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© Adam Benedict/The Pine Barrens Institute 2015-2019

The following numbered bullet points make it known that you (the reader/user) are allowed to share the stories and articles on this website by any of the following means:

1.  Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, etc). You must however provide a link back to the original source/host site.

2.  Your personal website/blog. You must however provide a link back to the original source/host site.

  • All articles and original artwork that appear on this website are written/created exclusively by the webmaster of The Pine Barrens Institute unless specifically stated otherwise. If the information in a featured article is taken directly from an outside source and written exactly as it appears in that source, the appropriate acknowledgement and links will be listed.

  • All images that appear at the top of articles posted on the are found via Google image search and fall under the Fair Use Copyright Law of the United States of America. If/When possible, a direct link back to the original image source location will be provided at the bottom of the corresponding article.

  • The publication of any and all content e.g., articles, reports, editorials, commentary, opinions, as well as graphics, videos, recordings and or images on this web-site does not constitute sanction or acquiescence of said content unless specified; it is solely for informational purposes.

  • Fair Use Notice:
    This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which may not be specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democratic, scientific, social justice, and religious issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

  • In regards to ‘Historic Cryptid Headlines’:
    This website features a category of articles known as ‘Historic Cryptid Headlines’ which features authentic news articles that ran in papers throughout the United States in the 1800’s and 1900’s. The articles featured in this category are copied exactly as they appeared in their respective papers at their time of publication. Currently, all articles featured in ‘Historic Cryptid Headlines’ are found through the use of various online digital newspaper archives.

  • The archives used for this collection are as follows: The Library of Congress: Chronicling America, BadgerLink, Wikipedia Newspaper Archives, and Google News Archive Search

By using this website you agree that all access and use is taken at the risk of the user and that you agree not to hold The Pine Barrens Institute or its authors responsible for any damages. 

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