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For as long we've explored oceans, there have been tales of monsters lurking below. No doubt sightings have been glimpses of actual marine life, but emerging sightings of long-necked serpentine beasts such as Loch Ness Monster aren't as easy to explain. Speculation on what could inspire changes in old sea serpents has centred not only bodies of living animals but bones of ancient ones. It's nice idea, but until it's been little thin on evidence. Finally, we have to back it up. Charles Paxton from University of Andrews and Darren Naish from University of Southampton in UK take intriguing hypothesis on sea serpents that have been floating about for more than half century and apply heavy dose of scientific scrutiny. In late 1960s, American Science Fiction author Lyon Sprague de Camp suggested that change in how sea serpents were described in 19th century reports of marine 'monsters' might have been caused by surging public interest in fossils. After Mesozoic reptiles became well-know, reports of sea serpents, which until then had tended towards serpentine, began to describe Monster as more and more resembling Mesozoic marine reptiles like plesiosaur or mosasaur, de Camp wrote in 1968 edition of Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In centuries past, fearsome creatures of ocean depths might have been more like Olaus Magnus's 90 metre-long'sea orm'-HUGE, serpents that curl around ships and drag them to their doom. Fast forward to more modern times, and sea monsters have come to resemble classic ' Nessie ' shape, WITH extended necks and hump-backs, drive by paddle-like appendages. There were once, of course, reptiles of substantial that resembled such animals. While dinosaurs land, rich variety of plesiosaurs swim in our planet's oceans. By mid-19 century, gentlemen geologists were not only discussing their collections of fossilised remains of such ancient reptiles among themselves, museums were putting them on display and bringing history of long-lose 'monsters' to public attention. It's not hard to imagine artistic license leaning heavily on iconic imagery as reporters turn splash or shadowy movement into something tangible. It makes more sense than spontaneous appearance of massive animals that have been dead for 65 million YEARS. But even most credible-sounding explanations still need supporting evidence. Daniel Loxton knows better than most. Co-author of book Abominable Science and long-time Cryptid skeptic, Loxton understands challenges involved in making sense of long history of reports of uncatalogued creatures know as 'cryptids'. There have been decades of attempts to compile and analyse databases of Cryptid Loxton told ScienceAlert. Those have always been problematic because eyewitness reports not at all uniform. Researchers also introduce in curating their report collections to exclude reports they view as excessively implausible. Loxton's own work helps inform this latest attempt to unravel strange history of sea serpents.

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Mapinguari Sightings

Mapinguari or Mapinguary is cryptid report from Brazilian and Venezuelan Amazon and possibly Paraguay, described most simply as bulletproof, extremely foul-smelling animal with long hair, robust claws, and both quadrupedal and bipedal locomotion. Popular folklore also gives it number of characteristics typical of mythical South American monsters, such as mouth in its abdomen, and cyclopean characteristic of single eye, feature rarely appear in sightings. As of 2001, David Oren had collected more than eighty mapinguari and seven accounts of mapinguaris being kill, and more sightings have been reported since then. Early cryptozoologists such as Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson theorise that mapinguari was some sort of primate, and it has been connected with giant monkeys and Bigfoot-type animals. In 1993, ornithologist David Oren proposed based on accounts he received that mapinguari may be living mylodontid or megalonychid ground sloth, theory which has become more widespread primate theory. Differences in description are believed to be due to lumping together of different unknown animals under name of mapinguari. According to George Eberhart, pilosan variety is most commonly reported from western Amazon, while simian variety is reported from eastern Amazon, though both types are broadly pan-Amazonian. Dale. Drinnon refers to pilosan as wolfskin simian as bottlefoot. Karl Shuker, writing on pilosan version, says that it certainly seems to be one of most likely creatures in cryptozoological annals to be officially unveiled one day by science. It has been lumped together with some other Amazonian cryptids with extremely similar descriptions, including didi and curupira, and harara, segamai, jucucu, and ujea. No references to mapinguari itself were recorded prior to Late 19 Century, but similar cryptids had been reported for some time. It was not initially very famous cryptid, but has recently become fairly well-know due to media appearances, both as Brazilian Bigfoot and as alleged living ground sloth. Consequently, term mapinguari has sometimes been applied to alleged cryptid ground sloths, in South and North America.

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Cryptid Monsters Proven Real

Cryptid monsters are known to terrorize and are typically reported by significant portion of population, or at least large enough group to confirm that they are indeed anomalous creature. In earlier years, these animals were brutes fought by hunters fishermen on outings and were exaggerated to prove their machismo upon returning home. But eventually, these tales become backed by hard evidence, and today we them well. Giant Squid 19-century Scandinavian whalers speak of Kraken; enormous Squid whose appendages were found in bellies of whales and said to be as thick as ship's mast. Fishermen continue to report attacks by these tentacled monstrosities, to disbelief of landlubbers back home. But eventually, they return with or find their carcasses wash ashore. In 1853, large squid with horny beak and large throat washed aground in Denmark, baffling local scientists. Johan Japetus Steenstrup, professor of zoology from University of Copenhagen, identified creature as Giant Squid. Today, giant Squid is scientifically accepted animal, reaching lengths up to 40 feet long. Their enormity is attributed to something called deep-sea gigantism; tendency for deep-sea invertebrates be larger than their shallow-water relatives. But Giant Squid isnt even biggest mollusk of its kind, that title is reserved for colossal Squid, which can reach up to 46 feet in length. Platypus Platypus is rather bizarre-looking creature and if you attempt to explain it to someone before its discovery, theyd almost certainly believe you were mad. So, it egg-laying mammal with bill of tail of beaver, web-feet of otter, and venom of snake? Sure. But now Platypus is well-know creature, lending credence to possibility of other cryptids that seem to be amalgam of disparate species. When it was first presented to British zoologist George Shaw, he attempted rip off its beak, believing it had been glued on. Eventually, he take scissors to animal, before he realized it was genuine. That particular specimen can be found to this day in British museum. Frilled Shark sea have stoked fears of sea-farers for centuries, tormenting sailors and swallowing ships whole. From Texas to Norway, reports of sea serpents spring up in local and national publications during 19th depicted as gargantuan snakes devouring unwitting mariners while they innocently roam sea. Today, Frilled Shark could be considered closest animal to these horrific serpent tales, appearing much like those descriptions written in antiquity, though comparatively smaller. Frilled Shark Was Discovered In Late 1800s By German Ichthyologist Ludwig HP Doderlein, And Later Described By Samuel Garman As, Such Animal As That Described Is Very Likely To Unsettle Disbelief In What Is Popularly Called Sea Serpent.

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