Did the ancient europeans hunt out to extincion all and any cryptids in europe ? In americas we to this day hear reports of skinwalkers, bigfoots, dogmen, mothmen, chupakabras. Is there anything like it in europe ?
i believe there isn't but i hope i'm just missinformed and ignorant.
I guess it takes the shape of more so incorporeal beings here. Ghosts, shadow beings, that kind of stuff.
And of course there's the out-of-place animals, at least yearly reports of mysterious giant black dogs and cats and shit that could be considered cryptids
the popular cryptids are mostly tied to tourism, no?
Most of Europe has actual historical content to bring out the tourists, so they don't have to rely on that gimmicky shit (Loch Ness being the outlier)
>dont be an idiot. till the 20th century a mountain gorilla was a cryptid.
and as technology progressed and ecological methods improved they essentially became impossible to miss.
You don't have an species of animal 500kg+ that leaves absolutely no ecological footprint.
That's just culturaal misappropriation you dumbshit. Skinwalkers were a type of wizard from some tribe, whose other magic schools include blood and fetish. Skinwalkers were tribesmen, this is why "HURR USE HIS TRUE NAME" is listed as an anti-skinwalker weapon, because it's a person in your tribe, whose name you know, and whose status as a black magic user is also known. This makes no sense with "a white people stealing injun's property again" barking smelly chameleon deer man. White ash is also an honored tree for said tribe, hence why it would be used to make skinwalker stop acting a fool.
But then, for you to know that, it would require you to fucking read a book or google once in while instead of sitting around gaining knowledge from creepypasta.
>/x/ believes the world is flat
>/x/ believes the world is convex
>/x/ believes that camera glitches are evidence of Mayan death rays
>/x/ believes that a man's psychic journey to the invisible crystal pyramids under the ocean are proof of aliens in the Bermuda triangle
Fuck it, who am I kidding.
Yes, skinwalkers as /x/ has it are indeed from native american stories. Authentic as fuck.
See now, there aren't any actual wild "big cats" in europe. Not for a couple millenia, when the ancient greeks hunted the last european lions to extinction.
Which makes the eurasian lynx the largest cat in europe.
>Europe has culturally grown out of making up fairytales
>we can bring a bunch of almost preindustrial skill-less, intensely sexist and racist foreigners home and they will instantly accept our customs and be able to preform high value technical jobs
No. Europe still pays respect to the old gods, mostly without realizing it, in local festivals and such. European countries can trace their history to the Roman empire, which worshipped the beings now called cryptids. So they are for the most part appeased by the occasional goat thrown down a hill by rural people in the summer solstice.
Meanwhile, in America, the genocide of native americans all but eliminated all knowledge of how to appease their gods, that's why there are more reports of their attacks.
are all the cryptids Gods?
What is the jackalope the god of
There are creatures similar to the Jackalope in a ton of different mythologies, so it's hard to say what exactly. Rabbits infected bya certain kind of papilomavirus look horned, so they might be unrelated to the other cryptids and really just be a misinterpretation of what people saw. Or maybe pagan priests, witches and the like intentionally infected animals as part of the process to make them familiars and they became associated with the supernatural that way.
The Roman pantheon had both thought beasts/tulpas and cryptids as part of it, generally the cthhonian creatures and animal like gods were cryptids and the higher gods of abstract concepts were thought beasts.
The spread of christianity dramatically weakened, if not outright killed, most of the thought deities. Most of what's out there these days is cryptids.
There is so much completely empty wilderness in north America. It's very easy to imagine cryptids existing here without being discovered, and Indians having no real records beyond vague ancestral stories.
Ever heard of a little thing, no biggie honestly, just this small event some people know about called the Holocaust?
Europe had a lot of cryptids, but most of them have been Disneyfied by modern tales and stories. They've become part of our pop-culture so you no longer take them seriously, or consider them as valid as their newer and less exploited American counterparts.
When they start releasing romantic teenage chupakabra dating movies, you'll stop taking that myth seriously just like you no longer respect iconic European folklore.
This. The only reason amerifats are obsessed with bigfoot, chupacabra etc. is because their country lacks a real culture and history so they only have these silly 'legends' to hold on to.
Youre just misinformed.
endless stories about cryptid animals and walking spirits in the old forest of europe. especially scandinavia.
we just know thats ome things better stay untouched. the romans worshipped these so called cryptids.
