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10 September 2020

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

A GREEN MAN OF NOTTINGHAM, AND A PURPLE WINGED CAT? A SHUKERNATURE PICTURE OF THE DAY - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/01/16 18:32

 The very curious but captivating painting spied and photographed in a Nottingham pub by Facebook friend Kristian Lander (© Kristian Lander) Today's ShukerNature Picture of the Day dates back to 15 Ja...

A TALE OF SCALES, AND SOME BOTANICAL SERPENTS - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/01/08 02:08

 Vintage engraving from 1885, depicting giant tree-like Lepidodendron lycophytes thriving during the Carboniferous Period (public domain) I've always been fascinated by zoological misidentifications,...

SMALL-SCREEN SHUKER SIGHTINGS - A CLICKABLE COLLECTION OF MY TV APPEARANCES - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/01/01 20:49

 Screenshot from one of my appearances on GMTV during the early 1990s (© Dr Karl Shuker/GMTV – reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis for educational/review purposes only) I tend...

TIJUANA'S 'ZEBRAS' - OR, PUTTING THE ZONKEY INTO ITS DONKEYS! - Dr Karl Shuker - 2021/12/31 12:27

 A vintage hand-coloured(?) picture postcard depicting a Tijuana 'zebra', from my collection (Photo of this picture postcard © Dr Karl Shuker) In 2004, when I visited the city of Tijuana in Baja Calif...

ST GEORGE AND THE PTERODACTYL – A SHUKERNATURE 'PICTURE OF THE DAY' - Dr Karl Shuker - 2021/12/30 16:56

 'St George and the Pterodactyl', a painting by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, 4 December 1873 (public domain) It's been a while since I posted a 'Picture of the Day' on ShukerNature, so here is a parti...
Loch Ness Mystery Latest

Nessie Review of 2021 - Glasgow Boy - 2021/12/28 23:49

It is time to look back on the year past and so let us get straight into the recorded sightings via Gary Campbell's sightings register. This records six sightings for the year which compares to eight...

Good Old Fashioned Research - Glasgow Boy - 2021/12/19 23:42

Time to talk about Loch Ness Monster research the good old fashioned way. I don't mean dragging huge ham joints by hook in a boat or sweeping wartime searchlights across the loch, but rather the munda...

New Book on the Loch Ness Monster - Glasgow Boy - 2021/12/09 21:58

 I am pleased to say that Joe Zarzynski, as one of the monster hunters active from the 1970s, has decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and write down his memories and thoughts on his l...

Comments on a Summer Sighting - Glasgow Boy - 2021/12/05 20:05

I note I had not posted on the Loch Ness Monster since October, having posted twice on her "sister" in Loch Morar. So, I wanted to remark on a sighting report made in the Summer at the loch. Gary Camp...

Analysis of the 1981 Loch Morar Film - Glasgow Boy - 2021/11/17 22:05

 The last article gave readers an update on where I had got with finding the alleged film of a creature taken by the Sidney Wignall expedition to Loch Morar in 1981. However, after a few roadblocks, I...
December 2020's featured article
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The chipekwe is a cyptid lake monster reported from lakes, rivers, and marshes in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly around Lake Bangweulu. As the term "chipekwe" is thought to be equivalent to "monster," disparate cryptids from the region have been termed chipekwes, including animals similar to the emela-ntouka, mokele-mbembe, and water lions, as well as the similar but distinct nsanga. Some types of chipekwe were the earliest examples of African neodinosaurs known to Europeans, at the turn of the 20th Century, and the chipekwe therefore played a role in the Great Brontosaurus Hoax.

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Cryptozoologist of the Year: The Golden Yeti 2021 Goes To Daniel Perez - Loren Coleman - 2021/12/21 00:06

We wish to congratulate Perez for being acknowledged as 2021's Cryptozoologist of the Year....

The Top Cryptozoology Deaths of 2021 - Loren Coleman - 2021/12/08 01:04

The year of 2021 continued the awfulness of the pandemic, and death surrounded us, even in cryptozoology....

The Best Cryptozoology Books of 2021 - Loren Coleman - 2021/12/07 14:17

For a change, here are some worthy juvenile titles that have caught our attention, as well....

Loren Coleman: Complete Book List 2022 - Loren Coleman - 2021/12/07 05:16

The Year 2022 will be Loren Coleman's 62th year investigating in the field of cryptozoology, and his 45th year of being a published book author. Here is a list of over 135 of his contributions to the...

World’s Foremost Ogopogo Researcher Arlene Gaal, 84, Dies - Loren Coleman - 2021/11/19 01:55

Arlene Gaal became the reporting station for sightings of Ogopogo and as the years progressed the data accumulated would easily fill a moderately sized room....


Past featured articles

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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Past featured articles

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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