Wednesday, July 18, 2018


A cryptid is an animal or creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or
documented by the scientific community. They are found all over the world and some share similar
characteristics despite being in very different parts of the globe. For example, the physical description of
the Yeti, rumored to live in the Himalayan mountains, bears a striking resemblance to the Bigfoot or
Sasquatch which lives in the Rocky Mountains in the Western United States. Another is the numerous
reports of lake monsters. One of the most famous being Nessie that lives in Loch Ness in Scotland, but
there are monsters with similar descriptions like Champ in Lake Champlain, VT, Tessie in Lake Tahoe,
CA, or Shuswaggi in British Columbia, Canada. Though the evidence for these creatures is lacking and
unconvincing it is very interesting to get similar reports from such different areas of the world in the
pre internet era. The first sighting of Champ(first photo) was in 1609 and the first of Nessie (second
photo) was reportedly in the sixth century but was brought to worldwide attention in 1933.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post.I have always found it interesting that there are similar descriptions of different creatures in different parts of the world.Creatures that only exist in stories and have no physical evidence of their actual existence. I think that if Bigfoot were real, we probably would have found a deceased one by now. If alien beings from other worlds exist, why have hey not made contact? These are questions that are not new to me. I have always had an interest in the unknown. If you would have grown up in my house, you would understand. I also believe that anything is possible but I am learning that I need to use my critical thinking skills much better than I do.