13 Mythological Creatures That Might Actually Be Real
Every society in the world has its fair share of local myths and legends, and these range from strange or dangerous beasts, to ghosts, even to giants.
For example, the latest one which has been washed up on a Santa Barbara beach.
Some might say that it’s simply human nature to invent sightings and stories where there’s nothing much: But can a myth with so many corroborating reports really be entirely false?
To be honest, I’m not sure either. But I’ve got a list of mythological creatures from around the world that boast hundreds if not thousands of eyewitness accounts, with some even taking pictures to accompany their testimonies, which might be helpful.
Almost everyone who has lived in the Okanagan valley in B.C Canada has heard of the Ogopogo. As a long, water dwelling, serpentine creature, it resembles the Loch Ness Monster. It reportedly lives in Okanagan lake, and has for quite some time.
Sightings of the beast have been reported even earlier than Nessie, however. In 1926 it was described in the Vancouver Sun and numerous reports came in of people claiming to have seen it.
Now, the Ogopogo is so famous in the area, stuffed animals, t-shirts and other items in tourist shops carry its image.
Recently, there have been more sightings of the creature, but many believe that people are mistaking a log or a wave for the fabled water dweller.
Nonetheless, the hundreds of sightings that have occurred over the years have served to strengthen the myth in the area.
Another Canadian favourite, the Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, has had hundreds of reported sightings over the years. It is a large, bipedal, ape-like creature that roams many different areas in Canada and the US.
Recently, there has been video footage from a hiker that claims to capture the Sasquatch walking near a mountain. Despite the picture being grainy, many are certain that it is real footage of the beast.
A popular icon in modern culture, fairies, or faes, originate in European folklore. These fairies are not the nice, pretty creatures that modern culture has made them out to be, however. Rather, there are many accounts of people protecting themselves from a fairy’s malicious spirit.
While these creatures originate in Europe, there was one very famous sighting in Carolina. In 1891, a professor was urged by children to come see people floating on the hillside. Disregarding their pleas, he eventually went to check it out when an elderly woman told him largely the same thing. What he saw was indeed dozens of bright, floating people. Other than this case, there have been dozens of other reported fairy sightings in Europe as well as America.