The 7 Most Famous Legendary Monsters

1. Bigfoot/Sasquatch

I just read that Bigfoot was seen in Northern California around the 17th of October 2017. There have been multiple sightings in the same area over the past five or so years. The story of Bigfoot has been around since the 19th century but as I already mentioned we are still getting sightings to this day. Big foot is an apelike creature roaming around the U.S. with a fondness for the northwest. Is he just a legend or is he real? I won’t hold my breath waiting for the scientific community on this one. I think he is real and I don’t care if I’m wrong.

2. Nessie – The Loch Ness Monster

There have been more than ten Nessie sightings since the year 2000 and prior to that hundreds of people have claimed to have seen her since the 1930’s. There are countless grainy photographs floating around and still all the evidence has been anecdotal and much of it has been disputed. The problem is all of it hasn’t been disputed and so the legend remains. Is there a monster in Loch Ness? The scientific community says no but it’s not like they’ve never been wrong before…

3. The Yeti

The abominable snowman…or the Yeti has been around for a long time. He’s basically a snowy version of Bigfoot – big apelike creature taller than a man and lives in the Himalayas. Stories of the Yeti have been around since the 19th century and scientists haven’t been able to find any conclusive proof that he exists Despite that, many people have claimed to have seen him or his tracks and so the legend continues.

4. The Werewolf

Werewolves have appeared in Greek mythology as well as Norse folklore. We are uncertain as to the first-time people began discussing them, but it has been a very, very long time. Are they real or are they the stuff of legends? There have historical accounts of people who it was suggested were actual werewolves and there are medical conditions that exist that helped convince people in the belief that werewolves are real like: mental disorders (lycanthropy, hallucinations, psychosis and schizophrenia); hypertrichosis (a rare, genetic disorder causing excessive hair growth); rabies and even food poisoning. Werewolves have reached cult status and still each year there are reported sightings. Werewolves will likely never go away they have reached epic legendary status.

5. Vampires

Who doesn’t love the Count? Dracula was a story by Bram Stoker, but he was based on the real-life Vlad the Impaler. The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia. Cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, and Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. Despite that what we know of vampires today originates from 18th century southeastern Europe. The belief was so pervasive that it caused mass hysteria and led to public executions of people believed to be vampires. It didn’t stop there, vampires exist in legend in every country in the world.

6. El Chupacabra

Depending on who you ask, the Chupacabra is either a vampire like dog or a reptile that stands and hops like a kangaroo. This animal has reportedly been seen in Puerto Rico since the mid-1990’s. Since then, Chupacabra’s have gained worldwide appeal and sightings. U.S. sightingshave been reported in Texas and Florida. Russia, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and other countries report Chupacabra-like sightings or killings of livestock.

7. Naga

Nagas are semi-divine half man/woman and half snake creature in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They can change shape to be fully snake or fully human. They are known for being strong and smart. Some Indian dynasties claim to descend from them as they can marry mortal men when in human form. According to legend they are the great-grandchildren of the God Brahma. The Japanese and Chinese cultures believe them to be dragons that live in the sea. In any case, they are pretty darn cool.

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