Friday, September 09, 2011

Loren Coleman shares his thoughts on showman P.T. Barnum and his contributions to the field of cryptozoology. More than little people, fat ladies, and dog-faced boys, Barnum set an example of promotion that brings strangeness into the public consciousness. He redefined museums from stuffy rooms with unctuous audiences wearing monocles to a place of discovery and wonder. The International Museum of Cryptozoology Musem in Maine attempts to maintain that spirit by spreading knowledge of hidden beasts and living fossils. Coleman also participated as a judge in io9's contest for best photographic evidence of a cryptid. Hold onto your hats because "We Found A Cryptid! Meet The White Cheetah." Among the runners up are leeches in disguise and a pibald wallaby--along with anecdotes from the competition and the tools on hand to prevent chicanery. Elsewhere, aFollowup On Reptoids And Dinosauroids by Dale Drinnon, with feedback casting new light upon the subject. Are lizardmen actually birdmen if they share a saurian ancestry? Would their anatomy converge with primate anatomy or assume something far stranger? Then we have Ghost Theory's take on two recent Bigfoot stories: Part 2 Breakdown of Utah Bigfoot Video and Is This The Final Nail In The Standing Coffin?

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