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Year of the Yeti Begins Now!

This Friday will be the official launch of the new publication of the reasonably-priced hardback edition of Ivan T. Sanderson’s classic book, Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life, from Cosimo Classics. This new printing contains a new preface I’ve written, and I will have a few copies, hot off the press, literally, for sale at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. I also will have copies of two other books I’ve written that contain large sections about the Yeti: Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology and The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide [...]

Eyewitness: Big Cats Taunted

The mystery remains as to what happened at the SF Zoo on Christmas Day, but slowly the full story perhaps is being revealed. According to a new published report of Thursday, January 3, 2008, in the San Francisco Chronicle, at least one eyewitness has come forth to describe what happened before the tiger attack of Christmas Day. Below are the witness quotations from that account. You can visit the hyperlink noted to read the complete article, if you wish. However, I am only sharing here what the witness says she saw. I have expunged all the rest, such as the [...]

What Pumas In Vegas, Stays In Vegas

Are the performing lions and white tigers the only big cats in Las Vegas? Are there mountain lions there too? Were people seeing things there the second day of the New Year? Mountain lions, also known as cougars, panthers, or pumas, have a wide range throughout the West, including in Nevada, and populations are increasing. But are there panthers wild in Las Vegas? History would tell us that they are around. In 1991, at the Nevada Test Site, north of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mary Saether, was attacked by a 120-pound female mountain lion. She suffered minor cuts and received 21 [...]

World of Warcraft’s Yeti

Yetis are truly everywhere, including within the popular online game of World of Warcraft. Reportedly WOW, as it is called by those in the know, is played by nine million individuals around the globe, often late into the night. If you are one of those 9,000,000 players and have gone to level 70, you’ve seen the Yetis. But why do they look the way they do in WOW? In terms of the creative copycat phenomena, the horned nature of WOW’s Yetis seems to have more in common with the snow creature from the Star Wars movie rather than cryptozoology’s Yetis [...]

Beyond Loch Ness

Coming to the Sci Fi Channel this coming Saturday, January 5, 2008, this film may be the answer to those who are suffering from cavities due to any sweetness overloads from The Water Horse. Beyond Loch Ness appears to be cable television’s contribution to the B-movie horror fare for lake monsters. So Nessie is a killer, humm? Get your popcorn ready, if you live in North America. Screenings in Scotland may have to wait until after the natives burn down the Sci Fi offices. Who do you think will survive at the end of the movie?

The Mothman Waffle Fry

Correspondent Scott Foy sends along the above photograph for sharing at Cryptomundo, and the following detailed enjoyable document about his found mysterious object: I don’t know if you guys could care one way or another but I figured if nothing else this might give everyone a good laugh. It’s not everyday one has an edible encounter with a cryptid. Last week I was running late to work and decided to pop into Chick-Fil-A to grab a quick meal to bring with me. I get to work and start munching away on my chicken strips and fries combo when I came [...]

First ‘08 Media Report: Oz Mystery Cat Sighting

Lake Elizabeth in the Otway forest. If there is one thing that is predictable, it is that most new years will open with a published report of a mystery cat sighting, usually in the UK or Australia. Australia didn’t let us down this year. Of course, this is different than the actual first eyewitness account of the year, which might take a few days to be published. For all we know, there might have been more pterodactyl sightings last night in Washington State. The Great Otway National Park is a national park in Victoria (Australia), 162 km southwest of Melbourne. [...]