Cryptids

IdleRich

IdleRich
What's your favourite one?
We watched a documentary about the Beast of Bray Road - apparently there is this town in Wisconsin where loads of people have seen a seven foot tall hairy beast that looks like a dog walking on hind legs.
The Beast of Bray Road is described by purported witnesses, including a former assistant district attorney of Walworth County, (source, Terry Evan Williams, Walworth Co. Defense Atty.) in several ways: as a bear-like creature, as a hairy biped resembling Bigfoot, and as an unusually large (2–4 feet tall on all fours, 7 feet tall standing up) intelligent werewolf-like creature able to walk on its hind legs and weighing 400-700 pounds. It's also said that its fur is a brown gray color resembling a dog or bear
So many people have seen it that there ought to be something there - although the descriptions "a bear-like creature" "able to walk on hind legs" "resembling a dog or bear" does make me think - is it a bear?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Have you seen that footage of "thunder birds" sometimes you watch it and go "crikey that's an impossibly huge bird" but then you watch it again and think "maybe not".
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Here's the video - i love the way all the comments are "I know everything about turkey buzzards and that definitely is/is not a turkey buzzard".

 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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Wasn't there a thread about this years back? Some cool stuff in it about jackalopes and Mongolian death worms and whatnot.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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IdleRich

IdleRich
Ah yes... similar but not quite the same no? That's more like fantasy beasts than stuff that (some) people actually believe exist(s) isn't it?
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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Hmm, I guess, although it did get into cryptid territory too, I think.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
This is the bit I remember, although it was in a thread about giving up coffee, weirdly enough:

I was in the Gobi for a month looking for the Mongolian Death Worm as part of my cryptozoology expedition nonsense. Didn't find it. The place completely blew my mind though ... crazy stuff happening all the time. Spoke to a Russian scientist who told me completely seriously that he'd seen lightning strike a well in the deep desert & a dragon fly out of it & spiral off into the stormclouds. Mongolian tribesmen talking about digging dinosaurs out of frozen rivers & using them as food during the winter. More than bog-standard amazing shit. & crazy topography. Dodged six tornadoes in a jeep driving on a flat plain like a Dali landscape. Mistaking mountains for clouds. etc. & the Mongolians themselves are brilliant ... like a super-earthy weirdly shamanic mix of Russians, brawling Scotsman & Siberian shaman. They're tough as shit & really hilarious, with no sense of personal space. Plus they play ping-pong as well as the Chinese :cool:

You'd love it. The throat-singing alone makes it worth a trip.
 
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