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People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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The Scottish Unicorn 

We often picture unicorns as majestic, beautiful animals that are just like horses. Except they have a horn on their head. This is why some might scoff at us adding them to a list of mythological monsters. Yet literature suggests that these creatures aren’t always nice, and have no problem ending lives. Back in 2014, a man claimed to have seen a unicorn in Caithness, Scotland. He was hiking near the Castle of Old Wick when he saw it. He also managed to get a picture before it ran off toward Loch Hempriggs. The man said that he did not recommend going to search for it, as it likely came to him out of trust. While unicorns are referenced in many stories from ancient history, there has not been any actual evidence. As for the man’s picture, he seems to be unwilling to share it publicly.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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Edwin Godoy Bigfoot Encounter

Edwin Godoy was serving at Fort Lewis back in 1978 when he encountered a sasquatch-like creature. He and his platoon returned from a military exercise around 8:00 PM one evening when their truck lost power. Now unable to start it, Godoy was ordered to stay behind with the vehicle while the soldiers walked back to the base to get assistance. After midnight, Godoy noticed a huge hair-covered figure with red eyes, swaying back and forth. Only 300 meters away, it spotted Godoy and began running toward him. He fired at the creature, hitting it and causing it to run off. Godoy claims human-like footprints were left in the area, as well as pools of oily blood too. That resulted in scientists coming to check out the area and examine Godoy himself. He has since had other paranormal encounters, which seems really odd.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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The Baba Yaga 

The Baba Yaga is one of the mythological monsters you do not hear as much about, due to being part of Slavic folklore. It is often depicted as a supernatural being, usually deformed. Yet it could be a ferocious-looking woman. Usually, it is presented as a witch-like being. The problem is that Baba Yaga could be both a hero and a villain, depending on the story. She will fly around on a mortar and live deep in the forest, and seeking her out could lead to a potential reward or the end of your life. It is recommended not to seek the Baba Yaga out, as the tales surrounding her tell us a one’s life is ended more than rewarded.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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Traffic Cam Sasquatch

If you want to ensure people buy into what you’re selling, you need proof. Anytime you want to prove mythological monsters are real, you need to do exactly what the Washington Department of Transportation did. They placed a traffic cam near the Sherman Pass, which seemed to catch Bigfoot standing and even walking around in the snow back in January 2020. Of course, one could easily say that even though this is convincing enough proof…perhaps it was not Bigfoot. It could be just someone walking around in a costume that knew the camera was there. Mythological monsters like Bigfoot are perfect for hoax footage.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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The Legend Of The Melon Heads 

Many people in Ohio are big believers in the Melon Heads. They aren’t described as creatures, but rather humanoids with bulbous heads. Yet they rank as mythological monsters because of their appearance and the fact that they attack people when they emerge from hiding. Back in the 1970s, people claim to have come across them as they roamed the woods in Northeast Ohio. The legend of the Melon Heads begins with Dr. Crow, a man scientist that performed procedures on orphans that showed up on his property one day. Their brains swelled and caused their heads to deform. Tired of being abused by Dr. Crow, they burned his house to the ground, killing the crazy scientist. They have survived in the woods ever since. Untrusting of other humans, they attack any they see.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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The Spring-Heeled Jack Encounters

It is easy to get Spring-Heeled Jack confused with Jack the Ripper. However, Spring-Heeled Jack came first. He’s certainly among the list of mythological monsters while the Ripper was just a real serial killer. SHJ was first seen back in 1837, and sightings have since been reported all over the United Kingdom. He apparently has a bizarre appearance complete with clawed hands and eyes that resemble red balls of fire. Considered diabolical in his appearance as well, he wore a black coat and helmet. Yet some say he’s tall and thin with a gentlemanly appearance. It is claimed he can bring out blue and white flames and had sharp metallic claws as fingertips. He’s also able to make amazing leaps, giving him his name. Yet all encounters seem to be missing true details or context.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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Camp Pendleton Sasquatch Sighting

In the Fall of 1968, four marines from Camp Pendleton saw a sasquatch-like creature during nighttime training. The witness submitted his report of the encounter in 2001 anonymously. The marines were waiting in a dug-out hill, a little after midnight. The group heard something coming up the side of the mountain. The marines told whoever it was to stop, but that was when they saw it. The witness claimed they saw a huge monster, around seven feet tall and three-and-a-half feet wide. It also had a pointed head with long hanging arms. The marines were terrified and waited silently as the monster walked off. It’s hard to say that these four men were just seeing things, but what they did see might not have been Bigfoot. It could have just as easily been a bear by this description.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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Kraken Sightings

For centuries, we always assumed that the Kraken wasn’t real. It made total sense to only categorize it among the mythological monsters that seamen told tall tales about when they came ashore. It was always described as a large squid or octopus of some kind, which seemed so crazy. Keep in mind, they also told us stories about mermaids and other sea monsters that were just being referenced to make them sound cooler. However, we have now proven that giant squids do actually exist. It is also proven that they do not mind attacking anyone in their territory. Yet most of these creatures aren’t nearly as large as the Kraken has been reported to be. That tells us either there were potentially larger squids centuries ago, or they did see very large squids and created a myth to make them seem much larger.

People Share Their Creepiest Encounters With Bigfoot And Other Mythological Monsters
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‘Finding Bigfoot’s’ Multiple Encounter Stories

The Animal Planet show, Finding Bigfoot, ran for 9 seasons somehow from 2011 to 2018. “Researchers” on the show examined a lot of sasquatch encounters worldwide. Did they find Bigfoot in all that time? Obviously not. Yet to be fair to the show, they did interview several people with relatively good evidence. This resulted in several videos or pictures where one could potentially believe Bigfoot or some other sasquatch was present. Most of the time, this “evidence” was never really enough to prove anything. In spite of this, the encounters many of the people claimed they had including some videos were absolutely insane. If nothing else, this show brought out some incredible stories. The problem is that they never truly lived up to the title of the show, as Bigfoot was never found in 100 episodes.

Where Do We Find this Stuff? Here Are Our Sources:

Smithsonian Institution

Associated Press

The Telegraph

ABC News

Google Earth

Animal Planet

The Mirror

Huffington Post

Study.com

AL.com

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