Cryptids

The Real Chupacabra Revealed

The Real Chupacabra Revealed

Chupacabra–literally “goat-sucker”–is a cryptid that hails from Latin America. From Puerto Rico to Mexico, the beast is said to attack livestock and drain the blood from the carcasses of goats and other farm animals. The legend emerged in the 1990s in Puerto Rico. A trail of dead animals, intact but …

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New Photo Appears to Show Loch Ness Monster

New Photo Appears to Show Loch Ness Monster

First the Pentagon essentially confirmed that UFOs exist. Now we have our clearest picture ever of the Loch Ness Monster. 2020 has been a heck of a ride–and it’s only halfway done. We’ve written a lot about lake monsters on Lurking Beyond. There’s something so iconic about these legends, which …

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Real-Life Vampires? Historical Evidence of Blood-Sucking Fiends

Real-Life Vampires? Historical Evidence of Blood-Sucking Fiends

Let’s talk about vampires, shall we? From Dracula to Edward Cullen, we’ve been fascinated by these immortal blood-drinkers for centuries. But is there a historical basis in the enduring legend of vampires? Vlad the Impaler Although vampire mythos spans the globe, most of us think “Dracula” when we’re asked to …

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Mothman Is the Hero West Virginians Need Right Now

Mothman Is the Hero West Virginians Need Right Now

For decades, the legend of the Mothman has flourished in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Now some residents want to replace controversial statues of historical figures with their favorite winged cryptid. The Legend of Mothman In 1966, people in West Virginia began seeing a man-like figure with wings. A group of …

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Dive Deep into the Bermuda Triangle

Dive Deep into the Bermuda Triangle

Prepare yourself for a trip to one of the most mysterious places on the planet. The Bermuda Triangle–the area of the Atlantic Ocean between South Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico–is said to be the doom of both ships and airplanes. But how much of the legend is true? And is …

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We Need to Talk About Bigfoot

We Need to Talk About Bigfoot

Is Bigfoot a sellout? The most famous cryptid in the world is so famous that you can see him everywhere. Specifically, you can see him on T-shirts, bumper stickers, garden art, tattoos, water bottles, baby onesies… At what point does a cryptid like the Sasquatch become a cheap marketing ploy? …

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9 Movies and TV Shows Cryptid Fans Should Watch

9 Movies and TV Shows Cryptid Fans Should Watch

If you’re looking for something to watch, why not check out one of these fantastic movies and TV shows featuring cryptids? We solemnly swear you’ll love at least one entry on this list. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Newt Scamander is, in essence, a cryptid hunter. The best …

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Meet Champ, Vermont’s Very Own Lake Monster

Meet Champ, Vermont’s Very Own Lake Monster

Forget Nessie–today, we’re talking about Champ. Perhaps the best-known lake-dwelling cryptid in America, Champ (or Champy) is said to live in Lake Champlain in northwestern Vermont. Like the famous monster of Loch Ness, Champ is usually described as a plesiosaur-like creature with a long neck. However, some experts believe he …

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Prince Charles–Monster Hunter?

Prince Charles–Monster Hunter?

Nessie isn’t the only lake monster rumored to be lurking in Scotland. About 70 miles from Loch Ness, local legends claim that a creature called Morag dwells in Loch Morar. Some accounts even suggest the lake hides two or more monsters. Loch Morar might not be the biggest lake in …

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Human-Sized Rat Fossils Found in South America

Human-Sized Rat Fossils Found in South America

We’re always on the lookout for cryptid sightings. From the skunk apes of Florida to the mothmen of Chicago, we’re on the case. Today, we’re looking at the human-sized rat fossils that were discovered on a dig in South America. What were these creatures–and why were they so monstrously huge? …

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