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Showing posts with label Cryptozoology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cryptozoology. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Beast of Tenby



Usually while walking along the beach, you expect to find seashells - not the decaying carcass of some unidentified, possibly unknown, sea beast.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Political Parties and Post Partisan Politics - Good Times


Political Parties and Post Partisan Politics
Good Times
... shaking your head that it is only the other side that acts that way needs to bring your head back into the delightfully warm sunlight (while dodging the chemtrails) and realize that your side—whatever it may be—engages in this counterproductive ...

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

200-Million-Year-Old Cocoon with Bizarre Creature Inside

By Jeanna Bryner LiveScience Managing Editor

About 200 million years ago, a leech released a slimy mucous cocoon that unwittingly encased and trapped a bizarre animal with a springy tail, preserving it until researchers discovered the teardrop-shaped creature in Antarctica recently.

The cocoon looks like those produced by living leeches, such as the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis. Encased inside was a bell animal that looked similar to species in the genus Vorticella; its body extends 25 microns (about the width of some human hairs) with a tightly coiled stalk about twice that long. And like all eurkaryotes, the organism was equipped with a nucleus -- in this case, a large horseshoe-shaped nucleus inside the main body. (A micron is one-millionth of a meter.)

This bell animal lived during the Late Triassic Period, when the Earth was much warmer, with dense rain forests flourishing along what is today the Transantarctic Mountain Range where it was found. At the time, Antarctica was part of the supercontinent Gondwana, though it was still located at high latitudes.

Past research has suggested this coiled stalk, which is used to attach to substrates, may be one of the fastest cellular engines known, changing from a telephone wire-like structure to a tight coil at a speed of about 8 centimeters (3.1 inches) per second -- the equivalent of a human being walking the across more than three football fields in one second. [See Photos of the Bizarre Vorticella Creature]

Preserving soft tissue

Possibly even more amazing is the fact that this soft-bodied, microscopic creature survived the vagaries of time. Preserving a soft-bodied organism like this one for so long is tricky and requires some outside intervention to keep the tissues from degrading. In this case, rather than tree resin (called amber when hardened) that preserved dino DNA in the bellies of amber-trapped mosquitoes in "Jurassic Park," a mucous cocoon did the trick.

"This preservation is quite bizarre, but soft-bodied organisms cannot usually become fossilized unless they are rapidly entombed in a medium that prevents further decay," study researcher and paleobotanist Benjamin Bomfleur, of the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas, told LiveScience.

Here's how the researchers think the hasty preservation took place: "A leech secreted a mucous cocoon that was deposited under water or in wet leaf litter, somewhere in a river system which lay in present-day Antarctica," Bomfleur said. This bell animal must have used its long, rapidly contracting stalk to attach itself to the cocoon soon after, becoming trapped and completely encased by the still-slimy cocoon, which hardened over hours to days.

"The cocoon with the such-enclosed bell animal then was deposited in mud that over time turned into the sedimentary layer where we found it some 200 million years later," Bomfleur explained.

The only other example of this type of preservation comes from a 125-million-year-old cocoon encasing a nematode worm and discovered in Svalbard.

Identifying the bizarre creature

When Bomfleur first noticed the tiny animal in samples he'd collected from Antarctica, he didn't know what he was looking at and didn't have time to consult with an expert in such microfossils, as he was working on his doctoral degree.

"Later this year, however, I finally found the time to look for someone with an expertise on freshwater microorganisms in order to get an expert opinion on the thing," Bomfleur said, adding he contacted Ojvind Moestrup of the University of Copenhagen.

Bomfleur recalled Moestrup looking at the fossil and saying, "It is often very hard or impossible to identify microfossils, but this one was easy. It is the ciliate Vorticella and the helical structure is the stalk."

Bomfleur and his colleagues detailed their research this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Photo: About 200 million years ago, a leech released a slimy mucous cocoon that unwittingly encased and trapped a bizarre animal with a springy tail. Credit: Benjamin Bomfleur

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cryptozoology - Russian lake monsters, yowies, bunyips and giant cats - ABC Online (blog)








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Cryptozoology - Russian lake monsters, yowies, bunyips and giant cats
ABC Online (blog)
... not have the market cornered on strange animals - we have yowies, bunyips and giant cats. Kat Davidson asked Malcolm about cryptozoology and creatures unseen. Download audio. 612_afternoons , gold_coast_afternoons , sunshine_coast_afternoons ...


