Dead bear on Staten Island

Dead Bear on Staten Island

Out of Place in NYC I woke up this morning to the news of the discovery of a dead bear on Staten Island. For those who don’t know, Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Overall, Staten Island is much more suburban than the other 4 boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, […]

Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn

A Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn?

Yes, A Flock of Sheep in Brooklyn I’ve always been fascinated by the Fortean concept of out of place animals. History is riddled with stories of animals being seen and encountered where they shouldn’t be. I have actually done a number of stories on these kinds of sightings. Monkeys, kangaroos, baby elephants, and large cats […]

Subway Snake New York City

Huge Snake Spotted on NYC Subway Platform

One fascinating aspect of cryptozoology that tends to get overlooked time and time again is that of out of place animals. People tend to be drawn to the more bizarre creatures, such as Bigfoot, Mothman, the Loch Ness monster, or el chupacabra, which is completely understandable. But I think it’s equally fascinating to have known, […]

Alligator found in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, bathtub

Alligator Found in Staten Island Bathtub

Most people are familiar with the urban legend of “alligators in the sewers,” especially here in New York City. And a good portion of those people probably still believe it’s just that, an urban legend. But it has actually happened (and there are many “out of place” animal reports in addition to this one). But recently the NYPD […]