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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 4th, 2013
One might argue how much faith Oren should put in anecdotal evidence provided to him by 50 or so people who say they’ve had encounters with the sloth. Still, it seems odd that scientists, of all people, would question the search for anything thought to be elusive or even impossible to find. Think of the naysayers who used to scoff every time Carl Sagan said there had to be other planets orbiting other suns in other solar systems; now other planets are discovered so often it’s hard to keep track of how many there are.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 7th, 2012
For generations, tales of a creature called the mapinguari have been passed down among Amazonian villagers. They describe a tall, shaggy beast that attacks with little warning, calling out with a deafening roar. In the world’s largest rainforest, new species are discovered every few days, and after hearing stories from villagers who claim they came face to face with the creature, Richard Terry tries to determine whether the mapinguari is more than a myth.
Read: Man v. Monster: Brazilian Bigfoot on Nat Geo Wild Tonight! »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 24th, 2012
Tracking the Mapinguari…
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2011
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It was quite a twelve months, and it finished with a bang. Images. Links.
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 11th, 2011
A comprehensive critique of this new series includes the exclusive release of images of the renderings of Orang Pendek. Many photos.
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 22nd, 2011
Beast Hunter is hosted by Pat Spain, a biologist and explorer who travels the globe in search of mythical creatures, immersing himself amongst the tribes, people and cultures on his quest to find the truth between fact and fiction.
Read: New CryptoZoo TV Series: Beast Hunter on Nat Geo »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 7th, 2010
The species was the subject of the first scientific articles on fossils ever published in the United States. Images.
Read: First Ever Jefferson’s Ground Sloth Discovered In Colorado »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 4th, 2010
Paul S. Martin developed the idea that early humans had hunted North America’s Ice Age big game, including ground sloths, camels, mammoths and mastodons, to extinction. He took an active interest in cryptozoology. Images.
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 9th, 2010
It was an interesting week; here is a bit of a review of the story that became the gorilla in the middle of the news room. Only one mystery remains, it appears. Images.
Read: Media Listens: “Oriental Yeti” = Civet? »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 8th, 2009
Few in cryptozoology realize that Charles Darwin is quite directly linked and responsible for a species that may be the source of an ongoing cryptid investigation. Images.
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2008
You remember the scene from the end of the first Indiana Jones movie? Recall the endless rows of boxes in storage in that secret warehouse? Of course, the reality is that most large museums around the world actually do have such storage areas. The “outfront” exhibits at most museums are impressive. But, for example, I [...]
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 27th, 2007
The Top Ten Cryptozoology Stories for 2007 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist and Author, Mysterious America, Cryptozoology A to Z, and other books. From Bigfoot to Yeren, and from dwarf killer whales to dwarf manatees, it was quite a year. Welcome to this year’s top stories in cryptozoology. It wasn’t heaven during 2007 for the cryptids, [...]
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 11th, 2007
Photographs of the replicas under examination, in most cases, are generously shared by Dave Plenn of The Dinosaur Farm, who retains all copyrights to the images. Today, at Replica Cryptia, the representations examined are those of the Giant Ground Sloth or Megatherium. In recent years, replicas of this species of Amazonian megafauna have become significant [...]
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Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 9th, 2007
On July 9th, from NBC’s Today Show to worldwide news service rewrites of the Sunday New York Times article, this all is keeping this new Mapinguary mania alive. And we all thought the interest in this creature was dead a decade ago. Sadly, the articles being spread from the UPI are often headlined with this [...]
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Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 30th, 2007
A statue of the Mapinguari, an Amazon legend, in the Chico Mendes Park in the city of Rio Branco, Acre. (Lalo de Almeida FOR THE NYT) It’s stinky, hairy and mean – but is Amazon Big Foot real? RIO BRANCO, Brazil: Perhaps it is nothing more than a legend, as skeptics say. Or maybe it [...]
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