Essay about Cryptozoology

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Cryptozoology Cryptozoology is, literally, the study of hidden animals. It is the study of such creatures as the Australian bunya, Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, and the Loch Ness monster. It is not a recognized branch of the science of zoology. Cryptozoology relies heavily upon testimonials and circumstantial evidence in the form of legends and folklore, and the stories and alleged sightings of mysterious beasts by indigenous peoples, explorers, and travelers. Since cryptozoologists spend most of their energy trying to establish the existence of creatures, rather than examining actual animals, they are more akin to psi researchers than to zoologists. Expertise in zoology, however, is asserted to be a necessity for work in Cryptozoology,…show more content…
With the rumours of dinosaur-like creatures stalking the dark corners of Africa, Ley believed that it was possible the Babylonians had not only heard of such a creature, but have seen one -- or even had one living in captivity within their city walls, behind the Ishtar Gate. Chupacabra- Chupacabra -- which means "goat sucker" -- got it's name from the first reports of mutilated goats. In September 1995 Madeleine Tolentino and other eyewitnesses claimed to have seen a creature "three or four feet tall, with skin like that of a dinosaur, it had bright eyes the size of hens eggs, long fangs and multicolored spikes down its head and back." Other eyewitnesses have also said that it looks part bat, part kangaroo, and part alien Grey. Jersey Devil - Since the early 1800s, strange creatures have been sighted in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, known as the Jersey Devils. Although various creatures have been given the name of Jersey Devil, from a suspiciously bogeyman-like creature to some water monsters, it has most often been applied to a huge bat-like creature of about three to four feet (about 1 meter) in body length and with a wingspan of between four and nine feet (1 - 3 meters). It is covered in brown or black fur, except for its bare-skinned wings. It has a long-necked boxy head described as horselike or dog-like, with moderately-sized ears; its body bears diminutive forelimbs and
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