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Cryptozoology from Greek; kryptos "hidden" + zoology; literally, "study of hidden animals" refers to the search for animals whose existence has not yet been proven.
This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct and animals whose existence lacks physical evidence, as well as wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges. Cryptozoology relies upon anecdotal evidence, stories and alleged sightings.
Animals cryptozoologists study are often referred to as Cryptids, a term coined by John Wall in 1983.
A notable book on the subject is Willy Ley’s Exotic Zoology (1959). Ley who was trained in paleontology wrote a number of books about animals. Ley's collection
Exotic Zoology is of some interest to Cryptozoology, as he discusses the Yeti and Sea Serpents, as well as dinosaurs. The book entertains the possibility that some legendary creatures like the Sirrush, the Unicorn or the Cyclops might be based on actual animals through misinterpretation of the animals and/or their remains.
There have been cases where species now accepted by science were initially considered Superstition or mis-identifications.
The Congo Okapi, the Mountain Gorilla, Giant Squid and Hoan Kiem Turtle are examples of extant species that were formerly thought to be cryptids.
The 2003 discovery of fossil remains of Homo Floresiensis was cited by paleontologist Henry Gee, editor of the journal Nature as possible evidence that humanoid cryptids like the Orang Pendek and Yeti were founded.
The Thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus was the largest known Carnivorous marsupial in the World. Also known as the Tasmanian tiger, it was Native to Australia, Tasmania & PNG. It was declared Extinct in the 20th century.
The Thylacine was already extremely rare before European settlement, but it survived on the island state of Tasmania with several other Endemic species, including the Tasmanian Devil. Intensive hunting lead to total extinction
Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported!
A Halloween Gremlin? Erm... No, the Primitive Aye Aye of Madagascar is a weird looking primate - Unfortunately its very endangered!
This 'ALIEN' like creature was caught in an animal trap in Mexico
Check out the Videos Page for my Analysis on the Metpec Creature
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is known as Migou by the lamas. A giant bipedal ape believed to be located in the Himalayan Forests. It is believed that the creature could be a distant relative of the Orangutan or a descendant of Ramapithecus who lived in these mountains for millions of years.
Left: Yeti hand at Pangboche Temple Right: Footprint photographed on Everest
The Chuchana is the Russian version of the Yeti, which supposedly dwell in the eternal cold of Siberia. And in China there have been numerous alleged sightings over many decades of a similar creature known as the Yeren.
The Yeti Scalp at Khumjung - a 300 year old relic
And on Sumatra - the well documented but just as elusive biped creature, the Orang Pendek - Purported to live in rainforest jungles of the Seblat Valley
Creatures of the Deep
Creatures of the Deep
The Primitive Chimaera Fish are related to Sharks...
and are considered to be the most oldest enigmatic group of fish. They branched off from sharks nearly 400 million years ago and have remained isolated ever since. Confined to deep water, they live in temperate oceans depths of 2,600 metres (8,500 ft)
Deadly! Chimaeras have a highly Venomous dorsal spine located in front of the dorsal fin!
Travelers Tales of Giant Sea Serpents have been reported for hundreds of years and continue to be claimed today. Cryptozoologist Bruce Champagne identified more than 1,200 purported sea serpent sightings.
Sea Serpent from Olaus Magnus's book History of the Northern Peoples (1555)
The Prehistoric Frilled Shark was believed extinct this footage proves otherwise
This specimen caught in Japan and died a few hours after this footage was taken
1977 Sea monster, Discovered in Japan
Check out the VIDEO's Page for my Analysis on the above Creature and others in 'SEA MONSTERS'
The Ningenal Sea Monster Japan
Sea Serpent photographed in Queensland, Australia
All Scientists agree that there are thousands of Unknown animals awaiting discovery!