Cryptozoology with Dr. Daisy

Welcome to the fascinating world of cryptozoology!

  • My Cryptozoology Epiphany

    July 26, 2019 by

    I’ve always been an interested skeptic. Stories of the yeti and the Loch Ness monster fascinated me, but also made me laugh! As a scientist, I could never get behind the idea that those things existed without us knowing. That all changed a few years ago. In 2014 I was in Vietnam doing my master’s… Read more

  • The Thylacine: How Soon is too Soon to Declare an Animal Extinct?

    January 14, 2020 by

    The thylacine (or Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf as it is sometimes called) is an interesting cryptozoology case, because it isn’t really a cryptid at all. The thylacine is a well-documented real animal; it was a large (40-60 pounds) carnivorous marsupial that represented the only member of the family Thylacinidae to make it into modern… Read more

  • Mothman: Somewhere between Strange Creature and Spirit Omen

    September 26, 2019 by

    The Mothman has always been a strange cryptid to me. It seems to exist somewhere in the liminal space between actual physical creature and supernatural omen of death. Witness reports do indicate a physical entity and are fairly consistent. The Mothman is generally described as a bipedal creature, human sized or larger, with enormous wings—10… Read more

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