The Practical Cryptid Hunter


Cryptozoology has drawn both followers and debunkers, scientists and showmen, hobbyists and researchers.

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The Little Green Man Who Got Away

Green Man

The creature looked like something from another world — or a comic book — and every kid in town was determined to catch it. One of them almost did.

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Did Cro-Magnons Discover America?


This FATE classic examines archaeological evidence that Cro-Magnon men may have reached America before either Columbus or Leif Ericsson.

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The Phantom Rider: A Story of Another Headless Horseman


Most have heard of the “Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” but few know of Delaware’s decapitated phantom night-rider.

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The Impossible Fossils


From giant human skeletons to entombed live frogs, toads, and beetles, many extraordinary discoveries and exhumations fall into the strange category of “impossible fossils.”

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Ghostly Receptors: New Perspectives on Ghosts and UFOs

Strange Connections Between Ghosts and UFOs

In many situations, does it not seem likely that ghosts, UFOs, and aliens appear to us as we would expect them to look?

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Russian Submarines and Unidentified Submersible Objects

Russian Submarines and Unidentified Submersible Objects

Reports of underwater objects of unknown origin, sometimes called “Quackers”, proliferated throughout the years of the Soviet Union.

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Ghost Soldier in Our Attic


“I think I would have died and that the soldier would have taken me with him except that at that very instant my small daughter sat up in bed screaming the most unearthly screams I have ever heard. Still, it seemed her screams receded farther and farther from me….”

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The Great Airship Hoax


In this classic FATE installment, Fortean Jerome Clark takes a critical look at the airships of yesteryear.

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Are the Saucers Made on Earth?


MOST people who accept the ­reality of flying saucers immediately jump to the conclusion that their point of origin must be another planet.

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The Combustible Women


Is there a plausible explanation for strange cases of spontaneous human combustion that occurred in 1951?

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Phantom Lights in Oklahoma

What are the Phantom Lights of Oklahoma?

“The light seemed to follow us. It was transparent. Finally I raised my shotgun and let it have both barrels.”

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The Piltdown Prophecies


The Piltdown Man Hoax is ranked among the greatest hoaxes of the modern scientific study of human origins. What can it teach us about the study of mystery hominids that may exist today?

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Enter the Light: A Look at Faith and Science Today

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Dan Nieman, author of “Enter the Light,” offers this thoughtful critique about worldview and reality in a culture where science and belief systems are in a constant stand-off.

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