S&F, nicely presented, and great intro, especially for those that might be new to the topic. Some great additions by others as well!
With all these "imaginary" animals turning out to be real, one would think the skeptics would show a little more respect. many of the things people
report are far less weird than some on that list! The platypus alone is weirder than any ten average cryptids. Such a cool creature! I always
thought of those as a little joke on God's part. Sort of like, "So, just when they think they know it all, I will allow them to widely discover the
platypus!" Can't you just hear the chuckles?
What's next? Depends on how seriously anyone actually looks! I would bet on something seagoing, assuming it isn't tossed back, because at least
people fish, and unexpected things can be caught. For a lot of things,no one is willing to look.
I know I have SEEN a really LARGE vulture. I wold love to see "thunderbirds" accepted. This one was, in appearance, a turkey vulture, common all
over Texas. We saw it on the ground, on a little rode, just wide enough for two cars, with several others of more common size, after some sort of
road kill. That fellow was so big, his partially spread wings literally hung over the edges of the road. We made jokes about how "things really are
bigger in Texas", and didn't even realize that bird wasn't officially supposed to exist. No internet back then, you have to understand. It wasn't
till years later, when I was looking up wingspans, that I realized we had seen something quite unusual. In such cases, though, most see them flying,
and most in the "scientific" community won't accept the possibility, so they don't even do research.
With things like Bigfoot, the topic is so heated that many won't go near it. Likewise many other cases. I do remember this one TV show, where this
fellow called O'Shea (sp?) - I think it was "O'Shea's Big Adventure, or something like that, was out in PNG or someplace in that part of the world,
looking for this local legend of a lizard. The thing sounded unreal, but they actually spotted one. I can't recall all the details, but he found it
because he took the time to look!
So, all in all, I expect something that swims.
On the lizard, it might have been this one - link
I am not at all certain, though.
edit on 9-4-2013 by LadyGreenEyes because: link added