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  • Cougars reported at University of Michigan

    03/23/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | March. 23, 2012
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., -- Police at the University of Michigan said officers were unable to find any trace of a pair of suspected cougars reported near campus. University police said a caller around 8:30 a.m. Thursday reported spotting a tan cougar near the North Campus along Hubbard Road and responding officers were unable to find tracks or any other sign of the animal, The Detroit News reported Friday. Police said a second caller around 3:30 p.m. reported a black cougar-like animal in the same area, but officers were again unable to find any trace of the reported feline. "The likelihood...
  • Mysterious 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa

    02/28/2012 7:54:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Yahoo/ ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert. As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling...
  • Long thought extinct, ivory-billed woodpecker rediscovered in Big Woods of Arkansas

    04/28/2005 1:49:28 PM PDT · by jb6 · 65 replies · 2,799+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 28-Apr-2005
    Multiple sightings, video footage show bird survives in vast forested areas Click here to view a video news release. BRINKLEY, Ark. - Long believed to be extinct, a magnificent bird - the ivory-billed woodpecker - has been rediscovered in the Big Woods of eastern Arkansas. More than 60 years after the last confirmed sighting of the species in the United States, a research team today announced that at least one male ivory-bill still survives in vast areas of bottomland swamp forest. Published in the journal Science on its Science Express Web site (April 28, 2005), the findings include multiple sightings...
  • Finding Bigfoot Live Thread

    02/19/2012 7:10:59 PM PST · by matt04 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Feb 19, 10:00 pm The team travels to Kentucky to investigate a piece of footage that seems to show the glowing eyes of a bigfoot. With locals reporting activity in Daniel Boone National Forest, the team tries a new search technique to see there really are bigfoots in KY.
  • 'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia

    02/08/2012 2:52:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 139 replies
    The Sun - UK ^ | Wed Feb 08, 2012 | Staff
    A BEAST lurches through icy waters in a sighting a paranormal investigator thinks could prove woolly mammoths are not extinct after all. The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia. The jaw-dropping footage was caught by a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia, it is claimed. He filmed the elephant-sized creature as it struggled against the racing water. Its hair matches samples recovered from mammoth remains regularly dug up from the permafrost in frozen Russia....
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | May 31, 2011 |
    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...