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COTW#217: The Rougarou by Trendorman COTW#217: The Rougarou :icontrendorman:Trendorman 14 3 COTW#216: The Queensland Tiger by Trendorman COTW#216: The Queensland Tiger :icontrendorman:Trendorman 22 1 COTW#215: The Monster by Trendorman COTW#215: The Monster :icontrendorman:Trendorman 23 4 COTW#214: Alton Bridge Goatman by Trendorman COTW#214: Alton Bridge Goatman :icontrendorman:Trendorman 25 3 COTW#213: The 8 foot Skeleton by Trendorman COTW#213: The 8 foot Skeleton :icontrendorman:Trendorman 18 0 COTW#212:The Gugwe by Trendorman COTW#212:The Gugwe :icontrendorman:Trendorman 21 4 COTW#211:The Bloop by Trendorman COTW#211:The Bloop :icontrendorman:Trendorman 103 32 COTW#210: The Bunnyman by Trendorman COTW#210: The Bunnyman :icontrendorman:Trendorman 13 8 COTW#209: The Bear Dog by Trendorman COTW#209: The Bear Dog :icontrendorman:Trendorman 26 0 COTW#208: The American Lion by Trendorman COTW#208: The American Lion :icontrendorman:Trendorman 21 2 MonsterIslandExpanded: Tyrannosaurus rex ingens by Trendorman MonsterIslandExpanded: Tyrannosaurus rex ingens :icontrendorman:Trendorman 28 16 COTW#207: Old South Pittsburgh Hospital's Shadow B by Trendorman COTW#207: Old South Pittsburgh Hospital's Shadow B :icontrendorman:Trendorman 10 0 COTW#206: Boojum by Trendorman COTW#206: Boojum :icontrendorman:Trendorman 17 6 COTW#205: Batsquatch by Trendorman COTW#205: Batsquatch :icontrendorman:Trendorman 28 5 Monster Island Expanded: Location by Trendorman Monster Island Expanded: Location :icontrendorman:Trendorman 14 10 COTW#204: Ol Green Eyes by Trendorman COTW#204: Ol Green Eyes :icontrendorman:Trendorman 18 5




COTW#217: The Rougarou

Rougarou or Loup Garou (loup meaning wolf, and garou meaning a man who turns into an animal) is a shape-shifting monster that lives in the swamps of Lousiana. Rougarou is actually the Michif word for werewolf. It is like a werewolf, but it can turn into wolf form any time. This is what makes the Rougarou much more dangerous. Cajun folklore says that it stalks the swamps of Acadiana and Greater New Orleans. It is often used by parents to get their children to behave.

Catholics have their own version as well. They say that the Rougarou is a monster that will stalk and murder Catholics that do not obey the rules of Lent. Some people say that the curse (or blessing, for evil people) only lasts for 101 days. The curse is then transferred to the last person bitten. 


This shape-shifter can turn into a werewolf whenever it wants. It is slightly more muscular and powerful though, because it has to cross the dense swamps. It looks a lot like a werewolf, but has some differences. Cajun lore claims that a rougarou possess the body of a man, but the head of a wolf or dog with glowing red eyes. If anyone managed to look into its red glowing eyes or gets bitten by one, they would become a rougarou themselves in a manner very akin to a typical lycanthrope. 


Cow mutilations have been reported with no blood left in the body. This aspect is very similar to various chupacabra sightings. Some daring cryptozoologists have attempted to approach the Rougarou, but all attempts have failed.

Monster Island Expanded: Swamp Dimetrodon
Dimetrodon telma
Type" Proto Mammal
Species: modern Dimetrodon
Discovery: 1940s
Color: Body green, sail green/brown.
Diet: piscivore
Original Home: Unknown Island
Original habitat: Mangrove swamps
Original population: 12
Monster Island Arrival: 1950s
Monster island habitat: Northern Mangroves 
Population in 2019: few hundreds

This species of modern day dimetrodon comes from the now sunken Unknown Island once standing in roughly the same area as Skull Island. These 2 island where unconnected as one but as the further snd futher sinking of that land mass took place. The sinking of the land mass that held Unknown Island and Skull Island caused them to split between a forming sea. Skull island as a high mountain range and Unknown Island existing as a once large plateau that held vast grasslands and mangrove forests as it slowly became seaside than eventually dissapeared. 

