Friday, February 29, 2008

Is the new r.c. Nessie such a good thing?




Cryptozoologists are wondering: Is the new r.c. Loch Ness Monster going to make children happy, or make cryptozoologists everywhere crazy? The Takara toy company has released a radio controlled Nessie that goes 5 m.p.h. and dips underwater. Cryptozoologists ask: is this going to cause more Nessie hoaxes? The toy may turn out like the incident with the surgeon's photo, one of the most famous Nessie hoaxes. At least in my opinion it might. Loren Coleman thinks the same as me. He says that the toy might not be clearly seen on foggy nights and cause a ruckus. Of course, there was already a Bigfoot toy made and that caused a few mishaps, but we learn from our mistakes. People have already learned it is good to check it, in case it's a hoax, but Loren Coleman also says that it might be harder to make out.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oh my gosh!!! It's Bigfoot on Mars!!!! Not so much...


Does this thing look like Bigfoot. Yes. It does LOOK like Bigfoot, but actually, it isn't really what you think it is . The photo was taken by Spirit, one of NASA's Mars rovers. But, there remains a question still lingering in the air, what is that thing? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but the unknown thing is actually just a rock. A 15 ft. naturally sculpted rock (at least according to Spirit's picture it is.) The only reason you think this thing is Bigfoot is because of a psychological phenomenon called Pareidolia. Pareidolia is when our minds try to figure out something that you can't quite make out, but have a hunch what it is.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

50 Thylacine in 50 Days


Over a period of 50 days, stretching from '64 to '08, Thylacine have been appearing on roads in front of bikers and pedestrians, all of them not being able to catch this elusive creature on camera. Why? Well, I bet YOU don't go walking around all the time with a camera in your pocket. ..... Fine! Maybe cell phones DO have built in cameras. Even so, by the time you would have your cell phone on the camera setting the creature would have disappeared. So there.
The Thylacine may just have been foxes, or stray dogs, or something, but that won't stop the investigation. They could be out there still and we wouldn't even know it. To see more details click on this link: Thylacine Story

Monday, February 25, 2008

This is one great song!!!

The song was called "Bigfoot" (Exclamation point included.)
And in my opinion,
this is one of the best songs I've ever heard!! Really. I'm serious. This is good stuff right here. In fact maybe you should listen to it to. But, guess what? This song is about the guy to the right. That's right! It's about Bigfoot!!! This is a song by the The Weakerthans. This is a band I've just heard of. None the less, they're really good!!! To all the people who like music AND cryptozoology, LISTEN TO THIS SONG!!! Trust me, it's good. I think this is from the point of view of Roger Patterson, the man who made the Bigfoot video and got proved a hoax.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Ivan Mackerle Story


Ivan Mackerle, noted Czech adventurer and seeker of creatures like Bigfoot and Nessie and strange plants as well (hey! I guess that makes him pretty much a cryptozoologist!) is questioning all he has done. For 30 years (and Mackerle being 65) Mackerle and a band of friends have traveled all around the world seeking out cryptids, lost kingdoms, hidden treasures, et cetera et cetera. "I've been doing this for a LONG time" said Mackerle while recounting some of his cryptozoological escapades. He had said that most people settle down, have children, and make a considerable wage, but he says he feels he has the right to follow his own dreams. Dude's got the juice!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Argument over whether it is a wolf or a fox? Now you don't have to!


All of the arguments over what kind of pet you have is over!!! (Well at least it will be in 5 years). In 5 years, the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding people hope that they will be able to develop a hand-held device that when a DNA sample of an animal is put on a small strip, will tell you what animal it is. Australian museums, botanic gardens, and the CSIRO have DNA-tested 2000 species of moths and butterflies, 700 species of fish and 300 species of birds for the project. "It could be a hair or a feather" said Dr. Paul Herbert, the director of the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding. In my opinion (and yes this is B.T. Makishima talking) this could revolutionize the way we look at cryptozoology today. I got this information from an article in cryptozoology.com

A couple of recommendations for some websites

Another few recommendation for those who really don't want to read a book, but are pretty good on the computer, here's a couple of recommendations (and I'm sure you've all heard of these): Cryptozoology.com, Paranormal News, and a good blog to go to is Crypto-Blog: News and Reports from the Realm of Cryptozoology.

I hope you find them interesting!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Uncontacted indians spotted!!!


