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Written Confession: Still Looking for Answers About “The White Thing”

The following written confession was shared via Reddit:

So I've read nearly every post on here and have yet to find anything that sounds exactly like what my friends and I used to call the white thing. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania and a big group of us used to hang out at my friends parents house. His dad was a doctor so they had this huge house deep in the woods so we would spend basically every day and night here. 

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Everyone knew about the white thing and honestly just hearing about it scared me so much i hated walking to my car at night there, the woods just seemed odd. I had never personally seen it, but I wasn't allowed to spend as much time there as most of the other kids but I trusted what they told me. 

They always talked about the white thing as they called it, and described it as about 7-8 feet tall, pure white, humanoid body type, and could run extremely fast. Everyone who had seen it encountered it a few times but was never able to get a great look because the minute it was spotted it would run back into the woods. 

The weirdest encounter was when the family's aunt went on vacation once she left her tiny dog to stay at the house while she was gone. It was a really nice dog and she hung around and played with us the week she was there. She never strayed too far from the lawn and was obviously trained. One night she went out to use the restroom and then never came back. They found her collar and everyone assumed the white thing ate her. No one ever really talked about her again. 

The really strange thing was when I was in college I was being interviewed by the archivist for a series of books he wrote about myths and legends of PA. We were talking about this road from that same very small town (about 800 people) that has a lot of typical scary legends around it. After we were done we were just chatting and he said he'd come across a few old reports of a werewolf in that town from the early 1900s I think. He asked me if I had ever heard of that and I told him about the white thing and he seemed a little surprised but that is as far the conversation went. 

I moved away and don't really visit there much or talk to any of those people anymore but I wonder if it still exists or if it ever did or was just a story a bunch of kids talked about until they all believed in it in some way. Also my interview was never included in the book which was pretty disappointing. Sorry if this was lengthy but I was wondering if anyone else had anything similar? Maybe an albino dog man?

Is “The White Thing” really a white Bigfoot? A rake sighting? Something new? Share your theories in the comments!

Infographic: 45 Scary and Disturbing Mythical Creatures

Probably everyone is familiar with Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, but how well do you know your more obscure cryptids? Check out the infographic below to learn a little bit about 45 less famous - but still very scary and disturbing! - mythical (but are they really?) creatures from around the world!

45 Scary and Disturbing Mythical Creatures from Around the World

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Written Confession: The Scotland Goblins

The following written confession was submitted via email:

“Last summer me and two friends went camping in the Knapdale Forest in Argyle and Bute area of Scotland it’s very mountainous and covered in dense Forests and woodlands/Creeks and Caves.

We would camp for several days in the summer weather permitting but this long weekend break was very warm we found a perfect place to pitch the tents in some tree cover from the sun keeping the temperature down inside the tent.

After a good days fishing and cooking our evening meal my friend Matt went to bed while me and John had a chat and drank a Budlight it didn’t get dark until around 10:20pm in the evening at around 9:00pm me and John heard a strange noise coming from in the woods loud enough to be heard over the small waterfall and creek.

We don’t have any large predators in Scotland anymore sadly only Deer/Birds/Beaver none of which it was made this noise and to our knowledge nobody else was around we trekked 3 miles from the main road to get here! 

We always wear dark clothes in the woods and dark paint or camouflage even while fishing, we followed the noise up over the ridge down a small hill and over a stream like body of water the noise was getting loud but it sounded like two people speaking or disagreeing maybe two lost tourists from somewhere in Europe was my guess until we sneaked over the ridge crawling on our stomach trying not to be seen.

As we looked down on to the creek I can only describe what I seen as two Goblins around 2/3ft tall dark grey/black skin with a similar face to a human just a few big wrinkles like a Pug, both of them had large stones in their hands and pointing into the trees, looked like they were arguing about letting an animal they were hunting get away which could only be small Vermin squirrels I’d guess! 

They then walked away from us into the trees after the argument you could hear them talking and laughing as they disappeared. 

The next day we told Matt he said he heard voices earlier that day close to the camp but never thought anything of it we took a walk back with Matt and found a cave like structure 6ft wide in the ground I can only guess that’s where they came from.