The swamp dimetrodon was one of the few species to be found alive on Unknown island which at the time of discovery was a near 10 square miles. One of the 4 species of mega fauna left in this space, it lived on the islands mangroves feeding on fish and crustaceans. 

When Unknown island sank around 1949 all 12 dimetrodon along with the other 4 species of animal were rescued and studied on an off shore holding facility before they were released in matching ecosystems of Monster island which for the Swamp Dimetrodon was the Northern mangroves despite its name. 

The swamp dimetrodon much like its ancestor the Dimetrodon limbatus preferred an aquatic environmejuunt but unlike is ancestor, the Swamp Dimetrodon has adapted a more crocodilian body plan, eyes set high on its head and nostrils some what higher on the snout along with webbed hands and feet. The Swamp Dimetrodon also possesses a clear secondary eyelid like the caiman they share the waters with.  A fin on the tip of the tail helps the dimetrodon speed through the water to catch its pray which also acts as a false eyes which catches a possible predators attention from its head. 

Swamp Dimetrodon are solitary and hunt by suprise, waiting in darker muddier parts of the brackish water only exposing its dark green sail within long hanging leaves. They will wait for medium sized aquatic creatures to swim by than will snap. Dimetrodon will also sometimes gather too large carcasses to scavenge but will also sometimes feed on seagulls and other seabirds. Just like its relative the malvusaurus and the Permian dimetrodon, they have a large sail which is used for managing body temperature, laying on a sandy bank in the sun or submerging its sail in cool water. 


Males begin by bellowing above water, while producing low-frequency infrasound, which humans cannot hear. They will also snort and his while flushing blood into its sail, turning it a bright red color. Females soon approach and mating begins, which is under deep water. Due to both male and female possessing large sails, the pair will travel into deep water and grab themselves stomach to stomach and twirl in a beautiful senquinized swim. The mother will go off to lay her leathery eggs in warm dry sand away from raising tides of the ocean. For the time being she will guard the next for the next  few month till the young hatch and she will care for them for another few months before she will start to view them as a food source, as all members of the dimetrodon species are cannibalistic. 
COTW#216: The Queensland Tiger

The Queensland tiger is a cryptid reported to live in the Queensland area in eastern Australia.

Also known by its native name, the yarri, it is described as being a dog-sized feline with stripes and a long tail, prominent front teeth and a savage temperament. It has been hypothesized to be a survivor or descendant of the large predatory marsupial Thylacoleo, officially considered to be extinct, or possibly a large feral cat variant (given possible discrepancies with thylacoleo dentition). In 1926 A. S. le Souef described it as being a ‘Striped marsupial cat’ in The Wild Animals of Australasia, this information later also included in Furred Mammals of Australia, by Ellis Troughton, longtime curator of mammals in the Australian Museum. Among cryptids it has arguably come closest to official recognition.

The earliest documented witness reports of the Queensland marsupial tiger date from 1871, with indigenous traditions of the yarri preceding these. Reports indicate that it is fast and agile (Welfare & Fairley, 1981). Reports have come consistently from the Northeast of Queensland. Though these have diminished in number since the 1950s, they continue to occur (the Beast of Buderim being one recent example of the phenomenon).

Thylacoleo, an animal of similar size and predatory habits, did live in Australia as recently as the late Pleistocene period, perhaps coexisting with the very first humans that arrived at Australia who were the ancestors of modern Australian Aborigines. However, scientists estimate that Thylacoleo went extinct 30,000 years ago. Modern sightings of an animal described as remarkably like Thylacoleo have led some researchers to speculate that a small relict population has somehow survived in remote areas. Cryptozoologists who promote the theory of survival of the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus, a Thylacinid, and also currently accepted as extinct, favour proposed survival of The Queensland Tiger. The fundamental difference between the two cases, however, is that the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity died in 1936, and the species was not officially declared as extinct until 1986. This makes the prospect of species survival of the Thylacine more likely than that of Thylacoleo.

