In the middle of 1970s, there were a number of reports in Texas about a large flying reptile. The first sightings of this monstrous bird occurred in December 1975, in the area of Raymondville, Texas. Joe Suárez, a local rancher discovered his goat torn to pieces and almost eaten. Its body parts were lying in blood while the heart, lungs , piece of its snout were missing. The police didn't find any tracks of an animal leading from or to the goat corral. They made a conclusion it was some flying animal that killed the goat. Later, in the same place, Armando Grimaldo, was suddenly attacked by a horrible creature in the backyard. He remembered a winged beast that swoop onto him. The man tried to run away and that monster was following him for a while, shredding his clothes and making attempts to grasp him. Grimaldo reported it was an enormous flying object with red eyes, 3m wingspan, blackish-brown skin, with no feathers. The man managed to hide under a bush, but heard the animal's heavy breath until it eventually flew away. Grimaldo was treated for shock in the hospital, minor wounds were present on his body.
In the 1930s, a geological engineer Warren Shufelt, reported about the remnants of ancient reptilian tunnels discovered under Los Angeles. This fact was officially in the Los Angeles Times. People did not give much credit to this report. Anyway, some remembered this story in 2008, when in Anaheim, CA, when a couple became witnesses of this Reptoid myth. That day the woman walked her dog late, and approached a sewer drain. She saw a sort of a greenish creature looking at her, crawling out of the sewer. Scared to death, she ran to the truck and called her boyfriend. They observed lots of other creatures, which crawled out of the sewer and teemed around the truck. The man, with a club in his hands, started yelling, the creatures retreated back and hid in the sewer drain. He confirmed woman's words and was not less amazed. He claimed the reptiles were huge and had big, sharp teeth. Although they did not see these monsters again, they heard screams at night outside their apartment building.
Black Demon of Cortez
Mexico’s Baja Peninsula was always considered a home of unknown unique sea creatures during its history. The sea of Cortez, located between the Baja Peninsula and Mexico, in some places reaches 12 000 feet deep. Local people of this area often reported of a huge, 60-foot shark, which got the name of “ The Black Demon”. The residents were not once terrified by the giant shark, larger than Great White, which found an ideal hiding spot for itself in this deep sea. They say “The Black Demon” looked darker than the grayish Great White and twice bigger its size. Maybe “fear has big eyes”, but those who dared to see this monster, report that its eyes were really enormous and it had a long whipping tail to signal fishermen of its approach. It became notorious as the one that attacked boats. Physical evidence which proved its existence was not found yet, but suppositions of a prehistoric shark in that mysterious Sea of Cortez are assumed. Why couldn't a mega-shark, a remnant of Megalodon, that counted to have died around 10,000 years ago be still alive?
One of the famous stories of nautical folklore is about the U-85, a German submarine under Captain Gunther Krech's commander. It happened during World War I in April of 1918, when a British ship captured the damaged U-boat on the surface of the sea. German Captain surrendered his damaged submarine to the British. During interrogation he told an incredible story. As he reported, the sub had been surfaced to recharge and was attacked by a very unusual creature with a small head but a huge body. As it was a moonlight night, the teeth of that animal glistered and the sight of this ghost looked alarming. It heeled the boat, and the crew started shooting, thus, they stopped the beast and saved their damaged boat. As Krech explained, the crew was not able to move after this accident and didn't flee when they saw British patrol. But the story with the U-85 is not over. In October 2016, it was informed that the boat was found in the North Sea when laying a power cable. Sonar detected that the U-boat is intact and the investigations will soon give us the answer what happened to the U-85 so many years ago. Was it attacked by some incredible sea creature? Will this story be a mystery forever or researches can shed some light on this topic?
The Lizard Man
These cases of encounting of some sort of man, having lizard appearance, were reported several times around 1988 in South Carolina. That lizard man creeping in the swamps was clearly seen by a teenager Christopher Davis near the Scape Ore Swamp. The boy reported, on his way home from work, his car got a flat tire. He was forced to stop on the road and repair the flat tire. Ready to leave, he suddenly heard some noise from the swamp. Davis raised his head and saw two glowing red eyes. A sort of a large lizard man was approaching him very fast. Davis got into his vehicle and sped off. The creature followed the car for some minutes, but the teen could get away. When he told about this meeting to the police, they investigated the area and found large 14-inch, three-toed footprints. Unfortunately Davis died in 2009, but the whole his short life he was claiming he would never forget the image of that creature. Since there were other reports of the sightings of the lizard man in the nearby area, and some cattle mutilations were imputed to that unbelievable half man – half lizard.
