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Old 24th November 2015, 09:50 AM   #3081
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Cheeseburgers no, Unicat can't haz
they lay him low and give him the gaz
jealous he be of his mate The Taz
who twirls about with general snazz
scarfing burgers, fries, and all that jazz
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Old 24th November 2015, 10:11 AM   #3082
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That's just Bruce, he is to Bigfoot what Battle-Cat is to He-Man.

Many people suggested that Bruce could in fact be spotted hiding just behind some shrubbery in the PGF. Many people have also claimed to see Gimlin crouching down watching the scene unfold, but this was just Ronald the Poacher, who understands that the exceedingly rare Bruce can fetch up to $125K at auction, (I haven't verified those numbers, but NL has, they're solid.)

The horn isn't a natural feature, btw, Patty added it for dramatic effect.

They say that Bruce can only be tamed by a man who is strong-willed, pure of heart and fond of liquorice.

Patty.
The Last Sasquatch,
and her faithful steed, Bruce.

This tag-team is tight,
but Patty's costume is loose.
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Do you know who separates out the green M&Ms for Unicat?

Eddie and Alex Van Halen.
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Old 25th November 2015, 03:08 PM   #3085
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I know Unicat makes more sense, but what about Caticorn?
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Old 25th November 2015, 04:26 PM   #3086
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I know Unicat makes more sense, but what about Caticorn?
Well, I ain't re-writing all that crap.
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You thought the unicat was bad,
but you've not met that lass and lad
who'll make you rue that you were born:
The children of the caticorn!
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Old 25th November 2015, 06:06 PM   #3088
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Old 25th November 2015, 06:09 PM   #3089
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I was probably the last person to read this, but I'm going to post it anyway:

(New Photos May Show Bigfoot’s Cloaking Ability)

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/1...aking-ability/

One of the comments from below the article:

"I'm surprised none of my images of Sasquatch stalking deer posted on my Facebook page with public access, have garnered near as much attention that these inferior images and videos receive. Always inconclusive, with a question mark at the end, of it. I don't need a game cam or other devices rigged up to deceive something far superior in its cognizance of our motives, when they are open, and responsive to my honesty towards them."

No real reason for posting that, I just found it to be worth a chuckle.
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Old 25th November 2015, 06:11 PM   #3090
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You thought the unicat was bad,
but you've not met that lass and lad
who'll make you rue that you were born:
The children of the caticorn!
Caticorn was unique,
of that I can speak,
but what of the Catbird?
On his forehead, a beak!
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Old 25th November 2015, 07:15 PM   #3091
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The mystic's vision meets with wonder,
New stars the firmament adorn,
As dreary sense is torn asunder
Under the sign of Caticorn.
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Old 25th November 2015, 08:49 PM   #3092
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Cryptozoology, unlike zoology, depends primarily on eyewitness accounts. Some cryptozoology enthusiasts understand that eyewitness testimonies are not definitive because of the potential problems inherent in such accounts. Other advocates accept, at least provisionally, sightings, and others accept a body of eyewitness stories as surely valid.

I would like to examine various aspects of particular cryptid or unknown animal sightings to make a general argument that skeptics are rightfully doubting of eyewitness testimonies when it comes to the extraordinary claims of undocumented, unknown or out-of-place large animals.

My first example relates to the alleged lake "monster" said to live in British Columbia's Lake Okanagan and nick-named "Ogopogo."

In 1989, Ken Chaplin and his father and daughter thought they saw Ogopogo entering an inlet area on the lake. Chaplin said he was between 75ft to 100ft away from the creature. He "saw [the creature's] features very clearly" and it was "snake or lizard like" with "no fur or hair;" his sister saw a long snake-like body over 15ft long.

Sounds like Chaplin and family had a typical Ogopogo sighting. He had no question as to what he saw. Unfortunately for Ogopogo lore, Chaplin not only saw the creature, he video recorded it too--twice. What he recorded was obviously not an anomalous lake serpent/monster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyb-h...feature=relmfu

Even after his recording was shown to represent a common animal, he and his sister refused to accept the mundane verdict.

