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A Tale of 2 Monsters Part 4: Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. There are many creatures that live in our myths and our minds, but the most famous is probably Scotland’s Nessie, or the Loch Ness Monster. But first, let me digress and talk about another lake monster, one a little closer to home: Lake Champlain’s Champ. We used to live on […]

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A Tale of 2 Monsters Part 3: Architeuthis Dux

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.   Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep, The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee Above his shadowy sides: above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And far away into the sickly light, From many a […]

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A Tale of 2 Monsters Part 2: Cryptozoology

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Cryptozoology is a field of study that focuses on researching animals based on myths, eyewitness accounts, and legends. Now, studying legendary animals is not as outlandish as it would first seem once you learn more about the studies, the people conducting the studies, and the discoveries of the past. For […]

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A Tale of 2 Monsters Part 1: From the Legends

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Who is there that doesn’t love a monster? What is a monster? One could say it is any creature bent on damage or destruction. This definition would then force us to include people in the category of “monster”. However, when I think of “monsters” I think of the creatures of […]