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  • If You Spot Bigfoot, Should You Shoot Him?

    01/24/2012 9:27:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | 20 January 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    If You Spot Bigfoot, Should You Shoot Him? In the new Animal Planet reality TV show optimistically titled "Finding Bigfoot," a team of experts examines video of an alleged Sasquatch spotted in the Canadian Rockies. The video, shot by a man named Todd Standing, shows something large and dark, standing atop a wooded ridge and then ducking back behind a bush. It could pretty much be anything, and when the experts concluded that the subject was probably not a Bigfoot, Standing expressed his frustration: "No video is ever going to be evidence, ever. It's never going to be good enough…"...
  • Mysterious Predator On the Loose in Davie

    01/19/2012 10:28:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 | Justin Finch
    Residents fearful panther is stalking neighborhoodSome kind of predator is on the loose near a neighborhood in Davie, and it has residents trying to figure out what it is. Max Gress' mother, Lori, told him she saw it attack their cat. He told NBC Miami her best guess was that it was a panther. "My mom said there was a huge panther in the back yard, and as soon as you come in there, you see the trees torn up with claw marks," said Gress, who lives in the 6100 block of Southwest 56th Street.
  • Badwater Basin: Death Valley Microbe Thrives There

    12/27/2011 5:07:37 PM PST · by decimon · 13 replies
    National Science Foundation ^ | December 22, 2011
    View a video showing the bacteria BW-1 swimming in the direction of the magnetic field. Nevada, the "Silver State," is well-known for mining precious metals. But scientists Dennis Bazylinski and colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) do a different type of mining. They sluice through every water body they can find, looking for new forms of microbial magnetism. In a basin named Badwater on the edge of Death Valley National Park, Bazylinski and researcher Christopher Lefèvre hit pay dirt. Lefèvre is with the French National Center of Scientific Research and University of Aix-Marseille II. In this week's...
  • The Yeti, a severed finger spirited from Nepal, and a famous film star.

    12/27/2011 4:38:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 27th December 2011 | Matthew Hill
    The full edited title: The Yeti, a severed finger spirited from Nepal, and a famous film star. DNA tests will finally solve a truly bizarre mystery Set high in a remote Himalayan mountain range stands the Pangboche Buddhist monastery. During heavy snowstorms, it can be found only by travellers who listen for the monks’ ceremonial horns. The walls are lined with traditional Nepalese paintings depicting the treacherous tracks to the monastery. And among them are pictures of the legendary ape-like creature we refer to as the Yeti.
  • Hiking the Redwoods with California's 'Squatchers

    11/23/2011 10:30:24 AM PST · by dragonblustar · 31 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Philip Bethge
    Amateur researchers in the United States continue to eagerly search for the mysterious creature known as Bigfoot, staking out California's redwood forests at night in their hunt for the elusive beast. Despite many claimed sightings, the existence of Sasquatch has never been proven. Yet that hasn't stopped the obsessed from pursuing his giant footprints.
  • Canada's Loch Ness Monster Caught on Tape?

    11/11/2011 12:45:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | 11/11/11 | ABC News
    A possible sighting of Canada’s version of the Loch Ness monster at a lake in British Columbia has stirred up the legend of the sea creature long-rumored to reside there. A man visiting British Colombia’s Lake Okanagan claims he filmed video of what could only be the elusive monster, known to locals as Ogopogo. The 30-second video shows two long ripples in the water in a seemingly deserted area of the lake. “It was not going with the waves,” Richard Huls, who captured the scene on camera during a visit to a local winery, told the Vancouver Sun. “It was...
  • Efforts by San Diegan Help Critically Endangered Chupacabra

    11/09/2011 7:28:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | November 9, 2011 | Walter Mencken
    FEVERISHLY DIALING THE PEOPLE AT ANIMAL PLANET - As recently as five years ago, the Chupacabra was in danger of becoming a myth. Only three were thought to remain in the wild, and an effort to house one at the San Diego Wild Animal Park ended with the horrific and seemingly improbable death of Gus the white African rhino. But today, it looks like there may be hope for the legendary goat-sucker. "What really inspired us was the great job the California Wolf Center did with reintroducing the Mexican Gray Wolf into the wild," explains Chelsea Randlett, the San Diego-born...
  • Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in D.C.

