With a resounding roar, the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest regular competition draws to a close! The final three Miss Cryptid contestants hail from all over the globe and include the Nandi Bear, Rusalka, and Euroa Beast. Hope from Africa to Eastern Europe to Australia with this week’s lively ladies! A couple of beasts bookend a beauty, and all are sure to fill hearts with fear. Who will fill you heart the most? A cryptid of Nandi lore? An enigmatic Slavic mermaid? Or a bunyip-like beastie? Make sure to head to the Blurry Photos home page to cast your vote! You can also enter to win a Miss Cryptid prize pack of your very own.
Get your own copy of Ronesa Aveela’s book A Study of Rusalki – Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe, and A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe
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Ally. Does the Nandi Bear Exist? To Contrive and Jive. Blog. Oct 10, 2017. Web. https://tocontriveandjive.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/does-the-nandi-bear-exist/
Muuthia, Henry. In Search of the Elusive Brain Eating Nandi Bear. Kenya Geographic. Jan 19th, 2014. Web. https://kenyageographic.com/search-elusive-nandi-bear/
Shuker, Karl. Finding a Fossil Nandi Bear? Karl Shuker Blog. Nov 7th, 2019. Web. http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2019/11/finding-fossil-nandi-bear-or-simbakubwa.html?m=1
Aveela, Ronesa. A Study of Rusalki – Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe. Bendideia Publishing. Nov 2019.
Sullivan, Kerry. Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid. Ancient Origins. Sep 30th, 2016. Web. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/rusalka-mythical-slavic-mermaid-006738
A New Bunyip. The Brisbane Courier. Feb 25th, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3508457/98085
A Search for a Mysterious Animal. The Argus. Feb 28th, Mar 1st, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8591815?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F02%2F28%2Fpage%2F290539%2Farticle%2F8591815; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8592022?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F03%2F01%2Fpage%2F290564%2Farticle%2F8592022
Wikia. Euroa Beast. Cryptidz Fandom. Web. https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Euroa_Beast
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