A report that scientists have begun tests on a 300-year-old “mermaid mummy” to identify its origins, has stimulated an interest in the existence of mermaids in Japanese folklore. Tales of mermaids and their more dangerously seductive siren sisters, are firmly… Read More »Is the Japanese Mermaid Mummy Real?
Monsters & Cryptozoology
What is Cryptozoology?
Merriam-Webster defines Cryptozoology as “…the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (such as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence.”
Do these legendary creatures and other monsters exist? Read these stories and judge for yourself.
Loveland, Ohio, about 20 miles northeast of Cincinnati, is known for its beautiful river and scenic trails but what many visitors don’t know is the local urban legend of the Loveland Frogman. While this cryptid may not be as well-known… Read More »Warts: The Story of Loveland Frogman
For millennia, humans have been fascinated with monsters, be they real, imagined, or somewhere in between. The phenomenon of cryptids—animals and creatures purported to exist despite real hard evidence—is a historic and modern example of this monster fascination. If we… Read More »Which Cryptid Would Make the Best Pet?
Fresno, California, is the last place you would expect anything crazy to go on. It’s one of the quietest counties in the country. The Fresno Nightcrawler, also known as the Fresno alien or Fresno nightwalker, is a creature that was… Read More »Fresno Nightcrawler: Real-life Alien or Hoax?
It is a cold night, and the moon is glowing. You laugh and cheer with your friends as you walk down a lonely road under a train trestle. As the gentle breeze glides across your hair, a chill washes over… Read More »Pope Lick Monster the Killer Goatman of Kentucky
The Chupacabra legend took off in the 1990s. During this time, reports of a new grey, scaly, livestock-stealing creature arose. Circulating myths, like recent claims of the Texas Chupacabra “caught on camera,” earned the enigmatic creature its status as a… Read More »The Legend of El Chupacabra: The Story of an Ex-Cryptid
You’ve heard of werewolves in London, but have you heard about werewolves in New Orleans? Many cultures around the globe have variants of the werewolf myth and the south with its heavy French influence is no exception. The loup garou… Read More »Loup Garou: The Cajun Werewolf
The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or literature. You might think this snarling creature is a creation of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, a result of the superstitions surrounding magic and witchcraft.… Read More »The Ancient Origins of Werewolves