Complicated biological machine
- Dec 16, 2014
- Pennsylvania, USA
Hmm. We'll see. Often the young people (those who have yet to get to university) give it up after a while. It could be that the culture is different in the UK but in the US, as I said, the field is overwhelmed with either paranormal/demonic cryptids or the fantasy/magic aesthetic. It's not taken seriously at all - it's backslid into a modern version of romantic (fantastic) zoology (sometimes literally). I honestly don't think it can return from that; any semblance of scientific cryptozoology is dead.I don't think any of the above creatures are real apart from the Mongolian deathworm and The Loch Ness Monster if it's a huge fish. Yes some people dabble in it for esoteric reasons or because they think it's about fairy tail type, impossible beasts. Lots of people dabble in all areas of forteana. But there are many up and coming young cryptozoologists who take this seriously. Dr Max Blake for one, Florent Berrere, Karac St. Laurent, Carl Marshall, Saskia England, Nate Brislin the list goes on. I think many of these will be doing field research for years to come.
(Sorry for hijacking the thread.)