Is there any new evidence of the existence of the Wild Man in the Caucasus?
Does a gigantic pterodactyl fly in the sky of Barcelona?


Next September, scientists and researchers from all over Europe will meet in Brussels to share with you - exclusively - their recent discoveries.

Without revealing too much before this event, which promises to be as exceptional as it is exciting, let me tell you that you will receive new and exceptional information there.

Has the Tasmanian tiger been observed again when it was said to have disappeared? Are there any new facts about the Loch Ness Monster ... and many more surprises awaiting you ...

This is a unique event in Europe during which you will receive new information, no doubt some of which has never been released to the general public to date. You will therefore be among the first to learn about it.


2 exceptional days dedicated to Cryptozoology and Cryptides, this is what awaits you in Brussels on September 19th and 20th, 2020 .





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This unique event in the French-speaking world calls upon highly qualified speakers in their respective fields: Michel RAYNAL (Biochemist, Cryptozoologist - France), Dr. Charles PAXTON (Oceanographer, Statistician - St Andrew University - Scotland), etc ...

Some of these speakers have taken part in numerous expeditions in recent years, others have searched libraries for ancient testimonies. Sometimes it can represent a whole decade of work that you can enjoy in just 2 days.

The hardest part of the research was done for you, you just have to take advantage of the results without risk!

(Attention! The order of passage is provisional)

Saturday 19th of September 2020 

2:00 p.m : Opening 

The hypothesis of the survival of a population of the Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) in the Atlantic until recent times, advanced during the European Symposium on Cryptozoology in 2015, is attested by new archaeological data, and the use of a new technique for identifying bone remains called ZooMS.

  • 3.15 pm: Adèle DAVID (Translator - Scotland): "Tasmanian tiger, is he likely to have survived to the present day?" » (in French with translation in English)

An essential figure in cryptozoology, the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, would have died out in 1936, the date of the death of the last known specimen at the Hobart zoo. However, this endemic Tasmanian carnivorous marsupial has continued to be the subject of numerous observations, the most recent of which suggest its survival to the present day. Drawing on the latest advances and testimonies on the subject, this conference will try to determine whether or not thylacine is still with us - and by what means we can hope to finally rediscover it.

4:30 p.m : Coffee break

  • 4.45 p.m : Michel RAYNAL (Biochemist, Cryptozoologist - France): "Expeditions on the track of the Amerantropropoid: cryptozoology or hunting for dahu?" (in French with translation in English)

Several expeditions have been organized in Venezuela, in search of the ameranthropoid, this monkey slaughtered around 1920 of which we have a photograph. Methodological errors, misunderstandings, false information, even hoaxes, characterize these expeditions, as shown in unpublished documents.

  • 5:45 p.m : Dr. Charles PAXTON (Océanographe, Statisticien – St Andrew University - Ecosse) : «The Media and the Loch Ness Monster : new statistical analysis» 

This talk will update may statistical analysis of Loch Ness Monster reports as well presenting two new analyses. The first one will use the presence of impossible information in Nessie reports to provide a lower bound estimate of the reliability of the reports. The second analysis will explore the influence of source type upon what is reported.


8:00 p.m : Supper with the speakers


Sunday 20th September 2020


  • 9:00 am: Jean-Louis MAURETTE (Professional diver - France):Almasty: a Yeti in the Caucasus? » (in French with translation in English)

Thousands of testimonies in the Caucasus relating to the existence of an unknown hominid have accumulated for centuries. The Caucasus is the region where the number of encounters with the unknown creature, most often called Almasty in this mountainous region, is the most important. At the beginning of 2013, a friend living in Moscow contacted me and offered to go on an adventure, just to get some fresh air and discover new horizons, preferably in the Caucasus. I don’t have to search long and asked, "Could we look for the Almasty? ". My friend agrees with the idea. The project is launched, we will follow in the footsteps of the mysterious Almasty! These will continue from 2013 to 2019.

10:15 am: Coffee break

  • 10.30 am: Marcus MATTHEWS (Diplômé en agriculture, journalisme, Histoire de l’art et littérature Grande Bretagne«Big cats Loose In britain»

This lecture on Alien Big Cats will include personal descriptions of sightings and reports of live and dead cats-Leopards, Pumas, Lynxes, junglecats, leopard-cats, and wildcats. It will look at the evidence pawprints, livestock and wildlife kills, scratchmarks on trees. It will also chronicle the main researchers into the subject and examine the sightings. It will be based on material I have gathered over the years. I will bring copies of my book BigCats Loose In Britain for sale if you like..

