Nessie: A Paranormal Monster

As readers of my books and articles will know, I am of the opinion that many of the so-called “Cryptids” of our world (monsters of the deep, hairy ape-like creatures, flying monsters, winged humanoids, etc) have supernatural origins, rather than flesh and blood ones. For me, there is no better example of this than what are arguably the world’s most famous lake monsters: the Nessies of Loch Ness, Scotland. There…

When Sea Serpents Attack

The sea is a vast, little understood expanse that at times feels so remote, hostile and unexplored that it may as well be another alien planet, and it has given rise to myths and mysteries that have perplexed mankind since we first took to the oceans. A persistent phenomenon among the many mysteries that shroud the world’s oceans is that of various sea serpents and sea monsters. These enigmatic beasts…

Mokele-mbembe: A Legendary Water-Dwelling Creature of the Congo River

Mokèlé-mbèmbé is the name given to a creature believed to inhabit the upper reaches of the Congo River basin, i.e. Congo, Zambia and Cameroon, as well as in Lake Tele (in the Republic of Congo) and its surrounding regions. This name originates from the Lingala language, and is commonly translated to mean ‘one who stops the flow of rivers’, said to be a reference to the creature’s supposed preference for…

The Monster of California’s Lake Elsinore

It sometimes seems that wherever there is a lake of any significant size, stories of strange beasts lurking in the depths are not far behind. For whatever reasons, tales of bizarre creatures cruising through the water gravitate to these places, and while it certainly may seem that this is fitting for remote lakes far from the eyes of humankind, the fact is that this seems to not always have a…

The Barmouth Monster May Have Returned to Wales

Move over Nessie – there’s a new cryptid in town. OK, the town isn’t Highland, Scotland, but there definitely might be a cryptid in a waterway in the United Kingdom so that’s close enough. We’re talking about Barmouth, Wales, which is near where a man photographed what many are calling the legendary Barmouth Monster, a 10-to-30-foot-long water creature that has been rumored to exist for years but never been photographed….

Myth, Mysteries, and Monsters at Oregon’s Cursed Crater Lake

There are places tucked away in the remote corners of this world in which sometimes immense natural beauty seems to be hiding something more, just beyond our grasp to understand it. These are the wonders of nature that simultaneously capture our imagination and exude tales of mystery and the unexplained that are very often laced with sinister dread and perhaps the supernatural. In these places we sense that there is…

Teggie, the Terror of the Lake

  Deep in the heart of North Wales there exists a large expanse of water called Lake Bala. You may say, well, there’s nothing particularly strange about that. You would be correct. Lake Bala is not out of the ordinary, in the slightest. But what is rumored to dwell in its dark depths most assuredly is out of the ordinary. Lake Bala is – allegedly! – the domain of a…

Dead Oarfish May Mean Earthquakes for New Zealand

When a “messenger from the sea god’s palace” shows up dead on a beach, the Japanese listen because it is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes. That message was delivered to New Zealand’s South Island last week when an oarfish, the mythical Japanese messenger, washed ashore. Is it time for New Zealanders to head for earthquake shelters or higher ground? A three-meter (10-foot) oarfish (Regalecus glesne) was found on…

Paddler, the Submarine-Monster

Situated in Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille is a huge expanse of water. It’s in excess of forty miles in length and 1,100 feet in depth. And, it might accurately be said that the lake is the home of a creature not unlike Loch Ness, Scotland’s legendary long-necked beast. You know the one I mean: it’s best known to just about everyone as Nessie. Or, just possibly, Lake Pend Oreille’s resident lake monster – which goes…

Fishermen Catch Living Fossil With 25 Rows of 300 Teeth

If you’re looking for a scary sea serpent-like creature to star in your next “Monster That Ate New York” movie, you can’t go wrong with the prehistoric creature caught recently off the south-eastern coast of Victoria, Australia, that has a mouth full of 300 razor sharp teeth in 25 rows just waiting to scare some money out of the tooth fairy before swallowing it whole The bizarre creature is called…

2014: New Lake Champlain Mystery

Since the early 19th century Lake Champlain, spanning the border between Vermont and New York state has been considered home to an American cousin of Nessie. Similar surveys of its waters have been done, with as inconclusive results. One modern search for the creature known as Champ has netted and intersiting if inconclusive and equally mystifying result. According to WCAX News. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Dennis Hall spends much of his…

There’s Something Out There: Monsters Of The Ocean Part II

Richard Dawkins is an outspoken evolutionary biologist, a staunch atheist, and an avid writer. He illustrates some very interesting points in his writing, one of which being his concept of the unknown. In his 2006 book “The God Delusion,” he conveys the argument of the unknown void as an apparatus that defines humanity’s overall lack of understanding. If all the factual truth of the universe were a pie, mankind has only…

There’s Something Out There: Monsters Of The Ocean Part I

The deep blue sea is full of wonder and mystery. We currently know less about it than we do about the moon, which is 250,000 miles away from the earth’s surface. In fact the total yearly budget for NASA far, far exceeds that of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). For some reason, instead of conquering the wonders of our own planet, we essentially skipped it to learn about things…