In order for Bigfoot-Sasquatch-Yeti to be scientifically classified, named, and (perhaps) legally protected, it must first be proven to exist. That basic requirement has spawned a fierce “kill/no kill” debate among researchers and monster hunters worldwide.
The work in hand is not a brief for the existence of specific cryptids. Rather, it surveys the failure of selected authors-or the media in general-to question stories that are dubious at best, or plainly fraudulent at worst. Some may be classified as honest efforts to resolve enduring mysteries; others are shameless frauds: hoaxed hoaxes, if you will.
Naturalist, adventurer and Fortean author Ivan Terence Sanderson coined the term ‘globster’ in 1962, to describe strange masses of organic tissue washed ashore by ocean tides. While Sanderson initially applied the term to one specific carcass, beached in western Tasmania two years earlier, today we know such strandings have occurred worldwide, with records spanning fifteen centuries.
They shamble through the mists of time and legend–hulking, nearly-human forms tramping primeval forests in an endless search for sustenance. They cannot rest until they feed.
In this exciting book, Michael Newton takes an overview of the most terrifying uberpredators in the world – giant snakes. Outsized examples of known species as well as putative new species are looked at in detail. From fact to fiction, and from continent to continent, […]