mythical beasts and where to find them
Unleash your spirit of discovery and learn more about these creatures and where they were seen last:
- The Loch Ness monster
- The Yeti
- The Chupacabra
- The Montauk Monster
Bigfoot has been spotted so often in the mountains of the United States and Canada, that surely this humanoid hairy ape-like creature is alive, right? So far no concrete evidence has been provided for the existence of this giant species but that hasn’t stopped the fascination with the Sasquatch which has even inspired whole conferences. One such event recently gathered cryptozoologists, scientists, and other experts in the US state of Montana.
Topics for discussion included the famous footage of an alleged Bigfoot shot by Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson in Bluff Creek, California, in 1967. There have also been sightings in other areas of North America, but most of them have occurred on the Pacific coast.
The Loch Ness monster
Bigfoot is not the only creature in the world which is believed to exist without the presence of scientific proof.
The sea monster Nessie is just as well known and is said to have his home in Loch Ness, a Scottish lake near the town of Inverness. It is often described as a kind of sea serpent, 20 metres in length and with a large head like a carnivorous dinosaur. According to experts, the most likely explanation for the mystery of this mythical creature is that it is a Wels Catfish of considerable size.
On the other hand, some others believe Nessie may have emigrated to Alaska where this recent video was captured:
The Yeti could almost be a relative of the Bigfoot because of its sheer size, except the “Abominable Snowman” has previously only surfaced at the other end of the world, namely in the Himalayas.
Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner went in search of the Yeti but in the end, he came to the conclusion that the often discovered huge footprints were probably those of Tibetan bears - or another unknown bear species.
These shots were taken by children from western Siberia allegedly showing a Yeti carrying its offspring through the snow.
Sightings of the Chupacabra have become a recurring phenomenon since 1995 in South and Central America. This animal is said to attack sheep and goats, slitting their throats and sucking them completely bloodless. Reports of the alleged appearances vary but generally describe the Chupacabra as measuring over a metre tall, with spines on its back and alien-like blood-red eyes.
The Montauk Monster
The Montauk Monster first appeared in 2008 when it washed up dead on a beach in the state of New York.
A walker discovered the creature and took a picture but subsequently the carcass seemed to disappear from the face of the earth. Since then, further discoveries of similar beasts have been reported. It’s still unclear what kind of animal it was but a decayed raccoon seems to be the main theory.