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How Many Cryptids Do You Think Really Exist?

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Poll: How Many Cryptids Do You Think Really Exist? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

How Many Cryptids Do You Think Really Exist?

  1. 0 (9 votes [31.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.03%

  2. 1-5 (12 votes [41.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.38%

  3. 6-20 (3 votes [10.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  4. 21-50 (1 votes [3.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  5. 50 or more (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  6. All of them (2 votes [6.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

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#1    Supersquatch

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

How many cryptids do you think really exist? I chose 1-5, because there is bound to be at least one cryptid out there that is real. If you have any cryptids in mind that you think can be real, you can post what they are.

Edited by Supersquatch, 16 June 2013 - 08:05 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

There are so many reports in the world of unknown creatures that I don't doubt the existence of any of them. How could so many people be wrong, when there are even groups of people reporting sightings.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

judging by the "sightings" in various parts of America/Canada, there hss to be a lot,unless 2 or 3 do a patrol from 1 state/country to another every few weeks.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 16 June 2013 - 09:29 PM, said:

judging by the "sightings" in various parts of America/Canada, there hss to be a lot,unless 2 or 3 do a patrol from 1 state/country to another every few weeks.
A mackem who lives in Somerset? Have you ever seen a mackem in milan though?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:48 PM

View Postdanbell06, on 16 June 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

A mackem who lives in Somerset? Have you ever seen a mackem in milan though?
  Never been to Milan,but there,s loads of Geordies working in Saudi Arabia.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:53 PM

I voted 0 because there is no real definition  of what exactly a cryptid is.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:10 AM

Cryptids are not simply "unknown" animals.  Cryptids are "hidden" animals.  As in they are not just hidden from sight, but from pretty much all other means of detection.  

Cryptozoology is generally used to refer to the study of two sorts of creature:  creatures that are incompatible with the environment, and creatures that are out of place and/or time.

The second type of cryptid is not really such a mystery, with the increased access of travel and the unfortunate human predilection of  bringing home strange animals, getting bored of them, and releasing them  into the wild.

It is the first type of cryptid that are the most popular.  Nessie, Bigfoot, et al, these are all creatures that live in defiance of the  laws of nature other animals live at.  For instance, for all the lakes  that seem to have a monster in them, there is nothing to indicate any sort of migration pattern, any sort of biological lineage, or anything else that we would expect to see in an environment.  It's almost like some gigantic overseer with a salt shaker full of crytids sprinkled them liberally all over the world.  The reason these animals are "hidden" is not merely because they cannot be seen (or, apparently, photographed), but because they are hidden at all levels, appearing completely invisible to their environment.  Unlike any other animal, these cryptids could be removed from their environment, and absolutely nothing would change.

In short, I voted zero.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:13 AM

View Postevancj, on 16 June 2013 - 11:53 PM, said:

I voted 0 because there is no real definition  of what exactly a cryptid is.

Cryptobiology: Cryptozoology and cryptobotany are words derived from the Greek root kryptos, which means "hidden". Zoology and botany being the study of animals and plants, cryptozoology and cryptobotany are the "studies" of "hidden" animals and plants, creatures that remain hidden to science. Fundamentally, they are the studies of animals and plants not even known to exist; creatures such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, el Chupacabra and the Kraken. These hidden animals are referred to as cryptids.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:18 AM

View PostStar Sister, on 16 June 2013 - 08:25 PM, said:

There are so many reports in the world of unknown creatures that I don't doubt the existence of any of them. How could so many people be wrong, when there are even groups of people reporting sightings.

Well...think about it this way:

Let's say you have reports of an animal that doesn't fit in the environment, leaves no traces of itself behind, tends to appear only under certain circumstances (usually ones in which positive identification is not possible), and in multiple locations, occasionally around the world, and with no discernable link between any of them asides from the reports by the people.

You have one option, which is to believe that there are animals that can exists without any regard to environment, access, lineage, or resources.

Or, you have the option to believe that you have an animal with a somewhat unique brain, that has shown a proven tendency to create imaginary creatures and fully believe them to be real, even to the point of convincing others with their thoughts and actions that they too experienced these imaginary creatures.

One requires multiple undetectable animals of unprecedented abilities all over the world,

The other requires just one animal, with a particularly powerful imagination.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:22 AM

View Postaquatus1, on 17 June 2013 - 01:18 AM, said:

Well...think about it this way:

Let's say you have reports of an animal that doesn't fit in the environment, leaves no traces of itself behind, tends to appear only under certain circumstances (usually ones in which positive identification is not possible), and in multiple locations, occasionally around the world, and with no discernable link between any of them asides from the reports by the people.

You have one option, which is to believe that there are animals that can exists without any regard to environment, access, lineage, or resources.

Or, you have the option to believe that you have an animal with a somewhat unique brain, that has shown a proven tendency to create imaginary creatures and fully believe them to be real, even to the point of convincing others with their thoughts and actions that they too experienced these imaginary creatures.

One requires multiple undetectable animals of unprecedented abilities all over the world,

The other requires just one animal, with a particularly powerful imagination.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:32 AM

Some sort of vampire, werewolf, lochness, mermaid, dog creature, bigfoot sure why not, um I will be honest I do not KNOW of any criptids but I did see a hell hound once or what someone else called the two legged dogman? Anyway I also have seen spirit cats and a wierd animal that had no fur like a pig, no tail,  only a butthole, had an ant eater type face, it was small and pink skinned and probably nocturnal.I dont think it was a cryptid just something ive never seen before and I dont know if spirit animals even count because im not too familiar with this topic... but I would have to say I believe in dragons...

I voted more than fifty because this universe is large and strange with many hiding places. Not to mention billions of years old...

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:20 AM

View Postevancj, on 16 June 2013 - 11:53 PM, said:

I voted 0 because there is no real definition  of what exactly a cryptid is.

View Postaquatus1, on 17 June 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

Cryptids are not simply "unknown" animals.  Cryptids are "hidden" animals.  As in they are not just hidden from sight, but from pretty much all other means of detection.  
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In short, I voted zero.
I suppose that is the question... The number of Cryptids that are discovered will be a function of what is considered a cryptid. At the widest level some rumored creature, like a giant rat, or new kind of monitor lizard, could count as a cryptid, and as such I think there is quite a few that might still be found. Some count currently extinct animals as cryptids, and so perhaps there are couple of those (like the species of whales that were recently rediscovered) that might still be found. If we are only talking about Fantastic and Mystical creatures, then I'd have to vote zero till I see one actually turn up.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:24 AM

I would say all of them. Just because we haven't explored every square inch of this planet.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:38 AM

I'm torn between 0 and 1-5. While I'm a skeptic with most (if not all) cryptids, I think that an animal that was reported as a cryptid could be discovered.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:49 AM

View Postdanbell06, on 16 June 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

A mackem who lives in Somerset?
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think about it dan, somerset's CIDER country!!
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