Cryptids and Cryptozoology

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So, my cousin and I are Horror Geeks Who Enjoy Learning:

  • Legends
  • Superstitions
  • Folklore
  • Atrocities
  • Nightmare-Fuel, and
  • Scary stuff

We are, “HG WELLS FANSs”

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We both enlisted around the same time into our respective services in different MOS’s (Military Occupational Specialty).

Despite our differing paths, we share a mutual interest in the paranormal and the pseudoscience of Cryptozoology – defined below.

From wikipedia:

“Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience and subculture that searches for and studies unknown, legendary, or extinct animals whose present existence is disputed or unsubstantiated,[1] particularly those popular in folklore, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, the chupacabra, the Jersey Devil, or the Mokele-mbembe. Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids, a term coined by the subculture. Because it does not follow the scientific method, cryptozoology is considered a pseudoscience by mainstream science: it is neither a branch of zoology nor of folklore studies. It was originally founded in the 1950s by zoologists Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson.”

From Merriam Webster:

We started discussing different folklore and he asked me if I could write a post about it.

I like the topic and enjoy researching nonsense. I felt that it could inspire me somehow.

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As far as cryptids go, here’s a list of them.

Check them out. Might learn something you enjoy.

There are three distinctions of cryptids:

  1. Aquatic
  2. Terrestrial
  3. Aerial

List below for each category.

Look into your favorites.

I was going to yap about my favorites, but it’s more interesting if you just look up the ones that stick out to you and go from there.

Learn about their sightings and stuff.

Feel free to start a discussion.

I’m curious about perspectives I do not hold.

  1. Aquatic or semi-aquatic
NameOther namesDescriptionPurported locationDepiction
Brosno dragon[3]BrosnyaLake monsterLake Brosno, Russia
Cadborosaurus[4]CaddySea animalPacific Coast of North America
Champ[3][5]Champtanystropheus americanus, ChampyLake monsterLake Champlain, North America
Dobhar-chú[6]Water HoundExtra-large otter-like carnivorous aquatic mammalIreland
Igopogo[3]Kempenfelt KellyLake monsterLake Simcoe, Ontario (Canada)
Isshii[3]IssieLake monsterJapan
Kusshii[3]KussieLake monsterJapan
Labynkyr Devil[7][8][9]Labynkyrsky ChertLake monsterOymyakonsky UlusSakha Republic, Russia
Loch Ness Monster[10]NessieLake monsterLoch Ness, Scotland
Loveland Frog[11]Loveland frogman, Loveland lizardHumanoid frogLoveland, Ohio
Mamlambo[3]Lake monsterSouth Africa
Manipogo[3]WinnipogoLake monsterLake Manitoba, Canada
Mokele-mbembe[12]Dinosaur (lake, river and/or swamp monster)Republic of the Congo
Nahuelito[3]Nahuel Huapi Lake MonsterLake monsterNahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina
Ogopogo[3][5]N’ha•a•itk, NaitakaLake monsterLake Okanagan, Canada
Sea serpents[14]Sea animals, dinosaursAll bodies of water
Selma[3]SeljordsormenLake monsterLake SeljordTelemarkNorway
Steller’s sea ape[15]Sea animalPacific Ocean

2. Terrestrial

NameOther namesDescriptionPurported locationDepiction
Almas[3][5]Abnauayu, almasty, albasty, bekk-bok,
biabin-guli, golub-yavan, gul-biavan, auli-avan,
kaptar, kra-dhun, ksy-giik, ksy-gyik, ochokochi,
mirygdy, mulen, voita, wind-man, Zana
Non-human ape or hominidAsia/Caucasus
Barghest[16]BarguestLarge dogNorthern England
Barmanou[3]Barmanu, Big Hairy OneApe or hominidMiddle East/Asia
Beast of Bodmin Moor[17]Large felidCornwall, England
Beast of Exmoor[18]Big catEngland
Bigfoot[19]SasquatchLarge and hairy ape-like creatureUnited States and Canada
British big cats[17]Alien big cats (ABCs), phantom cats, mystery cats, English lions,
Beast of BodminBeast of Exmoor
Carnivorous mammalGreat Britain
Bukit Timah Monkey Man[20]BTM, BTMMForest-dwelling hominid or other primateSingapore
Chuchunya[21][3]Large hominidRussia
Chupacabra[22]Chupacabras (Spanish for goat-sucker)Puerto Rico (originally),
South and Central America,
Southern North America
Dover Demon[23]Dover, Massachusetts
Fouke Monster[25]Jonesville Monster, Southern Sasquatch, Boggy Creek MonsterHominid or other primateArkansas, United States
Honey Island Swamp monster[26]Letiche, Tainted KeitreHominid or other primateLouisiana, United States
Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp[27]Lizard Man of Lee CountyBipedalSouth Carolina, United States
Michigan Dogman[28]Humanoid dogWexford County, Michigan
Minhocão[3]Big EarthwormCaecilianSouth America
Mongolian death worm[18]Allghoi (or orghoi) khorkhoiWorm-like animalGobi Desert (Asia)
Monkey-man of Delhi[18]Black MonkeyBig black monkeyOld Delhi, India
Orang Mawas[3]Mawas, Orang Dalam, Hantu Jarang GigiPrimateMalaysia
Rock Ape[29][30]BatututPrimateVietnam
Skunk ape[31]Stink Ape, Myakka Ape, Myakka Skunk ApePrimateFlorida, United States
Yeren[32][31]Yiren, Yeh Ren, Chinese WildmanPrimate (possible hominin)China
Yeti[33]Abominable SnowmanLarge and hairy human-like entity, various other descriptionsHimalayas (Asia)
Yowie[34]Large and hairy human-like entity, various other descriptionsAustralia

3. Winged

NameOther namesDescriptionPurported locationDepiction
Jersey Devil[10]Leeds DevilWinged bipedal horseUnited States, mainly the South Jersey Pine Barrens, as well as other parts of New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania
Mothman[35]Winged Man, Bird Man, UFO-Bird, Mason Bird MonsterWinged bipedalMason CountyWest Virginia, United States
Owlman[36]Owlman of MawnanWinged bipedalMawnanCornwall, United Kingdom
Thunderbird[37][38]Giant birdNorth America

I enjoy fascinating discussions about cryptids, but they are not a focal point or priority for me.

If I see one in real life, hopefully, I can snap a photo or eat it. I would eat a Thunderbird.

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