Cryptids, Monsters and Weird Creatures - 1

The number and variety of strange creatures that people report seeing is astonishing. Of course, it's possible that they are misidentifying known creatures, but what if only some of these sightings are accurate? Here are reports of cryptids, monsters and other strange creatures.

01
of 100
Alien Worms

Nicholas and his brother find load-breathing worms with teeth.

02
of 100
Alien Worms Redux

"We noticed these odd pinkish-grey "worms." Some had fallen out of the palaverti tree. These worms, vuvelzela-shaped, with sharp teeth, were in trees and crushed under rocks...."

03
of 100
Another Creepy Creature

"I hadn't climbed as high as the other two girls and was looking in an easterly direction when I spotted a very skinny, lanky, very pale-skinned, naked-looking creature with long, skinny, rubbery arms and legs, with a disproportionately large bald head walking upright and very slowly in a southerly direction approximately 15 to 20 metres away in the bush...."

04
of 100
Another Striped-Tail Cryptid Sighting

"It had a face that I would describe as a cross between an armadillo and a wild boar, yet smaller in size, if you can imagine that...."

05
of 100
Another Two-Dimensional Being

"The thing was very tall, taller than a man, and black. Most startling of all was that it was in two dimensions, like a projection without a screen...."

06
of 100
Banshee Vision

"She held in her left hand an old fashioned wash board. I wondered who she was; she gave me a big smile and faded away...."

07
of 100
The Beast of the Moor

"They were almost like giant human hand prints in the snow, with deeper indentations at the fingertips, as if the creature had been gripping the snow...."

08
of 100
Beautiful Banshee

"This time we saw a beautiful young woman in a yellow and green flowing dress. The only frightening parts were her face and hands...."

09
of 100
Bizarre Australian Creature

In 1999, Jessica sees a strange, small blue creature in the shrubbery.

10
of 100
Cartoon Trademark Vision

"Amongst the bottles was a creature that appeared to be made of fire...."

11
of 100

"We all looked back and what we saw behind us was terrifying: a pure black dog with gleaming red eyes -- almost like a Rottweiler, but more demonic...."

12
of 100
Cornfield Creature

Out in a Minnesota cornfield, Frank sees something about the size of a small child, skinny, pale that moved in a jerky gait, like someone dancing the robot badly.

13
of 100
The Creature By the Shed

"It took me a couple of seconds to realize what it was. It was two eyes. Two big really, red glowing eyes...."

14
of 100
The Creature from the Ditch

"As soon I began to turn back onto the road from the shoulder, my headlights shone over the ditch and picked something up on the other side of the road, about a foot from the asphalt...."

15
of 100
Creature of Fear

In 1989 in Columbus, Ohio, D.E. was surprosed by a creature with small yellow spots and a described as a fat alligator.

16
of 100

"After five minutes of yelling, we walked back over to the Jeep. This is when things got really weird. The moment I turned on my flashlight I could see a pale, thin, naked "thing" (I refuse to call it human) peering at us from behind a tree...."

17
of 100
Creepy Lake Man

"His skin was the dark yellow color, the kind of yellow you see when you mix brown and yellow together...."

18
of 100

At a cabin in the Canadian Rockies, Jonny is terrified by a creature whose skin was too tight for his body; he could see all of its organs bulging through its skin.

19
of 100
The Crow Killer

In 1961, Rene says something attacked a pet crow in a cage... and it had a knife.

20
of 100

Sophie is terrified by a small, hunched over, hairless, bald and wrinkled thing.

21
of 100
Cyclops of the Dark

Cathy woke up one night with something staring at her. It was about 3 to 4 feet tall and had a huge head with a tiny white "eye" in the middle.

22
of 100
The Dark Thing

When she was five, Ylissa says she encountered a creature that looked like a giant beetle.

23
of 100
The Demon of Tullichewan Castle Woods"

"It was a big, dark, broad, hairy creature with white eyes -- and it was staring right at us! It was easily ten feet tall and was around six feet wide...."

24
of 100
Devil Dogs

"That morning, I saw in the newspaper that a woman was attacked by two huge black dogs while she was at her job in an office building...."

25
of 100
Don't Mock Ikuhikimiaq

"It is called Ikuhikimiaq because it crawls by the use of its knees and elbows (Ikuhik = elbows.) It is said if you don't believe in Ikuhikimiaq and mock it, it will come after you to scare you. That is just what I did...."

26
of 100
The Duende

Mister X and his cousins spotted an elf-like creature and threw rocks at it.

27
of 100

Mike says that when he was 7 he saw a human-sized Easter Bunny in his bedroom.

28
of 100

A driver encounters a being dressed all in black — and had no face!

29
of 100
Fat Little Shadow Beings

As a 9-year-old living in Douglas, Arizona, J. awoke to see several small beings about 10 inches tall.

30
of 100
The Fish-Man Entity

"I looked up a little more and saw something that still haunts my mind to this day. It looked like a mix between a fish and a human. It had the head of a rotten catfish, a human body...."

