Cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals. It is a pseudoscience that involves the search for animals or creatures whose existence has not been proven. Many species that appear in cryptozoological literature are a part of cultural folklore, myths, or legends.
There’s one critical thing they all have in common: a lack of evidence of their existence. All we’ve got are stories, anecdotes, alleged sightings, blurry pictures, shaky videos, samples that fail DNA analysis (misidentifications that turn out to be “regular” animals), and of course, hoaxes and frauds.
What we do have, however, are fun, interesting stories that make for excellent tourist traps. So enjoy this collection of infographics which shed light on some of creatures, cryptids, monsters, myths, and legends.
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Anthology of Mythical Creatures from Around the World
Map of World Mythology
North American Cryptids
Scottish Myths and Legends
Several Sea monsters and Cryptids
Each American State’s Supernatural Claim to Fame
Lesser Known Cryptids (a joke)