Cryptozoology – Residents to hunt 8ft ‘werewolf’ in England

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Hull residents have reported several sightings of a “half-human, half-dog” beast roaming wild in the woods, reportedly around 8-feet-tall. It was reportedly sighted running on two legs and then on all fours around the Barmston Drain, a man-made channel near the town of Beverley.

A woman who claimed to have spotted the mysterious beast in December told the Express: “It was stood upright one moment. The next it was down on all fours running like a dog. I was terrified. It vaulted 30ft over to the other side and vanished up the embankment and over a wall into some allotments.”

There were reports of seven separate sightings of the creature. Residents have decided to organise a hunt on the nextfull moon to try film and catch the beast.

Local Labour councillor Steve Wilson has said he is taking the sightings seriously. He told the Express: “I am happy to keep a diary of sightings by people around here and report them to Hull Council.”

The idea of werewolves became more popular in Europe during the witch trails, where people thought witches could transform themselves into animals. The full moon being the cause of transformation only became a popular part of the werewolf myth in the 20th century.

The myth of ‘Old Stinker’, the beast of Yorkshire has fuelled belief that the sightings are real. While it was known that wolves used to dig up corpses in graveyards in the Yorkshire Wolds, close to Barmston Drain, from this was born the legend of Old Stinker, a werewolf with red eyes and bad breath which was thought to have stalked the area hundreds of years ago.

Charles Christian, author of A Travel Guide To Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds, told The Sun that the region is renowned for sightings of wolf-like creatures. “The Yorkshire Wolds was actually one of the last parts of England to have wild wolves,” he explained.

“Old Stinker was said to be operating on the other side of them but it would be no distance at all for a large animal to get to Hull. When you get multiple sightings combined with a tradition of stories going back centuries it is hard to ignore the possibility something might be there,” Christian said.

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Thylacine sighted in Australian coastal town (Cryptozoology)

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Tasmanian tiger sighting has been reported in South Gippsland.

After Venus Bay Caravan Park owner Tony Holgate came across a tiger at the park in December, Barrie Murphy reported a sighting at Inverloch last Wednesday.

The Inverloch resident said he was positive he caught a glimpse of the nocturnal marsupial and added jokingly he had just one glass of wine for the whole night.

“Last Wednesday at about 10.30pm, I was driving along Ullathorne Road when it crossed the road in front of me,” he said.

“First of all, I thought it was a fox or a cat, but as it moved off the bitumen on to the green verge, I realised it was dog sized, about the same as an Alsatian.”

Mr Murphy said as he got closer to the animal, its tail captured his attention.

“It was the long, straight tail, which could have been a metre long. It was straight out, white and strong looking,” he said.

Because he was in his car, Mr Murphy was unable to see the creature’s head, but he did recognise one of the Tasmanian tiger’s most distinctive traits.

“The thing that really made me twig was, as I drove past it, I saw the stripes down its side and onto its flank,” he said.

“I thought to myself, I have seen something exceptional here, so I turned around and went back, but it had disappeared.”

Mr Murphy said in the past, he has heard two accounts of Tasmanian tiger sightings, both from reliable sources.

“After seeing one myself, I thought I would report it so other people can keep a lookout,” he said.

According to the Australian Museum, the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is a large carnivorous marsupial now believed to be extinct.

It was sandy yellowish-brown to grey in colour and had 15 to 20 distinct dark stripes across its back from the shoulders to tail.

Although the large head was dog or wolf-like, the tail was stiff and the legs were relatively short. Body hair was dense, short and soft.

In recent times the thylacine was confined to Tasmania where its presence has not been established conclusively for more than 70 years, however it became extinct on the Australian mainland not less than 2000 years ago.


Spotted: a Tasmanian tiger, believed to have been extinct from the mainland of Australia for more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly seen at Inverloch last Wednesday.

Spotted: a Tasmanian tiger, believed to have been extinct from the mainland of Australia for more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly seen at Inverloch last Wednesday.


Pangboche (Yeti – Bigfoo) Hand and Scalp?

  ‘Yeti Finger’ Mystery Solved

A blackened, curled, oversized finger, long claimed to belong to a yeti, has been identified as human after al Featuring a long nail, the mummified relic — 3.5 inches long and almost an inch thick at its widest part — has languished for decades in the Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum in London. The specimen caught the interest of scientists in 2008, when curators cataloged a collection bequeathed to the museum by primatologist William Charles Osman Hill. Among Hill’s assemblage of items relating to his interest in cryptozoology (the study of animals not proved to exist), there was a box labeled simply the “Yeti’s finger.”   NEWS: New Bigfoot Sightings: Proof Still Lacking The notes in the box revealed that the digit was taken from the hand of a yeti in the Pangboche temple in Nepal by mountain climber Peter Byrne. “Mr Byrne is now 85, and living in the United States, I discovered,” said Matthew Hill, the BBC journalist who last year was granted permission to research and produce a documentary on the mysterious finger. A member of a 1958 expedition sent to the Himalayas to look for evidence of the legendary creature, Byrne camped at the Pangboche temple and learned of a Yeti hand preserved there for many years. “It looked like a large human hand. It was covered with crusted black, broken skin. It was very oily from the candles and the oil lamps in the temple. The fingers were hooked and curled,” Byrne told the BBC reporter.   PHOTOS: Six Mysterious and Famous Cryptids A year later, Byrne returned to the monastery and struck a deal with the monks about removing just one finger According to Byrne, the alleged yeti’s digit was replaced with a human finger provided by professor Osmond Hill, who got it from a severed hand belonging to the Hunterian Museum. The relic was smuggled out of Nepal with the help of Hollywood movie star James Stewart, who was on holiday in Calcutta with his wife, Gloria Hidden in Gloria’s lingerie case, the finger finally reached the scientist in London, Professor Hill identified it as belonging to an early hominid. But DNA analysis performed at the Zoological Society of Scotland in Edinburgh proved that Hill was wrong. “We found human DNA,” the zoo’s genetics expert, Rob Ogden, told the BBC.   BLOG: ‘Oriental Yeti’ May Be a Sick Common Mamma “It wasn’t too surprising, but it was obviously slightly disappointing that you hadn’t discovered something brand-new “Human was what we were expecting, and human is what we got,” he concluded. Also known as the Abominable Snowman, the yeti is a legendary tall, nocturnal, hairy ape-like creature said to roam the forests and mountains of the Himalayas. Although reports of encounters with the hairy beast abound, the scientific community regards the yeti as just a legend, According to Sam Alberti, director of the Hunterian Museum, the Pangboche finger testifies to the fascination the yeti continues to exert on people. “The story of how this artefact came to find itself in our museum store reveals the extraordinary lengths people have gone to in order to prove the existence of mythical animals,” Alberti said.