The Daedalus Sighting
The never seen creature was reported to encounter the frigate H.M.S. Daedalus in 1848. The frigate came upon something now known as Daedalus sighting. In an official report of Captain P. M’Quhae, he described that extraordinary beast that was seen by his crew - an immense sea serpent of about 18 meters long, which was gliding in the water near their frigate in the South Atlantic. Cloudy and windy weather did not interrupt the fast movement of the creature with flat head kept above the water for more than a meter, attracting attention of the crew. It glided rather close to the frigate and gave the chance to the people to observe its appearance: dark brown skin, yellowish white spots around neck, mane (may be it was seaweed), no fins and a huge, long body. It allowed to view itself for 20 minutes, first visible without spyglasses, and then, it was observed under water with available at those times instruments. The creature unflappably followed its course, kept its head above the water, causing a lot of fear to the experienced seamen. They were all sure, it was not a misidentification, it was something extraordinary and unknown to the science.
Lake Baikal Encounter
Siberian Lake Baikal, surrounded by mountains and thick forests from Mongolian side, is the most ancient and the biggest freshwater pool in the world. Its depths are up to 1500 meters in some places. No wonder it was reported as a home to many indigenous species not found anywhere. Vladimir Azhazha, a famous researcher and a former Naval officer reported of strange creatures and even UFO’s comers residing in the lake. The former USSR Military Department organized a team for investigation the cases. Vladimir Azhazha indicated, in 1982 seven divers were sent into the depths of Baikal and encountered some creatures, they couldn't forget. The underwater inhabitants were very tall, humanoid-looking and wearing something like silver suits. The military divers attempted to capture one of the creatures, but the result was unsuccessful and cost the death of three divers. The rest of the divers returned to the surface. Their report made their Commander urgently flew to the chief military base and inform about the dangers for people who would dare to disturb the inhabitants of Lake Baikal.
The Skunk Ape
The Skunk Ape was noticed not once in the southeast of America. The first mentions of this beast, as well as his similar the Bigfoot, date back to the 1800s , when mountain men from Arkansas reported of seeing it. The reports of those times told about a gigantic hairy creature with a huge stride. Amazing, but this giant beast always quickly fled when it was sighted. The footprints, found on the spots where it was appearing, were 14 inches long! In 1974, in Dade County, Florida, some witnesses saw an ape-like creature of a huge size, walking on two legs.The Skunk Ape glowing eyes and a strong and very unpleasant smell induced nausea to those who was downwind. Some photos presented later, were identified as outright hoaxes. This myth was recovered again in 2000, when an anonymous woman from Florida sent photos to the Sheriff’s Department. She reported of an ape living not far. According to her, three nights ahead this ape attended her backyard and she managed to take two pictures of it one night. Never heard about “Skunk Ape,” she called it a "huge, escaped orangutan". The experts were unsure what kind of creature could it be. But “not seen before” doesn't mean “not existing”, right?
Megalania, or Megalania prisca, lived in Australia 40 000 years ago. A bloodthirsty lizard became popular again due to an Australian military officer,who found fresh large lizard-like prints in 1968. Not far from Queensland, in the muddy grounds, the prints of more than 0,5 m in length were discovered by the man. Although science believes that Megalania became extinct , new reports of sighting these massive lizards and their traces were introduced in the 19th-20th centuries. The “ancient giant butcher” was seen by a man even some years ago. After completing his work, exhausted, the above mentioned man was coming back home. In front of his truck he noticed a big fallen tree. When he got into his vehicle, the “tree trunk” suddenly perked up and quickly ran off! The man claimed that a fallen tree, as he had thought, was actually a giant lizard nearly 5 meters tall! We realize, this sounds incredible, but is there any sense for people to invent such stories?
The legends about Thunderbirds are common in Native American mythology. But the reports of sightings them have been registered throughout the USA for the last two hundred years. The scientist filed that the creatures, so called Pteranodons, looking like large flying reptiles had existed in North America on the territories of present-day Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Alabama, and South Dakota. They had wingspans of over 20 feet and believed to become extinct long ago. Believe it or not, but in July, 1977, three young boys from Illinois claimed about being attacked by incredible giant birds. The boys told that two enormous birds chased them and grabbed one of the boys. According to their report, one of the monstrous birds snatched ten-year old Marlon Lowe’s with its claws and carried him about 0,5 meter above the ground for some distance and only then, released the boy. The birds had reptile-like features. Sightings of those birds are kept on reported and the stories sound as intriguing as incredible.
