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Here are ten of the most terrifying and bizarre creatures to ever, allegedly, have walked the Earth. These creatures defy logic, inspire the imagination and generate fear. They are the subject of numerous movies, documentaries, books and even songs. They have become ingrained in our culture. Do these creatures really exist? Did they ever exist? Or are these merely hoaxes, or the result of over-active imaginations? No matter what you believe, I think it is safe to say that the members of this list are the stuff of nightmares, and if encountered, even the most hardened individual would tremble with fear. So let’s open our minds to the incredible, and embark on a brief journey through a world teeming with cryptids. This is a follow up list to the Top 10 Bizarre Cryptids.

10

Dover Demon

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This creature was sighted on three separate occasions in the town of Dover, Massachusetts, on April 21 and April 22, 1977. Due to its appearance, there’s speculation as to whether or not this creature was an alien, or the result of some sort of experiment – a human or alien hybrid, for example – while others suggest it came from another dimension. The Dover Demon’s features are as follows: a disproportionately large and watermelon-shaped head; glowing orange eyes; long, thin arms and legs with slender fingers. It was said to be hairless, with rough, flesh-toned skin described as a tan color with the texture of sandpaper. The Dover Demon reportedly lacked facial features – it had no nose, ears or mouth. Its height was 3 feet, and it made a bloodcurdling noise that sounded like a hawk’s screech combined with a snake’s hiss.

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9

Jersey Devil

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This beast is said to have inhabited the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, with tales beginning in the 1800s and continuing until the 20th century. The creature is usually described as a flying biped with hooves, wings like a bat and a head resembling a horse. The legend of this creature stems from a tale about “Mother Leeds”, a local witch who invoked the devil while giving birth to her 13th child. When the baby was born it immediately transformed into a demonic creature and flew off into the surrounding pine barrens. The Jersey Devil was blamed for many livestock killings, strange footprints and bizarre sounds. In the early 1900’s, scores of people in New Jersey and neighboring states claimed to witness the Jersey Devil, or at least to see evidence of its continued presence in the form of anxiety-inducing footprints.


8

Flatwoods Monster

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It is claimed that the Flatwoods Monster is some form of extraterrestrial, as this creature was spotted in the vicinity of a large UFO that either hovered above or rested on the ground in the town of Flatwoods, in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12, 1952. According to the reports, this creature was huge, at least 10 feet tall. its face gave off a reddish glow, and its body was green in colour. Its head was shaped like a heart or Ace of Spades, and out of this strangely shaped head bulged non-human eyes. The body is described as being shaped similar to a man’s, and dressed in some sort of dark clothing resembling a skirt. Reports described the creature variously as having either no visible arms, or having short, stubby arms ending in long claw-like fingers.

7

Owlman

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Mawnan, Cornwall – 1976. If you were in the area at this time, you would have overheard the first reports of a creature called the Owlman. The first sighting took place on April 17, 1976, when the creature was spotted hovering menacingly above the Mawnan church tower. Oddly enough, sightings up to August 1978 all occurred within the vicinity of this church. This cryptid, which, unsurprisngly, has the appearance of an owl, is about the size of a man; it has pointed ears, red eyes, and black pincer-like claws. Its body bears some similarities to the more famous Mothman: it is supposed to have had large wings of a greyish color. Somewhat eerily, there were many UFO reports, as well as accounts of animals behaving strangely in the surrounding area just prior to the Owlman sightings – yet another similarity to the Mothman case.

6

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

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The Lizard Man, being particularly terrifying, deserves a high place on this list. This humanoid cryptid is said to inhabit the swampland areas in and around Lee County, South Carolina. The sightings began on June 29, 1988, with the most recent notable sighting in February, 2008. The creature is described as being 7 feet 2 inches tall, bipedal, with a strong build, green scaly skin, and glowing red eyes. Reports state that the Lizard Man has three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. His fingers end in a circular pad that apparently enables him to scale walls and hang from ceilings. As evidenced by the damage done to the vehicles of those unfortunate enough to encounter it, the creature also possesses incredible strength – he is clearly capable of ripping into a car. Pulling over in this area is a bad idea.

5

Bunyip

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For those who grew up in Australia, the bunyip will be familiar. The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds and waterholes. It has been described as a giant starfish that walks on land – imagine that! Other 19th-century newspaper clippings describe it as having a dog-like face, dark fur, a horse-like tail, flippers, and walrus-like tusks or horns or a duck like bill. The very first description of this bizarre Australian cryptid appeared in a newspaper in 1845:

“The Bunyip, then, is represented as uniting the characteristics of a bird and of an alligator. It has a head resembling an emu, with a long bill, at the extremity of which is a transverse projection on each side, with serrated edges like the bone of the stingray. Its body and legs partake of the nature of the alligator. The hind legs are remarkably thick and strong, and the fore legs are much longer, but still of great strength. The extremities are furnished with long claws, but the blacks say its usual method of killing its prey is by hugging it to death. When in the water it swims like a frog, and when on shore it walks on its hind legs with its head erect, in which position it measures twelve or thirteen feet in height.”

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4

Sigbin

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The Sigbin is a terrifying creature from the Philippines, said to lurk in the shadows at night, who sucks the blood of victims by consuming their shadows (the Philippines has some amazingly bizarre cryptids: for some real horrors see this list). The Sigbin is said to walk backwards, with its head lowered between its hind legs. It has the convenient advantage of invisibility – and especially humans are vulnerable to its powers of deception. It resembles a mere hornless goat, but has very large ears which it can clap like a pair of hands and a long, flexible tail which can be used as a whip – it’s unlikely that this goat ever encountered serious problems while crossing the bridge to the Other Side. The Sigbin is said to emit a nauseating odor. Sometimes, it has a tendency to crabwalk backwards, looking for children to devour. In 2005, scientists in Borneo discovered a “cat-fox-like carnivore” with hind legs longer than its forelegs, suggesting that it was endowed with the awkward gait and terrifying physical appearance of the Sigbin. Indeed, many of the characteristics are uncannily similar – but no conclusive evidence has yet been unearthed. The Sigbin, evidently, hides its tracks most effectively.

3

Canvey Island Monster

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‘Canvey Island Monster’ is the name given to an unusual creature, whose carcass washed up on the shores of Canvey Island, England, in November 1954. A second, more intact carcass was discovered in August, 1955. The 1954 specimen was described as being 76cm (2.4ft) long with thick reddish brown skin, bulging eyes and gills. It lacked forelimbs, and its hind legs were described as having five-toed horseshoe-shaped feet with concave arches – apparently well-suited for bipedal locomotion. Its remains were cremated after a cursory inspection by zoologists who said that it posed no danger to the public. The 1955 specimen was described as being similar to the first – it was much larger, however, at 120cm (3.9 ft) long weighing approximately 11.3kg (25lb). It was sufficiently fresh for its eyes, nostrils and teeth to be studied, though no official explanation was given at the time as to what it was or what happened to the carcass.


2

Pope Lick Monster

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In most accounts, the Pope Lick Monster (named after the Pope Lick Creek below the Pope Lick Train Trestle – shown above) appears as a human-goat hybrid with the grotesquely deformed body of a man. It has powerful, fur-covered goat legs, an alabaster-skinned face with an aquiline nose and wide set eyes. Short, sharp horns protrude from the forehead, nestled in long greasy hair that matched the color of the fur on the legs. Numerous urban legends exist about the creature’s origins and the methods it employs to claim its victims. According to some accounts, the creature uses either hypnosis or voice mimicry to lure trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death before an oncoming train. Other stories claim the monster jumps down from the trestle onto the roofs of cars passing beneath it. Still more legends tell that it attacks its victims with a blood-stained axe.

1

Goatman

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Described as a hybrid beast that bears a horrific mélange of both human and goat-like characteristics, this horned, hoofed, goat featured horror would seem to be a modern re-interpretation of the ancient satyrs found in Greek myths. Yet eyewitnesses claim that this fiend is not a figment from beyond mythology, but a living, breathing, flesh and blood creature, that is not to be trifled with. The first official report of this brute hails from 1957, when eyewitnesses reported seeing a hairy, horned monster in the areas of Forestville and Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. Following that wave of sightings, the beast apparently decided to lay low until the summer of 1962, when the Goatman was accused of killing no less than fourteen people — twelve children and two accompanying adults — who were apparently hiking too close to its lair. The survivors, who, of course, remain unidentified, claimed that the Goatman violently hacked its victims to pieces with an axe, all the while emitting ghastly sounds only the “devil himself” would make. [Source]

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  • dude

    holy shit this article is by stephen king!

