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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQEbtoVNn4I

Post your favorite cryptids.
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>>4038579
https://youtu.be/ELjT5BZGo40
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcFUpq8FItY

90's were dope as hell.
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i really like the black shuck
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>>4038586
I hate you so much I've had this song stuck in my head for 20 years every time someone mentions that jekyll or hyde.
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>Sasquatch abduct humans according to Natives and Missing 411 reports
>Apes have a natural understanding that human infants have value (Binti Jua)
I propose we take a reborn baby doll, put a tracker and camera/mic in it, leave it in the middle of some remote forest, and wait a few weeks to see what happens
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>>4038639
Lol I knew exactly what the video was going to be based on your reply alone.
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>>4038683
what's a reborn baby doll?
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>>4038691
Realistic looking baby dolls
Popular among doll collectors and women who had a miscarriage
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How big was his... you know?
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>>4038708
What mystery does it hide?
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>>4038704
>you
just
>know
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>>4038714
Jewish secrets
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>>4038579
The Buru lizard. The ridges of scales down the back, combined with a forked tongue, lead me to believe that it might have been related to earless monitors.
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>>4038704
>His
Do you really not see the gigantic mommy milkers???
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>>4038683
>Apes can't tell the difference between a doll and a living organism.
Just pay $20 for some niglet from an orphanage in the congo.
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>>4038704
Dumbass
>>4038828
This.
They made the costume a female so they could explain away the "well it wasn't really thar big" argument if anybody took measurements of thw trees in the video.
By an odd coincidence, they returned to the sight multiple times to make casts of the foot prints and survey the area but never measured the trees. And when the video was released they couldn't find the location when other people went out with them to investigate.
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>>4038579
A purple lemur must he somewhere. Maybe it's rat-sized, or even ant-sized. Maybe it's transparent. I'll not believe in this, but I'll proof it. Or scientists
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>>4038869
It wouldn't last very long would it though?
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>>4038579
Do Wendigo's count? If so i'm going with them because they are cool. From more classic cryptids i like the Ogopogo and Jersey Devil
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>>4038941
Native spirits are not cryptids. That spiriy does exist and you would be wise to show it a little respect. And also maybe burn some incenses sometime. The native spirits deserve respect.
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>>4038579
skyfish
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>>4038970
Stop offering things to demons, heretic.
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>>4038941
I wanna eat they wendussy.
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>>4038990
then make your god stop them from sitting outside his house. If your god's solution to everything is pray until you and your family die so you can be redeemed you need to start looking for more practical solutions.
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What cryptid is the most likely to exist ?
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hello
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>>4038579
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>>4039029
You're very ignorant for someone so confident in your stance.
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>>4039042
Texas chupacabra, followed by british big cat and modern thylacines.
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>>4038941
Wendigoes don’t have antlers and I’m fucking sick of people drawing them with antlers. For fucks sake even a bear or wolf skull (or a human, like the original legend) would be creepier than a deer
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https://youtu.be/TZapjBBb_zY

