Monday, 15 September 2014

Politics and cryptozoology.

I have noticed over the last few months  some cryptozoology bloggers are using their blogs to make political statements,as in who they support etc. This is wrong as far as I am concerned. Cryptozoology should not be political nor have territories or boundaries. It should be free from the influence of politics and  not used to promote such things. Cryptozoology is in every country and continent and dabbling in politics will cause divisions just as in setting boundaries i.e. our country, our monster etc. Cryptozoology has a bad enough image as it is with all the infighting and hoaxes,using it for your own political ends  or that of your political party will only degrade it further. There is enough internal politics in cryptozoology without including national politics as well. Some times I feel like throwing in the towel because cryptozoology will never be anything or become accepted whilst this sort of thing goes on. What will be next....you have to support a particular political party or stance to go cryptid spotting? You can only set up your cameras here if you voted for this law or party? Where will it end if this continues? Cryptozoologists should be concerning themselves with cryptids not external politics.

a P.S. I am suffering from double vision at the moment so please excuse any strange typos.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

a new cryptozoology talent

This is a cartoon by a talented man called Ghostman Rains. You can find his blog here and can contact him if you would like a cartoon done for your blog or book/article :
http://strangeanimalsaghostman.blogspot.co.uk/


Friday, 12 September 2014

giant swimming dinosaur fossil unearthed



Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed
By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News
A giant fossil, unearthed in the Sahara desert, has given scientists an unprecedented look at the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur: Spinosaurus. The 95-million-year-old remains confirm a long-held theory: that this is the first-known swimming dinosaur. Scientists say the beast had flat, paddle-like feet and nostrils on top of its crocodilian head that would allow it to submerge with ease. The research is published in the journal Science.
Lead author Nizar Ibrahim, a palaeontologist from the University of Chicago, said: "It is a really bizarre dinosaur - there's no real blueprint for it. "It has a long neck, a long trunk, a long tail, a 7ft (2m) sail on its back and a snout like a crocodile. "And when we look at the body proportions, the animal was clearly not as agile on land as other dinosaurs were, so I think it spent a substantial amount of time in the water."

Very interesting and makes me think of several lake monster reports .The last  reported sighting of the Wast Water Creature  stated about a spiked back......perhaps a frill like this creatureCould there be more types of these creatures found? All exciting stuff for cryptozoologists .

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The latest on the Kraken,Toothy dolphin fossils and a dreadnought dinosaur



Fantastically Wrong: The Legend of the Kraken, a Monster That Hunts With Its Own Poop     By Matt Simon 

Ancient 'toothy' dolphin fossils found in Peru desert By Laura Geggel

'Dreadnought' dinosaur yields big bone haul
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News
New fossils found in Argentina represent the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.Scientists say they have 70% of the key bones needed to fully describe the creature, Dreadnoughtus schrani.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Have you seen the Loch Morar creature?



Appeal for Loch Morar monster eyewitnesses
By Sue Restan          
A film company is looking for anyone who has seen Morag – the Loch Morar Monster – to take part in a documentary about Nessie’s less famous sister.At more than 1,000ft, Loch Morar in Lochaber is Britain’s deepest body of freshwater.And its waters are crystal clear due to the steep-sided walls of the surrounding hills, which means the rainfall does not become peat stained.After the Loch Ness Monster, Morag is among the best known of Scotland’s legendary monsters, with sightings dating back to 1887.These include 34 incidents by 1981 – 16 of which were reported by more than one person.
Read rest here :https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/336707/appeal-for-loch-morar-monster-eyewitnesses/

Read about the creature here: http://cryptozoo-oscity.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/morag-lake-morar-creature.html

Friday, 5 September 2014

new branch of life discovered



Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life
By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website
A mushroom-shaped sea animal discovered off the Australian coast has defied classification in the tree of life.A team of scientists at the University of Copenhagen says the tiny organism does not fit into any of the known subdivisions of the animal kingdom.Such a situation has occurred only a handful of times in the last 100 years.The organisms, which were originally collected in 1986, are described in the academic journal Plos One.The authors of the article note several similarities with the bizarre and enigmatic soft-bodied life forms that lived between 635 and 540 million years ago - the span of Earth history known as the Ediacaran Period.

Always good news for cryptozoologists. Means there are more to be discovered. 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

new big cat sighting



Big cat sighting in Wales: Dog walker says 'panther-like' creature was twice the size of her dog
    By Sion Morgan
Jane Bowling said she was walking her dog when she saw an animal twice the size of her pet emerge from the bushes then run awayA “panther-like” creature has been spotted in woodland near Aberporth in Ceredigion.
Local resident Jane Bowling was walking her Labrador in the Gilwen valley when she spotted the animal, which she claims was twice as big as her pet.
Speaking to the Tivyside newspaper she said: “I had just reached this gate when I turned round and I saw this large cat emerging from the bushes to my left.