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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Wataru » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:25 am

Godzillaprime05 wrote:
The idea of the Jba Fofi freaks me out, I'm hoping that a spider 5 feet long doesn't exist.

A giant spider can't exist anymore due to lack of oxygen and gravity. But we know the surface of the moon better then the ocean floor. I've always had a weird irrational fear of being on a cruise ship and its sunk by a previously unknown giant ocean monster, hence why I never go on cruises.


GAHHH!


If that were a land creature, Id never leave the house.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby anguirusnut94 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:27 am

Legionmaster wrote:Gorillas and other jungle-dwellers were semi-cryptids because Europeans hadn't explored the jungle very well yet. America has been pretty well covered by now. Not to mention large mammals tend to be pretty easy to find. So there's that.

The other issue is that apes didn't exist in the Americas until our human ancestors came over. There's absolutely no way a rogue group "devolved" (I use the term loosely) into 'squatches. There's no fossil or archeological evidence anywhere that suggests 'squatches migrated from Asia, and there's no way a tiny population of a large mammal would have persisted for tens of thousands of years, let alone undetected.


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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby SpanishBulldog63 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:32 am

kaijukurt wrote:Has anyone heard of the Emela-Ntouka? It's theorized to either be a semi-aquatic rhino or a ceratopsian living in central African swamps.


yup,always hear it when Mokele Mbembe comes up,as well as Ngoubou(another ceratopsian),Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu(a stegosaur),Nguma-Monene(a spinosaur),Kasai Rex,and Muhuru(another stegosaur),
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Gorosaurus Rex » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Wouldn't it be cool if in Africa, atleast until recently, there was a little Lost World of sorts and all those creatures were real?

Stuff like that used to fascinate me as a kid.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby FlamingZilla23 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:58 pm

Gorosaurus Rex wrote:Cryptozoology, when regarded as an actual science, typically refers to species of animal whose existence that have yet to be completely proved by science. These typically end up referring to creatures such as the Yeti, Molkele Mbember, Nessie, Sasquatch, etc. Aliens, or the study of UFO's, typically fall under the even goofier science of Ufology or if regarding to the search of extraterrestrial life under Astrobiology.

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Postby Hellspawn28 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:59 pm

Some people think since the Congo is so huge that it could be why that there is no fossil evidence has been found, but I still don't believe how those dinosaurs could have live over 65 million years undetected. I know that the Mokele Mbembe has been reported since the 1700's but I don't see how no one could have seen something like a Barosaurus if a animal like that is so huge?
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Legionmaster » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:18 pm

wataru wrote:
Godzillaprime05 wrote:
The idea of the Jba Fofi freaks me out, I'm hoping that a spider 5 feet long doesn't exist.

A giant spider can't exist anymore due to lack of oxygen and gravity. But we know the surface of the moon better then the ocean floor. I've always had a weird irrational fear of being on a cruise ship and its sunk by a previously unknown giant ocean monster, hence why I never go on cruises.


GAHHH!
http://www.discoverfishingbc.ca/files/i ... g-crab.jpg

If that were a land creature, Id never leave the house.





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Postby SpanishBulldog63 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:33 pm

^i dont know whether to say"HOLY SHIT ITS A GIANT CRAB!" or "So much crab,so little garlic butter!"
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And the other half is fought with a shotgun!
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby FlamingZilla23 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:35 pm

Yeah keep him far far away from Red Lobster for his safety.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby kaijukurt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Coconut crabs are awesome.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby SpanishBulldog63 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:27 pm

kaijukurt wrote:Coconut crabs are awesome.

like they look awesome,taste awesome,or both?
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UltramanGoji wrote:Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

And the other half is fought with a shotgun!
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tourettesgigan wrote:When ever I open my mouth, joy comes out for everyone.

I knew a chick in HS that whenever she opened her mouth, joy went IN.

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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:34 pm

SpanishBulldog63 wrote:
kaijukurt wrote:Coconut crabs are awesome.

like they look awesome,taste awesome,or both?


Taste awesome... definitely.






....Great. Now I'm hungry! This is all your fault, Ebirah!
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Breakdown » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:40 pm

I dont know wether i'd freak out if I saw that or amazed. On the plus side its like a giant hermit crab, which are relativly harmless. On the downside, its skreeonking huge.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby SpanishBulldog63 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:42 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:
SpanishBulldog63 wrote:
kaijukurt wrote:Coconut crabs are awesome.

like they look awesome,taste awesome,or both?


Taste awesome... definitely.






....Great. Now I'm hungry! This is all your fault, Ebirah!


