The study of creatures, such as the Sasquatch, whose existence has not been substantiated.(noun)
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Use "cryptozoology" in a sentence
"Here are a few abstracts to somewhat recent papers pertaining to Gigantopithecus (of interest to some in cryptozoology):"
"First though, a review of whats already been written in cryptozoology literature about Sudans potential mystery animals."
"A recent posting to another blog site suggested that the recently published Big Bird!, by Ken Gerhard through CFZ Press, is indicative of lowered standards in cryptozoology publishing (e.g., a thin, quick-print job with little to contribute and just looking for a fast buck)."