Monday, 30 December 2013

new deep sea creatures discovered

Deep sea creatures found off Rockall 'new to science'
Four animals previously unknown to science have been discovered in deep water off Scotland, the Scottish government has said. New species of large sea snail, clam and marine worm were found during surveys by Marine Scotland. The clams and worm were at a suspected cold seep, an area where hydrocarbons are released from the seabed. All were discovered around Rockall, the remains of a volcano 260 miles (418km) west of the Western Isles.If confirmed, the cold seep would be the first to be discovered near Rockall. Some types of commercial fishing could be banned in the area to protect the habitat.The new sea snail Volutopsius scotiae and clam Thyasira scotiae have been named after the research vessel MRV Scotia

Friday, 27 December 2013

when fish attack

Carnivorous fish attack bathers in Argentina
A school of carnivorous fish related to the piranha has attacked bathers in an Argentine river, injuring about 70.Thousands of bathers were cooling off in the Parana River in Rosario, 300km (186 miles) north of Buenos Aires, on Christmas Day when the attack happened. Officials blamed the attack on the palometa fish, describing the event as "exceptional". Paramedics said dozens of people had their extremities attacked and some had lost digits.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

that time of year

I wish you all a very merry christmas . thank you for reading the blog. I hope 2014 brings you all lots of adventures and monster chasing xx

Friday, 20 December 2013

Ho Ho Ho the cry of which cryptid?

Do you believe in the cryptid Father Christmas ?

You may laugh but think about the similarities between Santa and documented  cryptids.
Cryptids tend to be seen in places with difficult terrain where they cannot easily be tracked or seen. -Santa lives in an icy wasteland.
Santa disappears and reappears. There are stories about bigfoot disappearing before people’s eyes and many cryptids are only spotted at certain times of the year when conditions are right .
Santa flies through the air on a sled with flying reindeer. There are many flying cryptids from thunderbirds to mothman.
Then there are his little helpers –the elves. They could be a descendant or offshoot of the Hobbit skeletons that were found in recent years.
He leaves gifts. There are old stories of wildmen who left food for the starving on their doorsteps.
Santa is rather hairy according to many depictions with flowing beard and locks. Ditto are many cryptids.
He has a distinctive cry-Ho Ho Ho. So do many cryptids including a species of giant bat that is said to make a similar noise.
Santa only exists in folklore stories, so do many crytids until people start to hunt for them. Nearly all cryptids from the Loch Ness Monster to the Yeti are first discovered in old stories when one looks back at the time line.
So Is Santa Claus a cryptid? Probably not as there is no eye witness testimony to back up his appearances that I am aware of (that does not include your parent in a red dressing gown and Santa hat and fake beard leaving presents at the bottom of the bed) but next time someone scoffs at your belief in cryptids, remind them they believed in Father Christmas once so don’t knock belief in the unknown.

vampire trail

Bulgaria: Staking out a vampire tourist trail
Two towns in Bulgaria and Romania are planning to boost their tourist appeal by capitalising on their "vampire" past, it seems.Bulgaria's ancient city of Sozopol on the Black Sea coast is teaming up with medieval Sighisoara in Romania, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the ruler thought to have inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Last year, archaeologists in Sozopol found the 700-year-old skeleton of a man with an iron spike through his chest. The old pagan ritual was meant to prevent "bad" dead people from rising from their graves.Sozopol's mayor, Panayot Reyzi, saw an opportunity to attract more tourists by twinning his city with Sighisoara. "Both Dracula and our vampire had a limp and could've been cousins," he tells the Flagman news website. Recently he announced the two towns had agreed to create a "vampire trail". Tourists visiting Dracula's house in Sighisoara would also be encouraged to go to neighbouring Bulgaria to see the "Sozopol vampire", explains Focus News

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Mystery early human discovered

Mystery early human revealed by DNA data
DNA analysis of early human remains from a Siberian cave has revealed the existence of a mystery human species. A team of researchers speculates that this could have been Homo erectus, which lived in Europe and Asia a million years ago or more. Meanwhile, the researchers report that they have also obtained the most complete DNA sequence ever from a Neanderthal. Details of the work appear in Nature journal. Finds at Denisova cave in Siberia have deepened our understanding of the human groups living in Eurasia before modern humans (Homo sapiens) arrived on the scene.

Bigfoot’s ancestors maybe?

Monday, 16 December 2013

sad news about Roy Mackal

I was very sad to read about the death of Roy P Mackal.It was not reported in the media and was discovered by Loren Coleman whose item  is linked below. I met Roy twice at Loch Ness and had some correspondence with him over the years. The last time was a couple of years ago and he said if I wished to use any of his material in my books it was fine by him. I can't believe his passing wasn't more widely written about. Thank you Loren Coleman for the article below. RIP Roy Mackal. I hope you find those mystery creatures whereever you are x

Thursday, 12 December 2013

alien creature a hoax and earth life on Mars

The 'alien jellyfish' WAS a hoax! Glowing creature in Bristol harbour turns out to be publicity stunt for a TV programme
    Videos of light appeared on YouTube with many claiming it to be an 'alien'
    Biologists suggested it may be a marine salp which has drifted off course  But it turns out the 'alien' creature was placed in the harbour to promote a new TV programme about magic that will air on Watch
by Ellie Zolfagharifard and Sarah Griffiths
read rest here:

Dinosaur asteroid 'sent life to Mars'
By James Morgan Science reporter, BBC News