posted on Oct, 23 2007 @ 01:04 PM
Just a dumb question, but since there are some avid crypto researchers in the world that make their living from it....has cryptozoology ever really
found any fabled animals? I mean, every time I talk about this someone throw out the celocanth fossil fish, but that wasn't found through any means
of cryptozoology at all. No one was -looking- for it.
There are thousands of unidentified species yet to be discovered, with (sometimes) hundreds a month. But they are found through the normal
expeditions, etc. Nothing "crypto" about their discovery.
Has the actual study of cryptozoology yielded anything as a direct result of legitimate research and organized study? Walking through the woods and
finding an insect no one has identified, or having a village give you a carcass of a small furry, yet unidentified rodent does not smack of something
I would consider to be legitimate cryptozoology to me.
I don't know if my point here is coming across, but if you get what I mean, comment away.......