10 Monsters That Inspire Dread

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Mysterious creatures of the night – the stuff of nightmares! This list takes a look at ten monsters from history, myth and folklore that ought to scare the pants off us. I have tried to restrict the list to creatures that have not been presented on Listverse before, to keep things interesting. Be sure to tell us your own favorite (or rather, despised) monsters in the comments. Continue reading

Top 10 Bizarre Cryptids

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A cryptid is a creature who may be thought by some people to exist, but is not recognized by the scientific community. Cryptids appear frequently in folklore and mythology but – as you will see – tales of them appear still to this day. One cryptid that is well-known is Bigfoot. After the giant squid was discovered, I became fascinated (and creeped out) by these bizarre creatures. This list is in no particular order. Continue reading

10 Bigfoot-Type Cryptids You May Not Know About

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The whole world has heard of Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman (known to the locals as the Yeti), but how many people know that almost every country has its own version of the ape-man legend? The persistent quality of these legends and their appearance in so many different cultures have some believing they indicate small populations of prehistoric hominids who have somehow survived all this time, or possibly an as-yet-undiscovered ape species. As we shall see, some have even stranger explanations. Continue reading

Michigan Dogman

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In Michigan folklore, the Michigan Dogman allegedly witnessed in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan. The creature is described as a seven-foot tall, blue-eyed, or amber-eyed bipedal canine-like animal with the torso of a man and a fearsome howl that sounds like a human scream. According to legends, the Michigan Dogman appears in a ten-year cycle that falls on years ending in 7. Continue reading