Monday, August 8, 2011

Cryptid Carcasses Everywhere!

This crazy cryptid (above) showed up in Minnesota as a road kill. Look at the weird tufts of hair atop its head and crazy nails. A badger with mange? It's possible

This blob washed up in Barbados (above)

The Montauk Monster (above) started the real popular craze of finding weird animal carcasses that were strangely hard to identify. It washed up on shore in Montauk, NY in 2008 and many who always wondered about the military facilities at Montauk began to wonder if hybrid breeds were being created in an underground facility.

This hairless leathery fellow found (above) in Texas was proclaimed a chupacabra or goat-soaking cryptid. Some believe it to just be a dog hybrid with mange disease, making its hair fall off.

This supposed chupacabra body (above) was found in a barn in Texas

This 55-foot beast washed up on shore in China


  1. None of those look particularly cryptic to me, but I've come across quite a few animal carcasses in my day.

    I think you nailed the first one - looks like a 'bald' badger to me too.

    The Barbados blob is probably either a squid or part of a whale carcass. (I saw lots of those during Discovery's "Shark Week")

    The Montauk Monster looks like a prairie dog or gopher with over-grown teeth, perhaps a former pet whose owner didn't know they need to keep their incisors worn down.

    The first 'chupacabra' looks to be a coyote or wolf. The second one looks like a very young pup that died in the cold.

    The 55 foot beast in China is most likely another squid (maybe even a giant squid) or some whale remnants. The ocean, with its salt water, open air and many hungry inhabitants, is a harsh environment for a carcass.

  2. I admit, these supposed cryptid carcasses entertain the hell out of me. I really like the ones that make me go WTF? Those are most intriguing because sometimes they aren't real obvious and they have characteristics that aren't quite right.

  3. Cryptids are really fascinating, though it's a shame that we usually only end up seeing them when they're dead. The first one looks a little bit like a Chinese Crested dog ( with really overgrown claws. I'm not entirely sure why the claws would be like that though.

  4. What about the shark they found in the woods in New Hampshire? Not exactly a cryptid but definitely a carcass in the wrong place:

  5. Haha, New Hampshire, huh? Looks a bit like a sturgeon. Well, that'll make you go "hmm...." Maybe he made it up a river from the ocean, you know, like "Lake Placid" gator. hee hee

  6. First of all, they have just got to stop proffering decomposing raccoons (the Montauk carcass) & dogs (the allegéd chupacabras) as cryptids, Sharon; it's just plain wrong! As a decades long amateur cryptozoologist my(s)elf, it was 1st Ivan T Sanderson who served as my role model. Establishing himself as a world explorer, treasure hunter, & admirable naturalist, it wasn't 'til later on in his career that he tread the monster sleuth path, then founding SITU, the Society for the Investigation of the Unknown. Those marine blobs are probably nothing more than whale sharks or basking sharks, which, as you well know, have no skeletons & are just cartilage. I'd've loved for them to have been some weird Lovecraftian creatures from deepest space who crossed an interdimensional rift, whose arteries pumped neither blood nor ichor, but some gaseous mixture, whose skin was a fibrous network of hair-like roughness, & whose sensory organs were like none other known to fauna on this planet. But I'm sadly disappointed. Still, I ain't given up. Thanks for the brain tease, Starry Sister ~ (•8-D

  7. Hey Bror;
    I knew you'd smile at that post. It had me chuckling. I love this stuff, but for the same reason I adore urban legends and viral videos. So long as these things keep popping up, people stay curious about the world and excited about the possibilities. The real cryptids, I hope they can remain hidden so we don't corrupt them and make them mundane. Just look what we did to orangutans in "Every Which way But Loose."

    1. Love how you worked in that "Every Which Way But Loose" reference... WE need to have cryptids out there. If there were none it would take so much of the mystery out of the woods. I think one of the great things about the forests is the feeling that there are things hiding in there. It's a primal fear going back to the days when people lived in isolated country villages and had good reason to fear the dark and the animals that lived in the forests. Now, we live in a scoiety with so- called expert scientists who seem to have an explanation for everything. It's reassuring to think that we haven't yet "figured it all out". And we still have vast stretches of forested land in this country where people don't often go. Your imagination likes to think that there are things in there we have never seen or discovered. The odds are on that side, too. I grew up in the country exploring the forests around my home for fun as a kid, and it was magical- and a bit scary at times. But that was all part of the fun.

  8. Nature will wreak some havoc on a corpse...for whatever reason, I was taking lots of road kill pictures this weekend. A few of them took some time to actually figure out what they were....also, people see what they want to see!

  9. Melanie, pareidolia in road kill? Hmm... I like that, makes for an interesting hobby, actually. I did read a dead goat's bones recently, so perhaps I'm a road kill psychometrist. I found it curious that the general health of the goat including its death were somehow contained in the bones. Interesting how that read.

  10. oh man those things freak me out!! I remember watching a youtube video with strange creatures like that and I had nightmares that night. lol.

  11. The dog without fur is a breed of dogs from South America and they are very real. They are not the chupacabra, the problem was police and officials in Texas never knew about this kind of breed. So there was a farmer killing these animals without knowing they were just regular dogs like any other, just without fur, like the Egyptian Siamese cat.

  12. Adrian;
    haha. Yeah. I could see those Texans just shaking their heads and saying "you're not from `round here, are you boy?"

  13. I live on the East coast and the "experts" around here are all saying the Montauk Monster is really a dead and bloated dog. They couldn't give a good explanation for the lack of hair, except that they thought either the animal had a wicked case of mainge or that the exposure to the sun and salt water made it's hair fall out. I'm not buying either. I like the mutant cloned animal science experiment theory personally- we could call it the "Dr. Moreau Theory".