All subjects and themes are interpreted and run through up to 3 diﬀerent perspectives for contrast and comparison:
Apes - Evolution
Aliens - Outside intervention
Adam - Creationism
It’s a question of origins.
For those who want to explore the current theme further after visiting the museum, the Lost World Museum can be experienced virtually on-line at www.LostWorldMuseum.com where you’ll ﬁnd informative blog posts, compelling YouTube videos, fascinating audio podcasts, and an online store that coincides with the various themes of the museum.
Experience: Exterior Window Display Only. Come and enjoy a brightly lit window display showcasing one primary theme with artifacts and a literature box explaining our show. All objects are in plain view for everyone of all ages to educate the mind, inspire the imagination, and learn science from several different perspectives.
Permissions: Selﬁes, photographs, and videos of the museum and artifacts are encouraged. Full permission is given to you to show, text, or post any media you take while at the museum to any news outlet, social media platform, blog, or online reviews.
Frequency: 4-6 times a year, a diﬀerent major theme will be rotated.
Our involvement with the so-called Chupacabra went back to 2006 at a corn roast in southern N.Y, It’s where I first heard about a weird creature that was captured and caged in the local area (Berkshire, N.Y.). This led to an interview with the two 15 yr. old kids who bagged the wild mammal. The museum struck a deal and purchased what was left, which were the remains of its juvenile bones. This led to more investigation and other sightings and encounters throughout the US. In 2009 we purchased another Chupa, this time the whole body, intact and taxidermied affectionately called the Blanco Texas Chupacabra.
The Chupacabra is a queer-looking hairless dog-like critter. Was reported roaming the backyards of America. But as time went on and more data was collected, this was to become less a of a mystery and more of a sad unnamed medical condition these mammals had.
One of the main characteristics of a “Chupacabra” is its hairless condition, gray wrinkled skin. Scientists attribute the bald appearance to a condition known as mange.
Few scientists who weighed in on the issue, those who did believed the creatures look and skin condition was strictly due to mange. Because eye-witnesses, cryptozoologists, conspiracist type people were forcing this weird beast into a “new mammal” species. The few scientists involved on a passive level concluded it was not a new species but guessing it is a coyote with mange. Because of their immediate take on the matter, it limited the academics possibilities of a satisfying conclusion to solve this mystery proper.
After 4 years of puzzlement, in the summer of 2010, we received more pieces to the cryptozoological puzzle. The focus was on the particular style of hair-loss that the local folks anecdotal opinions now were making more sense that this is not mange.
Side Note: Something you may not know is that a half a dozen scientist’s over the last 4 year period (2006-2010) had explained away any mystery to this mammal by attributing this unique hair-loss as, “Oh, it’s mange.” These statements are in response from their personal observation of photos or a film we provided. That’s it. There were no animals to examine. No real evidence. No laboratory testing, just images. Recently a few carcasses did make it into the labs and have been tested. 3 “Chupas” specimens. When testing results came back…are you ready? Of the 3 Chupas “Mange” was the condition of two Chupas and “No Mange” on one. Is this conclusive enough? How do we reconcile the testimonies of the locals and their “Street Smart” knowledge that it isn’t mange?
The problem was scientists had a mild interest and the least amount of evidence to work from. The;r opinion was without real hard evidence to examine. The locals swear it’s not mange and I sided with the locals and here’s why.
2010 was a banner Chupa year. Where other different species of animals with a similar skin and hairless condition appeared. Including a Chupa-Fox and Chupa-Coon (bald raccoon). Then we discovered a Chupa-Bear at a German Zoo. As the video here shows, a bald (Chupa) bear. All these none dog-like mammals exhibited the same condition as our gray hairless chicken eating canines did. As you watch the video you can see the grey color and folded skin on the back of the neck similar to our Blanco Texas Chupacabra.
The german zoo does not know what type of disease is causing this disorder. They are eager to find out. If it was mange there is a simple easy test to determine it.
So at this point, my thought was that the “Chupacabras” in the U.S. are a coyote or some type of canine mammal that has a, yet to be determined, known or unknown disease. But it is not mange. This sickness, whatever it is, colors the skin grey and the hair-loss is mostly complete with some hair remaining on the face and tail. It affects our dogs/foxes/coyote which we are now affectionately calling Chupacabra.
Leading researchers at U.C. Davis conducted an extensive genetic testing of 3-4 “Chupa” specimens including the Blanco Texas Chupa and we will be sharing their conclusions as they ready to publish their results in some type of esoteric scientific technical journal in about a year.
