Ogopogo


The Canadian Lake monster, commonly known as Ogopogo, is reported to live in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. It is named the “Ogopogo” which originated from a 1925 song called “The Ogo-Pogo: The Funny Fox-Trot”, by Cumberland Clark and Mark Strong. It is allegedly seen in 19th century by First Nations people. It is described to be 40 to 50 foot long (12 to 15 m) and serpent-like. Crytozoologist, Karl Shuker, describes that the Ogopopo has many humps like many lake monsters, although not much else is known due to lack of photographs or films of the creature.

The first sighting was reported in 1926 in Okanagan Mission beach. Upwards of 30 eyewitnesses claim to have seen a giant serpent with many humps swimming in the lake.

Source:

http://www.ogopogoquest.com/sightings.html


Cajun Werewolf

The Cajun Werewolf’s origin is disputed. It is believed to derive from Native American and Native Canadian legends. It is also a common legend in French Louisiana. Variations of its name includes Rugaru or Rougaru. It is said to inhabit the swamps in Acadiana and Greater New Orleans as well as the forests of the regions. It is describe to have a human-like body with dog or wolf-like head, similar to descriptions of many Werewolf legends. The Cajun Werewolf has many variations to its story, but the most common accounts say that it is a ruthless bloodsucker that preys on people who are inobedient. It is believed that the origin of the story came from families who wanted to prevent children from misbehaving.

Another version of the legend say that the Cajun werewolf hunts and preys on Catholics who disobey the rules of Lent. According to the French Catholic loup-garou stories, the method for turning oneself into a werewolf is to break the rules of Lent seven years in a row.

Source:

http://www.bfro.net/legends/

Burrunjor

The Burrunjor is said to be a living dinosaur that roams in Arnhem Land, Australia and Wales. It walks on two bipedal legs and stands 25 feet tall. The first reporting about the Burrunjor was in 1984 when researchers found huge three-toed footprints from a gigantic bipedal reptilian animal near Narooma, New South Wales. Scientists plastered the cast of the track, which came out to be approximately 2 feet wide and 2 ½ feet long.

Most reporting thereafter came from farmers and cattle ranchers who have reported seeing a large creature leaving large tracks after devouring their livestock. Aboriginals reported that the Burrunjor feasts on large animals such as kangaroos and cows.

 Source:

http://www.genesispark.com/exhibits/evidence/cryptozoological/the-therapod-enclosure/the-burrunjor-of-australia/

Blue Lady Ghost

The Blue Lady Ghost is an apparition of a woman allegedly seen in and around Moss Beach Distillery Cage in Moss Beach, California. Her name comes from her the color of her attire. She is said to be from the Prohibition era due to the style of her clothes and the date of her first sighting.

The Distillery was built in 1927 (known as “Frank’s Place”) and became the main smuggled alcohol suppliers in California. Because the level of how refinement, police neglected to raid Frank’s Place for alcohol. Blue Lady Ghost’s origin is unknown, but locals describe that she died just around this era in Frank’s Place. She reportedly frequents the Moss Beach Distillery where she quietly sits inside the cafe or wanders around the beach overlooking the sea. Some reportings describe her blue attire to be bloodstained and ripped.

In an episode of Ghost Hunters, the Blue Lady’s existence have been disproven when a speaker was found hidden in the ladies room ceiling. The speaker transmitted pre-recordings of ghostly soundbites and creepy laughter. A two-way mirror with a flashing blue head was hidden behind the mirror of the room to give the effect that the Blue Lady Ghost is staring. It was concluded that the staffs at the Moss Beach Distillery planted these effects.

Source:

http://www.mossbeachdistillery.com/ghost.html

Blue Albino Woman

The Blue Albino Woman is well known in Topeka, Kansas. She is described to be a witch with bluish-white skin and long white hair. The legend goes that the Blue Albino Woman was a hated woman in her neighborhood, so much to the point of being murdered by local thugs. She was buried alive in the Rochester cemetery in Kansas. She is usually seen above her burial, walking around aimlessly at night. There has been hundreds of reportings in this area.

An incident in 2013 was reported by a couple who was allegedly choked by the Blue Albino Woman. While setting up a picnic in the cemetery, the girlfriend, Jessica Streeter and her unidentified boyfriend, alleged that a woman with “crazy eyes” started to scratch and choke Streeter. They managed to escape. In another incident, a young boy claimed that he was looking at mannequins in the department store and became horrified when one of the mannequins, described to be a blue albino woman, turned her head and faced him.

