If the recent news that purported samples of "Yeti hair" were actually sourced from ordinary Himalayan brown bears is still bumming you out, here's a novelty item to cheer you up: canned air from Azasskaya Cave, ground zero for Abominable Snowman sightings in Siberia.
In 1950, Maury Meiklejohn was an ornithologist, and he knew his profession was in need of something that didn't yet exist. He heroically stepped up, and the bare-fronted hoodwink was unleashed on the world.
Because every time there's a new viral Bigfoot video, we can't stop ourselves from watching it, skepticism be damned. This one, at least, contains some lovely views of Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers are majestic and the buffalo roam ... and maybe Sasquatch (keep your eyes on the trees) do, too.
A man who once rented boats on Loch Ness has come forward, claiming that "flesh and black skin an inch thick" was found clinging to one of his vessels after a tragic collision with an unknown object. Alas, there's no proof, since the incident happened nearly 40 years ago.
Frankly, we're a little weary of Bigfoot and Nessie. What about those mysterious critters that don't have dedicated reality shows ... but are still integral, beloved, and/or feared parts of the communities in which they're said to dwell? Here are 9 wonderfully weird, staunchly local cryptozoological creatures.
Just in time for Halloween, here's a guide to the lesser-known imaginary creatures that plague the small towns, cities, and wilds of America, ranging from a haunted truck that travels the backroads to Maryland's own dragon, drawn from your submissions.
A rare, two-headed dolphin calf was discovered on a beach in Dikili, Turkey last week – now local marine biologists are trying to track it down.
Anyone who thinks that a certain level of scientific genius imparts dignity might want to take a look at this incident in the life of Carl Linnaeus. He was a polymath, the father of modern biology, and also a hydra inspector for hire.
What happens when a well-respected paleontologist and two science artists create a book about monsters? You get Cryptozoologicon, a brilliant, funny book that conjures up the magic of your favorite cryptids, from chupacabra to the yeti, while also subjecting them to scientific scrutiny. This is perhaps the greatest,…
Glitter & Mayhem is an anthology of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror that takes mythology to a nightclub, dusts it with glitter, gets it drunk, then takes it out onto the dance floor to grind the night away.
Monster-hunter Rick Dyer claims he shot and killed Bigfoot — because that's what you do when you find a shy, rare creature — and is now touring the country with its dead body. Today he released this picture of his Bigfoot trophy.
Mutant alligators slithering through the New York sewers are one of the colorful legends of the city. What got the legend started? And why does one version of it contain pot?
One of the world's most famous cryptids is the so-called blue tiger, first sighted in China a century ago. Cryptozoologists have even worked how such a creature might come to be. Here are the real genetics of a (probably) fake animal.
Some legendary cryptids are absolutely real. But here are some of the greatest mythical animals and monsters from the world of fantasy.
42 sheep were found dead from apparent animal bites on a farm in Honduras that was guarded by dogs and a few humans, too. What could be responsible for such weird carnage? Could it be . . . chupacabras?
Edith Widder was one of the marine biologists who, last year, successfully filmed a giant squid living in its natural habitat. In this captivating TED Talk, Widder recounts details of the expedition (all 400+ hours of it), squid summits, and optical luring — a key insight that made it possible to film this deep-sea…
During the 1950s, oil magnate, adventurer, and cryptozoologist Tom Slick traveled through the Himalayas searching for evidence that a Yeti. Slick was obsessed with searching for cryptids, even going so far as to steal pieces of the Pangboche Hand, which legend held was a Yeti hand, from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal…
The legendary Puerto Rican cryptid is at it again . . . and this time, it's sucking the blood of innocent beasts in Oklahoma! According to KJRH:
Carl Linnaeus' parents wanted their son to enter the priesthood, a noble profession in the 18th Century. Linnaeus, like many children, rebuffed his parent's desires and followed his own interests. In doing so, he created the foundation of modern zoology.