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Mr. Kreepy
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Where The Wild Things Are
« on: January 14, 2009, 02:37:45 AM »
I found this interesting article and I thought I would share with the rest of you...

Where the wild things are
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life

By MIKE MILIARD

Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain. Or, perhaps, the Gloucester Sea Serpent. Or the Granite State Bigfoot. Or Connecticut's Winsted Wildman. Dare you wander into the dark-woven forests of Maine or the eerie and unexplored Hockomock Swamp, smack in the middle of the Bay State's allegedly supernatural "Bridgewater Triangle"?

You well may. After all, could what's living in there be any scarier than what's living out here? We find ourselves in a world where presidents swindle their countries into wars, governors shake down children's hospitals, and con men abscond with $50 billion from their investors, many of them charities. Is it any wonder that some people spend hefty chunks of each day dreaming of a world inhabited by unseen creatures untouched by the mean banality of mankind?"

Full article HERE.


leshy
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Re: Where The Wild Things Are
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 03:43:40 AM »
That was a really cool article! I would be very interested to see what Loren Coleman has in that museum of his!

I was hoping there would be a photo of that coelacanthus fish he has mounted in his home, but there wasn't one. I looked it up and found this interesting little piece of info:

This large, jelly-filled cavity in the center of the snout is thought to be an electrosensory device for detecting weak electrical impulses given off by prey. Evidence for this function first came from studies of the organ's anatomy and its nerves as well as the structure of the brainstem. Later, experiments conducted from a submersible confirmed that coelacanths can detect and respond to electrical fields in the water, strongly implicating the rostral organ for this role. Like the intracranial joint, this feature is unknown in any other extant animal.

Mr. Kreepy
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Re: Where The Wild Things Are
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 03:34:58 PM »
Wow, that's amazing. I didn't know that.

As far as pics of Coleman's coelacanth, well...Screw that, I want pics of his entire collection! :-D