    • joetravolta

      I wonder if it is the real stephen king though?

      i love the bizaare lists. the reason i come on here

      • Mabel

        I would say no; there are troubles with apostrophes that the real Stephen King would never have.

        • Andy Frogman

          If it is Stephen King then here’s my opportunity to say two things:

          1. Pope Lick Monster AND Goatmen on the same list… the Pope Lick Monster IS a Goatman… fool.

          2. Stop basing all your damn books in Maine… cool you like Maine… we get it… get over it.

          • Dan

            Sounds to me like you are the one that needs to get over something. Who are you tell an author where his stories should take place?

      • faye

        not interesting arggggggggggggggggg
        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kd

      Seriously, these people have huge imagination or on drugs or what? Man I mean lol Sigbin and Bunyip are like so detailed that it sounds like it could be a real thing but let’s get real here lol. Weird that they tested one of the eye witnesses of the Sigbin with a polygraph test and drugs and she passed all of them with flying colors, saying she told the truth on throughout and had no drugs or alcohol in her body.

  • timothyjames

    Stephen King? How kind of you to grace Listverse. I am a big fan.

    That being said, I thought the list started out well, but sort of fizzled around the Sigbin. Then it became more about…folklore, for lack of a better word. I realize that these are all folklore, but at least the earlier ones had consistent characteristics and weren't really a part of the culture as they were just sort of an anomaly. Definitely an interesting list though. Top 10 Bizarre Cryptids is one of my favorite lists.

    Note: I realize that this probably isn't the famous author.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      Just to clarify, the entries from 10 – 6 were part of the list I submitted while the entries from 5 – 1 belong to another member. For some reason they've been combined to form this list.

      With all the enries on the list I originally submitted I tried to avoid focusing simply on folklore and provided dates of sightings and eyewitness descriptions for all of them. I wish my entire list was included, I don't like having entries that someone else created under my name, it makes my writing appear inconsistent.

      • Lily

        I’m glad you’ve mentioned that because I thought it mighty odd the way the list suddenly seemed to change it’s whole meaning and reason. I stopped reading when it got later on in the list, I much prefer to read about sightings and the such like.

  • Dan

    Goatman, Pope Lick Monster same thing

    • timothyjames

      Yeah, I thought there had been a mistake when I finished reading number 2 and then saw the picture for number 1.

    • Steve

      I have walked across the trestles in pope lick, scary as hell. People have died walking across it. You get up there in the middle no were to go. Always called the Goatman. Never seen it though.

    • Chris

      You are right…Pope Lick Monster and the Goatman is the same.

  • It's 12:42 am here and I was just looking for something to keep me awake because I have to study. Thanks, Listverse! :-/

    • Victoria

      Hi-Five. Same Situaton. 12:54 am and studying Tort Law. Urgh, terrible.

  • oliveralbq

    @Brittany Houghton: "first comment!"

    —–the #1 spot on this list should automatically go to the creature/monster who wastes the least time before eating "first" posters.

    • britt

      sorry oliveralbq if I offended you, but its not like I just "firsted" and left I had a valid comment on the list. I was just happy to be the first person to read and comment. ill try not to offend you with my presence from now on.

      • oliveralbq

        oh, please girl—–
        your presence doesn't offend me.
        hell, your presence itself probably doesn't offend anyone.
        no reason to be melodramatic—

        we're happy for you, that you read and commented…….
        (sort of)
        but, no one cares what number comment you are.

        of course, the result of you pointing out your placement was: your comment got deleted after about 7 minutes.
        you did have a valid comment (sort of), and had you not put the "first" tag on it, then 1000 people would have read it, and agreed or disagreed, and possibly discussed.
        unfortunatly, since you did tag it, only 13 people saw it — now no one can read what you thought, which obfuscates the whole point of commenting in the first place.

        your deleted comment said you had been reading the list for quite some time, so it isn't a stretch to assume that you knew if you call "first", it's getting deleted, so why bother?

        as for me?
        i want monsters to eat "first" posters.
        and i want those monsters to be #1 on a list.
        but that's just me.

        • I love your brutal honesty, kind sir.

        • kookoo

          second!!!
          What? Where not doing that anymore?

        • hahaha

          GEt a liffe why are you people fighting over comments?? haha pathetic

  • rain

    Awesome list. Just gotta love the cryptids. . . It makes the world use it's imagination.

  • Tron

    Stephen King is writing for Listverse wow Stephen King is writing for Listverse I cannot believe it no wonder this list is so scary wow I cannot believe again that Stephen King is writing for Listverse.

    Pheew..I typed that as fast as I could I am totally excited and out of breath no wonder I did not put any commas anywhere in this post.

  • Mijkl

    Considering the grammar, it certainly isn't anyone of literary fame.

    • kaye

      Well…things are gonna get really awkward if "Stephen King" ends up really being the Stephen King.

      • whitedragon777

        Well . . . if that's the case . . . then I would think he probably wrote like that on purpose and is having a good laugh. But I doubt it, I'm currently reading his memoir and I'm not sure he'd be able to get through writing a list so grammatically horrible as this (I don't judge, my grammar is just as bad).

        • Beast Of Gevaudan

          Grammatically horrible? Ease up buddy.
          You say you don't judge? LOL

          To clarify my "its" in the list I submitted were changed to "it is" which makes a big difference. Outside that I'd like to know what makes you think this is "grammatically horrible".

          I'll post this again because I don't think everyone's getting the message. Entries 10 – 6 on the list are part of the list I originally submitted, the other half of this list belongs to another member. Listverse for some reason decided to combine the two.

          • whitedragon777

            Hmm, well some of those "it is" don't make sense. And I'm not reading the whole list again but I know there were several areas that were pretty bad but they were in the first half so it turns out they weren't even yours to begin with. But even so . . . no, I'm horrible with grammar, lol, just because I say someone else is too doesn't mean I'm judging them for it.

          • Beast Of Gevaudan

            I know what you mean. That's why I felt the need to explain that not all the entries were mine.

            Back on topic – which entry was your favourite?

          • oliveralbq

            white dragon didn't come back to answer, so i will.
            you said "entry"—–

            favoutite creature:
            —–the lizard man of scape ore swamp, i like.
            the possibility of sticking to walls, and the recorded ability to fuck-up vehicles, it's a win for this guy.

            favourite entry:
            —–jersey devil, i'm glad you included
            as a hockey fan, i have wondered to myself why that nhl franchise was named the new jersey devils.
            as a red wings fan, i never really cared quite enough to go look it up, something which you have caused me to do. l.v. is great for that sometimes; creating a desire to know even tangential information brought on by list entries.

            creepiest creature:
            —–flatwoods monster
            i read this initially on mobile, and have pix disabled in the name of expediancy. this creature didn't faze me, but when i got home, on my laptop, this picture of the flatwoods monster creeeps me out for some reason.
            it looks like a floating cabbage-patch-doll/nun hybrid with tyrannosaurus rex arms.
            i don't like it at all.

          • Beast Of Gevaudan

            I'm a hockey fan as well, which is rare for an Aussie. I'm actually a New Jersey Devils fan, have been for years. It's only recently that I found out that they got the name from this myth/cryptid.

            My favourite creature is the Beast Of Gevaudan, as you can probably tell from my username. The sheer number of witnesses suggest that this creature can't merely be dismissed as myth.

          • Slappy

            I was going through this again to get some info for a friend (on the Pope Lick monster), and I saw the comments regarding grammar. So I looked back through the intro. All the grammar seems correct. Did someone change some things? If not, what are people talking about when they say “bad grammar?”