    10/28/2011 1:59:05 PM PDT · by Cailleach · 29 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | 10/28/2011 9:08 AM | MICHELLE TETU
    Some believe a mountain lion may be lurking in northwest Washington. One neighbor described the creature as larger and wider than a deer, with the long tail of a cat.  Another woman said she was walking her dog in McLean Gardens at the edge of Glover Park when she spotted the large cat last week.  The cat, which she believes is a mountain lion, ran off into some nearby woods.
  • Albino Cyclops Shark Is Real, Experts Say

    10/18/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News/Livescience ^ | October 18, 2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops. But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely,...
  • Chupacabra on Rampage in Russia

    10/11/2011 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    RT ^ | 03 October, 2011
    A string of livestock mass-killings by an unidentified creature has struck fear into Russian farmers. A number of towns from Chelyabinsk in central Russian to the Moscow region have suffered, with the death toll from the latest attack reaching 30. Farmer Vasily Velikodnev found the butchered sheep in their fold on a September morning in Kolomna region, some 100 km south of Moscow. He was immediately struck by the manner of the killings. According to the farmer, the tendons in the sheep’s back were ripped, in order “to cut their arteries and suck out their blood” – a trademark of...
  • 'I Fed Bigfoot Blueberry Bagels,' Michigan Woman Says

    10/16/2011 1:34:28 AM PDT · by shibumi · 93 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 14. 2011 | Eric Niller
    There are new claims of bigfoot encounters -- in Siberia and rural Michigan -- that will likely add to the debate over whether the creatures really exist, although neither holds the smoking gun of a photograph, tissue sample or other scientific evidence. A group of Russians claim a living "snowman" roams the cold Shoria Mountain area of southern Siberia. Meanwhile a woman in Newaygo County, Mich., told Discovery News that she has been interacting with and actually feeding a large family of close to 10 Bigfoot-like creatures who live in the woods near her home for the past two years....
  • Unsolved Mysteries - The Blob (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 5 replies
    A Toxic Goo rains on residents of Oakville, Washington May 8, 1997 It sounds like a bad science fiction movie, but for the little town in Washington there was nothing entertaining about the scourge that befell them in 1994. Six times it rained down from above, leaving dozens of local residents ill, and several pets and small animals dead. It all happened in Oakville, Washington, population 665. Here in Oakville, clouds fill the skies daily, bringing rain some 275 days a year. So, when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was particularly concerned -...
  • Giant Kraken Lair Discovered

    10/10/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by decimon · 54 replies
    Geological Society of America ^ | October 10, 2011 | Unknown
    Boulder, CO, USA - Long before whales, the oceans of Earth were roamed by a very different kind of air-breathing leviathan. Snaggle-toothed ichthyosaurs larger than school buses swam at the top of the Triassic Period ocean food chain, or so it seemed before Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin took a look at some of their remains in Nevada. Now he thinks there was an even larger and more cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs: a kraken of such mythological proportions it would have sent Captain Nemo running for dry land. McMenamin will be presenting the results of his...
  • Bigfoot exists – and I have proof, Alberta guide says

    09/03/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    A wilderness and ecology guide believes Bigfoots by the dozen could be roaming the wilderness of southern Alberta and parts of British Columbia. Todd Standing says he has photographic proof that such creatures exist after snapping a photo of something in the Banff area with human-like features on its hairy face.
  • 'Bigfoot' Inadvertently Caught in iPhone Video

    05/31/2011 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 31, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    A young woman in Spokane, Washington claims to have captured definitive video footage of the legendary Bigfoot, the elusive ape-like humanoid that famously avoids high definition footage. The woman in question -- who revealed herself to the media only as "Samantha" -- says she was filming a group of friends hike through Downriver Park in Spokane when her iPhone inadvertently picked up the mythical beast. Because the creature was some distance away, Samantha didn't notice until she reviewed the footage later at home. A few days later, she uploaded the video to YouTube; the "evidence" was soon viewed by over...
  • Search For Bigfoot In Spokane

