Sunday, January 21, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

"Phantom kangaroos" in the United States

Posted on Saturday, 27 June, 2009 | Comment icon 12 comments


Image credit: sxc.hu
 
Taking a look at the "phantom kangaroo" phenomenon, strange carnivorous masupials sighted across the United States as far back as 1934 and investigated by cryptozoologists such as Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman.

"Here in the United States, reports of what have been called "phantom kangaroos" have been chronicled for decades, namely by researchers like Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman."

  View: Full article

 Source: The Gralien Report


  Discuss: View comments (12)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Red8316 on 27 June, 2009, 21:36
I've seen Kangaroo Rats in the Southern California High Desert (Hesperia / Apple Valley) but they were only tiny things. ( Dipodomys californicus )
Comment icon #4 Posted by Archer1945 on 27 June, 2009, 23:00
"In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January." They lost me right there....NO WAY that a roo could kill a GSD..................... I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind legs... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by ROGER on 27 June, 2009, 23:51
I believe that people may have seen a "kangaroo" in the States. One was seen and captured not long ago here in Wisconsin. It was captured and put in a zoo. No one ever claimed it as a pet, probably because they didn't have a PERMIT for exotic animals. And yes I can see a Dog being killed by one defending it's self. But EATEN? More likely another animal eat on the carcass.
Comment icon #6 Posted by www375 on 28 June, 2009, 1:00
I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind legs and feet which are equipped with very sharp claws making an extremely formidable weapon. The only chance any dog, smaller than a mastiff or Irish wolfhound, would have against a full-grown male red or gray kangaroo would be if they could attack it from behind and stay away from those ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by www375 on 28 June, 2009, 1:01
Or maybe you're just a troll, and like to spout.....................
Comment icon #8 Posted by danielost on 28 June, 2009, 4:31
It is true it would only take a single hit from a roo to send a single dog flying and the roos do box. It is also true that herbivores will consume meat sometimes.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Murmur on 28 June, 2009, 9:31
I would suggest you do a little bit of research on kangaroos. A male red kangaroo will stand over 6 1/2 feet tall and weigh in at around 200 pounds. The gray kangaroo, the most commonly seen, is just slightly smaller. Although they do use their forelegs somewhat for fighting their main weapons are their hind legs and feet which are equipped with very sharp claws making an extremely formidable weapon. The only chance any dog, smaller than a mastiff or Irish wolfhound, would have against a full-grown male red or gray kangaroo would be if they could attack it from behind and stay away from those ... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Blueguardian on 28 June, 2009, 10:03
Taking a look at the "phantom kangaroo" phenomenon, strange carnivorous masupials sighted across the United States as far back as 1934 and investigated by cryptozoologists such as Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman. "Here in the United States, reports of what have been called "phantom kangaroos" have been chronicled for decades, namely by researchers like Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman. In the state of Tennessee going back as far back as 1934, an "atypical kangaroo" was reportedly killing and partially devouring several animals, including German shepherd dogs in mid to late January." View: Full Ar... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by ZOLTAN on 28 June, 2009, 15:27
Just incase you haven't seen what they can do,
Comment icon #12 Posted by Archer1945 on 30 June, 2009, 3:39
I suggest you do a little research on German Shepards..........better yet, come visit mine.................... I know a great deal about German Shepards having had several as pets over the years. One we had was extremely strong because her favorite toy was an old car tire, and this was back in the 1960s when tires were not small. She would actually pick it up in her teeth and toss it around like a feather. I would not consider she would even have a chance in a fight with a full-grown Red or Gray kangaroo. As I said a mastiff, Irish or Russian wolfhound might have a chance against a kangaroo if... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6084746
260500
172614

 
Weather blamed for 200,000 antelope deaths
1-21-2018
Scientists may have finally determined what caused vast numbers of saiga antelopes to die back in 2015.
Oolitic limestone is full of tiny fossils
1-21-2018
Many of today's major buildings were constructed using a material that is filled with tiny prehistoric fossils.
Undersea 'Mordor' found off coast of Australia
1-20-2018
The 'Tolkienesque' landscape is made up of 26 underwater volcanoes buried beneath seabed sediment.
'Brother mummies' had different fathers
1-20-2018
Scientists have finally solved the mystery of the relationship between two 4,000-year-old mummies.
Other news in this category
'Mystery creature' filmed by Sydney family
Posted 12-13-2017 | 24 comments
65-year-old Fethi Ada and his family had been out fishing when they encountered something rather unusual....
 
Are bears to blame for sightings of the Yeti?
Posted 11-29-2017 | 46 comments
A new study has determined that relics from the creature are actually the remains of three bear species....
 
Nessie tops poll of UK supernatural mysteries
Posted 11-2-2017 | 28 comments
The iconic monster earned the top spot in the poll which included several of the UK's most enduring enigmas....
 
New footage of an alleged thylacine released
Posted 9-7-2017 | 40 comments
Three researchers in Australia have recently revealed trail camera footage of a mysterious animal....
 
Bizarre 'life form' caught on camera in Taiwan
Posted 8-29-2017 | 20 comments
A strange 'creature' made up of a tangle of black vines has been filmed thrashing around on the ground....
 
California residents report 'Chupacabra'
Posted 7-27-2017 | 12 comments
Alleged sightings of the cryptozoological creature have sparked concerns over the safety of local pets....
 
'Bigfoot' prints photographed in Texas parks
Posted 6-16-2017 | 23 comments
Authorities at the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department have published some intriguing pictures....
 
New 'thylacine' trail camera footage released
Posted 6-14-2017 | 19 comments
The Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia has uploaded a new video clip to its YouTube channel....
 
Mystery 'ape' filmed in La Crescenta woodland
Posted 6-8-2017 | 21 comments
Wildlife authorities have been investigating the recent sighting of an ape-like creature in California....
 
'Black panther' sighted in British woodland
Posted 6-2-2017 | 29 comments
Emma Adam had been out walking in woods near the town of Ashby when she encountered a large black cat....
 
Mystery object caught on camera in Loch Ness
Posted 5-11-2017 | 38 comments
A group of tourists recently spotted a strange object in the waters of Scotland's legendary loch....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