3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

Every culture around the world has its own creature legends. From Bigfoot to the chupacabra, these cryptids reflect the unique nature of the cultures and environments that they come from. We’ve been guilty of focusing too much of the cryptids of North America. Let’s begin to remedy this now with …

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Very Local Legends: The Loveland Frogman

Very Local Legends: The Loveland Frogman

Local cryptids don’t get as much press coverage as their more famous counterparts, but that doesn’t make these legends any less meaningful to the people who believe in them. These cryptids can become a real source of pride for their communities. We saw that with West Virginia’s (surprisingly buff) Mothman. …

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5 Weirdly Popular Alien Conspiracy Theories

5 Weirdly Popular Alien Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theorists enjoyed a huge victory earlier this year when the Pentagon confirmed that yes, that footage of UFOs we all saw on YouTube is real. But does that mean all our theories are right? Here are some of the weirdest, wildest conspiracies about extraterrestrials that just won’t give up. …

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Where Do Urban Legends Come From?

Where Do Urban Legends Come From?

From Bloody Mary to Slender Man, urban legends are modern-day tales of monsters and mayhem that just won’t die. Young people trade them at slumber parties, summer camps, internet message boards, and college dorm rooms. They inspire Hollywood, too, reinforcing the legends even more. But how do they start? And …

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