Craylyn Hall

Cryptids are animals that have been claimed to exist but are not proven to exist. The study of cryptids is called Cryptozoology, although it is not considered real science, but it is established in the science of Zoology and Paleontology.

10 Famous Cryptids:

Loch Ness Monster 

The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most well known cryptids.  The Loch Ness Monster, or sometimes  known as Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water.


The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman aka the Yeti was first mentioned in 1832.The Yeti is an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. The first person to mention the Abominable Snowman is  Brian Houghton Hodgson.



Mothman is a West Virginia folklore. The Mothman is a humanoid creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 15, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register, dated November 16, 1966, titled Couples See Man Weird  Bird Creature.



In cryptozoology, the Mokele-mbembe, Lingala for “One who stops the flow of rivers”, is a water-dwelling monster that supposedly lives in the Congo River Basin, sometimes described as a living creature, sometimes as a spirit.



The Chupacabra is a well known cryptid that was first talked about in March 1995. The Chupacabra was first sighted in Puerto Rico. The creature got its name from the fact that it is said to attack and drink the blood of livestock. 


Mongolian Death Worm

The Mongolian Death Worm is somewhere between 2 and 5 feet long. It is a warm blooded creature that looks like a sausage, with noticeable eyes, nose, and mouth. The Mongolian Death Worm can kill from a distance by spewing corrosive yellow saliva and generating an electric discharge. However, the simple act of touching the worm can also lead to instant death.



Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is said to be a large, hairy human-like creature that is said to roam Northwestern United States and Western Canada.Sasquatch is described as a primate ranging from 6 to 15 feet (2 to 4.5 meters) tall, standing erect on two feet, often giving off a foul smell, and either moving silently or emitting a high-pitched cry. 


Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil is a creature that lives in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It is often described as having hooves, a tail of a snake, bat-wings and a head that looks like a horse.This Jersey Devil often glows, and it can breathe fire or poison water with its breath, both classic dragon characteristics



The Kraken is a colossal legendary sea monster said to live near the coasts of Norway and Greenland.Kraken is also one of the largest (if not the largest) cryptids that may have ever existed, and is so far the only thing in the Massive category.



In 2012, a man took a mysterious image he believes is a “being walking through the woods with a lantern”. Despite local variations, goblins have almost universally been described as troublemakers. They are either simply tricksters and mischievous, like immature children, or malevolent, evil-doers dangerous to human beings.