Though nearly two million species have been described and catalogued by scientists, National Geographic reports that up to 86 per cent of the world’s species remain uncatalogued. While many of the undiscovered are likely tiny and hard to find (fungus, insects, etc.), It’s no wonder that enthusiasts of cryptozoology maintain the belief that we might yet find a living humanoid snow beast or titanic lake monster. Here are a few sites devoted to the search.
The quintessential species of cryptozoology may be Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. First reported nearly 100 years ago, She’s got a devoted following who continue to investigate sightings and evidence around Loch Ness with increasingly advanced technology. The latest weapon in the arsenal is the lowly webcam. Got a little extra time? You too can become part of the wordwide Nessie-watch. It’s way cooler than looking for Waldo.
Cryptozoology has had plenty of press in recent months due to the popular Discovery reality show, Finding Bigfoot, which follows members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) as they investigate sightings across America. The best revelation about the big hairy ones so far? In some parts of the US they are known as ?woodboogers.? Makes you want him to be real that much more, doesn’t it?
Mariners have told tales of the Kraken for as long as ships have sailed the seas, but the existence of a truly massive giant squid species (Architeuthis Dux) had long been met with scepticism?that is, until a Japanese research team filmed a 24-foot monster brought to the surface in 2006. Six years later, the Discovery Channel has obtained footage of a 30-foot specimen south of Tokyo. A 43-foot specimen is on record. The squid’s habitat is in ocean depths that manmade submersibles cannot access, so we’ve only begun to understand what might truly lie beneath. Now you have another reason to be afraid of the water . . .