The Flatwoods Monster
This creature has got its name from the place it had appeared first and had been seen by a group of people from West Virginia in 1952. A sleepy town Flatwoods became known when some schoolboys saw a fireball streak in the sky that came down over a hilltop. A group ran to investigate. There they found a pulsating red orbit that burnt their eyes and noses. They revealed an unidentified and strange creature near a tree. It produced a hissing sound and moved towards them. Paralyzed by fear, they managed to flee from that place. A search was conducted in that area the following day. They reported about an oil-like substance spread over the place and some marks on the ground where the sighting had occurred. The hideous smell made the eyes water. The “Flatwoods Monster,” described as a bit over 2 meters tall, having a dark body and a glowing face looked scary. The head was elongated and had a large, circular cowl behind it. Some children remembered that it had arms with claw-like fingers. Kids were treated by medical personnel, and recovered quickly. After this event some other claims were made about a similarly-described monster in nearby communities. No explanations have been given.
During a year, from 1966 till 1967, more than a hundred sightings of this phenomenon were reported in West Virginia, in the area of Point Pleasant. The Mothman, - an eerie, supernatural creature with wings was seen by several people from this place and was investigated the following year by the journalist John Keel. He spent a year in Point Pleasant and interviewed all witnesses, trying to find proofs of the flying man appearance. He described the story of two young couples driving around midnight, who saw a strange immense person near the ruined power plant. They said, it looked like an unusual man with wings, flying fast, and passed over their vehicle. The same man-bird was seen by two firemen and by many other residents of the town who considered that this vision to appear as a kind of warning preceding a coming accident. Still that creature didn't give any real proofs of its existence, and had showed off only to the selected.
The Fouke Monster
Residents of Fouke, Arkansas, became sure and believed that something really awful lived in the swamps of their area since this story happened in 1971. When Bobby Ford had gone hunting , his wife, who was alone at home, awakened at night and shocked saw a moving curtain on her window. She got up, approached, and, suddenly, a hairy arm touched her. She encountered piercing red eyes of a horrible creature. After the woman's scream, the monster retreated back and disappeared in darkness. When Bobby came back and saw his terrified wife, he ran to the forest to search that creature. Amazing, he managed to find the beast. It was 2 meters tall, mope-haired, with sharp claws creature. He shot and it ran off. On the way home, the man was attacked by the beast again, and was thrown to the ground. Bobby managed to avoid capture, fled, and immediately called the police. They found huge pieces of wood in the yard, ripped by large claws and huge tracks near their house. Sightings still continue in nearby areas, large tracks are found to this day.
The Fire In The Sky
November 5, 1975 became the memorial day for the crew of loggers who became probably the first witnesses of The UFO sighting. Travis Walton, one of a group of loggers was kidnapped by aliens in front of his co-workers. This story became the best-documented alien abduction case and well known in the world. After a long day work, on the way home, Walton and his comrades saw a strange object in the sky. Walton left the truck and approached the object. A beam of light struck the man to the ground. The rest of men, frightened, sped away, believing their friend had been killed. Amazingly, but Walton was found almost in the same place five days later. He claimed he spent that time in a hospital-like room, surrounded by short, bald creatures where he soon passed out and didn't remembered anything else. His co-workers detaily reported the incident to local authorities and were submitted to polygraphs. All passed it and Walton’s disappearance has become a sensation in news reports, caused debates, and, certainly, much skepticism.
Residents of Yakima, Washington, Patterson and Gimlin recorded this sensational video of Sasquatch in October, 1967. Having a fancy for reports and stories of Bigfoot (native name of Sasquatch), both men organized an expedition to the deep forests to find the traces and evidence of the Bigfoot existence. One day, after long wanderings and expectations, the amateur discoverers were lucky to encounter a female Bigfoot, as they characterized it. It was a creature of more than two meters tall and around 300 kg weight. The friends managed to take some pictures and chose not to pursue the creature. Even the process of filming it from a distance demanded a lot of courage. As they claimed, her sighting was short and sudden. The film is still debated and watched, both men had always claimed the authenticity of their film, and it has not been dis-proven by anybody. Looks like, it was the only documented proof of those strange, and prefered not to be taken photos of, creatures.