Monsters of the Deep by Nick Redfern

Monsters of the Deep – Book Review

Monsters of the Deep by Nick Redfern I’ve never really shied away from the fact that when it comes to cryptids, I’m probably least interested in those of the aquatic variety. Lake monsters, sea serpents, and other anomalous water-based creatures just don’t typically hold my interest. And to be totally honest, I’m not even sure why. […]

New Loch Ness Monster Photograph?

New Loch Ness Monster Photograph?

Last week, I wrote about the giant squid that washed ashore in South Africa, and how interesting it was that I was concurrently reading Nick Redfern’s new book, Monsters of the Deep. Well, today my feed is abuzz about this new photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, which is obviously also covered in Nick’s […]

Nessie by Ian Bremner

Most Convincing Photo of the Loch Ness Monster Yet?

I have said in the past, numerous times, that I don’t believe in the Loch Ness Monster. At least, I don’t believe that the things people are seeing that make up the legend of Nessie are necessarily caused by a prehistoric plesiosaur that has survived into modern times. But people are seeing something, so obviously […]

Bigfoot Hoaxer Tries to Prove Bigfoot is a Hoax

I had a pretty busy, aggravating day at work today, and really needed a good laugh. And then I stumbled across this: a press release about known Bigfoot hoaxer Tom Biscardi presenting a radio show that would prove once and for all that the Patterson-Gimlin footage is a hoax. I’ll let that sink in for […]

International Cryptozoology Museum Loren Colemen

International Cryptozoology Museum Needs Your Help

It’s not often that I would use this platform to ask for help with something, but this is a cause I believe in and I’m going to do my best to get the word out there. If you are at all interested in Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, el chupacabra, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the […]

Nessie on Google Street View

Loch Ness Monster Legend Inspired by Earthquakes?

Cryptozoology is a quirky field. It’s a rogues gallery of creatures, ranging from clever hoaxes and mythological misidentifications to beasts that leave interesting but frustratingly ambiguous evidence. And I’ve always felt that the Loch Ness monster fell somewhere in the middle of those spectrums. Sure, there’s lots of eyewitness testimony, and it goes back hundreds of […]

Nessie on Google Street View

The Loch Ness Monster: Hoax Anniversary and Google Street View

So if you’ve used Google today (and if you haven’t, how do you manage?), you’ve no doubt seen the little animation commemorating the 81st anniversary of the publication of the most well known photo of the Loch Ness Monster, the so-called Surgeon’s Photo. Taken by Dr. Robert Kenneth Wilson and published in 1934 , the photo seems […]

New Zealand Sea Monster

New Zealand Sea Monster Spotted on Google Earth

Google Earth is a blessing and a curse. Obviously it’s nice to see amazing satellite images of the Earth, and it’s awesome to be able to zoom in and see where we live or places we’ve never been to. Then again, there are people who are constantly finding UFOs, monsters, ghosts, and sea serpents in […]

Lagarfljótsormurinn sea monster

The Lagarfljótsormurinn, the Loch Ness Monster of Iceland, Captured on Video?

So it seems like I picked a good week to come back from my self-imposed hiatus from the site. Lots of good, juicy, and all around dumb paranormal stories to pick from. And so little time. So let’s start with the Lagarfljótsormurinn, a Loch Ness monster-type creature that is said to reside in Iceland. Apparently, a […]

Issie, the lake monster of Japan

Issie: The Matriarch Sea Serpent

For this week’s cryptozoological tale, let’s travel to the islands of Japan for a rather somber yarn. As you might already know, some folklore is rooted in profoundly sad origins. So goes the story of Issie, Japan’s most mythical water-dwelling creature. Way back before she embraced her fate as a legendary sea serpent–a heavy burden all […]