El Cuco

El Cuco If anyone else has been as obsessed with HBO’s “The Outsider,” as I am, you know a little bit about the legend of “El Cuco.”  The show is based off the Stephen King book of the same name, and we know King’s love for supernatural creatures. Though the show has long ended (I highly recommend […]

El Chupacabra

El Chupacabra Chupacabras were first reported in 1995, in Puerto Rico, where they were blamed for attacks on goats, sheep, and other domestic animals, supposedly leaving uneaten carcasses that were drained of blood.   Early reports described a creature that stood upright and resembled a large reptilian kangaroo with huge red eyes. No actual specimens were found, […]

Banshee

Banshee In Irish Legend, a “Banshee” (woman of the fairy mound) scream is believed to be an omen of death. They are spirit beings, also known as Phasma clamoris- meaning no permanent corporeal form. Her scream, also called a ‘caoine,’ which means keening and is said to be a warning of imminent death. Some Irish believe every family has their own banshee, […]

Dragons

DRAGONS Popularized most recently by the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, legends of dragons have permeated human societies for centuries, dating as far back as the ancient Greeks and Sumerians. Derived from the Greek word “draconta,” meaning “to watch,” mythological accounts usually paint dragon’s as malicious adversaries. Large, serpentine, the ability to breath fire: these […]

New Jersey Devil

The New Jersey Devil The New Jersey Devil is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It’s described as a flying biped, with hooves, the head of a goat, bat wings, and horns (pictured left). Sightings report that the creature emits bloodcurdling screams and can move very quickly, as well as having blood […]

CHAMP

CHAMP Champ is said to inhabit the waters of Lake Champlain, one of the largest lakes in the United States, with a depth of 400 feet and a width of 12 miles at its widest. It borders Vermont, NY, and Canada. Both Native American Tribes that lived near the lake, the Abenaki and the Iroquois had their […]

Brownies

BROWNIES And NO, folks, we are NOT talking about the yummy chocolate treats.  Today’s post is about BROWNIES! From the realm of the fae, comes a tiny benevolent fairy called a Brownie (pronounced Broony). Originating in the cold Scottish Highlands, they are said to have immigrated to other parts of the world along with the Scottish people. They […]

Atmospheric Beasts

ATMOSPHERIC BEASTS The strangest form of flying monster, Atmospheric Beasts don’t follow the laws of the physical world. They fly without the need for wings, and their bodies are only semi-solid, often partially invisible. Most sightings were originally classified as odd UFO sightings, before becoming their own category entirely. Famous author Ivan T. Anderson even considered […]

Abominable Snowman

ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN We start with one of the holy “three”; aka, one of the most talked about cryptids.  The Abominable Snowman, an apelike animal said to inhabit the region of Nepal and Tibet. However, this is only the popular western name. They are more commonly known as Yeti’s, or Meh-Teh’s, and have been prevalent in eastern folklore for centuries. The first […]