Wednesday, December 28, 2005

2005 A Great Year For Cryptozoology

PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – 2005 had many tragic moments for humans but it was a good year for previously undiscovered animals.

That’s according to researcher Loren Coleman, who annually composes a list of the year’s top Cryptozoology events.

This year, the top event in the field was the rediscovery of an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in Arkansas. The bird hadn’t been photographed since 1948.

But it had a lot of competition for the cryptozoology crown from the filming of the first live giant squid off the coast of Japan to the new research supporting claims of a hobbit-like race that once lived on the island of Flores near Australia.

It was also an interesting year for Bigfoot buffs. Earlier this year, a man in Manitoba took 20-and-a-half minutes of video footage of the hairy creature walking near a Manitoba river while researchers proved a sample of supposed Sasquatch hair belonged to a bison.

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