https://youtu.be/Bs1YS7_Xc08

https://youtu.be/RBCd3w3192Y
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>>4039083
I was being sardonic, but I'm a catholic and who do you think converted those natives.
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I hate the faggots who think cryptid means le spooky paranormal spirits. Cryptozoology is about animals that haven't been officially proven to exist yet, not your shitty gay creepypastas.
Mothman isn't cryptid, wendigo isn't a cryptid, duendes aren't cryptids. Bigfoots and skunk apes are stretching it but those are much more likely to exist in remote areas of the world.
If you want real cryptids look at eastern cougars, phantom kangaroos, Lake Iliamna monster, South American apes (not Brazillians), and William Beebe's fish. There's more but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
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>>4039114
nomura's jellyfish is one of these although it was confirmed to exist and now has a wiki and all that but like for years it had dubious sightings and such.
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>>4039087
American Chupacabras are coyote with mange
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>>4039114
>Beebe's fish
Some of my favorite cryptids
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>>4039114
Mothman is an animal though. People just make massive logical leaps and conclude that it somehow predicts disasters, or that it was in any way related to the UFOs in the area.
There were daytime thunderbird sightings around the same time; it would be less of a logical leap to assume that the mothman was the same animal.
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>>4039043
Hi
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>>4039005
Feeling’s most probably mutual
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>>4038990
If me having respect for the Wendigo spirit offends you, why don't you go out in a blizzard and freeze to death you fucktard.
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>>4039179
Seething lmao
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>>4039114
Bili ape
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>>4038970
stop huffing your own farts
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>>4038878
Who cares.
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>>4039114
I agree
Cryptids are unironically more fun to discuss if you remove the supernatural fluff
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>>4039114
Kangaroo and Komodo used to be cryptids too.
imagibe telling your british lord there was a two headed deer capable to jump over the fence and scare the herds, it also has 3 legs and it can disemboweled you with one kick
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>>4039114
Okapi
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>>4039097
Maybe they confused it with skin walkers since they can be wearing some moose/deer skulls and what not.
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>https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Old_Green_Eyes
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>>4038874
>implying
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>>4039138
Wasn't it actually a crossbreed?
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>>4038579
Actually, looking at this thumbnail, I though you could see the shape of his dick.
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>>4039114
A good one might be the Lusca, more specifically related to what ever is eating tourists at the blue holes in Bahamas. If you wanted the retarded cryptid of the month then it's dogman.
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>>4039087
>british big cat
Not trolling when I say they've regularly been spotted, recently caught on camera but the reality is they're something of an open secret. Quite a lot of farmers are familiar with them, the british government doesn't want to waste money hunting them and the public here are generally ignorant retards so they've gone unnoticed. Reports and sightings go back as far as the 16th century but everyone would prefer to LARP they're not real. Flixton werewolf is another interesting one, around that entire area a baboon faced creature is regularly spotted though I think that's just an escaped zoo animal.
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>>4041282
>Flixton werewolf
I forgot about 'Old Stinker', The Beast of Barmston Drain, up in Yorkshire.
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>>4040853
The problem is you get certain people so invested in their cryptid of choice, like the bigfoot, that when you start pointing out the reasons it probably doesn't exist they start talking about they're interdimensional hyper advanced creatures.
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>>4041282
Every photo I've seen of a British big cat" is proportioned like a domestic cat, not a leopard or jaguar.
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>>4039049
Mongolian blood worm has always been my favorite. I don't even necessarily believe in it, I just think its neat.
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>>4041365
https://youtu.be/dsiff8eFhR0
This is a leopard tho. Look at how its back and tail sit
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>>4041501
plz
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>>4041501
Not with that gait it’s not
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>>4038695
>women who had a miscarriage
That seems really unhealthy
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>>4038579
https://youtu.be/fMv85lRAmuk
Amogus
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>>4039114
Mexican Onza
Best cryptids are ones that native groups of the region treated like any other animal
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>>4041758
What is it then? Walks more like a big cat than a domestic one
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>>4038579
>be German submarine crewman during WW1
>detect British streamer and get ordered to torpedo it
>torpedo it
>than not even 30 seconds pass when there's another explosion
>wtf was that?
>second explosion sends giant crocodile creature flying into the air
>WTF was THAT?
>giant crocodile writhes around for a little bit before disappearing
What the hell was a giant marine crocodile/mosasaur thing dong so close to naval ships??
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What are the odds that the relict population of ground sloths might still exist out there in the deepest part of South American jungles?
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Any cryptids that have a slight chance of being real?
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>>4039114
What the hell is Lake Iliamna Monster supposed to be?
A sturgeon? Shark? Or an unidentified new species of cetacean?
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>>4040933

