A post on Facebook today, and my sharing it with a co-worker, inspired today’s Fab Five. Yes, I believe in monsters. No, I don’t think vampires sparkle. But why are we so quick to dismiss what we perceive as unnatural, even while countless eye witnesses claim their existence? The very definition of a legend is a story handed down with one foot of its origin based on reality and rest… well, we do have wild imaginations.
I have been a fan of cryptozoology since childhood and over the years have collected stories, pictures, and explanations of what ‘doesn’t’ exist. All proof that it does... in its own way.
1) The Kraken
When you see this....
Have you ever seen a bear walk upright for long distances? If not, follow this link, bear walking up right and get back to me. That coupled with this picture of a bear with a balding desease, it's easy to see how people could spot bigfoot all the time and yet we never find bones (that's the sceptic's big argument.) Once the fur and skin are gone, you are left simply with a dead bear. On the other hand remember, large mountain gorillas were thought to be a myth until 1902. Does it seem possible we have a gorilla-like creature undiscovered deep in the woods of our less developed areas? Mmmmmaybe. I lean toward mutant bear, myself.
The truth behind the legend? Well, I have a girlfriend with an alergy to sunlight. She actully breaks out in a rash if exposed for any length of time. The poor woman wears long sleeve shirts in summer. Good thing the summers are typically short here in the Great North West.
Secondly, the medicinal practice of drinking fresh blood has been practiced through the ages. Thank goodness for modern science, huh? Give me a shot, thank you very much.
The unnatural event has already occurred. The only variable is how we explain it…"Monster".