12:30 am: Buffet

  • 2.00 pm: Ulrich MAGIN (Translator- Germany) : «Tatzelwurm, dragon-worm of the Alps» 

432 eyewitness reports of tatzelwurms – large, unusual and/or bizarre reptiles in the French, Swiss, Italian, Austrian and German Alps – have been collected and analysed – an attempt to decide whether it is possible to draw a phantom portrait of the creature. Do they represent a single animal species, or will they prove to be of different animals?

The multitude of descriptive details shows that each sighting has one or several characteristics with many other in common; however, no clear cut image emerges. For example, while more tatzelwurms are said to have a cat’s head than a serpent’s head, this feature is combined with legless, two-legged, for-legged, many-kegged or winged worms, and the same applies to a lizard’s head, a crest along the back, or the number of legs. The speech will detail some of these characteristics, and attempt to draw conclusions from them regarding which kind of animal is involved.

3:30 pm: Coffee break

  • 3:45 pm: Dr. Charles PAXTON :  « Hoops, Loops and Reliability: the History of Biologically Impossible Giant Water Serpents» 

Here I explore the history of serpentiform aquatic monster reports that contain a biological impossibility: the presence of hoops or arches of body above the water in a vertically flexing animal body. Images of such of serpentiform animals have been common ever since such animals have been illustrated yet the actual proportion of such reports especially at Loch Ness has until recently been extremely low. As the biological impossibility of such animals is not widely known, yet the images of such monsters are extremely common, this does support the contention that there the vast majority of serpentiform reports are based on an underlying physical reality even if not an unknown species.

4:30 : The End

"HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? "

"Thank you for informing me confidentially of the next conference on April 18 and 19 in Brussels. Of course, as soon as the registration forms are online we will register to come Joëlle and me. It will be opportunity to further discuss the concept of evidence, evidence ... "

Message received from a person as impatient as enthusiastic to participate in this new edition of the European Encounters in Cryptozoology.

And this is just the beginning.

Many people have written to ask me for a "free pass" and to be able to attend this exceptional event directly.

"We very much appreciated the eclecticism of the speakers (from the renowned scientist to the isolated volunteer), the motivation of the organizer, the reception site (very well slept, beautiful setting, well eaten), the fact of passing meals all together to share experiences.

(Adeline G. - Belgium)"

"Each intervention fascinated me because for me crypto is not limited to the discovery of clues for a single species, but it is essential to show that there is still a lot to discover on our planet

(François-Xavier P. - France)"

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Our Lecturers

Michel RAYNAL

Born in 1955, after studying chemistry-biology-physics and working in a biochemistry-biology laboratory, he joined France Télécom.

Passionate about cryptozoology since the age of 20, he has published around forty cryptozoological articles, both in mainstream and scientific journals.

Leaving the most emblematic files (serpent-de-mer, Loch Ness monster, etc.), he specialized more in the least known cases and did not hesitate to question certain files until then held to be solid.

Dr. Charles PAXTON

Dr. Paxton is a research assistant in the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews University in Scotland.

He has published several articles on marine cryptozoology topics in scientific journals.

 

Jean-Louis MAURETTE 

Born in 1959 and always felt an attraction for cryptozoology very early. But it first made itself known through its action to promote the submerged heritage constituted by contemporary wrecks and especially submarines. In 1995, he created the Scyllias Expedition (www.scyllias.fr).

Through writing, he leads the reader in his wake to discover the many relics that lie dormant beneath the waves. Then in 2013 he embarked on the adventure of cryptozoology in the field by going to find the Almasty.

Javier RESINES

Journalist and researcher of abnormal phenomena, he is under license from the Complutense University of Madrid.

He has written articles for the periodicals Flying Snake, Phenomena Magazine and other publications.

He collaborates with Other Worlds, the most experienced program on Spanish radio.

He runs Criptozoología en España, the website dedicated to strange animals in Spain, and Criptobotánica, dedicated to the hidden side of the plant world.



Marcus MATTHEWS

Marcus has a BTEC diploma in agriculture, a master's degree in Art History and English literature.

He also has a higher national diploma in journalism (media).

He worked in various jobs including that of tourist guide. He was a director of DANDA (Developmental Adult NeuroDiverse Asssociation).