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Yeti, Bigfoot Exhibits at Nepal international Mountain Museum



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Below are photos from the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, in one of the sections of the Museum Hall is a small exhibition on Yetis!

Yeti sightings were so common amongst mountaineers that the NMA decided to collect all the information on Yetis from Himalayan mountaineers and compile them into a short display. The display tells stories about the thoughts and beliefs of famous researchers and writers, and the remarks of the local people who had encountered Yetis.




The Monk and the Yeti



Ang Dawa, Gyalzen Norbu, and Peter Byrne found a set of deep Yeti footprints at about 10,000 feet during the 1957 Slick Yeti Reconnaissance


Tom Slick discovered this Nepalese Yeti footprint measuring ten by seven inches in the mud during the 1957


Location Map of Tom Slick Yeti Expedition


Sir E. Hillary showed the sketch of Yeti based on eyewitness account. The sketch was adapted from one of Heuvelmans’ One the Track of Unknown Animals


Bryan Byrne examines Yeti tracks found at 10,000 feet in the Arun Valley of the Himalayas in March during 1959


Hand of Yeti: in Pamboche, 1959. Photographed by Prof. Teizo Ogawa


Hand of Yeti: in Panboche, 1958. Photographed by Slick Johnson Snowman


The footprint of Yeti


Yeti: Footprints


Area of the Yeti Sightings


Shipton’s party found fresh tracks providing evidence of the existence of the Yeti


Nanda Devi, 1934 at Satopanth Glacier. They saw one bear close-to, and the Sherpa’s were terrified, thinking it was a Yeti


Everest from the South, 1951. They found the creature’s foot in the Menlung Glacier


Footprints of Yeti, found in 1951 on Menlung Glacier, West of Everest by E. Shipton


Two men holding a stuffed chemo near a monastery


The footprint that started Reinhold Messner on his quest for the Yeti


A chemo paw


A so-called Yeti scalp from the monastery of Pangboche


A stamp of the Kingdom of Bhutan, depicting the Yeti as a kind of Himalayan King Kong


A fresh footprint in the mud next to young barley plants


In a ritual dance, the stuffed chemo becomes the Yeti


Conclusion Display 1


Conclusion Display 2


Conclusion Display 3

Brown bear ? lol

Dinosaur graveyard found in Mexico yields biggest number of specimens ever

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Archaeologists from Germany and Mexico have unearthed what they believe is the largest dinosaur cemetery in the world in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Researchers from the University of Heidelberg, the State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe and the Desert Museum in Saltillo, Mexico, have uncovered at least 14 fossils of what they believe to be dinosaurs in a tiny area only 164 feet by 656 feet in size. The researchers also found the bones of at least 15 more specimens only a few miles away.

“I know no other place where so many dinosaurs have been found on such a small area,” said Wolfgang Stinnesbeck from the University of Heidelberg, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti.

While the area where the fossils were discovered looks like an inhospitable wasteland at the moment, 70 million years ago the desert landscape was actually a fertile piece of land.

“There was a huge delta here and several rivers were flowing into the Gulf of Mexico,” said paleontologist Eberhard Frey from the University of Heidelberg. “The ecosystem here was vibrant. Apart from dinosaur bones we have found four species of turtles, remains of a small crocodile and teeth of early mammals.”

Frey added that the researchers have found a footprint of a Theropod near the dig site. These dinosaurs were some of the largest predators in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

“Our findings are very promising, large-scale excavation here would be worthwhile,” Frey said.
Latin America is a hotbed for dinosaur discoveries, although recently most of the major finds have occurred in South American nations like Argentina and Venezuela.

Last month archaeologists announced that the fossilized remains of a colossal creature were discovered in the Patagonia region of Argentina by a team led by Kenneth J. Lacovara, a paleontologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Dreadnoughtus, which means “fear nothing,” is the first of this species and most complete ever found of this group of dinosaurs known as titanosaurs.

“What we can say with certainty is this is the biggest land animal that we can actually put a number on,” Lacovara told the New York Times. “We’ve got 16 tons of bone in my lab right now.”

Scientists in Venezuela also recently announced the unearthing of a fox-sized dinosaur that walked on two legs, a relative of both the stegosaurus and triceratops that dates back around 200 million years.
The tiny new dinosaur, named Laquintasaura venezuelae or Greek for “lizard of La Quinta,” also provides evidence that some creatures lived in herds and were able to survive in regions once thought too inhospitable for the dinosaurs.

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