Creepy Cryptids: Kinderhook Blob

          We’re back again this month with a cryptid! This one brings us to upstate New York, where a strange, blobby creature has been spotted throughout the decades. So - what is the Kinderhook Blob, and why does it not have as much of a cult following as other cryptids? Let’s explore. The Encounters           In 1962, …

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Creepy Cryptids: Thunderbirds

          This month’s cryptid is going a bit off of our established path - rather than a creepy monster-thing a few people witnessed, this creature is prominently featured across Native American mythology - from Alaska, to Pennsylvania, to Texas, to Washington. So - what is the elusive Thunderbird? Did it once exist, and does it still? …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Dark Watchers

          This month’s cryptid is kind of a jack of all trades. Is it a cryptid? A ghost? Just an urban legend? Who knows! So let’s call it a cryptid for now. For hundreds of years, shadowy people have been seen in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Big Sur, CA. These figures are often seen as …

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Creepy Cryptids: Kushtaka

            This month’s cryptid brings us up to the coasts of Alaska. There lurks Bigfoot’s semi-aquatic cousin, known as the Kushtaka (or Kooshdakhaa) - which translates from the Tlingit language to mean “land otter man.” These creatures are prominent features in indigenous folklore along the coast of Alaska - the Tlingit People, Ts’msyen People, and the …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Van Meter Visitor

           Today we’re going to cover a very strange cryptid that comes to us from Van Meter, Iowa. It was only sighted in October 1903, and has never been seen again. This cryptid goes far beyond other cryptids covered before in many ways - it was seen by several people for extended periods of time, and …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Mongolian Death Worm

          This month’s cryptid is a historical one - writings of it date back to the 1920s, and though it lives on in infamy to today, I don’t think it’s one of the more well-known cryptids out there. Today we’ll be examining the origins and various run-ins with the so-called Mongolian Death Worm. Let’s explore. Origins …

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Creepy Cryptids: Boo Hags

            Today, let’s take a look at a cryptid from Gullah culture. Before we dive in, I want to first give you all an overview of the Gullah people, as I am continuing my efforts to elevate Black voices and culture. The Gullah People           The Gullah People are a cultural group made up of Black Americans …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Bridgewater Triangle Part III

          So now that we have looked at haunting and UFO sightings in the Bridgewater Triangle, let’s stay in this spooky vein and take a look at all the wonderful cryptids reported in the area. We won’t be able to cover everything, so consider this a Greatest Hits of the Bridgewater Triangle Cryptids. Giant Cats I …

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Creepy Cryptids: The Michigan Dogman

          Growing up in Michigan has afforded me a lot of connection to nature - the beaches and their lakes, rivers, sand dunes, and incredibly expansive forests. The forests, however, have historically given me the creeps. Any time I’ve ever spent in forests - hiking, camping, even walking in my backyard - has normally ended with …

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