Monday, 17 September 2012


Cyptozooligists spend their lives in pursuit of creatures that the general population consider to be mythical. Very occasionally, a new weird creature is discovered. Usually on a night out in Stoke, or wandering the Shropshire countryside.
Certain mythical creatures hold almost Holy Grail status, due to their history and notoriety. Consequently, pranksters are queueing up to make fools of the cryptozoologists by providing fake evidence of the creatures' existence. One of the more renowned incidents took the form of the infamous Surgeon's Photo. For years, this photograph of a toy submarine with a plasticine appendage was taken as proof of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. It certainly had me fooled. For years I thought it was a photograph of an elephant swimming backstroke, holding his kebab aloft to keep it dry!
If the Loch Ness Monster is the Holy Grail of cryptozoology, the Sasquatch is the Ark Of The Covenant. Notice how I refer to this creature as Sasquatch. If this creature is to be tempted out of seclusion into mainstream society, calling him names is probably not going to help. Constantly referring to him as Bigfoot or The Abominable Snowman could seriously undermine his self-esteem and is unlikely to encourage him to join the party.



  1. There is no way we have found every animal on Earth.

  2. I've seen a Bigfoot.