What is a Cryptid?

What is a Cryptid?

There are mysterious sightings and peculiar events which have been happening all over the world for thousands of years. There are many myths and legends based from these experiences. A cryptid is a creature which is beyond known science but is still thought of by many to exist such as Bigfoot. There are many different categories of cryptids today as well. These creatures lay right upon the line between fantasy and science, sometimes with a bit of imagination thrown in.


A cryptid is a creature which is both a possibility and an impossibility. Some of them are far more believable than others though. For instance, some who believe in the hairy man of the woods would say that fairies are make believe while others believe in them whole heartedly.


Categories of cryptids

  • Aquatic (or Semi-aquatic)
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Humanoid
  • Neo-Dinosaur
  • Winged (Aviary)
  • Other Terrestrial
  • Spiritual Entities


Aquatic cryptids would include creatures like the Loch Ness Monster which most people are familiar with but Nessie could also fall into the category of Neo-Dinosaur so these categories should be treated fluidly.


Aquatic Cryptids

  • Brosno Dragon, Lake Brosno, Russia
  • Cadborosaurus, Pacific Ocean
  • Champ, Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, USA (also see neo-dinosaur)
  • Dobhar-chu, Ireland
  • Igopogo, Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
  • Isshii, Japan
  • Kraken, World’s Oceans
  • Kusshii, Japan
  • Labynkyr Devil, Oymyakonsky Ulus, Sakha Republic, Russia
  • Lake Tahoe Monster, California, USA
  • Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness, Scotland (also see neo-dinosaur)
  • Loveland Frog, Loveland, Ohio, USA (also see humanoid cryptids)
  • Mamlambo, South Africa
  • Manipogo, Lake Manitoba, Canada
  • Mokele-mbembe, Republic of Congo, Africa (also see neo-dinosaur)
  • Nahuelito, Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina
  • Ningen, Subantarctic
  • Ogopogo, Lake Okanagan, Canada
  • Selma, Lake Seljord, Telemark, Norway
  • Steller’s Sea Ape, Pacific Ocean


Extraterrestrial cryptids are those creatures thought to be traveling to our planet from other planets or start systems. These are known as aliens.


Extraterrestrial Cryptids

  • Aliens
    • Greys
    • Hybrids
    • Nordics
    • Reptilians


Humanoid cryptids are those creatures who bear a resemblance to humans in their looks or gait. They will be bipedal, or walking on two legs, with functional arms and upright legs.


Humanoid Cryptids

  • Ahool, South East Asia (also see winged cryptids)
  • Almas, Asia
  • Aswang, Philippines
  • Barmanou, Middle East/ Asia
  • Batsquatch, Mt. St. Helens, Washington, USA (also see winged cryptids)
  • Bigfoot, North American Forests
  • Bukit Timah Monkey Man, Singapore
  • Chuchunya, Russia
  • Dogman, Michigan, USA
  • Fouke Monster, Arkansas, USA
  • Grassman, Ohio, USA
  • Honey Island Swamp Monster, Louisiana, USA
  • Idyll Beast, Southern California, USA
  • Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp, South Carolina, USA
  • Loveland Frog, Loveland, Ohio, USA (also see aquatic cryptids)
  • Ningen, Subantarctic
  • Ozark Howler, Arkansas, USA
  • Orang Bati (also see winged cryptids)
  • Orang Pangdek, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Pigman of Vermont, Vermont, USA
  • Pope Lick Monster, Kentucky, USA
  • Kushtaka, Alaska, USA
  • Sheepsquatch, West Virginia, USA
  • Skinwalker, Utah, USA
  • Skunk Ape, Florida, USA
  • Yeren, China
  • Yeti, Himalayas, Asia
  • Yucca Man, Southern California, USA
  • Yowie, Australia


Neo-dinosaur are cryptids who resemble the dinosaurs which once roamed the earth.


Neo-Dinosaur Cryptids

  • Champ, Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, USA (also see aquatic cryptids)
  • Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness, Scotland (also see aquatic cryptids)
  • Mokele-Mbembe, Republic of Congo, Africa (also see aquatic cryptids)


Winged cryptids are the worlds unexplained creatures of the skis. They fly mysteriously at night or occasionally in full daylight.


Winged Cryptids

  • Ahool, South East Asia (also see humanoid cryptids)
  • Batsquatch, Mt St. Helens, Washington, USA (also see humanoid cryptids)
  • Elwetritsch, Germany (also see other terrestrial cryptids)
  • Jersey Devil, New Jersey, USA
  • Mothman, West Virginia, USA
  • Orang Bati (also see humanoid cryptids)
  • Owlman, Mawnan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Thunderbird, North America


Other Terrestrial Cryptids include all the other land dwelling creatures who can’t be classified into another category.


Other Terrestrial Cryptids

  • Beast of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England
  • Beast of Exmoor, England
  • British Big Cats, Great Britian
  • Chupacabra, Puerto Rico, South and Central America
  • Dover Demon, Massachusetts, USA
  • Elwetritsch, Germany (also see winged cryptids)
  • Jersey Devil, New Jersey, USA
  • Minhocão, South America
  • Mongolian Death Worm, Gobi Desert, Asia
  • Orang Mawas, Malaysia


Spiritual Entities are all the non-physical entities who may or may not look like humans but they are not physical. They are the ghosts of the world, both those we have heard of an those we have not.


Spiritual Entities

  • Annabel
  • Black-eyed Children
  • Classic Ghosts
  • Charman
  • El Verde
  • Flannelman
  • Glimmerman
  • Grinning Man
  • Hatman
  • Hidebehind
  • Robert the Doll
  • Shadow People
  • Silver Man
  • Wendigo
  • White eyed children
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