: an animal (such as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster) that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist
Contrary to popular belief, cryptids don't have to be supernatural, mythical or even all that strange—though many popular creatures acquire these characteristics as their legends grow.
— Hayley Williams
… fighting the Grafton Monster—a monstrous cryptid vaguely resembling a cross between Bigfoot and a seal …
— Alan Olson
About the Site
This website has been made to keep record of all confirmed cryptids, sorting them into categories based on physical appearance, traits and biological similarites.
Human skinned humanoids
These humanoids can pass unnoticed in human society if their attributes are small enough to go unnoticed. Their ears may be slightly misshaped, their eyes may not line up, or their height may not measure up, but their difference in appearance can be attributed to genetic mistakes or mutation. Sometimes they live separated from society, live in alternative realities, or appear at night or under specific circumstances. This category includes witches, elves, fairies, nymphs, and house spirits.
Monster skinned humanoids
Portions of these humanoids are clearly not of human make. They may have drastic differences in skin colour and eye type and may have scales, fur, claws, and tails. The average person may find them quite unpleasant and untrustworthy because they are not entirely human. An example is the Kyubi no kitsune, found in Japanese folklore.
These humanoids are likely to instill fear and revulsion. They may walk, talk, and think like a human, but they are obviously not human. Some examples of these monsters are demons and vampires.
Temporary form humanoids
These are creatures that may temporarily disguise or transform into a human shape, but have entirely different true forms.