Another Man Shares Encounter with ‘Pterodactyl’

A Goshen, Indiana man says he and a group of friends came across an unidentified flying animal that resembled a “pterodactyl” with a wingspan of approximately 12 feet. The eyewitness, a 39-year-old professional trainer who provided his full name and contact information but asked to remain anonymous, sent the following report to Cryptozoology News: “I just read your article about the dinosaur winged creature a man saw and that brought back some interesting memories. We were taking a night hike to a local dam. It was my second year college at Goshen College, back in 2000. I was with a few people and a friend of mine who lived within a 3-minute walk to the dam. We always liked to take night hikes, especially on full moon nights. This was around early to mid September and we could remember the moon being super bright and big. The dam area […] Read More

Exploring Canadian Monsters: Manitoba

Manitoba has a special place in the world of monsters. The word “cryptid” was first used by Manitoba’s John E. Wall in 1983 to describe animals sought by cryptozoologists. The province of Manitoba stretches from the U.S. border of North Dakota in the south to the territory of Nunavut to the north. It is the eighth largest of Canada’s provinces and territories at 651,036 square kilometers, and boasts prairies, farmland, mountains, lakes, rivers and tundra. With 645 kilometers ofHudson Bay coastline to the northeast, Manitoba is the only Prairie Province (which includes Saskatchewan and Alberta) to have a saltwater border. The province was created in 1869 under much protest when the Métis (an aboriginal people who take their roots from First Nations and Europeans) rebelled against Canada for, among other things, installing an English-speaking governor over a French-speaking one. The nerve. An estimated 1.3 million people live in Manitoba. Famous residents include […] Read More

Exploring Canadian Monsters: New Brunswick

New Brunswick, one of the smallest Canadian provinces at 72,908 square kilometers, is nestled on Canada’s eastern shores between Nova Scotia and Quebec, sitting atop the American state Maine like a pompadour. First Nations peoples have lived in the area since at least 7000 BCE. New Brunswick was also part of Vinland, a section of North America explored by the Vikings around 1000 CE. The province is covered by 15 million acres of forestland, more than 60 rivers, and boasts the Bay of Fundy where tourists flock to watch whales. New Brunswick’s Saint John was the first incorporated city in Canada. Famous people from New Brunswick include two Fathers of Confederation, Peter Mitchell and Samuel Leonard Tilley, founders of Canada’s oldest candy company Gilbert and James Ganong, actors Walter Pidgeon and Donald Sutherland, father of Canadian poetry Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, and Brenda Robertson, the first woman elected to […] Read More

The Adventures of Captain William Hitchens: Encounters With Early Cryptozoology

Amidst the forested regions of Africa’s western Wembare Plains, there are many stories told of strange animals. Well-known in the local African traditions, the stories of encounters with these creatures remain obscure to the minds of people in most other parts of the world, save only for the occasions when foreigners have had experiences of their own that would shake their skepticism of such folk beliefs. It was in such a place–the Simbiti woodlands–in the year 1900 that Captain William Hitchens had his own encounter with a pair of mysterious animals, which were unlike anything he had seen in Africa, or anyplace else.  “They were like little men,” Hitchens described, recalling the creatures and their odd behavior nearly four decades later. “[They were] walking upright, but clad in russet hair.” The native guide with Hitchens, despite being a local, seemed equally astonished by the appearance of the two diminutive, hairy humanoids, looking on at the […] Read More

Scotland’s Mysterious Clashindarroch Beast Caught on Camera

Last year, sheep farmers in Scotland were horrified by a series of brutal sheep mutilations for which no definitive cause was found. Naturally, it was immediately speculated that some sort of large, unidentified feline species was behind the attacks. In the United Kingdom, many of the recurring cryptid sightings revolve around mysterious big cats, feline creatures far too large to be normally associated with the British isles. Like most cryptids, however, these mystery cats have the seemingly magical ability to be photographed only in low resolution, blurry images. There are several famous named examples of these mystery cats, from the Beast of Bodmin Moor to the Beast of Exmoor. One of the more elusive cat cryptids of the U.K. is Scotland’s Clashindarroch Beast, a large cat rumored to prowl the Clashindarroch Forest near Aberdeenshire. While the mysterious feline has so far avoided capture, new remote camera footage is claimed […] Read More

“You Have Shot My Friend.” This Early American Sasquatch Story is One of the Eeriest

It is arguably one of the most unusual stories in the already strange mythos surrounding the North American Sasquatch. The account, given in 1929 by a man named Charley Victor, is also one of the few to suggest that the “creatures” spoke a language… and one shared by humans. Victor was a member of the Skwah Reserve in the 1920s. According to the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, The Skwah First Nation (sometimes also called the Skwah Band) is a band government of the Stó:lõ or “Staulo” people, and part of the Chillukweyuk Tribe, near the eponymously named City of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. “Indians have always known that wild men lived in the distant mountains,” Victor was quoted saying in MacLean’s Magazine in 1929, “within sixty and one hundred miles east of Vancouver, and of course they may live in other places throughout the province, but I have […] Read More

