October 13, 2013

Lyle Blackburn’s Top 10 Cryptids

Top 10 Cryptids

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


7) Mokele-mbembe


6) Lizard Man


Refer to my book Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster for more info.


5) Mothman


Refer to my good friend and colleague Ken Gerhard’s book Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts for more info.


4) Chupacabra


3) Yeti – a.k.a. Abominable Snowman


2) Loch Ness Monster



1) Bigfoot


Read about each cryptid on the Monstro Bizarro blog here.


Lyle Blackburn About Lyle Blackburn
Lyle Blackburn’s research and writing on the subject of legendary creatures and unexplained phenomenon has been widely recognized as some of the best in the field of cryptozoology. His previous books, including The Beast of Boggy Creek and Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster, offer a balanced view of the subjects while delivering gripping accounts of real-life mysteries. Lyle is a frequent guest on radio programs such as Coast To Coast AM, and has appeared on television shows such as Monsters and Mysteries in America, Finding Bigfoot, and Strange Evidence. Lyle has also been featured in several award-winning documentary films, including Boggy Creek Monster and The Mothman of Point Pleasant. For more information, visit Lyle's website at: www.lyleblackburn.com

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