          • inconspicuousdetective

            i’m really late to the party commenting here, but your favorite cryptid is the beast of gevaudan, and i thought i’d just mention there was a pretty good show on not long ago about how it could have been a hyena owned by the man who shot and killed it.

            the motive would’ve been to achieve fame for killing a werewolf, which is pretty interesting. i’m also aware they kept the bones and used them in other taxadermized animals. it was very interesting, and the theory i kinda believe most.

    • whitedragon777

      I was hoping everyone could have deduced that . . . although it was a good list, I love reading about cryptids, Stephen King (the author) would never write like that . . . it was downright hard to keep going in places.

  • Steven Douglas

    The Dover Demon was my 92 year-old Great Aunt Hildegard, off her meds, naked and running through the woods near the home from which she sometimes wandered. She was 4'2" tall, not 3 feet as suggested, but she did walk hunched over, so that would explain that. Hildie was deaf, toothless and practically hairless in her old age. And she was definitely mean, right to the core, known to scream, hiss and screech like a banshee. She died in Dover in 1978, so no more sightings of Hildie since.

    • KabirBhai

      Wish i had known your Great Aunt Hildegard. It would have been great fun…
      Did she possess Regan MacNeil in 1973???

    • lalabhaiya

      Wow. You guys must have been awed from the stories you guys heard about her as kids, right? Must have been amazing.

    • dsafaf

      I love you.

  • 63jax

    bullshit all folclore…

  • cg26

    #1 looks like he's posing for the cover of People magazine. The cryptid version.

    • bluesman87

      lo0ks like evidence edward from twilight fucks goats.

      • oliveralbq

        edward does not fuck goats.
        he makes love to them.

  • levi.

    #1: Mr Tumless?

    • timothyjames

      I think "Mr. Tumnus" is what you were going for.

      • levi.

        Whatever I've always hated that goddamn book anyways.

        • miranda

          Who hates C.S. Lewis??? No one that's who!

  • KabirBhai

    Fictional List – Nothing great today…
    Another day, another list…

  • Youhavebeenbeaned

    Well these are better off as mythical creatures still as they. Are not confirmed in anyway and usually belong to folklore.

  • konradfatal

    Err…pretentious and lame.

  • Yum_Goatman_Cheese

    Owlman and Batman must have fought a few battles. Batman may even wish to smash his weird head in soon as well, he made it on the list and he didnt.

    • Yum_Goatman_Cheese

      Owlman made it on the list and he didnt. **

  • no. 3 looks like a pokemon ^_^

  • ;-0

    The flatwoods monster is just a mardi gras parader lost.

  • DannicaK

    Besides the 1st comment, where does it say that Stephen King wrote this? I`m on Listverse mobile, so maybe it doesn`t show but all I see is posted by JFrater.

    • timothyjames

      If you come to the website on a computer, the author is always named at the beginning before the list begins.

      • oliveralbq

        tj—– this is actually something i meant to bring up to frater a while back.
        due to my schedule, most of the time i view the day's list for the first time, i don't have a clue who the author is.

        —-now, it isn't really that big of a deal, true.
        often i go 9-13 hours knowing the list contents, but not knowing the author (unless ianz, tylerb, blogball, jafe, or one of the other contributors with a distinctive writing style penned it).

        —-on the other hand, it seems like it would be an easy fix … i'm sure i'm not the only person viewing primarily on mobile

    • ianz09

      For some reason, mobile Listverse always has JFrater listed as the author, regardless of the actual author. But usually a quick skim through the comments can enlighten you.

      • oliveralbq

        true that, but i get it, often, when the comments are in the single digits still. unfortunately, i don't have time to keep checking it for a commentor to say — "good job el the erf", or "why did you pick 13 movies, randall?" or "why do you have a 27-way tie for #1 of things that are gay, brock?"

        i'll admit computer programming isnt my forte, but it does seem like an easy fix.

  • bidzi

    Nice list. But not the best. First few of the list have some account of sighting by human. But gradually it became more of myth and folklore. so it became boring.
    Waiting for another list…. another day……. :)

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      As mentioned, only entries 10 – 6 were mine. Listverse has added another members entries for 5 – 1. I have to say I don't like it because it defeats the purpose of me submitting 10 entries and makes it look like my writing is inconsistent. At least they could've credited the member who submitted the other half of the list.

      • The other five entries on your list were identical to those on the first list (the one linked in the introduction) – that is the reason for the substitution.

        • Beast Of Gevaudan

          I understand what you're saying Jaimie, although I must point out that the Beast Of Gevaudan and Hopkinsville Goblin weren't on the first list. But no dramas.

          I appreciate you including some of my entries.

          Cheers

          • That is true – though the beast of Gevaudan had appeared within the last two months on another list which is why I omitted that. I could have (and perhaps should have) left the goblins on as it is one of my favorite tales.

          • bidzi

            who is second author of the list??? that person should get some credit!!!!
            anyway, I always like to read about mythological beast and creatures. But while reading this list, it grew my interest as the entries have some prominent human sighting evidence. but then gradually it became more myth and folklore oriented. so it lost my interest. specially the #9 picture, it is showing a creature walking past. it's interesting. I would like to know more about the photo. :)

  • lalabhaiya

    All entries mythical. I was expecting real creatures here. Still, a good list.

    And Jamie, can you tell us more about the author?

  • Armin Tamzarian

    What's up with all the nonsense lists lately. I come here to learn something new, not to hear about the delirious ramblings of some backwater yokels who were poisoned by their own moonshine.

    Please Listverse, go back to informative lists, not just these 'entertaining' lists.

    • coocoocuchoo

      I agree! dont know why people are thumbing you down?

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      Thanks for your contribution.

      If you have no interest in the subject then why did you even bother clicking the link and posting on this page?

  • Will Trame

    Good…another creepy list to get the goose flesh crawling in the early morning hours. I have heard of the majority of these cryptids. The A&E “Monster Quest” series did a feature on the Flatwoods Monster; this thing was reportedly sighted on two (possibly three) other occasions. A mother and daughter encountered the creature a week before the hilltop incident; the daughter was so traumatized that she had to be hospitalized. On September 13, 1952 (I’m unsure of the exact date here) a couple of motorists had their car conk out when they saw the thing float across the street into the woods. The “MQ” version told a different tale; the thing was far more aggressive and placed its “claw” on the vehicle, burning through the paint down to the primer. “MQ” also noted a possible sighting in 2004.

    A notable omission would be the two sightings of a dragon-like creature in Crawfordville, Indiana in September of 1891. I will admit that a lot of these entries are controversial and their credibility is in serious question, but I love lists that encourage thinking and sometimes heated debate. They show…whether one wants to admit it or not….that we’re not alone in this mysterious and often crazy universe.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      I wasn't aware of those two sightings. Thanks for that, I'll have to check them out.

  • mrjimmyos

    I looked at the Canvey Island one and though, there's probably a photo of it, why not. And sure enough I found this http://canveyisland.org/images/uploaded/scaled/02

    • mom424

      that's just some sort of flat fish – like sole or whatever. folks are sure gullible.

      • oliveralbq

        i believe youre right mom–

        ——one thing i always heard was it was a big ugly anglerfish, with strange fins misidentified (there was an ichthyologist at a british museum who thought this).
        ——-when they found another, they thought it was a batfish — another angler with weird leg looking fins.

      • TEX

        it's some sort of "angler" fish – possibly a monkfish – which by the way, is one of the most delicios fish I've ever eaten, they call it "poor man's lobster"

        • mom424

          seeing as I"m not so fond of the rich man's kind – not a fan of sweet meat myself – maybe the poor man's kind is more up my alley? :)

          • TEX

            I had it served lobster fasion, broiled and with drawn butter, it reminded me very much of lobster – however it can be prepared like any
            fish – but it is on the mild sweet side.

  • b. brown

    omg… Stephen King… I knew there was a reason i love this site…too cool. My only problem with the post was that he called the Australian Aboriginals, lower case, "blacks". Native cultures have a story to tell and we all can learn from them; they should never be deemed as "lower case".

    • SeanP

      He didn't call them "blacks", the newspaper article he was quoting from did. I'd have to give him a pass on that one.

      • bluesman87

        uuum i think everyone should stop being pc , and relax , blacks is perfectly fine , Im white by the way , but feel free to call me whitey . . . .or even white devil, that would be metal …..