And in a lot of local festivities in christian countries there are still spirits worshipped that have nothing to do with christianity.
khazikstan has some fucked stories about cryptids scratching on peoples doors at night
ukraine has a mansion that was built over a giant hole to cover it, there were legends of things flying out of the hole and harrassing local people
>Houska Castle was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters International which aired on SyFy on July 22, 2009. Most Haunted Live visited the castle on March 26, 2010.. The most famous French team of paranormal investigators (R.I.P recherches investigations paranormal) investigated the Castle in 2013 in their episode " The hell gate" Episode 3 Season 2 
if someone can link the epi i would love it
>Lacking a culture
No, dipshit. We have such a great culture that quite literally the entire world watches our media, wears our clothing, and eats our food. We don't have an ancient culture because we are a new nation founded by adventurers and colonists. Learn the difference.
Well most of Europe is more densely populated then America. We hunted most things into extinction from Aurochs to almost all wolves.
I know a danish king even spent a few years traveling Denmark with his troops to exterminate all trolls, which is said to have been succesful
Apart from eu being much more densely populated, the americas and the US are vastly larger than most European nations. Just look at the size of texas or alaska compared to Europe. Lots more room for cryptids to hide and populate.
>"wears our clothing"
>mistaking commercial success for culture
Those are not your clothes and your food, only things invented and sold by private companies. You basically don't even have a meaningful national holiday.
>We don't have an ancient culture because we
Relegated a noble savage people to shitty parched Earth that caused them to degenerate into actual savages that partition money in a aristocratic fashion and engage in chimpanzee "beat the shit out of people" raids on people lacking in proper breeding. Then proceed to rape their cultural identity with dank, lore ignoring, memes.
>Indians have barely any access to the internet
>those who do, are 59/60th white and go around doing circus sideshow dances at Black Lives Matter "not a riot"
>every year two languages are lost forever
>within two generations we will be forever cut off from knowing the meaning behind the untranslated jokes in Jarmusch's Dead Man
>within three generations there will be no one to speak of the thunderbird, the horned serpent, and the deer woman
>implying europe is a single country
Take Greek culture as an example. It is over 2500 years old. It has a unique cuisine, a massive mythology and literature still inspiring poets and writers today. I haven't even mentioned the Greek philosophy and history.
Germany, UK, and Sweden all have stories of a creature that takes over men's bodies. The indo-European word for this creature was reconstructed as: *yuro'cuk
The *yuro'cuk is a subtle, insidious creature.
After taking over the body of it's victim, it adopts the mannerisms and likeness of its host so well that even those closest to him are unaware that their loved one is being slowly changed from the inside. The *yuro'cuk causes its victim (always male) to begin acting more effeminate and less assertive. Later as the possession progresses the *yuro'cuk causes its host make decisions and act in ways that are counter to its innate sense of self preservation. In most cases the *yuro'cuk possession will causes the host to also act in ways that deliberately bring about the collapse of their communities. In the final stages of the possession the *yuro'cuk causes its host to attempt to spread the possession to other men within the community.
Scary shit desu senpai...
Nativefag here and wtf are you talking about? Honestly I would say that we are in a recovery period and our population is growing and thus the number of people who practice the various cultures. The language thing sucks but at least many of them are now recorded and will be just another 'dead language' which is something that occurs literally everywhere else.
UK. Where I live a large(ish) cat was spotted. A few years later someone hit it with their car. It got stuffed and put on display at the library. I grew up changing books being stared at by a dead swamp cat. Here's the source
It's true when in the article it says more have been seen. You do occasionally get reports of a large cat in the West Lane area. To give that context. West Lane runs through farmland for about a mile or two but is also parallel to the sea where there's a small wooded area and a swamp. It's an around 5 miles long stretch of woods, fields and swamp. So I wouldn't be surprised if there's still something down there. Used to go down there with friends every day, build shelters, fires and bridges over the rivers
It's highly unlikely that there's something such as, Big Foot, roaming around.
You can make up explanations for why it's not seen, but the simplest and most logical is that it doesn't exist.
No idea why that's a problem, though. A tiger, for example, is fucking more than crazy enough.
By European you actually mean British because you're taking about stories written in English.
In Britain there are no real wildernesses so the imagination doesn't have the same material to play with.
In the US you have big forests your imagined bogeymen can hide in.
I've no doubt that Central and Eastern Europe has plenty of spooky myths. They still have trolls in Scandinavia.
For all i care the story can be translated to english. Theres a balkan thread stories are in english but that doesnt mean the people are brits. I dont know why i even bother to explain this its fucking cimmon sense
He has a point fuckwad. You exist for 200 yeqrs and you were founded by murderes rqpists thieves whores and beggars same like aussies. Yiure the fuckwad here pick a fucking hiatory book every once in a while dipshit
I mean DIS-INFORMATION coming from all the new sources on this site, guy.
