Category Archives: Crypto-Zoo

Australian Sea Serpent?

If you think all the talk of legendary sea monsters was elsewhere in the world, you’d be wrong!

Going back in history a little, we find these reports concerning a sighting off the coast of Western Australia, waaaaay back in 1900!

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Taken from The Manning River Times and Advocate of … Read More

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The Sea Bishop

According to one legend, the sea bishop, also called bishop-fish, was a sea monster that was caught off the coast of Poland in 1531. The creature died few days later after refusing to eat.  In another legend, a similar creature was captured alive in fishing net in the 13th century. … Read More

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Merman of Banff

Mermaids, do they exist?

Well, they have at least existed, if we are to believe a late Mr Normal Luxton in Banff Hot Pprings, who claimed to have found one. Or… well… not exactly a mermaid, but a mer-man!

This mummified creature, half fish, half human (sort of!) has been … Read More

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Podcast Episode Six

This week on the Oz Effect Podcast we bring you the paranormal news around the world and look into Lake Monsters. We’ve all heard of Nessie in Scotland, but could there be others elsewhere in the world? Pack your toothbrush and your scuba gear as we go around the world … Read More

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Podcast Episode Three

This week on The Oz Effect we bring you the weekly round of news and then go bush for the night looking for Bigfoot and his Australia counterpart the Yowie!

Despite the disdain with which these creatures are treated in the mainstream media over the decades there have been numerous … Read More

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Werewolf seen in Brazil!

Social Media in Brazil is lighting up with a picture taken on a street in Ceilândia near the Brazilian capital  showing what appears to be a Werewolf walking down a street.

Is this the real deal? Or another fake?

Is this the real deal? Or another fake?

The South American continent has long been known for reports of … Read More

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Tasmanian Tigers – still alive?

The Tasmanian Tiger is a creature thought to have been extinct for decades. While not exactly a cryptid, their status as being extinct yet still apparently being sighted makes them interesting to us here at The Oz Effect.

Taken in 1928, this is the last photo ever taken of a Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger. The poor animal died later that day.

Taken in 1928, this is the last photo ever taken of a

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In America they have the cryptids known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch, and we’ve all heard of the Yeti – Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. But are these the only places that have a strange large hair covered bipedal creature that lives in isolated areas. Turns out, there is another place … Read More

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Many of us are familiar with the classic 60’s  show the Thunderbirds, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

The Thunderbirds that interest us here at the Oz Effect are the giant birds of Native American legend. In other parts of the world they have been called Rocs, but … Read More

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The Hawkesbury River Monster

The Hawkesbury River is a beautiful part of Australia, just north of the New South Wales capital of Sydney.

This from journalist Ruby Lang back in 2001:

Somewhere in the depths of the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales lurks the long lost cousin of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, … Read More

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