Yeren

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

Marozi

The marozi seen in closeup on the savanna. WIth yellow fire spotted with black.

The marozi, or spotted lion, is an alleged variety of lions native to the Aberdare mountain (Kikuyu language: Nyandarua) range of west-central Kenya, north of Nairobi. The region, with an average elevation of 11,500 feet (3500 meters), is an example of a mountain ecosystem. Reports of marozi-like felids also come from the Mau escarpment in … Read more

Maero

a blue-skinned Maero overlooks a mountain range

The Maero (Maeroero or Mairoero) are a race of forest beings or wild men from the folklore of the Maori of New Zealand. The Maori describe the Maero as a humanoid race native to the mountainous forests of the Tararua Ranges on the North Island of New Zealand. They also lived in the Fiordland National … Read more

Orang Pendek

The Orang Pendek seen here peering through some undergrowth with its ape-like face and long orange hair.

The Orang Pendek (also known as Sedapa) is a cryptid believed to be an ape or primate native to the remote mountainous forests of the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It is allegedly bipedal (walks on two legs) and stands 2.5-5 feet tall. However, some accounts claim individuals may be over 5 feet tall. The … Read more

Wampus Cat

The wampus cat is a tan colored big cat seen here prowling in a forest clearing

The wampus cat is a cryptid that features in the folklore of rural Appalachia, including East Tennessee. Descriptions of the beast vary between localities and the narrator. Some accounts portray it simply as a cat-like creature. Others describe it as a fearsome, scary, ghoulish, or fiendish beast that prowls in the dark, making blood-curdling howls, … Read more

Bigfoot

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

Yeti

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

Menehune

A Menehune seen standing in the jungle, small in size with a large head.

The Menehune are a race of dwarfs in Hawaiian folklore. Hawaiian traditions refer to them as small- or short-statured people in remote mountainous forests. They live in isolation because they prefer to keep out of sight and avoid contact with other people. According to folklore, they lived on the islands for centuries before modern-day Hawaiians … Read more

Snallygaster

The part-bird and part-reptile Snallygaster pictured on the ground with grey wings and a red underbelly.

The snallygaster is a mythical cryptid that features prominently in American folklore. It is a fantastical dragon-like creature usually represented as a cross between a reptile and a bird. Legend says it lives in caves in the South Mountains that form the northern part of the Blue Ridge range in Maryland. The earliest claimed sightings … Read more

Onza

The Onza sitting overlooking a mountainous landscape colored by a red sun. It is a large cat.

The Onza is a purported big cat, similar in size and characteristics to a small cougar, which is said to live in the mountains of the Sinaloa region in north-western Mexico. The Onza is thought to originate back to the Aztec era when legends suggest they were kept as pets by the elite. Description Cryptozoologists … Read more