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  • Mystery surrounds 'horse-boy' on Google Street View

    06/24/2010 7:04:45 PM PDT · by csvset · 49 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 June 2010 | BBC
    Mystery surrounds a man wearing a horse's head who has been captured on Google's Street View in Aberdeen. The man - who has become known as "horse-boy" - can be seen in the Hardgate area of the city. The sighting has become a popular attraction on Google's service, which offers a photographic map of streets. The man is wearing dark trousers, a purple shirt - and a brown and white horse's head. Dozens of BBC news website users have e-mailed from across Europe to say they know who horse boy is. Others have sent in images of the mystery horse-head...
  • '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.
  • Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common

    05/30/2010 4:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | May 31, 2010 | DAVE GRAM
    Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common MONTPELIER, Vt. — When a fish taken from the Connecticut River recently tested positive for radioactive strontium-90, suspicion focused on the nearby Vermont Yankee nuclear plant as the likely source. Operators of the troubled 38-year-old nuclear plant on the banks of the river, where work is under way to clean up leaking radioactive tritium, revealed this month that it also found soil contaminated with strontium-90, an isotope linked to bone cancer and leukemia. Three days later, officials said a fish caught four miles upstream from the reactor in February had tested positive...
  • Bizarre new "Montauk monster" shows up in small Canadian town!

    05/23/2010 2:48:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,585+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2010-05-21
    A bizarre creature with a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face showed up in a small Canadian town, according to media reports. It was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while they were out on a walk with their dog. The two took some photographs of the dead animal pulled out by their dog from a lake, then they left it alone. When locals went back to retrieve the body, it was gone. The photos taken by the nurses have now been posted on a local website and...
  • Bigfoot: Alive and Living in Greater Minnesota?

    05/22/2010 11:23:45 PM PDT · by shibumi · 77 replies · 1,664+ views
    KSAX (ABC) ^ | 5/22/2010 | Megan Brown
    BENA, Minn. - Bigfoot alive and living in northern Minnesota? The co-founders of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Society say, "100 percent yes." They said they have received more than 75 reports of sightings, captured images, and Bigfoot footprints in just three years. They're sharing their insight while sorting fact from fiction as they take KSAX on the hunt for Bigfoot. "I'm a skeptic of Bigfoot because I've trapped this whole area and never, ever did we see any Bigfoot tracks or see Bigfoot anywhere," William Tucker of Bena said. Long time trapper William Tucker is anything but a believer, but...
  • The creature from the deep (Chupacabra? Montauk Monster?)

    05/22/2010 9:01:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,438+ views
    The Sun ^ | 21 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    The creature from the deep Mystery ... the creature was dragged from the lake By STAFF REPORTER Published: 21 May 2010 THE body of a mysterious creature with fearsome teeth, thick black fur and a rat-like tail has been dragged from a lake. The hideous beast was discovered by two horrified nurses after their dog Sam pulled it from the murky water. The gruesome animal has baffled experts and triggered speculation that it could be similar to the famous "Montauk monster", which was washed up in New York two years ago. Pictures were posted on a local website after nurses...
  • New 'MONTAUK MONSTER' spotted in Panama

    09/19/2009 7:26:31 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 14 replies · 1,139+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09.19.09 | telegraph.co.uk
    A mystery creature reportedly beaten to death by a group of teenagers in Panama is the subject of much speculation on the web. The beast's hairless, rubbery body and revolting features have drawn comparisons with the Montauk Monster, the still-unidentified animal photographed on a New York beach last year. According to reports in Panama, the teenagers spotted the creature crawling out of a cave while playing in the town of Cerro Azul north of Panama City. Fearing for the safety as it moved towards them, the youths claim they attacked the beast with sticks before throwing its lifeless body into...
  • New Montauk Monster sighting? Bizarre creature washes up in small Ontario town

    05/20/2010 9:22:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies · 1,793+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2010 | Staff
    Locals in a small Canadian town have been stumped by the appearance of a bizarre creature, which was dragged from a lake. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous 'Montauk monster'. The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog.
  • Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel (Jonah?)

