A new species of monkey discovered in South America, larger than contemporary monkeys? A new hominid species found, perhaps as a link between erectus and sapiens? Two recent new fossil skull finds may have much to tell cryptozoology, as they become more deeply understood. A team of Argentinean and United States scholars have identified a new species of monkey that once roamed the rainforests of Patagonia, South America. The discovery of the monkey species, Killikaike blakei, was announced by Brooklyn College Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Alfred L. Rosenberger. The discovery, dated to 16.4 million years ago, was of [...]
Review of The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates by T. Peter Park Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman and science writer & Fortean researcher Patrick Huyghe have now updated their classic The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide (New York: Avon Books, 1999). They have just published The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates (New York & San Antonio: Anomalist Books, 2006; xvii, 205 pp.; ISBN # 1933665122; US $14.00, UK £ 8.50). It’s a revised edition of their 1999 book, with a slightly shorter title, a complete index, a Preface serving as an [...]
What and where are your favorite cryptozoology and Bigfoot museums throughout the world? Scotland’s cryptozoology collection at the National Museums of Scotland was recently highlighted in the Scotsman. The easiest exhibits to record, unfortunately, are often the hoaxes. Shown here are a Japanese-made mermaid and a Canadian-created furred trout, both taxidermy fakes. Dr. Geoff Swinney (below), Curator of Lower Vertebrates, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles, National Museums of Scotland, examines the vertebrae of the Beast of Stronsay, from the carcass of the beast found on an Orkney island beach in 1808. Swinney, who is the resident cryptozoologist, in 1987, confirmed the [...]
Where have all the green monsters gone? Yes, there are little people*. But Leprechauns mostly live in the lore and in the movies. Walt Disney visits Ireland to recruit a Leprechaun for a forthcoming movie. This week in Mobile, Alabama (hardly a focus of Irish culture), locals, according to The Anomalist Newsline, were reporting a Leprechaun sighting, creating traffic jams around the location: A dead end street in Mobile has become very busy the last couple of days because of people flocking to look at a tree. The street is Lecren Street off of Bayshore Avenue. The crowds started gathering [...]
Here’s an update to John Kirk’s posting. In an exclusive communiqué sent to me this month, Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson tell of finalizing their next new search. The two UK cryptozoologists, who appeared in the successful new National Geographic documentary about their search for the Orang Pendek, are back, hot on the trail of other hairy hominoids in 2006. They are planning a return expedition to Mongolia and now it is set to occur in June. This time the objective is to find evidence of the elusive Almas. The two close friends are excited to go. Preparations are being [...]
I will have my second "live" appearance on G4tv’s current news/talk program, Attack of the Show on Tuesday, March 7, 2005, between 4:00 and 5:00 PM Pacific. This will be the first broadcast appearance of Bone Clones’ Homo floresiensis skull replica. I will be discussing this skull in the context of the old reports of small hairy hominids from South Asia, and the current sightings of the Malaysia’s Orang Dalam (which, of course, are much different than Bigfoot encounters ).
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Cryptomundo Exclusive You can now own part of cryptozoological and anthropological history! In a breaking news announcement from their headquarters, I have learned that Bone Clones, Inc. has finally finished their detailed copy of the skull of the Flores’ Hobbit, Homo floresiensis. "What timing. It’s done!!! Just finished today. Very pleased with it," reported David Kronen from Canoga Park, California, after I contacted him early on Tuesday, February 21st for an update. Named the #1 Top Cryptozoology Story of 2004, the discovery of Homo floresiensis still rocks the foundations of Science. Homo floresiensis researchers and Hobbit fans have eagerly [...]
The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist and Author, Bigfoot!, Cryptozoology A to Z, and other books. Welcome to this year’s Top Stories in Cryptozoology. It was quite a year, and perhaps captured best by the headline used on Mark Baard’s article in the November 1st issue of Wired News, "America Goes Cryptozoology Crazy." From the Associated Press to Downeast Magazine, from Boing Boing to Business Wire, from Maine Things Considered to Coast to Coast AM, from Giant Robot to G4tv’s Attack of the Show, from the Maine Sunday Telegram to Fox TV News, from the Southern [...]
The media interest in the “Hobbits,” which I still enjoy calling by their more formal name, the Flores people or Homo floresiensis, is finally touching more seriously on their possible affinity to Australopithecus afarensis (“Lucy’). What’s interesting about this to cryptozoologists, of course, is the link to a continuous range of reports of little, upright hairy people from Indonesia, through India and the ancient Ceylon (Nittaewo), over to the homeland of “Lucy.” The reports of Sehite (West Africa) and Agogwe (East Africa) are especially intriguing for matching those of the Ebu Gogo of Flores Island. In the 1940s, there were [...]