Cryptozoology

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The Beast of Gévaudan
The Beast of Gévaudan is a name given to man-eating wolf-like animals alleged to have terrorized the former province of Gévaudan located in modern day département of Lozère and part of Haute-Loire, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France from 1764 to 1767 over an area stretching 90 by 80 kilometres (56 by 50 mi)...Read more
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Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations.The Jersey Devil has worked its way into the pop culture of the area, even lending its name to New Jersey's team in the National Hockey League.Read more
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Michigan Dogman
The Michigan Dogman is a cryptozoological creature first reported in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan. Sightings have been reported in several locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower Peninsula. In 1987, the legend of the Michigan Dogman gained popularity when a disc jockey at WTCM-FM recorded a song about the creature and its reported sightings...Read more
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Thunderbird
This article deals with modern sightings, the last 200 years, of such a creature, reported as real, as opposed to mythological accounts, though believers in the phenomenon often use the Native American legends in attempts to support their claims.....Read more
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Hoan kiem turtle
The Hoan Kiem turtle, Rafetus leloii, is a species of turtle from Southeast Asia. Its status as a distinct species is questionable, with the most recent review strongly suggesting Rafetus leloii is a synonym of Rafetus swinhoei...Read more

Thylacine

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The thylacine had become extremely rare or extinct on the Australian mainland before European settlement of the continent, but it survived on the island of Tasmania along with several other endemic species, including the Tasmanian devil. Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction, but other contributory factors may have been disease, the introduction of dogs, and human encroachment into its habitat. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none proven.

  • The modern thylacine first appeared about 4 million years ago.
  • Species of the family Thylacinidae date back to the beginning of the Miocene
  • the thylacine showed many similarities to the members of the dog family
  • Since the thylacine filled the same ecological niche in Australia as the dog family

Giant squid

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Recent studies show that giant squid feed on deep-sea fish and other squid species.They catch prey using the two tentacles, gripping it with serrated sucker rings on the ends. Then they bring it toward the powerful beak, and shred it with the radula, tongue with small, file-like teeth, before it reaches the esophagus. They are believed to be solitary hunters, as only individual giant squid have been caught in fishing nets.

  • Architeuthis dux, "Atlantic Giant Squid" , Architeuthis hartingii
  • Architeuthis japonica , Architeuthis kirkii
  • Architeuthis martensi, "North Pacific Giant Squid" ,Architeuthis physeteris
  • Architeuthis sanctipauli, "Southern Giant Squid" , Architeuthis stockii

Bigfoot

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Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid that purportedly inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term "sasquatch" is an anglicized derivative of the word "sésquac" which means "wild man" in a Salish Native American language

  • On July 14, 2005, Tom Biscardi, a long-time Bigfoot enthusiast and CEO of Searching for Bigfoot Inc.
  • appeared on the Coast to Coast AM paranormal radio show and announced that he was "98% sure that his group will be able to capture a Bigfoot which they have been tracking in the Happy Camp, California area."
  • A month later, Biscardi announced on the same radio show that he had access to a captured Bigfoot and was arranging a pay-per-view event for people to see it.

Mothman

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Mothman refers to the legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from November 15, 1966, to December 15, 1967.

Author John Keel popularized the subject in his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, claiming that Mothman was related to a wide array of supernatural events in the area and the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies was based on Keel's book.

  • In Episode 2 of the short-lived TV series X-Testers, the researchers attempted to duplicate alleged photographs of Mothman.
  • In X-Files Season 5 episode Detour, Mulder and Scully encounter creatures related to Mothman.
  • In the video game Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Mothman is one of three Cryptozoology-based monsters along with the Yeti and the Flying Humanoid. It also appears again as an enemy in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.