    05/29/2011 4:42:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    kxly.com ^ | 29 May 2011 | Annie Bishop
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane woman out for a day hike along the Spokane river claims to have proof of the mysterious and elusive Bigfoot. Samantha, who did not give her last name, and her friends were hiking at Downriver Park over the weekend when they captured Bigfoot by using their iPhone camera. Samantha posted a YouTube video of the creature a few days later. In her post, Samantha said she didn't notice Bigfoot until she looked at her video when she got home. So, far more than 1,500 people have viewed the video online. "Someone asked me in the...
  • In North Carolina, Bigfoot Crossed the Road

    03/24/2011 7:16:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 24, 2011 | Foxnews.com
    Bigfoot caught on tape? A Shelby, North Carolina man claims to have a video of the legendary Bigfoot. Thomas Byers was driving with a friend when he says he saw Bigfoot cross Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County Tuesday evening. Naturally, he whipped out his video camera and was able to capture a five-second video from about 15 to 20 feet away. "It ran across the road and into the woods right in front of us and I was able to film it," Byers wrote in an e-mail to WCNC NewsChannel 36 in Charlotte, N.C. "In the short video...
  • Bigfoot Mating Season Underway In Florida Everglades

    05/19/2010 3:03:57 AM PDT · by shibumi · 58 replies · 1,520+ views
    FlashNews ^ | May 13, 2010 | Unknown
    OCHOPEE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Bigfoot mating season is underway in the Florida Everglades and the furry, horny creature is out for blood. Dave Shealy, an RV park owner in Ochopee, Florida, is the leading researcher of the Skunk Ape, Bigfoot’s “smaller, smellier cousin.” He says there are seven to nine Skunk Apes currently living in the Everglades and right now is the best time to spot one because it’s their mating season. Lately, he’s heard lots of campers report strange sounds coming from the swamps. He figures it’s the Skunk Ape’s mating call, which sounds like a...
  • Chupacabra Trapped Outside Maryland Hospital?

    08/16/2011 6:54:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KSEE24 ^ | August 16, 2011
    Workers at Maryland's Prince George's Hospital Center have adopted a mythical creature as their new mascot. The creature has been spotted in the woods where smokers take breaks since the hospital banned smoking June 1st, but no one knows what the animal is, so they've named it Prince Chupa, after the chupacabras - the legendary cryptid rumored to exist in parts of the Americas and suck the blood of livestock. "It's a kangaroo, dog, rat mixed," X-ray technician Joe Livermore said. "It's got a rat tail and a head like a deer. I don't know what it is." People started...
  • Scientists warn of 'Planet of the Apes' scenario

    07/22/2011 3:36:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/22/11
    Action is needed now to prevent nightmarish "Planet Of The Apes" science ever turning from fiction to fact, according to a group of eminent experts. Their report calls for a new rules to supervise sensitive research that involves humanising animals. One area of concern is "Category Three" experiments which may raise "very strong ethical concerns" and should be banned. An example given is the creation of primates with distinctly human characteristics, such as speech. Exactly the same scenario is portrayed in the new movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in which scientists searching for an Alzheimer's cure create...
  • New Carnivore discovered (strange pic)

    12/05/2005 11:35:29 PM PST · by dangus · 102 replies · 3,398+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/05 | none
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Environmental researchers are preparing to capture what they call a new, mysterious species of carnivore on Borneo, the first such discovery on the wildlife-rich Indonesian island in over a century. Swiss-based environmental group WWF said on Monday its researchers photographed the strange animal, which looks like a cross between a cat and a fox, in the dense, central mountainous rainforests of Borneo. "This could be the first time in more than a century that a new carnivore has been discovered on the island," said the WWF in a statement. The mammal, slightly larger than a cat with...
  • Strange New Carnivore Species Sighted On Borneo

    12/05/2005 5:15:46 PM PST · by FReepaholic · 80 replies · 2,508+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/2005 | Reuters
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Environmental researchers are preparing to capture what they call a new, mysterious species of carnivore on Borneo, the first such discovery on the wildlife-rich Indonesian island in over a century. Swiss-based environmental group WWF said on Monday its researchers photographed the strange animal, which looks like a cross between a cat and a fox, in the dense, central mountainous rainforests of Borneo.
  • Mystery Mammal Discovered In Borneo's Forests

