Lets face it, if there really are unknown creatures, even presumed extinct animals still out there – hiding from the intrepid Cryptozoologists, and I guess they must be hiding, as no, notable Cryptid has ever been found! So why do the Cryptozoologists bother?
Why do they go to such lengths to try and prove the existence of something when it obviously doesn't want to be found?
Especially when the moment something is discovered, it instantly ceases being hidden or even Cryptid, and falls straight out of the realms of Cryptozoology, and lands with a 'slap-across-the-face' into the lap of traditional Zoology. Something most Cryptozoologists hate with the same amount of passion as they have for actually believing in the existence of something in the first place!
Of course, it will continue to be talked about in Cryptozoology circles, and always used as an example, even an argument to defend those who actively spend their time, their every waking minute researching and pursuing the next mystery beast. But why?
Because they can? Because they want to?
No, it’s because they really believe large, bipedal hairy humanoid creatures are living side-by-side with humans, undetected all over the world. It's because they believe large serpent-like creatures live in lakes and rivers, and because they believe in hundreds of other similarly unknown creatures that live in some of the most inhospitable places on earth.
So is there a problem with Cryptozoology? Yes! But only if you don't believe in the existence of things that haven't been brought back from the edge and displayed for all to see. But also Yes! If you do believe in these things, because as soon as something is found it ceases to be important! Or of less importance than it was before it was found.
At the end of the day, whether you really believe or not is irrelevant, as Cryptozoology can be, and in my experience is a lot fun, and you don't necessarily have to travel far to start looking, but if you do, you get to visit some very weird and wonderful places.
Do you believe, or want to believe so much that you are willing to be a Cryptozoologist?