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Malaysian ministry scoffs at "Bigfoot" existence
Officials from Malaysia's environment ministry have scoffed at the existence of mysterious "Bigfoot" creatures said to be roaming the jungles of southern Johor state, a report said Saturday. The ministry's parliamentary secretary, Sazmi Miah, said no firm evidence such as droppings or hair from the creature had ever been found in the 40 years state authorities had monitored the jungles...

Pub haunted by ghosts of Christmas present
Christmas spirit has taken on a new meaning for regulars of the Bull's Head in Ogden as they await their regular festive visits from ghosts. The apparitions of a man, a woman and a dog have been seen by customers, the landlord Paul Whitmore and his wife, Marlene. They say glasses are mysteriously thrown from behind the bar when there is nobody there and a former chef at the pub was singled out by the spirits who constantly threw pots at her when she entered the kitchen...

Baby boom of white buffalo a mystery to breeders
When a white buffalo was born on their farm a few months ago, Dave and Val Heider managed to keep it a secret for about two weeks. Dave even tried to convince a neighbor the little white animal trotting with the shaggy herd in their pasture was a dog that had been adopted by a buffalo cow...

Claims she saw Bigfoot
A woman from northern Saskatchewan says she saw the legendary sasquatch, and it left behind evidence described by an expert as "the find of the century." Shaylane Beatty thought she saw a bear by the side of the road on her drive to Prince Albert on Saturday. But as she drove closer, the animal was walking on two legs...

"Do you see what I see?"
On the evening of September 27 in the village of Premanon during France's seriously weird year of 1954, a 12-year old named Raymond Romand stepped out of his farmhouse and immediately saw in the yard an apparent humanoid entity "as tall as a door, and shiny, like a wardrobe with a mirror."..
(Also read: "Entity on the Road")

Top ten cryptozoo mystery pix 2006

Mac Tonnies explains the Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis
Author / blogger / essayist Mac Tonnies (After the Martian Apocalypse, Posthuman Blues) discusses the Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis as an explanation for the UFO phenomenon in this clip from the interview I conducted with him in Kansas City for Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Cases, in May, 2006...

Kevin Randle: The difference between a debunker and a skeptic
A clip from the interview I conducted with Kevin Randle back in September, 2001, in Kevin's hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for Stanton T. Friedman is Real. In this heretofore unseen segment, Kevin talks about the difference between true skepticism and debunkery / true believer-ism...

I dare you to come up with an explanation for this
Add the following study to the long list of ones I don't believe. The article claims that astrological signs are better predictors of accidents than age or postal code. We've reported on bizarre patterns in outcomes related to month of birth before (like overrepresentation of certain birth months in the NHL or World Cup), but those patterns were readily related to cutoff dates for age eligibility. This one, on the other hand, makes no sense to me...

A butterfly with deity image on wings attracts large crowds in Rajasthan
Gorakhpur, Dec 15: A butterfly in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District has become the talk of the town due its unusual wings, reportedly resembling the image of Rajashthan's Lord Khatu Shyamji, a popular Hindu deity synonymous with Lord Krishna...

CSICOP becomes CSI after thirty years
Name change reflects growth, focus on science and reason. After three decades of baring questionable fringe- and pseudoscience claims to the objective eye of the scientific method, the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal has officially changed its name. The familiar moniker, CSICOP, has been halved to CSI-pronounced C-S-I-and now stands for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry...

Zoologist investigated Yeti
You never know where an article on cryptozoology will pop-up. The Monadnock regional newspaper in New Hampshire, Monandnock Ledger Transcript printed an article by Jane Eklund on December 14, 2006. This article is entitled Zoologist investigated Yeti and appeared in a flashback type of entry in the paper. The zoologist in question was Leon Hausman, who passed away on February 2, 1966. Hausman retired to the Monadnock region, namely the town of Fitzwilliam, in 1952 after working for both Cornell University and Rutgers University...

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