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


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 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


A megalodon seen feeding in the ocean with its huge mouth open.

The megalodon was a giant shark species that lived 2.6 to 23 million years ago, inhabiting the warm oceans of the world. However, there have also been purported sightings in more recent times. Description The megalodon is generally thought to have been between 12 and 21 meters long (40 to 70 feet), making it the … 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


The Trunko as a gigantic sea creature with pale skin and long snout.

Trunko is a sea monster that was reported in South Africa in 1924. This massive 50-foot-long creature was reportedly seen fighting with two whales off the coast of Margate, South Africa. Description The descriptions of Trunko create a vivid image of an extraordinary creature. One witness, Hugh Ballance, said the creature looked like a giant … Read more


The Akkorokamui seen here as a pale woman with tentacles standing in a raging sea

The Akkorokamui is a sea monster from Ainu folklore. The Ainu regard it as a water spirit or deity. The Ainu are an ethnic group native to the northern islands of the Japanese archipelago, including the island of Hokkaido. The Akkorokamui allegedly lives in Uchiura Bay (Funka Bay), southeast of the island of Hokkaido. However, … Read more