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Top 10 Weird Stories from 2011

It’s that time of year again!
Below is a round up of the 10 most viewed posts on Cryptoworld over the last year. UFOs and Thylacines are still hot topics — what will be hot for 2012?


Bownessie Monster sighted again Feb 25th 2011

The Lake Windermere monster known as Bow-nessie (Bownessie) has been seen again, less than a wek after being spotted and photographed by a couple kayaking.

Holidaymaker Brian Arton described seeing something ‘dark with humps’ sitting 300 yards out on the surface of Lake Windermere.

And he said it exactly matched the picture taken five days earlier by kayaker Tom Pickles


Photo: Bownessie, Windermere Lake Monster!

A couple kayaking on Lake Windermere have photographed what they believe to be Bownessie (Bow-nessie), the legendary Windermere Lake Monster! The mist was swirling eerily over the lake. In the half light of morning the visibility was patchy, and the air had an unusual chill.

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1930s Loch Ness Monster did exist! (Maybe)

The Loch Ness monster was believed to exist according to a 1930s declassified document. In 1938, the chief constable of Inverness-shire raised concerns about protecting Nessie from hunters! In a letter released by the National Archives of Scotland (NAS), he wrote: “That there is some

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Schoolgirl catches Monster Catfish

Schoolgirl angler Jessica Wanstall netted a record when she hooked this monster fish that was more than twice the size of her. Jessica was nearly dragged into the water when the catfish weighing nearly 200lbs took her bait. The plucky youngster spent 20 minutes fighting

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Sewer Creature is REAL – but not what you’d expect!

Following on from yesterdays post “Very Weird Unknown life form found in Sewers!“, Cryptoworld can now confirm that is it REAL, but probably not what you’d expect! It turns out to be nothing more than Bloodworms (Tubifex tubifex), which are small red worms that live

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Champ Video causes a stir

Everybody has gone Champ (lake monster) mad after a video was posted on YouTube which clams to show something in the lake at Oakledge Park in Burlington, Vermont. Interestingly the owner of the video has said I put this up because it was strange, not

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Sony’s “Capture the Truth” Nessie, Bigfoot and UFO adverts

If you look closely at these “Capture the Truth” adverts for Sony’s new (expensive) camera(s), you will see the telltale signs that you have indeed, captured the truth! The Nessie ad is obviously based on Surgeon’s Loch Ness Monster photograph – although unlike Surgeon’s model/submarine, Sony has gone for an inflatable alternative.

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What was Hot in February 2009

February has now passed, mad March is here and signs of spring are everywhere. Around the 1st of every month I plan to post a quick list of the most popular stories from the previous month. This months list includes Giant Snakes, UFOs and Tasmanian

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UK Guardian poopoos Borneo’s 100ft snake

Ok, well to be honest the Guardian does have a point, the recent photo of an alleged 100 foot long snake cruising a river in Borneo has sparked huge debate and more importantly concern for locals living along the river – but it is “probably” just a fake, isn’t it? Helen Pidd, author

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Cadborosaurus ‘Caddy’ sighting from 1963

In my office I have a small mountain of boxes that contain all sorts of weird and wonderful material. Yesterday I sat down and went through one of them trying to catalogue the contents. I failed miserable because I ended up reading everything instead of just

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100ft-long ‘snake’ Photographed in Borneo

This is great, probably just a retouched photo, but it was allegedly taken by a member of a disaster team monitoring flood regions by helicopter. It is said to be Nabau, a giant snake the size of a drum and more than 100 feet in length! The photo claims

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Five favourites from 2008

  We are already in February, so I thought it was about time I posted a few links to some the most popular stories/articles from 2008. Below is the Top 5 most viewed stories. I’ll post another short list of the most commented and perhaps


Windermere Lake-Monster Sighting

A university lecturer and his wife have told of their surprise and subsequent horror at seeing what he can only describe as a Loch Ness type lake-monster in Lake Windermere.

Steve Burnip and his wife Eileen saw the serpent-like creature from the popular Watbarrow viewpoint at the north-end of the lake.

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Mystery beast kills 3 dogs in Canada

A mystery creature, possibly of the lake-monster kind has been blamed for the killings of three dogs, and the disappearance of another four, in a northern Manitoba reserve in Canada.

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What is Ninki Nanka?

Most of you by now would have heard about this years CFZ expedition to Gambia, in search of Dragons! One of the dragon-like beast they are searching for is locally known as Ninki-Nanka, which apparently translates as Dragon-Devil, but there is also some reference to

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Gambi Expedition 2006

The CFZ (Centre for Fortean Zoology) have left the UK and arrived safely in Gambia for their 2006 expedition. The six man (4 male and 2 female) team are looking for the dragon-like creature, known by locals as the Ninki-Nanka. The Ninki-Nanka is said to