Do you thrive on the strange and unusual? You don’t have to search far to find stories that will sate your appetite for the bizarre with The Portalist’s coverage of cryptids. If you’re most captivated by American cryptids, then you’ll be transfixed by these stories of the red-eyed Mothman, the cloven-hoofed Jersey Devil, the Flatwoods Monster, and the humanoid Loveland Frog. If you’re transfixed by international cryptids, learn about the Loch Ness Monster, the huldufólk of Iceland, the Cottingley Fairy photographs, and sea monsters that haunt the world’s waters. Whatever your eclectic interest, you’ll find a cryptid to match it here. Bring your camera and leave your skepticism at home.
The fabled inner-Earth kingdom was first detailed by a French occultist in 1889.
Almost every American state has its own legendary creatures known as cryptids. Here are five of the most fascinating.
Don't go chasing waterfalls—you never know what they might hide.
Get to know the woods' biggest secret.
Clap your hands if you believe!
Ohio has more than corn and soybeans. Sometimes it has river monsters.
Explore uncharted waters with these denizens of the deep.
By Orrin Grey & Xavier Piedra
Megalodon died out millennia ago. But our fascination with this mighty shark will never go extinct.
In Iceland, elves and other mythical beings are a fact of life.
Meet a mysterious monster as American as apple pie.
A mysterious sighting in the night spawned the legend of one of West Virginia's creepiest cryptids.
Dip your toe into the intriguing mystery surrounding Scotland's most famous lake.
If you believe, wear your passions on your sleeve.
The truth is out there.
Calling all cryptozoology fans!
Is the Mothman a monster bent on wreaking destruction? Or a supernatural force sent to warn of impending danger?
Because sometimes, truth is scarier than fiction.
During the grueling Great Northern Expedition, naturalist Georg Wilhem Steller came face-to-face with one of the sea's most mysterious creatures. Or did he?
The two most famous goat-like cryptids cause havoc in their respective American hometowns.