Cryptozoology is the search and study of animals which are only rumored to
exist. This site compiles a number of such animals and offers descriptions of their sightings and captures (but does not discuss the Loch Ness Monster).
BooksThe Loch Ness Story by Nicholas Witchell.
Terence Dalton Limited, 1974.
A comprehensive history of the monster of Loch Ness, from its first reporting to more recent sightings. Includes many photographs of various expeditions.
The Loch Ness Monster: The Evidence by Steuart Campbell.
Aberdeen University Press, 1991.
An in-depth look at all the evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, for the existence of Nessie.
The Book of Fabulous Beasts: A Treasury of Writings from Ancient Times to the Present
by Joseph Nigg.
Oxford University Press, 1999.
A rich, well-illustrated anthology of writings down the centuries, this volume features pieces ranging from Julius Caesar's description of the One-Horned Hercynian Stag, to Carl Jung's "The Unicorn in Alchemy."
On the Track of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans.
Kegan Paul International, 1995.
Originally published in 1955, this is a comprehensive look at everything from the Lost People of Ceylon to the Incredible Australian Bunyips, by the father of cryptozoology.
Mermaids and Mastodons: A Book of Natural and Unnatural History by Richard Carrington.
Rinehart & Co., 1957.
Illustrated with old drawings, this book's four parts cover fabulous, long extinct, and recently extinct animals as well as existing creatures that are considered "living fossils."
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