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 [...]
Loch Ness Monster
Raymond A. Edel’s "TV best bets" for Thursday, March 9, 2006, is mentioning "America’s Loch Ness Monster" for viewing tonight, at 7:00 PM Eastern, on the Discovery Channel (in the USA). Scotland has its legendary creature of Loch Ness, but Lake Champlain — between northern New York and Vermont — has its own alleged monster named Champ.
Even skeptic Adrian Shine, project leader for Loch Ness 2000, says: “Swimming elephants do not explain subsequent sightings.”
Bufo Calvin passes along the following listings; all times are for the Pacific Time Zone, USA, early in March 2006, so please check your local listings. THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL Friday March 10 3:00 AM America’s Loch Ness Monster (2003) 4:00 AM Search for the Loch Ness Monster 8:00 AM Search for the Loch Ness Monster THE HISTORY CHANNEL Friday March 10 12:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" 6:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" 10:00 PM History’s Mysteries "Bigfoot and Other Monsters" Sunday March 11 1:00 AM History’s Mysteries "Monsters of the Sea" 2:00 AM History’s Mysteries [...]
Monster hunter, scuba diver, historian, and ecologist, Jacques Boisvert, died on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at age 73, suddenly, untimely, and quietly, according to the Magog, Quebec newspaper The Outlet. Ironically, Jacques recommended I place myself on the mailing list of this small newspaper, which is not online. The paper’s arrival today was my first awareness of his death. Jacques Boisvert was born on October 11, 1932, in Magog, Quebec, the fourth of five children of Omer Boisvert and Jeanne Estelle Guilbert. He worked for his father’s insurance, investment, and ski management business for many years, assuming ownership in 1988. [...]
Today is the deadline, February 3rd, 2006, for the Duel Masters™ 2005 Photo Contest. You have until Midnight Eastern (9 PM Pacific) to email your photo (see rules here) to this email address. Remember, they are going to give away $5000, $2500, and three $500 prizes, and winners will be announced by February 20th. Click image for larger version Meanwhile, in Burlington, the "Vermont Lake Monsters," a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Washington Nationals, have started their own photo contest. The mascot of the Vermont Lake Monsters is "Champ," known to cryptozoologists, of course, as the cryptids inhabiting [...]
I am happy to announce that my first two books, The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge, with Jerome Clark, long out of print, are now back. First appearing in 1975 and 1978, these two classics have now been published as a special double edition with a new introduction. The Unidentified and Creatures of the Outer Edge: The Early Works of Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman is a new quality paperbound book from Anomalist Books. The Unidentified has intriguing, limited, and marginal information on cryptozoology. Historically, Creatures of the Outer Edge is more significant, in terms of looking at [...]
In the midst of a very long article reviewing the eating establishments and the The Ho Chi Minh Museum of Hanoi, Vietnam, there’s a surprising update on the Old City’s most famous cryptid. Photograph of the Hoan Kiem Lake’s Giant Turtle. Credit Vietnam.net Here’s what we learn from Simon Busch, in the January 28th edition of London’s Financial Times: The turtle of Hoan Kiem Lake sounds terribly lonely. Such experts as there are on this most elusivecreature, Vietnam’s only slightly less fabulous version of the Loch Ness Monster, contend furiously over its likely age and its species – even its [...]
_________________________________________ WIRELESS FLASH FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2006 _________________________________________ CRYPTOZOOLOGIST SAYS, `SHOW ME THE YETI!’ PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) — A cryptozoologist is encouraging people of all ages to submit photos related to Bigfoot, Nessie or Yeti — a.k.a. The Abominable Snowman — to compete for a grand prize of $5,000. Duel Masters trading card company is sponsoring the contest, offering a total of $9,000 in prizes for photos that successfully maintain the folklore and further the allure of finding the legendary beasts. Loren Coleman — a famed cryptozoologist and one of the judges of the competition — says they’re [...]
Wireless Flash News is spreading the word…are you ready… Cryptozoologist Says, ‘Show Me The Yeti!’ Friday, January 27, 2006PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash) – A cryptozoologist is encouraging people of all ages to submit photos related to Bigfoot, Nessie or Yeti – a.k.a. The Abominable Snowman – to compete for a grand prize of $5,000. More soon…but…before it is too late… Check it out now! The photo contest ends on February 3rd. Please see the update on this by clicking here.