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    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2009 edited
    As far as i understand it, this video just hit the web. So no word on whether its real or not.

    But as far as i am concerned, this is the cryptozoological motherload.

    a hideous prehistoric slime creature found in a sewer.

    The nerd in me wants to poke at this thing with some sort of science-stick until it gives me all of its secrets.

    Then there is another part of me that just says "KILL IT!!! KILL IT!!!"

    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2009
    You're a few months behind, Errol. This vid was investigated and the "creature" found to be a sort of worm colony.
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2009 edited
    @Errol -- It's old, and it's Tubifex Worms. Google told me that in about five seconds.

    Tubifex worms not covered in raw sewage.

    EDIT: Blah, Ruz beat me to it while I was looking for an appropriate video! :)
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    @Oddcult - @Cat Vincent - can you elaborate a bit about what you're referring to? I know what you mean, I think, but could you explain a little more for the audience at home?

    If I can be permitted to step in (since there doesn't seem to be any sign of Cat Vincent :). I suspect reference is being made to some of the very strange things certain cryptid witnesses report. Certain cryptozoologists - working from the basic premise that they're dealing with an unknown but perfectly natural animal - accept the parts of the report that support this premise, and discard the weird stuff as being misinterpretation or even outright deception on the part of the witnesses.

    There've been several 'Bigfoot' reports for instance where the creatures/entities are reported to display downright uncanny abilities - like being able to walk through solid fences or take a shotgun blast to the torso at close range without even blinking. If the bigfoot is simply a large primate of some kind then this isn't possible, and as a result many 'bigfoot hunters' will happily stick a pin in their map to mark another sighting of their big ape, while dismissing all other eyewitness testimony about what the big ape actually did.
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    @Purple Wyrm:
    I stepped away from the debate when it looked like it was going to devolve into yet another rationalists-versus-woo argument (which exasperate me, and also are something which Ariana dislikes enough to shut threads for).

    And you nailed my point precisely. There's also some association between Bigfoot and UFO sightings, which (understandably on some levels) put off a lot of cryptid-chasers.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2009 edited
    Thanks for the heads up, guys. Ill be much more dillegent about my monster hunting from now on. Google now goes right up there with "Demonology" and "Toben's Spirit Guide"
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2009
    Ya know when I brought up the video back a few pages ago, about the cave monkey that I'm thinking is the actual chupacabra...well, I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier, but my brother actually had an incounter with something similiar to the creature in the video.
    He got some special permits to go cave diving out in the Carter Cave area here in rowan co. kentucky.
    while he was deep in the depths of one of the caves, he saw a thin limbed, big eyes creature run off into a deeper fissure there. I called him to get details but he didn't answer his phone, I'll get a full account later.
    Maybe it's the same critter. if it's some sort of sub terra simian it could totally survive in the wooded areas here, and the caves, while a state park, aren't explored very often past a few free caves, and the guided tours.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2009
    So did the CFZ ever release anything else?
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    Has anyone else had friends who claimed to have been visited by a mothman? I have met three or four aquaintances of a close friend of mine, who supposedly didn't know what a mothman was until they saw the movie, and went into terror panic because they had been affected by a similar phenomenon. I know there's always stories of this or that, but among all the other crypto classic stories, this is the one that routinely seems to bring out the most genuine trauma in people I've met or talked to. Thoughts?
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2009
    @Kosmopolit - the hair and potential saliva samples have been sent to two different university departments for analysis. I don't think they're saying much else until anything comes of that.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2009
    my hubs and ex girlfriend went to the mid-ohio con a couple years ago. On the way back, late late at night, they got lost, and ended up in mothman country. They didn't realize they were on the road it all happened on, but they kept getting a creepy vibe, and eventually saw a really weird light up in the sky....after a few minutes of this they turned around and went back...eventually they found a gas station and started asking for directions. the folks there got really nervous when they told them what road they had been traveling on and gave them alternate directions. they told them not to take that particular road, but didn't really say why.
    On the way back home they were musing about the name of the town they had passed through, and both realized at the same moment "WE WERE IN MOTHMAN LAND!!!"
    also, my bestest friend's parents were living in point pleasant when the whole mothman thing happened. they heard about it on the news, and were really freaked when the bridge collapsed.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2010 edited

    DNA analysis of the supposed Orang Pendak hairs. Possibly weirder than originally thought. Or contaminated.
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2010
    That is so cool.
    • CommentAuthorMono
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2010
    @Oddcult: A DNA analysis giving weird results? Contaminated. It is so fucking easy to get a DNA sample contaminated, you wouldn't believe it.

    I know, I'm the spoilsport here. Sorry.