New cryptid on the block?

Pale, naked human-like creature crawling close to the ground.
Limbs seem unusually skinny/ long.
Stench of blood/ copper/ rotten flesh/ other horrible things.
Mimics sounds, voices, sometimes a whole person.

What is this?
Most stories I’ve read about this new (?) cryptid were posted on reddit under Skinwalkers. Is it a skinwalker though?
Something seems off.
There are similarities. The stench, the mimicry.
But still. Something isn’t right here. Continue reading New cryptid on the block?

Lake Monster coming up for air again

Statue of Storsjöodjuret in Östersund by Lake Storsjön

Sweden’s most famous lake monster, “Storsie” or Storsjöodjuret, has been making headlines again. This time the legendary beast said to dwell beneath the waves of Lake Storsjön may have been caught on video by a group of people out to watch the sunset.
Storsjöodjuret seems to pop up every now and then, to the bewilderment of eyewitnesses and patronizing amusement of others.

In 2009 the below photos were taken by eyewitnesses of the alleged beast.


In 2011 this photo was taken:

In 2013 a witness saw something yellowy-beige slithering through the water like a snake:

So, what do we think? Is there anything in the lake and if so, what?

If I was a cryptid, where would I come from?

Cryptids come in many shapes and sizes. Colors vary, skin texture, fur or no fur, sometimes scales. Some cryptids crawl, some swim, some fly, but most sightings tend to involve cryptids with a certain similar characteristic, namely bipedalism.
Barring lake monsters and the occasional Mongolian Death Worm, most sightings seem to be of something with two legs, just like us humans.
Bigfoot, dogman/werewolves, the real chupacabras (not the US ones…), the Jersey Devil, goatmen… Even Mothman is bipedal when you think about it.
What could be the reason for this?
I don’t know, but I have three theories. They may all come across as a tad flaky but seriously, we’re dealing with things that seem to be coming straight out of people’s nightmares. I don’t see how you could possibly explain them in a cold, rational manner, unless you simply decide that all the thousands of eye witnesses are lying/ hallucinating. Which wouldn’t be an explanation at all but a cop out.
Continue reading If I was a cryptid, where would I come from?

RIP Rik Mayall

After months of just reading an awful lot I have plenty I’ll need to write about soon, but first I need to write a post about one of my all-time favorite comedians who passed away on June 9.

Oh Rik! Rik! Cherry pick! (as in Oh Neil! Neil! Orange peel!)
No, I’m not the People’s Poet he was. I just need to say something about his passing.

  It’s hard to remain solemnly sad when thinking about Rik. Scenes of him start playing in my head. So many scenes, so much brilliant comedy.
Thinking there will never be anything more is saddening to a point where I almost loose my breath, but even this feeling is outweighed by the gratitude I feel for everything he gave us, everything he left us with.
56 are not enough years on this planet, unless you’re Rik Mayall and managed to do more in that time than others who live to be 100.
Rik was pure energy, genius, brilliance.

I could post thousands of clips of Rik being awesome, but I’ll pick this one because I’m sorta in it… (if anyone gets that you win a green tractor in the color of your choice…) and because it’s hilarious, of course.

You have your passport to complete and utter freedom, Rik.
Carpe mortem – seize death.

Rik Mayall obituary