Yep, that’s me. Getting carried away with my passion for all things cryptozoological. I noticed today on the web that one of those “ask” sites had this question: “What are the different fields in Cryptozoology?” This was their “Best Answer – Chosen By Voters” – to wit – “Cryptozoology is a branch of zoology; I have never heard of it being divided into ‘fields.’” Darn. Yikes, they picked the wrong answer by internet consensus? Okay, I couldn’t let that remain unanswered more completely, so here’s my Cryptomundo-refined answer to the question of cryptozoological subfields. +++ Cryptozoology, a sixty-year-old new subdiscipline [...]
Women in Cryptozoology
As I freely admitted before here, I haven’t had much time to see and take in “Destination Truth.” I mostly have been withholding judgement until I could see it, as the reviewers writing into Cryptomundo have been mixed in their reactions. Some people like it, some loathe it. A few people are distracted by the level of evidence presented by the program, but I think that’s another type of critique altogether. So here is what I discovered: Bottomline, this show is very good for cryptozoology. The show has as its tent pole person, Joshua Gates. He is a strong personality, [...]
Our secret is out. Cryptomundo is fun and visited by people that enjoy exploring the edge. You are adventurers. You are explorers. You are romantic zoologists. You are cryptozoologists. And none of us deny it. It is always intriguing to read of my pursuit from others’ points of view, which can give me some interesting global insights. At Chewing Pixels, in the blog “Cryptozoology and Nintendo,” the observer writes about Cryptomundo: This mixture of content ensnares the reader by effectively holding the plausible and the mostly implausible in delicate tension – acceptable because both the announcement of the discovery of [...]
I am updating this item. Wisconsin Public Radio, who produced this program, nationally broadcast their “The Bestiary” program over the September 2nd weekend, and now have a very attractive webpage about it here. Public Radio International (PRI) broadcast the interviews they conducted earlier this summer with various people interested in fantastic beasts and cryptozoology in the program entitled “The Bestiary.” It is a creative, entertaining production done in the PRI tradition of mixing sounds, music, voices, and other audio treats to keep the listener interested as they explore the subject. I especially liked the choice of the bumper music: “Abominable [...]
Mokele-mbembe being killed by Pygmies; drawn by Bill Rebsamen and used with permission. Who are today’s and tomorrow’s African American cryptozoologists? When I was at the 5th Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, held October 14-16, 2005, I found it was a good event. I discovered the gathering was attended by a wider diversity of people than I have seen in my three decades of presenting at Fortean, cryptozoological, and Bigfoot gatherings. Of the 500 people there, I noticed more families, more women, more Hispanics, and more Native peoples than at any other public Bigfoot meeting, conference, and presentation I’ve personally experienced. [...]
I’m traveling again, tomorrow, flying over to England, apparently via Paris. (I know, I know, my arms will be very tired from all the flapping.) Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, 2007, “Searching for Bigfoot and Other Cryptids.” It all will be taking place at Monster Weekend, Centre for Life (science center), Newcastle, United Kingdom. For more information, see “Monster Weekend” or look over the schedule below: Monster Weekend Speaking Schedule Saturday, September 1, 2007 Dragons: More than a Myth? (Richard Freeman) 10.00-10.45 Before daemons, vampires, werewolves or giants the dragon haunted the minds of men and coiled their [...]
This is a time for caution, says an experienced werewolf hunter. Linda Godfrey, the author of The Beast of Bray Road and Hunting the American Werewolf, shares the image of this newly available mask (at top), as an example of the kinds of costume items easily obtainable nowadays. From photographs of probable people in Bahia mud to sightings of Skinwalkers, she notes, it is a time for care for all investigators.