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Friday, August 31, 2012

New Animal Species 2012: The Top 5 Scariest Cryptids and Their Most Recent ... - iScienceTimes.com








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New Animal Species 2012: The Top 5 Scariest Cryptids and Their Most Recent ...
iScienceTimes.com
... have to explain a little bit about cryptozoology. Sure, cryptozoology is a word that sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, and what it concerns itself with-- the study of unknown and unrecorded species, or cryptids-- actually isn't too far ...


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Interview with Nick Redfern - Examiner.com


Interview with Nick Redfern
Examiner.com
Nick Redfern- Nick has authored many well researched books and done countless interviews on topics such as UFOs, cryptozoology, Men In Black, the Collins Elite, Science Fiction paranormal prophets, and much more. 1. What are some of the more “known” ...



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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Venezuelan Poodle Moth Confuses Scientists - Christian Post


Christian Post

Venezuelan Poodle Moth Confuses Scientists
Christian Post
He used his background in zoology, cryptozoology, and science writing to showcase the animal on his blog among other amazing finds. "These photographs formed just one set of numerous spectacular images that Art has taken while visiting tropical ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 54






The latest episode of our monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you news on our activities within cryptozoology and natural history as well as the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. This episode brings you: CFZ in winter The first snow and snow damage Walking The ditches of Huddisford What happenned to the fallow deer Animal crossing Unseasonal flowers Coloured frogs Kennerland Cross Moles The Walland Farm trailcams Walland Farm at night Badgers/deer/rabbits/foxes Are there still red squirrels in Devon? Bigfoot in storage The Loch Lomond Monster The cat who steals tobacco Corinna looks at out of place birds New and Rediscovered: Rediscovered monkey New and Rediscovered: New lemur New and Rediscovered: New tiny frogs

Monday, August 27, 2012

What do Christian fundamentalists have against set theory? - Boing Boing


Boing Boing

What do Christian fundamentalists have against set theory?
Boing Boing
I learned high school biology from a Bob Jones University textbook, watched videos of Ken Ham talking about cryptozoology as extra credit assignments, and my mental database of American history probably includes way more information about great revival ...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dinosaurs and Kiwis? - Ghost Theory (blog)


Dinosaurs and Kiwis?
Ghost Theory (blog)
Cryptozoology, strange creatures. Paranormal. News, stories, articles about the paranormal. UFOs. Flying anomalies from around the world. Submitted Stories. Our reader's true encounters. Interviews. GhostTheory interviews with leading researchers and ...



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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Could Escaped Animals Account for Bigfoot Reports? - Discovery News


Could Escaped Animals Account for Bigfoot Reports?
Discovery News
The field of cryptozoology doesn't merely include unknown animals like Bigfoot, but also those "out of place" -- animals known to exist but rarely if ever reported outside of their natural habitats. athletes. VIDEO: Five spooky scientific mysteries you ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Yes, We're Actually Still Looking for the Yeti - Smithsonian (blog)


Smithsonian (blog)

Yes, We're Actually Still Looking for the Yeti
Smithsonian (blog)
““It's one of the claims by cryptozoologists that science does not take them seriously. Well, this is their chance. We are calling for people to send us their evidence, and we will test it through DNA analysis,” he told the BBC. This DNA evidence will ...



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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cryptozoology And The Beast Of Bodmin Moor

Cryptozoology And The Beast Of Bodmin Moor

The Beast Of Bodmin Moor, has been sighted by numerous witnesses, in Bodmin Moor - Cornwall (SW England - UK), from 1971 to present. The creature has been reported as looking like a black panther or dark colored mountain lion, with large white-yellow eyes. It's size has been reported as ranging from 3-5 feet long for the body, with a tail of roughly 18-24 inches. The creature makes the usual hissing and growling sounds of a large cat such as a panther or mountain lion, but also has made what sounds like a woman screaming, only the sound is very loud and down-right scary.

