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#46    CharlieCluster7

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Trunko!
"Trunko is the nickname for an animal or globster reportedly sighted in Margate, South Africa, on 25 October 1924, according to an article entitled "Fish Like A Polar Bear" published in the 27 December 1924, edition of London's Daily Mail. The animal was reputedly first seen off the coast battling two killer whales, which fought the unusual creature for three hours. It used its tail to attack the whales and reportedly lifted itself out of the water by about 20 feet. One of the witnesses, Hugh Ballance, described the animal as looking like a "giant polar bear" during a final fight."
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

View PostCharlieCluster7, on 21 April 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Trunko!
"Trunko is the nickname for an animal or globster reportedly sighted in Margate, South Africa, on 25 October 1924, according to an article entitled "Fish Like A Polar Bear" published in the 27 December 1924, edition of London's Daily Mail. The animal was reputedly first seen off the coast battling two killer whales, which fought the unusual creature for three hours. It used its tail to attack the whales and reportedly lifted itself out of the water by about 20 feet. One of the witnesses, Hugh Ballance, described the animal as looking like a "giant polar bear" during a final fight."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunko

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Reminds me of some prehistoric armored fish


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

Atmospheric monsters are a category of cryptids I really like just because they're so cool and interesting. For those who don't know, they're creatures that reportedly live high up in the air, just floating/flying.  I wish there was more on them.

http://mysteriousuni...onsters-attack/
http://en.wikipedia....mospheric_beast
http://www.newanimal.org/a-beasts.htm

Another personal favorite is globsters. (Trunko, already posted above, is a good example) They're corpses of animals that wash up. Though they're usually known animals, they're still kind of cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globster
http://www.strangema...erpgallery.html

A bit of a tie-in to atmospheric beasts. UFH - Unidentified flying humanoids. Very interesting and creepy.

http://rense.com/general66/humsan.htm
http://www.cropcircl...ingHumanoid.htm

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

Here's a few less well-known crypitds for you:

Kungstorn, King Eagle, was a giant bird that would grab children and eat them throughout Europe back around 1830s to 1950s
Monkey Man of India, also called Hanuman, terrorized alot of villages in 2001
Nepalese Dragon is a 40 to 50 foot giant snake that would suck its prey into its mouth through a powerful inhalation, only sighting of this creature was in 1980
Ropen, a pterosaur in New Guinea, that would attack natives

Doubt any of them are real, but the monkey man is a interesting read.  Also I know someone already said it but the loveland frog is a pretty good read too, as a few of the reports came from officers.
Also if you don't mind spending some money, the book called Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology has alot of interesting cryptids, even if you don't believe in cryptids, it's a good read


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:29 AM

ugg, UFH creep the hell out of me


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

View PostDrums, on 22 April 2013 - 01:29 AM, said:

ugg, UFH creep the hell out of me

They creep me out, to be honest. I remember when I first heard there were reports in Washington (where I live), I was honestly frightened that I would look up and see one. I have though. Maybe because it's always cloudy where I live.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

View PostWatchingTheStars, on 22 April 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

Atmospheric monsters are a category of cryptids I really like just because they're so cool and interesting. For those who don't know, they're creatures that reportedly live high up in the air, just floating/flying.  I wish there was more on them.

http://mysteriousuni...onsters-attack/
http://en.wikipedia....mospheric_beast
http://www.newanimal.org/a-beasts.htm

Another personal favorite is globsters. (Trunko, already posted above, is a good example) They're corpses of animals that wash up. Though they're usually known animals, they're still kind of cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globster
http://www.strangema...erpgallery.html

A bit of a tie-in to atmospheric beasts. UFH - Unidentified flying humanoids. Very interesting and creepy.

http://rense.com/general66/humsan.htm
http://www.cropcircl...ingHumanoid.htm

I hope you enjoy these!

View PostDrums, on 22 April 2013 - 01:26 AM, said:

Here's a few less well-known crypitds for you:

Kungstorn, King Eagle, was a giant bird that would grab children and eat them throughout Europe back around 1830s to 1950s
Monkey Man of India, also called Hanuman, terrorized alot of villages in 2001
Nepalese Dragon is a 40 to 50 foot giant snake that would suck its prey into its mouth through a powerful inhalation, only sighting of this creature was in 1980
Ropen, a pterosaur in New Guinea, that would attack natives

Doubt any of them are real, but the monkey man is a interesting read.  Also I know someone already said it but the loveland frog is a pretty good read too, as a few of the reports came from officers.
Also if you don't mind spending some money, the book called Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology has alot of interesting cryptids, even if you don't believe in cryptids, it's a good read

Thanks never heard of them, except monkey-man and ropen. The European medieval bestiary also refers to 3 beasts that seemed to be real imo : the giant deer Hippocerf, the pig-like Catoblepas and the strange canid-like Leucrocotta, which may have been the inspiration for the god Set.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

i wonder if my x mother in law  would be a crypto ??? i know my x wife is  lol lol lol lol lol lol lol  shameful of me i know but just the thought i think we can can say that about  our x's at sum point :whistle:


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

El Cuero aka The Cowhide, a gigantic stingray-like creature living in a lake that lies on the border between Argentina and Venezuela (I think).


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I think The Rake is pretty cool, but having found out the Slender Man and few other Creepy Pastas have been proven to be BS I'm not sure how real The Rake actually is..





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