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Cryptomundo - What Happened?

Cryptomundo was, at one time, my favorite cryptozoology website and one of the best out there. But now, as those who visit Cryptomundo will know, it has gone downhill. What happened?
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I first found Cryptomundo probably around 2012. It was founded in 2005 by Craig Woolheater and in its heyday there were multiple posts on there every day by multiple people (such as Woolheater, Loren Coleman, Ken Gerhard, John Kirk, Karl Shuker, Lyle Blackburn, etc. etc.) and a wealth of cryptozoological topics were discussed. Long posts were devoted to discussions about cryptozoology and there were also real discussions in the comment sections of those posts. Take, for example, this post by Loren Coleman called "Name the Mystery Fish" with 122 comments. While there were lots of posts on new episodes of this and that show as well, and other announcements, Cryptomundo used to have interesting posts. But after Loren Coleman left the site a few years back to only do CryptoZooNews, (which over the past few years hasn't had that many posts, but they are at least discussions on cryptozoology) things seem to have gone downhill.

Now there aren't that many people that post on Cryptomundo, at least not frequently. Now its really only Craig Woolheater posting the "new episode of this tonight" when there is a TV show out, or sharing things from other sites and people and exactly copying whatever they said but in italics. And there is never much to these posts either; they're either obviously fake like this one from Stacy Brown Jr. or this one, which is just a Rocket Mortgage commercial that happens to have Bigfoot walk across the back in one split-second scene. And when all it says is this:

"Megan may have confidence in the courtroom, but when it comes to her mortgage, she's in a hairy situation. Luckily for her, there's Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. It lets you apply simply and understand fully so you can mortgage confidently and get approved in minutes. Find the missing link in  your mortgage by visiting"

…Which has absolutely nothing to do with cryptozoology, which the site is supposed to be about.

And that is basically what Cryptomundo has turned into over the past few years. And there is no longer discussion in the comments, just comments along the lines of "this is stupid and fake, what happened?" The most recent post, the Rocket Mortgage one, did have two comments on it asking "What happened to this site? Anyone remember when Cryptomundo was about cryptids and not insurance commercials?" and now they're both gone, probably removed. And remember when I said Cryptomundo used to have frequent posts? That's gone, too. The most recent (right now) is from December 22nd, and there were only 10 for the whole month of December!

Cryptomundo used to be my favorite site when there were posts that actually discussed what was going on in cryptozoology, cryptid cases, and the like. But now it's just gotten stupid. And if administrators don't want to remove comments like those they removed from the most recent post, maybe actually put up posts that have something to them and are about the topic of the site - "Crypto!"

May 28, 2018 edit

The series finale of Finding Bigfoot was on last night, and, proving my point in this post once again, it showed how far downhill Cryptomundo has gone. There were three posts before them - one from April 18 (Craig W.), one from May 4th (Craig W.), and another from Lyle Blackburn on May 23. But when there's a TV show to put something up on, Woolheather has multiple posts in only two or three days. And that's really why there aren't that many posts up anymore - because Woolheather apparently struggles to have things to "write" about when there aren't a ton of cryptid-themed TV shows on. Mountain Monsters has been gone for a while, as has Alaksa Monsters, and Finding Bigfoot was gone until this one episode. I'd seen someone say on Cryptomundo that it had just become a site for announcements of the "next Finding Bigfoot episode," and it really has. But now, there aren't that many cryptid shows getting new episodes - so what will they do now?


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