Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 13th, 2013
Cryptozoology, which is defined as “the study of unknown animals,” includes a vast menagerie of creatures which are said to exist, but cannot be proven. Some of these creatures – known as cryptids – are well known to the general public and some are not. Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Chupacabra are undoubtedly the most famous examples, but they are not the only beasts which lurk in the shadows of our reality.
Below is a list of cryptids which I feel are the most popular and recognizable.
10) Jersey Devil
9) Beast of Exmoor
8) thylacine/Tasmanian tiger
6) Lizard Man
Refer to my book Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster for more info.
Refer to my good friend and colleague Ken Gerhard’s book Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts for more info.
3) Yeti – a.k.a. Abominable Snowman
2) Loch Ness Monster
Read about each cryptid on the Monstro Bizarro blog here.
Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, such as “The Beast of Boggy Creek,” “Beyond Boggy Creek,” and “Lizard Man,” reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of unknown creatures. During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy beasts said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas. Lyle has been heard on numerous radio programs, including Coast To Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows such as Monsters and Mysteries in America and Finding Bigfoot. Lyle is also a writer for the monthly horror magazine, Rue Morgue, and was recently featured in the documentary film, Boggy Creek Monster. For more information, visit Lyle's website at: www.lyleblackburn.com