Cryptid Awakening

"Cryptid" is a relatively new word used among professionals and laypeople to denote an animal of interest to cryptozoology. John E. Wall of Manitoba coined it in a letter published in the summer 1983 issue of the ISC Newsletter (vol.

Author: John Kuykendall


ISBN: 035940703X

Category: History

Page: 566

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The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these ""monsters"" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology-the study of hidden animals. Cryptid Awakening contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids the name given to these unusual beasts, new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them.

The Cryptid Catcher

Besides, he didn't like being a cryptid catcher all alone. Having people he could talk to besides cantankerous Douglas, who sent assassins after him, wouldn't be so bad. But how could he trust them to keep the immortal cryptid a secret?

Author: Lija Fisher

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374305552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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A Reading the West Longlist Pick for 2018 The Cryptid Catcher is the first book in a monstrously fun middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher about a boy who inherits a job hunting legendary creatures. After Clivo Wren's archaeologist father dies mysteriously, the newly orphaned thirteen-year-old finds out the truth: his dad was no archaeologist. He was actually a cryptid catcher, known for finding elusive beasts like the bloodsucking chupacabra. His goal: discover the one extraordinary cryptid whose blood grants immortality—before the knowledge falls into the wrong hands. The mission remains unfinished, and now there's only one person who can take the renowned cryptid catcher's place: Clivo. He may not know the first thing about monster hunting, but he's willing to give it a try—because anything beats staying home with his salsa-crazy aunt and her neurotic cats.

The Cryptid Keeper

“Release the cryptid. Now.” “Or else what?” Douglas spat. “Whatcha gonna do, kid? Swat at us? Look at you, you can barely stand up.” Clivo gripped the doorway to steady himself. He would not kneel in front of these people, ...

Author: Lija Fisher

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374305579

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Clivo and the Myth Blasters are back on the trail of the immortal cryptid in this conclusion to a monstrously funny middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher. Life has gotten complicated for thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren. After taking up his deceased father’s mission to find the extraordinary creature whose blood grants everlasting life, Clivo is spending his summer not at camp or hanging out with his friends, but jetting all over the world tracking cryptids—while keeping his aunt Pearl in the dark about his dangerous adventures. At the same time, a shocking development unveils the truth about Clivo’s enemies, and the cryptids themselves are posing trouble at every turn. With the help of his crew of Myth Blasters, Clivo is going to need all of the tools, gadgets, and training he has to prevent the immortal cryptid from falling into the wrong hands—and to keep Aunt Pearl off the case.

Tentacles Cryptid Hunters Book 2

THE CRYPTID HUNTERS Marty O'Hara Wolfe's nephew. Grace's cousin (formerly thought to be her twin). Thirteen years old. Brown hair, gray eyes, a foot taller than Grace. Talented artist. Master chef. Scuba diver. Mountain climber.

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545281520

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Roland Smith makes his Scholastic debut with a middle-grade adventure novel about the search for a mysterious creature--the giant squid--in this sequel to CRYPTID HUNTERS. Marty and Grace O'Hara's globe-trotting parents disappeared while on assignment for a nature magazine, and now they're living with their Uncle Wolfe, a scientist fascinated by cryptids--creatures that appear in myths but haven't been proven to exist, such as the Loch Ness Monster. Wolfe is planning an expedition to New Zealand to track a giant squid, and he's rented a huge (and possibly haunted) freighter for the trip. But someone on board is determined to sabotage their mission--and if Marty and Grace keeping poking their noses into things, they might end up the saboteur's next victims!

The Giant Anaconda and Other Cryptids

So, cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals, or cryptids, which are animals that some people believe may exist, even though it is not yet proven. Just how does a person prove that a particular cryptid exists?

