Despite the technological and scientific progress, our world is still full of phenomena, stories and sites that raise questions and/or are difficult or impossible to explain rationally. Human nature is attracted to mystery and strange and often creates long lasting myths that survive scientific explanations.
Cryptozoology is the science of hidden animals. The term was coined in the 1950s by Dr. Bernard Heuvelmans, who became president of the International Society of Cryptozoology when it was formed in 1982. The notion of hidden animals covers a range of meanings. First, there are animals that are known to science that are extremely elusive and only rarely sighted, such as giant squid. Second, there are many species of microscopic creatures that remain unknown because insufficient effort has been exerted to collect and identify them.