Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 21st, 2005
"America goes cryptozoology crazy"
So asked Wired News, through an introspective look in Mark Baard’s article, in which he wrote the simple but true words, "It’s a hot topic at the moment."
Look back to just a year ago, to the discovery of the "hobbits" of Flores Islands, as the media called them, when Henry Gee, the editor of Nature wrote in October 2004: “The discovery of Homo floresiensis makes it much more likely that stories of other mythical, human-like creatures are founded on grains of truth. In the light of the Flores skeleton, a recent initiative to scour central Sumatra for ‘orang pendek’ can be viewed in a more serious light. This small, hairy, manlike creature has hitherto been known only from Malay folklore, a debatable strand of hair and a footprint. Now, cryptozoology, the study of such fabulous creatures, can come in from the cold."
This is a time of historical significance, and if you see instances of this, pass them along. What we are experiencing is a legacy unfolding and happening right before our eyes, and we should not lose it.
Cryptozoology has much to be thankful for during this last year. Happy Thanksgiving to All.