The creature haunts one of the top sites of the world for ancient magical practices and services. The area is home to ancient stone circles and burial mounds. There are Even giant tracts of land, shaped like figures of the zodiac that make up the area. The area was also a frequent place visited by the knights templars.

Miners who used to mine cobalt in the area for years reported the mines were full of demons, this is where the names 'kobolds' or minegoblins came from. Soldiers from the British army tracked and had the creature surrounded in a barn. The soldiers moved in towards the barn forming a circle as they neared it, when they entered the barn the creature had vanished.

The story about the creature vanishing after it was trapped inside a barn, is certainly a sign that the creature may be a spiritual being, but it could be possible that the creature found another way to escape, such as a mine shaft, since the area is a source of many old cobalt mines. It seems very strange though, that this creature has Been documented many times on video, has left tracks and multiple dead animals, has been tracked by soldiers, and sharp shooters, and still not one has been captured or killed.

There is a website that describes this and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail. The website is called: Unknown Creatures, and may be found at this address:

http://www.unknown-creatures.com

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Could Escaped Animals Account for Bigfoot Sightings? - LiveScience.com


Could Escaped Animals Account for Bigfoot Sightings?
LiveScience.com
The field of cryptozoology doesn't merely include unknown animals like Bigfoot, but also those "out of place" -- animals known to exist but rarely if ever reported outside of their natural habitats. If a person walking in the woods sees a large, hairy ...

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Ted Torbich host of The Stench of Truth radio show on UFOs and the high strange - Examiner.com


Ted Torbich host of The Stench of Truth radio show on UFOs and the high strange
Examiner.com
Paranormal · UFOs · mothman · cryptozoology · radio · Archons. Advertisement. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Ted Torbich on my show with Andy Colvin about Mothman and the Men in Black several times. As well as having him sit in recently as a ...



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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Strange Encounters With the Nyalmo, A Creature of Cryptozoology

Strange Encounters With the Nyalmo, A Creature of Cryptozoology

You think Cryptids do not exist in the Asian part of the world? Well, think again. There have been reports of gigantic creatures found in the southeast region of the continent of Asia. One such account is that of the Nyalmo, which is purportedly living in the mountain range of Himalayas.The sighting of a Nyalmo was first documented in the Himalayan Range in the year 1937. There was a small expedition group that came across an assembly of very huge creatures, each having an estimated height of twenty feet.

The creatures were standing as they formed a circle and were chanting, as if they were doing a religious ritual or something of that sort. One of the Yeti-like creatures was enthusiastically beating a hollow trunk of a tree, like a man hitting his drums to create some music. The others continued their "chants", but their faces seemed to be filled with a sad expression. With this sight, the adventurers thought that the creatures acted like typical persons and that they should not be feared. But eventually, fears set in due to the creatures' massive build, they decided to walk away stealthily to avoid conflict.

Doig and Hillary, two Cryptozoology advocates, first learned about the Nyalmo in the north-central area of Nepal. The creature, as described by the natives of Nepal, has almost the same attributes with a primate. It stands approximately twenty feet tall and with thick hair or fur all over. It weighs up to almost 545 kilograms or 1,200 pounds, and leaves behind long four-toed tracks buried in the mud or snow.

Some researchers often associate the huge primate-like hairy Nyalmo with the Yeti in the Himalayan Range. However, this creature is said to also have connections to the werewolf-like beasts found in the countries of Thailand and Burma. The Nyalmo often gets the blame for the mutilating deaths of cattle, wherein only the cattle's tongue is removed and no other part of the animal has been touched or taken.

The famous founder of Cryptozoology, Bernard Heuvelmans, who is also a writer, scientist, researcher, and explorer, believed that the Nyalmo of the Himalayas represent a remnant population of the Gigantopithecus blacki, which is an extinct specie of the ape that came to existence from around 100,000 years ago in what is now India, China, and Vietnam. They are, as suggested by fossil records, the largest apes that ever lived in the world. Some evidence suggest that they were plant eaters and probably had bamboo as their staple.

