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The Aswang



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Learn about the Filipino vampire known as the "aswang" here and here, then watch the documentary above.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 30, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Cryptozoology, Superstition, Foreign Customs, South Pacific

The Last Unicorn



Not the Peter Beagle version....
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Cryptozoology, Sexuality, Cartoons

The Mermen of Johann Zahn

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Wikipedia page of Johann Zahn.

Images from the NOAA archives.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 24, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Cryptozoology, Europe, Sixteenth Century

Monsters of Iowa

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Who would ever suspect that boring old Iowa was host to so many odd creatures?

Consider this winged monster from 1903, above.

Or this account, below, found along with more Iowa monsters in UNNATURAL PHENOMENA. (See book sidebar.)


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Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 08, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Cryptozoology, Fictional Monsters, Regionalism, Superstition, 1900's, North America, Nineteenth Century

Wawa Grande

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Thanks to my pal, KW Jeter, who now lives in Ecuador, I learned about the existence of that country's own Bigfoot monster, "Wawa Grande."

Wawa Grande, which takes its name from the Quechuan word for baby and the Spanish word for big, reportedly stands upright on two legs and has thick, light gray or reddish hair. The Wawa legend dates back at least 200 years in Ecuador's southern Andes but several reported sightings since the 1980s sparked international interest.


Of course, a monster whose name translates as "Big Baby" instantly assumes less fearsome dimensions.

Read more here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 25, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Cryptozoology, Foreign Customs, South America

Ozo

OZO from OZO Team on Vimeo.



This one deserves to be watched in fullscreen mode.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 04, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Cryptozoology, Family, Babies and Toddlers, Parents, Cartoons

The Yowie





Get familiar with the Australian bigfoot/yeti known as the Yowie.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 03, 2012 | Comments (1)
Category: Cryptozoology, Australia

Swimming Pool

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 04, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Cryptozoology, Cartoons, Love & Romance

Ika Musume

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There is an anime character named Ika Musume. She is an aquatic being, a "squid girl." She is conventionally drawn as you see to the right.

After the jump, you can see how one fan imagined the reality inherent in the term "squid girl."

Mildly NSFW.

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 05, 2011 | Comments (9)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Cryptozoology, Fictional Monsters, Cartoons, Asia

The Skeptic’s Dictionary



I'm certain every reader of this blog could happily spend hours at The Skeptic's Dictionary, whose mission since 1994 has been to explore "Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions."

For instance, why not learn more about the bunyip?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 25, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Authorities and Experts, Cryptozoology, Fictional Monsters, Weird Studies and Guides, Weird Theory
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