Saddleworth Moore for a start...fackin' creapy...Places in Wales....And what the fuck is between A628 and A57(Snake Rd.) 'ow 'bout these, bruv?
american culture is bro tier:
>lots of good weather stuff, swimming in lakes, rivers, pools, mountain climbing, bicycles etc
>under age drinking
>large yards, mini-mansions for everyone
>back yard bbqs
>motorcycles n race cars, street racing, and classic cars are huge here
almost forgot the pizza and fireworks
Lel. Croats have nothing to do with turks or gypsies you have to talk to serbs about that. Not to mention that it was the criats not the czech or russian or polak people who stoped turks on our border. We came here from ukraine (white croatia). Inform yourself.
Jackalopes have never been associated with the supernatural, only with tall tales and creative taxidermy.
But if you wanted to paint it as a pagan symbol obviously the antlers come from the horned god common to all indoeuropeans and the rabbit is a symbol of fertility.
Believe schmelieve, elves are part of scandinavian tradition and folklore. It's not like anyone actually believes they exist in this day and age. Just like trolls, the kraken, all the gods, both nordic and finnic, woodland spirits, farmland spirits...
Well Scandinavia has a quite extensive reportoir of crypdits and the stuff. There are a lot of stories regarding the traditional Troll, not the internet kind, Huldra, Tusser and so forth. They have many names, but they all refer to some form om "the hidden people". They are seen as prankster, helpers and devils, their behavior mostly affected by the way you treat them. Huldra is a beautiful female, but with a cowtail. She charms and entraps lone male wanderes in the mountains, and lead them away, never to be found again.But she isn't always a foe. A tale i remember of her is where a girl tending to her familys livestock on the summer pasture up in the mountains is suffering from joint pains, and is visited by Huldra. She brings the girl a bowl a salve, which heals her.
Another one is where a young man meets a beautful woman up in the mountains. He spots her cowtail, but plays along. Just as Huldra thinks she has im hooked, he pulls out his knife, and throws it into her back, and she disappears. So she is both a helper and a danger, but more as a danger.
Writing this down makes me remember a story my grandmother told me long time ago. Tusser don't have a very specific physical description, but are smaller than humans, living underground near humans, somtimes in a symbiotic relationship.
Now, my fathers side of the family is from Telemark, and my grandmother grew up on the Brauti Farm near Kviteseid in inner Telemark. It was a small farm, so i doubt you will find it via google maps. The vallies and highlands of Telemark were the last to be charted and christened in Norway, and so kept a lot of ancient traditon that more accesible areas lost over time.
Well look at the size, even with Scandinavian, Europe can fit like twice into the US alone. Europe has not that much nature areas left like the US to hide some who knows what creatures
Anyways, my grandmother told me of her uncle i believe, who had a farm, also near Kviteseid. On this farm was a large mound, and as she told me there lived Tusser, hidden people, beneath it. My granduncle kept a good relationship with them for the most part, he would put out some porrige for them from time to time, and the bowl would always be empty when he went to collect it. This isn't noteworthy really, as it could just as likely have been an animal, but it was eaten with a wooden spoon, which always woud be in the bowl afterwards. Due to these acts of kindness, the hidden people acted sort of like like hidden heplers, especially calming the farm animals during storms and cold night. My granduncle never really saw them, but a couple of times he found a silver spoon left near the mound. These spoons, i think he got two or three in total, are nothing like any patterns made by humans, and nobody has been able to find any similar ones. I believe they still are in family posession, I should ask Grandma where they could have ended up.
So Tussene (the Tuss), can cooperate with humans, but you better not anger them. Almost all the farms in Norway have got a farm tree, standing somwhere in the centre of the cluster of farm buidings. They are considered slightly sacred, and are not to be cut in any way, unless the tree is dying. One time my granduncle got a bit too drunk, and in the drunken haze decided to cut down the farm tree. He went to the shed and brought out his trusty axe, went to the tree and swung the axe. The axe barely pierced the bark, and snapped between the axehead and the shaft. My granduncle, being a stubborn bastard wasn't gonna be stoppet by no damn tree, mounted an new shaft, and went to town on the tree again. Just like the first time, the axe broke, barely damaging the tree. Getting seriously pissed off, he went to the shed and brought out his chainsaw, fired it up and put it to the tree. The saw cut through a little bark, before the chain broke right off. This seemed to make my granduncle find his cool, and he never took his axe to that tree again.
These creatures are an important part of scandinavian mythology and heritage, but many seems to be ways of scaring people from doing stupid shit. "Dont go swim in small forestlakes, or Nökken will drown you, don't get lost in the mountains alone, or Trolls or Huldra will take you." Asbjornsen and Moe wrote down a lot of these stories, and they are really great. I don't know if they are translated, i bet somebody have done it, and i would really recomend reading them. "Peer Gynt" is also a fantastic play worth cheking out, the musical piece "In the Hall of the Mountain King" is from that play, you should listen to it.
