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Many people disregard the existence of mythical creatures and cryptids. However, rumors about them continue to spread despite the lack of physical evidence. For example, hikers still claim to spot Bigfoot, anglers insist that the Loch Ness Monster scared away all of their big fish, and people in the south report the Chupacabra skulk around Puerto Rico to suck the blood from farm animals. Curiously, the rumors, photographs and video recordings reveal that these mythical creatures have similarities.
Bigfoot believers have many names for the creature as it is also called Sasquatch, Yeti and the Abominable Snowman. In 1925, N.A. Tombazi, a Greek photographer, was on an expedition and claims he saw a Bigfoot. He described the creature as a being that walked upright, and occasionally, it would stop to dig for roots or forage for berries. Many people believe that Bigfoot exists, and to try to prove it, they explore the areas where other adventurers have spotted the creature. Bigfoot investigators have taken pictures and video recordings of the mythical being. Unfortunately, the photographic evidence is often indistinct. Believers frequently see Bigfoot in America’s wooded areas, but the creature has also been spotted in other countries.
Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster is Scotland’s most famous mythical creature. The first report of its existence occurred in 1933, and after its first sighting, many more people claim to have seen Nessie. Loch Ness Monster followers believe that the creature is a plesiosaur, which is a large dinosaur that lived in the water and went extinct around 65 million years ago. People have spotted the beast in ways that are similar to Bigfoot sightings such as in blurry photographs and video recordings.
Hundreds of years ago, sailors began reporting mermaid sightings, and while most researchers disregard their testimonies as glimpses of manatees or other natural sea animals, there are several stories that feature remarkable details. For instance, Henry Hudson described seeing a mermaid during an expedition he took in the 17th century. In fact, he along with two other sailors claimed to have seen a woman in the water, and when the water disturbed her position, they saw that she had a porpoise type tail with spots like a mackerel. Despite the lack of photographic mermaid evidence, they compare to Bigfoot sightings as the mythical beings feature a human form.
El Chupacabra, or goat sucker, is a Puerto Rican legend that began to spread during the 1990s. Those who have seen the creature claim that it has a line of spikes along its back, and it has eyes that glow. The Chupacabra is a vampire that sucks the blood from farm animals like goats and sheep. According to some rumors, the mythical creature is from outer space. However, some people dispute the outer space claim and say that it is a government experiment that went astray. The creature compares to Bigfoot in its form. For instance, the Chupacabra also stands upright and has human shaped hands.
Whether Bigfoot is real remains a mystery, but the possibility of mythical creatures in the modern world allows humans to use their wild imaginations and enjoy the potential for the improbable.
Guest Author Bio: James Duncan is a Senior Editor for Direct2TV who loves to write topics on Cryptozoology such as Bigfoot, Loch Ness monster, and other mythical creatures. James spends most of his free time researching evidence about Bigfoot. James has been focusing on Bigfoot evidence for 6 years.