Cryptozoology, is the study of, and the search for, secret, hidden animals with a yet unproven existence. Rumours, hearsay and conjecture are often where it begins. Sometimes legends. A few hoaxes may be in there as well. Blurred photos are optional, but are generally recommended.
Two of the more famous examples are the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot.
The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie as it is (or they are) otherwise referred to, was purportedly first seen in the year 565 (which requires more than a small bit of interpretation of Chapter 28 in the Life of St. Columba). Making its home in Loch Ness, Scotland; it has been searched for, but never found. The most recently claimed and majorly reported sighting was in 2012. Perhaps meaning that Nessie either swims in the Fountain of Youth, or there are many of the creatures. Neither claim has been proven though.
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch (as its nom de plume may go), has its origins in the legends of Native Americans. Somewhat of a staple of American, and particularly Californian, folklore, prominent reported sightings of Bigfoot date back to the 1920s and most recently in 2007.
Beyond the above two, there are many of these creatures. Ranging from the Bunyip to the Mokèlé-mbèmbé to the Yeti, and everything in between and beyond. All extra elusive; and perhaps extremely long lived if one of them is a single creature. In which case, one may think they’d have been captured by now, even if only for their apparent anti-ageing properties.
Which leads to many questions, such as whether you believe in any of these? Can, or will, any evidence of them ever been found? They’ve obviously got some pretty good hiding skills. Find out what the uthinki question is about them. Here’s a clue, it is hidden below:
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