Author: Rick Emmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132840

Category: Animals

Page: 110

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All over the world, there are tales of giant creatures that hide from human contact. Giant Anaconda and Other Cryptids: Fact or Fiction? presents evidence for the existence of several of these amazing animals, including the Sucuriju, a 50-foot-long snake from South America; the bloodthirsty Chupacabra, or "Goat Sucker," from Puerto Rico; the fierce lizard Megalania, Australia's gigantic cousin of the Komodo dragon; the thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial from Tasmania; the Thunderbird, a monstrous, child-snatching bird of prey from the United States; the Kongamato and Ropen, prehistoric flying reptiles from Africa and New Guinea; and the Ri, a mermaid-like creature inhabiting the waters of a tropical island paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The book allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the existence of these hidden giant creatures.

Cryptozoology A To Z

CRYPTID 75 was located in Portland for almost a decade but has recendy moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. Crowe and WBS have played a large role in many of the Bigfoot investigations in Oregon and Washington in the 1990s.

Author: Loren Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147795

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.


Abilities, Using 18 penalties from wounds 21 Target Numbers 18 unskilled 18 Acid cryptid asset 190 Adventures 176 preparing 161 Aiming 21 Akihabara Group mega-corp 153 Alertness cryptid asset 190 Allied Teletech mega-corp 153 Ammunition ...

Author: Mark Plemmons

Publisher: Brabblemark Press

ISBN: 0991489713

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Corporia is a 208-page tabletop role-playing game of genre-bending fiction and futuristic urban fantasy. In Corporia, you take on the roles of reborn Knights of the Round Table or their supernaturally-powered allies, fighting an invisible war for justice in the struggle between otherworldly Chaos magics and the oppressive Order of the ruling mega-corporations! Corporia is 'knights in shining Armani.' It's what happens when you mix Camelot with a spoonful of Torchwood, add a pinch of cyberpunk, a dash of Joss Whedon's Angel, and a sprinkling of Shadowrun. If you enjoy these, you're going to love Corporia. Highlights One simple, unified game mechanic for all abilities, including fighting, spellcasting, and hacking! All characters can join the Hacker in virtual conflicts; no one gets left out! Spellcasters can cast whatever they can imagine, limited only by their skill rank in any of eight schools of magic - and all 64 sample spells can be easily modified at will! Four personality traits (three public, one private) keep situations interesting and provide points for permanent and temporary improvements, supplementing the core dice mechanics without becoming the main aspects of the rules! Metal melee weapons are more effective against monsters than firearms, keeping swords and daggers relevant even in a future of X-Calibre energy pistols and glowing raypiers! An innovative, modern design style in a book full of page-turning concepts!

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

cryptId. “Cryptids” are organisms (plant, animal, or fungi) whose existence is suspected by some but notyetproventothescientificcommunity; the term comes from “cryptozoology,” the study of hidden or mysterious animals, and was coined by ...

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

What s Done in the Dark

The cryptid remained intent on the water, hand poised near the surface. Hands. Yes. Four fingers and opposable thumbs, in the same configuration as humans and approximately the same proportions but quite a bit larger.

Author: Layla Nash

Publisher: Ravenheart Publishing


Category: Fiction


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Cryptozoologist Ada Montgomery spends all her time searching for Bigfoot and other cyptids in Appalachia, and runs afoul of a vampire instead. When the vampire offers Ada her greatest wish if she helps him walk in the day, will Ada give in or stand on her own? (Much better description coming soon!)

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Paranormal

Often, suspected corpses of cryptids are actually normal animals that have somehow been deformed, manipulated, or mutilated, ... Discredited—Investigations uncovered solid evidence that proved the proposed cryptid did not exist.

Author: Nathan Robert Brown

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024188411X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An otherworldly examination of the unknown that will keep fright fans reading all night. from any strange experience that can't be defined by science to psychic phenomena to monsters and weird creatures, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Paranormal', focuses on the most interesting and bone-chilling aspects of the Paranormal and the Supernatural, including: - Ghosts and Spirits - Angels, demons and spellcasters - Unexplained phenomena