Questions tagged [cryptozoology]

Investigation into the existence of life forms which have not been scientifically proven to exist, but are thought to due to local legends, myths, or anecdotal claims.

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Does the 'Dogman' - a half-man, half-dog hybrid - exist?

The 'Dogman' is a half-man, half-dog hybrid that has many sightings in every state of the US, similar to Bigfoot. A 13-year old boy in Kentucky was reported in the news as being killed by a "...
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Is there a breeding population of big cats living wild in the UK?

In an October 2020 Daily Mail article, a 'big cat tracker', Rhoda Watkins claims the UK has a healthy wild population of leopards and pumas. However, when I search on Wikipedia and other wildlife/...
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Did the submersible 'DSV Alvin' spot a living plesiosaur?

Famed paranormal author Charles Berlitz wrote a 1977 book, Without a Trace, in which he claimed that a Captain Marvin McCamis claimed to have seen a plesiosaur-like sea creature from a submarine, DSV ...
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Do J'ba Fofi (Congolese Giant spiders) exist?

It's Something wiki (dedicated to cryptozoology) reports: The J'ba Fofi (Baka: "giant spider"), also known as the Congolese Giant Spider is a cryptozoological creature that is said to exist ...
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Was Zana from a relict hominid population?

Did Zana (a 19th century Russian "ape-woman") belong to a relict hominid population? In his 2015 book, "The nature of the beast: The first scientific evidence on the survival of apemen into modern ...
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Does Holmes's Loch Ness video show Nessie?

Holmes's Loch Ness video shows an object (or, as claimed, Nessy) floating in the Loch Ness. What is the origin of what was captured on video? It's at 1m02s in this video.
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Did Todd Standing video a sasquatch? [closed]

Recently on Survivorman, Les Stroud went on a Bigfoot expedition. Towards the end of the episode he showed footage provided by Todd Standing with a very clear picture of what appears to be a juvenile ...
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Are yowies real?

According to several articles, yowies (i.e. wild, unidentified, hominids, reputed to live in Australia) have been allegedly observed by many. For example, in this Herald Sun article about a man in ...
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Do (some) Louisiana schools teach the Loch Ness Monster as evidence for creationism?

A came across this article on addictinginfo.org. It quotes from this article in the Scotland Herald, describing Accelerated Christian Education in Louisiana. I quote: One ACE textbook – Biology ...
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Did dragons exist?

Dragons have been common to many cultures and mythologies. Some famous are St. George slaying a dragon and Chinese dragons, such as the symbol used for the Emperor of China. Creationists and Bible ...
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Has there ever been a cryptid proven to exist?

Has there ever been a cryptid proven to exist? A creature that general scientific consensus had regarded as being a myth for a long time, but finally proven to be real.
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Has there ever been a thorough search of Loch Ness (for the Loch Ness Monster)

The burden of proof is on the people who believe they have sighted the Loch Ness Monster to prove it exists with verifiable evidence, however it would be possible to remove all doubt by thoroughly ...
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Is the Texas Chupacabra real?

There have been reports in Texas in 2004 of a creature that looks like a dog which attacks and sucks the blood from livestock. Do any of those claims have any validity?
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The extinction of the thylacine: could some still survive?

(Image comes from Wikimedia Commons) The last known thylacine died in 1936, and the species was officially moved from 'endangered' to 'extinct' in the 1980s. Since the last living specimen died, ...
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Are there any sightings of the Loch Ness Monster before 1933?

There can be no doubt that the Loch Ness Monster exploded into the public awareness in the 1933, thanks to a few sightings that made national news in Britain. What I'm wondering is if there is any ...
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Was the Patterson Bigfoot Film Faked?

On October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson made a video which seared an image of Bigfoot into the popular consciousness..... Is that video real?
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