Here's the winner of our fake monster contest!

To celebrate the end of Cryptid Summer, we held a quick contest to see which of you could create the best fake monster picture. After all, cryptid hunting is about awesome fakery as often as it is about finding a genuinely new species. All your entries were awesome (here you can see round one and round two of the… » 8/19/11 11:15am 8/19/11 11:15am

Paranormal Investigator Joe Nickell Reveals the Truth Behind Modern…

Paranormal investigator and cryptozoologist Joe Nickell has spent 40 years doing fieldwork and research, digging for the truth behind bizarre phenomena like weeping statues and haunted houses. He invited us to his office to talk about the connections between Bigfoot and alien mythology, life as the token skeptic on… » 8/12/11 2:00pm 8/12/11 2:00pm

The very best fake monster pictures that you created!

All summer long, you've been chasing cryptids, or mystery animals, for our Cryptid Summer bounty. And you've also diligently been producing pictures of fake cryptids because, well, it just wouldn't be monster season without a lot of photoshopping. Here is the summer's last batch of fake cryptids - would any of these… » 8/11/11 8:00am 8/11/11 8:00am

What is going on at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center?

Bloated raccoon? A human/animal hybrid? Whatever it is, the Montauk Monster washed ashore on Long Island, NY, and subsequently broke the internet in half when its picture began circulating online. Newsday, a Long Island news outlet, quoted one of the locals who found the creature, Jenna Hewitt, saying: » 7/29/11 12:26pm 7/29/11 12:26pm

Alien life form discovered in China turns out to be hairless monkey

The people of a Chinese village thought they'd encountered E.T. — but it turned out to be a malnourished monkey with no hair. Mao Xiping spotted the creature eating cucumbers in her garden in Gezhai Village, and thought it was a rabbit at first. "At first I thought it was a rabbit, then I was shocked to see it had an… » 7/25/11 7:30am 7/25/11 7:30am

The Weirdest Mystery Animals in the World

There are hundreds of mysterious cryptids in the world, a mythical menagerie of barely-glimpsed monsters, lost species, and terrifying legends. But let's face it: most of them are pretty pedestrian lake monsters and Sasquatch variants. There are a few, however, that are so bizarre you kind of hope they're real. Here… » 7/21/11 9:00am 7/21/11 9:00am