31
of 100
Freaky Alien Robot Bug

"After we'd done our business, we were washing our hands when we heard this creepy electronic-type noise. It sounded like 'kiiiiiilllll... kiiiiiilllll...' repeated over and over again...."

32
of 100
Followed by the Banshee

"After a few minutes, she heard the shriek again, and she said that it sounded like it was coming from directly behind her...."

33
of 100

In a town in Northern Ireland, Robert hears the dreaded banshee following him.

34
of 100
Forest Cryptid

In a forest in Indiana, Joanna sees a tall creature that dives into the grass and starts to slither like a snake.

35
of 100

While hiking in the Arashiyama area outside of Kyoto, Japan, Bryan encountered an old man with a long white beard... but he might have been something else.

36
of 100
Furry Creature Report

Stephen recalls a news reports about a household that saw a strange, black hairy or furry creature coming down their stairs and running out of their front door.

37
of 100

Beltran was brushing his teeth when he saw a gigantic bat with a 6-foot wingspan!

38
of 100
Giant Raptor Witnessed by 5

On the edge of Charlotte Harbor in Port Charlotte, Florida, 5 people see a huge bird with a 12- to 16-foot wingspan.

39
of 100

Louigi investigates a creature that the dogs have cornered -- and it was glowing.

40
of 100
Goat Man Encounter

In Shafter, Texas around 1964, George tells the story of a hitchhiker with goat's feet.

41
of 100
Gremlin on the Dresser

When he was a boy in Scottsdale, Arizona, Wayne and his mom both saw the figure crouched on all fours on top of a dresser.

42
of 100
The Grunting Thing

In Hayle Towans, Cornwall, England, Stewart is chased by something grunting and whining.

43
of 100

"I heard him turn the squeaky doorknob and heard him shuffling to my bedside. He was making soft grunting noises...."

44
of 100
Harbinger for Truckers

While driving north on I-81 in Tennessee, Jeff a huge creature with silver-blask hair dash in front of his truck.

45
of 100

"Then a large, dog-like animal slid easily out from under it, its spine scraping against the bottom of it. The thing was incredibly skinny and every bone in its spine stuck out prominently, but its ribs did not...."

46
of 100
Huge Beast in Queens

In the middle of Queens in New York, Capo saw  a large, furry creature running on four legs along 100th Avenue.

47
of 100
Invisible Sprinting Humanoids

In November 2009, Cassandra saw strange, silvery human figures running up and down the street.

48
of 100
I Shot a Strange Creature

In Janesville, Minnesota a hunter says he shot a cat-like creature whose paws looked like hands.

49
of 100

Ryan and his friend in Portland, Oregon see an incredible creature that they say was at least 7 feet tall.

50
of 100

"As I drove further, I caught a glimpse of what looked like a person standing on the side of the road...."

51
of 100
Laughing Vulture

In Olathe, Kansas, Laurie saw a vulture-like bird on the roof of a nearby building -- and it laughed.

52
of 100
Little Hairy Creatures of "A" Mountain

At the top of the hill in Tuscon, Arizona, J. saw these little creatures, problably between a foot and 9 inches tall.

53
of 100
Mexican Tongue Monster

Adam and his family find a very strange, cartoonish creature on a Florida beach.

54
of 100
More true tales of weird creatures

Many more true storoes of encounters from our readers.

55
of 100

Sabre tells of a weird, dangerous creature in the woods along the Red River.

56
of 100
Mystery Cat of Susquehanna County

L.G. reports the sighting of what might have been a jaguar in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

57
of 100
Nighttime Creatures

"My earliest memories of seeing these creatures are from elementary school. I would and still do lie awake for hours on end because I heard them all over...."

58
of 100
Odd, Terrifying Encounter in the Fog

"Standing in the middle of the road on a patch of grass was a frail (as though the clothes where placed over a coat hanger), abnormally tall person (at least 7 feet tall) in a pea coat with his arms outstretched...."

59
of 100
Oklahoma Mystery Beast

"He jumped in an old pickup truck. He said that thing -- whatever it was -- scratched the truck up. Those scratches I saw with my own eyes...."

60
of 100
Owl People

Claudia and her boyfriend see 6-foot creatures with owl-like eyes.

61
of 100

In southeastern Washington, Magi sees a dark, shadowy something that moved like a hyena.

62
of 100
Pig Lady

"Then, all of a sudden, there was a bolt of lightning and I could have sworn, in that split second, that I had saw someone standing in that window...."

63
of 100
The Pontianak

Mimi tells a creature in Malaysia -- the pontianak, something like a female vampire who usually squats on tree branches.

64
of 100
Primehook Swamp Creature

Helen was driving in Broadkill Beach, Delaware around dusk in July 2007 when she encountered a 3-foot-tall creature with long legs, tan body, flat, almost puggish face, and a long tail.

65
of 100
The Rabbit Eater

While out bow hunting in the woods, this reader saw a fast-running thing chase down a rabbit and start to devour it.

