- The Montauk Monster, a dead bloated decayed hairless raccoon.
- The Cerro Azul Alien - A dead bloated hairless sloth.
- The Kitchenuhmaykoosib monster - A dead facially hairless mink.
- Phylis Canion's Chupacabra - A dead partially hairless dog.
- Mark Cotern's Kentucky Chupacabra - A dead hairless raccoon.
- Jacob's Creature, Pennsylvania. A bear (not dead) with mange.
Much like the press hysteria over the Mystery Missile, and mass deaths of animals, the problem here is that the press is simply reporting the story without really looking into it. They report it because they know it's the type of story people like to read. Then when they do look into it, they give it that false balance where what they see as both sides of a debate are given equal time (although the more interesting theory actually gets more time).There's really not a lot that can be done, there's no easy fix here. As a debunker though, there's a few things I'd like to see people try.
- Correct/debunk news stories as quickly as possible. If a claim gets printed it gets repeated and then distorted. Try to correct the things that are wrong, and add things that are right to the stream of media. A stitch in time saves nine.
- Shame the reporters into doing a better job. Contact the reporter, try to get them issue a retraction. If they don't, then people deserve to know about it, and to have it on record.
- Educate the readers to not trust the news. Do this simply by giving examples of where the media gets the wrong end of the stick. Enough examples will help people get a better idea of what's going on.
Much of the media as an entity has no interest in the truth. They exist primarily to entertain. The news cycle is so constant, such a torrent of ever-changing news, that any mistake they make will almost instantly be forgotten. So you need to help them correct their mistakes as quickly as possible, and if they don't then try to make their mistakes hang around to haunt them.