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Friday, 23 June 2017

GREEN HILL MONSTER

Bigfoot of Oklahoma.



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SKUNK APES AND SWAMPS

They appear to come out with the rain.



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STEPHEN HAWKING AND OTHER WORLDS

Stephen Hawking suggests we search for other habitable planets.

Stephen Hawking

MIB AT PLEASANT RIDGE

These mysterious persons continue to be reported.



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PSYCHIC DOGS?

Did this Russian clown manage to engage psychically with dogs?




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DID TEENAGERS FILM BIGFOOT?

Hairy creature runs through the woodlands.



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OMPAX - A DELIBERATE MYSTERY

A cryptid hoax tale.

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MORE PTERODACTYL SIGHTINGS?

Are they on the increase?



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ANOTHER PLANET?

Is there another planet in the outer solar system?

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MOTHMEN AND MEN-IN-BLACK

These don't seem to be ordinary mothmen.



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NEW FROG SPECIES

The glassfrog's heart is on its skin.



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BURBANK BAT LIGHT

A spook light with wings.

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PEACOCK ON THE RAMPAGE

Video of peacock smashing liquor store in California.  Actually, I'm not entirely sure it isn't a peahen.  Let's just call it a peadfowl.



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BIGFOOT: THE DIFFERENT TYPES

An audio recording from Bigfoot Outlaw radio.



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FISHERMEN WATCHED BY BIGFOOT

Did he constitute a piscatorial peril?



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ENORMOUS FROG ATTACK

Reported in what looks to me like an old newspaper clipping.



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DID MOTHMAN JUMP ON HORSE?

If this story is true, the horse didn't like it much.



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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS

Attempts to find out if the Red Planet harbors life.

Mars


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3-FINGERED HUMANOID (MUMMIFIED)

This was allegedly found at Nazca.

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KOBOLD - GOBLIN OF GERMANIC LORE

A look at this well-known creature.



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WHAT ARE THESE BONES?

Bones of mystery creature found in Siberia.

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DOGMAN CHASES CAR

A startling experience!

BIGFOOT CHASES BOYS

Pursued by the Hairy One.



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NEWLY DISCOVERED CHAMELEON SPECIES

Three new species have been discovered.

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STRANGE ENCOUNTER IN NEVADA DESERT

What were the small beings?

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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DOG-HEADED PIG MONSTER

What is this creature in Namibia?

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SEARCH FOR UCAMAR

A humanoid creature of South America.



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Monday, 19 June 2017

CAN YOU MARRY AN ANIMAL?

Basically, as far as I can discover, no, though this hasn't stopped numbers of people going through marriage ceremonies of no legal standing with animals.  A teenager in Bali was forced to marry a cow with which he had had intimate relations.  He claimed the cow had flirted with him.  In 2009 in Ghana a woman married her dog because in character he resembled her father.  We must not forget the wedding in 2006 between Sharon Tendler and a dolphin, which took place in Israel. Barbarella Buchner of the Canary Islands has been married to her two cats for ten years. The publicized marriage between a man and a goat in Juba, South Sudan, in 2006 was, I suspect, not a serious event.

I have also read of an Anglican vicar who married a woman to a tree.  I have not asked the Church of England for a statement on its position on dendrogamy.  Years ago, an Australian minister married a man to his television set.

There is even a website called marryyourpet.com  This is presided over by a lady called Dominique, who managed to get herself ordained in some religious denomination and has married hundreds of persons.

I would point out that, as far as I know, none of these marriages has legal status.

If you don't want to marry an animal, you could always try sologamy.  In this, you marry yourself .  The first person in the United States to do it seems to have been Linda Baker in 1993.  She had seven bridesmaids and her wedding was attended by 75 guests.  This practice too has a website  IMarriedMe.com  Insofar as I am aware, these marriages enjoy no legal status - yet.  Sologamy seems to be a definite trend.  I would warn anyone entering into such an arrangement that subsequent divorce might cause problems.





ZOMBIE BEETLES OF ARKANSAS

And their existence is not in doubt.

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THREATS TO WILDLIFE CORRIDORS

What will befall migrating American animals?

Pronghorn


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BUNYIP - AUSTRALIA'S LAKE DWELLER

A look at this legendary cryptid.



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JAPAN'S MYSTERY ANIMALS

A look at Japan's cryptids.


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AARSLEV INCIDENT

In 1600, this was said to be the oldest UFO case in Denmark.  It has been little known to English-speaking readers.



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TEXAS BIGFOOT

Encounters in South Texas.