        • undaunted warrior 1

          I only live +- 600 k's from where you are and they can call me " wit ou " if they please – you have heard the saying — sticks and stones ————–

          • bluesman87

            ya even mhlungu is a common thing these days- even though its technically derogatory , most whites dont mind it , they got more important things to care about than what other people call them …..

        • TEX

          "true, true" – Queequeg

    • larz

      its an extract, thats just the way white people were like back then. its not like he put that in just to p every one off is it? and you wouldnt see that in a modern newspaper. think about it.

    • Napoleon666

      Relax Mr.PC. This is not a list about native cultures abd their stiries to tell. Anyway it’s lower case because it’s not a pronoun.

  • Ash Ketchum

    Gotta catch 'em all!

    • Janwar

      Yes! Number 3 is definitely a Pokemon!

      • R3djuan

        thats funny. It looks like stephens mother.

  • br0ck

    they are fake you have to be pretty stupid to believe in them

    • TEX

      89 and falling

      • BAM

        He is actually rising. He got plus 20 and you only got plus 3 he has you beat there "TEX".

        • TEX

          AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT bam

          • BAM

            Yeah his -89p thing I get it. But he is only being hated on for being right, when others are wrong.

  • flgh

    No mention of the Lady Gaga? Or the Gordon Brown?

    • Jillato

      Yeah you're right, Lady Gaga should have been on here. There have been sightings but no conclusive evidence that this creature actually exists, but the people who were unfortunate enough to encounter her say that this creature emits a foul odor similar to old urine.

      • ianz09

        I beg to differ as far as evidence goes. Eight hours at work everyday with the (God awful) radio playing treats me to at least 2 plays of all of the following: Bad Romance, Alejandro, Just Dance, Poker Face, and if I'm terribly unlucky, Telephone and Paparazzi. She exists, trust me, I have bleeding eardrums to prove it. We kill the goofy and cute Dodos but Lady Gaga survives. Screw double standards.

    • bidzi

      ha ha ha…. nice mention….

  • Good Wolf

    Can I just point one thing out right now about all these silly crptids?

    Glowing eyes.

    Imagine how difficult to see it would be if your eyes glowed. Your eyes are their to collect light, and a glowing light collector is going to be no use to anyone. The only way it makes sense is if someone who perceives a monster with glowing eyes is looking at an animal with reflective corneas.

    The notion of an alien-human hybrid is even more nonsensical. You couldn't breed a human and an alien together because, assuming the aliens have DNA, in no way will it be like earth-DNA, let alone ours. "You'd have more luck mating a human with a petunia." Nor could you graft a human and alien together since the microbiology can only be just as different, the cells would not get on well.

    If these things weren't so ridiculous, they'd be scary no matter how frightening a tale the 12 year old eyewitness weaves.

    • TeamBanana

      I think when they say "glowing eyes" they mean it reflects more light than a normal persons eyes(like a cat).

      Also how can u know what alien DNA is like. There is a possibility that it is earth-like as well as a possibility that it isn't.

      • Good Wolf

        Pretty sure if they meant reflective eyes (like a cats – which aren't hard to tell aren't actually glowing since when they move, they either become drastically more or less bright) they would say something to distinguish. Even "Reflective" would suffice. Then when the depictions are made, they go unchallenged.

        And I can say this about alien DNA in absolute confidence: If it evolves by a darwinistic mechanism, there's exactly zero percent human cells, whether grafted directly or in reproduction, would be compatible to make a hybrid with an alien. The odds against it are incredible, astronomical, cosmological – so great that if I endeavoured to write it down, there wouldn't be room enough in the known universe for that piece of paper.

        I don't have to know anything about alien DNA to know there's no reason to think human-alien hybrids are possible.

        • TimC

          Just like the odds of all of the events since the universe began leading up to us posting these comments – but we are! :D

          A long piece of paper indeed!

          These odds are incomprehensible however with any odds, the numbers will come up eventually. (Although if they did and life were to evolve elsewhere with DNA close enough to ours to form some kind of hybrid, I assume the 'aliens' would also look similar enough to us as to not be considered aliens at all if they were ever seen…)

          • Good Wolf

            You would realistically have to have an infinite universe with an infinite number of galaxies before you could expect just one extraterrestrial that could breed with humans.

            But that's the tricky thing about infinity. You take the probability of anything specific happening and multiply it by infinity and you get infinity.

          • Maggot

            You would realistically have to have an infinite universe with an infinite number of galaxies before you could expect just one extraterrestrial that could breed with humans.

            I am actually with you on this GW, but for the sake of argument – if one accepts the possibility of aliens visiting us, why not also consider that if this alien civilization has advanced enough technologically to be able to travel such a great distance to our planet and survive, might they also have developed a technology capable of merging otherwise incompatible DNA?

            Another line of thinking is by those who actually believe that we humans were put here millions of years ago by some other extra-terrestrial race who keep coming back to check on us. As such, though our ensuing evolution path would’ve been separate, we’d still be “related” enough genetically to be able to cross-breed. Yeah it’s just a bunch of science-fiction that I personally don’t give credence to, but I’m just saying – if the door is open to one ridiculous notion, why stop there?

          • Good Wolf

            Putting some human DNA and some ET DNA under the microscope isn't hybridisation, it's genetic engineering – and I'm guessing here but if they could do genetic engineering to that degree, there'd be no point even sourcing human DNA. They'd have data banks with genetic instructions on how to code for specific things.

            Further problems is that they mightn't have the same DNA structure as us, which come to think of it sounds more likely. Double Helix? Current abiogenesis theory seems to reckon it started with short strands of RNA – maybe that's still their genetic medium – maybe singular or triple helix instead.

            If you assume technologies to allow for this, the use of humans becomes needless.

            We weren't put here millions of years ago, since our ancestors go back further as you can tell by comparative genetics. And I seriously doubt (its laughable) that we'd still be able to cross breed after millions of years of normal evolution even if we were put here.

            Given enough assumptions, OK it's not impossible. But getting back to my original point, the idea of any monster (maybe doubly so since these things so often seem feral) being an alien human-hybrid is just beyond-words stupid.

          • TEX

            life as we know it is a self replicating chemical process – therefore, ergo, and to wit (hee hee) – that imlpies that genetic informaion could be stored and regenerated by various self replicating chemical or physical processes such as crystalization, polymerization, and on.
            in other words don't limit the possibilities to our carbon helix storage structure.
            But I'd re-think that single helix

          • Good Wolf

            Well I was being conservative in working just on the assumption of aliens having DNA. You're right.

          • TEX

            I'm basically agreeing with you.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      Valid points Good Wolf. A common theory for the glowing eyes is that these beings represent something supernatural or otherworldly rather than an actual animal, in that case they may operate differently to the creatures we're familiar with. Maybe they represent something mechanical or some sort of spirit instead?

      As for alien-human DNA, well, I don't really buy into that theory. I think the points you've raised illustrate quite cleary some of the problems involved.

      • Good Wolf

        If they're supernatural then they have no need for eyes – clearly they must be able to see through some other way (ie. astral-projection or something along those lines).

        I can think of a much simpler explanation than all those ideas.

    • i dont agree with you about the improbability of human-alien hybrids…why there are lots of evidence of aliens having visited the earth in our remote past and having mated with humans…what is to say that humans themselves are not an alien creation…before u dismiss this as ridiculous, read erich von daniken's works…i am in fact convinced that mythical figures like christ, noah and even ram, krishna etc of hindu mythology were hybrids…after all "god" created man in his own image…and there is lots of evidence that "gods" were just aliens with superior technological knowledge…

      • Our DNA shows nothing out of the ordinary. The human genome beyond a certain point in our history doesn't suddenly show a new influx of unique genes, merely a steady rate of mutation from out apish African ancestors to modern humans. If there was human-alien hybridisation, more than any vague cave painting of people with black eyes, our genetics would make it irrefutable.

        What's more is that, as I said before, there would be no point in making hybrids. If they can do that, then they can do genetic engineering which would be much simpler and easier and would give them anything they liked.

  • oouchan

    I like creepy lists. Stuff that lets your imagination fly! The goatman picture however, doesn't scare me as much as the dover demon one did. That's one creepy picture!

