I love a good mystery, but perhaps the most mysterious kind of mystery are mysterious animals. Living dinosaurs, giant cats and flying owl men are just some of the more interesting things people have apparently seen and which may exist…
- The Loch Ness Monster
Probably the most famous cryptid (creature not confirmed by science), the Loch Ness Monster has been reported to exist since the 6th century. The famous Surgeon’s photo (above) was proof of its existence, but has since been identified as a fake. The most common theory to the monster’s existence is a plesiosaurus, which brings me to my next point…
A living dinosaur in the Congo rainforest? Perfect! Described as a spirit which lives in the Congo swamps, many expeditions have been made to find this mysterious creature. If this and the Loch Ness monster is real, we are one T Rex away from Jurassic Park! YES! But sadly, no evidence has been found to support the existence of the Mokele-mbembe =(
- Mongolian Death Worm
A giant worm allegedly living in Mongolia, the death worm has been described by locals as a giant red worm which spits acid. If these actually exist, then the world is in trouble, but luckily no evidence has been given to support the idea of giant worms in Mongolia, as awesome as it would be.
I’ve combined these two as I can’t tell the difference between them. Giant apes have the most amount of photographic evidence that they could exist, including a film where ‘Bigfoot’ walked across a forest. However, most of these are probably practical jokes-or are they?
One of the more obscure cryptids, the mothman was first seen in Virginia in the 60’s. Since then, the mothman has sparked huge debate as to wether it’s an alien, a hoax or a huge moth. To me, the mothman is the coolest cryptid because of its surreal appearance. Maybe Doctor Who could use the mothman for Series 8. That would be awesome!
So what other cryptids and mysterious animals are there? Are there some really obscure ones I don’t know?