A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just large enough for Nessie to hide in. Or more plausibly, it’s yet another attempt by the locals to keep the myth alive—and the tourists flocking to the lake.
Look at those abs! And those shining red eyes! The legendary swamp monster known as Lizard Man is back in his home town of Bishopville, South Carolina, and ABC News is on the case.
A couple of years ago, a DNA analysis of an ostensible sample of Yeti hair indicated that it may have belonged to a previously undiscovered ancestor of modern bears. A new genetic analysis now refutes this claim.
A man who once rented boats on Loch Ness has come forward, claiming that "flesh and black skin an inch thick" was found clinging to one of his vessels after a tragic collision with an unknown object. Alas, there's no proof, since the incident happened nearly 40 years ago.
One of the cryptozoology world's most polarizing figures, Tom Biscardi, is planning an IPO to help fund his ongoing search for Bigfoot.
Frankly, we're a little weary of Bigfoot and Nessie. What about those mysterious critters that don't have dedicated reality shows ... but are still integral, beloved, and/or feared parts of the communities in which they're said to dwell? Here are 9 wonderfully weird, staunchly local cryptozoological creatures.
Though the chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University is careful to note, "It is not a course on Bigfoot. It is a course on anthropology," ISU will nevertheless be offering an experimental class titled "The Relict Hominoid Inquiry." Which is kinda a course on Bigfoot. Sorta.
'Tis the season for year-end stories wrapping up the cultural and political goings-on of 2014. So why not ... "The Year in Bigfoot"?
Because whenever Bigfoot makes the news, it's news you can use. Multiple British tabloids are reporting on the recent findings of one Adam Bird, who claims to have captured evidence of a mysterious beast lumbering through the Lincolnshire woods.
What's the Loch Ness Monster been up to lately? Being mistaken for "fallen trees and branches from a woodland," apparently. Hang in there, Nessie. You've fooled 'em this long — don't give up the game yet!
An unprecedented peer-reviewed genetic survey of more than 30 biological hair samples purportedly left behind by either Bigfoot or the Yeti shows they actually came from creatures considerably less mysterious... such as bears, horses, and cows.
"Woodhouse" is a beautiful, sad short film about a little girl who sees a monster in a London park. But it's also about why we long to find monsters — and the forces that crush our desires. Watch this lovely short and end your day in contemplation.
Monster-hunter Rick Dyer claims he shot and killed Bigfoot — because that's what you do when you find a shy, rare creature — and is now touring the country with its dead body. Today he released this picture of his Bigfoot trophy.
I think the strangest part of this "river monster" video, taken on Thailand's Mekong River, is the very first bit. What the heck is that weird membrane thing?
While Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman might get most of the attention on land, there are plenty of cryptozoological myths surrounding the US's lakes, rivers, and swamps as well. Atlas Obscura has mapped out the Loch Ness-type monsters, webbed hominids, and giant killer sea creatures that, according to…
Everyone's favorite sparkly Internet meme has a long and strangely scientific history – naturalists and scholars have been obsessing over unicorns for over 2000 years. What turned a scientific curiosity of the year 398 BCE into a virgin-loving Christian symbol?
Aw, shucks. Science goin’ off and ruining everything again for cryptozoologists. The latest blow comes from a UK geneticist who says hair samples from an alleged Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, actually came from another — albeit real — creature from the north: an ancient hybrid between polar bears and brown bears.
After five years of research, a group calling itself the Sasquatch Genome Project has released footage of what it says is a female Bigfoot sleeping in the woods. And yes, this is the same group that published the Bigfoot genome in a journal they themselves founded.
A mysterious carcass washed ashore in New Zealand last week, fueling speculation about sea monsters and dinosaurs. The rotting animal was discovered by a group on four-wheel vehicles speeding along the beach in Bay of Plenty.
During the 1950s, oil magnate, adventurer, and cryptozoologist Tom Slick traveled through the Himalayas searching for evidence that a Yeti. Slick was obsessed with searching for cryptids, even going so far as to steal pieces of the Pangboche Hand, which legend held was a Yeti hand, from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal…