Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cryptozoology Publications

Cryptozoology Periodicals

The following is a list of periodicals that contain cryptozoological matter.
Cryptozoology. Published by the International Society of Cryptozoology(ISC), P.O. Box 43070, Tucson AZ, USA 85733. An annual journal of about 150 pages. Membership to the ISC (including Cryptozoology and the ISC Newsletter [see below]): $US 32. Excellent.
ISC Newsletter. Included in membership with Cryptozoology. Quarterly. Filled with news items, conference reports, book reviews and more.
Strange Magazine. P.O. Box 2246, Rockville, Maryland, USA 20847. Twice every year. Suscription: $US 17.95 for two years(4 issues). Has a regular cryptozoology column by Karl Shuker and occassional feature articles. Also, book reviews, and news. Web site
Fortean Times. Dept. WWW PO Box 754 Manhasset, NY USA 11030-0754 Bi-Monthly(6 issues). Web site.
British Columbia Cryptozoology Club. Edited by: John Kirk and Paul LeBlond. Membership includes four issues (one year) of the club's newsletter, a membership certificate and card, and a bookmark for $CAN 25 (for Canadian residents) or $US 25 (for countries outside Canada). Send your cheque or money order (payable to John Kirk) to: Suite 89-6141 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5H 2T9. Each newsletter is stapled with nice layout and design, and is about 12 pages. Web site!
Animals and Men. Edited by Jonathan Downes. Subscription is 8 pounds in the UK, 14 pounds in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (by air mail), and 15 pounds anywhere else (air mail). Quarterly. Send dues to: Animals and Men, 15 Holne Court, Exwick, Exeter, Devon, EX4 2NA, UK.

Cryptozoology Books

On the Track of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans. Kegan Paul International Ltd., 1995.
This is the bible of cryptozoology as it stands, and luckily it was reissued in 1995, after a out of print drought of about 25 years! Written by the "Father of Cryptozoology", Bernard Heuvelmans, it includes a lot of very good, interesting accounts and possible solutions for many mysterious animals. A must read for any self-respecting cryptozoologist. Because it is a reissue, and is published in the UK, it is rather expensive. You can order it, as well as a ton of other great cryptozoology books, from the Strange Book Shop for 44.50 US.

In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents by Bernard Heuvelmans. Hill and Wang, 1968.
This is a encyclopediacal volume, consisting of over 600 pages. It covers pretty much every sea serpent sighting from antiquity to the 1960's. It is excellent. Unforteanatly, it is out of print, but it can be gotten through mail-order out-of-print book searches. However, it is scheduled to be reissued like the On the Track of Unknown Animals book soon.

A Living Dinosaur? by Roy P. Mackal. E J Brill, 1987.
An excellent account of this biochemist's journey to the Congo in search of Mokele-Mbembe, a supposed living dinosaur. It's very good, with a lot of information, interesting travelogue and many photographs.

Searching for Hidden Animals by Roy P. Mackal. Doubleday, 1980.
A very interesting book, though not as exhaustive as B. Heuvelman's, On the Track of Unknown Animals. Contains chapters on living pterosaurs and dinosaurs, sea serpents, mystery animals of South America, lake monsters and more. Out of print.

Unexplained! by Jerome Clark. Visible Ink Press, 1993.
An encyclopedia of unexplained natural phenomena, including several entries relating to cryptozoology.

Monsters of the Sea by Richard Ellis. Alfred Knopf, 1994.
An excellent book surveying sea monsters around the world. Chapters include: Sea Serpents, Giant Squid, Giant Octopi, Sharks, Whales, Mermaids and sea-folk and more. Many illustrations and photos.Well worth the price, and one of the best cryptoz books to date.

There are Giants in the Sea by Michael Bright. Robson Books, 1989.
An interesting book of more recent sea serpent sightings. Chapters include: Giant Squid/Kraken, Giant Octopi and sea serpent carcasses, what sea serpents are and more. Could be out-of-print.

Drums Along the Congo by Rory Nugent. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
A very well written travelogue of this man's search for Mokele-Mbembe, using traditional African ways to find the beast rather than technology. Some interesting photos, including two of two mysterious things.

Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us by John Green. Hancock House. 1978.
A very exhaustive but interesting look at Sasquatch and other ape-men in North America. One chapter on other ape-men around the world.

Big Footprints by Grover Krantz. Johnson Printing Co. 1992.
A more scientific look at Sasquatch. Chapters include analyses of the footprints, the Patterson Film, other ape-men, ecology, what it is etc. Good for the educated lay-person.

The Lost Ark by Karl Shuker. Harper Collins, 1993.
An excellent survey of every new or redicovered animal in the 20th Century. Lots of very rare and nice photos and it is well written. Chapters seperated into Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, Birds, Invertebrates, Fishes and The Future.

Mystery Cats of the World by Karl Shuker.
The first comprehensive book devoted to mystery cats of the world. Includes: Kellas Cat, Surrey pumas and Exmoor beasts, Scitimar Cats, Onzas, multicolored tigers and many more.

Extraordinary Animals Worldwide by Karl Shuker.
A book filled with illustrations old and new. This book covers the world's most starnge and unusual animals. Included; Mono Grande, Blue Rhinos, Gulper Eels and more.

Mysterious America by Loren Coleman.
This good book includes chapters on North American lions, apes and other cryptozoological animals, among other mysterious topics.

Ogopogo by Arlene Gaal.
This book contains many sightings and other evidence sugesting that a lake monster does inhabit Lake Okanagan. Includes a chronology of Ogopogo sightings.

Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman.
Contains chapters on sea serpents, giant squid and living pterosaurs, among other mysterious topics.

Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti by Loren Coleman.
This book looks at the now decesed Texas oil-man, Tom Slick, and his cryptozoology expeditions.

Biological Anomalies: Humans Part 3 by William Corliss.
A collection of research, articles and news clippings relevant to the ape-men of the world: Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Yeti, Almas and many others. Very Good.

Bigfoot Digest by Mark Opsasnick.
A chronological listing of over 400 Maryland Bigfoot and monster sightings and references.

Sasquatch-Bigfoot by Don Hunter with Rene Dahinden.
The chronicles of Dahindens 40 year search for the Sasquatch/Bigfoot. From Dahinden's prespective he talks of the Patterson film, history of the Sasquatch, scientist's opinions and more. Good Photos.

More than Myth by Michael Bradley.
This Toronto man's search for the monster of Muskrat Lake, Northwest of Ottawa. The book contains sightings, expedition details, and clues to what "Mussie" could be. Interesting photos.

Champ: Beyond the Legend by Joseph Zarzynski.
This book looks at the monster of Lake Champlain. Very good. Includes a chronological table of all sightings of the beast. Good photos and illustrations.

The Kingdom of the Octopus by Frank Lane.
A fascinating look at the life of the octopus and squid that inhabit are oceans. Cryptozoological chapters include one on giant squid. Very interesting, but out of date.

Out of the Shadows - Mystery Animals of Australia. By Tony Healy and paul Cropper.
An interesting book on the mystery animals of Oz. Includes chapters on the Thylacine, the Bunyip, the Bigfoot-like Yowie, the Queensland marsupial Tiger, and alien big cats. Full of unique and previously unpublished accounts and sightings etc.

In Search of Prehistoric Survivors. By Karl Shuker.
Another excellent book fro Karl Shuker, the premier cryptozoologist in the worldat the moment. This book covers many cryptids which could be living representatives of prehistoric animals. Some topics include: giant birds in Pennsylvania, Mokele-Mbembe, the lake monster Migo, and many others. A must read for any serious cryptozoologist, and one of the best books ever written on the subject.

Rumors of Existence. By Matt Bille.
An excellent book which retells the stories of many new and rediscovered animals since the 1930's, with much new information that was not in Shuker's The Lost Ark (above). The book also contains a section on mystery animals, which is especially interesting, and everything is written in a very good, interesting, manner.