Cryptids of the Amazon region Amazonian "duckbills": Allegedly hadrosaur-like animals reported from the Amazon region. More information would be appreciated.
Amazonian "Iguanodon": Allegedly an Iguanodon-like creature sighted from time to time in the Amazon Rainforest. Possibly the same as the Mesquita "Camptosaur".
Amazonian ridge-backed dolphin: A river dolphin mentioned in tribal lore with a continuous row of small, triangular ridges down it's back, like several small dorsal fins next to each other. Possibly related to the cryptid Altamaha-ha of North America.
Arboreal giant anteater: An alleged new species reported by Zoologist Marc van Roosmalen. Roosmalen has named and described several new species in the past.
Brazilian little people: Very short people seen sporadically in the Amazon rainforest. Probably just a race of extremely short native people, similar to African "pygmies".
Black giant otter: A new species of otter reported by Marc van Roos
Cryptids of AustraliaBunyip: A monster from aboriginal mythology said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The word "Bunyip" has evolved into a catch-all term for several completely different Australian cryptids (roughly analogous to the American "Skunk Ape").Cryptids of Australia3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Burrunjor: A bipedal dinosaur-like reptile said to prey on livestock. Matches the basic description of a large theropod, but has also been identified with the Pleistocene giant goanna Megalania prisca. Goanna lizards will sometimes run on their hind legs for short distances.
Deception Bay Serpent: A serpent sighted in Deception Bay. Described as having warty, toadlike skin, and small fins. May be related to early whales.
Diprotodonts: Diprotodonts were a family of large wombat-like marsupials that roamed the plains of Australia about 8000 years ago. From the legends of the Aborigines and the folklore of the settlers, it seems that a species of Dipro
Cryptids of New GuineaArtrellia: Allegedly a 20 foot long tree-dwelling lizard found in Papua New Guinea. Probably some form of monitor.Cryptids of New Guinea3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Gazeka: A large tapir-like animal reported to live in the Owen Stanley mountains of Papua New Guinea. Name means "pig devil". Despite the superficial similarity, there are allegedly several key differences between the Gazeka and tapirs: The Gazeka is said to possess a horse-like tail, claws on it's feet, and the ability to rear up on it's hind legs. May be a relict population of the marsupial Palorchestes.
Giant amphibious monitor: An alleged giant monitor species from eastern New Guinea that is said to be semiaquatic.
Large furry lizards: Large lizards - or lizard-like animals that have been seen near the Aikora River which were covered in a coat of fur. These could be mammals which look reptilian in basic body shape, thus giving the impression of being "lizards", or reptiles that evolved a hair-like integument indep
Cryptids of Northern Canada and AlaskaKodiak "Dinosaur": A large unidentified sea creature detected with sonar surveillance equipment near Kodiak, Alaska. Described as "an enormous 'creature,' between 150 and 180 feet long, with two pairs of flippers, an extended tapering tail, and a long, slender neck capped by a rather snub-nosed head!" The basic description of the creature matches a plesiosaur, but it is unlikely that plesiosaurs survived to modern times, let alone in a cold climate like Alaska. Has also been identified with the prehistoric whale Basilosaurus.Cryptids of Northern Canada and Alaska3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Lake Illiamna "monsters": Giant sturgeon-like fish sighted in Lake Illiamna in Alaska.
Partridge Creek Monster: A giant dinosaur-like animal with a horn on it's nose reportedly from Alaska, Northern Canada and Siberia. Said to be 50 feet long, and covered in "bristles" (Proto-feathers?). Reportedly seen preying on caribou. Often identified with Ceratosaurus, due to similar appearance, but more likely a tyrannosaurid if anything.
Cryptids of RussiaBergman's bear: Stan Bergman killed an enormous black bear in Siberia that exceeded all bears in size. There is a folkloric history of these bears amongst the local Siberians, and Russian hunters have claimed to have killed them before. Possibly a relict short-faced bear.Cryptids of Russia3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Brosnie: A creature reported from Lake Brosno 250 miles north west of Moscow. Mentioned in local folklore dating back to at least 1854, Brosnie is considered as an iridescent lake dragon. A photo of the beast shows a panoramic view of the lake with a shining iridescent object near the front. One witness drew a sketch of what she saw, showing a big snake-like head with an eye on the side.
