Below are several enhancements of the Braxton Beast mystery photo submitted by W.M. Mott. Do you see anything in these not seen in the original? (Click on photo to see full-size image)
What Is It? “Braxton Beast” Photo Mystery A startling new camera trap photograph of what appears to be an unknown bipedal creature has been shared with Cryptomundo by a reader. Taken literally days ago, the West Virginia photograph of the “Braxton Beast” was “captured” in a county with a well-known history of bizarreness. The Cryptomundo correspondent, a 27-year-old gentleman, Frederick B. Gerwig, sends along this information in his initial email to me earlier this week: “Here is a picture that my father’s wildlife camera (motion activated) took around 12/07/05. We are not sure what it is, but it doesn’t look [...]
The Anonymous Philanthropist has creatively gathered and constructed an incredible page of all kinds of Yeti figurines, art, images, and more.
Possible Identification Proposed: The Rediscovery of an Extinct Species The new animal from Borneo does somewhat match another camera trap "mystery creature" photographed by Malaysian wildlife specialists, and pictured directly below. This gave me a hint of what the “new” animal might be. Take a peek… Photo credit goes to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Upper Baram Project, Malaysia. This organization obtained an interesting series of camera trap photos in 2004 on the unlogged areas of Mount Murud Kecil, Sarawak. One is of this slender unknown civet, shown above, with a very long tail, pale underparts and white around the muzzle, [...]
I will be on Attack of the Show on the g4tv network on Tuesday, December 13, 2005. The program is an innovative popular culture talk show for the video and computer gaming folks, who happen to include my two elder adolescent sons (Caleb and Malcolm). Perhaps unknown to older cryptozoologists, the gaming world is populated by all kinds of creatures based upon cryptids. For some reason, the Yeti or Yeti-like creatures seem to be extremely popular. What most people furthermore might not realize, as opposed to the myth that only boys are playing games on their Playstation 2s, X-Box 360s, [...]
Help Pick The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005 Assembling and writing my annual lists of top stories in cryptozoology has been an enjoyable yearly event for me. How would all of you like to join in on the fun, research, and recommendations? Send in your links to what stories you feel should be considered for inclusion on my list for 2005, which I will be compiling soon. I’ll being making my choices, using the criteria from the past, but I do listen. Do you forget what I said was the on the list for 2004? Click here for "The Top [...]
If you live in San Antonio, Texas, you may know there is a new Tom Slick book out. If you live in San Antonio, you might also know there have been two other books published about Tom Slick in 1989 and 2002, and supposedly some movie rumors. What you might not know is there is a back story to the movies linked to these books. Catherine Nixon Cooke’s new Tom Slick biography is entitled Tom Slick, Mystery Hunter. The name of the book is tied to the film that was supposedly going to be made by Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films [...]
How About An Open Season – via Emails to the Editors – on Bad Editorials? A closed-minded, unnamed editorial writer at the San Antonio Express-News has jumped on the skeptical bandwagon against cryptozoology. In a worthless use of printer’s ink called “Open season on unicorns,” the unnamed soul does the usual ridicule piece on the Swedish monster hunting ban being lifted, and then extends their foolish remarks by penning: “There are no protections on mythical creatures in South Texas. But that hasn’t made the Chupacabra or La Lechusa any less prolific. For that matter, there are no measures to preserve [...]
How many cities have an Abominable Snowman available for tourism interactions? It appears to be increasing every recent holiday season. For example, in Pittsburgh this weekend "the streets were teeming with holiday revelers picking at plates of funnel cake, and cuddling up for photos with a very unintimidating Abominable Snowman." Is this a national trend? Have you noticed that Abominable Snowmen are regaining popularity in America? And Bigfoot may be on the decline, during Yuletime?
What might be one of the most indespensable tools for a cryptozoologist to own that is easily available to most investigators? What are we to do about that old cliche, “Oh, if I only had a camera with me when I saw that thing.” Mark Rollins, a New England environmental health and safety manager, has a suggestion. Rollins is the artist who did the detailed maps you will find in The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep and several of the illustrations and the cover for the 2004 book Thunderbirds: America’s Living [...]