    05/11/2010 8:51:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 933+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/11/2010 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years. The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food. "It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal...
  • Gray Whale Spotted on Wrong Side of World... (Israel)

    05/11/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT · by TaraP · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    Discovery News ^ | May 11th, 2010
    Initially, the sighting seemed an opportunity rather than an anomaly, and certainly not the highly unexpected discovery it turned out to be. Last Saturday, researchers with the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC) took to the water to study a whale approximately a mile and a half off Herzliya Marina, just north of Tel Aviv. The whale, which was about forty feet long, was generally behaving as a whale does: swimming along the surface, making periodic short dives of between three and five minutes duration, and occasionally showing its tail flukes as it did so. For about two...
  • Mammoth Achievement: Researchers at the forefront of molecular biology

    02/05/2010 1:47:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 410+ views
    Physorg ^ | January 26, 2010 | David Pacchioli
    Forget Jurassic Park. By successfully sequencing the DNA of a long-extinct species, Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller have helped push back the boundaries of molecular biology. Stephan Schuster was never all that interested in ancient DNA. As a young genomicist at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in his native Germany, his forte had always been bacteria. By deciphering and comparing the genomes -- the genetic blueprints -- of various microbial species, he sought to unlock the secrets of these ubiquitous creatures: how they evolve and interact with the organisms that play them host. Schuster’s early work had attracted...
  • PHOTO: Bizzare 'Light Stick' UFO or cryptid snapped above the Kremlin

    01/12/2010 10:23:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 2,282+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 12 January 2010 | Michael Cohen
    Russian Ufologists and cryptozoology fans are excited by another UFO or possible cryptid that was photographed over the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia (see above). The event occurred on December 21 at around 7pm just days after at least a hundred witnesses sighted a mammoth pyramid UFO over the Kremlin. A photojournalist had set up a a camera for a timed shot. Nothing was seen during the shoot, however when the picture was developed the UFO or mystery creature was noticed. The question as to whether it is an alien UFO or an unknown life-form is now being debated. Some believe...
  • Loch Ness monster death rumours dismissed

    01/07/2010 3:03:32 PM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies · 1,134+ views
    News.com.au ^ | January 07, 2010 | staff reporter
    RUMOURS Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster is dead were dismissed by Nessie fans today. Suspicions that the monster, said to have lurked in the deep waters of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, was extinct were raised as credible sightings last year waned to just one. Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, told the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper that the single sighting, made just off the Clansman Hotel by Loch Ness, Scotland on June 6 2009, was judged by him to have been a credible report. "That's why were so relieved to have heard about...
  • Man says 30-foot 'monster' lurking in canals of Madeira Beach

    11/17/2009 7:07:06 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 42 replies · 3,058+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 11-16-09 | By ROD CHALLENGER
    There's something strange and big swimming in the canals of Madeira Beach along the Pinellas County coast. Those who have seen it say it's no fish and think it could be a sea serpent. Russ Sittlow, 78, has seen it. He calls the creature "Normandy Nessie" because he lives on Normandy Road. The retired engineer said he first saw "Nessie" in April. "His head come up out of the water, and then he rolled up in a double roll behind him and he was long he was huge," he said of that first sighting.
  • New Giant Lizard: Komodo Cousin "A Nasty Piece of Work"

    10/10/2009 12:53:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 3,950+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | October 6, 2009 | Christine Dell'Amore
    A possible new species of giant prehistoric lizard—bigger and badder than the deadly Komodo dragon—may have stalked the ancient Australian outback, a new study says. Three fossilized bones of the mysterious 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) lizard were collected in 1966 in western Timor island, part of Indonesia. When study leader Scott Hocknull recently examined the fossils, he was "astounded" to find that they belonged neither to the Komodo dragon—the only giant lizard species alive today—nor Megalania, a 16-foot-long (5-meter-long) extinct monster that's among the largest lizards known to have ever lived. Giant Lizard "a Nasty Piece of Work" The "tantalizing bones"—which date...
  • Cryptozoologist to search Cameron Lake for monster

