O’ahu Cemetery, Hawaii

The O’ahu Cemetery is the resting place of many notable early residents of the Honolulu area. They range from missionaries and politicians to sports pioneers and philosophers. Over time it was expanded to become an area known as the Nuʻuanu Cemetery. It was the first public cemetery in Honolulu, founded in November 1844. Due to… Continue reading O’ahu Cemetery, Hawaii

Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

 “Fata Morgana”, sounds like the name of a sorceress from legendary stories of King Arthur & the Knights of The Round Table, and believe it or not, that’s indeed where the term’s origins lay! However it is also the scientific name for a natural phenomena that could explain a small amount of UFO reports in… Continue reading Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

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

The Fouke Monster

The Fouke Monster, also known as the Southern Sasquatch, is a legendary cryptid reported near the town of Fouke in Miller County, Arkansas, during the early 1970s. The creature was accused of attacking a local family. Initial sightings of the creature were concentrated in the Jonesville/Boggy Creek area, where it was blamed for the destruction… Continue reading The Fouke Monster

Chupacabras Invasion!

Across the arid plains of Texas, macabre, vampire-like animals are lurking, allegedly aspiring to suck the blood out of hapless livestock. These grotesque, hairless, zombie-gray canines have seemingly multiplied in number since the first known specimen was, shot by a rancher named Devin McAnally back in 2004. The Elmendorf Beast, as it later became known,… Continue reading Chupacabras Invasion!

The Top 10 Flying Humanoids

For centuries, mythologies all over the world have portrayed flying humanoid creatures, greatly feared because their appearance seems to spell out death and destruction for those who are unfortunate enough to cross their path. Surprisingly though, encounters with these unnatural entities continue into modern times. Here, then, is my top ten list of the winged… Continue reading The Top 10 Flying Humanoids

The Texas-sized ‘monster’ bird that created a huge flap back in 1975

The month of January marks the anniversary of one of the strangest creature sagas in the history of Texas… that of Big Bird. We’re not talking about Sesame Street here folks. During the year of the nation’s bicentennial, some 36 years ago, dozens of citizens from San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley reported sightings… Continue reading The Texas-sized ‘monster’ bird that created a huge flap back in 1975

Bigfoot

Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is the name given to an ape or hominid – like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets. Most… Continue reading Bigfoot

Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

It appears as though a dozen or so UFO sightings that were reported to San Antonio police earlier this month have been explained. A local news station broadcast the story about illuminated globes that were spotted floating over the Alamo City by several residents on the evening of May 17. One eyewitness named Roger Barrera… Continue reading Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

Thylacine

The thylacine ( THY-lə-seen,  or Thylacinus cynocephalus, Greek for “dog-headed pouched one”) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th… Continue reading Thylacine

I thought I saw a Terror Saur! – Do Prehistoric flying reptiles still exist?

Are there living pterosaurs in Zambia’s swamplands? Those iconic winged reptiles of prehistory known as the pterosaurs died out alongside the last dinosaurs over 60 million years ago…didn’t they? Most mainstream zoologists would say that they did. Then again, most mainstream zoologists have probably never heard of the kongamato, the ropen, the duah, or a… Continue reading I thought I saw a Terror Saur! – Do Prehistoric flying reptiles still exist?

Donkey Lady Bridge

In H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, diabolical experimentation by a madman leads to an island being inhabited by a menagerie of anthropomorphic beast men. However, the notion of hybrids between humans and animals dates far back in history, with accounts of creatures like mermaids and centaurs being prevalent in… Continue reading Donkey Lady Bridge

Three F18s Scramble to Intercept CA UFO

Three F18s Scramble to Intercept CA UFO Examiner Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) reports from yesterday indicate some activity in the noon hour over Poway, CA, not far from the Miramar Marine Corps Naval Air Station. The witnesses spotted a mysterious object in a nearly cloudless sky, and minutes after the object disappeared, fighter jets were… Continue reading Three F18s Scramble to Intercept CA UFO

Nerve-tapping neckband used in ‘telepathic’ chat

From NewScientist.com news service writer Tom Simonite… A neckband that translates thought into speech by picking up nerve signals has been used to demonstrate a “voiceless” phone call for the first time.With careful training a person can send nerve signals to their vocal cords without making a sound. These signals are picked up by the… Continue reading Nerve-tapping neckband used in ‘telepathic’ chat