    12/06/2005 6:41:43 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 902+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-6-2005 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    Mystery mammal discovered in Borneo’s forests 00:01 06 December 2005 NewScientist.com news service Shaoni Bhattacharya The new beast, with its dark red fur and long tail, could be a new species of marten or civet, or belong to a new group entirely (Image: Stephan Wulffraat, WWF) Experts are mystified by the new creature, with some saying it looks like a civet, and others say that it resembles a lemur (Image: Wahyu Gumelar/Stephan Wulffraat, WWF)The mammal, which is slightly larger than a domestic cat, has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail. It was snapped twice at night by a...
  • 'Oriental yeti' discovered in China

    04/05/2010 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,978+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 5, 2010
    A creature dubbed the 'oriental yeti' is being examined by scientists after emerging from ancient woodlands in remote central China. The hairless beast was trapped by hunters in Sichuan province after locals reported spotting what they thought was a bear. Hunter Lu Chin explained: "It looks a bit like a bear but it doesn't have any fur and it has a tail like a kangaroo." "It also does not sound like a bear - it has a voice more like a cat and it is calling all the time - perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind...
  • Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

    06/10/2011 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 164 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | June 9, 2011 | Lou Young
    Conservation Experts: This Size Cat Hasn't Been Seen Here In 100 Years. There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. ... We’re not looking for your Aunt Mildred’s kitty here, either. This is a big cat, a 160-pound predator that hunts and eats things. ... Ironically the Eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct only a few months ago — in March.
  • Mysterious mountain lion killed in Connecticut

    06/12/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-12-2011 | By Lauren Keiper
    BOSTON (Reuters) – A mountain lion was killed just 70 miles from New York City early on Saturday morning, and officials were trying to determine if it was the same big cat spotted a week ago roaming the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. The 140-pound mountain lion was hit by a small SUV on a highway in Milford, Connecticut, early Saturday morning, and died from its injuries. The driver was unhurt, officials said. With no native mountain lion population in the state, "it's possible and even likely" it is the same enormous cat with a long tail spotted last weekend...
  • Ancient Royal Horse Unearthed in Iran

    04/29/2011 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Fri Apr 29, 2011 01:46 PM ET | Analysis by Jennifer Viegas
    Remains of the oldest known Caspian horse, otherwise referred to as the "Kings' horse" due to its popularity among royals the world over, have been unearthed in northern Iran, according to CAIS. The more than 3,000-year-old remains were found at an Iranian site named Gohar-Tappeh. In ancient times, royals often chose Caspian horses to ride them into battle and/or to pull their chariots. During more recent history, individuals such as Price Philip of England have popularized the Caspian, which is the oldest breed of horse in the world still in existence. The Shah of Iran gifted such a horse to...
  • El Chupacabra Mystery Definitively Solved, Expert Claims

    03/28/2011 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Oratam · 25 replies
    .foxnews.com ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bjorn Carey
    Benjamin Radford, author of several books on monsters and paranormal phenomena, managing editor of the journal The Skeptical Inquirer and LiveScience columnist, has released what he says to be definitive proof that El Chupacabra is not real; it's not even a hoax, he said, but rather a leftover memory of a science-fiction film.
  • Experts set to study state of footprints at Laetoli riverbed

    02/21/2011 11:21:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    The Citizen (Tanzania) ^ | Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | Zephania Ubwani
    Scientific experts from across the world are converging at a remote site near the Ngorongoro crater to witness the event amid controversy on how the 3.6 million-year old footprints should be best preserved. Mr Donatus Kamamba, the director of Antiquities in the ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism told The Citizen on the phone yesterday that the exercise would last for seven days. He said archaeological experts from within and outside the country would oversee the digging of the ash bed with the footprints to get a clue of its state. "After that the experts may decide on the best...
  • Briton snaps pic of 'Bownessie'

