Cryptozoology and Myth collection

It is extremely common for cryptozoology proponents to call upon indigenous stories of creatures to lend a sense of authority and antiquity to their current claims. What can we make of folklore tales that cryptozoologists use to support claims that an unknown animal has been historically reported and remains to be identified? I wrote a…

Cryptozoology and Myth, Part 5: Which came first – the monster or the myth?

This is the fifth and final post in a series examining cryptids (“hidden” animals said to exist based on local testimony), namely lake monsters, in terms of the folklore, tradition, and native tales of these creatures. Previous parts: Cryptozoology and Myth, Part 1: The Illusion of Facticity in Unknown Animal Reports Cryptozoology and Myth, Part 2:…