    09/18/2009 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 15 replies · 621+ views
    canada.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 | WESTERLY NEWS
    Cryptozoologist to search Cameron Lake for monsterWESTERLY NEWSSEPTEMBER 17, 2009 Cryptozoologist John Kirk is anxious to find out more about an elusive lake creature people have reported seeing in Cameron Lake for years. "Our organization has received reports coming from Cameron Lake since 2004," Kirk said in a release. "Witnesses have been describing what looks like a dark creature in the lake." He will get his chance to find out on Saturday, Sept. 19, when he and his crew plan to look for scientific evidence of a creature -- traversing the lake and attempting to lure it to the surface...
  • Goat gives birth to a 'human'; a faun

    09/09/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 47 replies · 12,340+ views
    The Zimbabwe Guardian ^ | The Chronicle | TZG reporters
    THE community of Lower Gweru and its surroundings in the Midlands Province was left shell-shocked when a goat gave birth to human-like creature that had the combined features of a man and a goat. A report in The Chronicle newspaper said the goat gave birth to the 'creature' on Sunday morning in Maboleni area. The creature had a human head, face, nose, shoulders and human-like skin that had very scanty furs. It had goat features from the “shoulders” to the legs. Its sagging stomach prevented curious villagers from determining whether it had human or animal sex organs as it protruded...
  • Kentucky man says photo might show Bigfoot raiding his garden

    09/08/2009 10:11:58 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 64 replies · 2,679+ views
    kfor.com ^ | 090809
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, KU -- Conspiracy theorists have tried to prove the possibility of aliens, sea monsters, and even shape shifters, now there is a mystery in Jefferson County. Kenny Mahoney, born and raised in Fairdale, snapped a picture of what some people are calling Big Foot. His hunting camera, which is operated by a motion detector, normally picks up rabbits, deer and turkeys, but on September 1st around 2:15 p.m. it picked up a strange image that looks like some sort of large black creature, one Mahoney estimates taller than he. "It looked like it had the outline of a...
  • The London Monster: The Saturday Strangeness

    09/03/2009 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 20 replies · 858+ views
    londonist.com ^ | August 22, 2009 3:00 PM | Neil Arnold
    The London Monster The Saturday Strangeness Neil Arnold on August 22, 2009 3:00 PM 29. Phantom Assailants: Part One One hundred years previous to Jack The Ripper’s reign of ghastly terror, London was overshadowed by another spectral attacker – a phantom aggressor that, although seemingly dreadful and unique, would simply become one of many urban legends pertaining to mysterious and elusive assailants across the world, with many actually analysing the peculiar cases of ripping, and asking ‘did such psychopaths exist or were they the product of local hysteria’? Between 1788 and 1790, an evil jester of an attacker prowled the...
  • Chupacabra: Blood-Sucking Mythical Beast 'Found in Texas'

    09/03/2009 2:33:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,967+ views
    Two men in Texas believe they may have discovered the body of a chupacabra – a mythical beast rumoured to suck all the blood out of its prey. Published: 9:18AM BST 03 Sep 2009 Lynn Butler, a taxidermist, says that he found the mystery creature's corpse in a chicken barn three months ago, the morning after an unseen predator was heard running amock. While its hairless, leathery body and pointed muzzle resemble a dog with severe mange, other animal eerts who have inspected the corpse have suggested it may be a chupacabra, a predator first sighted in Puerto Rico in...
  • Tracking monsters in the world of man

    09/02/2009 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 11 replies · 569+ views
    metronews.ca ^ | August 31, 2009 5:43 a.m. | Diane Peters
    Tracking monsters in the world of man Odd Jobs by Diane Peters METRO CANADA August 31, 2009 5:43 a.m. Throughout his career, John Kirk has made a living as a journalist and working for the government. His other occupation doesn’t make him much money — in fact it costs him — but he still can’t give up the hunt for undiscovered wildlife. It all began when Kirk first emigrated from Hong Kong in 1987. As a new resident to Canada, he went in a tour of B.C. He was passing by Sproat Lake on the way to Nanaimo when he...
  • The Dyatlov Pass Incident: 1959 USSR, 9 dead skiers, unkown beast/killer