Reminds me of that /x/ greentext about the shambling mutant living in the D.C. subway tunnels.
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>>4042287
I think it's a sturgeon. Beluga sturgeons get really big and are predatory, so that explains why they attack seals.
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has anyone got a picture of Bigfoot in blue jeans?
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>>4038579
damn, he's PACKIN'
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>>4038869
I can't fucking tell
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>>4040944
WTF is this real?
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>>4038970
>Native spirits are not cryptids.
This. Idiots mistaking folklore for cryptozoology are damaging the field greatly. It's like treating Paul Bunyan as a cryptid and going out in the forests looking for him. No wonder people don't take Bigfoot seriously in the mainstream.
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>>4042753
>he's never seen Paul Bunyan in the wild
lmao cryptolet
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>>4039097
>>4040956
The antlers came from a hastily thrown together costume for a shitty 2001 horror movie called Wendigo and have nothing to do with the legend. I don't know where the skull aspect came from, but the modern notion of them being deer skull monsters has completely taken over the Wendigo identity even though there's no relation whatsoever.
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>>4041881
Walks more like a domestic cat than a big one
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>>4038579
Any other good channels besides Bob Gymlan? Want that good spooky shit
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>>4042572
They look like fucking sea monsters when they swim by too.
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>>4039097
>>4042758
The deer-head and antlers I think came from from Stephen King's interpretation from Pet Semetary, though it had a goat-like head and horns originally. Natives' legends describe wendigos as a wicked spirit that possesses people and makes them cannibals, often assuming a gaunt, pale form. Basically Gollum from the Peter Jackson LOTR movies but lankier and far less intelligent.
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>>4041501
>4 pixels
LMAO
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>>4042753
Even worse are the fags who think cryptids are le scary tumblr cursed images like these retards:
>>4038631
>>4039043
>>4039173
>>4040933
>>4041093
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>>4041278
Lusca is definitely real. I don't know what it is, it's incredibly anoxic at the bottom so whatever it is can't live there permanently, but people don't just suddenly disappear underwater without their body ever being recovered.
>inb4 muh whirlpools
Blue holes are stagnant, that's why they're anoxic and have a different salinity at the bottom.

Pic related, octopus carcass that washed ashore on Bimini in 2011. Living animal was estimated to be around 20 feet in length.
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>>4043053
>but people don't just suddenly disappear underwater without their body ever being recovered.
People do this like all the time
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>>4043048
rude
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My favorite cryptid is the Yeti because of its portrayal in a cartoon that I would be dropping a massive spoiler for by naming. I also really liked it in one of the segments in Creepshow. Isn't the most likely hypothesis regarding the real Yeti that it was actually an unidentified species of bear that's genetically similar to the new polar/grizzly hybrids turning up in North America?
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>>4043055
>clear water
>no current
>popular tourist location
>people all around you
>large extensive cave system a hundred feet below the water
Why is it so hard for people to admit that there's still stuff we don't know about our world
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>>4043069
>Why is it so hard for people to admit that there's still stuff we don't know about our world
Nobody said there isn’t, people do just suddenly disappear in bodies of water without being found
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>>4043053
Gymlan's argument that it's a giant octopus like your pic sold me.
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>>4043069
>Why is it so hard for people to admit that there's still stuff we don't know about our world
They're too academically minded. Science sucks the soul out of everything. It lures you in by seeming to be about exploring the infinite possibilities of reality, but its true form is a series of limitations and restrictions that choke the wonder out of the world around you until you refuse to see the possibilities in anything. Basically, if it's not boring, it's not possible.
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>>4038579
BerenstEin
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i want to fuck a werewolf
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>>4043093

Yeah you would notice something like that fucking /pol/tard.
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>>4043102
It's just a Mandela effect joke
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>>4043102
rent free.much?
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>>4043102
Just admit that you notice jews too. You're just a latent /pol/ack.
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>>4043260
>Just admit that you notice jews too.

