Cryptids are animals that cryptozoologists believe may exist somewhere in the wild, but are not believed to exist by mainstream science. Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience, which primarily looks at anecdotal stories, and other claims rejected by the scientific community.
Bigfoot: Also known as a Sasquatch, usually sighted in the United States and Canada. Perhaps the most famous cryptid in the world, research into this creature was kickstarted by the “Patterson-Gimlin Film”, a film supposedly showing the creature which has yet to be debunked as a suit due to its gait and realism it would need to mimic a real animal – this technology was not available in 1967.
British Big Cat: These are described as Panther or Puma cats according to witness reports. These have been sighted around Great Britain and reported sightings mainly around the South Downs of England. The most famous of which is the Beast of Bodmin Moore.
Chupacabra: Spotted around Puerto Rico, South and Central America and Southern North America. These are vampire type creatures that are supposedly known to suck the blood of goats.
Lake Monster: These are a lake-dwelling entities in folklore. The most famous example is the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie supposedly lives in Loch Ness, containing 7.5 cubic Km of fresh water, in the Scottish Highlands. Not that too far away in Loch Mora, a loch with a depth of 310m, Morag is supposed to live. In fact, there are reports of Lake monsters all over the world, from the American Chessie to the Swedish Storsjoodjutet.
Skin-Walker: In Navajo culture, a skin-walker is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal. The term is never used for healers.
Yeti: Also known as the Abominable Snowman is a large monstrous creature, a large hairy human like Ape. Sightings in the Himalayas, Asia.
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