    08/24/2009 9:02:38 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 39 replies · 2,165+ views
    forteantimes.com ^ | February 2009 | Svetlana Osadchuk and Kevin O'Flynn
    The Dyatlov Pass Incident February 1959, Ural Mountains, Russia. Nine missing skiers found dead. Cause: Unknown By Svetlana Osadchuk and Kevin O'Flynn February 2009 FT245 The story sounds like something out of a low-budget horror movie: nine young students go on a skiing holiday in Russia’s Ural Mountains but never return. Eventually, their bodies are discovered – five of them frozen to death near their tent, four more bearing mysterious injuries – a smashed head, a missing tongue – buried in the snow some distance away. All, it seems, had fled in sudden terror from their camp in the middle...
  • Sky Serpents: The flying snakes that terrorised America!

    08/24/2009 8:40:43 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 18 replies · 1,716+ views
    forteantimes.com ^ | July 2009 | Jerome Clark
    Sky SerpentsThe flying snakes that terrorised America! Text: Jerome Clark / Images: Alex Tomlinson July 2009 One day in early 1833, a native chief approached two Western missionaries working on the Indonesian island of Sumatra to relate a bizarre experience. The chief, Tam Basar by name, swore that he and a companion had seen a snake flying through the air. Fearing that it was danger ous, they killed it when it landed near them. When the missionaries expressed incredulity, the chief insisted that he was telling the truth. He added that the snake, 4ft (1.2m) long, had no wings, which...
  • Mystery carcass may be legendary monster: Expert Ogopogo: Creature myth of Okanagan Lake

    07/16/2009 1:16:02 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 19 replies · 2,125+ views
    CANADA.COM ^ | JULY 8, 2009 | CARMEN CHAI
    A mysterious looking body found along the shore of Okanagan Lake might be the remains of the legendary Ogopogo, an expert says.
  • 'Hunt ET on Earth'

    06/09/2009 4:15:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,688+ views
    SCIENTISTS looking for aliens in space should be hunting them on EARTH, it has been claimed. Prof Paul Davies said creatures totally different from life as we know it may exist on our planet. The UK-born cosmologist, now in Arizona, believes they might not have DNA - meaning they would not have been found by usual life-detection techniques. He called for searches for "weird life" in inhospitable places, such as hot, undersea vents. Prof Davies said finding alternative life "would be the biggest discovery in biology since Darwin and evolution".
  • VIDEO: Strange sighting on Lake Champlain

    06/04/2009 7:31:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 4,080+ views
    necn ^ | June 3, 2009
    BURLINGTON, Vt.- A cell-phone video of a mysterious object in Lake Champlain has some wondering if it's "Champ," a legendary Loch Ness-style monster said to roam the lake's depths. The video, taken by Eric Olsen, of Burlington, shows an object moving through the water in a small cove, apparently swimming and raising its head above the surface several times.
  • Is The Channel Creature The Loch Ness Monster? Video

    05/02/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 6,964+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 2 May 2009 | Michael Cohen
    Fifty years ago sightings of the Loch Ness Monster or ‘Nessie’ were common and few Scottish locals doubted the presence of an exotic water creature in their locale which might have been the last living member an isolated relic Plesiosaur population. Sightings of Nessie have decreased over the last few years and extensive and thorough scanning of the Loch Ness by scientists and researchers have failed to produce any evidence of Nessie. This has led many to believe, sadly, that this gentle, secretive creature had passed on. Now, astonishingly, frequent sightings are being reported of a creature living in the...
  • Attenborough: Yeti evidence 'convincing'

    03/12/2009 10:17:51 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 25 replies · 1,746+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | Saturday, 28 February 2009
    Sir David Attenborough believes there is "very convincing" evidence that Yetis exist. Speaking on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, the revered wildlife expert said: "I'm baffled by the Abominable Snowman - very convincing footprints have been found at 19,000ft. No-one does that for a joke. I think it's unanswered."
  • Genetic secrets from Tassie tiger (new talk on bringing extinct thylacine back to life)

