Cryptids

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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The Real History of Mermaids

The Real History of Mermaids

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid. Slogans like that one began cropping up on t-shirts, tote bags, and water bottles a few years ago as mermaids experienced a huge spike in popularity. But the history of these half-woman, half-fish creatures dates back …

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Weird Science: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Weird Science: Cloning the Woolly Mammoth

Most of us assumed we’d never see animals that are extinct again. That’s the deal with extinction–once they’re gone, they’re gone. But apparently these scientists saw the Jurassic Park movies and thought, “Hey, that’s a great idea!” The most likely candidate for resurrection through cloning is the woolly mammoth. Read …

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What in the World Is a Florida Skunk Ape?

What in the World Is a Florida Skunk Ape?

When you’re new to the world of cryptozoology, you start with the rock stars–your Bigfoot, your Mothman. But those familiar cryptids are just the tip of the iceberg. Regional legends are just as rich and fascinating as the big-name cryptids. That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on the Florida Skunk …

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Fact or Fiction: The Minnesota Iceman

Fact or Fiction: The Minnesota Iceman

Like many great stories, this one begins with a frozen Neanderthal. Okay, there are only two stories that begin this way: the tale of the Minnesota Iceman and the movie “Encino Man.” But in this case, the true story is even stranger than anything Hollywood could dream up. What Is …

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In Search of Ogopogo, the Canadian Lake Monster

In Search of Ogopogo, the Canadian Lake Monster

If you journey to Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada, you’re sure to encounter a legend. Specifically, you’ll see plenty of merchandise and art dedicated to Ogopogo, or Oggy, the local lake monster. Ogopogo: Canada’s Answer to Nessie Affectionately known as Oggy, Ogopogo has been sighted by visitors since at …

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