 

Black Eyed Kids

The Black Eyed Kids is an urban legend about paranormal children. Their ages ranges from 6 to 16 years old. They are said to have pale, white skin with completely black eyes. Eyewitnesses described the Black Eyed Kids as being panhandlers or hitchhikers, and they frequently appear at doorsteps of residential homes seeking help.

The origin of the Black Eyed Kids came from Texan reporter, Brian Bethel, who reported a piece about ghosts. In his piece, he reported alleged encounters of kids with black eyes in Abilene, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Some believe the Black Eyed Kids are vampires or extraterrestrials. Others believe that they were abducted or abandoned children who were murdered.

Source:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/blackeyed.asp

http://web.randi.org/swift/behind-black-eyes-reports-of-spooky-black-eyed-kids

Bigfoot

The Bigfoot, also known as the Sasquatch, is one of the most well-known cryptic in history. It is an ape-like hominid creature that reputedly lives in the forests of the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Numerous eyewitnesses claim that the Bigfoot is large, hairy, bipedal humanoid covered in fur. They stand approximately 6 to 10 feet tall and weighs 500 pounds. While most scientists discount the existence of such a creature, many cryptozoologists and eyewitnesses stand by their beliefs based on purported evidence of footprints, photographs, and video footages.

Those who allegedly encountered the Bigfoot claims that they emit strong and unpleasant odor. Their feet is supposedly as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Some casts of footprints alleging to belong to the Bigfoot shows that they have up to six toes. Some tracks show that they have two toes. Proponents of Bigfoot claims that it is a harmless, omnivorous creature that exists nocturnally.

Source:

http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Bigfoot-Everything-Animal-Planet/dp/1250040906/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426794576&sr=1-2&keywords=bigfoot

Big Muddy Monster

Big Muddy Monster originated back to June 25, 1973 when a young couple allegedly heard hysterical cries in the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro. The cries came from the nearby woods where they went to see what and who the cries was coming from. The couples described the sounds as “not human” due to how strange and peculiar the noises were. They eventually see a large creature walking toward them.

The couples later recounted that the monster stands seven feet tall with matted, white hair. The Big Muddy Monster was covered in mud. Footprints found in the scene were approximately 10-12 inches long and approximately three inches wide. Since the first sighting, numerous others have been reported in the community of Murphysboro.

Source:

http://www.americanmonsters.com/site/2010/12/murphysboro-mud-monster-illinois-usa/

Yeti

The Bhutan Yeti stands eight to ten feet tall. Although most may believe it is white, sightings reported that it ranges from brown, reddish, to black. The Yeti walks upright and it is said to resemble an ape.

The Yeti is described to be the Asian Bigfoot because they are found in the Himalayas. In Buddhist mythology, Yetis are gentle and reserved creatures that lived in dense snow caves before it formed into the Gange River in India. The Yetis was mentioned before Buddhism by the Lecha people who worshipped a giant from the glaciers. Tibetan and Nepalese monasteries claim to have the skulls and bones of the Yetis, some of which can be seen in the Smithsonian Museum today.

In 2013, British Geneticist Bryan Sykes confirmed that the DNA samples found, alleged to be from the Yetis, did not belong to any existing animals today. Instead, he scientifically concluded it be from an extinct prehistoric polar bear.

Source:

http://www.amazon.com/Mysterious-Creatures-Guide-Cryptozoology-2/dp/1909488259/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426736109&sr=8-1&keywords=Mysterious+Creatures%3A+A+Guide+to+Cryptozoology

 

Belize Goblin (Duende)

The Belize Goblin is called the Duende. The name is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of the English word “sprite”, an umbrella term for fairies such as goblins, pixies, and elves. The Duende is from Iberian, Latin American, and Filipino folklore. They are described to have a small stature with big hats. They live mainly in the forest and often whistle songs to lure children to the forest to cause them to be lost.

Stories about the Belize goblin varies. In Mexican and American Southwest folklore, duendes are gnomes who lives inside the bedroom walls of children. They like to clip children’s toenails, often leading to the mistake of removing the entire toe. The duendes are also known for stealing items from children, and exchange goods with mothers in return for the children so that they can eat them. They prefer to hang out at night, especially if children are outdoors playing.

Filipino folklore describes the goblins to live in rocks, caves, trees, ant hills, and/or unvisited and dark rooms of houses. The goblins, or dwende in Filipino folklore, can be good or evil, depending on their colors.