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Get Ready For Yeti

Okay, all of us can see evidence that the Malaysia "Bigfoot" story has exploded into the mainstream when even USA Today decides to cover the story. But then, we also realize it is getting a little long in the tooth when the same newspaper can’t be any more creative than to use the old terrible Ivan Marx photo of a probable man-in-a-suit to illustrate their supposedly overview news item. Outrageous. Those pix from the 1970s have nothing to do with Malaysia, and little to do with the real Bigfoot! I certainly want the Malaysian scientists to succeed and find some [...]

Emela-Ntouka: Africa’s Killer of Elephants

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 [...]

Old Bad Yeti Tales

There is old Yeti news beginning to circulate as a new wire service story on January 15-16, 2006. It is all about Sir Edmund Hillary and his 1960 search for the Abominable Snowmen. +++ Harry Trumbore’s drawing of the Himalayan “Yeti,” from the forthcoming The Field Guide to Bigfoot, to be published by Anomalist Books. Copyright 2006, Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe. +++ See, for example, the new Australian article, “Hillary’s Abortive Hunt for Yeti Left Sherpa Myth Undisturbed”. They begin with Hillary’s conclusion that the Yeti is a cultural myth, and then they build the case on the retelling [...]

Media Watch: Blue-Eyed Snakes and Old Blobs

Readers beware: Old monsters pawned off in stories said to be "new" news. Uncritical folk beliefs presented as "news." What’s going on this week online? As cryptozoology becomes more popular, news alerts, newspapers, and websites are circulating old information, out-of-date data, and less-than-substantial "news" to capture cryptid-interested readers. And, no, I am not even talking about Pravda, the new Russian wild online contributor of stories that sound like they are straighten out of the World Weekly News! Some recent media examples go far to demonstrate what seems to be a too common occurrence these days. Okay, first there is the [...]

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Our deepest sympathies to Art Bell

Sorry to have to mention someone else who has passed away, but this is shocking news. Coast to Coast AM has posted this sad message: January 6, 2006 In Memoriam: Ramona Bell Art Bell’s beloved wife of fifteen years, Ramona, died unexpectedly last night after an asthma attack. At present, the exact cause of Mrs. Bell’s death has not been determined. It apparently took place during her sleep. Until her death, Art and Ramona Bell had not been apart a day since they were married. Mrs. Bell had suffered from asthma for years, and took her normal steps to control [...]