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#1    Crai

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:47 PM

http://www.lorencoleman.com/top_cryptids.html


Cryptids are the yet-to-be discovered animals or recovered supposedly extinct zoological species that are being sought by cryptozoologists, zoologists, anthropologists, and other researchers through fieldwork in the wild, reexaminations of specimens in zoological collections, and searches of archival materials. For me, it all started with the Abominable Snowman (see Yeti) in 1960, moved quickly to an awareness of a world filled with cryptids. Here's my list of the top fifty cryptids actively being investigated and pursued today.

Ahool
Giant unknown bats are reported to reside in a region of western Java, plus similar reports under different names from Vietnam and the Philippines; possibly known as Orang-bati in Seram, Indonesia.
  
Almas
Huge hairy Neanderthaloid or Homo erectus-like hominids sighted in various parts of Euroasia.
  
Agogwe
The Agogwe are little, human-like, hairy, bipeds reported consistently from the forests of Eastern Africa.
  
Andean Wolf
These unrecognized mountain dogs are seen in South America.
  
Arabhar
These unconfirmed flying snakes are located in the Arabian Sea region.
  
Barmanu
Reportedly strong, muscular, and hairy humanoids reported from the Shishi-kuh valley in Pakistan.
  
Beast of Bodmin (or Bodmin Moor)
Locally named mystery felids found in the United Kingdom.
  
Bergman's Bear
Possible unknown species of giant bear once roamed Eastern Asia, and still may.
  
Bili Ape
Giant chimpanzees appear to live in remote east Africa, where much evidence points to their existence, including photos, footprints and ground nests.
  
Birds-of-Paradise
Six species from New Guinea and surrounding islands, and a distinctive Long-Tailed Black Bird-of-Paradise from Goodenough Island are of interest to cryptozoology.
  
Black Panthers and Maned Mystery Cats
Sighting of large Black Panthers and seemingly "African Lions" with manes in the Midwest USA have law enforcement officials on the alert.
  
Blue Mountain panthers
These unknown cats reportedly live in the Blue Mountains of the east coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales.
  
Blue Tiger
These mystery felids are spotted in the Fujian Province, China, and are also filed under the name Black Tiger.
  
Bobo
Sea monsters of the North Pacific Ocean are frequently reported off Monterey Bay since the 1940s, and have been given this local name.
  
Buffalo Lion
East African maneless lions are said to be man-eaters, and may reflect some new genetic alignments, akin to the King Cheetah discoveries among cheetahs.
  
Buru
Fifteen foot long bluish ­black giant lizards were seen often in the swamps, lakes and foothills of the Himalayas, up through the 1940s, although they may be extinct now.
  
Caddy
These unknown Sea Serpents living off the coast of British Columbia are a popular figure in Canadian cryptozoology.
  
Champ
Giant prehistoric-looking creatures lurk in Lake Champlain, a 109 mile lake that borders New York, Vermont, and Ontario.
  
Chupacabras
Also called "Goatsuckers," these bizarre Caribbean and South American cryptids are five feet tall biped creatures with short grey hair that have spiked hair and reported drain the blood through throat punctures of the livestock they kill.
  
Ebu Gogo
Three feet tall, hairy little people with pot bellies and long arms sighted on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Tiny females are said to have long, pendulous breasts.
  
Giant Anaconda
Reports have been made of 100 feet long snakes on the Rio Negro of the Amazon River basin.
  
Giant Octopus
The Blue Holes of Bimini, offer many sightings of these unknown huge, many-tentacled animals.
  
Giant Sloth
Weighing up to 3 tons, these supposedly extinct animals have been reported in South America in contemporary times.
  
Globsters
Strange looking giant creatures (also called blobs) wash up on the beaches of the world, get the media and scientists excited, and sometimes turn out to be "unknowns."
  
Honey Island Swamp Monster
Reportedly these "Swamp Thing" monsters are seen in the Louisiana swamps.
  
