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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...
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THE PICHU-CUATE – IS A TINY BUT TERRIFYING CRYPTO-SNAKE RESEMBLING KIPLING'S KARAIT ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN AMERICA? - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/05/12 21:15

 Two photographs of Charles Fletcher Lummis – a pichu-cuate eyewitness who lived to tell the tale, literally, documenting this sinister serpent in his book The King of the Broncos (public domain) Some...

LET'S ALL DO THE KUNGA! - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/04/29 23:42

 Detail from 'War' panel of Standard of Ur mosaic, c2600 BCE, depicting kungas pulling 4-wheeled battle-wagon (© Zunkir/Wikipedia – CC BY-SA 4.0) It's always good to learn of a 'new' animal, even if i...

MAPPING OUT THE NANDI BEAR - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/04/27 14:08

 Close-up of the Nandi bear depiction on John McKenzie's 1961 map East Africa (© John McKenzie – reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis for educational/review purposes only) Last...

'SECRET SNAKES AND SERPENT SURPRISES' - MY BRAND-NEW, 33RD BOOK IS HERE TO FASCINATE YOU! - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/04/04 15:53

 Front cover of Secret Snakes and Serpent Surprises, depicting the crowing crested cobra as based upon eyewitness descriptions (© Dr Karl Shuker/Coachwhip Publications) My latest thematic cryptozoolog...

'OF BOOKS AND BEASTS', BY MATT BILLE - A SHUKERNATURE BOOK REVIEW - Dr Karl Shuker - 2022/03/21 19:30

 Of Books and Beasts: A Cryptozoologist's Library by Matt Bille (Hangar 1 Publishing: no place of publication or publication date included [November 2021]) (© Matt Bille/Hangar 1 Publishing – reproduc...
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A Recent Video Examined - Glasgow Boy - 2022/05/02 22:08

 A few days back came the latest video published by the Daily Mail of a wake filmed by an anonymous couple from above Urquhart Castle at about 6am on the 25th April. Below is the relevant text from th...

The Usse of North England - Glasgow Boy - 2022/04/19 21:25

 Here is a clipping from the Cleveland Standard dated May 5th 1934. The news of a monster in Loch Ness brought out various interesting stories from the end of 1933 onward as some newspapers vied for a...

Day Trip to Loch Ness - Glasgow Boy - 2022/04/12 20:14

 It was a quick trip to the loch this Sunday as I got up at 0630 in Edinburgh and arrived at the village of Inverfarigaig by about 1030. Surprisingly, I was greeted by patches of snow around the outer...

Upcoming Nessie Podcast - Glasgow Boy - 2022/04/05 15:02

I have been invited to speak on the Truth Proof live stream podcast with Paul Sinclair. This will go out live on Thursday 7th April at 7pm GMT followed by a Q&A session as people chip in with thei...

"The Most Amazing Pictures Ever Seen" - Glasgow Boy - 2022/04/03 18:20

 Well, so went the headline from the Scottish Daily Record of  the 1st November 1972. It concerned a series of photographs taken by Frank Searle which lit up interest in the Loch Ness Monster at that...
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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Jim McCullough, Jr., Passes Away - Loren Coleman - 2022/05/12 21:31

Jim Mccullough Jr passed away during the morning of May 11, 2022, after battling health issues....

Thunderbird Advocate Chief A. J. Huffer Dies - Loren Coleman - 2022/04/22 15:04

  In 1977, a man named John Huffer took several photos of two large birds taking flight from a tree. Although the sighting was mentioned by the Discovery Channel on their show, Into the Unknown, the b...

Thylacine Tracker Col Bailey, 85, Dies - Loren Coleman - 2022/02/28 18:17

“It’s better they’re left on their own and they survive.”...

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....


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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