Mystery fossil turns out to be giant fungus

20-foot-tall organism evaded classification for more than a century. Story here.

The Strange Poles of Saturn

“Bizarre hexagon spotted in Saturn’s clouds” and “Freak One-Eyed Monster Storm Spotted on Saturn”.

On the Rise with The Eldritch Gazette

The Eldritch Gazette has announced that it will finally be unveiling its latest Issue, which falls on its May 15th yearly anniversery, on its up and coming web base, now currently based on the popular server

With the issue, as well as the website, all form of submission towards the strange and macabre fictions, art works are beings asked for. If you would like to submit a peice or manuscript, you can contact Senior Editor Woodruff Laputka at:

All interested in aiding in graphic/ web design need only apply their interests to an email, sent to the same address above.

New work by Irene Castro

Featured artist Irene Castro has sent us some updated photographs of her paintings on display, as well as some new works never before seen at the Temple. Irene’s vivid use of color and imaginative landscapes are quite unique. Be sure to take a look.

Official Reopening of the Lovecraft Archive at the Temple of Dagon

I am happy to announce the return of the Lovecraft Archive, which contains a large collection of stories, poems, essays, and collaborations by the master himself – Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Last Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of Lovecraft’s death, and with it the end of a lot of ambiguity surrounding the copyright law interpretations. Enjoy! Visit the Lovecraft Archive at the Temple of Dagon

Light up squid! Nut cracking chimps! And record breaking squid catch!

Big deep-sea squid emit blinding flashes of light as they attack their prey. Full story.

Chimpanzees were using nut-crackers 4,300 years ago!
Full story.

what is expected to be a world-record-breaking colossal squid caught in New Zeland!
Full story.

At the Other Mountains of Madness

For those who may have thought that the descriptions of the city of the Old Ones in At the Mountains of Madness were entirely fanciful, I suggest taking a look at these pictures of Uchisar Fortress and the fairy chimneys of Goreme in Turkey.

 On a related note, At the Mountains of Madness has been adapted into a radio-style play by the folks who brought you the silent film The Call of Cthulhu.

Shark sinks boat, Snakes get sneaky, And Monkey boy FOUND!

The crew of a shrimping boat had to be rescued after a shark took out the ship’s propeller and caused the boat to take on water.
Full story here.

One type of snake has developed its own version of the “poison ring” that certain Medieval ladies wore in case they wanted to pour a lethal substance into someone’s drink.
Full story here

The BBC reports that John Ssabunnya, who is now 14, was abandoned when he was two years old in the jungle in Uganda. Green monkeys adopted him and raised him.
Full story here.

Mythos News

The BBC reports that a rare prehistoric shark has been filmed at a Japanese marine park.  The natural habitat of the creature is 600 meters or more below the sea.  More here and here.

 While controversy continues over the whether the diminutiveness of the so-called “Hobbit” remains is the result of race or disease, digs resume at the cave in Indonesia where they were found.  More here.

In Lowell, Ohio, residents experienced a mysterious power surge for which both the Ohio Dept. of Transportation and American Electric Power deny responsibility.  One resident reported coming home to a burning smell and a brown, melted surge protector.  Among property destroyed by the surge were computers, microwaves, TVs and satellite equipment.  The original story, no longer available, was posted here.

Finally, authorities in Montana are searching for an unknown creature.  “It leaves a track like a small wolf, or a dog, or a wolf-hybrid, but its killing habits are inefficient, nothing like the surgical lethality of a wolf taking meat from a herd of domestic sheep. . . .  This creature is a traveler, and it is not always alone, though its companion leaves a smaller track still, adding to the mystery.”  Details can be found here and here.  In a comment on the story at the Caspar Star Tribune, one reader suggests that the creature might be the legendary Shunka Warak’in.

New addition to the Selected Tales section

The latest entry to the Selected Tales section of the site, Twilight by Thom Brannan, is a nicely written short story involving everyones favorite aquatic fiends, the Deep Ones. Check it out and leave a comment for him!