Bigfoot and  Cryptids

Bigfoot and Cryptids

Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience and subculture that aims to prove the existence of entities from the mythology and folklore record, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Kraken, the chupacabra, or the Mokele-mbembe. Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids, a term coined by the subculture. Because it does not follow the scientific method, cryptozoology is considered a pseudoscience by mainstream science: it is neither a branch of zoology nor folklore studies. It was originally founded in the 1950s by zoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson.

Examples of former Cryptids are: Coelacanths, Platypus, Giant Panda and Komodo dragons.