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  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 09.19.09 |
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...