The Minerva Monster – huge, hairy bigfoot beast terrorizes an Ohio family

The Minerva Monster - Dennis Haas sketch 1978

Bigfoot sightings in northeast Ohio are nothing new – inexplicable bipedal cryptids been sighted in the area for at least 75 years – but the Minerva Monster incident, which triggered a massive coordinated search for an elusive “huge, hairy creature” that stalked the woods and terrified a local family near the town of Minerva, has…

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Giant squid finally caught on film by team of Japanese scientists!

Closeup of screen grab from footage captured by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012

A Japanese team of scientists from Japan’s National Science Museum have captured the first live images of a giant squid. The images, taken from a video, of the silvery, 10-foot-long cephalopod nearly one kilometer below the surface, were taken last July near the Ogasawara Islands, about 620 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. The scientists have…

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The Beast of Gevaudan Terrorizes France

18th-century engraving of la Bête du Gévaudan, The London Magazine, vol. xxxiv, May 1765

From 1764 to 1767, a strange beast terrorized the province of Gevaudan. Located in the modern day district of Lozere, deep within the Margeride Mountains in south-central France, the creature was a wolf-like animal that devoured the local citizens. During the period there were 210 attacks resulting in 113 deaths. Almost all of the victims…

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The Canvey Island Monster

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In August of 1954, a man stumbled upon a strange, lifeless creature covered in seaweed on the shores of Canvey Island, Great Britain. After carefully examining the animal, he was certain it was unlike any creature he had ever seen. It appeared to be a marine animal but strangely exhibited some land-bearing animal characteristics -…

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