Argopelter The Argopelter is a mythical fearsome critter said to inhabit hollow trees of the conifer woods from Maine to Oregon.
Axehandle hound The Axehandle Hound, is an American fearsome critter of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ball-tailed cat The ball-tailed cat (Felis caudaglobosa) is a fictional fearsome critter of North America most commonly described as having similar traits to that of a mountain lion, except with an exceedin...
Bigfoot Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is the name given to a cryptid ape- or hominid-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North Am...
Black dog (ghost) A black dog is the name given to a being found primarily in the folklores of the British Isles. The black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the Devil or a Hellhound. Its appearance was regarded as a portent of death.
Bogeyman A bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man, and pronounced or) is a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults or older children to frighten bad child...
Boo Hag A Boo Hag is a mythical creature in the folklore of Gullah culture.
Burrokeet The Burrokeet (alternative spellings: Burroquite, borokit, borokite, bourriquite) is a "donkey-man" character traditionally portrayed in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
Cactus cat The cactus cat is a mythical fearsome critter of the American Southwest.
Champ (cryptozoology) Champ is the name given to a reputed lake monster living in Lake Champlain, a natural freshwater lake in North America, partially situated across the U.S.-Canada border in the Canadian province ...
Chupacabra The chupacabra (from chupar "to suck" and cabra "goat", literally "goat sucker") is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas, with the first sightings reported in Pue...
Crichton Leprechaun The Crichton Leprechaun (known alternatively as the Mobile Leprechaun or Alabama Leprechaun) is an urban legend and internet meme involving a purported leprechaun seen in a tree in C...
Demon Cat Demon Cat (or D.C.) is the name given to the ghost of a cat which is purported to haunt the government buildings of Washington, D.C.
Dwayyo The Dwayyo, Dewayo, which is "officially" known as Dwayosapientherapsida Australopithecus Rexus, is a cryptid sighted primarily in West Middletown, Maryland, but sightings have also been rep...
Fearsome critters The term fearsome critter is found in early lumberjack folklore for any of the mythical beasts that were said to inhabit the frontier wilderness of North America.
Fur-bearing trout The fur-bearing trout (or furry trout) is a fictional creature native to the northern regions of North America, particularly Canada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and the Great Lakes.
Glawackus The glawackus is one of the fearsome critters, a group of legendary creatures in the folklore and traditions of lumberjacks during the 19th and early 20th centuries in North America.
Hidebehind A hidebehind is a nocturnal fearsome critter from American folklore that preys upon humans that wander the woods, and was credited for the disappearances of early colonial loggers when they fai...
Hodag The Hodag is a folkloric animal of the American state of Wisconsin.
Hoop snake The hoop snake is a legendary creature of the United States, Canada and Australia.
Hudson River Monster The Hudson River Monster or Kipsy is the name given to a reputed lake monster living in the Hudson River.
Iliamna Lake Monster The Iliamna Lake Monster, or commonly referred to by locals as Illie, is a cryptid whose legend has haunted the Alaskan fishing village of Iliamna.
Jackalope The jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore (a so-called "fearsome critter") described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant's tail (and often hind legs).
Jersey Devil The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, United States.
Joint snake A joint snake is a mythical creature of the Southern United States, the myth likely having spread elsewhere.
Marquette Monster The Marquette Monster is a legendary or mythical monster, similar to the hodag, that supposedly lives in and around Marquette, Michigan, USA. It is apparently to be distinguished from (Father) ...
Melon heads Melon Heads is the name given to legendary beings and urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people.
Mothman Mothman is a legendary moth-like creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967.
Nain Rouge The Nain Rouge, French for "red dwarf" or "red gnome" is a mythical creature that some believe originated in Normandy, France, as a type of lutin.
Old Scratch Old Scratch or Mr. Scratch is a folk name for The Devil in the local legends of New England and pre-Civil War America.
Piasa The Piasa or Piasa Bird is a Native American dragon depicted in one of two murals painted by Native Americans on bluffs (cliffsides) above the Mississippi River.
Pope Lick Monster The Pope Lick Monster is a legendary part-man, part-goat and part-sheep creature reported to live beneath a Norfolk Southern Railway trestle over Floyd's Fork Creek, in the Fisherville area of L...
Rougarou The rougarou (alternately spelled as Roux-Ga-Roux, Rugaroo, or Rugaru), is a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities linked to European notions of the werewolf.
Sewer alligator Sewer alligator stories date back to the late 1920s and early 1930s; in most instances they are part of contemporary legend.
Shunka Warakin The Shunka Warakin (also shunka warak'in) is an animal mentioned in American folklore that is said to resemble a wolf, a hyena, or both.
Sidehill gouger Sidehill gougers are North American folkloric creatures adapted to living on hillsides by having legs on one side of their body shorter than the legs on the opposite side.
Skunk ape The Skunk Ape, also known as the Swamp Ape, Stink Ape, Florida Bigfoot, Myakka Ape, and the Myakka Skunk Ape, is a hominid cryptid said to inhabit Florida, as well as North Carolina and Arkansas...
Snallygaster The snallygaster is a mythical dragon-like beast said to inhabit the Blue Ridge Mountains near Braddock Heights, Maryland.
Snipe hunt A snipe hunt is a type of practical joke that involves experienced people making fun of credulous newcomers by giving them an impossible or imaginary task. The snipe hunt may be assigned to a target as part of a process of hazing.
Splintercat The splintercat (Felynx arbordiffisus) is a legend and fictional animal in the United States.
Squonk The Squonk is a mythical creature reputed to live in the Hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania.
Tailypo Tailypo is a creature of North American folklore, particularly in Appalachia.
Teakettler The Teakettler is a legendary creature from American folklore with origins in lumberjack culture, specifically the lumber camps of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Thunderbird (mythology) The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture.
Two-Toed Tom Two-Toed Tom is a legendary alligator in the Southern United States who terrorized swamp residents along the Alabama-Florida border.
Wampus cat The Wampus cat is a creature in American folklore, variously described as some kind of fearsome variation on a cougar.