Unusually Large Spider Observed in Hotel Room in the Dominican Republic

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This article is one in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.

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Russian Bigfoot Video Posted by Texas Parks & Rec Dept is actually Park Promotion and not “Evidence”

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(6/19/2017 Round Rock, Texas) A Parks and Recreation Department located in Round Rock, Texas has been posting alleged “evidence” on its Facebook pages including videos of hair, footprints and a blurry video of what looks like a large hominid on one of the trails. It’s actually a Russian video from 2015.

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More Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories of Cryptid Encounters

 

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This is the second in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.  Continue reading

Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories of Cryptid Encounters

NCS Case Files

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word cryptid as “An animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti.”  For the following witnesses to living cryptids, there is no dispute.  This is the first in a series of National Cryptid Society’s case files, in which you will read what the witnesses themselves have experienced.

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List of Release Dates for New Cryptozoology Books in 2017

Get your reading glasses polished and your bookshelf organized, because here’s a list of upcoming release dates for books in the cryptozoological subject area collected by the National Cryptid Society.  All descriptions are from Amazon.com. Continue reading

Cryptozoology Quotes

If you are looking for cryptozoology quotes to share, our friends at the National Cryptid Society (NCS) have you covered with some gorgeous and thought-provoking quote images.

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Layla Dorine: Author of Serpent’s Kiss

From the sprawling plains of North Central Iowa comes an author of fantasy, urban and LGBT books that have captured the imagination of many readers. Author Layla Dorine is a lover of nature and a crafter of worlds where her stories spring to life.  she describes her latest book, Serpent’s Kiss, and shares words of encouragement for new and upcoming writers.

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Real-Time Reading? Renowned Author Kevin J. Anderson to give unprecedented access to fans and authors to novel as it is written.

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Kevin J. Anderson at Indiana Comic Con (photo by chaospirations)

The next epic fantasy novel from the popular author of Star Wars and Dune universe novels, Kevin J. Anderson, will be his most creative endeavor to date.  Not for the story itself, but for the way that it is presented to audiences which include fans of his work as well as aspiring writers who want to see the process of writing as it happens. Continue reading

PHENOMENA: a review of the new nonfiction book by Annie Jacobsen

Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception And Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobson.  Nonfiction, 527 pages published in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company.

Although the term “paranormal” can represent an incredibly diverse spectrum of unexplainable events, remarkable human sensory abilities or the like, I could sum it up to “one or a series of observations that cannot be explained using current Continue reading

This Bizarre Rare Book worth Hundreds of Dollars found at a Thrift Store for $1

 

 

Man after Man by Dougal Dixon is a rare book.  Not quite the rarest, but it commands a hefty price online.  Readers looking to find this book should be prepared to pay around $170 as of the date of this article (March 8, 2017) on Amazon, and if you are an AbeBooks customer, you’ll shell out a hefty $299 for Man after Man.  However, on March 8, 2017, I stumbled across a hard cover of Dixon’s Man after Man at a Catholic Charities thrift store in Mattoon, IL selling for one dollar. I was instantly drawn to it because I am a hopeless lover of odd books, and indeed the book is an oddity to behold.  The imagery and illustrations of the work is beautiful and at the same time grotesque in the depiction of the evolved human form. The story is short, but thought-provoking and controversial.  So why is this book considered rare in the first place?

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Dougal Dixon can be classified as a prolific author and speculative zoologist, meaningthat his career revolves around hypothesizing how life on Earth (or other planets) will evolve according to understood properties of biology, chemistry and physics and has great success writing about those ideas.  He is known for his beautifully illustrated and thought provoking books After Man (Dixon 1981), The New Dinosaurs (Dixon 1988) and numerous others that deal with nature, evolution and speculation of the future of such. After Man was an enormous success that gave Continue reading