Enter the local Ogopogo "expert," Arlene Gaal, to also deny that Chaplin recorded a common animal and to state he filmed a "miniature" Ogopogo.

This is a straightforward demonstration that people don't always see what they believe they are seeing, and that cryptozoological "experts" can be blind to the obvious.
Would this be an example of the highlighted that constitutes empirical evidence that can be legitimized and authenticated?
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No, because the discovery of new species is not cryptozoology.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cryptozoology
Cryptozoology is about legendary creatures, or those whose existence is disputed.
Discovering, documenting and classifying new species is actual science.
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Old 26th November 2015, 02:03 AM   #3094
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No, because the discovery of new species is not cryptozoology.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cryptozoology
Cryptozoology is about legendary creatures, or those whose existence is disputed.
Discovering, documenting and classifying new species is actual science.
'Hidden animals' was mentioned when I Googled the definition.
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'Hidden animals' was mentioned when I Googled the definition.
That is the etymology. The actual definition follows:
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kryptos, "hidden" + zoology; literally, "study of hidden animals") is a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven due to lack of evidence.
Note the terms 'pseudoscience' and 'lack of evidence'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptozoology
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Old 26th November 2015, 08:55 AM   #3097
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Fundamentally it is the sharing of existing folk tales and the creation of new folk tales. I don't know if that is even "fake science" (pseudoscience).
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Fundamentally it is the sharing of existing folk tales and the creation of new folk tales. I don't know if that is even "fake science" (pseudoscience).
Modern folklore, imo.
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I'm trying to recall during my time on the BFF, which is my only experience with with those that place faith in sightings, or their own experiences, as to whether anyone ever claimed that it constituted empirical evidence.

Mulder was the only one I remember that I ever spoke with that made that claim. Another is someone y'all quote often, but I don't remember talking to him, and that is DWI, at least I think that's his screen name. The scammers like Dyer, the MABRC and their petrified bigfoot foot, etc....That hardly constitutes the entire fan club of cryptozoology as claiming they have empirical evidence for what they claim to believe or know.
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Boggy Creek Monster

Monster Talk podcast on the "Fouke Monster."

http://www.skeptic.com/podcasts/monstertalk/16/06/08/
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Loveland Frogman

Here is an interesting article on Snopes about the Loveland Frogman.

http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/05/lov...spotted-again/

Part of the problem with "cryptid" sighting reports relate to how bungled or mixed up the accounts may be as reported and over time. Consider the following from the article:

"[Officer] Matthews explained that the first officer to encounter the purported Frogman, Ray Shockey, called him one night in the March of 1972* after spotting something strange on Riverside Drive/Kemper Road near the Totes boot factory and the Little Miami River.

"'Naturally, I didn't believe him … but I could somehow tell from his demeanor that he did see something,' Matthews said.

"Later that month, Matthews was driving on Kemper Road near the boot factory when he saw something run across the road. However, it wasn't walking upright and didn't climb over the guardrail as the urban legend of the Frogman goes. The creature crawled under the guardrail. Matthews said he 'had no clue what it was.'

"'I know no one would believe me, so I shot it,' he said.

"Matthews recovered the creature's body and put it in his trunk to show Shockey. He said Shockey said it was the creature he had seen, too.

"It was a large iguana about 3 or 3.5 feet long, Matthews said. The animal was missing its tail, which is why he didn't immediately recognize it.

"Matthews said he figured the iguana had been someone's pet and then either got loose or was released when it grew too large. He also theorized that the cold-blooded animal had been living near the pipes that released water that was used for cooling the ovens in the boot factory as a way to stay warm in the cold March weather.

"'The thing was half dead anyway when I shot it,' he said."
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The Soay Island Sea Monster

New article by Darren Naish:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com...nster-of-1959/
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The Thylacinus

New sightings of the Tasmanian Devil:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...cid=spartandhp
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Tasmanian Devil:
Tiger, not Devil.
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So it looks like biologists are not expecting to find a Thylacine, but are using this infusion of money to fund a survey of Cape York fauna, under the guise of Thylacine search.