66
of 100
Red-Eyed Roadside Cryptid Creature

In Vidor, Texas, Britton is startled while driving by a red-eyed creature that stood about 5 feet tall and sported black hair all over its body.

67
of 100

First Vicki sees strange-acting orbs, then her mother saw a little red-eyed thing about 1 foot tall, sitting on her bed.

68
of 100

In Phoenix, Arizona in the mid-1990s, Styles sees a kid-sized creature with big glowing yellow eyes.

69
of 100
Skinwalker in Idaho

"Five minutes later, we heard the bushes moving; we then saw wolf-like figures walking about 20 yards away...."

70
of 100
Skinwalker Newlywed

"She lay down for a bit. When she woke up, it was dark but she noticed an enormous figure looming in the doorway, staring at her...."

71
of 100
Skinwalker's Visit

"My grandma then told him to get off her roof and leave her alone. Surprisingly, he listened to her and jumped off the roof, running in a southern direction as he did so...."

72
of 100
Something Evil in the State of Denmark

"I turned around slowly, and what I saw still haunts me. I saw a very big, jet-black dog 'thing'...."

73
of 100

"Then we saw something moving. It looked like a grey, stone-like biped thing, carrying something really heavy on his shoulder...."

74
of 100

 In Ontario, Canada, sees a tall white creature run past his window with its arms flailing above his head.

75
of 100
Strange Sump Pump Creature

"It stared at me as I stared back at it. It cocked its head to one side as though trying to size me up, if you will. It had an absolutely intelligent look about it as though thinking, 'Uh-oh. You caught me'...."

76
of 100
Tree People of Maine

"Suddenly, Anne yelped, 'What the hell is that?' I turned and saw a skinny, slimy, brown creature staring at us...."

77
of 100
Thing on the Roof

Near La Mesa, New Mexico in 2008, Syn sees a creature on a nearby roof devouring a small animal.

78
of 100

The creature returns around midnight, and this time he gets a good look at its face.

79
of 100
Thing with Wings

"Suddenly, as I was watching TV, I saw these white, transparent wings, flapping, but floating downward from the wall where the picture hangs...."

80
of 100
Vanishing Birthday Critter

In Central New Jersey, Rich is having a smoke when he sees a creature that he mistakes for a cat, but then it vanishes.

81
of 100
Unknown Creature at the Pond

"I saw something very tall, greenish brown colored step over a four-foot fence and disappear into the trees about 50 feet in front and to the left of my van...."

82
of 100
Triangle Man

As a child, Corinne and her twin sister remember a man they called the "Triangle Man" come into their room at night and terrify them.

83
of 100
Weird Creature at the Fence

"As we waited there, we heard loud panting coming from the little alleyway. It was easy to discern that the panting was coming from a rather large creature...."

84
of 100
Vintage Wendigo Family Tale

"The tracks eventually stopped, and the creature had vanished; they were left mystified and scared out of their wits...."

85
of 100
Weird Creature in the Garbage Can

"I slowly opened the lid and there was a pitch-black -- I mean, so black it shined -- ten-foot centipede without legs, just in one lump, intertwined on the top of the garbage, but moving...."

86
of 100

At first this witness thought what he was seeing was just a plastic bag... but it wasn't.

87
of 100
The Woods Helper

In rural Banks County, Georgia, Rick saw a hairy and muscular biped of some sort stacking wood.

88
of 100

Adam and his friend are frightened by a strange human-kangaroo creature.

89
of 100
Bad News Brings Out the Gargoyles

After a boy receives a bad news phone call, gargoyles appear to torment him.

90
of 100

"The moment I turned on my flashlight I could see a pale, thin, naked "thing" (I refuse to call it human) peering at us from behind a tree."

91
of 100
Encounter with Sun Valley Creature

Awakened by a disturbance, Lonnie sees an unidentified, 10-foot-tall creature.

92
of 100
Shadow Demon Dog

Two kids are terrified by a demon dog coming in the window.

93
of 100

Friends ascend a mountain on a moon-lit night and encounter a strange creature.

94
of 100
Out of Place Mandrill or Baby Bigfoot

Out of Place Mandrill or Baby Bigfoot: Whatever it was, it was a mysterious creature.

95
of 100
Giant Spider-like Creature

Giant Spider-like Creature: A family sees a huge, dark thing with lots of legs crossing the road.

96
of 100
Creature Claws Beneath the Door

Creature Claws Beneath the Door: Small, hairy hands and arms scratch beneath a basement door.

97
of 100
Phantom Big Cat in the Kitchen

"Under the table was a huge black cat-like creature staring at me with overly huge glowing green eyes. It barely fit under the table it was so huge, just sitting there staring at me."

98
of 100

She looked in the rear view mirror and the dog stood up on its hind legs and walked across the road!

99
of 100

"On my bed frame at the bottom of my bed was this another creature. Its arm were spread along the frame and it was staring at me, mocking me, it seemed."

100
of 100
Part 2 of Cryptids, Monsters and Weird Creatures

Even more true stories of weird encounters with strange creatures.