That doesn't mean I get triggered by them.
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Assuming the Vietnam Rock Apes were indeed real, do you think they survived getting napalmed by the US army during Vietnam War?
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>>4043263
But you just did.
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>>4043083
based gymlan, required viewing for all /an/ and /x/
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My big fear is all the Sasquatches went extinct pretty recently, before they could be confirmed.
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>>4042133
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>>4038631
Black shuck is east Anglian folklore, not a cryptid, it’s not an undiscovered species of animal, it’s a spooky ghost story. >>4038970
>>4039114
This happens because of /x/tards
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>>4041764
It is, but who's to argue with money, right?
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For cryptids that are actually cryptids, the Queensland tiger is a very obscure one that’s supposedly a striped semi arboreal catlike creature from northern Australia, usually theorised to be a small-medium species of late surviving Thylacoleonid. Doesn’t seem likely, but still cool
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>>4042133
Not very, since they lived in savannah habitat.
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Probably more of an /x/ thing to post about on but I'm about to fall asleep for the morning so I'm too tired to care about whatever weird mental inhibition stops me from sharing it while not struggling to stay awake. That, and I feel like /an/ is more likely to approach this from the angle of not immediately assuming that it's Ayys like that last couple of weird life events I posted about there.
Does anybody know of any cryptids that would match this description:
>Body shape a bit like a large cat
>Tall-shouldered, hard to find an animal to compare it to but a Bison is the closest I can get, but not as exaggerated as a Bison's
>Can't remember the head very well. Short and rounded. Not humanlike, more like if a cat didn't have any kind of snout/muzzle
>May or may not be furless, lighting was kind of weird
>Would be found somewhere in the range of Kentucky to Alabama
Saw some weird shit on the side of a road while a friend and I were travelling once. I saw it, friend didn't, we didn't stop because we had somewhere to be,, and it seemed like it just kind of reversed down a the embankment at the edge of the road as we passed it.
The shitty MSPaint drawing is about as close as I can get to it, but the shoulders and headshape just aren't lining up and I'm struggling to properly display what it looked like. It keeps coming out looking bearlike, but that isn't right.
I dunno. I guess at the time my brain just said "Huh, was that a naked mountain lion?"
Because it kind of just looked like I saw a naked mountain lion with a short neck and no(?) tail.
I guess the thing that stuck with me the most about it is the way it backed down that hill/embankment. It wasn't really a normal-looking motion. It looked like the way someone climbs down a ladder.
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>>4042568
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>>4043102
>How to out yourself as a newfag in one easy post
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>>4041910
Because they had captured it. They were transporting it when the sub got hit. Then the marine reptile cargo was sent flying but still survived the impact. Even if it died later that day, it was a FUCKING PREHISTORIC SEA REPTILE. But where did they find it..? WHERE ARE THE SEA REPTILES CIA WHERE ARE MY SEA FRIENDS?!
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>>4043525
a wondering White Thing maybe
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>>4043376
kek who came up with the name first?
>https://cryptidarchives.fandom.com/wiki/Gorp
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>>4043637