Jersey Devil
This regionalized name hides these creatures that have been haunting the New Jersey Pineland forest for over 260 years.
  
Kongamato
The natives of the Jiundu region of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) have firsthand encounters with these strange flying bat-like creatures.
  
Lake Storsjon Monster
Lake Seljord in the Telemark region of Norway has its own Lake Monsters swimming the waters here for centuries.
  
Lau
Are certain African lakes the home to 40 feet long unknown catfishes or lungfishes?
  
Loch Ness Monster
Nessie is the most famous Lake Monster in the world; they are said to inhabit this loch, an extremely deep Scottish lake.
  
MacFarlane's Bear
The carcass is at the Smithsonian, believed to be a possible hybrid between a grizzly and polar bear. Or an new unknown species.
  
Mngwa
The Mngwa are cats described as being as large as donkeys, with marks like a tabby and living in Africa - but not a known species.
  
Mokele-Mbembe
For over two hundred years there have been reports of living Sauropods (dinosaur) in the remote Congo area of Africa. They may being confused with accounts of other local cryptids, aquatic rhinos.
  
Mongolian Death Worm
Locals in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia talk of these giant snakes, worms, or long thin lizards (also called Olgoi-khorkhoi or Allghoi-khorkhoi) as killing livestock and people with their breath.
  
Mothman
A local name for giant owls (also called Bighoot) which has been sighted for over 100 years in West Virginia-Ohio area, and elsewhere in North America.
  
Ogopogo
This is Canada's most famous type of water monsters, inhabitants of Lake Okanagan in the south central interior of British Columbia.
  
Orang-Pendak
These reportedly small biped small apes (also called Sedapa) live in the jungles of Sumatra and Borneo.
  
Peruvian Mystery Jaguar
Unknown large cats with white background covered in solid irregular spots are seen in the rainforests of Peru.
  
Skunk Ape
Also known by the label Myakka "Ape" and other local names (Booger, Swamp Ape), these chimpanzee- or orangutan-like primates have been sighted throughout central and south Florida.
  
Steller's Sea Cow
A once thought extinct species, these totally marine animals, looking like huge, wrinkled manatees, and are still being seen by Russian fisherman.
  
Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine
Thought extinct, these wolf-like marsupials are still sighted on a regular basis in Western Australia, and perhaps New Guinea too.
  
Tazelwurm
Classic small log-shaped reptilian cryptids from the European Alps are enigmatic animals, but have they gone extinct in historical times?
  
Thunderbird
Large condor-like birds, perhaps Teratorns, roam the skies of North America, along regular migration routes.
  
Tzuchinoko
Unknown species of snake sighted in the upper elevations of Korea and Japan.
  
Ucu
The South American Bigfoot live mainly in the Andean foothills.
  
Waitoreke
These strange unknown otter-like beasts are seen in New Zealand, and as yet undiscovered.
  
Xing-Xing
This is a specific regional name, from southern China, for small unknown apes.
  
Yeren
The Chinese Wildmen are reddish, semi-bipedal, and often encountered by locals and government officials along rural roads.
  
Yeti
Yeti, unknown rock apes, are creatures reported as crossing the Himalayan plateaus and living in the valley forests. There is not just "one" Abominable Snowman, and they are no "white."
  
Yowie
These tall hairy unknown hominoids are sighted throughout several remote areas of Australia



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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:35 PM

i had never even heard of some of those however i'm not convinced by the authors scientific rigour as 'huge homo erectus like' is an oxymoron, homo erectus was smaller than we are.
some of them are pretty interesting though, i think things like the giant lungfish/catfish are very plausible.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:27 AM

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Waitoreke
These strange unknown otter-like beasts are seen in New Zealand, and as yet undiscovered.


yes.gif A very odd beast indeed




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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:57 PM

Undeadskeptic on Nov 8 2008, 02:27 AM, said:

yes.gif A very odd beast indeed

it seems to me that things like this were probably just a very rare animal that went extinct before its existence was conclusively proven and sadly we will never know them in the flesh.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:14 PM

ive never heard of most of these
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:12 PM

I honestly would have never thought there were so many cryptids.


