Rumor or Reality: The Creatures of Cryptozoology – Cryptozoology is the study of animals that are rumored to exist. Such creatures are called “cryptids.” Some, like the gorilla, giant squid and okapi, are no longer hearsay and legend but real creatures recognized by science. Others, like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, continue to tempt the hopeful and the adventurous with the possibility of their existence.
Since late June, a series of reports of giant snake sightings in Westbrook has transfixed the state and nation. The first witness said the snake, spotted at Riverbank Park, was “as long as a truck and [with] a head the size of a small ball.” Later, two Westbrook police officers described the same mystery animal: an enormous snake, at least 10-feet long, which appeared to be eating a beaver. But this isn’t without precedent.
The existence of the Bodmin Beast has often been dismissed as sheer fantasy, no more credible than claims of the existence of the Loch Ness monster. But now Benjamin Mee, the owner of Dartmoor Zoo, has come forward and revealed that three pumas due to arrive there nearly four decades ago were released into the wild.
Big cat sightings are usually taken with a pinch of salt and perhaps the suggestion that the spotter has spent too much time in the pub.
Police in Westbrookwarned residents and visitors to the Presumpscot River area that the skin of an unidentified species of snake was found near the boat launch at Riverbank Park.
The mythical sea monster apparently briefly emerged from the water as shocked bystanders looked on.
A holidaymaker reckons she has captured the Loch Ness Monster on camera.
Kevin Pitt said he saw what he believed to be a large, non-native black cat in Eden, Cumbria. It follows a surge in the number of sightings in recent weeks, which have been reported to police.
A bizarre four-eyed fish has been caught by a baffled fishermen in Darwin, sparking a debate between experts about what species the creature belongs to.
Chupacabras Attacks Man in California – Amber, who provided a last name but was omitted for anonymity purposes, said she was heading to Lake Elsinore from work when she drove upon the creature back in May. “It was raining and I turned my brights on,” she told Thomas Marcum. “It was in the middle of the road and turned its body in my direction.”
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With its googly eyes, the Stubby Squid may look like a character from Pixar’s Finding Nemo but it’s real.
The GoPro camera has been an incredible invention for the adventurers of the world. Via boredomtherapy Nowadays, capturing footage of your white-water rafting vacation is as simple as strapping one of these bad boys to your head and pressing play. Filming with a GoPro can also let you see
Some people immediately suspected it was the Jersey Devil: a legendary creature that has been reportedly sighted all over the state since the mid-1800s: sometimes with wings, other times with cloven hooves and a forked tail.
The Pennsylvania Lycan Investigations team will once again be in the field this week. The team will be concentrating on specific locations where we have received eyewitness reports.
fisherman got an exciting surprise in his catch earlier this week when he found a 2-pound lobster in his trap, the color of a sapphire. According to experts his catch is an extreme rarity, occurring in about one in two million.
GREENLAND sharks are revealed today as the world’s longest living creatures but there is a drawback – they have to be 156 years old before they start mating.
Discovery of parasite in Virginia means it's likely present in North Carolina.
Being able to thrust jaw forward quickly gives feeding advantage to deep sea creature discovered in 1898.
The strange ancient creature was found in diamond yielding sands in Udachny, Mirninsky district of Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. The diamond miners who unearthed it believe the 'monster mummy' is a previously unknown kind of dinosaur.
The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event is the most famous case of mass destruction because it was greatly popularized by mankind’s vested interest in dinosaurs. While the scientific consensus is that no dinosaur survived to our times, there are multiple cryptid sightings that would suggest at least some of them might still be around.