It just gets tiresome.
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>>4043525
ground sloth?
>>Tall-shouldered, hard to find an animal to compare it to but a Bison is the closest I can get, but not as exaggerated as a Bison's
>>Can't remember the head very well. Short and rounded. Not humanlike, more like if a cat didn't have any kind of snout/muzzle
Pic related and most other groundsloth depictions do match with the descriptions you gave, especially those two.
>wasn't really a normal-looking motion. It looked like the way someone climbs down a ladder
the creature described here >>4043376 is said to have moved around uncoordinated. Makes sense as ground sloths likely walked with their knuckled like gorillas and are often depicted with their rear claws pointing inwards. Even the "functional forearms and shorter backlegs" combination in movements looks different than in strict quadrupeds
>>4043915
>>4043933
>>https://cryptidarchives.fandom.com/wiki/Gorp
>Robert Kline has theorised extensively on North American, particularly Appalachian, reports of ground sloths and white things, which he believes are one and the same
that article also describes tales of light colored ground sloths, which in poor lighting would give the impression of hairlessness
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>>4040929
While roos mightve been seen as a wild fiction from returning voyagers, they're so endemic that it's like saying sheep are cryptids to the abbos
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>>4043992
The limb arrangement doesn't quite match up with what I remember. Forelimbs maybe, but I'm fairly sure the legs were digitigrade. Maybe I'm just mentally projecting too much cat onto what I saw. It was a little over a year ago so it's been awhile. A ground sloth's head is definitely a better fit for what I remember of the headshape, though the transition from shoulders to head to neck doesn't quite line up either. The shoulders leading down into the upper forelimbs is pretty close to what I remember though.
The way it was positioned was very catlike too. Low to the ground, roughly person-sized, maybe slightly bigger or smaller.
I don't know, again, maybe I'm just projecting catlike traits onto it since my kneejerk reaction was "Naked Mountain Lion"
And it has been a very long time since they're assumed to have gone extinct as far as I remember. I suppose some convergent evolution in that timeframe isn't out of the question.
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>>4044179
>"Naked Mountain Lion"
I'll have to look those tags up on e621 later
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>>4043048
>>4042753
>>4040853
>>4039114
>>4043048
Fuck! Thank you! I’ve been saying this all over /x/, and /k/ but they don’t seem to want to get it.
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>>4043699
I don’t think you understand how cramped submarines actually are?
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>>4038874
This is cope. If you think that was a suit, I’ve got some swamp land in Florida to sell you.
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>>4044247
The """skinwalker""" shit is the worst thing to happen to those two boards because it can be directly and effortlessly traced to a story by a creepypasta author namefag from /x/ that was incredibly popular, and is yet another example of an unrelated Native American folklore entity stapled onto an Internet campfire story for no apparent reason--I don't think it even came up in the story that popularized it.
>AHHHHH I SMELL COPPER HELP ME I'M GOING INSAAAANE
Verisimilitude is absolutely essential to any kind of spooky story, even a fake one. Nobody understands.
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>>4038579
> Mkelemembe
> Nandi Bear
> Bigfoot
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>>4039114
>South American apes (not Brazillians)
Chuckled
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>>4042791
Unironically that tranny fag of Trey, some of his cryptid videos are ok.
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Ennedi Tiger
A possible late-surviving species of African sabre-toothed cat
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>>4044948
Got more info on this?
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>>4038828
WOMEN ARE MEN CHUD
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>>4039114
For me, it's the orang pendec
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>>4042236
Living thylacines and the rock ape of Vietnam
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>>4045985
The rock what?
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>>4039114
>eastern cougars
Saw one in CT when I was a kid. I remember playing with my sister in the front yard then seeing across the street a huge fucking cougar climb right up a tree like it was nothing. I still remember the surreal shock of seeing a cat so big in the wild and just freezing in place before immediately demanding we go back inside.
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>>4046040
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpNxWxSHDoA&ab_channel=MarkFeltonProductions
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>>4046112
Oh ok, I thought it was about the Homo Floresiensis's sightings. Cool, I will watch it later.
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>>4038941
Wendigi have no clear definition. They are a classic case of a ghost story that is built off of human fears with random nonsense filling in the blanks.
>The original native american wendigo is essentially a werewolf. Werewolves are a myth originating from the fact wolves can end up starving on full moon nights and may get desperate enough to try to hunt humans.
>The goatman is just a Christianity based cryptid story
>Deer based traits come from the fact starving deers will try to attack humans. Mad, human eating deer is a thing.
>Smell of copper, skinny, and sunken eyes are all things surrounding fear of death, especially the hominid form of it, that is bald, pure white, skinny, rotting, basically superzombie
>All the rest of the traits, including the silence, is there to help the reader feel hunted like prey
I could be wrong on this, but, I am pretty sure the modern wendigo hype came from /x/ after the popularity of slenderman around 2013. I am pretty sure they called it skinshifters first before skinwalkers too. They changed to stories when the term fell out of fashion.