    02/19/2011 8:56:35 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 18, 2011
    WINDERMERE, England - A British man said he used his cellphone to snap a picture of what he said is "Bownessie," a legendary creature in England's Lake Windermere. Tom Pickles, 24, said he snapped the picture of the creature, known as the English counterpart to Scotland's Loch Ness monster, Feb. 11 while on a kayaking exercise with his company, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Pickles said the creature was the size of three cars and was visible for about 20 seconds. "Its skin was like a seal's but its shape was completely abnormal -- it's not like any animal I've...
  • Giant crayfish found in Tennessee is new species

    01/21/2011 5:36:25 AM PST · by Daffynition · 62 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Jan 20, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new species of giant crayfish literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places, researchers said on Wednesday. The new crayfish should not have been easily overlooked, as it is huge -- twice the size of other species, the team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Eastern Kentucky University said. But the crustacean is also quite rare, they report in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.
  • Researchers discover giant crayfish species right under their noses (Tenn., 'Bama)

    01/19/2011 10:59:04 AM PST · by decimon · 32 replies
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —Two aquatic biologists have proven that you don't have to travel to exotic locales to search for unusual new species. They discovered a distinctive species of crayfish in Tennessee and Alabama that is at least twice the size of its competitors. Its closest genetic relative, once thought to be the only species in its genus and discovered in 1884 about 130 miles away in Kentucky, can grow almost as big as a lobster. The researchers found their first specimen under one of the biggest rocks in the deepest part of a creek that has been a (literal) stomping...
  • Man-Eating Giants Discovered in Nevada Cave [8 feet tall!]

    12/22/2010 1:49:27 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 136 replies · 6+ views
    Salem News ^ | 20 December 2010 | Terrence Aym
    (CHICAGO ) - The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told early white settlers about their ancestors' battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area. Roaming, man-eating giants The Paiutes named the giants Si-Te-Cah that literally means “tule-eaters.” The tule is a fibrous water plant the giants wove into rafts to escape the Paiutes continuous attacks. They used the rafts to navigate across what remained of Lake Lahontan. Giants roamed the Earth According to the Paiutes, the red-haired giants stood as...
  • Eerie image captured in woods

    12/10/2010 12:41:03 PM PST · by rvoitier · 85 replies · 2+ views
    WVLA ^ | Thursday, 09 Dec 2010, 10:57 PM EST
    Hey Boudreaux, make some rice!
  • Albino kookaburras found in northern Australia

    12/06/2010 11:44:42 AM PST · by greatdefender · 6 replies
    AFP-Yahoo! ^ | December 6, 2010
    SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian wildlife workers on Monday said they had discovered a never-before-seen pair of blue-winged albino kookaburras, believed to have been swept from their nests in a wild storm. The six-week-old birds, renowned for their laughing cry, were found waterlogged at the base of a tree by a cattle farmer near Ravenshoe, in far northern Queensland, said Harry Kunz from the Eagles Nest Wildlife Sanctuary. The pink-eyed, pink-beaked and starkly white creatures, thought to be sisters, are the first specimens of their kind ever found in Australia, Kunz said. They are still too young to feed themselves or...
  • King Kong in Kerala? (29 inch humanoid footprint found)

    01/09/2006 7:05:00 PM PST · by voletti · 18 replies · 1,272+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1/9/06 | TS Raghavan
    KARALMANNA (Palakkad): Peter Jackson's King Kong is set on a mysterious, uncharted island. He might as well have shot it in Kerala. Or so it would seem, if — and that's literally a big if — claims by a team of amateur anthropologists are proved true. The team claims to have discovered footprints of a "giant-man" who had a shoe size of 29 inches, lived in a shelter 50 metres high and weighed well over 400 kg. Going by the footprint size, the creature may have been as tall as 17 feet, which would make it easily the "largest human...
  • Snake gives 'virgin birth' to extraordinary babies

    11/03/2010 12:26:15 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 3 November 2010 | By Matt Walker
    A female boa constrictor snake has given birth to two litters of extraordinary offspring. Evidence suggests the mother snake has had multiple virgin births, producing 22 baby snakes that have no father. More than that, the genetic make-up of the baby snakes is unlike any previously recorded among vertebrates, the group which includes almost all animals with a backbone. Details are published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Virgin births do occur among animals. Many invertebrates, such as insects, can produce offspring asexually, without ever having mated. They usually do this by cloning themselves, producing genetically identical offspring. But...
  • Chupacabra Sighting Times Two

