Archive for the “Folklore”
Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 13th, 2013
Welcome to a carnival unlike anything that you have ever read about, visited, or even imagined before. Here, before your very eyes, you will encounter bizarre, anomalous creatures of every conceivable (and inconceivable!) kind-a veritable menagerie of cryptozoological mysteries to dazzle and delight, tantalize and terrify. For this is Mirabilis-a realm of marvels, wonders, miracles…and monsters!
Read: It’s Here, Mirabilis! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 12th, 2013
“Imagine, if you dare, a real-life equivalent of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous and legendary creation: the great Cthulhu. In the dark and disturbing pages of The Call of Cthulhu, Lovecraft gave a hideous description of the ominous nightmare…”
Read: Lovecraft’s Legendary Monster »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 9th, 2013
The Ayia Napa sea monster is claimed to reside off a popular tourist resort in Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Sightings of the creature have been reported the most around Cape Greco. Local fishermen have named it “To Filiko Teras” (the friendly monster). Some newspapers have said it is the “Cyprus Loch Ness.”
Read: Cyprus Sea Monster »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on August 4th, 2013
“Who, these days, still believes in goblins? Well surprisingly, millions of people do, right the way across the countries of southern Africa, where such creatures are known as tokoloshes…”
Read: Tokoloshe Terror »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 2nd, 2013
A recent sighting and photograph of a Chinese lake monster.
Read: Tianchi Lake Monster Returns »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 31st, 2013
“While the notion that the United Kingdom might actually be the home of living, breathing, flesh-and-blood mermaids will inevitably be greeted by many with the justified rolling of eyes and hoots of derision, it is an undeniable and astonishing fact that such beliefs persisted for centuries…”
Read: Exposing a Mermaid Cult »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 31st, 2013
“…when it comes to werewolves, it’s not so much the fact that we have reports which is the problem. Rather, it’s the fact that the very mention of the word ‘werewolf’ provokes controversial imagery born out of Hollywood movies…”
Read: Problematic Werewolves »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 30th, 2013
“As long as men have been going down to the sea in ships, they have reported encounters with gigantic marine monsters that have been universally referred to as Sea-Serpents…”
Read: A Study of Sea Serpents »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 29th, 2013
Coming up the first weekend of August.
No, not in Felton, CA, but in West Branch, MI.
Read: Bigfoot Discovery Days »
Posted by: Guy Edwards on July 29th, 2013
In Alaska they have a cryptid “Hairy Man” that goes by many names. The Delta Discovery, a local publication owned by Native Alaskans has been chronically the Hairy Man stories since February 2013. We have selected our favorites and provided links to each story.
Read: Top 9 Alaskan Hairy Man Stories »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 28th, 2013
Watch the oarfish video here at Cryptomundo!
Read: ‘Sea Serpent’ Video »
Posted by: Guy Edwards on July 28th, 2013
Is it possible that a 10th century historian could have documented a fierce battle between Vikings and Bigfoot? Ahmad ibn Fadlan was an Arab ambassador that was captured by Vikings during a diplomatic mission, the Vikings allowed him to chronicle their adventures and may have documented a battle with Bigfoot.
Read: Historian Documents Vikings vs Bigfoot? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 26th, 2013
Scientists using robot submarines borrowed from an oil rig have captured rare images of a live oarfish – thought to be the source of many “sea serpent” tales in days of yore.
Read: Robot Explorer Sub Spots ‘Sea Serpent’ »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 25th, 2013
“…Throughout the county of Staffordshire, strange, monstrous and terrible things lurk. Exotic big cats are said to roam Staffordshire’s thick woods. Ghostly black dogs with red, glowing eyes faithfully haunt and patrol its ancient roads and well-worn pathways…”
Read: Strange Creatures of the Regional Type »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 23rd, 2013
It’s official: Destination America has captured viewers’ attention with its monstrous new hit MOUNTAIN MONSTERS. While Devil Dogs and Wampus Beast may continue to prove elusive, record ratings for the series have not. On the heels of helping Destination America achieve its Best Week Ever in Prime across P/M 25-54, HH and P2+ delivery, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS has been picked up for a second season slated to premiere in early 2014.
Read: Uh Oh, Mountain Monsters is Renewed for a Second Season »