Mamlambo

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

Popobawa

Popobawa seen with its bat-like wings and head resting on a forest floor

Popobawa is an evil spirit (shetani) in the folklore of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of several islands, including Zanzibar (also known as Unguja) and Pemba Islands. Recurrent episodes of Popobawa mass hysteria in Zanzibar reportedly originated on … Read more

Orang Bati

The Orang Bati seen as a large bat-like creature flying against a dark moon-lit sky

The Orang Bati is a cryptid from the folklore of Indonesia. The cryptid is a ferocious winged monkey- or bat-like creature supposedly native to the forested mountains of Seram (Ceram), the largest island in the Maluku (Moluccas) archipelago of eastern Indonesia, Southeast Asia. Reports have also come from Ambon, another mountainous and forested island, part … Read more

Loveland Frog

The Loveland Frog seen in a gloomy forest, its a humanoid with frog-like features including bulbous yellow eyes

The Loveland Frog is an alleged froglike humanoid native to Ohio. Reports of the cryptid come from Loveland, a city 25 miles northwest of Cincinnati split between three counties: Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren in southwest Ohio. Locals claim the Loveland Frog lives along the marshy banks or inside the Little Miami River. Some describe the … Read more

Goatman

A Goatman seen with a human body but a large goat's head. In a misty forest at night.

Goatman is half-man, half-goat, and has been terrorizing Maryland since the 1950s. The Goatman is believed to have attacked teenage lovers and even beheaded a dog in 1971. This cryptid could be the result of a genetic experiment that went horribly wrong. Description The Goatman legend inhabits, for the most part, Prince George’s County, which … Read more

Pope Lick Monster

The Pope Lick Monster pictured as a human with a goat-like head in a dark forest

The Pope Lick Monster is an alleged human-goat cryptid native to Pope Lick Creek, Louisville, Kentucky. The monster allegedly lurks around the train trestle bridge that passes over the creek in the Fisherville neighborhood. Local lore describes it as a human-goat chimera (or human-sheep chimera). A chimera is a monster composed of different animal parts, … Read more

Grootslang

a serpent-shaped Grootslang opens its mouth in a scene with a waterfall in the background

The Grootslang is a cryptid from South African folklore. Grootslang means “Great Serpent” in the Afrikaans language of South Africa. Afrikaner legend describes the Grootslang as a gigantic primeval snake that lives in a pit or subterranean cave in a remote part of Richtersveld, a desert in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Legends … Read more

Rougarou

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

Jackalope

A jackalope in the forest. It looks like a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope,

The legend of the jackalope, a vicious creature said to be a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, is said to have originated in Persia. In the USA, jackalopes have become associated with Wyoming, and in 2005, the state named it its Official Mythical Creature. Description Jackalopes are thought to be a cross between … Read more

Hodag

The Hodag seen here with green skin and large horns.

The Hodag is a so-called “fearsome critter” said to resemble an ox but with a frog-like head. The fabled beast is unique to the area of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and has been part of local legend for a long time. Description Although the Hodag had been part of Rhinelander’s lore for as long as anyone could … Read more