    07/20/2010 8:20:41 PM PDT · by muddler · 20 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo! Buzz log ^ | Jul 14, 2010 | by Mike Krumboltz
    A barn in Hood County, Texas, has become ground zero in the hunt for the chupacabra. Earlier this week, animal control officer Frank Hackett shot and killed what was unquestionably one of the ugliest creatures to ever walk the planet.
  • Chupacabra spotted near Tecumseh? (Mysterious Creature Prowls Oklahoma)

    07/25/2010 11:11:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KFOR ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jesse Wells
    A group of teens in Tecumseh make an unusual sighting. The group now wonders if they ran across the legendary chupacabra. The kids claim to have spotted the unique creature in the woods behind Tecumseh High School. A cell phone picture of the mystery animal backs up their story. "It's got long back legs and it's front legs are small. It has a long tail and doesn't have any fur," said Ryan Craighead. An internet search of "chupacabra" turns up some interesting images of reptilian sci-fi creatures. Wildlife experts say the chupacabra is an unproven folktale. "It is a mythological...
  • Chupacabra Alert: 300 Goats Mysteriously Slaughtered in Mexico

    09/02/2010 9:39:26 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 33 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 2, 2010 | Lee Speigel
    (Sept. 2) -- Shepherds in Mexico are up in arms -- or heads, as the case may be -- over a rash of beheadings inflicted on their goats, and many people are blaming the legendary predator known as the chupacabra. Over the past two months, more than 300 goats owned by shepherds in Mexico's Puebla state have been decapitated by someone, or something, that hasn't yet been tracked down. According to various reports, Felix Martinez, president of Colonia San Martin, recently stated that nearly 40 goats were killed near his municipality. Strangely, there was reportedly very little evidence of blood...
  • Biologist: The "chupacabras" does exist, but it's not a monster

    10/22/2010 10:10:34 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 26 replies · 2+ views
    El Nuevo Día (Spanish-language article) ^ | October 22, 2010 | El Universal/GDA
    (English-language translation) The chupacabras does exist but is not a monster; rather, a diminutive attacker that turns a wild and harmless animal into an ugly and disturbed species, University of Michigan biologist Bary O'Connor maintained. In an article published in Skeptic magazine, the specialist explains that the real culprit behind cattle deaths is a small, eight-legged creature that, upon biting species such as coyotes, causes a mange that transforms them. He recalled that the existence of the chupacabras was first mentioned in Puerto Rico after dead sheep were found with sharp wounds and carcasses completely drained of blood. Similar reports...
  • Myth or Major Find? Veterinarian Speaks About Mission 'Chupacabra"

    09/25/2010 2:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KGBT ^ | 9/24/2010 | Erika Flores
    It's a mysterious animal that most say is mythical, but for one Mission man, the creature is no myth. "It's kind of a weird animal," said Frank Lozano. "It's a different animal." Lozano said Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m., a so called "chupacabra" made its way onto his property. "I saw him," said Lozano. "He never ran." Lozano said he saw the animal come through a gate and that's when he ran, got the gun and shot the animal. From there, Lozano dragged the carcass closer to his home where his neighbors and friends could get a good look at...
  • CHUPACABRA MYSTERY SOLVED

    10/26/2010 6:45:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DiscoveryNews ^ | October 22, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    Chupacabra Mystery Solved By Jennifer Viegas Halloween stories about the ghostly "chupacabra" circulate every year, but now scientists have solved the mystery surrounding this legendary animal. Instead of being vicious, fanged creatures that supposedly drink the blood of livestock, chupacabras turn out to be wild dogs inflicted with a deadly form of mange, according to University of Michigan biologist Barry OConnor. (Scientists believe legendary chupacabras monsters are actually coyotes with severe cases of mange, like the animal pictured here. Credit: Dan Pence) The myth about chupacabras, also known as goatsuckers, started after reports of livestock attacks in Puerto Rico and...
  • Chinese researchers may look for Bigfoot

