Haha, I'm kidding. It does sound like something someone would say, though.
I think I would probably have to go with The Rake, honestly. I mean, i dunno if I would really consider The Rake a legit cryptid, simply because almost everyone is positive it is made up. But for sheer chill factor, he takes the cake for me.
Do zombies count as cryptids? 'Cause if they do, I pick zombies
No. 17339 - Anonymous - December 3rd, 2010 - 12:48 AM
According to Wikipedia a cryptid is a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but that is unrecognized by a scientific consensus, and whose existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely.
Stillwalker. Doesn't ring any bells, but I'm almost positive I read something about it on /x/ somewhere once. Is it the tall horror some guy saw by a riverbank? If so, I'd love to read the story again, so could you post a link? Actually, nevermind the link bit, I do believe I saw in on 4chanarchive, and it's as good a reason as any to do an archive crawl at 0045.
Anyways, back to the thread. I'm rather fond of the Mapinguari, as it seems quite plausible, but the Nandi bear has always come across as cool to me as well.
"Okay so I started a thread on /b/ about this and they said it was /x/ territory. I've never really been to this board so pardon any offenses I commit to /x/ customs. I know the reputation of anyone coming from /b/ to another board, but I hope you can look past that and give me some help here. I live in the Texas hill country by a river in a small town and I had some coworkers over tonight. One of them hadn't seen my river yet and I'd been telling her how awesome it was, but it was raining when they got here. It just stopped raining a little bit ago so we all walked down to the river in the moonlight to check it out. You have to walk down this tree-lined path off the road, which takes a turn and goes downhill to the river. There's a bank on the other side covered with trees that goes back maybe 15 yards from the edge of the water until it reaches a cliff wall that goes up maybe 10 yards and is pretty steep. It's dark but the moon is giving us some light because Texas weather can never make up its mind if it's raining or clear and our eyes have adjusted at this point. We brought a couple beers with us and we're sitting on the rocks talking, my buddy jarrett is sitting across from me with his girlfriend and this new girl is sitting next to me. He's in the middle of a sentence, looking between me and the girl next to me, when he looks back over both of our shoulders, widens his eyes and cuts off what he was saying with "holy fuck" in this really quiet voice. We turn around and I barely have time to register what I'm seeing because it was dark. There was something black about half as tall as the cliff, so 15 feet tall-ish, on these extremely spindly legs noiselessly sprinting through the trees on the opposite bank. I couldn't make out the shape too well but my impression was that it was covered in long hair and its body and head were kind of like a dog looking down, but stretched longer. Most of its height was in its legs, which were really thin. Jarrett turned on the flashlight and shone it across the water at the thing and it stopped moving and turned to look at us. It had humongous eyes that reflected the light from the flashlight. After a split second of this it turned away from us and just scaled the cliff as easily as it was striding across the ground and disappeared from sight. We stared for a second and then we just ran back to my house. We shat bricks over what we saw, and then they all just went home. All four of us saw the thing and we all seemed to be in agreement on what it looked like. I think my heart rate finally went back to normal just before I started writing this, and now it's back up. What happens now? Do I call animal control or something? I don't know what this thing is, if it's dangerous, or what. I don't want to go outside or even look out my window at the trees. Also I didn't score with the new girl and we left like 5 unopened beers on the bank of the river. What the fuck."
What a bloody coincidence. I just found it in the archive.
No. 17545 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 10:29 AM
Personally, I really dig the Flatwoods Monster - there's something just so off about it, and the little homage they get in Majora's Mask unsettled me as a kid. Mothman/"Indrid Cold" is also pretty freaky. Japan has so many really weird, outré cryptids/bakemono, too - like the Akateko, which is a child's head hanging from a tree. What the bally hell, Japan.