Chuchunaa: Also known as Mulen, or Siberian "Snowman". A hairy hominid reported from Siberia. Said to possess near-human level of intelligence. Sometimes seen using stone-age tools and wearing primitive clothing. May be a relict population of Homo heidelbergensis
Irkuiem: A giant
Ethan's Re-Education ACT 1: IncarcerationEthan had tried to struggle when he'd be been grabbed suddenly from behind, but it hadn't made any difference. The men had been forceful and no matter what they were determined to get they wanted which was him evidently. His parents had always warned him to be careful when straying out at nighttime. They told him that it was dangerous, that you couldn't trust people these days. But Ethan was only thirteen and hadn't properly listened to them. He'd been out at his friend's house gaming and hadn't noticed it had gotten dark outside. He didn't think anything of it so Ethan simply left the house and started walking home.Ethan's Re-Education ACT 1: Incarceration3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The streets had been strangely empty but that was hardly unusual. The past year had steadily seen things get stranger and stranger. Ethan heard hushed comments of strange and dangerous new people who had started to influence the government. He'd also seen the empty desks at his school of the kids who disappeared mysteriously and were never heard from again. But as Ethan qu
Ethan's Re-Education ACT 2: RehabilitationEvery second the lights burned into Ethan's eyes. They never shut off, they never dimmed they never so much as flickered. They continued to burn brightly above his padded cell and no matter what Ethan did, he couldn't find a way to shut the light out. He tried burying his head in the padded floor. He tried curling up into the corner. He tried squeezing his eyes shut but no matter what the bright lights continued to shine. And as long as they shined, sleep was impossible for Ethan.Ethan's Re-Education ACT 2: Rehabilitation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He had no idea how long it'd been since his captors had fastened a straight jacket around him and hurled him into a tiny padded cell. It may have been days, weeks, months or maybe just hours. Ethan had no way of telling the time. At irregular intervals a doctor and two nurses would barge into the cell. They would shovel foul tasting food and icy water down his throat. The doctor would jab a needle into Ethan's neck that made his whole body go numb and then they'd leave without a word. Ethan was grateful for t
James' operation part 2James' eyes opened slowly. They were heavy and thick with sleep. All he wanted was to close them again and drift back into the peaceful silence of sleep. But a firm hand was on his bare shoulder shaking him hard. There would be no more sleep.James' operation part 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
James struggled to see what was going on. After a moment or two his eyes started to focus and he saw an elderly nurse glaring at him. Her hand was shaking him awake. He slowly looked around and saw that he was sitting up in a bed, thick blankets still covering his legs. He felt a sharp pain in his left arm and looked over to see a long IV drip being removed from his arm. Either side him were thick restraints now removed. The nurse pulled the blankets off him and James shuddered as a sudden chill took hold of him. His legs and feet were bare and all he wore was a pair of red boxer shorts. The nurse leaned over and undid several tight straps from his legs and ankles. Couldn't she see he was exhausted? All he wanted was the curl up and shut his eyes
Holidays: if you had a brain Before you read this story you should be informed of a few things. First of all I would like to apologize for not updating sooner. Second of all this story is part one of a holiday series I'm doing, one transormation story for each adamant holiday. Please comment I accept critisizm and suggestions just as well, and be looking for a new holiday story about every three days. Thanks alot for reading!Holidays: if you had a brain5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Holoween: part 1
Hi all of you readers, my name is Benjamin Turner I have bleached blonde hair and ocean blue eyes, I know what you're thinking , I'm perfect right? Well not quite, but Im pretty close.
My story begins as I'm traveling on one of the most famous roads in America, route 66. I have a soul silver porsche with black leather seats, built in GPS and DVD player, plus the best of all... Cupholders, I know awesome right?
Well it was 11:34 on holloween eve if you want to cAll it when I was running on
Ch. 1 - A New StudentIt is said that in ancient legends around the world, Sinnoh for example, there was a time where there was no distinction between Human and Pokemon. Most people think that it means that there were relationships between a human and a pokemon that went more than just friendship. Some think it went even further.Ch. 1 - A New Student2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You see, ever since recorded time, there were stories, myths, legends, rumors, and hoaxes of shapeshifters. One of the tales speaks of a Ditto changing one being into another. In the search of truth, scientists in the Kalos Region discovered a set of genes in the transforming pokemon that stays constant, the recently named Stability Genes, for it keeps the Ditto from dying either through cellular instability or cellular decay. Of course, the tale speaks of the Ditto using its transformative power on another being, not itself. Any truth found therein has been lost to the mists of time. – Anthropology Professor Archibald Winston, Relationships Between Man and Pokemon Spe