Creatures

Colorado Bigfoot – hundreds of sasquatch sightings draw attention to elusive creature hiding in Colorado’s remote mountains

// January 23rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Land Based

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Encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains, Colorado’s remote wilderness areas remain largely uninhabited – except for the many hikers and backpackers who traverse the area. Perfect habitat for Bigfoot and in fact, during the past 50 years, there have been hundreds of documented Bigfoot sightings in the wilderness areas of Colorado.

Strange four-legged humanoid-like creature caught on CCTV crossing UK highway

// October 11th, 2013 // 2 Comments » // Land Based

Still-frame from CCTV Highway video of four-legged humanoid creature crossing UK highway

In 2007, highway surveillance video from the United Kingdom captured what appears to be a strange humanoid-like creature sprinting across a four-lane highway. At full-speed, the video appears to be of an animal crossing the highway at a pretty fast clip but still-frames from the video call that identification into question. Still frame photos show what appears to be a human head, body, and legs on a bizarre humanoid running on all fours.

Dafara Creature lives in pool at bottom of African canyon and feeds on raw flesh

// January 26th, 2013 // No Comments » // Water Based

Rare photograph of the area and pond where the Dafara Creature lives

In Dafara, a dry, flat, featureless land located near the African city of Bobo Dioulasso in the West African savanna of Burkina Faso, you will find a strange crevice, seemingly out of place, accessible by a single trail leading into dense foliage. If you follow the trail into the dark fissure you will find that at its end lies a 100 meter diameter hole, wedged between two cliffs, that is filled with murky, putrid water. It is strange to find a pool of water in this area, particularly given that the nearest river is over 50 miles away, but even stranger is the man-eating creature that is reported to live within its watery depths.

The Beast of Gevaudan Terrorizes France

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

From 1764 to 1767, a strange beast terrorized the province of Gevaudan. Located in the modern day district of Lozere, deep within the Margeride Mountains in south-central France, the creature was a wolf-like animal that devoured the local citizens. During the period there were 210 attacks resulting in 113 deaths. Almost all of the victims were partially eaten. What the beast was has never been determined.

The Canvey Island Monster

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Water Based

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In August of 1954, a man stumbled upon a strange, lifeless creature covered in seaweed on the shores of Canvey Island, Great Britain. After carefully examining the animal, he was certain it was unlike any creature he had ever seen. It appeared to be a marine animal but strangely exhibited some land-bearing animal characteristics – it had feet and legs!

The Lochness Monster

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Water Based

Mackenzie spotted what looked to him like a overturned boat ‘wriggling and churning up the water.’ Eight years later two separate groups of people reported a sighting and described what the modern day world envisions ‘Nessie’ looks like – a large gray beast with a small horse-like head at the end of a large neck, large flippers, and two humps on its back.

Werewolves

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

The term “Lycanthropy” refers to the ability of a human being to undergo transformation into an animal – typically a wolf. The term may also refer medically to a mental illness condition in which a patient believes he or she possesses lycanthropic abilities – again, most often a wolf. In 1975, Surawicz and Banta published two modern cases of lycanthropy (not to be confused with theriomorph or “shape shifting”) and again, both cases involved men who believed they could turn into wolves. Lycanthropy is a fairly new concept but the history of werewolfism goes much further back…

Chupacabra

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

Chupacabra, Spanish for “goat sucker”, gained its name from the many reports of the creature sucking the blood from farm goats, sheep, dogs, and other small animals. Witnesses have described Chupacabra as an evasive creature three to four feet tall, eerie glowing red eyes, quills or spines along its back, no tail, and long sharp fangs.

The Yeti (aka Abominable Snowman) creature

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

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Reports of a large, human like creature in the Himalayas have been found as far back as 1832. In that year, B.H. Hodgson wrote in The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal of a human-like biped that walked erect and was covered in dark hair. He stated that the local people, called Sherpas, told him it was a demon…

The Devil’s Footprints

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

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Although documentation is sketchy, we do know that something extremely strange occurred in Topsham England on 02/07/1855. Townspeople were shocked when they awoke to find unexplained footprints covering their yards, gardens, streets, and even roofs of their homes.

Big Foot

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

Bigfoot is without a doubt the most recognized animal mystery in North America. Most Bigfoot sightings occur within the Northwestern United States although the early 1970’s produced some reports out of the Arkansas area.

Vampires – Real or Legend?

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

Vampires (or Vampyres) are beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally blood) of living creatures. The earliest appearance of the word in English occurred in 1734 in a book titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen. The word appeared in German literature as early as 1718 where officials noted the local practice of exhuming bodies and “killing vampires”. In other cultures the word has appeared as early as 1047 AD in a manuscript of the Book of Psalms where a priest writes about a man whose name meant “wicked vampire”. Vampires and vampirism has been documented for at least the past 1,000 years. Precursors to vampires have been mentioned in historical texts even earlier.

The Almas Wild Men of Mongolia

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Land Based

The Almas, Mongolian for “wild man,” is a purported half-man, half animal creature that lives in the Altai Mountains in southern Mongolia and the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains in central Asia. Typically described as human like animals between five and six and a half feet tall, bodies covered in reddish-brown hair, and human like facial appearances and human like hands. Scientists note that descriptions are remarkable similar to descriptions of Neanderthals.