Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 16th, 2012
At Mysterious Universe, there’s a new article from me that focuses on one of the most-often-suggested scenarios to explain Cryptids in our midst: that they are nothing stranger than escapees from circuses.
But, the significant number of such reports, rumors and tales makes it obvious – as far as I’m concerned – that this is simply a case of ongoing folklore, myth and rumor.
And here’s how I begin…
“One of the many and varied explanations put forward to try and explain away the presence in our midst of strange beasts and creatures – ‘Cryptids,’ as they’re known within the fields of Cryptozoology and monster-hunting – is that they’re nothing stranger than zoo-escapees. Some might say that the theory is a highly plausible one. Well, I would agree to a degree, were it not for one important and undeniable fact: such tales have been dutifully trotted out on so many occasions now that it’s abundantly clear they, themselves, are nothing more than folklore-in-the-making. Let’s take a look…”