Nature's Mysteries

Mythical creatures that continue to confound
Evidence of legendary creatures like Nessie and the elusive Bigfoot blur the line between fact and fiction.


A strange fish 13 feet long was found in an advanced state of decomposition by bathers from the beach of Luis Siret, in the hamlet of Villaricos of Cuevas del Almanzora in Spain. Dragon, Loch Ness Monster or mutant fish?



Possibly the most famous photo of the "Loch Ness Monster" ever taken. 



Ol’ Nessie isn’t known for making herself easy to find, but a student at the University of Puerto Rico spotted the monster in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Whether it looks more like a prehistoric scorpion or the Loch Ness monster is up to you.



A Shelby, North Carolina man claims to have a video of the legendary Bigfoot. Thomas Byers was driving with a friend when he says he saw Bigfoot cross Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County Tuesday evening. Naturally, he whipped out his video camera and was able to capture a five-second video from about 15 to 20 feet away.
Thomas Byers


Sun reader Jason Cooke spotted "Nessie" while browsing the Web site's satellite photos. The shape seen on the surface of the 22-mile Scottish loch is 65ft long and appears to have an oval body, a tail and four legs or flippers. To see the object, enter co-ordinates Latitude 57°12'52.13"N, Longitude 4°34'14.16"W in Google Earth.
Google Earth


Speculation quickly arose that this creature discovered on Montauk, Long Island, and quickly dubbed the "Montauk Monster" was a chupacabra. Others theorized that it might be a hitherto unknown marine mammal, a sea turtle without its shell, an artful Photoshop creation or cue the " X-Files" theme an escaped experiment from the government animal-disease research facility on Plum Island, just offshore from Montauk.


A young woman in Spokane, Washington claims to have captured definitive video footage of the legendary Bigfoot, the elusive ape-like humanoid that famously avoids high definition footage. The woman in question -- who revealed herself to the media only as "Samantha" -- says she was filming a group of friends hike through Downriver Park in Spokane when her iPhone inadvertently picked up the mythical beast.


Minnesota state officials are baffled by a mysterious carcass found on a county road, prompting further investigation -- leading to speculation that it may be a boar, an ox, or even a chupacabra.
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


June 5, 2000: Al Hodgson, a volunteer guide at the Willow Creek-China Flat Musuem, holds up a plaster cast of a Bigfoot imprint displayed at the museum's new "Bigfoot Wing" in Willow Creek, Calif.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli


John Peskey, a.k.a. "Bigfoot," with winning hunter Catherine Dobson at the 22nd annual Elliston Bigfoot Hunt. Hundreds of people gathered in a 10-acre patch of woods near Elliston, Montana, this past weekend to participate in the 22nd annual hunt for Bigfoot, the legendary woodland ape also known as Sasquatch.


Photographs purportedly show a large, apelike creature in Central Oklahoma.
Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy


A cast of a supposed Bigfoot print taken from Siberia.
Jeff Meldrum


A video dating back to 2009 may provide new evidence of the existence of an Alaskan Loch Ness Monster, Discovery News reported.


An Okanagan man has video he says proves the Ogopogo may be more than just a figment of our imagination, the Vancouver Sun reports. Richard Huls says he always believed in the possibility of the monster rumoured to be living in Okanagan Lake while visiting a West Kelowna winery, Huls shot video that he believes proves something does indeed live in the water.

Mythical creatures that continue to confound

Evidence of legendary creatures like Nessie and the elusive Bigfoot blur the line between fact and fiction.

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