From the maverick science annals: Brad Steiger is noted for a prolific range of books on esoteric subjects, including the classic Worlds Before Our Own. Here Steiger says that in that well-received book he posed "a two- pronged question: Did a race of early humans exist during the Age of Reptiles, something like 70 million years ago; or did a certain number of the giant reptiles survive until a few thousand years ago?" Steiger goes on to list quite a few instances of evidence that seems to prove humans of gigantic size co-existed with dinosaurs, a supposition that runs totally counter to Darwin's theory of evolution. Should the fossil evidence be discounted as just a set of "anomalies"? Or should the evidence be brought to the fore for serious thought and inspection by a wide range of scientists? And, although Steiger doesn't broach the question, is there a concerted effort to cover-up evidence of mankind and dinosaurs co-existing? There's more about ancient man - but not involving dinosaurs - in Alasdair Wilkins' notations of new evidence that says There Were Just Too Many Humans for Neanderthals to Survive.
A recent posting about merbeings from Dale Drinnon brings forth a response from Tyler Stone, presented in its entirety and replied to by Drinnon. Stone hypothesizes that reports of freshwater merbeings, as depicted by Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe in the "Merbeings" chapter of their now-classic work The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, "are descended from short-tailed Macaque monkeys, which have evolved to have webbed hands and feet." Stone presents the reasoning behind his hypothesis, and Drinnon says the idea has merit. Elsewhere, Allen Stasch is no fan of cryptids, but he has photos of something that is unidentified, so far, in the waters of a Villa Park, IL, waterhole, as seen in Unidentified Creatures Sighted in Twin Lakes. Meanwhile, Cryptozoology Online presents a preview of a new film in Yowie Movie Trailer.