Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Has this trekker found footprints of the Yeti?

Are these the footprints of the yeti? Trekker believes mystery trail spotted in remote area of the Himalayas could come from the legendary beast 

Instead, he believes they were left by a gorilla-like animal as it carefully picked its way across the steep, snow-covered slope. The tracks were spotted on Gangkhar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain, when Mr Berry’s Bhutanese guide spotted them 200 yards away across an impassable chasm in October 2014.Mr Berry, 66, who lives near Badminton in South Gloucestershire, said: ‘The local people said we were the first to ever set foot on that pass. ‘I had always thought that stories about the yeti were a bit of old bunkum. But there is no denying these tracks existed. ‘The prints were clearly visible with the naked eye from where we were standing on a pass at 17,800ft.‘There was a vertical drop in front of us, not to mention a very serious mountainside to cross, so we could not get to them.’

Sunday, 31 January 2016

16 creatures that were washed up on beaches

Here are 16 of the weirdest, globbliest creatures found on the world’s coastlines that have ever been documented. Only a couple have been explained.
Read it here and see pics:

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

unknown creature found

A fish with legs? New Zealand experts to identify unknown deep sea creature
Published time: 19 Jan, 2016 20:46
An unusual sea creature that looks like a strange hybrid of frog and fish and even has some bird like resemblance at a certain angle, has washed up on New Zealand’s North Island.The creature w found in shallow waters in the Bay of Islands by Claudia Howse, Glenys Howse and James Beuvink but didn’t survive after being caught.hey contacted the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa in Wellington who are working to identify the black critter.The museum posted images on their Facebook page sparking up some online conversation on what the “walking fish” could be.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Loch Lochy Creature and Nessie the same monster?

Loch Lochy (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Lochaidh) is a large freshwater lake located southwest of Loch Ness. It is ten miles long and one mile wide and is said to be the home of Lizzie, a creature described as similar to the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie.. Loch Lochy is only separated from Loch Ness by Loch Oich. Loch Oich is said to contain several holes reported to go as deep as 2000 feet. This of course has given rise to the possibility that animals from Loch Ness are also being seen in the other two lochs.
Lizzie was first sighted in 1929 by two game wardens near Spean Bridge..
The two game wardens believed at first that they where looking at nothing more than debris from a large fallen tree. When one of the two men took a closer look through his telescope they soon realized that they where looking at much more than a fallen tree but a large unidentified beast, they continued to watch the creature swim for about a mile before it submerged back into the depths of the loch.
1930: A man living on the loch side saw a strange creature in the water one day - he told his wife never to wash her clothes there again!Other reports came and in 1933 the monks of Fort Augustus Abbey began to chronicle known sightings.
In 1960, while staying in a caravan near Glen Fintaig, Eric Robinson, his family, and nine other witnesses, spotted what looked to be a standing wave in the centre of the loch.It appeared to be caused by a living creature Viewing the animal through binoculars he estimated that the animal was between 30 and 40-feet in length, with a dark spine and a paler underbelly. Robinson and the other witnesses claimed the creature began to roll in the water exposing a huge flipper before disappearing into the loch. This sighting was witnessed by nine other people.
1975: Mrs. Margaret Sargent of Fort William was passing the loch with her husband and family near the Corriegour Hotel when they saw an unusual wake on the flat calm loch. A long black shape could be seen moving through the water. As she took a photo, the object disappeared below the water and the subsequent picture showed only the wake.(see link below to Nik Sargent’s story)
In 1996 while fishing for pike in the loch, angler Alastair Stevenson encountered a creature approximately 18-feet in length and roughly the shape of an overturned rowboat. The creature reportedly took Stevenson’s bait and began to pull the vessel. Stevenson was quoted as saying, "I knew immediately it wasn't a pike with that ferocity. I had to stop the line but when I did the power started dragging the boat behind it. All the time I'm thinking it was like a scene from Jaws. Fortunately my line and rod snapped and that was the end of that. I have no idea what it was, but it was a lot bigger than a pike
An expedition the same year led by crypto zoologist Cameron Turner, had a contact with a large object near Spean Bridge, where the very first reported sighting took place. The contact was estimated as being between 18 and 20-feet in length, and was moving at a depth of 160-feet below the surface. Approximately two minutes later, after the boat sharply turned starboard in order to pursue the contact, a second contact was made, this time at a depth of 200 feet. As the boat approached the centre of the Loch, above an abysmal trench which is reportedly over 300-feet deep, the objects disappeared. Cameron returned to the Loch again in September 1997, and hired a boat from the family of Alastair Stevenson, the same man who had the 1996 encounter with the creature. The team had another contact about 270 feet down in the loch. During the 3 minutes the team managed to follow the contact they where able to get clear pictures of the sonar screen . nothing. They also had readings showing sonar hits of over 2000 feet deep, which appeared to be holes in the bottom of the Loch,.
Loch Oich is located between Loch Ness and Loch Lochy in the Great Glen and the three locks are connected and form part of the Caledonian Canal. A strange beast has also been reported in Loch Oich. Described as a dog headed serpent, with a horse like mane, two humps, black skin and a snake like neck, very like the descriptions of the creature reported in Loch Ness.
Sightings of the Loch Oich Monster date back to the 19th century. The Loch Oich Monster is also reported to have caused at least a death. The story goes that some time in the 20th century the Loch Oich Monster reportedly drowned a young boy, who allegedly climbed on the creatures back in hopes of catching a ride, when the beast submerged the boy was dragged below the surface and drowned.
In 1961 hoaxers reportedly planted an artificial monster in the dark waters of Loch Oich in order to take some photographs and cash in on the monsters popularity. This has not helped serious investigation in the area.
Eye witness accounts:
Lizzie, a three humped first cousin of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, surfaced again last week on Loch Lochy.And several people, locals and vistors, confirmed on Thursday the sighting of the water beast.Staff and guests at the Corriegour Lodge Hotel watched in amazement as a dark shaped twelve foot long "something" caused a commotion on the loch which is overlooked by the hotel.Guests and waitresses at Corriegour Lodge rushed to the picture window of the dining room to get a better view of the creature which had come to the surface."At first we thought what we were seeing was an upturned boat", said husband and wife Derick and Lindsay Burney, from Hornchurch, who were having dinner at the hotel."Then suddenly it started moving backwards, and then round in circles, and we noted that it had three humps. It was causing quite a stir. It was very large, about twelve feet in length, and it wasn't a seal or any other mammal we've ever seen before. And we've been coming to Loch Lochy on boating holidays for the past seven years"
Lorna Bunney, joint proprietor with her husband Rod, of Corriegour Lodge revealed that she had originally seen a marine animal in the loch three weeks previously."I thought at first that it was just the wake from a cabin cruiser but it was too fast, and the ripples too close together for that. I ran to look out of the kitchen door and I realised it was some kind of creature. I've never seen anything like it before." Source:
The Sargent family 1975 sighting told by their son::
And report this from 1996 claims to have found a body:
It is intriguing that the first sighting of Lizzie was before the 1933 media frenzy over Loch Ness. There are reports of a hole in the bottom of Loch Ness(Edward’s Deep) . Perhaps there are tunnels between the Lochs, but it seems unlikely that no one has found them before. It still is an interesting idea that the creatures(or fish or eels or whatever they are) could travel between the lochs, and hence their ability to hide from sonar and researchers. Plus there have been land sightings of Nessie but it would seem unlikely it could travel via land between lochs and not be spotted.  
Seems like new developments may mean there are tunnels to discover :

Saturday, 16 January 2016

new discovery of ancient marine creature fossils

The largest ever sea-dwelling crocodile has been uncovered in Tunisia. It was longer than a great white shark and its skull was as big as a person
By Melissa Hogenboom 14 January 2016
A new species of a marine-dwelling crocodile has been discovered in Tunisia in northern Africa.It lived about 130 million years ago, at the start of a period called the Cretaceous. At the time dinosaurs dominated the land and huge reptiles ruled the seas.The beast has been given the appropriate moniker Machimosaurus rex, which translates as "fighting lizard-king". It was over 30ft (10m) long, about the size of a large bus. Its skull alone was over 5ft (1.6m) long.

Whenever there are new discoveries it means there is more to discover which gives hope to the idea of cryptids being discovered.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Barmouth Monster photographed?

Stunned residents spot mysterious creature in estuary
Sunday, 3 January 2016 By Mike Lewis in Local People
STUNNED residents of Aberaeron are wondering if the Barmouth Monster – that fabled creature of the 1970s – has reappeared much further south.The monster made national headlines in the summer of 1975 after a group of schoolchildren reportedly saw an unidentified creature on Barmouth’s vast beach.The frightened kids ran off to get help and came across a patrolling policeman who followed them back to the sand dunes just in time to see the beast submerging into the sea.
Now Llanarth pensioner Mohammad Tahla has produced a curious photo (above) of a monster-like shape he recently spotted in the estuary of the River Aeron.Inevitably it has sparked speculation that the Barmouth Monster has migrated south.
Read rest see photo here: http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=101370&headline=Stunned%20residents%20spot%20mysterious%20creature%20in%20estuary&year=2015

The photo looks like a fin of a mammal perhaps a dolphin or whale but you must draw your own conclusions.
Read the background to the monster story here: http://cryptozoo-oscity.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/barmouth-home-to-sea-monster.html