I’ll be returning this summer in June hopefully they will be around the area again.”

NEWS: Finding Bigfoot by Boat: Portland to Offer Cryptid Cruises in Search of Sasquatch

If you’ve ever watched the show Finding Bigfoot, you may have noticed that the show technically never actually did find Bigfoot. (No riots please!) Through copious hours of camp outs, scenario recreations, and wood knocks, Bigfoot still remained at large.

But maybe the cryptid crew just wasn’t using the right method. Maybe they should have tried the unusual approach that cruise company Portland Spirit is launching this June: tracking Bigfoot for seven straight hours by BOAT!

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The Oregon-based attraction will begin taking eager Bigfoot seekers on boat rides through Columbia River Gorge on June 15th. The trip will cover seven hours and 120 miles, all in search of the ever elusive creature! Also included in the aquatic adventure will be fascinating views of the Gorge’s other wildlife, scenes of Multnomah Falls and Portland’s bridges, and a stopover at a restaurant called The Locks Grill for “signature Bigfood bites”! (We haven’t decided yet if that pun is terrible or ingenious. Maybe it’s both.)

AND that’s not all: fans of Finding Bigfoot will be enthused to learn that video recordings of Bigfoot sightings and theories as told by one Cliff Barackman will be played for them for the entire seven hour trip! ‘“Bigfoot is the hide-and-seek champion of the world," writes Aaron Greene, Portland Spirit's marketing director, in a description of the cruise. "With the help of Cliff Barackman from, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, we will try our best to find him."’

Anyone and everyone can enjoy the cryptid cruises through September of this year. And with a little bit of luck and the help of some driftwood knocks, perhaps one boatload of hopeful seekers will spy the Big guy on the shore… or - plot twist! - maybe they’ll discover that Bigfoot is actually aquatic and that’s why he’s been so hard to find! New working theory: Aquasquatch? Either way, the journey through picturesque Columbia River Gorge is sure to be memorable whether or not the hairy man/beast makes an appearance. Share your pictures - and evidence - with us if you make the voyage!

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Documentary “Paranormal Bigfoot” Makes Its Online Debut

It’s finally here! The anticipated documentary, Paranormal Bigfoot, is now available for viewing!

Created by Bilco Productions, “Paranormal Bigfoot is an investigation into a segment of the Sasquatch community that believe there is more to this enigmatic creature than a simple animal. An uncomfortable and divisive topic for those desirous of representing themselves as scientifically credible. Yet the question remains, can scientific process be claimed until even the strangest of evidence is accounted for?”

Along with notable Bigfoot community figures like Bob Gimlin, Stan Gordon, and Ron Morehead, The Confessionals Podcast host Tony Merkel can also be seen in this new documentary!

Last year Tony was interviewed about the possibility of a connection between paranormal Bigfoot, biblical fallen angels, and the Nephilim, a intriguing premise based on historical evidence from extra canonical texts. The finished film featuring Tony’s interview (and much more!) can be rented or purchased with Amazon Prime.

Click HERE to check it out now!

(If the documentary is not available for streaming in your country, click HERE to contact Bilco Productions about obtaining a DVD version.)

Thank you to Bilco Productions for the opportunity to be involved in Paranormal Bigfoot!

Creature Feature Friday: The Momo

This edition of Creature Feature Friday presents: The Momo!

Check out these 5 details about this bipedal cryptid:

1) "Momo" stands for Missouri Monster, a creature very similar to Bigfoot that is reported to reside in Missouri.

2) Physical attributes of the Momo include: a 6-to-7-foot height, a furry body with hair covering even the eyes, and a large, pumpkin-shaped head. It also smells pretty terrible.

3) The "Missouri Monster Scare" first began in July 1971, when two women saw a "half ape and half man" along Highway 79. It reportedly made strange gurgling noises.

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4) Sightings continued through July 1972, and included the findings of several large, three-toed footprints.

5) The Momo also loves dogs - for dinner.  During the Missouri Monster scare, several dog graves were found disturbed and surrounded by scattered bones. Once the Momo was even glimpsed carrying a dead dog away under its arm! Yikes.