    01/15/2009 4:33:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 3,152+ views
    BBC News ^ | Jonathan Amos
    Scientists have detailed a significant proportion of the genes found in the extinct Tasmanian "tiger". The international team extracted the hereditary information from the hair of preserved animal remains held in Swedish and US museums. The information has allowed scientists to confirm the tiger's evolutionary relationship to other marsupials. The study, reported in the journal Genome Research, may also give pointers as to why some animals die out. The two tigers examined had near-identical DNA, suggesting there was very little genetic diversity in the species when it went over the edge. I want to learn as much as I can...
  • Mormon missionaries find sasquatch print

    12/19/2008 12:37:27 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 22 replies · 1,147+ views
    Houston-Today.com ^ | December 4, 2008
    Two missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints received a scare on the night of Dec. 2 when they saw what they think was a set of sasquatch footprints outside of their Burns Lake home. Tyler Beck and Brad Blazzard are in B.C. for two years, rotating in different communities throughout the Smithers and Burns Lake area for the past seven months. "The first thing we thought was that someone was playing a trick on us," Beck said."But we don't know anyone our age who would do that and our house in on the southside, so...
  • Real (not) Live Bigfoot Body On Ice

    08/14/2008 8:30:43 AM PDT · by 47samurai · 63 replies · 3,567+ views
    RadioActive with Steve Mitton ^ | 08/14/2008 | Steve Mitton
    Believe it or not, the news of the day that is likely to be of the most lasting significance is this: AN ACTUAL BIGFOOT, SASQUATCH, HAIRY MAN OF BIRCH CREEK, HAS BEEN FOUND!!!
  • 'Yeti hair' to get DNA analysis

    07/25/2008 6:22:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies · 187+ views
    BBC ^ | Page last updated at 11:19 GMT, Friday, 25 July 2008 12:19 UK | By Alastair Lawson
    Scientists in the UK who have examined hairs claimed to belong to a yeti in India say that an initial series of tests have proved inconclusive. Ape expert Ian Redmond says the hairs bear a "startling resemblance" to similar hairs collected by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary. He told the BBC the Indian hairs are "potentially very exciting". After extensive microscope examinations, the hairs will now be sent to separate labs for DNA analysis.
  • Bigfoot in S.C.? | Experts: ‘it’s the real deal’[South Carolina]

    04/14/2008 10:26:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 97 replies · 382+ views
    The State ^ | 13 Apr 2008 | RANDY BURNS
    ‘It’ attacked a van in Bishopville and attracted a Bigfoot-hunting team to the state BISHOPVILLE — Something apparently attacked Bob and Dixie Rawson’s van in the early morning hours of Feb. 28. The Rawsons live about two miles southeast of downtown Bishopville. They woke up Feb. 28 to find the front fender of their 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan chewed up, bite marks through the front grill, wheels on both sides bitten and metal crumpled in a wad. There was also blood on the front and sides of the car. While there has been no “official” sighting of the Lizard Man...
  • East Texans Organize For Bigfoot Search

    03/11/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 24 replies · 579+ views
    KLTV ABC NEWS ^ | 03/9/08 | Bob Hallmark
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods, East Texans prepare for another expedition to find Bigfoot in East Texas. A professional and well equipped group says it's ready to prove the mysterious hairy giant is roaming our neighborhoods. "Actually, I found that there were a lot of sightings and things in the Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana error," said Bigfoot researcher Mike Hall. "Strange things happen." Several dots on a map represent Bigfoot sightings in East Texas since 2000. Mike Hall is assembling a research team to answer questions. "What's going on here, what is...
  • The "Cowman" of Copalis Beach, Attempted kidnapping by Bigfoot

    03/06/2008 5:34:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies · 1,162+ views
    Bigfoot forums ^ | June 14, 2004 | ResplendentYeti
    Last weekend I went to visit my Dad in Idaho, and one of our conversations got around to Bigfoot, and he related an interesting story to me. It’s quite long, but I think you’ll find it’s worthwhile to read. I enjoyed hearing it from my Dad, and I enjoyed writing it down here. Got a few goose bumps looking over my notes and writing it all out with my back to set of windows facing a thick Northwest forest at three in the morning. But they were the good kind of goose bumps that accompany that anticipatory thrill one gets...
  • The Skunk Ape: Florida's Answer to the Abominable Snowman

