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Skeptoid Episode Guide - Cryptozoology


Tracking the Wild Big Cats of Britain (Skeptoid #798) - For centuries, large black predatory cats have been said to prowl the countryside of Britain, even though no such species is known to exist there. Are the big cats of Britain just a tall tale, or might there be some truth to it?
September 21, 2021
Read | Listen (13:25)
The Monster of Port Chatham (Skeptoid #772) - There's a fundamental legend in the community of Bigfoot believers that a village in Alaska called Port Chatham was terrorized by one or more rogue Bigfoot in the early 1900s, resulting in not just big game animals but also town residents being killed and torn limb from limb. As proof, there's the fact that the town was completely abandoned, despite its prosperity. We're going to put this legend to the test.
March 23, 2021
Read | Listen (13:30)
Denizens of Lake Baikal (Skeptoid #771) - The world's largest lake sits in frozen isolation in Siberia, visited by so few that stories have grown about the fearsome monsters inhabiting it. Today we're going to look at some of the most famous of these legends and see how and why they came to be popularly believed.
March 16, 2021
Read | Listen (13:55)
On the Trail of the Yowie (Skeptoid #762) - Australia's version of Bigfoot may — or may not — have its origin in Aboriginal mythology.
January 12, 2021
Read | Listen (14:12)
Hunting the Beast of Gevaudan (Skeptoid #732) - This mysterious creature actually killed over 100 people in France in the 1760s.
June 16, 2020
Read | Listen (14:31)
Hunting the Mokele-Mbembe (Skeptoid #727) - Some believe this relict dinosaur still survives in parts of the Congo.
May 12, 2020
Read | Listen (14:38)
The Bili Ape of the Congo (Skeptoid #689) - The facts behind the legend of a mysterious giant ape, said by some to be a chimp-gorilla hybrid.
August 20, 2019
Read | Listen (13:42)
And Bigfoot Said... (Skeptoid #656) - We compare vocalizations attributed to Bigfoot with the sounds of real animals known to be in the area.
January 1, 2019
Read | Listen (11:10)
Pop Quiz: Cryptozoology! (Skeptoid #642) - How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on cryptozoology.
September 25, 2018
Read | Listen (14:07)
Gremlins (Skeptoid #627) - These mischievous creatures that sabotage airplanes are claimed by some to be actual physical beings.
June 12, 2018
Read | Listen (13:28)
The Civil War Pterosaur (Skeptoid #605) - This famous Internet photo of Civil War soldiers posing with a pterosaur has a surprising source.
January 9, 2018
Read | Listen (12:57)
Thawing the Minnesota Iceman (Skeptoid #571) - This sideshow attraction convinced a few real scientists that it was an actual ape-man.
May 16, 2017
Read | Listen (12:33)
Wag the Dogman (Skeptoid #477) - They say that a half-canine cryptid stalks the woods of Northern Michigan. Are they right?
July 28, 2015
Read | Listen (13:03)
The Loveland Frog (Skeptoid #473) - A series of sightings of a frog-like humanoid in the suburb of Loveland, Ohio prompts an enduring folkloric legend.
June 30, 2015
Read | Listen (13:51)
Cryptids That Turned Out To Be Real (Skeptoid #461) - Sometimes speculative animals do turn out to be real, but that still doesn't validate cryptozoology as a science.
April 7, 2015
Read | Listen (14:26)
Megalodon Myths (Skeptoid #445) - The Discovery Channel wants you to think that a giant prehistoric shark may still swim our oceans.
December 16, 2014
Read | Listen (14:34)
Griffins (Skeptoid #442) - Griffins, considered absurd mythological beasts today, were actually our first attempt to explain fossils.
November 25, 2014
Read | Listen (10:34)
The Skookum Cast (Skeptoid #441) - The first "full body cast" of an alleged Bigfoot left many experts with a different impression.
November 18, 2014
Read | Listen (12:30)
The Braxton County Monster (Skeptoid #434) - A group of 7 West Virginians looked for a crashed UFO in the hills and ended up getting the fright of their lives.
