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ShukerNature · 1W ago

HERMAN MELVILLE'S POLYNESIAN MYSTERY CAT - A WHALE OF A CRYPTO-TALE?

Did Herman Melville see a spectral black cat in Polynesia? (public domain)For obvious reasons, it's always particularly interesting to learn of a possible cryptozoological encounter featurin...
ShukerNature · 2W ago

SEEKING GLYCON - BLOND-HAIRED, HUMAN-HEADED, SERPENT-BODIED, AND VERY TALKATIVE!

The statue of Glycon unearthed at Tomis, Romania, in 1962; right-hand view (public domain)A snake with a blond head of hair and the ears of a man would
ShukerNature · 3W ago

WHITHER THE WOOLLY CHEETAH?

The only known illustration of a woolly cheetah (Public domain)Nowadays, the once-obscure,...
ShukerNature · 3W ago

THE YARA-MA-YHA-WHO

The yara-ma-yha-who (© Andy Paciorek)Also known as the yaroma, the yara-ma-yha-who is one of Australia's most feared supernatural entities, but it may also have a basis in reality, at least according to veteran cryptozoologist Dr Bernard Heuvelmans. ...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

THE NAGA HAG

A naga hag (© Andy Paciorek)Ancient India – a land of gods, demons, and cobras, and sometimes all three combined within a single dread form: the naga, or human serpent. Some of these ophidian deities were benevolent to humanity, such as the great sev...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

THE FRASERCOT PELTS – A VERITABLE CHINESE PUZZLE SOLVED AT LAST

The Frasercot pelt originally owned (see Epilogue) by Mark Fraser (© Dr Karl Shuker)In a short Tetrapod Zoology online blog post of 13 August 2007 (click her
ShukerNature · 1M ago

THE WARRACABA TIGER AND OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN PACK-HUNTING MYSTERY CATS

Bush dog (public domain)According to native Indian testimony, as well as that of certain Western explorers and cryptozoological investigators, South America is home to several different types of mysterious, scientifically-unidentified cat t
ShukerNature · 1M ago

SEEKING THE SANDWELL VALLEYGATOR!

North America's common snapping turtle, from John Edwards Holbrook's book North American ...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MY BOOKS

My first 25 books - click picture to enlarge (© Dr Karl Shuker) Today is the fourth anniversary of my mother Mary Shuker's passing. I owe my lifelong love of reading, writing, and nature to ...
ShukerNature · 1M ago

A COUPLE OF CRYPTO-PLATYPUSES FROM NORTH AMERICA

Platypus, painted by John Lewin, 1808 (public domain)The egg-laying, venom-spurred, electr...