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

Kelpies, Each-Uisge, and Water Horses

The kelpie in the form of a huge horse able to run across the ocean. Seen here at night trying to lure a human on to its back.

Scottish and Celtic folklore is rich with stories of various shape-shifting water horses, from the kelpie to the Gaelic each-uisge. They all share some similarities, but there are some differences, though often, these subtleties are lost in translation or get a little mixed up. The tales have been mostly passed down by word of mouth, so … Read more


A merman with long hair and a fish tail is seen leaping under a huge wave.

Mermen are sea spirits and, physically at least, the male equivalent of mermaids. Collectively the two creatures are often called Merfolk. A Merman is said to have a top half that is similar to a male human and a bottom half that is similar to the tail of a fish. The Merman legend dates back … 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


Morgawr pictured under the surface of the water with small slippers and a large mouth

The Morgawr is an alleged sea monster in the folklore of Cornwall, South West England. Morgawr means “sea monster” or “sea giant” in the Cornish language. Cornish lore claims the Morgawr lives in the waters in and around Falmouth Bay off the south coast of Cornwall. Most Morgawr sightings occurred along a stretch of the … Read more


A terrifying werewolf with a man's body and the head of a demonic wolf.

A werewolf is a mythological human with the ability to transform into a wolf-like creature. Werewolves are closely related to the Louisiana Rougarou and the Skin-walkers of the Navajo. Description The physical characteristics of werewolves tend to vary by ethnic group. However, they are generally thought of as big, hairy, humanoid wolves that can walk … Read more

Beast of Bodmin Moor

Beast of Bodmin Moor seen as a black panther on a foggy night with fields and village on the moor in the background

The Beast of Bodmin Moor is an alleged big cat from the folklore of Cornwall and Devon in South West England. The cat is supposedly native to Bodmin Moor in the northeastern part of Cornwall but reported sightings also come from other parts of Cornwall and neighboring Devon. Reports about a big cat in Bodmin … Read more