Just like these sightings caught on camera. These creatures have been the subject of myths and legends and until now have not been proven to be 100 percent real.
It’s hard to believe especially now where photoshop exists and fame seekers will do anything to get attention. But even the biggest skeptic will think twice after seeing these photos.
Let’s admit it, truth is stranger than fiction. Check out these weird creatures caught on camera.
12. Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature said to live in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. The common description of the creature is that of a kangaroo-like with the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail. It was also said to move quickly and often is described producing a “blood-curdling scream”.
It’s been said the creature has been around since the 1700s. In October 2016, a man named Dave Black took photos of what he believes is the Jersey Devil. He was driving past a golf course in Galloway, New Jersey when he came across it and said it was a “large, flying mammal about the size of a deer.”
He said in an interview, “People have said it’s fake, but it’s not. I’m honestly just looking for an explanation for what I saw.” We would want too.
Mermaids are legendary water creatures with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. The image above is probably some of the clearest proof of evidence we have. Whoever took this photo sure was quick
These creatures have been rumored to be around for thousands of years. Medieval sailors used to tell about how they spotted them at sea. Most of the stories that have been going around say these creatures can be quite troublemakers despite their hypnotic appearance. So men better watch out.
10. Pope Lick Monster
The Pope Lick Monster is a legendary part man, part goat, and part sheep creature. Several urban legends have been told about the creature’s origins and the methods it uses to claim its victims. According to some, it uses either hypnosis or voice impersonation to trap trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death before an oncoming train.
Other stories say the monster jumps down from the trestle onto the roofs of cars passing underneath it. Still, other legends say that it attacks its victims with a blood-stained ax and that the very sight of the creature is so disturbing that those who see it while walking across the high trestle are forced to jump off.
Other legends say that the monster is a human-goat hybrid and that it was a circus freak who seeks revenge after being mistreated. In another version, the monster escaped after a train derailed on the trestle. Also, another story commonly told by locals of the area say that the monster is really the twisted reincarnated form of a farmer who sacrificed goats in exchange for Satanic powers.
9. Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness monster legend has been going around for ages. But On March 27, 2016, a sharp-eyed passenger on a United Emirates Air cable car in London was able to capture something mysterious on his phone. He snapped it and immediately posted the footage on YouTube. The video was not very clear because but it was questioned if the thing was a whale or simply just a submarine.
After the post went viral, experts said they are “not aware of anything that large and moving in the Thames.” The view was not clear enough to be able to exactly what the thing could be. You be the judge.
The first time this creature was spotted was back in 565 AD. It popped up out of the water and ate a local farmer. Then in 1934 a surgeon by the name of R.K. Wilson got a photo of something with a slim head and neck coming out of the water.
In West Virginia, the Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 1966 to December 1967. The first newspaper report published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, headlined “Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something”
So this one is almost like an anniversary sighting. The first sighting of this creature was on Nov. 12, 1966. Almost 50 years later on Nov. 20, 2016, a man photographed what looks like another sighting of this creature while driving in Point Pleasant.
The man wanted to remain anonymous when he reported it to the local media. A Mothman expert declined to say if the photos looked real or not. The scary thing is, the Mothman only appears when a disaster is about to happen! A bad omen perhaps?
Dragons are probably one of the most popular mythological creatures we know. And China is almost synonymous with dragons. It is dominant in their culture and ornamental designs. In mythology, dragons can either be helpful or they can be dangerous.
In Oct. 2016, a shocking image from China went viral. Someone caught a video of a flying creature that resembles something that no one would have ever thought possible. It’s obviously not a bird even if the photo quality is blurry.
Experts are debating whether it is a dragon or that it could be is the extinct pterodactyl. That’s a long shot, but how can we really know? You be the judge.
6. Unknown Creature
This unknown monster creature has been caught roaming around the desert in Europe in July 2016. In the video, it was walking very slowly and stooped over like a Frankenstein monster. It walks towards a bush then suddenly disappears!
Viewers of the video have said it “has to be an alien”. Who knows? The creature appears to be over six-feet tall and walks with a stooped back, very long arms and a pair of legs. The weird, hairy man-like creature appears to blend well with its surrounding too. As usual, it was said to be fake, but we’ll never know.
5. Big Foot
People have been searching evidence for this elusive creature for decades. This recent sighting of the creature over in Northern Michigan immediately went viral. Although the creature in the photo is unclear, it can be seen that it is large and ape-like. It also doesn’t seem to be hunched over like an ape does.
This was captured by an eagle cam. Could this be the elusive and sought after Big Foot? We’ll never know. But not until its existence is proven, the search continues.
4. Slender Man
Slender Man isn’t only a popular supernatural character internet meme. Several people have reported sightings of this weird creature. The first sighting was back in 2009.
It was said that the creature a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of Slender Man commonly describe him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, especially children.
Several Slender Man stabbing incidents have been reported after its rise to fame online. Most of the suspects were teens who said that they were doing a sacrifice for Slender Man. Suicide attempts also rose and said that Slender Man was the influence. Native Americans traditionally believe in a “suicide spirit” similar to the Slender Man.
The first photo above is a zoomed-in photo from Google Earth. The creature looks similar to a giant squid and legend says that it would attack ships. Some theories that this creature is something that was thought to be long extinct, a plesiosaur. The creature is estimated to be 120 meters long. They were so huge that they are often mistaken to be islands!
Since the late 18th century, the Kraken has been documented in several ways. But it was mostly by sailors who sailed in the Icelandic regions that encounter this creature. They were said to live at the bottom of the ocean and only move when they were hungry or disturbed.
Also, some characteristics of the Kraken look like undersea volcanic activity happening in the Iceland region, like bubbles of water; sudden, dangerous currents; and appearance of new islets. Better stay away from the water when these happens.
In the folklore of Nepal, Yeti is a is an ape-like creature taller than an average human that is said to live in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Yeti is a Tibetan name that means “rock bear” in English. Sightings of this mysterious creature started back in the 1800s when an explorer reported that he saw a tall hairy being and when it saw him, the creature ran away in a panic.
During the 1900s, the sightings began to happen more frequently. A photographer that was a member of the Royal Geographical Society remembered seeing one back in 1925 and spied on it for a while. He said the creature was walking upright and uprooted a small bush. HIs words were that “unquestionably, the figure in outline was exactly like a human being.”
This recent sighting was in a ski resort and it alarmed the people in the area. So the management scouted the place and secured the area for the people’s peace of mind. Hoax or not, it sure did scare people.
The story of the Loveland, Ohio Frogman is like the “Bigfoot of the Tri-State” and has been going on around for decades. Recently, on August 13, 2016, a couple claimed to have spotted it while playing Pokémon Go. And no it wasn’t a new Pokemon.
The boyfriend, Sam Jacobs, said he and his girlfriend “saw a huge frog near the water. Not in the game (Pokémon Go), this was an actual giant frog. I took a couple of pictures and a video ’cause I’d never seen one that big. Then the thing stood up and walked on its hind legs”.
The first sighting was in 1955, which was by a regular civilian, but after that, a police officer claimed to see one which gives the sighting probably more legitimacy.
These weird creatures caught on cam are definitely weird and scary. Fanatics and experts have been searching for evidence of their existence for decades but with no luck.
Only random sightings have been documented and most of the time the authenticity is questioned. Like it could just be photoshop or someone wanting some attention. But there are also some who claim that the sighting was real.
We’ll never know. Everybody’s a critic and we leave it to you whether to believe the existence of these monsters or not.