    02/17/2008 5:05:07 PM PST · by SteveH · 77 replies · 7,969+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 18, 2008 | Jacqui Goddard
    February 18, 2008 The skunk ape: Florida's answer to the abominable snowman Jacqui Goddard Deep in the swamps of Florida, something is stirring. Witnesses to its haunting presence speak of howls in the night, unexplained footprints in the mud and glimpses between the trees of a fiery-eyed creature that reeks of death. Now, a 30-strong team from The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) has embarked on an expedition to try to flush out the mighty skunk ape - the Sunshine State's answer to the abominable snowman. They have thermal imaging equipment, video cameras and microphones poised to capture the secrets...
  • Killer Dolphins Baffle Marine Experts

    01/26/2008 11:58:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 112 replies · 3,600+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25/01/2008 | Nigel Blundell
    Killer dolphins baffle marine experts By Nigel Blundell Last Updated: 12:01pm GMT 25/01/2008 It's hard to visualise but the intelligent and ever-friendly dolphin can also be a determined killer. New evidence has been compiled by marine scientists that prove the normally placid dolphin is capable of brutal attacks both on innocent fellow marine mammals and, more disturbingly, on its own kind. Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals -...
  • Giant Rat Discovered in Indonesia Jungle

    12/17/2007 10:22:34 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 37 replies · 165+ views
    (12-17) 21:46 PST JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday. Unearthing new species of mammals in the 21st century is considered very rare. The discoveries by a team of American and Indonesian scientists are being studied further to confirm their status. The animals were found in the Foja mountains rainforest in eastern Papua province in a June expedition, said U.S.-based Conservation International, which organized the trip in the Southeast Asian nation along with...
  • Accused Jihadist: We Were Hunting Loch Ness Monster (Religion of Peace)

    12/17/2007 6:26:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 141+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 16, 2007 | Jihad Watch
    Accused jihadist: We were hunting Loch Ness Monster Uh huh. And then when they went to find Bigfoot, they inadvertently left some explosives in the trunk of their car... "Terror Accused: We Were Hunting Loch Ness Monster," by Paul O'Hare for the Daily Record (thanks to Twostellas): AN ELECTRICIAN accused of being a Muslim holy warrior claimed he was hunting Nessie during an alleged jihad training course. Somali-born Kader Ahmed, 20, told a court he went on a trip arranged by preacher Mohammed Hamid, 50, to Scotland at Christmas 2004. He said they visited Inverness and Loch Ness and added:...
  • I-Team: Expert trying to identify mysterious bird flying around S. Texas

    11/17/2007 7:54:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 74 replies · 851+ views
    www.mysanantonio.com ^ | 11-16-07 | Joe Conger
    I-Team: Expert trying to identify mysterious bird flying around S. Texas Web Posted: 11/16/2007 12:42 AM CST Joe Conger KENS 5 Eyewitness News More sightings of a huge flying creature, originally reported by KENS, have prompted an investigation to determine if it is a monster or myth. "Even though it was dark, the thing itself was black. The blackest I'd ever seen," said Frank Ramirez.
  • Shark Caught 160 Miles From Sea (Baghdad)

    10/30/2007 7:57:15 AM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 29 replies · 145+ views
    REUTERS/Stringer/iraq ^ | REUTERS/Stringer/iraq
    The remains of a shark lies on a truck as it is transported to the college of science at Thi Qar University in Nassiriya south of Baghdad, October 24, 2007. The two-meter shark was caught in a river in southern Iraq more than 160 miles from the sea. Karim Hasan Thamir said he was fishing with his sons last week when they spotted a large fish thrashing about in his net. "I recognized the fish as a shark because I have seen one on a television programme," he told Reuters.
  • Jacobs Photos - Pennsylvania, 9/16/2007 (New Bigfoot Photos?)

