Nahuelito under the water. Large dragon like creature green with amber eyes

Nahuelito is a serpentine monster supposedly native to Nahuel Huapi Lake, near Bariloche city, in the Province of Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina. Nahuelito is named after the lake it supposedly inhabits. The legend of Nahuelito reportedly originated among aboriginal tribes, such as the Mapuche. The Mapuche told the first European settlers stories about a monster … Read more


Kongamato with reddish wings and reptilian body.

The Kongamato is a flying reptilian cryptid allegedly native to the remote, dense, swampy forests and wetlands of East, Central, and parts of South Africa. According to folklore, the Kongamato lives in caves in the Mutanda River, Jiwundu swamps, and the Mwinilunga District of northwestern Zambia. It is also allegedly found in the Bangweulu Wetlands … Read more


Inkanyamba in a river near a waterfall. With green skin, red frills on its back and a yellow mouth.

The Inkanyamba is a mythical serpentine or eel-like cryptid from Zulu and Xhosa folklore. The Zulu and Xhosa believe Inkanyamba is a supernatural aquatic creature that lives in turbulent waters at the base of waterfalls. It also lives in lakes and rivers. The waterfall most commonly associated with the creature is Howick Falls near Pietermaritzburg … Read more

Hoop Snake

Stylised image of hoop snake in a forest

The Hoop Snake is a cryptid serpent from folkloric traditions across the U.S. and Canada. The Hoop Snake also appears in the ancient traditions of cultures from other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. A cosmic serpent that forms a hoop by biting or holding its tail in its mouth occurred … Read more

Black Shuck

Large black demon like dog in a graveyard at night

The Black Shuck is a cryptid from English folklore. English lore describes the Black Shuck as a large, shaggy, fierce-looking black dog with glowing eyes. Some accounts portray it as a flesh-and-blood hound. Others suggest it is a ghostly apparition skulking in the dark at graveyards, churchyards, and other lonely or deserted places. The mythical … Read more


Mamlambo under the sea a mermaid type creature with a woman's upper body and a fish tail.

Mamlambo is a mythical shape-shifting water spirit or river goddess in Xhosa and Zulu (South African) mythology. It may manifest as a freshwater reptile-fish monster or a mermaid (woman-fish chimera). According to folklore, Mamlabo lives in the Mzintlava River (Umzimvubu River) near Mount Ayliff township (eMaxesibeni) in the Eastern Cape Province. Description Mamlambo as a … Read more


A Megalania lizard seen stalking a large flightless bird in an arid environment

Megalania (Varanus priscus, formerly Megalania Prisca) was a giant monitor lizard that lived on the Australian continent. Fossil records suggest the species went extinct about 40,000-50,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch (c. 2.6 million-11,700 years). Based on current estimates of an average body length of 18-23 feet and weight of 580-2,000kg (1,280-4,400lbs), paleobiologists consider Megalania … Read more


A Yeren as a large hairy ape, white in colour against a snowy backdrop.

The Yeren is a bipedal humanoid from the folklore of China. Chinese folklore says the Yeren lives in the remote forested mountains of the Shennongjia Forestry District, northwestern Hubei province, central China. Shennongjia includes more than 3,200 square kilometers of montane forest at an elevation of about 6, 560-6, 900 feet (2,000-2,100 meters). Yeren reportedly … Read more


A Kaijin appears as a human with strange skin and appearance against a background of cherry blossom and mountains

Kaijin is a word in the Japanese language that means a strange, mysterious, legendary, or mythical humanoid (human-like) creature. Kaijins are human-like beings considered strange or mysterious because they have unusual, fantastical, or supernatural characteristics, abilities, or powers that make them different from regular humans. The popular terms in modern-day English language usage that closely … Read more


The Cherufe as a looming and giant lava humanoid creature.

The Cherufe is an evil demonic entity in Chilean folklore. The demon lives in the volcanoes of Chile. The legend of the Cherufe originated among the native Araucanian tribes who live in the valleys and basins of south-central Chile between the Biobío River in the north and the Toltén River in the south. The Araucnian … Read more