The Monster of the Bray Road is from a quiet country road near Elkhorn. Sightings first occurred in 1936. The amount of sightings increased in the late 1980s to early 1990s which prompted local newspaper, The Walsworth Count Week, to cover the story. A book was written by reporter Linda Godfrey about the creature. It is described to be a werewolf.
The Loch Ness Monster is arguably the most famous cryptic in history. It inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Accounts of its description varies, although most agree on its large size. Its popularity started in 1933 when sightings were reported. To this day, there are still only minimal and controversial evidence.
Most accounts of its existence have been disproven to be hoax.
The Lake Van monster is a legendary cryptid that inhabits in Lake Van in Eastern Turkey. As of 2015, there are more than 1,000 eyewitnesses who have come forward to report their sightings of this creature. It is described to have multiple humps or spikes on its back, similar to what a Plesiosaur or Ichthyosaurus looks like. In 1889, Saadet newspaper reported a creature dragging a man into a lake. The latest alleged sighting occurred in 1997 when a teaching assistant at Van University recorded a footage of the creature. Skeptics and critics criticize the video because it never panned to the left. Some even suggested that perhaps it was intentional to hide whatever it is that would reveal what the unidentified creature really is, claiming that it may even be an air hose.
The Honey Island Swamp Monster is said to be a bipedal creature with pale hair, red eyes, and odorous scent. It stands 7 feet tall and four webbed toes.
The first sighting was reported in 1964 by a retired air traffic controller, Harlan Ford, who began taking wildlife photography. Allegedly, a reel of film showing the creature was found in his belongings after his death.
Eyewitnesses describe the Grafton monster to be seven to nine feet tall with skin color ranging from white to gray, similar to a seal. The first sighting was reported in June 1965 by Robert Cockrell, a journalist from the Grafton area, who wrote two articles about reported sightings. Although several sightings have been reported since 1965, most have been forgotten or did not gain enough publicity for further investigation.
The Fouke Monster is a legendary cryptid sighted near Fouke town in Miler County, Arkansas in early 1970s. They were first discovered in 1971 and continued to 1980s. Eyewitnesses say the cryptid is a large hominoid creature with long dark hair. It was purported to be 7 feet tall, weighing between 250-300 pounds, with its chest being about 3 feet wide. Later reports in the 1980s describe the Fouke Monster to be even larger, with one witness claiming it was 10 feet tall, and weighing upwards of 800 pounds.
Most recounts say that Fouke Monster runs fast, swinging its arms like a monkey. It also has a terrible odor, described to be a mixture of skunk and wet dog. Discovered tracks claimed that its footprints measures 17 inches in length and 7 inches in width.
The Flathead Lake Monster is a cryptid located in Flathead Lake on the southern top of Rocky Mountain Trench in Montana. The description is similar to the Loch Ness Monster which some have claimed that they are the same creature.
The Flathead Lake Monster is describe to be a large serpent, similar to an eel, with wavy body that spans 20 to 40 feet long. The color is said to be brown to black with gray to black eyes. Some sightings describe the creature to be a giant sturgeon and that the body is very shiny with bowling ball shaped head. The first reporting was in 1889 by James C Kerr.
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.
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.
The Arica Monster is described to be a flightless dinosaur bird and said to be the largest surviving member of the dromaeosaurids. Most sightings are reported by motorists driving the main road linking Iquique and Arica. The last major sighting was in 2004 when a family was surrounded by a creature described to have “dog-like” face, with a kangoo-like body. Other sightings described the Arica Monster to be primitive dinosaur with a kangaroo face and an emu body.
The locals are divided in their opinion about the Arica Monster’s existence. Some locals believe the Atacama desert can barely support any type of animals, and that such creature doesn’t exist. Other locals say there are many possibilities that suggests that the Arica Monster is a surviving dinosaur.