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 What is Cryptozoology?, A definition
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post Mar 28 2005, 07:27 AM
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Cryptozoology is, literally, the study of hidden animals. It is the study of such creatures as the Australian bunyips, Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and the Loch Ness monster. It is not a recognized branch of the science of zoology.

Cryptozoology relies heavily upon testimonials and circumstantial evidence in the form of legends and folklore, and the stories and alleged sightings of mysterious beasts by indigenous peoples, explorers, and travelers. Since cryptozoologists spend most of their energy trying to establish the existence of creatures, rather than examining actual animals, they are more akin to psi researchers than to zoologists. Expertise in zoology, however, is asserted to be a necessity for work in cryptozoology, according to Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans, who coined the term to describe his investigations of animals unknown to science.


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post Jun 17 2005, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE(| Kinjo @ Mar 28 2005, 08:27 AM)
Cryptozoology is, literally, the study of hidden animals. It is the study of such creatures as the Australian bunyips,  Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and the Loch Ness monster. It is not a recognized branch of the science of zoology.

Cryptozoology relies heavily upon testimonials and circumstantial evidence in the form of legends and folklore, and the stories and alleged sightings of mysterious beasts by indigenous peoples, explorers, and travelers. Since cryptozoologists spend most of their energy trying to establish the existence of creatures, rather than examining actual animals, they are more akin to psi researchers than to zoologists. Expertise in zoology, however, is asserted to be a necessity for work in cryptozoology, according to Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans, who coined the term to describe his investigations of animals unknown to science.

In other words thing for occultists to abuse. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wizard.gif)

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post Jun 17 2005, 10:42 PM
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In other words thing for occultists to abuse.


No, in other words it is making up for where trained professionals are too slack or can't evidentially prove a creature still exists. The study isn't only focused around mythical creatures thesedays. If you researched a bit, you would find species thought to have been extinct from hundreds of years ago, have actually been scientifically proven to exist still today. Some "professionals" merely neglected their presence for a few years, in some cases.

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http://www.cryptozoology.com/
"Cryptozoology is about strange, out of place, or unknown animals. In this website there are articles, photos, and other information on several cryptids." Current entries include the New Zealand waitoreke, the giant squid, and the coelacanth.


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QUOTE(| Kinjo @ Jul 19 2005, 05:06 AM) *
http://www.cryptozoology.com/[/url]
"Cryptozoology is about strange, out of place, or unknown animals. In this website there are articles, photos, and other information on several cryptids." Current entries include the New Zealand waitoreke, the giant squid, and the coelacanth.


The giant squid has been found and filmed. I think it was on Animal Planet or Discovery channel. And no I am not kidding you.


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