Ulrich MAGIN 

He was born in 1962 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He practices the profession of interpreter and translator. He has been interested in cryptozoology since childhood.

Her main interests are strange sightings and mysterious archeology in Germany and central Europe, as well as accounts of mysterious aquatic creatures.

Among the more than thirty books he has written are "Trolle Yetis Tatzelwürmer" (1993), "Geheimnisse des Saarlandes" (2016), "Magische Mosel" (2019) and "Investigating the Impossible" (2011).

Adèle DAVID 

Adèle David has lived and worked in Edinburgh, Scotland, for over ten years. She holds a Masters in English-French translation and a certificate in forensic science from the University of Edinburgh, obtained in 2015.

Passionate about cryptozoology, she is particularly interested in the application of scientific techniques to the study of unknown animals.

What do they think? 


Leslie C.

"This weekend I went to the Extraordinary Bestiary symposium, Fabulous Animals (2012). I was accompanied by my sister and a friend, who apparently are ready to go back next year.

Some subjects were known to me, but it is always clearer and more interesting when someone explains them to you, in particular:

"The mysterious birds of Audubon", presented by Dr. Jean-Jacques Barloy.
 The interpretation of certain sketches of the explorer in his work "The Birds of America" are questionable: birds invented? Missing? Unknown today? Not identified ?

"The predicted butterfly and lizard", presented by Michel Raynal.
 He explained the importance of testimonial (witness), circumstantial (apparent signs), and autoscopic (photos, observations ...) evidence. Clues which allowed the discovery in particular of a butterfly, by deduction. Indeed, in Madagascar there is an orchid (Angraecum sesquipedale) which can only be pollinated by a single type of butterfly, a butterfly that remained unknown in the 19th century. However to reach the nectar from which this butterfly will feed and in fact pollen by accident and transmit it to another flower, the plant spur measures 30 cm, with 5 cm of nectar in its center, so there had to be a butterfly with a trunk of at least 25 cm. This was Darwin's hypothesis in 1862, but which only proved to be correct in 1903 (!) By the discovery of this moth.
The same goes for a lizard of which there was only a hypothetical robot portrait based on a hybrid of which only one of the parents was of a known species.

In A "history" of the giant squid, Dr. Florent Barrère explained to us how the giant squid went from the state of legend, from a terrifying monster engulfing ships, to the status of a very real animak, but still totally unknown.

The development on the Beast of Gévaudan by Alain Bonet was, I believe, gone to make a great debate! But it was necessary to give time to others all the same. However, I loved his explanations, never taking a bias. He never claimed to know what the Beast was and gave us a portrait of valid hypotheses, with the latest revelations: we would now know that Jean Chastel, the killer of the (last) Beast, has never ridden in Paris with the carcass of "his" Beast, that someone else would have taken him there and that currently the body would rest under the Paris bitumen ... (hey yes!).

Dr. Charles Paxton's intervention on the reports of sea monster sightings from 1758 to the present day from a statistical perspective was innovative and interesting. Even if the word "statistics" initially reminded me of courses in which I did not understand much, the approach was to be done and innovation is always necessary.

By cons I was very disappointed with the film "The hypothesis of Mokélé-mbembé" by Marie Voignée. In my opinion, it is not speaking, long, explains nothing about the animal or the purpose of the expedition led by Michel Ballot, no history either: someone who does not know the subject would necessarily say that it is a hoax and would not understand what Monsieur Ballot is looking for.

In the end, an exciting, informative and friendly weekend, in a magnificent setting.

Certain debates launched following the various interventions could undoubtedly have lasted several hours, but that will perhaps be for a next time! In any case, I will definitely be there next year! "


Marie-Caroline B. 


"It is always a pleasure to know that today we can still discover new species and to have a critical mind on species that may be existing but whose evidence is tenuous."

"What brings me back to the conference is the quality of certain speakers, such as Michel Raynal, who show us that we are dealing with a serious approach, with a critical mind".

Jacques E.

"Hats off to the speakers who have done a lot of work. And, of course, it goes without saying but it’s better by saying it, a big thank you to the organizers who also do a lot of work without being thanked as it should be . "




Florent J.


"Very pleasant weekend! Good humor and conviviality mingle with discussions of cryptozoological subjects, each more interesting than the other [...] The most of this conference was for me, the conviviality and the continuity of this good mood outside of lectures. "