World-renowned legends, puzzling local myths, misguided superstitions or genuine hoaxes? You decide, as we take a look at 5 terrifying monsters & their unique stories from around the world. Just don’t forget to leave a light on when you go to bed….
At the time, the local newspaper Point Pleasant Register ran a story with the headline “Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something”. The article detailed how two young couples (in the same car) reported to police that around 11.30 to midnight they saw a strange creature near the old power plant in the area. It turned out the area they were driving through, was the former site of World War II ammunitions plant.
One of the male passengers was quoted as stating “It was like a man with wings. It wasn’t like anything you’d see on TV or in a monster movie. It flew about 100 miles an hour. We went downtown, turned around, and went back and there it was again. It seemed to be waiting on us. It flow across the top of the car. If I had seen it while by myself I wouldn’t have said anything, but there were four of us who saw it. It didn’t resemble a bat in any way, maybe what you would visualize as an angel. It doesn’t have an explanation to it, it was an animal but nothing like I’ve seen before.”
Mysterious Planet: Mothman
It’s fairly new in the grand scheme of mysterious creatures and monster sightings. The very first reports were as recent as 1995 in Puerto Rico where 8 sheep were discovered dead, each with 3 puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood. In the Puerto Rican town of Canóvanas, as many as 150 farm animals and pets were reportedly killed by the beast. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a creature the size of smallish bear, complete with large fangs and a row of sharp spines protruding from it’s tail right along to the back of its neck.
Today numerous sightings have occurred in the U.S., leading to the theory that it’s appetite has now been amended include other yummy farm animals. And in another twist, over in the Philippines, another legendary creature called the Sigbin shares many of the same descriptions as the Chupacabra.
For starters it measures between 2 to 5ft in length and spits ” litres of acid” which will turn anything it touches yellow causing it to corrode (aka instant death). If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s second means of attack is sending “an electrical charge through the air” that allows it to kill its prey from distance. So if you don’t get dissolved in a pool of acidic spew, you’ll be electrocuted from afar instead.
Not exactly ideal when you’re running up to your waist in slow dense thick sand frantically trying to escape.
Yet even during that era “skoocooms” where often regarded as being supernatural in origin. Native indians claimed that “woodland giants” would live around the peaks of nearby mountains and steal freshly caught salmon from the nets of fisherman.
But what truly brought the Bigfoot legend in the mainstream conscious was a video by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin. On Oct 20th they both reported to have caught Bigfoot / Sasquatch on film at Bluff Creek, California. Below is their footage.
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Ginormous aquatic lizard
When the first settlers arrived in Australia during the 1800s, many of the local Aboriginals told them stories of the “moolyewonk” or “mirreeular” which worryingly enough are both Aboriginal words for “a monster or beast that dwells in water”. It’s not some mere myth either, countless researchers, crytozoologists spend months at a time scouring the river trying to locate / see / catch the monster.
To date they’ve been unsuccessful, but then again we’re talking about about an underwear creature (10-25 meters in length) popping its head up for a photographs in an expanse of 21,730KM of water.