Brooklyn Hyena and Out of Place Animals

The phenomenon of out of place animals is an interesting sub-genre of cryptozoology and Forteana, but not one that I am usually drawn to, with few exceptions. I think it’s safe to say that creatures like Bigfoot, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Loch Ness monster, and the Dover Demon are far more intriguing than a […]

Alligator found in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, bathtub

Alligator Found in Staten Island Bathtub

Most people are familiar with the urban legend of “alligators in the sewers,” especially here in New York City. And a good portion of those people probably still believe it’s just that, an urban legend. But it has actually happened (and there are many “out of place” animal reports in addition to this one). But recently the NYPD […]