April 22, 2012
I love the unknown, things that make you think, strange phenomenas, mysteries, mysterious creatures… and the likes.
There is a category of animals known as cryptids, or “hidden” animals whose existence have been suggested but unrecognized by science. A creature falls under the category of “cryptid” only if it meets certain criteria’s, such as: it must be big, weird, dangerous (or significant to humans in some way), and controversial.
Below is a list of ten “horrifying” cryptids… some have been caught on camera, while some are based on personal encounters. But how do we know which one really is “real”? What is our basis for saying whether something is real or not?? Do take a look and let me know what you think… let your imagination run wild…I thought this is interesting.
I am not trying to encourage anyone but I thougth it’s interesting to share. Which one would frighten you the most.
Ten Horrifying Creatures
[Extracted from The Listicles, http://www.thelisticles.com/science-and-nature/terrifying-creatures/]
What is the most horrifying creature that you ever heard of? I have heard many stories of different mysterious creatures walking this very planet. These creatures are nothing a normal human mind could possibly accept and they naturally generate fear amongst us. We have seen many horrifying and scary looking creatures in different movies and we have read about them in different books. But the question is, do these creatures actually exist? Are there species of things unknown that walk the planet with us? There are stories that originate from ancient times and they have made it so far and this article is exactly about those stories and different sightings in various parts of the world. It’s an interesting read.
10. DOVER DEMON or The Rake
This creature was sighted twice in the town of Dover, Massachusetts between on the 20th and 22nd April in the year 1977. It is not certain whether ‘it’ is a creature or an alien. There are people who suggest this demon does not belong to this planet. It is reported to have had a large watermelon-like head, bright orange eyes, long and thin arms, hairless body and tan sandpaper-like skin. It is said that this demon had no nose, no eyes and no mouth and that it was three feet tall. It is not associated with any human killing yet.
9. JERSEY DEVIL
You can guess by the name where this creature can be found. Its story dates back to the 1800s. It is said that the creature can fly and has hooves. It has wings like that of a bat with a horse-like head. This monster is reported to have killed many farm animals including cows, goats and pigs. Jersey Devil has been reported by a lot of people living in New Jersey.
8. FLATWOODS MONSTER
The Flatwoods monster was first sighted in the vicinity of a large UFO that was spotted in the town of Flatwoods, Braxton County, West Virginia. The story dates back to 1952. The creature is reported to be massive (10 feet tall), glowing-red face, green body, and heart-shaped head. It is reported to be covered in some sort of dark clothing. At some instances it has been reported to have no arms, and others report it having short arms.
The first Owlman reports started coming in 1976. This creature was spotted flying over Mawnan Church. Till 1978, Owlman was only reported to be seen around this church. It looks like an owl, is the size of a man, has pointed ears, red eyes and has black claws. There have been UFO sightings in the same area slightly after the sighting of Owlman. So, it is possible that the ‘Owlman’ is some kind of a messenger or a scout but who’s to say it even exists.
6. LIZARD MAN OF SCAPE ORE SWAMP
It is said that this particular creature dwells in the swamps of Lee County, South Carolina. It was first sighted in 1988 on the 29th June. It is said that the creature is seven feet and two inches tall with a strong build, green skin and red eyes. According to reports this ‘lizard man’ has three toes on each foot. The creature is said to rip into different passing-by cars and kill the victims. No reports of it eating humans have yet been made to our knowledge.
People who grew up in Australasia will probably be familiar with this particular creature. It is said to lurk in swamps. It has a dog-like face, dark fur, horse-like tail and walrus-like horns. Following is newspaper cutting:
“The Bunyip, then, is represented as uniting the characteristics of a bird and of an alligator. It has a head resembling an emu, with a long bill, at the extremity of which is a transverse projection on each side, with serrated edges like the bone of the stingray. Its body and legs partake of the nature of the alligator. The hind legs are remarkably thick and strong, and the fore legs are much longer, but still of great strength. The extremities are furnished with long claws, but the blacks say its usual method of killing its prey is by hugging it to death. When in the water it swims like a frog, and when on shore it walks on its hind legs with its head erect, in which position it measures twelve or thirteen feet in height.”
This creature originates from Philippines. It is said that the sigbin would come out at night to attack its victims and suck out their blood. It is also said that the creature walks backwards with its head between its hind legs (scary picture). The head resembles a hornless goat but it has large ears. It is also reported that this creature releases a bad oder. It has a long tail and grasshopper-like legs. I would definitely like to see one of these.
3. CANVEY ISLAND MONSTER
This is the monster whose carcass was seen on the shores of Canvey Island in England. The story dates back to 1954. Another carcass was discovered in 1955. It was described to be around 76 cm long with reddish-brown skin and bulging eyes. It is said that the creature had horse-shoe shaped feet with five toes and it had no ‘arms’. It is said that this creature was not dangerous to humans. The second specimen was almost the same except that it was 120 cm long.
2. POPE LICK MONSTER
This is another mix of goat and a human with a terribly deformed body. This creature has goat legs covered in fur, alabaster skin face, wide eyes and aquiline nose. It has horns and long greasy hair. There have been a large amount of sightings that match this description and various different reports of how it claims its victims. It is said that this creature uses hypnosis or voice-mimicry to lure the victims into its traps. Others just say that this monster jumps on the roofs of passing cars. It has a funny name though, don’t you think?
This particular creature is mix of human and a goat. It is horned and hoofed. One look at this and you can very well relate it to Greek mythology but there are people who claim that it is more than just a mere myth, that it’s actually living and breathing creature. The first sighting of this monster was reported in 1957 in areas of Forestville and Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s county. Its sightings were reported in the year 1962 as well. It is reported that this ‘goatman’ would cut up its victims with a giant axe and would make ghastly sounds while doing it.
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