September 30, 2014
Read | Listen (11:26)
The Boggy Creek Monster (Skeptoid #404) - The Boggy Creek Monster captured our imaginations, but its true story is even more fascinating.
March 4, 2014
Read | Listen (12:24)
Tracking the Tasmanian Tiger (Skeptoid #386) - Some say this extinct Tasmanian marsupial may still roam the forests. The evidence is against them.
October 29, 2013
Read | Listen (13:02)
The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film (Skeptoid #375) - The true history behind the iconic Bigfoot film that launched the legend.
August 13, 2013
Read | Listen (13:37)
Olgoi-Khorkhoi: The Mongolian Death Worm (Skeptoid #344) - Mongolian tradition holds that a strange and deadly worm lives beneath the sands of the Gobi desert.
January 8, 2013
Read | Listen (12:54)
Skinwalkers (Skeptoid #321) - Navajo Skinwalkers were said to be able to shapeshift into animals, but don't worry, it's just a tall tale.
July 31, 2012
Read | Listen (13:55)
The Loch Ness Monster (Skeptoid #318) - The world's most famous cryptid is said to swim in Scotland's most famous loch.
July 10, 2012
Read | Listen (12:22)
De Loys' Ape (Skeptoid #302) - A geologist claimed to have discovered a new species of great ape in Venezuela in the early 20th century.
March 20, 2012
Read | Listen (12:02)
Star Jelly (Skeptoid #299) - Jellylike blobs have been reported to fall from the sky during meteor showers. Aliens? No, science.
February 28, 2012
Read | Listen (12:07)
The Grey Man of Ben MacDhui (Skeptoid #292) - A thin, dark phantom three times the height of a man is said to stalk this peak in the Cairngorms.
January 10, 2012
Read | Listen (12:26)
The Jersey Devil (Skeptoid #282) - Said to have been haunting New Jersey for nearly 300 years, this alleged creature has its actual origins in politics.
November 1, 2011
Read | Listen (11:56)
The Abominable Snowman (Skeptoid #269) - Science shows that the Yeti of the Himalayas is almost certainly not a real creature.
August 2, 2011
Read | Listen (12:11)
The Secret of Plum Island (Skeptoid #257) - This secret government lab was said to create genetic mutants. Here's what they actually did.
May 10, 2011
Read | Listen (12:26)
Alien Downpour: The Red Rain of India (Skeptoid #224) - News agencies have long promoted a 2001 red rainfall as alien, but a better explanation was already there.
September 21, 2010
Read | Listen (12:23)
The Frog in the Stone (Skeptoid #223) - Stories of living frogs being found encased in solid rock have a more interesting (and reality-based) explanation.
September 14, 2010
Read | Listen (12:49)
Stalin's Human-Ape Hybrids (Skeptoid #219) - Josef Stalin did not order the creation of an army of half-ape, half-human hybrids.
August 17, 2010
Read | Listen (13:14)
The Bloop (Skeptoid #177) - This mysterious sound captured by NOAA hydrophones was not a sea monster.
October 27, 2009
Read | Listen (14:48)
The Mothman Cometh (Skeptoid #159) - A skeptical look at the Mothman, an alleged prophet of disaster.
June 23, 2009
Read | Listen (11:15)
Orang Pendek: Forest Hobbit of Sumatra (Skeptoid #77) - A description of Sumatra's own little miniature Bigfoot legend.
December 4, 2007
Read | Listen (10:53)
Neanderthals in Present Day Asia (Skeptoid #40) - Some claim that a legendary wildman, the Almas, is a population of relict Neanderthals.
April 21, 2007
Read | Listen (8:30)
Killing Bigfoot with Bad Science (Skeptoid #11) - Sometimes the skeptics' perspective on Bigfoot is just as unscientific as that of the believers.
December 3, 2006
Read | Listen (9:54)
Rods: Flying Absurdities (Skeptoid #4) - There is neither evidence nor plausible hypotheticals suggesting that invisible flying "rods" might exist.
October 24, 2006
Read | Listen (6:47)






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