Ing Jaroslav Mareš (born 28 December 1937 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech biologist, traveller and writer. He graduated from The University of Economics in Prague, getting a degree of Ing (he studied international business). He worked for ČSA in Iran and later in Canada. He has visited 85 countries and organised several expeditions for research of cryptids, such as Kongamato (for this he was offered the membership of the International Society for Cryptozoology which he accepted), Nandi bear, Megalania prisca, Bigfoot, Yeti, Nessie, Ogopogo, Champ, Megalodon, Lusca, Ambazombi and others. In 1978 he organised an expedition to the tepui which probably inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for writing The Lost World (a book based on stories told to Doyle by Colonel Percy Fawcett). He also studies dinosaurs (he visited most of the famous fossil sites, such as Nemegt in Mongolia, Tendaguru in Tanzania, Red Deer in Alberta, and other localities in Utah, Colorado, Montana and Patagonia) and corresponds with the world-leading palaeontologists. Another field of his interest is shamanism. In 1976 he discovered and later scientifically described the world's strongest carnivorous beetle, Manticora imperator, of the tiger beetle group. He became a specialist in this group of beetles and later described three more species. He has published seventeen books and numerous magazine articles.
Movies & TV shows
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How to Dupe a Lawyer
Attorney Horic is a specialist for cases connected with motoring. He approaches to his work unconventionally, he does not hesitate to search for evidence right in the terrain and he is willing to take...
Kastl is a hairdresser but his real passion is his second job as football referee. This job takes all his free time and makes his wife very nervous.
You Are a Widow, Sir
A soldier cuts off the arm of a king's cousin. Generals try to kill the king because they don't like it. The brain of psychotic serial killer Fany Stubov should be the artificial body of the assassin....
A Killer on the Tracks
An escort composed of three people transports a huge amount of new one-hundred crown banknotes in a special railway car. At the 196th kilometer, a village girl is waiting at the railway crossing and s...
On the Comet
A small part of North Africa and a small swathe of humanity are pulled by a comet.
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A Leap In The Dark
In the spring of 1943, a group of resistance fighters flew from a Soviet military airport to establish contact with an illegal communist center in the occupied territory.
A satire of the Great American Way, with Lemonade Joe a gunfighter who drinks only Kola-Loca Lemonade and convinces everyone else in town that all "real men" drink only lemonade!
Incorrectly Drawn Hen
At school the dunce draws a Picasso style chicken on the black board. The chicken comes to life, runs away, and finds itself in the teacher's garden. The teacher thinks he has discovered a new species...
When the Cat Comes
Some people with a cat are in a village. The cat wears glasses, and when someone takes them off, she can color people according to their nature and mood. The grown-ups of the village think the cat is ...
Ikarie XB 1
2163 is the year. In search of alien life, the Ikaria XB 1 embarked on a mission deep into space. The crew confront the effects of a dark star, the destructive legacy of the 20th century, and the limi...
The Black Battalion
A fictionalized account of Czech soldiers who fought for the French Foreign Legion in Vietnam.
Today for the Last Time
Concert master Karel Mašek is a drunk, as well as engineer Danda and other regular guests of the pub U Kroců. Mašek returns from the pub in the morning and promises the woman that he will stop drinkin...
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Lost in the Suburbs
The film is about soldiers returning from World War II.
A fiction piece centered around the Czech resistance to the Nazis.
Revoluční rok 1848
Year of the Revolution 1848
A daughter of a celebrity family experiences a holiday adventure with a mysterious young man. Though she is strongly attracted to him, she is also concerned about his sinister, panicky speech, his fie...
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