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The study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been substantiated.

cryp′to·zo′o·log′i·cal (-zō′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
cryp′to·zo·ol′o·gist n.
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(Zoology) an expert in cryptozoology
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Sixteen-year-old Chrystal Lawson Smith is furious with her obsessed cryptozoologist dad.
Inspired by his love for Indiana Jones' archaeologist, he set out to create his own "cryptozoologist," a searcher not of mysterious artifacts but of mysterious creatures.
When authorities spoke to him, he claimed he worked with the Department of the Interior as a cryptozoologist, or someone who studies mythical creatures such as a Sasquatch.
He identified himself in a Nordic accent as Bjorn Karlsen: professional tracker and lay cryptozoologist. Though the chances of his presence intersecting with their current situation were cosmically low, such things do happen.
Secondly, a sense of history and culture completes a strong local portrait of the small town's changes: "The cryptozoologist grinned.
Complicating the adventure is an eccentric, delicacy dependent cryptozoologist named Wesley whose chief ambition is to trap a Sasquatch and pretend to rescue Evan.
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The cryptozoologist, who has spent his career investigating UFOs and the paranormal, called for UFO reports to be released immediately for research purposes.
After a foreword by a cryptozoologist, part 1 contains an essay on 'cine du Sasquatch' as a genre convention.
One of those articles captured the attention of British cryptozoologist and science writer Karl Shuker, whose books include "From Flying Toads to Snakes with Wings: In Search of Mysterious Beasts, Bizarre Creatures and Mystery Animals" and "Mystery Cats of the World."
In the end, the mystery didn't require the services of a cryptozoologist. I figure now that my pike of long ago was realistically no more than 40 inches or so.