So /x/ i want to start a general cryptids thread but i want people to get involved. So i want you to go get any research or evidence you can find on any cryptid and present it here to try and convince us that it is real or fake.
In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, both pseudoscience, a cryptid (from the Greek kρύπτω, krypto, meaning "hide") is an animal or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.
>>has not been discovered or documented
Not sure why do people consider their local cryptid hominid deserves a unique designation. I always thought bigfoot is a worldwide phenomena and local iterations are likely to be related.
Man, what about their local lake dinosaur? Boy there are a lot of those!
>/x/ has been visited by witches, psychics and even demons, those threads are worth it, they actually answer important questions that help us understand reality better.
>All of these lakes all with a monster of the same basic description
What could be the explanation for it? Could there be a simple phenomenon that makes people look at a lake see a plesiosaur? Could a creature like it actually exist, dating from a time where the lakes were formed?
>believes witches, psychics and demons have visited /x/
>doesn't believe that there are large, rare species of organism that have not been discovered yet
Please tell me you are trolling. Please. I don't want to think someone this stupid posts on this board.
I actually live about an hour from Point Pleasant, WV (used to work there), where all the Mothman stories come from. I always assumed it was either A) people getting drunk and misinterpreting bats and shit that flew too close, or B) people getting drunk and misinterpreting aliens. Or maybe it's demons. I just don't believe in something the size of a full grown man traveling on moth-style wings. Either way, shit's spooky.
9 times out of 10, it's just the local word that got made up before they knew about other sightings. Native Americans didn't know what the fuck a Yeti is, so they just made up their own word: Sasquatch. It's not that they think they're special, they just didn't know there was already a word.
Saved this from thread made by another poster. All efforts are down to them, but they didn't mention who they were.
Wendigo is way too far into Quebec, should be more west.
Anyways I wouldn' really call it a cryptid as much as a demon is a cryptid. But the murder/cannibalism of a guy on a grayhound bus a few years back might of been a possesion.
>The skunk ape, also known as the swamp cabbage man, swamp ape, stink ape, Florida Bigfoot, myakka ape, swampsquatch, and myakka skunk ape, is a hominid cryptid said to inhabit the U.S. states of Florida, North Carolina, and Arkansas, although reports from Florida are more common.
There, now unpick your nits.
it's a tailless whip scorpion
The Wendigo legend comes from the tribes that are covered on this map.
I saw a fucking samsquanch one time.
okiefag here. oklahoma octopus is supposed to be a giant octopus living in several of the lakes around here. problem is most of the lakes in oklahoma are man made and less than 75 years old. most assume the legend is based on an actual species of tiny little fresh water jellyfish that were put here, and okies are generally idiots. far more likely to come across a skinwalker or bigfoot or something around here. but as i live near a lake, ill keep my eyes peeled for tentacles.
>as i live near a lake, ill keep my eyes peeled for tentacles
This is good advice, no matter what state you live in.
>live in kentucky
>dad moves us to farm
>Second day there I'm playing in the back yard
>see a big and long bird like creature
>Has a fairly big wing span and a long tail that's an arrow shape
I was so obsessed with Pokemon i thought it was a real life aerodactyle and tried to take a pic, but my disposable camera had ran out of film. What the fuck did I see though?
Kinda off topic (/x/ - Paranormal), but I think those things are more /x/-ey than real animals.
Bigfoot/sasquatch might be both, a real primate and a supernatural monster being united into one category. Is there a difference betweem these two words?
Some perception bias that leads the brain to see something like a plesiosaur in certain lake features.
Are there older reports of these "plesiosaurs", say, before 1800, when the first more or less complete fossils were found?
That doesn't explain everything else that happened around the time, like the men in black figures that would go around and ask people questions. And if you want to say they were just seeking attention why wouldn't they just make up another story about the Mothman
Might be a little off topic for the thread, but anyone ever gone on a camping trip with friend for the explicit purpose of looking for or interacting with cryptids? I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but I recently moved and the only person who would come with me is my cousin and my dad.
So has anyone seen anything weird while camping? Had any experiences with cryptids? Anyone gone anywhere looking for cryptids? Any results?
There have been /x/ meetup threads, which I always thought was a crazy idea because I wouldn't trust any of you crazies as far as I can throw you, but then I feel that about most people in general. I'm sure there are a few legit stories from /x/philes who have met up and done shit, I just don't have any examples right now.
Some guy sells cryptid killing ammo on /k/. I have seen him post on /x/ before.
If he is selling it, people are buying it so if people are buying it, people are going innawoods for the purpose of encountering them.
Time to post this again. Fake af, obv, but still entertaining.
Yeah, I'm a little too suspicious for something like this unless the meetup was like 10+ people. If it was I think it could be fun, something like /k/'s nuggetfest.
I suppose so, but I doubt any of them are here right now. Still would be interesting to hear what they experienced. If they got to use their ammo and such.
