Saturday, April 2, 2011


When I first began skimming through the list of cryptids, I felt that it would be easy to find an intriguing and strange one to write about. It turned out that there were too many for me to choose from. So, at the moment I am undecided on which to choose. There are many that I have looked into, yet here are just a few:

One of the creatures I did stumbled upon was the Chupacabra. Like another blogger already wrote, it is translated into "goat sucker" and has been spotted in North and South America. In the little that I read about the Chupacabra, it was interesting for me to learn about the different sightings and incidences that people had with it. In one case, the women was describing a creature that she had recently seen in the film Species. In this way, the Chupacabra has had many different descriptions about its appearance.

Another cryptid that I have looked into is the Spring Heeled Jack. I was unsure about his cryptid status, but he was on the list on Wikipedia soooooo he may be acceptable. Sprinheeled jack is described as a demon that appeared in the Victorian Era and all over Europe. He has abilities to jump extremely high and has been described with fiery eyes and clawed hands, yet with the figure of a man wearing a trench coat. While there is skepticism about this creature and that his presence was just caused by a hysteria about the bogeyman, others believe he was summoned by an occult. This cryptid, if he is one, is very interesting to me and may be a winner for my paper.

The Mothman is another cryptid that stuck out to me. I don't know if it was because of the movie, but this 'thing' seemed to have a lot of history behind it. I also liked it because the little town where it was first sighted, has now become famous for its supposed presence. While there is a lot of information about the Mothman, I feel that this one may be too well known.

So it seems that I am still stuck on deciding what to write about. I will look into my choices more thoroughly and try to dwindle it down to one. Overall, it has been fun and interesting reading about the history, stories, and sightings of these various creatures!

1 comment:

  1. Spring Heeled Jack? Not really a cryptid but I am willing to allow this for a paper. Could be fun.


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