There is a website that describes the Nyalmo and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail, this website is called: Unknown Creatures and it may be found at this url: http://www.unknown-creatures.com

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Believers assemble in Sault, Mich. this weekend - Sault Star


Believers assemble in Sault, Mich. this weekend
Sault Star
On the cryptozoology side of things is author Loren Coleman. “They don't get any bigger, as far as the names go, when it comes to cryptozoology, and researching Big Foot and all the mythical creatures out there,” said Ellis. Ellis himself is actually ...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Around town: Library's Children's Department plans study of mystical animals - Massillon Independent


Around town: Library's Children's Department plans study of mystical animals
Massillon Independent
The Massillon Public Library Children's Department presents “Cryptozoology” for children in grades K through 6 at 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Guest presenter Jill Malusky of the Massillon Museum will introduce children to the world's most popular mythical animals.



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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Animals of Cryptozoology - Do They Exist?

Animals of Cryptozoology - Do They Exist?

Animals of Cryptozoology is the research of animals that are assumed to subsist, but for which definitive evidence is absent; the word also contains the research of animals widely considered extinct, but which continue to be reported. Primarily, cryptozoology is the study and pursuit of evasive animals whose being is not accepted by the scientific establishment. The principle objectives of Cryptozoologists are to study potentially mysterious animal species, often referred to as "cryptids" a word conceived by John Wall in 1983.

Cryptozoology is not only about Bigfoot, sea snakes, lake beasts, cryptozoology depends greatly upon testimonials and conjectural suggestion in the shape of legends and folklore, including stories and supposed sightings of mystifying monsters by native people, tourists, and travellers. Followers have asserted that in the early days of Western exploration of the globe, many local stories of animals originally discounted as myth by Western scientists were subsequently verified to have a foundation in biological reality, and that many unusual animals, when originally reported, were thought to be hoaxes, misconceptions or misidentifications.

Most individuals are reasonable to think of Bigfoot, or Loch Ness monster when they overhear the word "cryptozoology", but the scope is not necessarily restricted to great beasts, or even well-known ones. Here is a brief list of just some creatures investigated by cryptozoologists

* The Loch Ness Monster

* Ogopogo

* Ropen, Indava and Mokele Mbembe (prehistoric living representations of dinosaurs)

* Bigfoot, Mothman, Spring Heeled Jack, Beast of Bodmin

* Devils Dogs

* Abominable Snowman

* Sasquach (el chupacabra), Werewolf and Yowie

Animals of Cryptozoology such as Nessie, Ogopogo, ropen, indava, and Mokele Mbembe are presumed to be prehistoric living representatives of plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs. Reputedly eye-witness reports subsist of Bigfoot-like beasts in heavily occupied regions along the American east-coast, sightings of animals such as Mothman, Spring-heeled Jack, reptilian humanoids and of ghosts, whose observers might be just as truthful and plausible. Consequently, many who are enthusiastic in such phenomena as the supposed Beasts of Bodmin and Exmoor (not mysterious species but recognized species although in an alien setting) and the Cornwall 'Devil Dogs' imagine these beasts as cryptids.

In the 1980's, the primary cryptozoological curiosity was Mokele mbembe, which some conceive to be a living sauropod dinosaur that resides in the Likouala swamp area in the Republic of the Congo. The 1990's saw the focus upon the Vu Quang Nature Reserve in Vietnam in which new species of Deer and Antilope were subsequently catalogued and recognised.

In summary therefore, Animals of cryptozoology is the study of unfathomable animals, whether big or small, to date not formally acknowledged by what is frequently styled Western science or conventional zoology but advocated in some way by testimony from humans. Cryptozoology has developed since it was first introduced however there is nevertheless debate as to whether Cryptozoology is a scientific undertaking or a pseudoscientific one. Given that their eventual goal is to uncover either new types of animal or new subspecies, the science of cryptozoology is embedded in biological science.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BIGFOOT is REAL evidence Cryptozoology Sasquatch Yeti PROOF






In this clip we take a look at the legend of Bigfoot, or the Sasquatch. This magnificent cryptid is found in the forests of North America and has been terrorizing popular culture for many years. Enjoy some of the excellent photos and news reports on the beast!
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This video shows many of the creatures studied by the field of Cryptozoology. Cryptozoologists are interested in the study of animals whis exisence has yet to be proved, creatures like big foot, moth man or the loch ness monster. Remember there was a time when nobody believed that mountain gorillas existed, so please, leave your skepticism hats at the door :)