On October 1, 2007, 21 uncontacted Indians have been spotted over one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian rainforest. They were first seen on the shores of the Las Pierdras river in Peru's south-eastern Amazon. They left their "houses" (if that's what you could call them) on the beach to watch the plane chartered by Peru's Environment Agency, fly by. The second time one of the Agency planes passed by, an Indian woman passed by with arrows and a little boy that was with her was gesturing aggressively. "This is the first time we've seen them" said said Peru's national Indian organization AIDESEP. Survival director Stephen Corry wants the Indians to live with Americans and live like Americans do because he feels like they could have a better life in America.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A ghost? A Bug? An angel? what is it?






At a Marathon service station in Parma, Ohio, on Sunday, November 11, a strange blue blob was caught on the surveillance camera. It flew around, then stayed still in the air for 30 minutes..... and then moved. After that, it disappeared. And then, when another car drove in, the thing was on the car's windshield. The owner of the gas station, Amed Abudaaria played it over twice to make sure he was seeing it right. When the customers saw the ghost they started conversing about what it was amongst each other. "It gave me the creeps" commented one of the customers. "I think an angel has appeared here"said another. The fuzziness of the object was due to the proximity of the camera. The bluish glow, at first it was considered to be a sign of supernatural activity, but after a lot of speculation, we have decided that it was just some sort of bug, and the light was reflecting from the neon sign.

Monday, February 18, 2008

What happened during the Lawndale Incident?


Right now I'm speaking on behalf of all the people who don't know. What happened during the Lawndale Incident? Now, on behalf of myself, the Lawndale Incident was when on July 25, 1977, in Lawndale, Illinois, two gigantic birds commonly known in the cryptozoology world as Thunderbirds picked up ten-year old Marlon Lowe right out of his backyard. Luckily they dropped him, just a few feet off the ground soon after probably due to the screams of his mother and six other neighbors.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

My recommendation for a book for beginners





My recommendation for beginners in the field of cryptozoology who want a book to read about is "Cryptozoology A to Z". I know, I know, it sounds like a little kids book. But, if you don't believe me, check out this info. First of all, it is 258 pages long, second, it alphabetizes the names and histories of the cryptids , and third, well, I think no little kid would understand ANY of it. Its authors are Loren Coleman, who is a genius in the cryptozoology world, and Jerome Clark, who is another wonderful cryptozoologist to learn about.

A sewer monster in Denver?


Just in: It turns out that in a December in Denver, a sewer monster was caught on an underwater camera. It was caught on camera in the Crestview water system. "It seemed to be hiding from the water" said sewer worker Randy Ferguson. "It was like it was keeping its tentacles away from the water, too". The discovery was in a pipe near 76th and Pecos. Randy and his partner, Mike Parker asked the Colorado Division of Wildlife because in all of the 20 years they had worked they had never seen anything like it. The aquatic specialist that was trying to find out what it was finally confirmed that it was a Bryozoan. It was also confirmed that the species was 350 million years old. Bryozoans aren't harmful, but they could maybe cause us a problem by clogging up the pipes

Is the Chupacabra real?

On February 6, 2008, a Chupacabra was caught and killed. At least, that's what they named the mysterious "monster". It was a strange, coyote like animal with a greyish color to support that it was probably not a coyote, or at least, maybe it wasn't...
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Late last year they had sent the DNA of the creature to Texas State University, but all they could come up with was that it was some sort of wolfish thing. Then, they sent it to the University of California, this time with a tooth and tissue sample and they said that it was some sort of mutt. On it's mother's side it was a coyote and on its dad's side it was some sort of Mexican wolf. The media is still coming down to the little town of Cuero, Texas, the place where it all started.
Since then, people have been making and selling T-shirts, which have been very popular since there may be actual proof of the Chupacabra's existence. Some people are selling cheap knock-offs on Ebay for three times the price. Legal action has been made to prevent this.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bigfoot sighted in Pennsylvania


Last year on November 1, Bigfoot was caught on camera by Rick Jacobs, using a camera with an automatic trigger. He said " I'd never seen any thing like it". Soon after, Rick took the photo he took to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. It appears to be a primate-like animal. In my opinion, it appears to be a juvenile Sasquatch," Paul Majeta of the bigfoot group told Fox News.
H
owever, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has a more conventional opinion. Agency spokesman Jerry Feaser said conservation officers routinely trap bears to be tagged and often see animals that look like the photos.

One professor's last hunt for Nessie

I was reading The Boston Globe the other day and came across this fascinating story.
It was about this professor who saw Nessie years ago and ever since then, he has been going back regularly to confirm his sighting. He goes with sonar equipment and it has picked up large, moving objects in the water.But, he hasn't had any luck recently. This makes him think that perhaps Nessie has passed away. He is going back one more time to try to make one last desperate grasp on whether Nessie has died, or is, or was, real at all.