The Mythical Monster Coco

Coco is also known in folklore as Cuco, Coca, Cuca, Cucuy. It is a mythical dragon or a ghost monster which is said to appear in many different shapes and forms. There is no description of the beast which could be applied to all the places where it appears. The origins of Coco are in Portugal and Spanish Galicia, where it is called Coco, and appears as a monster with a pumpkin head, two eyes, and a mouth. In medieval times in the same area, it transformed into a female dragon, which used to take part in different celebrations. In Portugal it has remained popular until today. The Fight of Saint George and Santa Coca In the municipality of Monção, near the border with Spanish Galicia, Coco is known as the dragon who fought with Saint George. The feast called Corpus Christi is celebrated on Holy Thursday, and it […] Read More

Lizard Man May Have Returned to South Carolina

The U.S. may not have a Loch Ness Monster, but residents of South Carolina are just as proud (or afraid) as Scots are of their own creepy cryptid – the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. First spotted in 1988, the seven-foot tall reptilian is back in the news after a woman took a photograph of one on August 2nd in Bishopville, SC. Shortly after that, another witness came forward with a video he took in May of a similar humanoid creature in the same area. Has Lizard Man returned to Scape Ore Swamp? Went to church with a friend in Bishopville and we saw lizard man come out of the woods and run along the tree line. Took this picture zoomed in with my phone. My hand to God, I am not making this up. So excited! That’s the eyewitness account from the photographer named Sarah (no last […] Read More

Megalania – A Monster Still Among Us?

Is it feasible that the subtropical rainforests of Australia are home to gigantic, marauding lizards of twenty to thirty feet in length? Could such Jurassic Park-like beasts really remain hidden, undetected, and free to rampage around in near-unstoppable fashion? Just maybe, the answer is “yes.” As for the creature itself, it’s not something created out of the minds of the fantasy-driven and the deluded. Thousands of years ago, Australia really was home to such immense beasts. Do they still live, despite the fact that they have been declared completely and utterly extinct? The creature in question went by the name of Megalania prisca, a huge, vicious monitor lizard that roamed Australia at least as late as 40,000 years ago. It got its name thanks to one Richard Owen, a paleontologist of the 1800s. He was the man who has gone down in history as coining the term “Dinosauria,” or, […] Read More