Do You Love Cryptozoology As Much As I Do?
Ever since I was a kid and I saw the Six Million Dollar Man episode “The Secret of Bigfoot” as a six year old kid, I have been fascinated by Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness Monsters, and any other form of mythical creatures. I remember shows like “In Search Of…” hosted by Leonard Nimoy (Yes, Mr. Spock) which would delve into such weighty mysteries. If I saw or heard that a show about these creatures was coming on, I was all over it. By the way, this took dedication in the days before VCR’s not to mention Tivo.
Cryptozoology, as defined by Wikepedia is the search for animals believed to exist, but for which conclusive evidence is missing.
Well, the greatest moment in my bizarre fascination was when my dad took me to see the premier of Sasquatch, The Legend of Bigfoot in 1977. For a seven year old freak show like me, that was like seeing Gone With the Wind and Citizen Kane all rolled into one. That sealed the deal, I was hooked for life.
I remember in my early 20’s how the first few episodes of the X-Files and that were the next closest thing. They always mixed in some cryptozoology type stuff among the UFO chasing.
Well recently I found a few sites that feed me a daily dose of cryptozoology. Let’s start with the best one first:
Cryptomundo: The best of the bunch. There are several stories a day on anything cryptozooly related. They always have links to “shocking new pictures and videos” that provide “conclusive evidence”. And yes, they do have a sense of humor. AWESOME!
The Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman always has cool stories on sightings of Sasquatch, Nessie, Yetti, and all of their friends. Good info, may need a little web design clean up. As if I don’t.
Unexplained Mysteries: “Your Source for the Paranormal” There is always cool stuff on this site. They also cover things like ghosts, psychics, hypnosis, and anything else that is just beyond our understanding. I read their site every day.
Boing Boing: Billed as “A Directory of Wonderful Things” there are stories of all sorts of wacky stuff. And I suspect that they may share a bizarre fascination with cryptozoology too. This is one of my favorite sites on all of the web.
Please leave a comment below if you know of any other good resources on the subject.
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FYI. I just found a few other sites that have some cool Cryptozoology articles.
Good Stuff, Enjoy!