By Michael Newton
Hidden Animals: A box advisor to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and different Elusive Creatures welcomes readers into the attention-grabbing international of cryptozoology—the clinical pursuit of mythical creatures that typically unearths hoaxes and occasionally identifies actual, formerly unknown species. Compiled through Michael Newton, writer of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, it's the first complete advisor overlaying the crossroads of zoology and folklore written for either the younger and the younger at heart.Organized via form of creature variety, comparable to enormous animals, lacking hyperlinks, and residing fossils, Hidden Animals surveys a variety of beings said and pursued around the world from precedent days to the current, in each nook of the globe. within the technique, it relates vintage myths and legends to pointed out flesh-and-blood animals. Readers may be captivated via either the medical proof assisting the life of particular cryptids and the publicity of infamous frauds or circumstances of improper identification.
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Tall dressed in full armor. ” 13 14 HUMAN GIANTS • Sayre, Pennsylvania: In the early 1800s, an ancient burial mound yielded 7-ft. skeletons with bony horns on their brows. They were sent to Philadelphia’s “ American Investigating Museum” — of which no records remain — then vanished. • Tennessee: In 1821, Williams County residents found “ very large ” human bones in “ stone graves,” while “ ancient fortifications ” in White County revealed 7-ft. human skeletons. , 9 in. tall, buried with stone axes, carved shells, and other artifacts.
15 – 17; Coleman, L. Mysterious America, ( New York: Paraview Press, 2001), pp. 206 – 20. PHANTOM KANGAROOS PHANTOM KANGAROOS Kangaroos and their smaller, closely-related cousins, wallabies, are distinctive marsupials native to Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Specimens may also be found in many zoos around the world, and several wallabies reportedly escaped from a private menagerie near Cromer, England in the 1850s. Another 60-odd wallabies were imported to Britain’ s Peak District in the 1930s, where they established a small breeding colony.
Audries, Somerset, in February 1994, and a motorist ran over a wolverine near Wembworthy, Devon, that summer. Other sightings from 1994 were logged from Pembroke National Park, from Somerset ’ s Quantock Hills, and from 23 24 CROCODILIANS South Moulton, near Dartmoor. Authorities offered the usual exotic pet explanation after a farmer shot and killed a wolverine near Llangollen, Wales, in November 1997. Researchers note that a pair of binturongs —wolverine look-alikes, also known as Asian bearcats — was allegedly released on Exmoor in the 1970s, but proof of that incident remains as elusive as Britain’ s wolverines.