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Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and...

Bothriechis guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species...

Spectral Bat Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil,...

Silver-Haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”....

Multiverse
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Multiverse -- The term Multiverse was invented in December 1960, by Andy Nimmo, then vice chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, Scottish Branch, for a talk on the Everett many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics which had been published in 1957, to the branch. This was given in February 1961, and the word with its original definition, "an apparent universe, a multiplicity of...