    Interesting list.

  • bluesman87

    hi Stephen King not your finest piece of writing. preferred the stand and the dark tower . Knew about most but the ones i didn't know about were boring . good effort and great pics , but the some entries were uninteresting . Oh also if you are the real Stephen King i owe you a dressing down for killing eddie dean LOL

    • Wrake

      For killing Eddie? How about for killing Jake, again, while saving King himself? Now that's some cruel confusing stuff!

  • vanowensbody

    Love these lists. Keep 'em coming.

  • Carmen

    Great list, I love these types of list. When I was little and living in Puerto Roco my dad brought home this dead creepy looking animal. He said it was called Cara Diablo which translates to Devil Face. He'd found it with some friends in the Yunque. a national park in Puerto Rico who's upper most part use to be accessable but is now closed off by the U.S. Army.
    It looked like a little man about two feet tall with wings and a gross face. I was about 6 or 7 so it was really impressive to me, I believed it to be a monster like my dad claimed but my mom has always said it was just a really big bat, lol.

  • TeamBanana

    STEPHEN KING!!!! OMGOMG!!! I am a huge fan of yours!!!!.
    *deep breath* calm down…
    Great list these mysterious ones are my favorite because the make me question me own logic.

  • michgirl

    How would the Dover Demon make any sound let alone a blood-curling one without a mouth or nose?

    Great list…I enjoy reading about other cultures mythological heritage and beliefs.

    • bluesman87

      there are other orifices that make terrifying noises too …. terrifying and stinky noises.

      • lalabhaiya

        not to forget the stench.

    • Good Wolf

      Sound is just vibrating air. Inside a mouth, we make it by vibrating sections of our throat. Stands to reason if you could vibrate any body part with great enough amplitude and frequency, you could make sound. It would be like an inbuilt speaker.

  • Beast Of Gevaudan

    Hey everyone. This is the list I submitted for the new site launch, well part of it anyway. For some reason my list has been combined with someone elses. The top 5 entries aren't mine. My list was as follows – 10. Dover Demon 9. The Jersey Devil 8. The Hopkinsville Goblins 7. The Chupacabra 6. The Beast Of Bray Rd 5. Flatwoods Monster 4. Owlman 3. Lizard Man Of Scape Ore Swamp 2. The Mothman 1. The Beast Of Bray Rd.
    This is most likely due to some of these being included in previous lists.

    Also, I noticed some of the grammar differed slightly from what I had submitted. Not a big deal though.

    And for those of you wondering, yes that's my real name and no I'm not the famous horror writer. Sorry to disappoint you.

    • oliveralbq

      what was your 10th entry?
      i'll assume you didn't really have the beast of bray road at #6 and #1

      • Beast Of Gevaudan

        Sorry, I meant 1. Beast Of Gevaudan. How could I forget that one?

        Forgive me it was around 2 am when I typed that.

        • oliveralbq

          actually, that is exactly what i was wondering — if your userid held the clue to the typo.

          for the record, i kknow jamie doesn't like to publish lists with that many repeats, so i do understand the melding of your list to another. but, any idea why he only put your name as the author? my suspicion was that he may have filled in the blanks himself, but i thought you might actually know.

          • Beast Of Gevaudan

            Yeah, I got that impression as well.

            If I'm allowed, I'll try and make sure any future lists I submit are more unique to avoid any repeats.

            I really enjoyed contributing to this site and I have many more lists I'd like to submit (not just cryptid lists) so if it's alright with Jamie I'd be happy to submit more.

          • Beast Of Gevaudan

            Never mind. I somehow managed to miss the "submit a list" link at the top of the page.

  • Beast Of Gevaudan

    To clarify, numbers 10 to 6 are from my list.

    Cheers

    Steve King

    • bluesman87

      yeah i liked your entries.

      • Beast Of Gevaudan

        Thanks bluesman.

  • awesome list. and is it stephen king?

  • George

    Stephen King? Yeah right… Anyhow, the list is not of the best out there, so… try to keep up people….

  • Anon.

    What's happening to the glorious Listverse quality I've come to love so much? A Find & Replace on "it's" seems to have resulted on a lot of this: "it is height was 3 feet tall" and "it is body bares [sic] some similarities". How sad. I don't mind a few mistakes here and there, and understand that I'm not claiming to be flawless in all of my own writing, but I'm just a little surprised as I'm used to a little better quality from the articles here.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      That's not the way I originally wrote the list. For some reason my "it's" was replaced with "it is". Read my posts just a couple of spots above yours.

      • Beast Of Gevaudan

        Correction, that should be "were" replaced.

        These grammatical errors must be contagious.

  • akrides

    Personnally, I prefer the yokais from Japan. They are such weird contraptions and so numerous that you could probably make a few lists from them.

    Hmmm, food for thought :-)

  • Kairs

    Wait, wasn't number 3 a pokemon? :D

  • whtknt

    I'm going to assume that the list writer is not THE Stephen King (though it would be pretty damn cool if it were), but I will say that this is an awesome list! I love cryptozoology and while I've never been fortunate to spot a cryptid, I remain ever hopeful.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      This isn't the famous horror writer. Common names like Stephen and King were bound to come together more than once out of 6 billion names. And no, my parents didn't name me after the famous guy, I was born before he became famous. This is just a coincidence.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the list.

    • TEX

      Your only chance is to move to Borneo.

      • Beast Of Gevaudan

        LOL. No the moon.

  • mom424

    Amazing how these beasts only seem to show themselves to folks without cameras eh? Wonder why that is……I can understand in the 1800's but some of these are pretty current sightings. I mean really, can't pick your nose without someone capturing it on film.

    1st item seems proof to me that there was a pretty smart serial killer operating in Prince George County in the 60's. Smart enough to capitalize on local folk tales. How much you want to bet that one of those "survivors" was actually a murdering psycho?

  • wtf123

    Creature #3 is so CUTTTEEEEEEEEEEEE………………

  • Angelo

    Mythical lists can be entertaining, but if people can't find new and interesting cryptids to write about they should get off the subject.

    Its easy to write about bullshit since you don't have to worry about accurate research, but try to find new topics.

  • swapie

    I think the Tokkelosh should be nr 1:

    "The Tokkelosh was sighted last night at the Union buildings – a hairy beast with reddish glowing eyes , preying on the unbelievers who inhabit the Union Buildings and Parliament buildings in Cape Town.

    Sometimes during a parliament session he was seen by security guards as he scurried away down dark corridors, beware of the Tokkelosh – he walks at night.

    The Tokkelosh has long hair, small horns and red eyes, he also has a tail, likes politicians, criminals, those in favour of affirmative action and bad people in general."

    taken from here: http://tinwiki.org/wiki/Tokkelosh

    The Tokkelosh (Tikolôsj – Zulu, Tokkelossie – Afrikaans) is a mythical creature that has its origin in the black, and mostly rural cultures in South Africa. It is a short hairy “man” with exceptionally large genitals that terrorizes disobedient wives and sometimes children. He is also described as a “water-spirit” or “water-sprite”.

    • bluesman87

      yeah and also pinky pinky . . . . that used to scare the shit outta me when i was 7 , i really thought i saw it until i grew up . i was totally convinced until i was a teenager when i figured it was just my imagination .

  • tripsyman

    Number 8 looks like one of my ex girfriends

  • NMilluminati

    The Canvey Island monster was a Goosefish.

  • undaunted warrior 1

    I can live with creepy sighting even seeing some weird creatures in real life, please dont get me wrong I will probably be rattled as hell.
    But imagine its a pitch dark night the camp fires have all but burned out and you get woken up in the early bells of the morning – ( no moon light ) and you smell the most vulgar odour, and the rasping or growling sounds emitted by something very close to you
    More scary in the dark if you dont know what you are up against.

    • TEX

      I was on a road trip in Mexico with a couple friends, in the Copper Canyon area, earlier that day I had read about how black bears were re-establishing in the mountains we were in – for some reason that stuck in my mind. That night, sleeping in the tent, the wind was blowing the tent back and forth over the top of my head – and in a dream state (?) I hear this BIG black bear outside sniffing me through the wall of the tent – about to pounce. In my head I said to myself “do something – scream – SCREAM NOW!” – so I’m laying there with my eyes closed screaming like hell and my friends wake up and – “WTF are you doing”
      – I tried to explain to them the next morning – shit, they’ll never let me live it down.