    10/24/2007 5:35:34 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 40 replies · 1,380+ views
    BFRO ^ | October 2007 | bfro.net
    These images were obtained with a Bushnell trail camera in Northwest Pennsylvania on the evening of September 16, 2007 by R. Jacobs. Jacobs had placed the motion-sensing camera on a tree along a game trail in a remote forest area in order to photograph any deer that might be using the trail. He did this in preparation for the Fall deer hunt. Jacobs was not trying to obtain images of a bigfoot/sasquatch. The area in the foreground was baited with a deer attractant mix and a mineral lick block. In the first image (the one with the bear cubs) the...
  • Loch Ness monster sightings down

    10/02/2007 1:49:39 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 231+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2007
    Fewer people are reporting sightings of the legendary Loch Ness monster in Scotland, prompting concerns that skepticism about its existence could threaten tourism in the region. There have only been two reports of sightings this year, compared to three in 2006 and much lower than a decade ago, when the annual number sightings was consistently in the double digits, The Times newspaper said Saturday. "It's becoming a potential crisis," said Mikko Takala, 39, a founding member of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club who runs four webcams on the lake's north shore.
  • Thylacine was always going to die off

    09/17/2007 1:35:11 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 359+ views
    The Sunday Tasmanian ^ | September 16, 2007 | MICHAEL STEDMAN
    THE long-held belief Tasmanian tigers killed livestock is being challenged. Using advanced computer modelling, an Australian research team has found that, while strong-jawed, the thylacine would have had trouble killing and eating prey any larger than itself. From about 1830 until 1909 the Tasmanian Government paid a 1-a-head bounty,
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • Freaky fish turns up far inland

    07/01/2007 6:18:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 51 replies · 3,168+ views
    As soon as he viewed the photo - those fanglike teeth, like something out of a horror movie - John Lundberg knew what the mystery creature was. "Once you see one of these things, you don't forget it," says Lundberg, curator of fishes at the Academy of Natural Sciences. It was a wolf eel, a 6-foot-long - docile, despite appearances - inhabitant of deep waters off the North Atlantic coast, including New Jersey. The puzzle: How did the smelly, half-decomposed specimen get to a fox den in Hunterdon County? Susan Goeckeler had been walking with her dogs on her...
  • Tasmanian Tiger Extinction Mystery

    06/27/2007 7:10:02 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 642+ views
    A University of Adelaide project led by zoologist Dr Jeremy Austin is investigating whether the world-fabled Tasmanian Tiger may have survived beyond its reported extinction in the late 1930s. Dr Austin from the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA is extracting ancient DNA from animal droppings found in Tasmania in the late 1950s and ‘60s, which have been preserved in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. “The scats (droppings) were found by Eric Guiler, Australia’s last real thylacine expert, who said he thought it more probable they came from the Tasmanian Tiger rather than a dog, Tasmanian Devil or quoll,” Dr...
  • Sniffer dogs sacked for lewd behaviour

    06/10/2007 8:54:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,294+ views
    News.Scotsman.com ^ | Mon 11 Jun 2007 | ETHAN MCNERN
    Mon 11 Jun 2007 Sniffer dogs sacked for lewd behaviour ETHAN MCNERN TWO Thai strays who became ace sniffer dogs at an airport near the notorious "Golden Triangle" opium-producing region have been fired for urinating on luggage and sexually harassing female passengers. The pair, Mok and Lai, had been plucked from obscurity under a programme initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to turn strays into police dogs, the Bangkok Post said on Sunday. They won plaudits from police for their work in sniffing out drugs at northern Thailand's Chiang Rai airport, near the border with Laos and Myanmar. But so many...
  • Indonesian fisherman nets ancient fish

    05/22/2007 6:41:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 845+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 21, 2007
    An Indonesian fisherman has caught a coelacanth, an ancient fish once thought to have become extinct at the time of the dinosaurs, a fishery expert said on Monday. Yustinus Lahama and his son caught the fish on Saturday in the sea off North Sulawesi province and kept it at their house for an hour, said Grevo Gerung, a professor at the fisheries faculty at the Sam Ratulangi University. After being told by neighbours it was a rare fish he took it back to the sea and kept it in a quarantine pool for about 17 hours before it died. "If...