There are many legends of
strange and unusual creatures from all over the globe. Here area few that we particularly
El Chupacabras, the Goatsucker
A two legged upright "creature" that preys on goats and
other farm animals. The Chupacabra is noted for draining an animal's blood from two small
circular or triangular shaped holes near the base of the neck. It is often described as
having glowing red eyes and being about four feet tall. El Chupacabra was first sighted in
early 1995 in Puerto Rico. There have now been sightings reported in Mexico, the
Caribbean, Central America, South America, Florida, California, and Texas. Instances of
chupacabra have been associated with UFO sightings.
The Mothman story began with a strange being sighted in the
area of Point Pleasant, West Virginia from November 15th 1966 to December 15th 1967. The
Mothman was described as being about 7 feet tall with large wings with which he could fly.
The creature had and enormous glowing red eyes. The only sound the mothman made was a
piercing shrill cry. No one was ever harmed by the mothman, but the creature may have
eaten a pet dog. The mothman generally made contact with people while they were in their
cars or by looking into the windows of their homes.
The Ozark Howler is a large "cat-like" creature sighted in the general
area of the Ozark Mountains. The Ozark Howler is also known as the Black Howler or Howler.
The animal is said to be an extremely large, heavy set black cat. The howler produces an
eerie "howl", hence the name. Occasionally the animal is reported to have horns
or glowing eyes.
Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti are manlike or apelike creatures reported to inhabit
the Northwestern United States, Western Canada and Himalayan Mountains. They are usually
said to be six feet tall or taller. They have large feet, about 20 inches long, hence the
name "Bigfoot". Sasquatch are covered with dark brown or reddish brown fur while
Yeti are known to be covered in white or light tan fur. They are generally said to have an
extremely musty or pungent aroma. Sasquatch are commonly said to travel in pairs.
Sasquatch activity is concentrated in North America. Sasquatch have been reported in all
fifty of the United States and all Canadian Provinces. Sightings are mostly concentrated
in British Columbia (Canada), Washington State, Oregon, and California. Florida and
Pennsylvania are also Sasquatch hotspots. In Florida the Sasquatch are commonly referred
to as the "Skunk Ape" - referring to the creature's aroma.
Film footage, photographs, and casts of footprints do exist. Skeptics insist these are
hoaxes. In 1967 Roger Patterson took film footage of a large hairy creature reported to be
a Sasquatch. If legitimate this is clearly the most extraordinary crypto
evidence yet. However, it may only be Roger's tall associate Jerry Romney in a fur suit.