  • Jonelle

    Awesome list!

    Almost makes me want to go out searching for these creatures :D [almost lol]

  • undaunted warrior 1

    Keep wondering – No ways

  • Cat

    I live in Maryland (and pretty close to Prince George's) and I've never heard about the goatman….

    • TheDharmaBum

      I live in Annapolis myself, definitely have heard of him, but it's usually connected with the Bridge on Governor's Bridge Road.

  • TEX

    Goatmen must be common for some reason. We had our own “Goat man” not too far from where I lived as a kid. It’s under “The Lake Worth Monster” in wikiworld.
    The next thing you knew there was a couple hundred beer drinking teenagers cruising around the lake spreading multiple sightings for weeks on end, someone wrote a book etc. etc. etc.
    It’s fun to believe in boogie men.

    • undaunted warrior 1

      Yeah boogie men are fun until you have grand kids staying over and want to climb into bed with you at 1-30 in the morning – all because of Boogie men.

      • TEX

        Well look at it this way grandpa – in not too many years all you’ll have to do to entertain them is rent some boogieman flicks and pop some popcorn and you’re set – I’d start with the bat monkey things from the Wizard of OZ – they always scared the hell out of me when I was a kid.

    • Nic Swaner

      Maybe because the goat horns are somehow affiliated with the devil? Could be a plausible explanation. *shrugs*

  • shroom

    I don't think the famous Stephen King would refer to Australian aborigines as "the blacks"

    • Good Wolf

      He didn't. those are the words of a quoted ARTICLE!

      Goodness, can't people read any more?

  • Will

    I would love to hunt the lizardman and goatman.

  • Benw

    jersey devil! <3

  • TheDharmaBum

    It's funny that the Goatman was listed but there was no mention to Cry Baby Bridge, which is pretty much the focal point of sightings. I am impressed it made the last at all to be honest, funny when local folklore makes an international website

  • TEX

    For all you BIATCHES complaining about this list – keep in mind what the owner wants for his site:
    “…remember, bizarre (or offbeat) lists, mystery lists, and history lists are the most popular… The least popular categories are the sports, politics, and people categories.” – J.F.

    #5 – BANYIP???
    “a giant starfish… dog-like face, dark fur, a horse-like tail, flippers, walrus-like tusks, horns, duck like bill – characteristics of a bird and of an alligator, long emu bill…serrated edges…bone of the stingray, thick strong hind legs…much longer fore legs… extremities with long claws…killing its prey by hugging it to death…swims like a frog…walks on its hind legs…head erect…twelve or thirteen feet in height.”
    HEY – you forgot it breaths fire!!! Man you Aussies have bodacious monsters – and imaginations.

    • James

      Yeah, that we do. The bunyip’s an aboriginal thing.

  • Brian

    See this is why i never got on at school.. ! I went to school and lived on Canvey Island and have never once been told or heard about this monster.. Teachers never tell us the good stuff

    • Charles

      Likes these comments nice blog..

  • Sissyfoo

    For all the dimwits who don't appear to be able to read properly – the part in the bunyip section where King refers to aboriginals as 'blacks' is a quote taken from an article printed in 1845 and not King's own words.

    Interesting article. Have to wonder if the bunyip stuff might have been inspired by the duck-billed platypus.

    • TEX

      bunyip – my same thought

  • ianz09

    That was pure win.

  • Good Wolf

    If we're too genetically incompatible to breed with chimps, we're too incompatible to breed with goat, let alone lizards.

    If two animals can reproduce, they must, by definition, be the same species. Mutations are cumulative, once a population diverges into two and those two cant cross breed any more they're forever too genetically distant for an embryo to be viable.

  • TEX

    mine's named "Mary"

  • Brad T.

    I love that the Lizard Man is reported to be 7'2". It must have been spotted leaving a convenient store to get that exact info!

  • freckledsmile99

    Stephen King! Holy crap! I have read every, single one of your books – I am a huge fan. Thank you for the list and for being a part of Listverse. Unbelievably cool of you!

    • bluesman87

      haw haw!

  • QuikeMo

    Funny list with very funny images!!!
    Thank you for making me laugh!

    • Fritz Kyzer Kyle

      LOL..laugh huh..hehehe

  • Ajizzzz

    Why most of these creatures come out of USA

  • Colin

    There is a clear bias for (against?) goats here.

    • Nic Swaner

      Agreed.

    • Maggot

      If you’ve been around here for awhile you’d know that certain segments of the Listverse community are very goat-friendly.

      • Julius

        How did that rumour about, let's just call him R. being very goat-friendly actually start?

        • Maggot

          I believe oouchan has some incriminating photos.

  • HulkSmashNow

    Sightings of the Goatman were prevalent around the tiny town of Emhouse, roughly sixty miles southeast of Dallas, Texas in the Fifties and Sixties. Apparently, one farmer heard his homemade deer feeder being knocked over, and found the Goatman hand-scooping corn out of the five-gallon bucket used to fashion the feeder and eating it. Later, someone else nearly hit the creature as it crossed FM-1126 late one evening.

  • joshi

    I think that people who thought that they saw a goatman were actually seeing a man having relations with a goat!

  • Juan Cash

    I wouldnt be suprised if there are some sick F*cks out there having sex with animals. I know, I know yeah the chromosome things and the fetus wouldnt form. But think about all the medical anomalies that defy medicine. Anything and everything is possible.

  • Kyno

    Can't forget ManBearPig

  • I like how most of these creatures are from the US

  • Angie

    I really hope the real Stephen King is not slumming on here….I am starting to lose faith in literary humanity as it is.

  • tony

    oh man stevven king… this is amazing.

  • Davo

    Monster "Sightings" really show how full of shit people are huh. It would be awesome if these creatures existed though

  • Willow

    Is this really by Stephen King??? *swoons and faints* I love your writing!!

  • JayMcKay

    Goatman looks hot.

  • Kevin

    you guys forgot ”el chupacabras”

  • Mike

    A lot of them are from America, Most from America and Europe and almost all from the land currently occupied by white people. Could it then be true that all white people are aliens. They certainly dont look like they originated in Africa.

    No racism intended. Just a thought.

  • emmelineleestar

    Creepy but a lot of it sounds like legends and myths like even some no affence don't sound real.

    I love your list by the way simply amazing. It makes me think and do a little research :)

  • frolona

    you forgot the scariest of them all……………the obamacrat.

  • An extra addition… http://foro.univision.com/t5/Comunidad-de-Panam%C

    It's an extra, because in the end it was proven to be a sloth, but people here in panama were all freaking out thinking they had found an alien, or some sort of cryptid.

    Anyways, we had our laughs and we had our temporal meme… now it's long forgotten…

    here is something I did…
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1504376524

  • freckledsmile99

    Okay, Steve – still love the list even though you are not the other Steven King. :)

  • I want my mama!!! :-( Excellent list, but creepy!

  • General Tits Von Chodehoffen

    Love this stuff. It would be pretty sweet if any of these were some crazy genetic mutation and actually existed. Unfortunately I doubt that's true, except for 9. That's called a Snooki.

  • murpheyslawyer

    I saw the Goatman staring in the kitchen window as a child. He was just standing there looking in, no expression, just motionless. My grandfather was able to make it leave and we never saw him again, but seeing the picture on this list brought that horrible night back. I honestly didn't know it was an urban legend or myth. I thought I was the only one to have experienced this with my grandfather.

  • Taha Soysal

    Definitely not something you want to run into at night……unarmed.

  • nothinglikebetty

    I'm a Mainer too, but this isn't THE Stephen King. Just a guy with the same name.
    And I'm not sure why I just decided to tell you I'm a Mainer…

  • Maverick

    I actually live right by Pope Lick. I've heard rumors about the monster but I've never seen it. Funny stuff though.

  • Maverick

    Also, since the author failed to mention, Pope Lick is actually a part of Fisherville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville.