That's what I read into that.
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So it looks like biologists are not expecting to find a Thylacine, but are using this infusion of money to fund a survey of Cape York fauna, under the guise of Thylacine search.

That's what I read into that.
It sounds that way, but it does appear that, despite their doubts, they intend to look seriously for it, just noting that the research will be useful either way.
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Tiger, not Devil.
The Devil was seen frequently on Saturday mornings in the past...
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Thylacine Truthers?
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There has been no doubt that large pythons could kill adult humans.

However, within herpetology circles, it has been promoted that no python could actually eat one of the humans it has killed. Even National Geographic has said on it's shows that the jaws could not extend beyond the shoulders.

There was a show a few years ago, where a man in a metal suit 'attempted' to get eaten without success.

Which brings me to this horrific article:
http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/28/villag...nside-6539420/

It could very disturbing to some people, but it seems to show an adult human consumed by a large reticulated python.

Parcher? Do you think this is legit? I think it's the real deal. Once they found him, they stopped the procedure to call the authorities is what it looks like to me.
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It seems legit. I have seen nearly identical photos from about 15 years ago of a person removed from a python.

Indonesians are generally not big people. These pythons eat deer and pigs which are probably larger than humans.
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Thylacine Truthers?
According to this article the Night Parrot was rediscovered 4 years ago. https://www.theguardian.com/environm...e-in-100-years
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What's next? Megalodon?
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What's next? Megalodon?
I vote for woolly mammoths. They could be hiding out in the woods right now, along with the bigfoots. Clever beasts. They'd be more common but they prefer a diet of ivory billed woodpeckers.
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What's next? Megalodon?
What you didn't see one of those in a past life too?
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According to this article the Night Parrot was rediscovered 4 years ago. https://www.theguardian.com/environm...e-in-100-years
Rediscovered in a new area, 4 years ago.
There had been an earlier sighting in 1979, with a dead specimen found in 1990, confirming that the bird was still extant.

The 2013 sighting by Young is contentious, as he has a track record of "finding" extinct/rare birds but offering up little evidence (the Night Parrot included), e.g., "Young is not notifying state or federal authorities of the identity of the private grazing property where he found the birds. He insists that the conservation of the night parrot is his primary concern and he intends to raise at least $2 million so the property can be managed privately. Rights to his photographs and video footage are up for sale."

He is probably most famous for his 2006 claim that he had discovered a new species, the Blue-fronted fig parrotWP. There are serious doubts about the photo he finally provided, there was evidence of Photoshopping. He has not produced any physical evidence for this bird in the intervening 11 years, it seems.

Yes despite that, it seems that the Night Parrot is indeed extant.
It live in actual, remote, uninhabited (by white fellahs) and massive areas in the middle of nowhere in Australia. Not quite the same as other sightings of Bigfoot in suburbia and plesiosaurs in Loch Ness.

I'm not holding my breath on the Thylacine sightings though.
Very sceptical on that given the "evidence" presented so far. Nearly as bad as that for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Similar conservation acquisitions were made for its proposed habit too, I remember, and not a bird found in 10(?) years.
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What you didn't see one of those in a past life too?
Must have come up on me from behind.
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Tiger, not Devil.
Correcto. A habit, no doubt, pairing Tasmanian with Devil, rather than Tiger.
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...Yes despite that, it seems that the Night Parrot is indeed extant.
It live [sic] in actual, remote, uninhabited (by white fellahs) and massive areas in the middle of nowhere in Australia. Not quite the same as other sightings of Bigfoot in suburbia and plesiosaurs in Loch Ness.
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PhD student Nick Leseberg’s passion for the night parrot, a cryptic and nocturnal species from arid Australia, has won him one of two inaugural environmental fellowships from the Australian Academy of Science.

Mr Leseberg from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has won has won a Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award, valued at almost $19,000, to study night parrots...
After the parrot’s rediscovery, Bush Heritage Australia quickly established Pullen Pullen Reserve in western Queensland to protect that population of birds...
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