More on the Matter of Supernatural Monsters & Creatures

Effectively, within the wake of the publication of my 2-part article on the U.Okay.’s “Alien Huge Cats” phenomenon, quite a few folks have contacted me asking one thing alongside the traces of: “Does this imply you suppose all creatures that fall beneath the banner of Cryptozoology are supernatural?” The reply to that query is “No, I don’t.” As I identified in part-1 of the ABC phenomenon article, there are legitimate, wholly down-to-earth causes as to why individuals are seeing Alien Huge Cats within the U.Okay. However, as I famous in part-2, there are some instances which can be a lot weirder and which can be very tough to elucidate with out bringing the world of the supernatural into the matter. So, I believe there are two points right here: one is that some ABCs are supernatural and others are escapees from personal enclosures, or pets that received out of hand, and so on. And, I see that “two sides” angle in relation to different so-called “cryptid” creatures too. Let’s check out just a few examples.

There are, for my part, what we would time period “unknown apes” in numerous elements of the world. Considered one of them is the Yeren of China. It’s described as being a big, ape-like animal that even towers over Bigfoot – and that’s saying one thing! Now, I don’t for one minute suppose that the Yeren is a supernatural creature. I’d not be in any respect shocked (ought to we ever get the proof, after all) that the Yerens are literally surviving pockets of a large ape often called Gigantopithecus. Up till its (presumed) demise a whole lot of years in the past, it roamed the very areas the place the Yeren is seen to today. The identical goes for the Orang-Pendek of Sumatra. It’s very a lot a scaled-down unknown ape; actually nowhere close to the scale of the Yeren. And, with regards to the character of the Orang-Pendek, I see zero purpose to counsel that it has even the remotest supernatural facet hooked up to it. Then, there’s Bigfoot. Right here’s the place my views change.

The overwhelming majority of all Bigfoot studies are of fleeting sightings of the creatures. They’re fairly often encountered late at night time, racing throughout roads, or roaming by way of huge woods. Most Bigfoot studies (actually, the overwhelming majority) don’t have even a single supernatural element hooked up to them. However, right here’s the vital factor: there are a small physique of studies which can be suggestive of a magical angle to Bigfoot. The late Rob Riggs (the writer of a wonderful Bigfoot-themed e-book, Within the Huge Thicket) was somebody who got here to imagine that Bigfoot was excess of simply a big, unidentified ape. Rob, who I received to know as a good friend, obtained quite a few instances from Texas’s aforementioned Huge Thicket which concerned Bigfoot creatures surrounded by unusual, glowing, balls of sunshine. There are different instances from the Huge Thicket of a Bigfoot fairly actually vanishing earlier than the eyes of startled witnesses. In 1973, there was an enormous wave of encounters in Pennsylvania by which Bigfoot creatures have been seen on the identical time and site as UFOs. Even the Males in Black have been on the scene in seventy-three.

Some would possibly say that the Loch Ness Monsters are plesiosaurs or large eels. I say “Nope.” There’s a important physique of high-strangeness on the loch. Sure, folks have seen – and reported – creatures that do seem like plesiosaurs or eels. Others, although, have described camel-like animals, large frog-type beasts, tusked monsters, and extra. There was a major quantity of UFO exercise on the loch. Aleister Crowley had a house at Loch Ness (Boleskine Home), and carried out all method of rituals in its confines. Do I believe there’s a great likelihood the Nessies are supernatural shape-shifters? Sure, I do. However, does that imply all lake-monsters are supernatural? Perhaps. Perhaps not. I’m nonetheless in two minds on that matter. However, there’s little doubt in my thoughts that the Nessies will not be animals in the way in which we perceive issues.

Lastly, there’s the matter of the Dogman, which is coming increasingly to the forefront of Cryptozoology. Some witnesses describe the creatures – usually seen in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio – as resembling large wolves. This has led to the suggestion they is perhaps surviving “Dire Wolves” of instances lengthy gone. Perhaps they’re. However, although, some witnesses have mentioned that the creatures they encountered rose up onto their again legs, giving them an eerie werewolf-like look. The Dogmen lurk round graveyards, Native American land, cemeteries, previous bridges, crossroads – locations which can be all historically linked to paranormal phenomena. If all that individuals have been seeing have been large wolf-like animals, I is perhaps inclined to suppose that, extremely, they actually is perhaps Dire Wolves and nothing else. However, (a) the particular places; and (b) the problem of the creatures going from four-legs to 2 make me suppose that we’re coping with one thing supernatural. So, in conclusion, no I don’t suppose that each one Cryptids are paranormal. However, I do suppose {that a} hell of plenty of them are.

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