We Want This Can Of Yeti Cave Air In Our Cabinet Of Curiosities

If the recent news that purported samples of "Yeti hair" were actually sourced from ordinary Himalayan brown bears is still bumming you out, here's a novelty item to cheer you up: canned air from Azasskaya Cave, ground zero for Abominable Snowman sightings in Siberia. » 3/26/15 10:30am Thursday 10:30am

Every Scientific Discipline Needs Its Own "Bare-Fronted Hoodwink"

In 1950, Maury Meiklejohn was an ornithologist, and he knew his profession was in need of something that didn't yet exist. He heroically stepped up, and the bare-fronted hoodwink was unleashed on the world. » 3/19/15 1:39pm 3/19/15 1:39pm

The Truth About The Future Of The Skeptic Movement

Daniel Loxton is the editor of Junior Skeptic, a periodical aimed at kids that's bound into every issue of Skeptic magazine. He's also an artist (the image above is from one of his three books about dinosaurs), a cryptid enthusiast, and a passionate advocate of the skeptic movement. » 2/23/15 1:15pm 2/23/15 1:15pm

Snowy Yellowstone Footage Shows Geyser, Buffalo, And Bigfoot?

Because every time there's a new viral Bigfoot video, we can't stop ourselves from watching it, skepticism be damned. This one, at least, contains some lovely views of Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers are majestic and the buffalo roam ... and maybe Sasquatch (keep your eyes on the trees) do, too. » 2/06/15 4:00pm 2/06/15 4:00pm

Man Claims Boat Collision Proves Existence Of Loch Ness Monster

A man who once rented boats on Loch Ness has come forward, claiming that "flesh and black skin an inch thick" was found clinging to one of his vessels after a tragic collision with an unknown object. Alas, there's no proof, since the incident happened nearly 40 years ago. » 1/27/15 12:20pm 1/27/15 12:20pm

The 9 Greatest Monsters in North America

Frankly, we're a little weary of Bigfoot and Nessie. What about those mysterious critters that don't have dedicated reality shows ... but are still integral, beloved, and/or feared parts of the communities in which they're said to dwell? Here are 9 wonderfully weird, staunchly local cryptozoological creatures. » 1/07/15 11:00am 1/07/15 11:00am

A Field Guide To The Imaginary Beasts, Cryptids And Monsters Of America

Just in time for Halloween, here's a guide to the lesser-known imaginary creatures that plague the small towns, cities, and wilds of America, ranging from a haunted truck that travels the backroads to Maryland's own dragon, drawn from your submissions. » 10/29/14 5:05pm 10/29/14 5:05pm

Two-Headed Dolphin Washes Ashore In Turkey, Current Whereabouts Unknown

A rare, two-headed dolphin calf was discovered on a beach in Dikili, Turkey last week – now local marine biologists are trying to track it down. » 8/14/14 10:21am 8/14/14 10:21am

Carl Linnaeus Debunked A Rumored Hydra Corpse

Anyone who thinks that a certain level of scientific genius imparts dignity might want to take a look at this incident in the life of Carl Linnaeus. He was a polymath, the father of modern biology, and also a hydra inspector for hire. » 3/18/14 9:40am 3/18/14 9:40am

Cryptozoologicon Could Revolutionize the Field of Monster Studies

What happens when a well-respected paleontologist and two science artists create a book about monsters? You get Cryptozoologicon, a brilliant, funny book that conjures up the magic of your favorite cryptids, from chupacabra to the yeti, while also subjecting them to scientific scrutiny. This is perhaps the greatest,… » 2/06/14 12:47pm 2/06/14 12:47pm

Glitter & Mayhem is a glam rock space party terror anthology

Glitter & Mayhem is an anthology of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror that takes mythology to a nightclub, dusts it with glitter, gets it drunk, then takes it out onto the dance floor to grind the night away. » 1/09/14 9:20am 1/09/14 9:20am

Is this really the face of Bigfoot?

Monster-hunter Rick Dyer claims he shot and killed Bigfoot — because that's what you do when you find a shy, rare creature — and is now touring the country with its dead body. Today he released this picture of his Bigfoot trophy. » 1/02/14 3:57pm 1/02/14 3:57pm

When did we first get the idea of alligators in the sewers?

Mutant alligators slithering through the New York sewers are one of the colorful legends of the city. What got the legend started? And why does one version of it contain pot? » 11/04/13 7:40am 11/04/13 7:40am

Could the mythical blue tiger actually exist?

One of the world's most famous cryptids is the so-called blue tiger, first sighted in China a century ago. Cryptozoologists have even worked how such a creature might come to be. Here are the real genetics of a (probably) fake animal. » 9/19/13 8:00am 9/19/13 8:00am

Honduras sheep attacks spark more chupacabra fears

42 sheep were found dead from apparent animal bites on a farm in Honduras that was guarded by dogs and a few humans, too. What could be responsible for such weird carnage? Could it be . . . chupacabras? » 3/19/13 2:37pm 3/19/13 2:37pm

The incredible story of how scientists finally found a giant squid

Edith Widder was one of the marine biologists who, last year, successfully filmed a giant squid living in its natural habitat. In this captivating TED Talk, Widder recounts details of the expedition (all 400+ hours of it), squid summits, and optical luring — a key insight that made it possible to film this deep-sea… » 3/05/13 2:20pm 3/05/13 2:20pm

Read the US government's rules for Yeti hunting from 1959

During the 1950s, oil magnate, adventurer, and cryptozoologist Tom Slick traveled through the Himalayas searching for evidence that a Yeti. Slick was obsessed with searching for cryptids, even going so far as to steal pieces of the Pangboche Hand, which legend held was a Yeti hand, from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal… » 2/27/13 7:20am 2/27/13 7:20am

Cryptids spotlighted in a text viewed as the foundation of modern…

Carl Linnaeus' parents wanted their son to enter the priesthood, a noble profession in the 18th Century. Linnaeus, like many children, rebuffed his parent's desires and followed his own interests. In doing so, he created the foundation of modern zoology. » 8/06/12 3:19pm 8/06/12 3:19pm