I hope you are just a shitposter pulling a false flag to make Americans look bad because each and e
very one of those points applies to a lot of countries, most of which are European.
Our governments actually believe that people from a continent that's been at constant war for over 1400 years can be integrated in civilised society... We've become even worse than the Americans.
The world's a hell of a lot bigger and more unexplored than you realize. There are lots of densely forested regions in eastern europe, all of russia, scandinavia, canada, hell, the united states.. really everywhere. Ecologists haven't scanned every single inch of the earth just because everything is mapped, in fact researchers that explore extremely rural and unpopulated regions are very far and few due to the simple fact that it's very risky and there isn't a lot of funding for it. No, really, go try to explore the northern wildernesses of canada or russia where nobody ever goes, see if you won't find something unusual. Almost every local in rural places that i've ever been to or heard stories from have some intense stories that they swear their lives upon.
Americas "culture" is the most Satanic thing in the entire fucking world. The only exceptions are the revolutionary heros and science fiction. Whose graves all the liberals want to dig up, incinerate, and erase out of existence.
Our culture is the rampant devil worship of materialism along with gangster rap and the glorification of all criminal activity.
And I've actually had people get mad at me for not liking that. When I tell them maybe we should focus on creativity and innovation they start crying or getting really mad. We will become a mudpit like Africa if we don't focus on this dumbasses!
fuck me I laughed my ass off when that shit was going, it was pretty much just the police and hunters fucking around in forests and then they shot a dog with manges and going we got the chupacabra woooo!!!!
then why are they predominantly bleeding heart liberals?
Sup, /x/philes, I'll keep it short and snappy for now.
>be britfag dating greekfag
>she moves to england 2 years ago to avoid economic crisis
>used to be affluent rich family before economy fucked up
>had 2 city houses and 5 country houses
>the country houses are located in villages made up of cliché superstitious locals
>cliché found footage movie.jpg
>the locals refuse to talk about noises and animals witnessed at night that seem odd to gf's family
>one local seems sure that ancient greek mythological creatures are real
my girlfriend wouldnt talk more on the subject without freezing up and seeming genuinely terrified so i can't really say what happened but i'm trying to convince her to post it here so keep a look out
>tl;dr ancient greek cryptids make gf spoop and go quiet
His father was ukrainian. That makes him ukrainian. Croats came to croatia from the historical region of white croatia located in ukraine. He is more of a croat then a polak. Congratulations you shat in your own mouth.
There is one in the UK but I'm not sure if it qualifies as a cryptid and I have not heard reports of it for a long time.
But there were a few sightings of a big cat (black) running around in some of the wild areas. I'm talking a panther here, and we don't have panthers or anything like it in the UK. There were even photographs taken of it. I think it used to hang around on the moors and somewhere around Cornwall.
Nobody ever found one or figured it out.
OP, there's an 175 posts thread full of eastern european spooks. What are you talking about? Europe is FULL of folklore and creepy beasts. Americans are all about the cash. Bigfoot is a business, so are aliens.
I know these are both my threads. One is opened just for balakn stuff and this one is open vause all i usualy read is inawoods america shite. You have to motivate people somehow and both turned out to be pretty awesome threads.
No, America isn't richer with cryptids. It's just that the indian tribes are more recent and more close (since some of the indian tribes are still here today) than the ancient greeks and romans and such. There aren't any cryptid stories made today because there are barely any places in Europe where there isn't a bustling metropolis or a huge influx of tourists. That said, there still are quite a few things if you look hard enough (for example, chernobyl). Also, since catholicism (or protestantism) has been in Europe for such a long time with no other religions or folklore interfering, and there isn't that much folklore in christianity since it's all based on predetermined books of things that happened long ago and are no longer here today, it's fairly simple to see why there are less cryptids.
Dude, we have spirits, humanoid cryptids that live on the other side of the planet(albeit very pious and fasting christian humanoids in most cases), dragons, werewolves, storm wizards and... "wood elves" i could classify them as, that either make you dance till you drop dead or cripple you for life, in my country alone.
And most of the creepy stuff happens either in Eastern Europe or the Balkans, which is the most religious and christian part of Europe.
Turn on the game and let me know how does it feel to suck my fak croatian dick you little shitstain in the last hundred years all you've been doing is getting ass raped left and right frok either germany or russia so shut the fuck up dipshit only ruler you can brag with wasnt even polish.
European culture makes Nazis
'murican culture kills 'em
[spoiler]Oorah! : ^)[/spoiler]
>comes at the end of the war just so the soviets wouldn't dominate europe
>soviets still enter beriln first
Gj america give yourself a pat on the back
Youve done jackshit in both world wars when talking about the european and african front. You get all the creds for the pacific though