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Old 05-29-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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Sneak peek episode on Sunday June 3rd, series starts the following Sunday:


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...-alive-1113638
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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Sneak peek episode on Sunday June 3rd, series starts the following Sunday:


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...-alive-1113638
This sounds like a great show that I would be interested in viewing. I think this thread should probably be in the Nature forum since there's nothing paranormal about an animal that may or may not be extinct that has been known to exist until recently. It's all good though and thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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This sounds like a great show that I would be interested in viewing. I think this thread should probably be in the Nature forum since there's nothing paranormal about an animal that may or may not be extinct that has been known to exist until recently. It's all good though and thanks for sharing.

Per the Oxford Dictionaries site, a cryptid is "an animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the yeti." If discussions of Extinct or Alive don't really belong in this forum, I would say neither do the many threads related to other cryptid topics (like thylacine sightings).
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:23 AM
 
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I always thought a cryptid is an animal or creature who's existence has never been proven or disproven like the Yeti, Loch ness monster and so forth but of course I could be wrong. The thylacine is a real animal probably extinct and I'm not aware of anyone who considers it a criptid. The only mystery around it now is whether or not there are still a few alive out there since it was very sadly hunted and poisoned to extinction. There are many animals that fall into this category. Are they all considered cyptids now?
I still say this is a topic for the nature forum but it really doesn't matter to me. I like the topic either way.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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I always thought a cryptid is an animal or creature who's existence has never been proven or disproven like the Yeti, Loch ness monster and so forth but of course I could be wrong. The thylacine is a real animal probably extinct and I'm not aware of anyone who considers it a criptid. The only mystery around it now is whether or not there are still a few alive out there since it was very sadly hunted and poisoned to extinction. There are many animals that fall into this category. Are they all considered cyptids now?
I still say this is a topic for the nature forum but it really doesn't matter to me. I like the topic either way.
Different articles and sites differ in their definition of what a "cryptid" is - for example, Wikipedia cites two books that include the thylacine as a cryptid:

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Due to the uncertainty of whether the species is still extant or not, the thylacine is sometimes regarded as a cryptid.
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And this from the list of cryptids on Wikipedia:

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Cryptozoologists may consider any figure from folklore to be a "cryptid" (from the Greek κρύπτω, krypto, meaning "hide") after the term cryptozoology and meaning a 'hidden animal'. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the noun cryptid as "an animal whose existence or survival to the present day is disputed or unsubstantiated; any animal of interest to a cryptozoologist".[1] Some dictionaries and encyclopedias define the term "cryptid" as an animal whose existence is questionable
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There are also a lot of cryptozoology sites that list thylacines as cryptids. I would personally count all animals whose extinction is in question as cryptids. It will be interesting to see how the host of the show defines cryptid (or if he addresses the term at all).
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