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 [...]
What Is The Tops in CZ for 2005?
Tom Slick and the Search for Nicolas Cage
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 [...]
Open Season on Cryptozoology?
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 [...]
Christmas’ Abominable Snowmen
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?
Indispensable Cryptozoological Tool
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 [...]
Maine’s Dog-Killing “Hyena”
Whatever hates dogs in central Maine is back. It kills, it slices dogs’ throats, and it terrorizes the citizenry. Creepiest of all, eyewitnesses say it looks like a hyena! During the summer of 2004, Lewiston Sun-Journal reporter Mark LaFlamme covered the story of a strange creature that was killing dogs. "It began in mid-August ," wrote LaFlamme, "when a Wales [Maine] man reported that an unknown animal crept out of the woods behind his house and mauled his Doberman pinscher….Since that attack, people from Wales, Litchfield, Sabattus, Greene, Turner, Lewiston and Auburn have come forward to speak of a mystery [...]
On Coast to Coast
On this Tuesday’s overnight, November 15th’s Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, I will be appearing to talk about Lake Monsters, Thunderbirds, Mothman, and Bigfoot. In three hours it’s easy to cover many cryptozoological subjects, and I look forward to people calling in to discuss anything they want. If you have any questions you want me to answer on air, leave them here in the comments section. I’ll work them into the show, or answer them next week, if C2C doesn’t get to them. Also on with me, via phone from NC, will be my old Fortean friend Mark [...]
CZ in PopPolitics
Boing Boing ("A Directory of Wonderful Things"), being one of my favorite blogs and especially those by David Pescovitz, was the first on the block, to understand the mixture in modern technoculture and cryptozoology. Now over at PopPolitics ("Where Politics and Popular Cultures Meet"), they are talking about cryptozoology too. Blogger Bernie in his "One Culture’s Myth …" is carrying on a good exchange, as he comes closer to understanding what we are all about. Here’s part of what I wrote today in PopPolitics comments section about the current cryptozoology converstation there: Hi, Bernie. You ask if it isn’t "true [...]
Bigfoot Hair Needed
I am attempting to obtain a piece of Bigfoot hair for the International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM), and by extension for the Bates College Cryptozoology Exhibition of June-Oct 2006/HR Block Natural History Museum (KS) Exhibition of Oct-Dec 2006. The hair would be a sample of “Bigfoot hair” as presented first by the primary collector, even if eventual tests revealed it was something else. Please label it clearly with date of collection, location of collection, collector, and other information, such as donated by and/or analyzed by….and full credit will be given to you in the exhibition. Please send it to Loren Coleman, [...]
Andes’ Ucumar in new TV Series
Ooops, I meant “new TV movie,” of course. This is a television film directed by Fred Wolf, who co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Gaulke. Look for Bigfoot hunting to be the next wave in fictional television productions. First out of the gate: "Strange Wilderness" in 2006. The television movie would join the growing ranks of new television series with cryptozoological themes, like "Surface" on NBC-TV. The plot for "Strange Wilderness" has two "animal enthusiasts" heading to the Andes in search of Bigfoot to boost the ratings of a show in trouble, which, of course, is named "Strange Wilderness." Perhaps someone [...]
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