A Christian View of Cryptozoology

What in the world is cryptozoology? Hereinafter abbreviated as CZL, it is the “study of unknown animals.” And what are unknown animals? In the sense I’m using here, these animals are those unknown to science, usually meaning those that have not been measured, dissected, or seen by enough scientists. Yet, some of these animals are … Read more

Classification of cryptids

Type 1 : Animals known from native tradition (folktales, mythology, …). Most mystery animals dealing relevant to cryptozoology are known by tradition and collective memory, and therefore possess a vernacular name (or several ones) among the natives. Artistic representations of animals also fall into this category, unless they are directly related to an actual observation, … Read more

Definition of cryptid

Cryptid (from the greek “κρύπτω” meaning ‘hidden’) is a term which is used in cryptozoology to refer to a creature whose existence has been suggested but has never been given scientifical credit. Such entities include chupacabras, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Mokele Mmembe and the Loch Ness Monster. The term was coined by John E. Wall in … Read more

Definition of cryptozoology

Cryptozoology is a kind of pseudo science that can be defined as the study and search for animals which do not belong to the zoological categories of existing species. The term Cryptozoology is often credited to the zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans. Heuvelmans’ 1955 book traces the origins of the discipline to Anthonie Cornelis Oudemans and his … Read more