A Map of the United States' Mythical Lake Monsters

While Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman might get most of the attention on land, there are plenty of cryptozoological myths surrounding the US's lakes, rivers, and swamps as well. Atlas Obscura has mapped out the Loch Ness-type monsters, webbed hominids, and giant killer sea creatures that, according to… » 11/30/13 9:00am 11/30/13 9:00am

Genetic analysis shows that the Yeti was actually a polar bear hybrid

Aw, shucks. Science goin’ off and ruining everything again for cryptozoologists. The latest blow comes from a UK geneticist who says hair samples from an alleged Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, actually came from another — albeit real — creature from the north: an ancient hybrid between polar bears and brown bears. » 10/17/13 11:20am 10/17/13 11:20am

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

Retro travel posters for the world's top cryptozoological hot spots

Typically, when you see advertisements tempting travelers to visit Puerto Rico, you hear about the beautiful beaches, the history, but not El Chupacabra. Artist Fernando Reza corrects this and similar oversights with a line of mythical travel posters. Come for the bioluminescent kayaking, stay for the goatsuckers. » 11/18/12 3:30pm 11/18/12 3:30pm

Idaho scientist to search for bigfoot from a blimp

If Bigfoot exists, it's becoming increasingly difficult for it to hide. For years, cryptozoologists have relied on "footprints," blurry photographs and shaky camera footage in their search for proof of the legendary cryptid's existence — but recently, scientists have turned to more rigorous methods of investigation.… » 11/06/12 8:00am 11/06/12 8:00am

How to hunt a Basilisk and live to tell the tale

If you're hunting vampires, you'll want to carry crosses, garlic, stakes, and holy water. For werewolves, a gun loaded with silver bullets is your best protection. But what if you're off to hunt the deadly basilisk, that mythological creature that could kill with a single glance? An account of the hunt of the Warsaw… » 8/11/12 5:00pm 8/11/12 5:00pm

Koalas + Wolf Jaws = Pants-Soiling Terror

Prepare for disappointment, drop bear aficionados. The photo at left of an extremely ornery koala has been circulating around the internet recently, but it's sadly just a manipulation of Flickr uploader Oz_drdolittle's photo of a drenched koala. And if you're bummed the monster at left doesn't exist, know that reality… » 8/02/12 3:00pm 8/02/12 3:00pm