Bizarre and Frightening Accounts of Bigfoot Attacks

One of the most well-known and widely discussed cryptids of all time are the mysterious hairy, ape-like giants of North America, which are variously called the Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Ape, Grassman, and other regional names. Seen all over the continent, they may differ in appearance or behavior, but one thing that is usually consistent is that for all of their size and strength they seem to be mostly peaceful and benevolent denizens of the forest, much more likely to run away or hide than to confront. Yet there have been many accounts from at least the 19th century all the way up to the present of a different side to these creatures, that of a fierce, ferocious beast fully willing and able to attack or even kill if it has to. Although not as common as reports of more benign or gentle Bigfoot, the accounts or violent or aggressive […] Read More

Strange encounters in open waters

When the still sea conspires an armor And her sullen and aborted Currents breed tiny monsters True sailing is dead Awkward instant And the first animal is jettisoned Legs furiously pumping Their stiff green gallop And heads bob up Poise Delicate Pause Consent In mute nostril agony Carefully refined And sealed over –Horse Latitudes, Poem by Jim Morrison. Thalassophobia is the compulsive fear of the sea or sea travel. That also extends to a fear of any large body of water, or what lurks beneath. Most of us land-dwellers have this phobia and for good reasons. We’re the post Jaws, post Black Lagoon generation and that usually means that we’ll think twice about taking a dip in a beach or lake. In 1879 an out of place object in the Atlantic waters gave Captain Edwards quite a shock. Three miles off the Rhode Island coast, the fishing vessel, the Amelia, was making its way […] Read More

Missouri Man Tells Daytime Bigfoot Encounter

Miss. — A Missouri man has come forward with a claim that he encountered a Bigfoot creature. The man, whose name was kept anonymous, told the BFRO that he was hunting with his son when the biped showed up in October 2016. He claims that he was near a pond in Reynolds County when silence suddenly took over. “It was around 5 p.m.,” he said. “The squirrels disappeared, birds became silent, so I started to become concerned of human activity.” He goes on to say he was scanning the area to see if he could see people in he area when his eyes came upon “this large black figure”. “It came walking down the other side of this hollower. I thought it was a man, but as it kept walking, I noticed how massive it was,” he explained. The Missouri resident reports that this two-legged creature appeared to notice […] Read More

‘Dinosaur’ Shows Up in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A dinosaur-like creature was reportedly spotted in South Carolina. Columbia resident Anita Sullivan told Cryptozoology News she was driving with her husband on Interstate 20 on Nov 30 when they came upon the animal at around 12.30 p.m.. “We were headed eastbound, crossing the Broad River bridge. I was just looking out of the window causally and just happened to see what at first looked like a large snake moving slowly down the river, with his body moving slightly under the water,” said Sullivan. “It was coming north towards the bridge and it looked to the left as it came up, above the top of the water.” The sighting purportedly lasted about 10 seconds and Sullivan says she was not able to snap a picture of the aquatic being. “I was highly excited and freaked out! I didn’t think to take a picture.” The long-necked animal was […] Read More

Alleged Frozen Bigfoot Head Unveiled in Video

The man who showed the world his “Frozen Sasquatch Foot” earlier this year is back with a piece of the beast that is even bigger and better than the giant foot … a head he claims was once on a living Sasquatch before his father killed the huge creature in 1953, cut it up and froze it until his son found people who would believe the story or needed to raise some money. That day has arrived. “My Bigfoot frozen head video is doing good, 30,000 views in 2 days but that’s not good enough everyone needs to know Sasquatch is real before the Government tries to silence the truth #Bigfoot” [embedded content] The “Bigfoot frozen head video” was uploaded to Youtube by Peter Caine, whose channel describes him as a dog trainer, artist and comedian” who “also does political commentary, Cooking videos, Bigfoot Research, UFO’s and Aliens, Pigeons […] Read More

Mysterious Creatures and Bizarre Dash Cam Footage

It is a dark night and the landscape leaps out of the pitch blackness into the beams of the car’s headlights, everything else just an indistinct blur of greys and half-glimpsed shapes, perhaps frosted by moonlight, perhaps not. The trees crowd around the road in the passing light as well, seeming to reach their flickering tendrils and fingers outwards overhead, and there is a sense that anything could be crouched or lurking out in the gloom out there beyond this illuminated patch. Then up ahead something lurches, scurries, or skitters out of the murk, something the likes of which you have never seen disgorged from the forest into your lights and possibly your nightmares. As your mind struggles to make sense of what you have just seen and comprehend it, the thing is gone just as suddenly as it appeared, swallowed back up by the night. What was it? […] Read More

Nazis, Antarctica, and Bigfoot

Nazis. Has there ever been a greater villain or evil force out there? Throughout history they have not only served to be the perpetrators of horrific acts, but also the target of numerous, countless conspiracy theories and strange tales. They really manage to fit whatever the creepy story calls for, and there are many such stories. Among the many are the rumors that the Nazis had a secretive, covert base in the cold depths of the continent of Antarctica, a tale which in itself has spread out to cover many facets of the weird. Yet there is one account in particular that I feel is particularly surreal and odd. It is a harrowing and horrific tale of soldiers out in the frigid elements, fighting not only the landscape itself, but unknown entities dwelling within it. In short, it is the perfect story of Nazi bizarreness. Before beginning, it is […] Read More