Mystery Is All Around Us
Our new Bigfoot mystery has been officially released into the wild and our newest batch of Jr. Detectives are already on the case. We’ve said it before and we will say it again: we really are excited about this one. It’s completely different than all of our other mysteries: a classic Whodunnit set in an old mansion and all of the guests (including the butler!) are suspects.
But the guests aren’t just any guests. They are members of a secret organization that gets together to study cryptids - animals unknown to science.
The Case of the Missing Bigfoot is full of facts about hidden animals that may or may not be real: Bigfoot, Yeti, Mokele-Mbembe, the Loch Ness Monster and more. It’s an exploration of cryptozoology that goes beyond “monster hunting” and takes a look at how animals are classified by science, what makes an unknown animal a cryptid and the tricky history of hoaxing in cryptozoology.
It may be harder than one might think to say what’s real and what isn’t, and so much is still unknown. Scientists “discover” new species all the time. The megamouth shark was an unknown species until one was caught by accident in 1976, a new species of monkey was confirmed in 2005. So while kids discover the facts in The Case of the Missing Bigfoot, they also learn how much there is to be discovered in the world. Mystery is all around us. Who knows what we can see if we look closely enough?