A Mongolian wildman, which science dictates can't exist for dull (and probably correct) reasons. Doesn't stop us reading about the furry son of a bitch though does it?
The Almas, Mongolian for "wild man", is a purported hominid cryptozoological species reputed to inhabit the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of central Asia, and the Altai Mountains of southern Mongolia. The creature is not currently recognized or cataloged by science. Furthermore, scientists generally reject the possibility that such mega-fauna cryptids exist, because of the improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population, and because climate and food supply issues make their survival in reported habitats unlikely. [...read more]
Despite sounding just like an episode of Scooby Doo, today's update concerns a fascinating American bipedal cryptid.
The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp (also known as the Lizard Man of Lee County) is a reptilian humanoid cryptid which is said to inhabit areas of swampland in and around Lee County, South Carolina along with the sewers and abandoned subways in towns near the swamp. [...read more]
"...about eighteen feet long and eight feet wide and moved rapidly through the air by means of several pairs of side fins. It was pure white and had no definite shape or form, resembling somewhat a great white shroud fitted with propelling fins. There was no tail or head visible but there was one great flaming eye, and a sort of a wheezing plaintive sound was emitted from a mouth which was invisible. It flapped like a flag in the winds as it came on and frequently gave a great squirm as though suffering unutterable agony."
Flock of birds my ass.
The Crawfordsville monster refers to an alleged creature reported by residents of Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1891 and subsequently identified as a flock of killdeer. [...read more]
Excellent whackjobbery here - a cryptozoologist who believed Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were interdimensional aliens. Who knows, maybe he's right?
Jon-Erik Beckjord (April 26, 1939 – June 22, 2008) was a San Francisco-based paranormal investigator and photographer known for his far-reaching ideas regarding such phenomena as UFOs, crop circles, the Loch Ness Monster, and his specialty, Bigfoot, which he believed to be an extradimensional ghost-like entity that lives in mountains, forests, and even farmers' fields. Because of his speculation that creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot may be interdimensional aliens, he was considered a fringe theorist, not only by skeptics, but also by the vast majority of his fellow cryptozoologists. [...read more]
Alright, so this is interesting/horrible. The sea is a pretty wacky place.
Although the Mongolian Death Worm sounds like a right laugh, this cryptid is just bad news through and through, and if your daughter should choose to date it, you should object strongly.[...read more]
As if Exmoor wasn't scary enough - you also have to deal with an eight-foot long black cat.
The Beast of Exmoor is a cryptozoological felid (see phantom cat) that is reported to roam the fields of Exmoor in Devon and Somerset in the United Kingdom. [...read more]
Another lovely cryptid - unfortunately this one was selfishly shot by police officers who described it basically as "a lizard". Those cops, always spoiling our fun.
The Loveland Frog (otherwise known as the Loveland Lizard) is said to be a humanoid creature with the face of a frog and is described as standing roughly tall with green leathery skin. It walks upright and has webbed hands and feet, and was allegedly first spotted in Loveland, Ohio. It is generally considered a cryptid—a creature rumored or reported to be living, but with no confirmable proof. [...read more]
Remember the 80s movie "Splash" starring Darryl Hannah? Yeah the Fiji Mermaid is nothing like that.
The Fiji mermaid (also Feejee mermaid) was an object comprising the torso and head of a juvenile monkey sewn to the back half of a fish, covered in papier-mâché. It was a common feature of sideshows, which was presented as the mummified body of a creature that was supposedly half mammal and half fish, a version of traditional mermaid stories. [...read more]
And staying on our Aboriginal theme, we bring you this legendary cryptid.
Yowie is one of several names given to a mythical hominid reputed to live in the Australian wilderness. The creature has its roots in Aboriginal mythology. In parts of Queensland, they are known as quinkin (or as a type of quinkin), and as joogabinna,
As is the case with the North American Sasquatch, many people discount the existence of the yowie considering it more likely to be a combination of misidentification, folklore and hoax. Yowie-type creatures are common in Aboriginal Australian legends, particularly in the eastern Australian states. The yowie's characteristics and legend are sometimes interchangeable with those of the bunyip. [...read more]