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

Canvey Island Monster

The Canvey Island Monster seen here as a goldfish-like creature on the shore of the sea

The Canvey Island Monster is an unidentified marine species whose carcass washed up on Canvey Island, Essex County, England, in the 1950s. Locals found two carcasses believed to be of the same species lying along the island’s shoreline. The first carcass washed up on the beach in November 1953, while the second appeared in August … Read more


The Cadborosaurus seen in swampy water with its long almost hippo like mouth

Cadborosaurus is a sea monster from North American folklore. It is an alleged marine monster native to the North American Pacific Coast. Multiple alleged sightings have occurred in and around Cadboro Bay, south of Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria, British Columbia. Eyewitnesses described the alleged species as a horse- or camel-headed mega-serpentine creature. The name cadborosaurus … Read more


Chessie's dinosaur-like head seen against the backdrop of a bridge at sunset

Chessie is an alleged marine monster in American folklore. It is supposedly a serpentine cryptid that lives in the Chesapeake Bay and its environs. There have been reports of sightings of Chessie since the mid-1800s. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has since adopted the monster as a mascot for its environmental protection awareness advocacy. … Read more


The Lusca seen underwater as a part shark and part octopus

The Lusca is a marine cryptid from Caribbean folklore. Many cryptozoologists consider the Lusca an octopoid creature with proportions far exceeding those of regular octopuses, such as the giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini). The humongous cryptid supposedly lives in the Caribbean Sea and the blue holes of the Andros archipelago in the Bahamas, where most … Read more


A kraken with huge red tentacles attacked the bow of a fishing boat.

Kraken are legendary, enormous sea monsters supposedly living near Norway, Iceland, and Greenland. However, sailors have been telling tales of the mysterious Kraken all across the globe for centuries. Description Kraken are described as huge sea monsters with many tentacles. Sailors have reported sightings of Kraken for many generations. These legendary sea beasts are alleged … 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


A globster seen as a mass of greyish flesh and hair on a beach.

The term “globster” was coined by biologist and writer Ivan T. Sanderson to describe unidentified masses of organic matter that wash up on land from oceans or lakes. Description Although a significant proportion of globsters are eventually identified as basking sharks or other parts of decaying animal carcasses, a number remain unidentified. These globsters are … Read more


A Gambo seen near a lake. A striped reptilian creature a bit like a crocodile.

Gambo is the name given to a purported sea monster that washed up on the Gambian seashore in 1983. Description Gambo, so the story goes, washed up on a beach in 1983 and has been the subject of speculation ever since. No one knows for sure what it was or what happened to its carcass … Read more

Montauk Monster

The Montauk Monster see here with a pale dinosaur-like head with wide nostrils poking its head just above the waterline.

The Montauk Monster was the carcass of an unidentified creature that washed ashore in July 2008 on the Ditch Plains Beach, a surfing spot near the East Hampton village of Montauk, on the east end of Long Island, New York. The identity of the carcass became the subject of debate and speculation that involved local … Read more