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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
14
votes
2answers
1k views

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, ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
424 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
948 views

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?
5
votes
1answer
642 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
419 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
18
votes
1answer
3k views

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?
16
votes
1answer
830 views

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 ...
19
votes
3answers
3k views

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.
13
votes
1answer
708 views

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 ...