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MEETING WITH POSSIBLE BIGFOOT

Encounter at camp.



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AUDUBON'S FICTITIOUS FISH

Audubon invented a number of "new species" of fish as a practical joke.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

FATHER OF LION CUB RAISES IT AS SINGLE PARENT

When the cub's mother died, his father took on the role of single parent.  In Blackpool, England (where it's Father's Day today), the zoo revealed this touching story.




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IS MOTHMAN A GLOBAL PHENOMENON?

How far and wide have Mothmen spread?

THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S BIGFOOT STORY

The Baumann Bigfoot account.



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PTEROSAURS AND CRYPTOZOOLOGY

Are the sightings genuine?



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DUENDE CASE IN CATALUNYA

Site is in Spanish with good translation engine.



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LITTLE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA

Site is in Spanish with good translation engine.



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DOGMAN IN THE SWAMP

Just the sort of place you'd fear finding one.



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SCARY TRUE TALES

From back country roads.



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BIPEDAL HYENA?

What was this mysterious creature?

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

BEAVER SCULPTURE

The world's oldest wooden statue was sculpted by the teeth of beavers.

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WHAT WAS THE GONZWELL?

Another mystifying creature.  (Site in Polish with translation facility.)

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WAS THIS A DOGMAN?

It showed abnormal characteristics for a wolf.

MYSTERY BIRD IN ILLINOIS

Reported in Urbana, 1935.  The report was tracked down by the ever inquisitive Richard Muirhead.



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BIZARRE BIRD REPORTED 1896

A newspaper report which claims this bird was half eagle, half ostrich and striped.  Obviously, I haven't a picture of this.

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BIPEDAL COYOTE REPORTED

Or is it a Dogman?


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LITTLE BIGFOOT SEEN IN OREGON

A young woman reports a sighting.



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SIGHTINGS OF MEGALODON

This supposedly prehistoric shark is perhaps not prehistoric.



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BIGFOOT - STATE CRYPTID

A legislator supports a 9-year old's wish for Bigfoot to become Washington state's official cryptid.




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BIGFOOT CROSSING

Because of the recent event at Round Rock, Texas, "Bigfoot Crossing" signs have now gone up.



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CARTOGRAPHER WANTED

Are you a map maker?  The CFZ needs the services of a cartographer for a forthcoming book.  If interested, get in touch with us through the e-mail address on our home page.

HOLDING A CONVENTION?

If you are holding a convention or other event connected with cryptozoology or related subjcets, we will be pleased to make an announcement concerning it on our blog.  The cfz-usa blog is widely used, both in the United States and internationally and we are happy to give publicity to such events free of charge.

Send details to:-

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Friday, 16 June 2017

APPALACHIAN CHUPACABRA

This animal was reported long before its namesake in Puerto Rico, but what it is, if it indeed exists, is unknown.



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LIST OF UNKNOWN LIZARDS

Unknown lizards and crocodilians surveyed.

IS BIGFOOT A DANGER TO DOGS?

Antipathy to dogs has been reported among Bigfoot/Wildman type creatures in the past.



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GERMAN KING SNAKE

A legendary creature of Germany is an animal called the King Snake.  Not only does hold this title, it is said to actually wear a crown and other snakes are its subjets.  It is supposed to live near Flensberg (Schleswig-Holstein).  If you should manage to get hold of its crown, you will gain immortality.

This legendary creature should not, of course, be confused with the zoological king snake (Lapropeltis getulis).


KIKIYAON - GHASTLY CREATURE OF WEST AFRICA

It is said to be able to turn people into zombies.



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LUSCA - MONSTER OF ANDROS

A program I was watching last night involved a search for the lusca, a crryptid of the Bahamas, said to dwell in its mysterious Blue Holes and to be powerful enough to drag a human under the waves.  The creature is said to have the face of a shark and tentacles of the kind associated with octopuses.

After much analysis, the TV investigators didn't find an actual lusca, but by studying its characteristics, came to the conclusion that it was an octopus of some kind.  When swimming forwards, with its tentacles streaming behind, the face of the octopus can have a definitely sharklike look about it.

The investigators indicated that the blue holes themselves are connected to the sea by labyrinthine tunnels.  This ruled out a shark, which would not be able to negotiate these.

The Blue Holes are literally that.  They are on the Bahama Islands and are caves leading to the sea.  They have a layer of freshwater, below which the water is salt.  Blue holes are not confined to the Bahamas, but are found at a number of other locations.


BIGFOOT IN ROUND ROCK

Is the Hairy One in Texas?  Article contains photograph of footprint.



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