Learn more about the Momo at Cryptid Wiki and PrairieGhosts.com!

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12 Strange Snake Cryptids for National Serpent Day

12 Strange Snake Cryptids for National Serpent Day

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Happy National Serpent Day! Yeah, who knew serpents have their own day? February 1 is an official national day in America to recognize snakes and serpents of all shapes and ssssizes.

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Across different countries, religions, and cultures, the serpent has been used as a symbol of evil, medicine, and fertility. And don’t forget fear - ophidiophobia, fear of snakes, is one of the world’s most common phobias! Though there are over 3,000 species of snakes in existence, this slithering reptile is still a unique (and creepy) creature.

In observance of National Serpent Day, we’re sharing a video in tribute to those species of serpents that may or may not actually exist.

Here are 12 of the strangest snake cryptids! 

For those who don’t have the opportunity to watch the full video, here’s a roundup of the top 12 for you to research later:

12. Arabian Flying Snake

11. Groot-slang

10. Sirrush

9. Namibian Flying Snake

8. Giant Congo Snake

7. Tsuchinoko

6. Crowing Crested Cobra

5. Hoop Snake

4. Real life flying snakes

3. Giant Anaconda 

2. Nabau

And finally… 1. Megaconda!

Happy National Serpent Day! Yay?

Ugly Holiday Sweaters for a Crypto-Paranormal Christmas!

It’s the holiday season! That means it’s time again for spreading Christmas cheer and breaking out the old holiday traditions: decorations, gifts, festive music (on every single radio station), family togetherness...

And ugly sweaters.

That’s right - the month of December is also the perfect time to pull out your hideous knitwear and proudly parade it in public, all in the spirit of Christmas! This year, TODAY, Friday December 21, 2018, marks National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.

Whether you’re attending the annual office Christmas party, braving crowds of shoppers at every store, or curling up in front of the fire with a gallon of eggnog, make the scene picture-perfect by being as badly dressed as possible! For all of you fellow paranormal and cryptozoological enthusiasts, check out some of these truly terrible designs to inspire your ugly Christmas sweater collection:

Merry Krampus

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You better watch out. You’ll probably cry. And if you pout, you’re going to die - Krampus Clause is co

min’ to town.

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The only thing worse than this ugly Krampus sweater is paying $69.00 for this ugly Krampus sweater.

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Does it make the sweater more or less ugly if it comes in vest form? Probably both.

A Very Cryptid Christmas

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He sees you when you’re sleeping because he’s big enough to look into your bedroom windows.

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This is actually pretty tame as far as ugly Christmas sweaters go, but the sweater model just looks so majestic.

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“Yeti, eat a candy cane.”

“Why?!”

“Because you turn into an angry badly dressed abominable snowman when you’re hungry….”

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“….Better?”

Better!”

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If you’re not sure whether your holiday yeti sweater is ugly enough, make it battery-operated and remove all doubt.

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Holidays are all fun and games until someone gets impaled by a unicorn.

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I don’t really want to have a hairy anything, thank you.

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Every time a bell rings, a Mothman gets its wings.

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Some kids want Santa to bring them a pony for Christmas. Other kids just want a legendary Scottish plesiosaur.

Yuletide UFOs

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The alien invasion comes bearing gifts. And polka dots. So many polka dots.

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Don’t go into the light!

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Santa is out there.

Paranormal Pop Culture Christmas

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Mix a little redrum with your eggnog for a festive holiday drink.

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The perfect cardigan for your office Christmas party or casual Fridays at Ghostbusters Headquarters.

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Better not feed this Gremlin sweater after midnight, or it’ll turn into an even uglier sweater.

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Nothing screams Christmas cheer like a possessed homicidal doll.

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On the Eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, more shadow monsters in a new Season 3. (Seriously, when is Season 3 coming out?!)

Just Plain Creepy

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Have yourself a creepy little Christmas.

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Zombie Santa is going to need a little more than milk and cookies when he lumbers down your chimney.

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I don’t know if this is paranormal or just really weird, but it is an actual nightmare before Christmas.

Scary, merry Christmas, everyone! Which ugly sweater will you be wearing this year?