The Librarian

The Librarian
What are cryptids? In matters of the monstrum, a species capable of assuming the form of a humanoid or animal, naturally preying on humans; mimicking moral and social behavior as not to be discovered. Perhaps a doctor, butcher or school principle; these creatures masquerade as persons while seeking out human game for food and sport.

The Adopting Dead: Rewatching The Walking Dead Season 3.5

Submitted by Corodon Fuller Let’s pick up where we left off in The Denying Dead: Rewatching The Walking Dead Season 3.0. All the way in Season 5, in Alexandria, Deanna hears about the terrible things Rick has done to protect his family of survivors (adopted and otherwise). She shrugs, “Sounds like I want to be part of your family.” But who …

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Vampire Beast of Bladenboro

Similar to the infamous goat sucking chupacabra, fifty years ago, sightings of another bloodsucker, the Vampire Beast of Bladenboro, became a phenomenon centered in the town of Bladenboro, North Carolina.  Unlike the chupacabra, which has been spotted everywhere between Texas and South America, sightings of this creature have been limited to a handful of towns, a couple hundred square miles …

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Tiny Dog Protects Owner from Potential Sasquatch Attack

While vacationing in North Carolina, Eric Walters captured footage on his smartphone of what appears to be a Sasquatch moving through a grassy field. Walters just happened to be taking his dog Zippy for a walk when the two of them had the unusual encounter. According to Walters, the video was captured on Buck Forest Road in Henderson County. However, …

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Boutwell and His Tennessee Sasquatch

In our first interview, “Skeptic to Believer,” we learned a lot about the man named John Boutwell and his mysterious neighbor, the Tennessee Sasquatch. Boutwell first contacted Monstrum Athenaeum after discovering he accidently took pictures of what appeared to be a genuine Sasquatch encounter in his yard in Lutrell, Tennessee. Apparently John’s brush with this cryptid neighbor didn’t stop with …

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The Denying Dead: Rewatching The Walking Dead Season 3

Submitted by Corodon Fuller The Walking Dead Season 3 opens many hard months after the end of Season 2. It’s time to ask again, who are these people? But instead of peering into the survivors’ souls today, let’s take a look at the beards. The facial hair on The Walking Dead is a surprisingly clear window into the bearer’s mental state. …

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The Ozark Howler: the Myth, or not

In his book, Cryptozoology: Science & Speculation, Chad Arment explains that along with several of his colleagues, he received an interesting email, claiming to have irrefutable evidence supporting the existence of the Ozark Howler. Unfortunately, this claim turned out to be a hoax.  Some kid in college pulled the prank, stating he thought it would be funny to fool the …

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The Hodag

To Wisconsin residents, the Hodag is nothing more than a favorite legend, a hoax for gullible tourists. As for the Hodag, well perhaps he’s just a shy guy who doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about, quietly making his home in the woods of northern Wisconsin. The legend of the Hodag is not a new fad or an urban …

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The Killing Dead: Rewatching The Walking Dead Season 2.5

Submitted by Corodon Fuller The fifth season of The Walking Dead was full of blood, politics, and different shades of insanity. To really understand what’s going on, though, and what the survivors will have to deal with in Season 6, you have to look at Shane back in Season 2. To borrow from a recent episode title, what happened then is …

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The Slide Rock Bolter of Colorado

Found only in the deep mountains of Colorado, the Slide Rock Bolter is strictly a Colorado cryptid.

Remember the scene in “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” when the Millennium Falcon narrowly escapes destruction in the jaws of a great space slug? Well, this cryptid is a little like that, only less spacey and more terrifying. Found only in the deep mountains of Colorado, the Slide Rock Bolter is strictly a Colorado cryptid. No one …

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Ancient Greeks Made Sure Their Dead Wouldn’t Rise As Zombies

Fascination with zombies is more than a modern phenomena marking the unavoidable apocalypse of mankind due to one (or more) self-induced calamities. The roots of zombie folklore and myths are clearly traceable from the Americas back to the early African settlements in the Carribean. On those islands, a unique culture that believed the dead can return from the grave took …

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