Some Monster Stories From Around The World
Mankind has always had a fascination with monsters. From the half-bull, half-human Minotaur of Greek myths, the living clay Golem of Jewish traditions to Chinese dragons. But the modern time monsters seem to be a little less fascinating. Whether these monsters exist or not, the mysteries will always be with us.
Bigfoot is of course the world’s most famous monster not only for what it is (as no one knows what exactly is, or if it even exists) but for the large footprints that it leaves behind. Perhaps Bigfoot’s most amazing quality is its ability to leave no hard evidence of its existence. No teeth, bones, or anything has been found. According to some studies there should be hundreds of thousands of Bigfoot in North America, yet not one of them has been hit by a car, shot by a hunter, or found dead by a hiker.
The ancient people believe that certain people have the ability to change into animals, either at will, on certain dates, or on full moons. Some believe that a werewolf terrorized the French countryside in 1764, when a strange wolf like creature killed dozens of villagers. There are many more werewolf related stories around the world that keep people’s interest in continuing to question their existence.
4- Loch Ness Monster
No list of monsters would be complete without Scotland’s Loch Ness. Nessie might be the world’s most famous lake monster, but it certainty isn’t the only one. The earliest eyewitness account of the Loch Ness monster dates back only to May 1933. Since that time, the monster has attracted major tourists along the lake. In 2003, a team from the BBC scoured the lake using 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation; they found no monsters. Still, the public’s interest in Nessie remains high.
Canada has more lake monsters than any other country. Lake Okanagan, located in British Columbia, might be home to one of the world’s top lake monsters “Ogopogo”. According to John Kirk, Ogopogo expert and president of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, there is far better evidence for the existence of a mysterious monster in Canada’s Lake Okanagan than at Loch Ness. So if you happen to vacation on Okagangan’s shores, bring your camera!
Perhaps the oldest monster of the folklores around the world is the Dragon. There are many variations on dragons, but the most famous and developed ones come from Chinese cultures. While dragons are ancient, they are more popular now than at any other time in history, appearing in popular films such as “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones.”
1- Giant Squid
The giant squid is the only one of the top monsters that is known to be real, though for centuries its existence was often rumored. Ancient sea stories have transmitted stories about a huge tentacle beast, said to attack ships and sailors on the high seas. Biologists finally verified the existence of a true sea monster: the mysterious giant squid Architeuthis. The largest giant squid specimen was estimated to be 65 feet long, but the monster remained elusive until 2004, when Japanese zoologists filmed a giant squid at depth for the first time. The creature was about 26 feet long, was found nearly 3,000 feet below the surface.