Thursday, January 25, 2007

How to Be a Cryptozoologist

Cryptozoologists are scientists devoted to the discovery and study of creatures that are only rumored to exist--the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Yeti, Skunk Apes, and the Mokele Mbembe to name just a few. Personally, I can't imagine a better job.

If you think cryptozoology is a hopeless cause, think again. The list of animals that were once thought to be hoaxes is surprisingly long and includes the platypus, giant squid, and Komodo dragon. In fact, until the 19th century, Western scientists refused to believe in the existence of a man-sized ape that was said to live in the mountains of Africa. That creature is now known as a gorilla.

Most cryptozoologists don't get paid for their efforts. Their work is a labor of love. But if you're interested in this unsual science, you can learn how to get your start in thisarticle written by well-known cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.


Anonymous theatre said...

fun article, where did you get that picture?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mokele Mbembe (mo-kee-lee em-bem-bay) is a dinosaur. It's supposed to live in Congo I think?

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what about MoMo, the Missouri Monster?

1:54 PM  

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