Cryptid Canids

Cryptid Cat: Maine Mystery Despite Fox Fur

This photograph was not published again with all the articles being run in New England (from Boston to Bangor) today on the results of the DNA sampling. Oakland — A scrap of hair and skin from a rock where an Oakland man reported seeing a mountain lion came from a fox, according to a state biologist. Still, the results of DNA testing on the sample neither prove nor disprove Oakland resident Kelvin Higgins’ assertion that he saw a mountain lion in his yard on a warm day in April, according to Keel Kemper, a state wildlife biologist. “There are a [...]

Skinwalkers

One of Linda Godfrey’s illustrations of you-know-what. The movie Skinwalkers opens today, so it might be time to learn more about Skinwalkers: What Are They?, from The Daily Grail. “The Best Fortean Cryptozoology Book of 2005″ picked here at Cryptomundo was Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah by Colm A. Kelleher and George Knapp. Kelleher and Knapp are the authors of the Skinwalkers item at TDG. I first wrote about Skinwalkers in 1975, in Creatures of the Other Edge, on pages 109-111. “They go very fast,” the Diné man told anthropologist William [...]