Our culture and mythology is littered with unknown creatures and monsters, known as cryptids. While most are misidentified animals or tall tales, there are some that could actually exist. Here are 5 of them.
The Orang Pendek is a human-like primate thought to exist in Indonesia with a strangely human face – thought to possibly be a new species of orangutan.
The Nunda is a large cat species thought to live in Tanzania. It was blamed for a series of deaths in the 1920s.
The Dobhar-chú is a predatory otter-like sea creature from Ireland primarily around Sraheens Lough in County Mayo.
The Chupacabra is famous at this point for raiding livestock in the Southwest US and Mexico. Chupacabra means “Goat Sucker” in Spanish.
The Acurinis are thought to be an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon. What makes them different is they apparently have a very out of place European look to them. Their possible existence spawned many legends of a lost tribe.