Exposing online fakes and frauds of the Cryptozoological kind – A Shukernature Top Ten listing

The internet is the natural home of some very unnatural creatures – fakes, frauds, and the falsely identified. Many of them attract only fleeting, transient attention before being soundly exposed and permanently discredited. However, there is also a hardcore set whose members simply refuse to die – being revived time and time again by unsuspecting… Continue reading Exposing online fakes and frauds of the Cryptozoological kind – A Shukernature Top Ten listing

Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

Within the field of monster hunting (cryptozoology), much ado is made about such notable, enigmatic creatures as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra. But, among the lesser-known ‘cryptids’ that are reported with regularity are ABCs — Alien Big Cats. Frequently referred to as Black Panthers, these large, elusive felids have been spotted all… Continue reading Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

Auckland Civic Theatre

What lurks behind the curtains at New Zealand’s largest, and most iconic theatre? Location: The Auckland Civic Theatre is in the heart of Auckland City. It’s imposing Rococo facade looms over a busy and well-patronised intersection of bars, restaurants and retail outlets. The Foyer is decorated in the style of an Indian temple whilst the… Continue reading Auckland Civic Theatre

New Zealand South Island Panther

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

Gippsland Phantom Cat

The Gippsland Big Cat is a cryptid. Although feral cats are present in Victoria as in the rest of Australia and there have been hundreds of reported sightings, yet no proof of the existence of big cats has even been established. Dr John Henry, a researcher from Deakin University, studied the reported sightings from the… Continue reading Gippsland Phantom Cat

Elusive ‘panther’ may be on the move

As reported in: NZHerald – 22 October 2013. Mid-Canterbury’s elusive black panther may have moved south. Last week a delivery driver spotted what he described as a large cat-like animal feeding on road kill just outside the Fairlie township in the early hours of the morning. The description was remarkably similar to reports in a number… Continue reading Elusive ‘panther’ may be on the move

Australia’s secret big cat?

As reported in Stuff – 19 October 2012.  A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture. A NSW detective spoke of how he watched the beast, from barely 50 metres away, for more than a minute. And… Continue reading Australia’s secret big cat?

Auckland Civic Theatre

What lurks behind the curtains at New Zealand’s largest, and most iconic theatre? Find out as the team gets special back-stage access to this landmark of Auckland’s cultural history.

Alien Big Cats in New Zealand

Found this interesting article over on http://naturalplane.blogspot.com . Alien Big Cat (ABCs) are alive and well in New Zealand and the sightings of them are becoming many and frequent. Now, before you really think I’m crazy (more than usual anyway), let me educate you as to what Alien Big Cats are. Alien Big Cats (ABCs,… Continue reading Alien Big Cats in New Zealand

High country trap for mystery black panther

By LOIS CAIRNS – Sunday Star Times / Photo: Michael O’Neill HIGH COUNTRY farmer David Wightman is on a mission to prove the mysterious black panther that reportedly roams the hills of Mid-Canterbury is not a figment of people’s overactive imaginations – he’s built a trap to catch the elusive creature. Mystery has surrounded the… Continue reading High country trap for mystery black panther

Hunting mythical creatures

Big cats, `extinct’ songbirds, moa, native otters there’s a zoo-ful of shy and mysterious creatures roaming the countryside if New Zealand’s cryptozoologists are to be believed. Are they just chasing dreams or is the truth out there? Kim Knight reports.   It was a dark and stormy night. OK, says Vicki Hyde, president of the New… Continue reading Hunting mythical creatures