>>YOU'RE FUCKIN DEAD KIDDO serenades the trees
there a lot desu
Guys, quit swallowing the obvious bait from desperate, attention whoring shitposters. Ignore them.
Frequent innawoods of central Utah. Seen weird structures from fallen trees and lots of cryptic messages in the abandoned mine shafts but nothing 2spoopy4me. Pic related, found innawoods at an abandoned campsite. Probably cursed but fuck it.
Been to Flathead Lake but never seen the monster.
Finally another nigga like myself who listens to MU.
You should have let it taken you to its nest.
One of my favorites, Mokele Mbembe.
Urban legend about ugly dumb kids taken in by a dr. Crow
Kills him and run into the forest to live out their days
They fuck and have inbred babies
Cycle of inbred fucking continues
We get melon heads
>mfw when I'm from Sarasota and have camped in myakka smelling sulfur and just dismissed it as my own farts.
I have an Aus story for any interested?
>be teen, about 16 with uncle and cousins camping along the river out in the bush
>fishing and talking while i try not to stare at qt.314 blonde DD cousin (not really my cousin, uncles second wife's daughter)
> read copious amount of filthy green text so i decide to make a move
>d-do you want to go for a walk with me
>to much of a pussy to ask outright so say we should walk the dog
I'm sorry anon, didn't mean to give you incest flashbacks
>walking for about 15 minutes when we see a large tree stump that looks to be carved abou
>upon investigation its surrounded by small bones
>"anon im scared we should head back"
>trying to impress her i tease her and act tough
>dog starts shitting itself barking and growling at something back at the river
>hear a high pitch scream of something between the reee frogs and a cat hissing
>at the same time dogs barking and then suddenly yelping
>turn around and run just in time to see
>this small fat green thing has my dog
>looks like a cross between a dwarf a frog and a lizard
>thing fucking smiles at me while it has my dog in a sleeper hold
>im shitting myself at this stage, dogs a large blue healer, should not have been overpowered
>thing grimaces even harder as it lets the dog slide out of its hands
>slowly wades backwards into the water while maintaining eye contact
>leg it back to uncle half crying half in shock
>uncle doesn't believe us and mumbles some shit about crocodiles
in hindsight i blame myself for everything, if i wasn't a disgusting pervert my dog would still be alive
It was a cryptid until it was officially documented faggot. It held the status and thats all that matters. They could discover bigfoot tommorow and your ass would be on here going
Also, anyone know where I'd look in Texas for some kind of cryptid or "monster", anything generally spooky? I know there's a lot of, and I use this term as loosely as possible because all descriptions are different, "goatmen" in Texas. There's lots of sightings east, and further south. I know there's some kind of goatman ghost or apparition somewhere near Denton on an old bridge
Every new species is a cryptid until you perform the proper rigor, then it's no longer a cryptid.
However "cryptid" is a pretty loaded term, and often gets attached to things with no real chance if existing. Things like plesiosaurs or 800 lb ape-men who seemingly leave no ecological footprint and don't exist outside of some blurry photographs.
They should have used a better example, like a Gorilla or an Okapi.
To me a Coelacanth is more living fossil than cryptid since it was known to exist through the fossils records. Unlike a Gorilla or Okapi.
you mean nessie and peise, and similar things?
it's a classic example of the water dragon, nothing cryptozoologist about it if you want to believe at that as a real animal
previously I thought it might be a classical example of sea serpent known to nords, but nah, when I studied that thing it's deeply rooted in paranormal. they know when you're doing photo of them and then hiding, if you bought camera it appears broken, if you do a photo somehow it appears as a gleam of right on photographic film
there are sightings of many kind of such dragons, starting since at least mediaeval times
about the apemen it's not very cryptid either, you're right. it was known as wild man or wooldwose and even appeared in Tolkien under that name, before we got the term Bigfoot
likewise chivalric knights were jousting with it
both are faerie rather than real creatures
depends on what you call a cryptid or monster
I can give you some exaples of purely european things
Tarrasque of France, Sea Bishop of Poland
I think the legends of dragons and gargolyes itself started in France too
There was a load of weird shit believe in, like Cynocephali
With "Nessie" are also seen sightings of Kelpie or even Aquatic Apemen
Apemen is even linked to... UFO. There is even winged version of it called Batsquatch on OP's pic
Man realising most "cryptids" are just modern iterations of ancient bestiaries is biggest redpill ever. Same for "UFOlogy", there is no ET life.
>they know when you're doing photo of them and then hiding, if you bought camera it appears broken, if you do a photo somehow it appears as a gleam of right on photographic film
gosh, how convenient
don't you love when conspiracies are utterly unfalsifiable?
Isn't the Kraken literally just the giant squid, though?
I can completely believe that huge-ass giant squid have existed, back when the world was a little younger and more wild. I'll bet anything that Vikings and the Chinese and old sailing ships saw 50+ foot squid. I bet they were real. They might still be.
