Alien big cats

Aka: ABCs, Phantom cats, The Beast of Bodmin Moor. Alien Big Cats (ABCs), are large felines, such as jaguars or cougars, which have been purported to appear in regions outside their indigenous range  The word "alien" here is meant to denote large felines that are "out of place," rather than "extraterrestrial" Description Descriptions of the … Read more

The Thylacine

Aka: Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf Description  The creature is half wolf and half tiger, with a head like a large dog’s, hindquarters like a hyena’s, and tiger stripes covering only the rear half of its body ending with a long, rigid tail. The mature Thylacine ranged from 100 to 130 cm (39 to 51 … Read more

The mokele-mbeme

Aka : N’yamala, GuanĂ©rou, Diba Description In 1913, a German expedition in Congo heard from pygmies about an animal they called mokele-mbeme, which means "one who stops the flow of rivers" in the Lingala language. They said this beast was about the size of an elephant or hippopotamus, with a long, flexible neck and a … Read more

The Merman

This merman was reputedly found tangled up in a Japanese fishing net some thirty years ago. It was not breathing and exhibited no signs of life. It took up temporary residence in a Japanese bar where it attracted the local clientele until it was sold to a German businessman who donated it to a museum … Read more

The Mermaid

Description Mermen or Mermaids depending upon their gender. They have the lower bodies of fish and the upper bodies and heads of humans. Sightings In the twelfth century it was reported that a merman was caught by fishermen off the east coast near Suffolk, England (UK). He seemed unable to speak when released from the … Read more

The Mongolian Death Worm

The Mongolian Death Worm is a cryptid purported to exist in the Gobi Desert. Aka : Allghoi khorkhoi means “intestine worm”, also known as the Mongolian death worm. Description A fat, bright red snakelike animal measuring 0.6 to 1.5 meters (2 to 5 feet) in length, which is vividly likened to a cow’s intestine. Czech … Read more

The Jersey Devil

Aka: the Leeds Devil   Description There are over thirty different descriptions of the Devil ranging from a feathered animal with the head of a ram to a flying lion to a green upright monster. The Jersey Devil is blamed for all unexplained animal deaths in the Jersey Pine Barrens and surrounding areas, mysterious footprints, … Read more

The Tasman Sea Monster

On April 25, 1977, a fishing vessel named the Zuiyo-maru of the Taiyo Fishery Company Ltd. was trawling for mackerel about 30 miles east of Christchurch, New Zealand, when a large animal carcass became entangled in its nets at a depth of 275 m (900 ft). As the massive creature, weighing about 4000 pounds, was … Read more