Sunday, February 05, 2006

Weekly Update

Now that the Crypto-Blog is back I am going to try weekly updates for a while. I will still update throughout the week, especially if something of great Cryptozoological importance happens.

So, let's get to the news shall we?

1. The hunt for Bigfoot continues in Malaysia.

As I have reported a few times on this blog, Malaysia seems to be the hotbed of Bigfoot sightings and news this year. Since several sightings late last year, there has been a surge of interest in the area. So much so, that Malaysia is launching expeditions to search for the creatures.

2. The Creature Appreciation Week photo contest ends.

I have reported on this contest recently and expressed my dislike for it due to it's encouraging of fake photographs. The contest itself is now over, submissions ended on February 3rd.

As some of you know, Loren Coleman is involved with the contest as can be seen in an interview on the Duel Masters website. Knowing that Loren is involved and that the contest is aimed towards children I am willing to give it a chance. However, I still have reservations about the whole thing as I believe it will just encourage people to fake more photographs which in turn could hurt the field of Cryptozoology. I guess time will tell.

3. British government planned to hunt Nessie with dolphins.

As much as this sounds like a tabloid story, it appears it was true. The Mirror, a UK newspaper is reporting that according to declassified documents, officials in Margaret Thatchers regime planned to hunt for Nessie with dolphins imported from America.

It appears that the dolphins were going to be trained to hunt for the supposed creature in the loch while strobe lights and cameras were attached to their backs. I don't think the project got too far off the ground however. Thinking about it though, I suppose the plan could have worked. With dolphin's echo-location they could have been trained to search for large objects in the loch. We all know that dolphins were and probably still are being trained by the military to do various duties such as finding underwater mines.

Still, this is a strange story.

4. Supposed dead Chupacabra turns out to be Coyote.

There has been a story (graphic picture)out for a while about a weird animal that was shot in Texas. Some people even said that it may be the legendary Chupacabra.

Well, the dead creature turned out to be a hairless coyote.

Well, that is the Cryptozoology news for this week. Stay tuned as now that the Crypto-Blog is back I will continue to report Cryptozoology news and work hard to bring exclusives to all of my readers.

Welcome back!

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