Category: Cryptozoology

The nature and danger of the legendary Kobold

The nature and danger of the legendary Kobold

Via Ancient-Origins In ancient folklore, the kobold is a small, pointy-eared, goblin-like creature with a short-temper and a mischievous spirit. While generally described as well-intentioned, angering a kobold is said to be a dangerous mistake. They are described as spirits that dwell among the living, and can sometimes take the form of humans, elements, or animals, depending upon where they […]

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Are tales of mythical mermaids inspired by a real-life medical condition?

Are tales of mythical mermaids inspired by a real-life medical condition?

Via Ancient-Origins Mermaids have occupied our imagination for thousands of years, originating in ancient Assyria with the legend of goddess Atargatis, whose worship spread to Greece and Rome. In one account, Atargatis transforms herself into half-human, half-fish being out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. However, in other accounts, Atargatis is a goddess of fertility who is associated […]

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The Man-Eaters

The Man-Eaters

Via Phantoms&Monsters The Beast of Gévaudan is a name given to man-eating wolf-like animals alleged to have terrorized the former province of Gévaudan, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France from 1764 to 1767 over an area stretching 90 by 80 kilometres. The beasts were consistently described by eyewitnesses as having formidable teeth and immense tails. Their fur had a […]

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Mysterious, mythical albatwitch at the heart of new paranormal, historical festival in Columbia

Mysterious, mythical albatwitch at the heart of new paranormal, historical festival in Columbia

By Marcus Schneck /Penn Live A creature that seems more myth than mystery, and sounds like a miniature bigfoot, will be the centerpiece of the Albatwitch Festival from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Columbia, Lancaster County. Sightings of the albatwitch – reportedly a very slender, 4- to 5-foot-tall, ape-like creature covered in reddish-brrwn hair – date back 400 or […]

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American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America by Linda S. Godfrey

Amazon From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers […]

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Pepie The Lake Monster

Pepie The Lake Monster

By Nick Redfern/Mysterious Universe It’s always a good day when a review-book arrives in the mail and its subject-matter is one that intrigues me. Such was the case just recently when I received  a copy of the new book from Chad Lewis and Noah Voss. Its title: Pepie: The Lake Monster of the Mississippi River. Published by On The Road Publications, […]

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Earthquakes, Tsunamis, UFOs, and Sky Beasts

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, UFOs, and Sky Beasts

By Brent Swancer/Mysterious Universe One of the more bizarre, little discussed, and “fringier” areas of cryptozoology involves the pursuit of various creatures said to inhabit not the remote forests or jungles of the world, but rather the skies above our head. We are not talking about flying dinosaurs, flying humanoids, Thunderbirds, or other winged weirdies. The creatures I am referring […]

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A Mysterious Creature That Once Haunted Glastonbury

A Mysterious Creature That Once Haunted Glastonbury

By Peter Marteka/Courant.com It was a creature that let out “blood curdling yells at night.” It was described as witnesses who saw it as a large dog with a cat-like face. Small dogs disappeared or were found mutilated along with goats and sheep. And so the legend of the “Glastonbury Glawackus” began. It was the middle of a cold, snowy winter […]

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The Mokele-mbembe Legend

The Mokele-mbembe Legend

Via Phantoms&Monsters For over 200 years, reports have circulated about a dinosaur-like beast inhabiting Africa’s Congo River basin. In 1776, French missionaries passing through the forests reported finding huge footprints in the ground. The clawed prints were three feet in circumference and were spaced about seven feet apart. This would have made the animal as big as an elephant, but […]

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Nessie is alive – New pic of Nessie emerges

Nessie is alive – New pic of Nessie emerges

VIDEO John Gillies  description: Latest Nessie picture,Never seen this when taken the pictures,i was just looking over the pictures today. but you can see some thing is there.

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