  • ngips

    Sigbin actually is a breed of a kangaroo. When I researched about it during my high school, it is called the Philippine Wallaby Kangaroo and became rare and extinct in the Philippines in the 1930's upwards. There are no bizarre or fearsome traits about them except for the old folks who are so imaginative. I lived in the Philippines.

  • Me.

    The topic would lead me to believe that it was written by Stephen King. However, the author wrote the American 'color' like the Canadian or British 'colour'. Also, considering his literary background and education in English, I doubt that the real Stephen King would make so many grammatical errors.

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      You're so quick to criticise and yet so slow to get the full picture.

      For heavens sake, read the comments above you! I'm not going to explain the situation again.

      And instead of getting so hung up on the name of the author of this list try focusing on the subject matter. This is about cryptids, not comparing writing ability/styles between myself and the famous author, geez.

      Thanks for contributing absolutely nothing to this subject.

  • bidzi

    don't let Ethel to read your list. Or else she will put u whole in your mouth, and only ur skeleton will come out of the mouth…… :)

    • bidzi

      *sorry in her mouth…… :)

  • TurnerRachatw

    I like reading your blog because you can always bring us fresh and cool things, I feel that I ought to at least say thanks for your hard work.

    – Henry

  • Webmaster at StephenKing.com

    This article may be by /a/ Stephen King, but it not by the author Stephen King.

  • monica

    wow.stephen king. what took you so long to be here?

  • Clown

    Who is stephen king?

  • larz

    flatwoods monster = e.t (as in the alien from the film) dont you think?

  • Jesus'sufo

    Holy shit, I want to be a goatman…

  • ololololololololol

    I still fail to see how number is 1 is "scary". He looks like hes having an emotional moment or something.

  • Where is CHUPACABRA?

  • Name

    you realize that the last two are the exact same thing, right? half goat half man, horns, kills with an axe… you really couldn't find another terrifying and mysterious creature? what about the wendigo? or since you're including one cryptid from the outback already, how about the burrunjor?

  • anonymous

    Hey! #8 is me!

  • Joe

    The Jersey Devil picture is a grasshopper caught in mid jump.

  • sigbin… waaaaa

  • AussieBloke

    Hey people, A few posts are saying that Stephen King referred to Australian Aboriginals as 'blacks'. The reference to Australian Aboriginals as 'Blacks' in the Bunyip article is a quote from a newspaper article out of 1845, NOT Mr. King's quote. The term is archaic and not used by Australians today. As an Australian myself, I would hope that respectable Australians would not use ANY derogatory terms when referring to our native people.

  • tatiana bailey

    man that freakin flatwood monster looks scary i almost exited out this list but i had to be brave and that #1 loooked sexy heeyyy can i get ya number lol jk jk i dnt want to meet ya

  • Number 2 and 1 entry are actually cousins. lol

  • Hey, the image of the sigbin is wrong.I'm from the philippines.The one in the pic is a mananangal!

  • Moopersoup

    #5 sounds like a platypus

  • ya but only one of theas was ever really found and it was dead witch backs up that king might have really posed this

  • mark

    http://www.canveyisland.org/page_id__164_path__0p2p13p75p.aspx

    here’s a pic of the Canvey island monster

  • Kayla

    Wait a minute. I LIVE in Dover Massachusetts, I grew up here. I’ve never once heard anyone talk about the “Dover Demon”. Was pleased to see my town mentioned on a random site on the internet though. Wasn’t expecting that

  • nigel d woodward

    i have pictures and vide of ufo from maryborough queensland australia you can
    email me for permision
    from nigel d w00dward

  • bblindo

    pichuladas

  • Very nice.

  • Fred

    What if… What if…they’re….like… all the same guy ?

  • Jim Raynor

    Dover Demon is definately an alien. It’s a baby Protoss.

  • Indrid Cold

    Surprised there is no mention of The Grinning Man…

  • good.news
    • ironikk izzy

      aww sh!t i was laughing so hard when i saw tha xD

  • MakeADime

    is this really real? http://makeadime.blogspot.com/

  • Meg

    What happened to the loch ness monster?

  • true vampyre

    the goatmans lair is suppposed to reside on govonrs bridge road. i live really close to this road and have never seen it, but i have seen ghost cars and heard strange tings, many of my friends absolutly refuse to take that road at night even tho it cuts their trip to bowie in half.

  • dasfasf

    #3 looks like my dildo

  • Madhu

    All these are stupid things mostly observed in 1960’s ,70’s & 80’s.
    no proof is there and a big time waste.

    • DoverMA

      you are aware that people still survive who lived in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and can give firsthand accounts? It’s possible (and likely) that they were deceived, but that doesn’t mean there’s no proof; only that people’s eyes are fallible.

  • d00d!

    What about Manbearpig?!?

  • Chantinelle

    If it is or not Stephen King the writer I would like to say that the list is cool

    and

    Since a young age I always loves your books, Mr. King (the writer)! :D

  • Mau Leongson

    Yeah, the Philippine Sigbin is very wrong it is a Manananggal or Self-segmenter. The Sigbin is similar to Chupacabras, it is a deformed Kangaroo who used to be a pet of a witch and living in a big pot. it terrorizes the people living in rural area, but mostly Sigbin does eat only charcoal, they are sometime called as “Tuwad” or upside-down.

  • DoverMA

    usually I wouldn’t put much stock in this stuff, but my dad went to high school with the two teenagers who saw the Dover Demon, and talked to them both the next day. They saw it at different times in different places (not too far away from each other), and gave approximately the same description. However, they said nothing to either my dad or the local papers about it making any noise; apparently it just looked into the headlights and ran back into the undergrowth without making a sound. There’s some speculation also that it was an escaped pet monkey or a baby moose (dark country roads can be very deceptive…I’ve seen demonic rabbits cross the roads in Dover at night, if what I see in my headlights is any indication). Thought you might like the extra info from someone close to the source.

  • AAA

    Some of these just sound too fictional to believe

    • andy

      all of them are hard to believe

  • jonti

    Typically most of these have been ‘sighted’ in the USA, lame!

  • andy

    wotalotashit

  • AAMIR KHOSO

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  • Nathan

    im from canvey island home of the 3rd creature, this is the first i’ve ever ehard about it! if its true i would love to know what they did with the body…

  • This is gay

    Proof or STFU.

  • Bakedpotatoes

    Sadly, we don’t actually hear much about bunyips here in New Zealand.

  • anon

    They all look silly.

  • ScaryLarry

    The “flatwoods monster” looks like salad fingers.

  • kyle

    for the lizard man, the discription says three fingers, but the picture clearly shows four.

  • helen_87

    i don’t know if that picktures are reall but…but now the scientists with genetically modification can create such beings

  • Bas

    Pics or it didnt happen

  • Mujahideen Terrorist Organization

    FAIL

  • Justin Bieber

    SEXY!! I likes me some hairy Goatman up in dis shit!!

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  • mar

    sigbins are dog-like creatures..

  • Junkie

    what a crap! cant fcking believe i wasted almost 30 precious minutes of my life..I mean,how stupid do you have to be to post something like this on the internet and then espect for the ppl to actualy believe it..?
    Hey,you forgot about Red ridding hood and the Big bad wolf!!Fckin morons!!

    • Beast Of Gevaudan

      Judging by your poorly written post I take it english isn’t your first language?

      I can’t believe you wasted almost 30 minutes reading (and commenting on) an article you think is nonsense either! What a waste of time!
      Actually, you didn’t read the list because you would’ve noticed that it was never stated that it was factual. You just saw the title and couldn’t resist the urge to be a troll.

      Also, try learning proper grammar, remember to not leave out words, in this case “load” and “of”, and spell simple words like “expect” and “riding” correctly, before calling other people morons. It’ll do wonders for your credibility.

  • Ron

    Wow, what a shit article.

  • james

    that is a load of crap

  • Ron

    Where’s the Chupacabra?

  • ashley

    stephen king is a beast? (:

  • boldstar

    love this page!!! a bit thrilled!!!!

  • Rhi

    Ok I’m Australian and the Bunyip is just a story parents use to scare their children (trust me it works). Also what kind of a creature that wasn’t human would need to kill people with an axe/ lure them onto a train track to be killed by a train, that just sounds like sick people dressing up and murdering others.

