - 2024/02/24 22:12

 Daniell's quagga (left) and Ward's zebra (right) (public domain) Following on from my previous ShukerNature article concerning the beautiful but long-forgotten isabella quagga (click here to access...
Loch Ness Mystery Latest

Adrian Shine's New Book - Glasgow Boy - 2024/06/20 21:35

 A while back Adrian told me he was intending to publish a new work and I immediately assumed it would be a larger work on Loch Ness, its legendary Monster and perhaps something biographical as regard...

Fordyce's Monster walks over Sceptical Theory - Glasgow Boy - 2024/06/13 15:55

 When examining the techniques used by sceptics in debunking claimed eyewitness account, there are at least four major factors involved in this process:The involvement of known objects and effects in...

The First Plesio-Turtle? - Glasgow Boy - 2024/04/21 20:37

 The plesioturtle or long necked sea turtle theory has been doing the rounds for a while. I covered the idea in 2013 in this article, being inspired by a Nessie documentary from 2009 which looked at i...

Follow Up to MacLennan Land Sighting - Glasgow Boy - 2024/03/12 23:32

 Having published the article on the MacLennan creature recently, I thought I would go over any comments made on it by way of reply. The last time I looked there were 167 comments attached to the arti...

The MacLennan Land Sighting - Glasgow Boy - 2024/02/20 23:25

It is back to classic sightings of the Loch Ness Monster and a report of a large creature seen on land in that seminal first year of Nessie reports 91 years ago. The date was the 6th August 1933 and t...
July 2022's featured article
Deepstar 400 fish Skin Diver
The Deepstar 4000 fish was a cryptid giant deep sea fish seen once, off southern California in the Pacific Ocean, by the crew of the Deepstar 4000↗ submersible during a 1966 dive. It was estimated to have measured 30–40 ft (9–12 m) in length, equal to some of the largest known living fish, and far larger than any known bony fish.

This fish was allegedly observed by pilot Joe Thompson (1930 – 2003) and possibly marine biologist Gene LaFond (1909 – 2002), during a June 1966 research dive in the San Diego Trough alongside instrumentation engineer Dale Good. They had taken the Deepstar 4000 down to around 4,000 ft (1,219 m) to lay hydrographical instruments on the seafloor, and when Thompson happened to look through the window, he found himself staring into the eye of a giant fish which had swam briefly into view. It moved past quickly, bringing up silt from the seabed, before disappearing.


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Richard Ellis, 86, Dies; Had Embraced Cryptozoology - Loren Coleman - 2024/05/31 19:53

  Richard Ellis, who often found himself quoted on cryptozoology reality programming, died. Richard Ellis was an American marine biologist, author, and illustrator. He was a research associate in the...

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2023 - Loren Coleman - 2024/01/19 21:08

The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2023 by Loren Coleman, Director, International Cryptozoology Museum...

Loren Coleman’s Complete Book List: 2024 - Loren Coleman - 2024/01/03 19:33

The Books - The List: As of 2024...

Top Cryptozoology Deaths of 2023 - Loren Coleman - 2023/12/30 20:03

The year saw the passing of various members of the cryptozoology research, media and Fortean communities....

From Green Hell To A Peace of Heaven: David Oren, Mapinguari Researcher, Passes Away - Loren Coleman - 2023/10/12 17:40

David Oren's passing presents an opportunity to review the status of the Mapinguari, and the life of its most dedicated modern researcher....


Past featured articles

The Mapinguari
The Queensland Tiger
The Tigre de Montagne
The Nandi Bear

The Mapinguari

Does the deepest Amazon harbour a surviving giant ground sloth?

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The Queensland Tiger

A dangerous marsupial predator - and once the cryptid closest to official recognition

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The Tigre de Montagne

A living sabre-toothed cat in the dry mountains?

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The Nandi Bear

Bear, hyena, baboon, or chalicothere?

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The Mapinguari
The Queensland Tiger
The Tigre de Montagne
The Nandi Bear

Past featured articles

The Mokele-Mbembe
The Emela-Ntouka
The Minhocão
Giant Lemurs

The Mokele-Mbembe

Meet the mysterious "dragons" of the Congo.

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The Emela-Ntouka

Cameroon's killer of elephants

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The Minhocão

A giant burrowing serpent of southern Brazil.

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Giant Lemurs

Do Madagascar's giant subfossil lemurs still survive?

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The Mokele-Mbembe
The Emela-Ntouka
The Minhocão
Giant Lemurs

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