Sky-falls, for want of a better term, have occurred throughout history, even being mentioned in the bible. Frogs, fish and plant material – in one case broad-bean seeds in England – are the most common forms of sky-fall. However, other anomalous substances have also been seen to fall. There are many reports of blood and… Continue reading Sky-falls: When The sky is falling, Duck!
Cryptozoology can be separated into three classifications: Out of place animals – Alien Big Cats in Britain for example. Previously unknown species – for example Bigfoot and the Mongolian Death Worm. Paleocryptids – those species that once existed but though extinct still make appearances and leave evidence of their continued existence. Creatures like the Tasmanian… Continue reading Big Bird’s Last Stand
These flaps are periods of heightened UFO activity centered on certain areas and lasting over a period of many weeks. Flaps such as the Warminster sightings in the 1960s, to as recently as the Belgium flaps of 2001 and 2002 have all triggered interest in the UFO community. The Northern Hemisphere has had a fair… Continue reading Let’s not get in a “Flap” – Our 70’s UFO sightings
Historically, most of the Northern Hemisphere holds the attention of many when it comes to paranormal activity, UFO’s, Cryptozoology and strange phenomena. What I hope to bring forth in these articles is the often not heard of Phenomena that is just as prevalent in the Southern Hemisphere. As an Independent UFO Investigator myself I will… Continue reading In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity
Once the maniacal laugh like call of this bird rang through the night forests, then in just 40 years this call was heard no more. However, reports persist… The Laughing Owl was a moderate sized Owl 14 – 15” in height and with a wingspan of 10.4”. It had reddish brown plumage streaked with darker… Continue reading The Laughing Owl
Does a group of Large Mysterious Cats roam the wilds of Canterbury? A relatively unknown New Zealand cryptid is the South Island Panther. Sightings of these cats are confined mainly to the Canterbury area and have led to the suspicion that the animal or animals are escapees from a private collection. Sightings began in 1996… Continue reading New Zealand South Island Panther
The Yowie is an Australian Hominid that is closely related to the New Zealand Moehau. With convergent evolution could this creature be the Marsupial Equivalent of the Hominids that once roamed Africa. Recently on my favourite site for crypto information – Cryptomundo.com Loren Coleman asked “What is the Yowie” After some consideration on the matter and… Continue reading Is the Yowie a form of Marsupial Ape?
Moose – Alces alces andersoni, were imported from Saskatchewan Canada, into the South Island by the New Zealand Acclimatisation Society as a sporting animal along with red deer in the early 20th century. These animals supposedly failed to establish, and yet sightings persisted and evidence of their continued presence continued. The initial introduction occurred in… Continue reading New Zealand Moose
There are 90 species of lizards currently known in New Zealand. Most are not of any impressionable size and yet from Captain Cook’s first arrival in New Zealand, strange tales of large lizards have been passed down to fairly recent times. One of these lizards, the Kumi lizard, was apparently of impressive size. When Cook… Continue reading Kumi Lizard – NZ’s Giant Enigmatic Lizards
In 1986 in the basement of the Marseille Museum of Natural History a primitive type specimen of a large gecko was found stuffed, unlabeled, lacking any record of its collection date or its point of origin and judging from the specimen must have been there for over a century. Once examination of this specimen was… Continue reading Kawekaweau – Giant New Zealand Gecko
Tales of strange Otter-like creatures have come from the South Island of New Zealand and persist to the present day. What is this strange creature? Is it an undiscovered remnant mammalian species or a stranded and forgotten link to New Zealand’s past. New Zealand is believed to have had no mammals when it separated from Gondwana, apart… Continue reading Waitoreke – Giant Otter
Introduction: There have been many encounters with unknown creatures off the coast of New Zealand, with the East coast being particularly favoured. There is a very good reason for this, running parallel to New Zealand’s coastline is the Hikurangi Trench. A deep gouge on the ocean floor, that descends in places to depths of 3,750… Continue reading The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.
When views have existed for many years, it can be extremely arduous changing them. New Zealand is a classic example, it was always thought that we were free from snakes, crocodiles and even apart from three species of bats, mammals as a whole. A way different picture is certainly now being painted of New Zealand… Continue reading Distortions of time
I was sitting here doing some thinking, please note jokes about seeing the smoke rising I get enough of that from my family, and it occurred to me why the many varied types of Sasquatch, Bigfoot or whatever you want to call the big guy may act more communally than we originally thought. I have… Continue reading Big Feet Musing
If we look back on the history of Cryptid sightings, the further back we go the more frequent the sightings seem to be. It seems once an area is colonised sightings appear, instead of as one would expect to increase, to decline sharply. Is it because these creatures seek retreats further apart from the colonised… Continue reading Where have all the cryptids gone?
It has often been mentioned there are no bodies, that one conclusive tangible piece of evidence, ever found of hominid cryptids. Why? Here in New Zealand, as would be the situation with our Moehau – New Zealand’s Bigfoot, once something dies in the bush it is very quickly adsorbed into the ecosystem and little to… Continue reading Death of a legend: NZ’s Moehau