    10/11/2010 1:21:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 11, 2010
    WUHAN, China, - Some Chinese scientists say they want to embark on a thorough search of mountainous central China for the legendary creature "Yeren," or Bigfoot. It's been nearly 30 years since the last concerted attempt to prove the existence of the ape-like creature that has been the subject of hundreds of unconfirmed sightings through the decades. Wang Shancai, vice president of the Hubei Wild Man Research Association, says today's technology will give researchers a better shot at finding the reclusive creature, if it does exist, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Saturday. "Unlike expeditions three decades ago, the better...
  • The New Nessie? Mystery 'Sea Creature' Spotted Off British Coast

    08/02/2010 9:49:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/2010
    Cynics may dismiss it as just a piece of driftwood or a trick of the light. But a photograph showing what appears to be a long-necked sea creature has got marine experts scratching their heads. The 'animal' was snapped stalking a shoal of fish just 30 yards off the British coast. The fish were apparently so terrified they beached themselves just seconds later. The creature was spotted off the Devon coast at Saltern Cove, Paignton, by locals who reported a sighting of what they thought was a turtle. But pictures taken by one of the baffled witnesses, Gill Pearce, reveal...
  • Strange Beast In Ecuador Ripping Cattle Apart

    07/28/2010 9:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Ghost Theory ^ | July 22, 2010 | Javier Ortega
    A large and mysterious creature is ripping apart cattle in a small village of Ecuador. Although the original article is in Spanish, Google translation tries its best to translate it to English, but fails. So I will paraphrase. The small community of “La Cuadra” (The block) has seen multiple cattle mutilated and torn apart by something powerful. The ghastly findings are out of the ordinary, even for local known predators. The residents concluded that what ever it is that has killed steer and cows, it’s powerful enough to rip them apart and leave huge, deep prints with large claws in...
  • Scientists Discover Bizarre Deep Sea Creatures

    07/15/2010 11:11:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | July 15th, 2010
    Australian scientists have discovered never-seen-before prehistoric marine life in the depths of the ocean below the Great Barrier Reef, the University of Queensland said Wednesday. Ancient “six-gilled” sharks, giant oil fish, swarms of crustaceans and many unidentified fish – all of which look worthy of a science-fiction film – were among the astounding marine life caught on camera some 1,400 meters (4,593 feet) below sea level. The team, led by Justin Marshall, also collected footage of the Nautilius, a relative of the octopus that still lives in a shell as they have done for millions of years. Team members used...
  • Are Bizarre Canines in Hood County Really Chupacabras?

    07/13/2010 1:07:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Dallas ^ | Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | GRANT STINCHFIELD
    Is the legendary "goat sucker" stalking Hood County? Two strange, coyote-like creatures have been killed with in 10 miles of each other, and locals say the animals could be chupacabras. Hood County Animal Control Officer Frank Hackett killed the first creature last week. He found it in an old barn. When it growled at him, he put the animal down. "It was ugly, real ugly, I'm not going to tell no lie on that one," he said. A few days later, a rancher killed a similar creature. Jack Farr, who owns the property where the first coyote-canine-cross was spotted said...
  • 'Bigfoot' Spotted Again in Western N. Carolina

    06/21/2010 2:33:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 19, 2010 | Jack Phillips
    Bigfoot, or something like it, was reportedly spotted near a North Carolina man's backyard this week. Older reports and supposed photos of Bigfoot show that he has dark brownish hair, but this time Cleveland County resident Tim Peeler told the Charlotte Observer that this Bigfoot has blond hair. “I tried to call him,” Peeler told the WCNC News Channel 36 as he blew a device to simulate the sound of a coyote. “This thing was 10 foot tall,” he told the news station. “He had beautiful hair. He scared me.” Peeler, who was calling for coyotes on his property, located...
  • The cave of bones: A story of solenodon survival

    06/01/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 926+ views
    bbc ^ | 1 June 2010 | Rebecca Morelle
    Conservationists are in the Dominican Republic attempting to save one of the world's most strange and ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon. While trying to track down one of these creatures, The Last Survivors team is also trying to find out exactly how this animal has been able to survive for a remarkable 76 million years.