One of the most popular legendary creatures are dragons. The animals are featured in the myths of many cultures. European dragon and Chinese dragon are the two most popular and common types of dragons people know today. European dragons are more often winged while dragons in China resemble large snakes.
According to some articles: On 4 August 2000, two dragons (one white and one black) were reported falling down from the sky and lyed down on the ground in Heishanzi, China. Its horns, paws, scales and tails were exactly the same as those from the traditional Chinese dragon paintings. The white dragon disappeared when a gust of wind made the clouds roll up and down, leaving the black one still on the ground. As of December 2000, the animal was still alive.
However, although there were so many eye witnesses who claimed to see dragons but people are still wondering whether they really exist or not. Are dragons merely imaginations in the realm of spirituality, or do these mighty animals have physical existence? It is still a mystery to all of us today.
Yeti – Abominable Snowman
The Himalaya Mountains the highest range on earth; and since it is also called as the roof of the world then there is a mystery called the Yeti in our attic. Known as the abominable snowman, Yeti is an ape-like cryptid believed to inhabit the Himalayan region of Tibet and Nepal. Being part of their history and mythology, many people claimed to have witnessed these mysterious creatures in the north of the Himalayas.
In 1925, Yeti was found by a Greek photographer, Tombazi, moving in the distance across some lower slopes. But then the creature disappeared before Tombazi could take a photograph. Tombazi also found footprints in the snow. In 1951, Yeti was seen by Bristish mountaineers Michael Ward and Eric Shipton on the southwestern slopes of the Menlung Glacier at an altitude of 20,000 feet. The footprints they saw was 13 inches wide and some 18 inches long. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide (the first climbers who reached to the top of Mount Everest) also found giant foot prints on the way up. In 1938, Captain dAuvergue (the curator of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta) was travelling alone in the Himalayas and became snowblind. As he neared death from exposure, a nine foot tall Yeti rescued him. The creature also nursed him back to health until the captain was able to return home by himself.
Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster is another famous mysterious creature that is believed to inhabit in a long, deep freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands. Many sightings of this monster have been recorded and the most common speculation among believers is that Loch Ness Monster represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs.
In 1934, a London physician Dr. Robert Kenneth Wilson, allegedly photographed the mysterious beast when its long neck was emerging out from the murky water now the photo probably becomes the most popular picture of Loch Ness monster among other pictures claimed to be it. In the same year, a veterinary student named Arthur Grant also saw the creature when he was out on his motorcycle and almost ran into the monster as it crossed the road. Loch Ness monster was also encountered by a married couple George Spicer and his wife when they saw the monster crossing the road in front of their car.
Nessie is often described as having a long neck with a small serpentine head, broad body, long tail and four flippers. Plesiosaur is the scientific name for the Loch Ness monster, which is a type of carnivorous aquatic, usually marine, reptile.
Ogopogo Sea Serpent
Ogopogo is Canadas most well known water monster that lives in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia. Also known as Naitaka monster, Ogopogo has been allegedly witnessed since 19th century by First Nations people. The most common description of the creature is a 12 to 15 meters (40 50 feet) long sea serpent and its head looked like a goat or a horse.
Being categorized as a many hump variety of lake monster, Ogopogo is considered by some cryptozoologists to be a kind of primitive serpentine whale such as Basilosaurus. Historically, Ogopogo was first sighted by local Okanagan resident Mrs John Allison in 1872. In 1914, a group of people discovered a decomposing huge and long body of an unknown creature across from Rattlesnake Island. It was about 5 6 feet long and estimated to weigh 400 pounds. It was also found with a tail and flippers. On 16 Sept 1926, another sighting is said to have occured at an Okanagan Mission beach. The event was witnessed by as many as 30 cars of people who all of them claimed to have seen the same thing.
Ahool Giant Bat
Ahool is a large flying bat that lives in Indonesia, Java. With the population of about 135 million, the island of Java becomes the worlds most populated island. And because of this overpopulation that the beautiful rainforests of the island became disappear in recent times. A few remaining stretches of lowland forest incudes the Gunung Halimun National Park which supports a wide array of wildlife 600 forms of plant life, over 23 mammal species, over 200 bird species and according to the native population of the forest, it is also the home to a large mysterious winged creature known as Ahool.
These flying creatures are said to resemble a bat and they are named after their eerie call ahooOOool… The most common description of Ahool is that the monster has the size of a one year old child as well as a long gigantic wing (11 13 feet). It has the head of a monkey (and some even say the face of a human), a body of a bat and has some thin fur (a short, dark grey coat) covering its body. Ahool also has large black eyes and the feet is said to be pointing backwards.
The Tsuchinoko is a legendary creature from Japan. This snake-like cryptid is also known as bachi hebi in Northeastern Japan. This mysterious creature is described as being between 30 to 80 cm in length with a central girth that is wider than its tail or head. Tsuchinoko also has fangs and venom (just like a viper) and some people also described it as being able to jump high up to a meter in distance.
Legend tells that the animal sometimes like to swallow its own tail in order to roll like a hoop. According to legend, tsuchinokos have the surprising ability to speak as well as to lie. It is also said to have a taste for alcohol.
A beautiful white horse with a magical strong horn on its forehead known as Unicorn, is mentioned in many of the European and Asian myths. Some scientists believe this legendary horse could have been a distorted form of a rhinoceros. According to some believers, unicorn had a tail of a lion, the beard of a goat and the hind legs of an antelope. The horse runs silently through the forest and only the virgin who could tame it.
In ancient times, it was said that the powerful horn of the unicorn can be used to heal peoples wound and able to neutralize the effects of poison in food and drinks. Queen Elizabeth was presented with a narwhal tusk in 1577. At that times it was believed by many people to be the unicorns horn. It was valued between 10,000 40,000 pounds and it is still considered as a royal treasure. Chinese unicorn is called Qilin and the symbol of the animal is used to represent power and luck. However, to this day sciene still does not recognize this animal as there were no records of unicorn being captured by anyone.