A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 119

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 119
October 28, 2007

Main Topic: Geography of monsters (aka, cryptozoology)

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  • This weeks podsafe music: “Halloween” by The CoffinShakers
  • News


  • Google Books, mapping the locations in some of the worlds great books. To see one of the maps go to Google Books and choose a book. Go to the “about” link for the book and near the bottom of the page there should be a map with locations mentioned in the book mapped.
  • Main topic

      Our favorite monsters from around the world

    • cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals
    • Sasquatch – can’t have a monster episode without Bigfoot
    • Yeti – Who doesn’t love an abominable snowman?
    • Loch Ness Monster – still going strong!
    • Nessies around the world
    • Champ – Lake Champlain’s own Nessie
    • Selma – Norway’s serpent
    • Turkey’s monster in Lake Van
    • Canada’s Ogopogo of Lake Okanagan, British Columbia
    • Congo’s Mokele-Mbembe
    • China’s got one too, in Lake Kanasi in western Xinjiang region
    • Irish lake monsters like the wurrum – half-fish, half-dragon
    • Chupacabra – Latin America’s goat-sucker, plus it’s cool to say
    • El Lobizon – Christine’s favorite werewolf-like monster from South America
    • Phantom “Black Cat” sightings in England
    • Our own Mothman
    • Our favorite monster sources – cryptozoology.com and Scifipedia’s cryptozoology section


    • Maps: Finding Our Place in the World: Begins 2 November, Field Museum, Chicago
    • Cultural Heritage and New Technologies: 5-7 November, Vienna
    • AAAS: 14-18 February, Boston
    • Where 2.0: 12-14 May, Burlingame

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