Friday, May 25, 2012

Mutants at the 5k!

Photo courtesy of Smart Insurance Agency
Where can you run a 5k race, raise money for a good cause, and be on the lookout for mutants, all at the same time?  At the 7TH ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE SQUIRRELS 5K race in Marionville Missouri!  That's because Marionville is infested with hundreds of mutant white squirrels!

Yes, since the town was founded in 1854, it has been home to a population of squirrels carrying a mutant gene causing albinism.  An estimated 250 white squirrels reside within the city limits, not counting gray squirrels that may be carriers of the mutant gene.

On June 9th, the town will host the  RUNNING OF THE SQUIRRELS 5K to raise funds for the Marionville Band Boosters.  For more info, check out:
and in the meantime, we will be taking a closer look at the mutants in next week's post...

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Night Owls


If only we had these intrepid investigators on the case here in Springfield Missouri!  This fun online comic follows the adventures of the Night Owls Detective Agency - Professor Baxter, Mindy Markus, and Roscoe the Gargoyle - in New York City in the 1920's.  Mystery and horror for the whole family!

For a sneak peek, check out this video at:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Green Monster Mystery Deepens

You may recall a previous post in which we reported on the Green Monster feeding bins currently found around town.  We had determined that paper was being collected from these receptacles and being transported by truck to some central location, perhaps the lair of the Green Monster itself!  We now believe that we have found this central location - a mysterious facility surrounded by barbed wire, not far from Springfield, within the city of Republic, Missouri.  What secrets lurk behind these walls?  Is the barbed wire intended to protect us from the Green Monster, or to protect the Green Monster from us?  You can count on the Urban Cryptid Rangers to find out!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mysterious Footprints!

The presence of a creature like the Elusive Skunk Ape is often indicated by large footprints in the mud, but here we have an example that is especially strange. This truck was found in the parking lot of Murfin's Market in Willard Missouri. Smeared with mud, two large humanoid footprints can be plainly seen on the door. What kind of creature could defy gravity in order to leave such footprints? Found by S.C.