Lol,not even Ebirah can satisfy my hunger for seafood 8-)
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UltramanGoji wrote:Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

And the other half is fought with a shotgun!
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tourettesgigan wrote:When ever I open my mouth, joy comes out for everyone.

I knew a chick in HS that whenever she opened her mouth, joy went IN.

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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Breakdown » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:52 pm

Now that I think of it, is it possible for a giant sea creature to exist? Im not saying kaiju sized things, but 100+ feet. No, whales dont count. Recently I've been reading The Search for the Giant Squid, and an interesting tidbit of information came up regarding Peter Benchly's The Beast, where some of the events in the film where inspired by a series of unexplained fishing accidents in Bermuda during the 1980s:

"As reported by Richard Greenwell in the "International Society of Cryptozoology Newsletter", Bermudian fisherman John P. [Sean] Ingham was having a lot of trouble with his traps in the mid-1980s.

A deepwater crab and shrimp fisherman, Mr. Ingham's traps were regularly lowered to depths of between 1,000 and 2,000 fathoms. And these specially reinforced traps were coming back up bent and twisted — in some cases, not coming up at all.
On September 3, 1984, Mr. Ingham was winching up a trap that had been on the bottom at 500 fathoms. About halfway up, the line broke.

It would take a weight of over 600 pounds to break the line, which was polyethelyne rope.

Dr. Bennie Rohr, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Laboratory at Pascagoula, Mississippi, suggested that it might be the work of a giant octopus, since a full cage of tasty shrimp or crabs would be the perfect bait for it.

On another occasion, when a smaller trap was being hauled up from 480 fathoms, the trap seemed rooted to the bottom as if something very heavy was holding it, and the line, with a 4,500-pound breaking strain, was beginning to give.

As if to prove that the trap was not snagged on the bottom, whatever was holding it began to pull the 50-foot boat. When Mr. Ingham put his hand on the line, he felt "thumps like something was walking.""

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Beast, both the film and the novel are about a 100ft Giant Squid that devours swimmers near a fishing town in Washington State.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Cimmerian Dragon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:10 am

The abyssal zone is just about the only place I could see a large-scale unknown species existing. The sheer immensity of the ocean, coupled with the relatively small areas that humans may chance to occupy at a given moment, is practically a guarantee that we know only the slightest fraction of what is down there.

Remember the "Bloop"?

http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscien ... ns_001.htm

Also...JAPANESE SPIDER CRAB!



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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby SpanishBulldog63 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:09 am

^GREAT CAESAR"S GHOST!

Are you guys trying to drive me into a feeding frenzy for crab?
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby anguirusnut94 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:58 pm

^Yes. Yes we are.
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby kaijukurt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 pm

Too bad I'm allergic to crab.
On another note...didn't Monsterquest conclude in one of their episodes that they recorded footage of a 50-100 foot squid off California?
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby BigBaragon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:53 am

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:The abyssal zone is just about the only place I could see a large-scale unknown species existing. The sheer immensity of the ocean, coupled with the relatively small areas that humans may chance to occupy at a given moment, is practically a guarantee that we know only the slightest fraction of what is down there.

Remember the "Bloop"?

http://www.science.org.au/nova/newscien ... ns_001.htm

Also...JAPANESE SPIDER CRAB!



I just love these pictures.



^I'll take THREE of these, please, along with two lbs. of butter, a bulb or two of garlic, a dozen lemons, and some fresh dill....

:mrgreen:


When those X-Men/Matrix guys were destroying Ebirah in the Final Wars film, I could actually smell the grilling/searing fresh crab aroma in the air. I cant even fathom chunks of fresh lump crab the size of car tires...ohboyohboyohboyohboy... I hope they had a giant BUFFET after the battle! :lol:

And I agree about the 'Abyssal Zone'. The blackest depths hold who-KNOWS-what. Stories and pictures of sea serpents and leviathans are what sparked my early interest in kaiju. 'Sea monster' films are among my favorites, and I used to glare at the pictures in those older Time Life books....the bearded snakes, the saiors' stories of sea titans, etc...
Even the recent 'Cloverfield' film turned me on. I love the premise that the 'monster' is really a terrified infant that was woken/disturbed by deep-sea exploitation activities. Reminded me of a Toho/Harryhausen storyline. (The whole Japanese whaling/oceanic mega-corp sub-plot, the 'Slusho' ad, etc...its fairly obvious, IMHO.)
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Re: Cryptozoology Thread! Rejoice!

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:29 pm

Heheheh... guess I'm not the only crab obsessed person on TK. :D
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