CryptozoologyScience

Cryptophile: Cerberus

Welcome to cryptophile, the series in which I discuss fantastical creatures and the biological mechanisms that might or might not make them plausible. I’m back from a self-imposed hiatus after finishing my master’s degree and trying to get my gender issues to be recognised by my country. But all that …

READ MORE →
CryptozoologyDear SasquatchFeatured

Happy Pi Day from Skeptisquatch!

I have been too busy celebrating Pi Day to write up a post, so instead, I would like to share how I celebrate this day of mathematical deliciousness. Unless I’m in Europe, where today is 4.66 day. First, I got up early to start baking for the contest later that …

READ MORE →
CryptozoologyDear SasquatchFeatured

Dear Sasquatch: DNA Proof of My Existence Revisited

Dear Sasquatch: I read recently that Bigfoot DNA has been found. Is it from your hair? One of your relatives? –Everyone Dear Everyone: Yes, I’ve been asked this question A LOT lately. The reason I didn’t jump on it was that many others have already critiqued it so well (see, …

READ MORE →
Cryptozoology

DNA Proof of Bigfoot!

Melba Ketchum, a veterinarian and founder of DNA Diagnostics, has put out a press release claiming to have evidence that “confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called ‘Bigfoot’ or ‘Sasquatch,’ living in North America.” Ketchum has been making claims along these lines for years, but she …

READ MORE →
CryptozoologyDear SasquatchPhysics

Dear Sasquatch: Firewalking

Dear Sasquatch: My mom and my brother went to one of those Unleash the Power of Your Mind seminars, where they have people walking on hot coals. They said it was a whole “mind over matter” thing. I told them I thought the coals were probably not that hot or …

READ MORE →
Alternative MedicineCryptozoologyDear SasquatchMedia Skepticism

Dear Sasquatch: Do Energy Drinks Work?

Dear Sasquatch: Sometimes, when I have to stay up late . . . studying, I drink energy drinks, and they seem to keep me awake. I’ve tried a bunch of them. Some work better than others. Even the 5-Hour Energy, which I thought would be bunk, actually works, especially the …

READ MORE →
CryptozoologyInterviews

Interview with Sasquatch, Part 3

This is the final installment of our interview with Sasquatch. (Part 1 is here and part 2 here.) In this segment, Sasquatch discusses the sport of extreme tumble-weeding, what he does when he needs medical care, how he writes with his huge hands, and the secret identities of some relatives. …

READ MORE →
CryptozoologyInterviews

Interview with Sasquatch, Part 2

This is the continuation of our interview with Sasquatch. (Part 1 is here.) In this segment, Sasquatch gives us the lowdown on his beauty routine, from waxing to his favorite shampoo, plus his encounters with Nessie and aliens, his appearances on Doctor Who, and cooking tips for eating your dead …

READ MORE →