In today’s release of Sub Rosa Magazine, Issue 4, March 2006, there’s a kind biotreatment of your Cryptomundo blogger, in their “Profiler: In Search of Loren Coleman.” The journal is available as a PDF download from the Sub Rosa website. Enuf said.
We’ve met this critter before. The Laotian Rock Rat (Laonastes aenigmamus) was #10 on the Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005. The discovery of Laonastes aenigmamus, which literally means "a stone-dwelling puzzle-mouse," occurred when an alert member of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society spotted the rodent on sale for cooking meat at a Laotian food market. Of course, the local people were already familiar with the animal. They call it kha-nyou. But now, comes news from Science that the kha-nyou are not merely a new animal but one that represents an ancient family, the extinct Distomydae, a family of rodents [...]
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 ).
The Bone Clones, Inc. homepage will soon feature this photograph of their replica of the skull of Homo floresiensis. But readers at Cryptomundo get the first look. Bone Clones’ Homo floresiensis skull replica Orders ($289 each, plus shipping) for this Bone Clones reproduction can be taken now. Use the code number "BH-033" to order them. You can go to the Bone Clones ordering information here.
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 following is a comprehensive listing of the links to all stories on the Malaysian "Bigfoot" (mawas, orang dalam, and other names) to be found at Cryptomundo, since December 24, 2005, when the South Asia media attention began. Search for the Setontot Harold Stephen’s Expedition Naming Malaysia’s Bigfoot ABC News Ridicules Malaysian Reports More Malaysian News Malaysian Expedition Delay Malaysian Teams to Search Malaysian Footprint Photos Locals Search for Malaysian Bigfoot BFRO Jumps on Bandwagon Malaysian Update First Image of Malaysian Bigfoot Media Madness and the Malaysian Bigfoot Malaysian Cryptotourism Malaysian Bigfoot on Camera More Early News on the Malaysian [...]
Cryptomundo Exclusive The Emela-ntouka has been an unknown animal of some confusion in Africa. A few chroniclers have felt it was merely another named cryptid representing the sightings of the Mokele-mbembe. But as revealed by an image seen here for the first time, it appears to be a beast unlike the saurapod-like Mokele-mbembe. Click on image for larger size Copyright: Michel Ballot – Mokélé – Mbembé CAMEROUN 2004 On page 219 of one of my recent field guides, written with Patrick Huyghe, we noted, among several different kinds of alleged “dinosaurs” in Africa, “one animal is called by locals the [...]
Sometimes you find new animals in museums. Look up the story of the Congo peacock on page 71 of Cryptozoology A to Z, someday. It’s a good one. For today, we turn our attention to a museum in South Africa. Yes, it has happened again. A specimen collected in 1994 has been revealed to be a new species. It was "re-discovered" at the South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity collection in Grahamstown. According to the South Africa Herald on January 18th: "The discovery of the creature, a species of the venomous, little-known waspfish, means great kudos for the institute." One [...]
Is there such a thing as X-CMing? Extreme Cryptomundo.com -ing? You, the Cryptomundo readers, have demonstrated that the Mystery Fish Postcard Photograph is one of the most popular all-time cryptid image enigmas, yet. Due to popular demand, here is a roundup of all four direct links to the "Mystery Fish Photo" entries in the Cryptomundo.com blog, from earliest to most recent: "Name the Mystery Fish" "Name the Mystery Fish Continued" "Mystery Fish Comparison" "Mystery Fish Head Closeup" Almost two hundred comments, most of them extremely thoughtful and detailed, can be found at these entries, and yours are welcome here. To [...]
Due to several requests for a closeup of the head of the mystery cryptid on the postcard, here’s a computer enhancement. What do you see here? (Click image for full-size version) (Click image for full-size version, provided by Todd DiLaMuca) (Click image for full-size version, provided by Todd DiLaMuca)