posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 05:31 AM
I know this isn't exactly a Crypto post, but it's supposed to give supporters of/believers in Cryptozoolgy some hope. You'll see what I mean...
Is it really so hard to believe that some animals remain yet to be discovered, although there has been clues to their existence? Earlier this year the
ivory-billed woodpecker was re-discovered after it was thought to be extinct.
Article on Woodpecker discovery
A couple of months ago a new plant species was discovered. The Bootlace Lily.
The Bootlace Lily
This plant can only be found in Kloof, just outside Durban, South Africa. A whole planet, and this plant can (and does) only exist in a couple of
square miles (if it is that much...).
And let’s not leave the Coelacanth out of this…
Why is it so hard to believe that some animal (and plant) species remains hidden to the human race? You can go to the Congo, and search for days at
end - without luck - for Midland gorillas, yet their existence won't be disputed. The same goes for the Knysna Forest Elephants in South Africa.
Before the re-introduction of elephants and the opening of the Knysna Elephant Park, you could criss-cross the forest without finding a single
elephant - and these creatures are HUGE! But no-one denied their exstence. Only in the late 90's was one of these mysterious elephants caught on
video (Sorry, I couldn't find the video clip on the Net) ...
The point that I want to make is that Crypto-supporters/fans and believers of Bigfoot, Nessie, etc. shouldn't give up hope. Yes, evidence is scarce,
even with all our technology, but who knows how many more undiscovered animals are running wild? And in the end, wouldn't it be spoiling our fun when
they actually find real proof of Bigfoot? It's kinda fun to ponder on the blurry pics... "Hoax? But it looks so real!" ... We're all in this
because of the mystery, aren't we? We don't really want to discover a new species, but we get a kick out of proving that it does exists...