Info from cryptid wiki

COTW#215: The Monster

The Magician's Monster is a mythological cryptid purported to be living in the forest around Castle Frankenstein, outside of Darmstadt, Germany. It is believed to have been derived from the myths and legends surrounding the historical alchemist who did experiments in the castle, Johann Conrad Dippel, who in turn is speculated to have inspired Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. Mary visited the region in 1814, two years before she began writing her Gothic novel, while touring Europe with her future husband Percy Shelley. Physical descriptions of the Monster are sparse, but like his counterpart in Shelley's novel, he is said to have been stitched together from various body parts and brought to life with a lightning bolt. He also is reported to have a ghastly appearance traditional to variations on the Frankenstein myth.

The following information about the Magician's Monster is taken from an essay by A.J. Day, from his translation of the anthology Fantasmagoriana (Tales of the Dead) -- the volume that inspired Mary and her friends to write ghost stories that ultimately led to her creation of Frankenstein. Day reveals that Mary Shelley's step-mother, Mary Clairmont, was a translator for the Brothers Grimm, with whom she was in frequent contact:

In his book Burg Frankenstein, Walter Scheele discusses the contents of a letter written by Jacob Grimm to Mary Clairmont, which few have had access to. In the letter, Grimm reports of a "Horror story that should, under no circumstances, be published in the fairy tales collection because it is nothing more than a horrible story. The people who live at the foot of the Frankenstein ruins tell their children stories of the occurrences in and around the castle to frighten them into avoiding the castle and nearby woods during the winter evenings."

According to the story, a magician was supposed to have lived at the castle and used parts of corpses from the cemetery in the valley to create a monster, which he put in the castle prison. One day in November, the Monster broke out of the prison, killed his creator, and fled into the forest. Today he lives there, alone, an enemy of all people. Because of his loneliness, the monster grabs little children who wander alone in the forest and drags them back to his hideaway. There, he plays with them until he becomes bored. Then he dips the unfortunate children into boiling water and eats them.

Another variation of the story, from Miranda Seymour's biography Mary Shelley, mentions “gruesome tales of a cannibal monster who, in times long past, used the grim little castle as his headquarters,” suggesting sightings withinin the castle as well as in the forest surrounding it.

Every Halloween, Dippel's legacy is celebrated at Castle Frankenstein, which is visited by thousands of costumed visitors. Dippel's ghostis said to frequent the castle's tower, rattling the bones of his victims as he calls out for his Monster in the surrounding forests. No sightings of the Monster have ever been confirmed -- but the children who live in the area know to this day to stay out of the woods in the winter, lest they become his hapless victims.

(From cryptid wiki)



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Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018
Happy Krampus Day!
Australopithecusman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018…

I just wrapped shooting today! Here's the trailer. 
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
When your dog's been replaced by a Skinwalker

But the walker realizes what it has to put up with
Trendorman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I actually seen this fir the first time just yesterday 
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
The way stares into the camera is actually quite unnerving

If that dog really was a Skinwalker, those 2 are probably gonna die in their sleep

Tjeure gonna wake up and see a 6-7ft tall man looming over them wearing the dog's skin on his head
Trendorman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
That's all small dogs, gnarly and slobbering in horrible ugly rage. 

Than there big ol pitbulls that just lay there, sleep and nuzzle into peoples laps
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MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hollaaaa in this hard year in 2018.
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Hello! I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but just to make sure I tagged you in this journal (Tagged). I'm just making sure you know because one of the people in the list tagged me back and DeviantArt didn't notify me. I only knew because I watch them.
DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Just ignore the above. I got it working.
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