Yes, pretty sure Kraken legends are just based off giant squid. And like you said, it might be possible larger ones existed, but who knows how much was true and how much was just fishermens' tall tales.
Just wanted to point out that the swamp ape (aka skunk ape) is commonly spotted in Georgia and Alabama as well. In recent years, it's been seen as far north as East TN, where a friend and I saw it back in fall. After relating the sighting to my grandmother, she said her sister, who lives only a few miles away, had seen something similar walk through her yard the previous spring as well (she had woods on 2 sides of her property, it cut across her yard from one patch to the other).
>Wampus Cat, East TN
Same anon from >>17351680
Never heard it referred to as a wampus cat, everyone just calls it as they see it; a black panther. Can confirm, especially in the area of Maynardville, just north of Knoxville. Those things are sighted almost on a daily basis. I never got why they are considered cryptids, everyone around here assumes that someone had a couple of them as pets at one point and they either escaped or were set loose. No one claims it's any type of unidentified species, but I guess it's considered a cryptid since it's not native to the area. If that's the case, though, why aren't boas in Florida not considered a cryptid?
Too far for me but I've found some neat places around Utah Lake and out way of Five Mile Pass, there's Mercer cemetery up on a hill. Creepy campfire remains and weird things on the graves. No headstones, just open or poorly fenced plots.
Yea cuz its so easy to go catch a wild cat.
In some southern states there are laws protecting these panthers. So if anyone did ever catch or kill one thier life would be fucked as they know it.
Trust me, there is a small population of large black wild cats in a handful of the southern states.
When did I say "catch"? I mean decent photo or video, pawprints, something.
Nah. I'm not dismissing it outright, but I don't buy these stories without more actual evidence.
Ogopogo holds some basis as a mutated creature as the Okanogan lake has a vast network of unexplained/unexplored underwater tunnels/caverns.
Some are so long they are said to/at one point(if not still) connect to the ocean.
Source: local knowledge, lived there for 21 years and have explored some of the tunnels myself.
When I was a kid (6 or 7) on a field trip to The Great Salt Lake I saw a fin in the water. I don't have any proof. The thing is I know I saw it, it wasn't a side glance or anything, it was about 30 to 50 yards away..
This sounds stupid but I just read this after doing a quick google search which gives me an eerie feeling.
anon from East TN again. No one around here bothers with it because there's presence doesn't seem unusual. Most people here don't even know that it's considered a cryptid by people from other areas. One or two will even get shot once a year when farmers catch them eating their livestock. It's not like it's some sort of unknown, unheard of creature, it's just another one of many things in the woods like coyotes, bears, or mountain lions (the latter of which has always been here in small, isolated groups. It was only last year someone bothered coming forward with a trail cam photo of one).
This article gave people I know a good laugh a little while back http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2015/12/09/tn-officials-confirm-first-sighting-mountain-lion-100-years/
It was funny because they've always been around in the more remote parts, and those who live in the areas they frequent don't bother "reporting" their sightings because it's not considered worth reporting.
I grew up in Florida and the skunk ape is bullshit. I had a family member that got paid to dress up as it in a costume and run around the swamps. He got paid to do it by the same guy that perpetuates that bullshit myth all the time.
>yeah sure, birds bigger than airplanes
>i'd first believe in a fuckin hamster sized elephant
Giant eagles are a legitimate thing and only went extinct because the Maoris hunted their food source to extinction, which itself was a giant 140KG Emu.
>Sea Bishop of Poland
Now this one has always interested me. Was it a squid of some sort as would be the most likely option?
The gesturing that it wishes freedom to the bishops could easily just be a dying animal flailing, as could it making the sign of the cross after they granted its freedom.
The question arises though, how long can a squid survive on the surface? Can it even move its own arms in such a manner when having to support its own weight outside of the water?
I would have thought that the pressure differences alone would have killed it very quickly.
What about that one painting from the Middle ages that shows entire fleets of objects in the sky throwing lightning at each other causing explosions and destroying other objects over that city in Germany?
The objects even looked like star destroyers.
It's called the colossal squid and we still don't know just how big they can get as we have only studied dead infants.
The current theory is that they can grow as big as two buses, one in front of the other.
Yes. There is no phenomena that can explain that. Maybe at a push a meteor shower, but those would be common enough for a city not to shit itself over and most of the objects don't even resemble that.
Never mind the fact that meteors don't shoot at each other or deploy hundreds of smaller craft which flew around before eventually docking back in the mothership.
Like I said, that one on the bottom looks like a damn Super Star Destroyer.
Weird shit does happen all the fucking time at oolagah lake. I've been there a lot, and used to trip acid there. I've seen one crazy fucking fish underwater, shit was amazon size.
But a cryptid wouldn't be the same as a pet octopus