A bigfoot with a huge powerful body crashes through a forest.

Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an ape-like cryptid of which there have been many reported sightings in the United States and Canada, although their existence has been disputed. Description Bigfoot, which has long been part of American folklore, is described as being similar in stature to a human but larger and covered in hair. … Read more


A yeti with its massive hairy white body stand in the high mountains.

A yeti is an ape-like creature said to roam the Himalayas, with its origins in local folklore. It is usually described as being covered in fur and is claimed to stand up to 11 feet tall. Description The word “yeti” translates to “metoh-kangmi”, which means “man-bear snowman.” A number of Himalayan tribes believe the yeti … Read more


A rougarou waist deep in a swamp. It has he body of a hairy man and the head of a wolf.

A rougarou is a werewolf-like creature said to inhabit the swamps, fields, and forests of Cajun French Louisiana. Description The legend of the rougarou is thought to have started in medieval France when werewolves were believed to be real. By the 16th century, people who believed in the rougarou thought it to result from a … Read more


Elwetritsch standing with feathers and arms up in a forest.

The Elwetritsch is a bird- or fowl-like cryptid from German folklore. The creature is supposedly native to the forests of the Palatinate region of southwest Germany. However, the folklore occurs in various locales spread over a wide area of southern Germany. The Elwetritsch is only one of several mythical birds from German folklore. Other regions … Read more

Ivory-billed woodpecker

The Ivory-billed woodpecker seen with its red crest and black and white plumage.

The Ivory-billed woodpecker, Campephilus principalis, is officially classified as critically endangered or possibly extinct and generates a great deal of research and debate as to whether or not it still exists. Description The Ivory-billed woodpecker was the largest woodpecker to reside in the USA and, indeed, was one of the world’s largest of the species. … Read more


The Mokele-mbembe is a semi-aquatic creature seen here looking a little like a herbivore dinosaur in a swamp.

Described as a semi-aquatic creature, the Mokele-mbembe (the name translates to “one who stops the flow of rivers”) is said to inhabit the Congo River Basin. Description Scientists and explorers have been hunting beasts in Congo – without success – for centuries. The legend of the Mokele-mbembe, however, is somewhat more recent. In 1909, a … Read more


A Manananggal pictured flying with its large wings and humanoid body. Behind the sky is lit by a large moon.

Not to be confused with the Aswang, the Manananggal is a mythical vampiric creature that can separate its upper body from its lower body. Description Believed to have originated in the Philippines, the creature is said to take female form during the day and transform into a hideous killer at night, with huge, leathery, bat-like wings … Read more


The Owlman seen with his humanoid body and owl head and wings, here prowling a graveyard.

The Owlman is, as you would expect, a hybrid of man and owl and is said to frequent Cornwall, England. There have been sporadic sightings of a hybrid bird/man creature in a secluded woodland and a nearby churchyard starting from 1926 up until the most recent sighting in 2019. Some researchers believe he was created … Read more


The scary mothman with large dark wings and glowing red eyes flying along a highway.

Mothman is a legendary creature that appears as a giant flying bird-like monster with humanoid features. The creature is alleged to have terrorized West Virginia between 1966 and 1967, where a spate of sightings led to the creation of a local legend centered around the small town of Point Plesant. Mothman continues to surface occasionally … Read more


The serpentine Ogopogo seen on the lake under a moody dark sky, its reflection dark on the still water.

Ogopogo is a legendary lake monster said to inhabit the waters of Okanagan Lake in Canada. The legend originated among the First Nation community, who were part of the Okanagan/Syilx Nation Alliance and lived in the area for 12,000 years. When European fur traders began arriving in the Okanagan Valley in 1809, stories of a … Read more