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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:54 AM

Hey all,
Thought some of you might be interested in this
Operation deathworm

A group of UK based cryptozooligists are off to Mongolia to hunt down the legendary Mongolian death worm.. a worm of up to 5 feet long thats carniverous..

ok, theyre a good deal smaller than the ice worms but what the heck, it sounds interesting.. I for one wish them success

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:15 AM

i was menaced by a 5 foot 'worm' in mongolia [khitai ]...
it was only a major problem cos it was attached to a huge 40 ft long dragon !?! :lol:
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 01:59 PM

Thanks for the link. :D
Having an interest in cryptozoology I've heard of the "Death Worm". Did not know that there was going to be an expedition to actually look for one. Would be great if they found that it actually real.

BTW, there was an expedition to New Guneia this past year. They were looking for any evidence of a "Ropan(sp?)" Seems that for over a hundred years there have been stories told on the island about an hugh featherless bird. The group was going to see if it might be possible for some species of pterosaur, or unknown bat, to live there. I'll see if I can dig up the link.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for the link. :D
Having an interest in cryptozoology I've heard of the "Death Worm". Did not know that there was going to be an expedition to actually look for one. Would be great if they found that it actually real.

BTW, there was an expedition to New Guneia this past year. They were looking for any evidence of a "Ropan(sp?)" Seems that for over a hundred years there have been stories told on the island about an hugh featherless bird. The group was going to see if it might be possible for some species of pterosaur, or unknown bat, to live there. I'll see if I can dig up the link.

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Sounds like a good read Kane, I wait in anticipation..

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:14 AM

The article mentions that it might be a large species of amphisbaena, a type of primitive legless lizard.

Amphisbaena:

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Noronha worm-lizard:

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Ugly buggers, aren't they?
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:41 AM

Every so often these kinds of 'unknown' creatures do pop up. I think it was as late as the last 20-30 years that some cryptozoologists 'discovered' a type of antelope in Southeast Asia that no-one had ever documented before. Apparently these things are the size of small dogs and live in the thick jungle undergrowth, thus managing to live undetected by Western explorers until this very century!

I sometimes wonder what lurks in the really deep trenches of the Pacific. It's not unreasonable to figure there could still be things like giant Megaladon sharks living down there.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 06:01 AM

There was a new species of monkey discovered, too, not long ago--a fairly large species, so you'd think it would have been noticed before. Apparently, the natives knew about it, but nobody else had ever seen one.

There was something on TV a few days ago about thunderbirds, which supposedly are still spotted from time to time. Witnesses are adamant that it's not an eagle, vulture, or other large, known bird, but something much bigger--although how something the size of a fighter plane could even get off the ground is anybody's guess.
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

Cryptozoology.com is an excellent "clearing house" site for anyone interested in finding out about unknown animals.
Besides their links, they have an excellent forum with topics covering every aspect of the field.
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Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:31 PM

There was recently a documentary on Discover or Nat. Geographic channel (forget which) a month or 2 ago about the 'red-killers' or 'red-devils' or something similar of the waters off Baja California . 'Semi'-giant squid 2 to 6 feet long that come up from hundreds of feet below at night to attack & try to eat anything that moves , people & boats included . There were a few fishermen with giant divots taken out of them by squid-beaks . I for one have retained that primordial racial memory of "be careful at the waters edge" . Grew up on a lake my whole life swimming like a turtle , but the summer I saw "Jaws" & "Pirhana" as a young teen creeped me out so bad the stories I had always heard of 5-6 foot Pike & Tiger-Muskies (kinda like fresh-water Barracudas for those who haven't ever seen 'em , LOTSA TEETH )-attacking people in our lake over the years finally started to take an affect on me hahaha . I always imagined all kinds of crazy monsters below the surface , even in a freshwater lake haha . & I have seen some 4 foot Muskies in that lake myself . Won't even go into detail about getting ready to get the nerve to jump in the crystal waters at LaJolla Calif. once at low tide & saw 4 feet of a moray sticking out of a crevice in the rocks at the bottom. Stayed outta the ocean thank you . I agree with you Strom , those creepy-crawlies are straight out of Lovecrafts crazy stuff !!

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 02:26 AM

Interesting post Pain! Check out this Link (the images would not load):

Giant Catfish in Texas

Can't believe that was caught in Texas!


Or this huge monster:

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Both fresh water beasts! The image with the fisherman from Thailand could be a Conan cover with him standing over the beast with a bloody dagger. B)

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:48 AM

Grew up on a lake my whole life swimming like a turtle , but the summer I saw "Jaws" & "Pirhana" as a young teen creeped me out so bad

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Funnily enough Jaws had the same effect on me.. I dont swim much now and never in the sea..

My creepout moment was around the same time (age 11 or 12 I think) when I was swimming in a local river, I had a mask and snorkel on and was swimming around near the base of the river.. I was swimming past a small clump of weed when something came out of it straight at me and bumped me in the mask.. it was an eel.. not a big one, maybe only over a foot and a half in length but I got such a fright I was out of that water in a shot..

never been a boat fan either.. definately a land lubber..

some smart covers on those books btw..

oh yeah, DG - crustaceous hentai!.. theres an image.. gonna have to go watch Urotsokidoji again now..

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 03:52 PM

This is completely OT so I apologise.
However this is so cool, to me at least, that I had to share it. It seems that we finally have photos of a real live sea monster in it's natural enviroment.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 04:55 PM

Great Cthulhu lives! :D
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:01 PM

On the news this morning, they showed a tentacle that had snapped off and was retrieved by the Japanese scientists. It's probably in the hands of their sushi chef right about now. :P

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 05:38 PM

Seriously, this is some of the coolest news of my life. I have been just staring at these pictures all day!!!

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:34 PM

Conan could take it....

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:15 PM

woodyalookitthatbeauty! pwhee pwhoo! she's a looker.
I have always been fascinated by big scary beasts of the deep.
I read somewheres that based on the sucker marks on a sperm whale carcass that was taken by whalers, a squid estimated to be 20 to 25 meters long is out there, judging by existing specimens' sucker width measurements and soforth. Make that 8 meter squidy look like a pup! :unsure:
I just watched some show about the mankiller Humboldt squids that live in the sea of cortez mexico. pretty cool (keep your hands in the boat carlos!) :o
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:35 PM

Wow. Fantasy meets reality. Well, no ones attacked one with a sword yet... :D

Thanks for the link Kane! B)

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:12 AM

I just watched some show about the mankiller Humboldt squids that live in the sea of cortez mexico. pretty cool (keep your hands in the boat carlos!) :o

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Yeah, that's the documentary I remembered watching a few months back that we were talking about on this board about deep-sea 'creepy-crawlies' a short while back . Off the coast of Baja-California/Mexico right ? The locals call them red-devils or red-demons or sump'n . Thanks a lot Lovecraft & Howard & Derleth etc. I can never swim in the ocean ever again !! That one in the story above's big enough to drag a half-dozen people & their boat down below , & it's 'only' 20 something feet long . Imagine the insane looking monster one they caught off-shore Newe Zealand that was a 60 footer !!! Hell , those 6-footers in that documentary looked like they would have no problem at all snagging up a diver & chowing down on him , there's plenty of reported cases of them doing just that .

While we're on the subject of giant creepy-crawlies , giant snails
I think we better get Jaques Cousteau's crew together with a few buckets of garlic-butter & get them down to Florida !!! Haaha .

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