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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:19 pm

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Number 7 is a hoax. Nothing like that could fly around south Texas without being shot down, field dressed, and smoked.

The rest I'm willing to consider.
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by SteveH » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:53 pm

There can't be A Loch Nerss monster. Either there's no monster at all, or there's a brreding colony.
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:11 pm

Batsquatch is always a favorite. Hands down, the single most fun name to say of any cryptid.

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:15 pm

I'm also exceptionally fond of the Flatwoods Monster. I spent years researching the case. After much careful investigation, I have come to believe that it was either Satan or an owl.

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:18 pm

Another interesting story. It involves my earning the enmity and the ill will of a group of cryptozoologists and monster hunters. A party hailing from all parts of the country had come to Oregon not only on a Bigfoot expedition, but, as a side project, they were looking for a lake monster that they called Amhuluk that they claimed was said to live in Amhuluk Lake near Forked Mountain in Oregon. They came to me for help.

I told them that there were was no Forked Mountain in Oregon nor was there an Amhuluk Lake. They said they thought I was wrong because they had read in a book somewhere that there was a lake by that name with a monster in it. I told them not to contradict me. They asked if I would look into it further. I told them that I might if they didn't piss me off any more than they already had and to come back to my office tomorrow.

When they returned, they were very excited because they had found a lake on a map that was near a butte that they thought once had been called Forked Mountain. They were going to go there and look for the Amhuluk monster. I told them to stop trying to think for themselves and that they were out of their element. I further informed them that the Amhuluk lake monster was a legend of the Kalapuya people of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and that it was said to live not in Amhuluk Lake near the Forked Mountain, on account of such a place not existing, but rather in Wapato lake which is in Washington and Yamhill counties contiguously. They then said that they would go there to look for the lake monster. I informed them that that was a stupid idea because Wapato Lake had been drained of all water in 1935 in order to make way for a vast onion growing operation and that if there was a monster in the lake it would probably have been discovered at that time.

They again said that they thought I was wrong and that they were either going to go look for the monster in the lake near the butte that they thought had once been called Forked Mountain or else in the onion field. They hadn't decided yet. I told them that it was wrong to contradict me and that one of them needed a haircut and all of them needed to get out of my office, but to come back tomorrow because I thought I might have one more piece of information that might help them on their quest.

I called my friend Courbet, who is an elder of the Kalapuya people of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and asked him if he would come to my office in the morning. He did, and when the contingency of the assembled cryptozoologists who were still willing to talk to me arrived, Courbet informed them that the Amhuluk monster was a legend of his people and was said to live in Wapato lake. He then told them that Wapato lake wasn't there anymore and that when it was, he didn't remember it being all that big and that he doubted that it could have hidden a monster. He went on to say that, even when they were kids, the Kalapuya people thought that the legend of the Amhuluk was kind of stupid and not all that significant and had something to do with eating the sky or something. He couldn't quite remember. He also told them that there was no Forked Mountain in Oregon but that he had heard that there was one in Arkansas, If they wanted to look for the Amhuluk there. He then said, "And I'm an Indian, so you have to believe me."

When he said that, I started laughing. Then Courbet started laughing. Then I started pointing and laughing. Then one of the monster hunters said that I was a pompous dork and that they wished they had never talked to me. Then they left.
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by Onyx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:20 pm

A_Morley wrote:I'm also exceptionally fond of the Flatwoods Monster. I spent years researching the case. After much careful investigation, I have come to believe that it was either Satan or an owl.

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:21 pm

Onyx wrote:
A_Morley wrote:I'm also exceptionally fond of the Flatwoods Monster. I spent years researching the case. After much careful investigation, I have come to believe that it was either Satan or an owl.

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So true, but I doubt that that applies to this picture.
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Post by jruegg » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:36 pm

MrPiper wrote:After dinner at P.F. Changs, I was unable to convince Mrs. Piper that the smell in our home was from a sasquatch hiding in the basement. :pipe2:

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by tuttle » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:22 pm

Apparently someone caught a pterosaur flying about in Idaho.

[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YreRe_vkTp4[/BBvideo]

what say you...real or hoax?
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by Onyx » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:43 pm

tuttle wrote:Apparently someone caught a pterosaur flying about in Idaho.

[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YreRe_vkTp4[/BBvideo]

what say you...real or hoax?
There is no evidence that this was in Idaho. I didn't see a single potato.

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by SteveH » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:09 pm

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I didn't even know he was ill!
It's a she. I have it on good authority.
It's a they. If they exist at all, there must be a good few of them to be a viable breeding colony.
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by SteveH » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:10 pm

tuttle wrote:Apparently someone caught a pterosaur flying about in Idaho.

[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YreRe_vkTp4[/BBvideo]

what say you...real or hoax?
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by SteveH » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:13 pm

I don't bother with a Jacuzzi - I just fart in the bath.

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by tuttle » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:29 am

"The Evangelium has not abrogated legends; it has hallowed them" -JRR Tolkien

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by A_Morley » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:13 pm

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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by Del » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:47 pm

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My wife is uniquely obsessed with the Hodag, which is odd, as she is not from Wisconsin. She says that she plans to write a play about the Hodag.
I live a quick 3 hours' drive from Rhinelander, if you all ever want to do some character research.
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My wife is uniquely obsessed with the Hodag, which is odd, as she is not from Wisconsin. She says that she plans to write a play about the Hodag.
What is a hobag and why does she want to write about one?

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Post by Del » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:57 pm

John-Boy wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Image

My wife is uniquely obsessed with the Hodag, which is odd, as she is not from Wisconsin. She says that she plans to write a play about the Hodag.
What is a hobag and why does she want to write about one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodag


The legend is fun enough, being woven into the Paul Bunyan tall tales.

The hoax from the 1890's is a decent tale.

The current fun that Sconnies have with our hodag is enough the sell a performance of her play.

We have Hodag Honda, Hodag Lanes, Hodag Country Music Festival, the Rhinelander (High School) Hodags....
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Re: The Cryptozoology Thread

Post by tuttle » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:57 am

A mysterious creature was captured swimming the Thames River...what could it be?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubwFvl-My4E[/youtube]
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