With all that said I am almost 100% certain there is some sort of a sound mimic animal in NA, as for blood curdling screams, they usually come from cougars or from foxes
pic unrelated
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>>4043391
we do have Alien Big Cats in East Anglia, there’s apparently one roaming around downham market at the minute
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>>4046143
I think most werewolf mythology comes from herbal remedies containing jimson weed.
It has compounds that at low doses have antiseizure properties and a few other things, but no two leaves have the same concentration, so dosing is hard.
At higher doses it is a powerful hallucinatory drug that commonly has people tearing off their clothes running through the woods and thinking they've turned into an animal.
Sort of like how a lot of demon and witch shit in europe was really just ergotamine poisoning and entire towns would be tripping balls together without knowing it.
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>>4046257
I don't know much about it, I will read more into it, but the fact certain animals go for humans during full moon is a real thing and the reason why the full moon goes into lots of stories that way.
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>>4046143
>Wendigi have no clear definition.
Yes they do. The two things that all variations on the myth had in common was that a person could become possesses by a Wendigo spirit if they ate human flesh, and that they were very cold. One common detail not present in every myth is that a wendigo had to be burned entirely to prevent it from returning from the grave (source: Cree legend of Anwe and the Wendigo). This bears stark similarity to Balkans folklore about both lycanthropy and vampires; in Greece, being a werewolf (thus engaging in cannibalism) was often believed to be a prerequisite for becoming a vampire (Vrykolakas) after death, and that a Vrykolakas had to be burned to permanently kill it.
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>>4039114
>>4046051
This cougar was seen in the blue ridge mountains of NC/Virginia last year. “People” say that they’re just western cougars visiting the east, but sightings go back throughout the 1900s to modern day. They just never left.
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>>4046143
>>The goatman is just a Christianity based cryptid story
>>Deer based traits come from the fact starving deers will try to attack humans. Mad, human eating deer is a thing.
retard
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>>4043525
Bear with mange?
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Ears and head didn't match up with that, but I could see the body matching up if it was crouched down for some reason.
But it looked like it was looking across the rode, so I was seeing its head at least for the most part in profile.
Can't for the life of me remember what the ears looked like but I feel like I would remember if they were that pronounced.
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Fucking hell I'm retarded
>>4046971 for >>4046700
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>>4039114
>South American apes (not Brazillians)
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Always found this skunk ape video interesting:
https://youtu.be/xcgHKMbYYNw
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>>4047066
Thats interesting. I think the whole bigfoot thing is a big hoax and most stuff posted (including the patterson-gimlin footage) is fake. But this looks real
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>>4047066
Can any skeptics try to convince me this is fake?
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>>4047096
>guy puts on suit and walks through swamp
>friend films him from canoe
>???
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>>4043630
a fun yarn, but total bullshit
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>>4047066
damn if that's a fake it's a very dedicated fake, swamps like that are packed with gators and water moccasins
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>>4043065
>Isn't the most likely hypothesis regarding the real Yeti that it was actually an unidentified species of bear that's genetically similar to the new polar/grizzly hybrids turning up in North America?
Not sure
What we do know is that we've looking in the wrong location for decades
Natives say they live in the valleys, not in the actual mountains (they just use it to go from place to place)
They're also not white
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>>4047066
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb9YcIlkl_c
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Reminder that Flesh and Blood cryptids are impossible and it's much more likely they're psychic phenomena or interdimensional.
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>>4047098
But anon, didn’t you read the video description? That swamp is full of alligators, so it can’t possibly be a dude in a suit. Surely no one would be stupid enough to wade in water that could be infested with alligators.

But, seriously, I’ve got nothing but the poster’s word that it was even really shot in florida. They could be just saying that, unless I’m missing proof supporting that claim. Although it hardly matters, because people really could be that stupid even if it’s true they were in a dangerous place.

