Monday, 19 December 2016

Merry Be

Just to wish everyone who celebrates it ,a merry christmas. Lets hope for more Cryptid sightings in 2017. I am hoping to go into remission in 2017 and be able to write again. Wish me luck. xx

Megalodon and Mayan Monsters

Giant megalodon shark teeth may have inspired Mayan monster myths

Giant fossilized teeth from extinct megalodon sharks may have inspired portrayals of a primordial sea monster in Mesoamerican creation myths, according to a new study of the concepts of sharks in ancient Mayan society.
The study looked at how the Maya combined a practical, prescientific knowledge of sharks with their traditional understanding of the world around them as the creation of gods and monsters.
In the research paper, titled “Sharks in the Jungle: real and imagined sea monsters of the Maya,” published online Nov. 21 in the journal Antiquity, Sarah Newman, an archaeologist at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, wrote that fossilized teeth from the extinct shark species Carcharodon megalodon were used in sacred offerings at several ancient Mayan sites, such as Palenque in southern Mexico, where archaeologists have found 13 megalodon teeth. [See Photos of Megalodon Sharks and How They Inspired Mayan Myths]
Giant megalodon sharks were apex predators of the world’s oceans from around 23 million years ago until 2.6 million years ago. Their teeth, jaws and vertebrae have been found at many sites in Central America.
Newman said ancient Mayan depictions of a sea monster named “Sipak” — also known as Cipactli (which translates to “Spiny One”) to the Aztecs of central Mexico — have a single giant tooth that bears a strong resemblance to the fossilized megalodon teeth from sacred offerings found at Mayan sites.
I wonder what other monster myths  may have come from fossil finds? There is a theory that dinosaur bones gave rise to stories about dragons. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hunter spends winter searching for Siberia's Nessie

New signs of Siberia's Nessie? A dark creature in the lake and broken fishing nets
By Ann Liesowska 01 November 2016
Andrey Solovyev will spend winter on shores of lake Labynkyr. Braving temperatures of below minus 50C, and with no other living soul in a radius of 150 kilometres, this 32 year old adventurer walked for ten days to reach one of Russia's most remote and mysterious lakes in a one-man search for the monster that is reputed to inhabit its deep waters. He has regularly met brown bears roaming these wild shores, although they are now ready for hibernation, and wolves are never far away.But it is a different beast he is seeking to see and chronicle - Siberia's own Loch Ness monster.Home for him through the winter is a simple wooden hut overlooking the ice-covered lake. Expeditions here are rare, but usually academics and others seeking to prove or disprove the Labynkyr Devil's existence come in summer, when the waters are unfrozen, and then stay a week or two.Winter temperatures here in the coldest inhabited district in the world are likely to plummet well under 50C, although this week the nights are milder, only minus 32C or so. Yet Andrey, from Voronezh, is undaunted, having already spent 103 days in solitude on the lakeside, living on fish he catches, wild onion which he gathered and pickled earlier, as well as mushrooms and berries he collected before the big freeze.
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Reports of a Sea Monster That Looked Like a Monk Wearing Fish Scales

Renaissance Europe Was Horrified by Reports of a Sea Monster That Looked Like a Monk Wearing Fish Scales -Something fishy this way comes
By Alicia Ault October 25, 2016 

In the 16th century, the so-called “sea monk” became the talk of Europe. Drawings of the half-man, half-fish “monster” appeared in naturalists’ tomes and were circulated among naturalists and members of royal courts across the continent. It was the end of the Renaissance, when Europeans were enamoured with art, science, philosophy and exploring the natural world. But over the centuries, the creature, and talk of it, faded into obscurity. Whatever it was, it was never definitively identified. The lack of an answer has given scientists and folklore-loving researchers something to chew on over the years.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Loch Ness Monster sightings from the past.


I am re-posting this from September 2011 .

monster sighting in Obit column

Jane Nelson
Jane Nelson, who died on August 1 aged 95, was a gifted gardener, indefatigable charity worker and a prize-winning breeder of Highland cattle at her estate in Argyllshire.
Extract: On December 30 1933 Jane, her sister Kathleen and their father saw the Loch Ness monster. In Jane’s own words: “We were driving along Loch Ness looking for it one very stormy day when suddenly I saw two bumps sticking out of the water, so we all got out to look at it. Luckily we had some field glasses, and we watched it for 40 minutes swimming around in the loch. More and more bumps kept appearing until we finally saw nine, and then it began swimming away more quickly; but it was snowing so hard by this time that we lost sight of it.”
The sighting was reported with some excitement in the Inverness Courier. Jane thought she saw the monster on another occasion a few years later, although it was a less convincing event: “This time only one huge bump was sticking out and was going very fast across the loch.”

RIP a great lady. 

Yet another photo of Nessie

Loch Ness Monster FOUND at last? Astonishing new photo of Nessie

A WHISKY warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing Loch Ness Monster sightings to date.

Amateur photographer Ian Bremner, 58, was driving around the Highlands in search of red deer - but stumbled instead across the remarkable sight of what appears to be Nessie swimming in the calm waters of Loch Ness.
The father-of-four spends most of his weekends in the region taking photographs of the stunning natural beauty.
But it was not until he got back to his home in Nigg, Invergordon, that he noticed three humps emerging from the water which he thinks could be the elusive monster.
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The photos are coming thick and fast this year. So far none are really convincing .

Monday, 12 September 2016

video of Champ?

Vermont Navy Veteran Captures Video of ‘Champ’ Monster

Posted on Sep 11 2016 - 5:13pm by Cryptozoology News
 The owner of the video, a 33-year-old Navy veteran and IT student who provided a full name but asked to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that the sighting took place back in late July.
” I had placed a motion activated camera trap at the water’s edge. At 4:00 a.m., in the darkness, it recorded video of an unusual animal,” he said.
The 31-second-long video file, which he titled Champ 2016,  shows footage taken by two different cameras in a split screen containing something floating or swimming through the dark water.
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