But is was not till 2017 and then U.C. Davis shared with us their genetic test results. And concluded the Blanco Texas Chupa was a mix of Mexican wolf and coyote. Not a new species.
Museum’s Conclusion: Based on U.C. Davis’s analysis, and the mentioned other animal types of “Chupas”, the “Chupacabra” is not a mysterious yet to be discovered new species of mammal as some have suggested. It’s a diseased mammal.
Mange or not mange: Regarding its blue/gray bald skin… apparently it’s NOT mange… It’s mange-like. Locals who know mange and seen these critters in the wild, denied over and over that it was not mange and even the scientists are 50/50 on whether it’s really mange. So it’s Mange-like, but not the typical mange the local people see in diseased animals in the wilderness normally. They know and they know what they know.
To conclude, Chupacabra’s are not the devil, it’s a predatory mammal…with a mange-like disease. We at the museum are satisfied, based on the best evidence thus far, the eye-witness reports, YouTube videos and other animal species mentioned above affected by this same skin condition. Along with the scientific analysis, this mystery is solved. There is no such thing as a Chupacabra. We are going to move on as sensational as this has been and will continue to be.
The Lone StarMastodonis not just a big elephant, he’s actually a huge reminder of our not too distant past. Estimated to be between 13-14ft at the shoulder, this behemoth took up a lot of space and ate a ton of food. A conventional elephant can put away 300 lbs of vegetation a day. Since Lone Star weighted upwards of 12 tons that’s 24,000 lbs., it means his daily intake must have been almost twice that.
Found in a Texas gravel bed in 2004. Only the head and lower jaw survived, the two massive tusks were missing. What means ended this huge animals life is the mystery we are attempting to unravel.
From our “forensic eyeglasses”, we begin with establishing what incontrovertible evidences first that help us understand the circumstances of this pachyderms demise?
#1 Buried in soil that later became a mineable source of gravel.
#2 Skull in a fossilized condition
Let’s explore what a gravel bed is first:
Gravel Bed – Wikipedia states: “Gravel is often produced by quarrying and crushing hard-wearing rocks, such as sandstone, limestone, or basalt.” 2 are sedimentary (water based) or and 1 is volcanic.
Fossilization – These 3 atop aforementioned types of rocks provide one of the perfect conditions for fossilization. Therefore this beast was encased in silt or volcanic ash, under extreme pressure, trapping its remains so quickly that oxygen could not begin normal tissue process decay. Time passed and voila a fossil.
Question? But what knocks down a 16,000 lbs mammal and then encases it in dirt so fast, so complete that fossilization conditions can be met? To me it’s hard to imagine our big tusked friend getting stuck in a watering hole, die and then somehow get covered in the manner required for fossilization to occur. It had to be fast and furious. Catastrophic.
Interpretation: Experts beliefs on cause of death and the age of the fossil.
Evolutionists claim that the last North American mastodon survived till approximately 8,000 B.C. and was killed off due to hunting. That’s 10,000 years ago.
Creationists believe 2 events could have killed and fossilized Lone Star.
#1 – Caught in the worldwide flood 4,500 years ago.
#2 – After Noah’s flood subsided many lakes and dams holding back the post-flood residual waters, burst and sent a secondary wave of catastrophic water inland and buried many animals, fossilizing them.
Let’s sum this up: Either way the time-line here is in question. Is it the evolutionists 10,000 years or the creationists 4,500 year age of the fossil?
Evolutionist’s state every fossil is between 10,000 to 3.48 billion years old.
Creationist’s believe most fossils are 4,500 years old resulting from a massive flood which caused the perfect conditions of rapid fossilization to occur.
Which then brings us back to the main question… “How did our big buddy die? and when?” Was it 10,000 years or 4,500 years ago?
Bomb Shell Evidence….in 2003, buried in a sand pit 50 ft away, from a fossilized Mammoth, in Clute Texas was found a wooden bowl, carbon dated at…4,200 years! The significance of this apparently anomalous find challenges the Mammoth and or Mastodon extinctions of 10,000 years ago.
4,200 year old Bowl next to Mammoth vs. Scientists dating of Mammoth no earlier than 10,000 years ago.(This particular fossil WAS determined to be 38,000 Yeats old) Which is it? Are the creationists correct in their 4,500 year dating?
To understand the further significance of this wooden artifact, go to our VIDEO which explains the Clute bowl in detail. Then ask yourself Apes, Aliens, or Adam?…You decide.
4,200 Year Old Wood Clute Bowl
Now Showing! The Lone Star Mastodon at the Lost World Museum 75 State St., Phoenix, NY 13135 And can be viewed 24/7 at the Museum’s Exterior lit window display only.
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