I think a better argument than the gator thing they went on about would be: why would you go to all the trouble to dress up a dude in a suit to stage this, and then submit such a crappy video? You can barely see anything until it’s cropped and zoomed a bunch, and even then you can’t see much. If it’s faked, it makes me think they did a good job making it look like it was a guy filming something he could see but he was unsure he’d get a good enough shot of. Or maybe I don’t know enough about film and I’m wrong about that.
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>>4038941
Wendigos aren't cryptids. They're legends made because of natives seeing deer during their velvet sheds.
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>>4047274
Huh??? There's nothing in Wendigo legends about antlers or deer heads. That was made up by writers in the 20th century.
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>>4047274
Here, go ahead and read about it. Don't let video games be the extent of your knowledge about different mythologies.
http://www.native-languages.org/windigo.htm
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>>4046143
You now remember fleshgaits
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>>4043992
On the topic of ground sloths:

There's a lot of paleoburrows in South America and they most likely digged by ground sloths.
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/get-lost-in-mega-tunnels-dug-by-south-american-megafauna

Now, what if those sloths were also good swimmers like modern sloths? They could have been able to build their burrows with entrances under water. I will try to find the original paper to find whether the tunnels slope or not.
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>>4043376
Here's another paleoart for ground sloths
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>>4047278
This. I’ve never heard any older stories about wendigo that involve antlers or any deer traits. Usually it sounds like it’s about cannibalism and demonic possession, or maybe some mental illness like schizophrenia or psycopathy.
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>>4047411
It strikes me as being the same as traditional vampire folklore: cannibalism, an inherently disordered act, turns you into an inverted being. Dead yet alive, nocturnal instead of diurnal, cold as ice instead of warm to the touch, flying instead of walking, howling instead of speaking.
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>>4041093

There is a lot of creepy folklore from the Civil War but this is one one of the spookiest.
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>>4047358
There is a recently discovered length (8 miles) of wall art in the Amazon that seems to feature the first identified ground sloth rock art
>what if those sloths were also good swimmers like modern sloths?
there was a genus of semiaquatic ground sloths that lived on the Pacific coast of South America (Thalassocnus)
The cave making/burrowing behavior seems to have been absent in them since I haven't heard it mentioned
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>>4048131
>ground sloths
The Mayans in the Yucatan have a man eating giant in their folklore they call the "Che uinic" described as a hairy wanderer of the jungle that carries around a tree for a walking cane, turned feet, inhabits caves, and has a bad smell. Some versions mention a cut belly (sound familiar?) and large claws
The "using a tree for a cane" was likely derived from observing ground sloths leaning on trees or carrying large branches. The turned feet from how ground sloths have back feet tilted inwards. The cave dwelling can be explained here >>4047358 large claws are pretty self explanatory. Many ground sloth species inhabited Mexico during the Pleistocene, including the two largest Megatherium and Eremotherium
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>>4048131
So I see a lot of speculation that it's a ground sloth, but realistically speaking, how likely is it that it's actually art of an Arctotherium or other species of Short-Faced Bear?
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>>4048158
That was another theory, but it’s just kind of speculation on our part as to which it would be unless we found art of a bear that was in a noticeably different style
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>>4047115
So, is it possible that they're an unidentified species of Himalayan orangutan or gibbon?
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>>4043364
https://www.woodape.org/
I hope they can get one soon. They fully intend to kill a type specimen if possible
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>>4039049
These always fascinated me. I wonder why I never got into Dune.
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>>4048155
>>4048131
Okay, I found the paper
http://www.ufrgs.br/paleotocas/Frank_et_al_2012.pdf
The tunnels slope upwards and begin close to streams.
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>>4048158
equally plausible theory given the lack of a tail. The main thing going for it being a ground sloth is the long distinguishable digits.
I read somewhere that Arctotherium fossils haven't been found in Colombia. Not sure how true that is but one has to admit that it would be difficult to excavate Amazonian jungle





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