Originally posted by ravenshadow13
People like Bigfoot because they feel better than a hairy-ape-man. If they could, they would capture him and study him.
Heh not for me, ive always liked Bigfoot, as a cryptid he was my first interest and will always be my favorite I dont think im better than his
species, just different. However that said I understand where your coming from.
In Cryptozoology the more recognised ones do tend to get all the limelight but its really the case. The primary problem is that people dont quite
understand just what constitutes a cryptid. A cryptid to my mind is basically any animal or creature misplaced in location or time, or if failing that
some form of animal life that just doesnt fit into conventional scientific thought or understanding.
Unfortunately as this forum proved over the last few months there are idiots in society that seem to class paranormal subjects as Cryptozoological
ones... namely Vampires and Zombies... for crying out loud they are paranormal topics NOT cryptids, chalk and bleeding cheese. Id also class
Chuppagarbra as a non cryptid and put them in the UFO circle, but they can cross the boundary because the descriptions of them not only run the alien
but also cryptid spectrum.
Its the main reason I basically stopped browsing this subject forum. Seems to have stopped though finally.
Cryptozoology still does the 'mundane' task of identifying strange but ultimately mis-identified or forgotten animals in the world. Its thankfully
got the big hitters still going for it in the public eye otherwise the entire science would be almost forgotten by the main stream, id say the field
should be thankful they have something like Bigfoot and Nessie to keep it in the spotlights of the public.
Yes bring on the less known Cryptids there are some interesting ones, Oh and as for winged cats, i think they suffer from that birth defect where a
twin is fussed inside them (you often see it with Cows) and the limbs stick out, or at least thats what id explain it as at first glance. Although the
only time ive seen winged cats was in the Foretean circles and they are hardly reliable
To me the best Cryptids are the ones that have some sort of at least ledgend about em, I mean would you get more interest out of a creature that has
been occasionally seen over 50 years with little evidence apart from possible bones or a photo or a newly discovered bird with a weird beak...
considering the bird is due to its sudden discovery no longer a mystery or unknown its immediately lost that Cryptid bang to it.
One lesser known cryptid Id like to see worked on is the New Guinea Dragon. I mean they actually have film footage of a juvenile from the early 80's
but from reports and sightings an adult makes the Komodo Dragon look like a skink in comparison. Unfortunately the place it lives in is basically
impossible to get to for most.
By the way I wouldnt dismiss mermaids however, there was some rather interesting film of something odd caught about 13 years ago (i think it was on
Arthur C Clarkes second series) that showed a rather neat fish like tail coming out of the water then back in again in an area that is said to have
local mermaid sightings. Sure nothing came of it and it had to be chalked up as a '?' but it was rather compelling. (And no i dont believe mermaids
are women with fish tales)
Damn Ive forgotten the name of a show I watched a few weeks ago that went hunting for a river monster in Africa, not sure of how valid they all were
but they got some interesting footage of something knocking their floating camera and they latter went looking for a local cryptid that looks like a
hairy dwarf ape and also got some interesting footage of something and temperature readings, show had American hosts (can never tell if such shows
fake stuff but it was pretty neat). Cant even remember the creatures names... damn.