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Encyclopedia > Bernard Heuvelmans

Bernard Heuvelmans (October 10, 1916August 22, 2001) was a scientist, explorer, researcher, and a writer probably best known as a founder of cryptozoology. His monumental 1958 book, On the Track of Unknown Animals (Sur la piste des bêtes ignorées) is often regarded as one of the best and most influential cryptozoological works. October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Cryptozoology is the study of rumored animals that are presumed (at least by the researcher) to exist, but for which conclusive proof does not exist, or for animals which are generally considered extinct, but are occasionally reported. ...


Heuvelmans was born in Le Havre, France and raised in Belgium, and earned a doctorate of zoology. His doctoral thesis concerned the teeth of the aardvark, which had previously defied classification. Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. ... Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Though earlier interested in zoological oddities, he credits a 1948 Saturday Evening Post article, "There Could be Dinosaurs", by Ivan T. Sanderson, with inspiring a determined interest in unknown animals. Sanderson discussed the possibility of dinosaurs surviving in remote corners of the world. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... There have been many publications called the Saturday Evening Post; several were/are local British newspapers. ... Ivan Terence Sanderson (January 30, 1911 - February 19, 1973) was a British-born naturalist who conducted a number of expeditions into tropical areas in the 1930s, and later gained widespread fame for his popular writings on nature and travel, and later on topics such as cryptozoology, especially sightings of the... [[|Diversity]] Binomial name Trinomial name Type Species Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia [[Image: ]] Synonyms Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that ranged in form from reptile-like to bird-like. ...


After On the Track, Heuvelmans wrote many other books and articles, few of which have been translated into English. His works sold well among general audiences, but saw little attention from mainstream scientists and experts.


In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents was his second book translated into English and sold in America in 1968. It consisted of his book on sea serpents, with parts of his book on the giant squid added. Although On the Track was rereleased in 1995, In the Wake has not been reprinted and only older copies can be found.


Heuvelmans searched the world's oceans for giant animals, to substantiate the rumors and legends about animals known to local people but still unknown to science. The worlds oceans as seen from the South Pacific Ocean (from Okeanos, Greek for river, the ancient Greeks noticed that a strong current flowed off Gibraltar, and assumed it was a great river); covers almost three quarters (71%) of the surface of the Earth, and nearly half of the... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anenomes) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anenomes) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Science For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ...


In the late 1960s, Heuvelmans helped spread the controversy surrounding the Minnesota Iceman when he discovered the (possible?) hoax of an ice man in the possession of a road-traveling circus exhibitionist. There was never conclusive evidence given to either substantiate or discredit the Minnesota Iceman. The Minnesota Iceman is a purported creature frozen in a block of ice and displayed at state fairs or carnivals in an around Minnesota in the late 1960s as a missing link. Some have suggested the creature was a bigfoot or yeti, while others contend it was a hoax. ...


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Obituary by Loren Coleman Loren Coleman (born in 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American scientist, best known as a leading specialist in cryptozoology, having done fieldwork since 1960. ...


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Bernard Heuvelmans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (617 words)
Bernard Heuvelmans (October 10, 1916 – August 22, 2001) was a scientist, explorer, researcher, and a writer probably best known as a founder of cryptozoology.
Heuvelmans searched the world's oceans for giant animals, to substantiate the rumors and legends about animals known to local people but still unknown to science.
In 1975 Heuvelmans established the Center for Cryptozoology in France, where his library is housed.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Bernard Heuvelmans (598 words)
Bernard Heuvelmans (October 10, 1916 – August 22, 2001) was a scientist, explorer, researcher, and a writer probably best known as a founder of cryptozoology.
Heuvelmans was born in Le Havre, France and raised in Belgium, and earned a doctorate in zoology from the Free University of Brussels.
Heuvelmans undertook a massive amount of research and wrote On the Track of Unknown Animals, considered by some the most influential work of cryptozoology in the twentieth century.
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