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:08 PM

i'm glad you're enjoying it
i never thought there were so many either, but i researched cryptids because i'm very interested



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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:35 AM

some of these"cryptids" arent cryptids at all, creatures that identically match their appearance are found in the fossil record, its whether they live today, and i would agree most cryptids are not relicts, but in fact misidentifications/hoaxes/unknown species


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:35 AM

some of these"cryptids" arent cryptids at all, creatures that identically match their appearance are found in the fossil record, its whether they live today, and i would agree most cryptids are not relicts, but in fact misidentifications/hoaxes/unknown species


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:42 PM

no Trunko???


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:17 PM

I would love to see people investigating Feary Dogs. Or Cu Sith, as they are also called.


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:22 AM

Pol_Pot_Lives_Again on Nov 10 2008, 05:42 AM, said:

no Trunko???


I was just about to say the same thing.


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:15 AM

exiledangel on Nov 7 2008, 01:47 PM, said:

Bergman's Bear
Possible unknown species of giant bear once roamed Eastern Asia, and still may.

The God Bear. There was a show on Discovery Channel I think.

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Bili Ape
Giant chimpanzees appear to live in remote east Africa, where much evidence points to their existence, including photos, footprints and ground nests.

How old is this link? Weren't the Bili Apes confirmed to be genetically a sub-species of Chimpanzee?

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Giant Sloth
Weighing up to 3 tons, these supposedly extinct animals have been reported in South America in contemporary times.

I've heard of these being seen around Patagonia, and it the nearby forested areas.

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MacFarlane's Bear
The carcass is at the Smithsonian, believed to be a possible hybrid between a grizzly and polar bear. Or an new unknown species.

I'm pretty sure that this was determined to be a polar bear/ grizzy bear hybrid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacFarlane's_Bear

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Steller's Sea Cow
A once thought extinct species, these totally marine animals, looking like huge, wrinkled manatees, and are still being seen by Russian fisherman.

I did not know people were still reporting these. Cool.

http://explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-seacow.htm

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Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine
Thought extinct, these wolf-like marsupials are still sighted on a regular basis in Western Australia, and perhaps New Guinea too.

I think it is entirely possible these are still running around. There are even some photos that could be a Taz Tiger, but like most cyrpto-pics it does not show enough and is blurry. Dang crypto animals need to stand still.

Looks like they want to clone the Taz Tiger.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1392...ives-again.html


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:18 AM

makaya325 on Nov 8 2008, 11:35 PM, said:

some of these"cryptids" arent cryptids at all, creatures that identically match their appearance are found in the fossil record, its whether they live today, and i would agree most cryptids are not relicts, but in fact misidentifications/hoaxes/unknown species



DieChecker on Nov 9 2008, 11:15 PM, said:

The God Bear. There was a show on Discovery Channel I think.


How old is this link? Weren't the Bili Apes confirmed to be genetically a sub-species of Chimpanzee?


I've heard of these being seen around Patagonia, and it the nearby forested areas.


I'm pretty sure that this was determined to be a polar bear/ grizzy bear hybrid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacFarlane's_Bear


I did not know people were still reporting these. Cool.

http://explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-seacow.htm


I think it is entirely possible these are still running around. There are even some photos that could be a Taz Tiger, but like most cyrpto-pics it does not show enough and is blurry. Dang crypto animals need to stand still.

Looks like they want to clone the Taz Tiger.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1392...ives-again.html



I never said they were real, I just thought the list was interesting


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

oh yeah, they all are interesting, yet i dont think its fair to lump cryptozoology with fairies, esp, ufo's, and pseudoscience, its a bad analogy





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