Media Appearances

Wired, Boing Boing, Fimoculus, and Cox: America’s Still Going Crazy for Cryptozoology

This week, Rex Sorgatz’s Fimoculous.com Best Lists site, which annually compiles a “best of best” list, has posted their final “Top 20 Lists of 2005″ list. I was pleased and sincerely humbled to see Cryptomundo.com’s “The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005″ listed on Fimoculus’s “Top 20 Lists of 2005.” On December 29, 2005, Phil Kloer at Cox News Service put Cryptomundo.com’s list, “The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2005″ as #7 on Cox News Services’ “A Top 10 list of Top 10 lists” for 2005. Cryptomundo was honored by that recognition, as well. Wired News’ Mark Baard’s often-quoted comment captured in [...]

What does 2006 hold for Cryptozoology?

What are your cryptozoological predictions for 2006? Where will new expeditions search? What cryptids will dominate the news this year? What cryptozoological wonder will be filmed? Will someone use a cellphone camera to "capture" an image of a cryptid this year? Who will win the $5000 top prize for a cryptid-related photo in February, and what will it show? Can the opening of Disney World’s new ride and mini-exhibition on the Yeti renew interest in the pursuit of the Abominable Snowmen of the Himalayas? Does the Malaysian hominoid flap have any staying power? What lakes have expeditions planned to search [...]

Italian Black Panthers

An Italian press outlet is reporting that the country is experiencing a wave of Black Panther sightings. In an item entitled "Panther Panic Hits Italy Again," the old explanation that it "escaped from a zoo" or "circus train wreck" cropped up again. But the Russian zoo currently performing in Turin, Italy, the location of the recent Black Panther sightings, denied it was theirs. "We don’t have any panthers anyway. All we have are dogs, camels and horses," a zoo spokesman said. One eyewitness was a Turin traffic cop who managed to identify the big feline as a black panther. Authorities [...]

New Animal Discovered in Borneo

What do you think this looks like? There is exciting news out of Borneo. A new red-furred animal larger than a domestic cat has reportedly been discovered on this remote island of Indonesia. On December 5, 2005, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced that they have discovered the “first new carnivore to be found in the region since the Tonkin otter-civet emerged in Vietnam in 1930.” Also, the WWF said it would be the first new mammal to be specifically found on the island of Borneo since the Borneo ferret-badger in 1895. The new carnivore was found in [...]