  • The Pope Lick Monster is actually my mom when she was drunk

  • Nibbles

    I will have several nightmares to come

  • that dude

    some guy faked that he saw the lizzard man, hes car was “made of scars” and the front bumper was gone, but cleary when they analysed the car it was a fake. the scars on the car was cleary made with a special knife which can cut true thin metal.

  • Shayna Ockrant

    :D they remind me of Pokemon!!!!!

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  • poop

    these r fake

  • Joshua Owen Heath

    Isnt the Goat Man and the Pope Lick Monster basicly the same? Though the story of the Goat Man was much more exiting than the discription of the Pope Lick Monster. Either way, the list might have been poorly assembled from top to least…

  • rhianna

    okay, there can be more than one stephen king, its not like the famous author can be the only one with that name…

  • Tristhan

    Look at number 4! The sigbin! It’s really true! there are lots of it here in the Phillippines!! Try to visit the rural provinces it has a very long tounge and It eats unborn babies…
    I havent seen one but many have said it is true!

  • gotcongee

    That is why man should stop having sex with animals!!!

  • Name

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  • Harriet Likes Yusuke

    Oh my gosh, It’s so mysterious!!!

  • nunu

    http://www.canveyisland.org/page_id__164_path__0p2p13p75p.aspx the canvey island monster was an anglerfish!

  • Eswar

    Was wondering why Spring-heeled Jack couldn’t make it to the list.

  • Christina

    If its from greek mythology…wouldnt the goatman be a satyr? Theyr supossed to be kind woodland spirits….what the heck is this then!?! Oh! And i think the Sigbin is a half-changed vampire turning to a bat……just a thought.

  • Christina

    And the Chupracabra didnt make the list because its an actual animal. Somewhere in tropical rain forests i think.

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  • Thomas

    I litterally like no joke 1. shit a little bit when saw the jersey devil picture and 2. am not going to be able to sleep at all tonight now :'( Help :'(

  • Jay

    No Man-Bear Pig?

  • grep

    Dover demon is a young Protoss.

  • Sonu

    Its right or wrong

  • JASON INTES

    So where are this bizarre creatures today?It is possible that they’re still living in our world today?I really want to see these creatures in person, it’s interesting.

  • YouRang?

    The one that lives in Kentucky is always searching for booze. If you don’t have any he cuts you from knees to groin. He’s the Pope Lick liquor lack lap lopper.

  • YouRang?

    And don’t give his dad any backtalk or he punches you with a stick and runs away. He does the Pope Lick pop lip poke lope.

  • dearbhaile

    its not stephen king its a guy called james :L

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    I think these are fake.
    faisalabad Photographers

  • Apsaalooke24

    I’m not even joking. The Goatman isn’t just in England. There have been TONS of sightings of it in Southeastern Montana in Crow Agency, Lodge Grass, and Lame Deer. It’s something of a legend in that part of Montana. Ask anyone from around there: it is real.

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  • Yudon Bruere

    i wish Jordan Ciacci would lick my bum! – yudon bruere

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  • snoopie

    I SAW A DOVER DEMON AT MY HOUSE WHEN I WAS STILL 5 YEARS OLD DOVER DEMON SHOULD BE 1

  • Zolotium

    I hope the Jersey Devil kill all the retards from Jersey shore

  • kasun

    i like

  • Some 1

    My friend saw the jersey devil (she lives in new jersey)

  • coollistbro

    Owlman should be a superhero show. I would watch it.

  • Cheeko

    IT IS NOT the real stephen king as stated here: https://listverse.com/2011/07/01/top-10-best-of-listverse/

  • Cheeko

    one of teh grossest lists ive ever read! didnt scar eme tho!! the pope lick monster did make me shiver tho!

  • book.worm.

    Is it really true? I do not think so! These creatures do not exist, and this sea creature is fake! No matter what is this, true or false, it is so cool! I love this list….

  • Krab Louse

    So the Jersey Devil, according to that photo, is female. It just happened to be doing a bit of gymnastics and if that pic is anything to by, was going for an awesome dismount. I give it a “10.”

  • ads

    ill laugh if its not the famosu author stephen king but instead some guy named stephen king lol hes probably sat there think wow alot of people like me :P hehe

    • Name2

      Stephen King is a pen name. His real name’s Grisham. John, I think…

  • umair

    nice

  • Semidoppel

    The Sigbin is called “manananggal” in the Philippines

  • alex

    why isnt the chupacabras on this list

  • Danimal

    Lizard Man was a straight-up hoax. I remember when the sightings happened. A year or so after the news picked up on them, a couple of guys admitted that they had orchistrated the entire thing. They showed the giant lizard suit they used, and told about how they would park off of roads and stand in the suit at night on the side of highways and roads. After they were spotted, they would return to their vehicle and drive off. People started adding to the myth after the whole scheme took off. There’s really no mystery to it.

  • Jin

    um,good job googling monsters then cut an pasteing word-for-word from wiki.

  • valeria gonzales ramires

    valeria solo bebe

  • sugarnam

    omg the goat man is on here im so proud XD

  • kue
  • Adam Smith

    this is pretty shitty….

  • Dominic Caraccilo

    The quality of life and security for the citizens has been largely restored and we are a large part of why that has happened.

  • Mweetheasian

    HOLY SHIT. sigbin= FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- IM ASIAN.

  • Slender man

    What about me? I want $20! NOW

  • RM

    Stephen King would have been more descriptive and have a better command of the language :p no offence “Stephen King”

  • bengalpuss29

    do people seriously believe in this “bs” i mean come on serious have they ever got any proof? If there creatures were real there would be some evidence, Instead we’ve got stories & That’s all they are stories

  • Jonathan

    No chupacabra? Anyway, give more info on the area for each cryptid. This is just a suggestion so you don’t have to do it if you don’t want.

  • peter8172

    Would No.9 be in reference to the Professional NHL team The New Jersey Devils ?

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  • peter8172

    Look up about the CHUPACABRA. Its a half dog, half wolf, half demon (if you will) and roams mainly on the U.S. / Mexico Border. Look for it on You Tube. Its mostly a nocturnal creature but their is plenty of film footage of them at day time. Its eerie……

  • Chris

    Owlman?? Owlman??? Come on King…why couldn’t you have picked using the notorious Mothman over using Englands “Owlman”…and by the way…where is Elkhorns Beast of Bray Road??? or the Michigan Dogmen??? They are alot more terriffying than the Dover Demon!!!

  • ALonelyWolf

    Dover Demon looks like Roger from American Dad.

  • Zombiegirl

    Maybe the Jersey Devil will eat the cast of Jersey Shore? It’s worth hoping xD

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  • Angel_MA

    One of the Philippine urban legends is about the creature sigbin. It was said there that it can cure AIDS. Funny … Read it here:
    http://philurbanlegends.blogspot.com/2012/03/sigbins-are-cure-for-aids-about-sigbin.html

  • Ted

    The Mongolian Death Worm should definitely be on this list!

  • Yamamoto

    Um. That kind of freaks me out. I was on this site originally looking at some other lists and happened to see this owl man thing. I remember when I was a little kid in the 90s seeing some owl like dude peaking in my bedroom while my friend was sleeping over at my house. (I was probably 6). Years later I happened to ask that same friend (whom I hadn’t really been close to for awhile) if I just remembered something weird peaking in my room, and he was like “Yea, that weird bird thing?” The crazy thing is I called it the owlman…A bit freaky randomly seeing it on this list, because I remember seeing it so clearly. I wonder what the heck it was??

  • Cat

    Owlman is actually Mothman Asswell

  • ivorybloodsh3d

    SLENDERMAN!!! and THE WOMAN IN BLACK– but mostly slender man

  • James

    Black Shuck could have been a possible inclusion…

  • Owlman resembles an Owl? How exactly? Pointed ears, so what lots of animals have pointed ears….Wings? Any bird has wings….Red eyes? I’ve never seen an owl with red eyes….Pincers for hands….Never seen that on an owl….No mention of feathers and I have never seen a solid grey colored owl

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