Category: Cryptozoology

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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Finding the Legendary Mongolian Death Worm

Finding the Legendary Mongolian Death Worm

Via Ancient-Origins Deep within the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert lies the elusive Olgoi-Khorkhoi, The Mongolian Death Worm – or so legend has it. The Mongolian Death Worm is a bright red worm, a mysterious cryptid said to inhabit the southern Gobi Desert. Local Mongolian tribesmen claim to have seen the creature in their travels, but the stories have […]

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Creepy Cryptids

Creepy Cryptids

By Lon Strickler/Phantoms&Monsters The following descriptions detail a few of the creepiest documented cryptids. Is there a possibility that one or two of these unconfirmed beasts actually exist?: The J’ba FoFi, also known as the Congolese Giant Spider is a cryptid said to exist in the Congo. The eggs are a pale yellow-white and shaped like peanuts. Native claim the […]

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Greer Island’s Goatman

Greer Island’s Goatman

By Charles Scudder/Dallas Morning News Something monstrous is lurking among the singing cicadas and rustling reeds on the shoreline of the West Fork of the Trinity River. First spotted 45 years ago this month, the creature has been known to throw tires and scare teenagers. Real or imagined, the thing appeared to be “part man and part goat” with scales […]

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In Search of an African Monster

In Search of an African Monster

By Nick Redfern/Mysterious Universe Within the ancient folklore and mythology of the people of the Gambia, West Africa, there exist stories of a terrifying creature known as the Kikiyaon. It may justifiably be said that the beast was an African equivalent of other such legendary, monstrous entities of times long gone, such as gargoyles and harpies, in the sense that the […]

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